Through the Lens: March

I can hardly believe that it's April already! 2015 just seems to be flying by and before you know it will be July and time for the wedding. The thought of that gives me a few heart palpitations but we're coming along okay in the wedding planning department. Looking back at March, it was a strange month. There was snow and there was sun. Nick and I tried some new things and at the same time we didn't do much. I always feel bad for March; I want it to be over with as quick as possible because I'm just so ready for spring at that point. But still, going through the photos on my iPhone, I had a good month.

Through the Lens: March

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// Photographer selfie! With the weather warming up, I'm trying to get out with my DSLR and take some pictures when Nick and I go to explore.

// Best part of wedding planning so far: taste testing for the dessert bar. I have a big sweet tooth but I'm not a big fan of cake. Nick is the same way so we decided that it would be fun to have a dessert bar. To make it personalized for us, we're getting treats from our favorite places in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These donuts are from Yum Yum Bake Shop in Warminster, PA (though they have a couple different locations) where Nick and I got donuts from early on in our relationship.

// March was a rough one. On the first day of spring we got three inches of snow. This picture that never made it to Instagram shows March craziness where I'm reading about spring style while burning a delicious-smelling marshmallow fireplace candle during a snow day.

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// There's always a new spot to find in Philly. Nick and I discovered the new-to-us taco spot Loco Pez in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Sangria and tacos, I'm never going home.

// The end of March was the return to my fitness journey. I have a post in my drafts section about the ups and downs of getting healthy, losing weight, and making positive choices for my body and mind and I'm just waiting for the right time to hit publish.

// March was also when I attended my first ever Atlantic City bachelorette party. I got all dolled up in Jersey style and partied until...one a.m. It's hard being in your late twenties! This was the view from our room in the Tropicana. I loved that we could see out over the bay to all those little shore houses.

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// Crossing over the icy Delaware river...another sign of the never-ending winter!

// On my way home from Atlantic City I got stuck in traffic while travelling over the bay. I love the view of the marshes with the casino buildings in the background. Nothing like New Jersey.

// There's finally a good happy hour spot in the suburbs! Brickhouse Tavern opened about a month ago and, while it's a chain, it's nice to have a happy hour spot that's not a Mexican restaurant or overcrowded by college kids.