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Hi there! Welcome to the PMP blog, a journal about my work, life, travels, fashion, and the occasional dessert. Stay a while and say hello!

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I can’t believe we’re entering a new decade! I still remember when 1999 became 2000, and everyone was freaking out about what would happen when that 99 became 00. Another 10 years went by and it was 2009. And this decade we’re about to close brought so much change to my life. I lost my […]

10 Year Recap!

Dec 31, 2019

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If you’re anything like me, you probably do a LOT of last minute gift shopping, and you probably have Amazon Prime all ready for next day delivery (because who can wait anymore, right?). You might already know this about me, but “Gifts” is one of my top 2 love languages, so I thought I’d share […]

Poly’s “Under/Over $50” Gift Guide

Dec 20, 2019

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What a decade it has been. Besides the cliche “finding myself,” which I did, I have to say I learned so much about love. From a toxic five year relationship that ended very badly, to meeting and marrying my dream guy. Here’s what a learned about love in a decade.  1. Love yourself first: what you […]

What I learned about love in a decade

Dec 6, 2019

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As it turns out, wedding nightmares are really a thing. From the moment I got engaged and started planning my wedding, I had nightmares about things like the dress not fitting at all and having to wear toilet paper as my wedding gown, a blizzard in May keeping all my guests from showing up, and […]

Why I Splurged on my Wedding Photographer

Aug 28, 2019

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Friday was my BIRTHDAY!!! I decided to take the whole day, and weekend off, to just celebrate and (over) indulge! My birthday is my favorite day of the year! The second is Christmas! I woke up Friday around 10 am, and my husband and I went out to breakfast, which is probably my favorite meal of […]

Poly’s Bday Month!

Aug 5, 2019

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By the time I turned 30 a couple of years ago, I probably mentioned more than a handful of times that I thought 30 was the new 20. It might have had something to do with me trying to accept I was no longer in my 20s, however, as these two years went by, and […]

Why 30s are NOT the new 20s

Jul 15, 2019

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A year and a half ago RJ (my husband) got offered a really good position in Phoenix. After talking about it we decided it was a good opportunity for him, and so he moved away from me. The position only required a two year commitment, so we knew it wouldn’t be permanent. After a few […]

Our Phoenix Casita!

Jul 8, 2019

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It’s interesting how dreams and plans change over time. I remember trying to figure out what I wanted to go to college for. I had my hopes set on being a personal trainer, but my dad kept telling me to do something with Business. About a week before classes started I switched to Business, and […]

From Corporate to BOSS

Jul 1, 2019

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I can’t believe we’re half way into 2019, and my birthday is right around the corner. I’m turning 33, and feeling like I’m top of the world. I love lists, so I decided to make a somewhat aggressive list of 35 items to complete before I turn 35, which gives me about two years. Aggressive […]

35 before 35!

Jun 3, 2019

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Iceland is truly a magical place. We landed after a six hour flight from Minneapolis, at 6:30am local time. Some car rentals have offices inside the airport, while others, like the one we booked our car with, is a short shuttle ride away. We rented a small car for our 3 days in Iceland so […]

Iceland in 3 Days

May 20, 2019

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