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Sanibel for Easter

I had an amazing Easter weekend back home in SWFL. We went to the beach everyday and just reconnected as a family. On Easter Sunday, my mom and I made the trek to Captiva and watched the sunset on the sand with a glass of wine. It was the perfect vacation.

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December Instagram Recap

I said I had a jam-packed November but December was even crazier. I was finishing up work before the break, volunteered at RMHC three times, took a trip to Nashville and celebrated my birthday in Atlanta before heading down to SWFL.

Here are just some of my favorite Instagram posts from the past month!

If you want to see more of my Instagram adventures follow me at @njoben.

Leftover Turkey Soup 12-3-2012, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com  SweetWater 12-7-2013, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com

Left: I started off the month saying bon voyage to my mom and sister who came up to Atlanta for Thanksgiving. Before my mom left, she made me a ton of her delicious leftover Turkey soup.
Right: I also started off the month with a trip to SweetWater with my friends. SweetWater Blue is definitely my favorite beer.

Volunteering at RMHC 1,, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com  Volunteering at RMHC 2, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com

Both of these posts stem from my volunteering at RMHC. I helped organize the trips for work and we went in the afternoon. We baked cupcakes one day and cookies the next. I think the families really enjoyed it!

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker | www.flonmymind.com  Yazoo Brewery, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com

Left: If you read my mini review, you know that I went to the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker this Christmas with a friend. The performance was great!
Right: I went to Nashville for one weekend in December and we went to the Yazoo brewery. It was my first time trying their beer and it was pretty good.

EO Luncheon, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com  Santas workshop at ARMHC, December Instagram Recap | www.flonmymind.com

Left: Here’s a pic of the table decor from my office’s holiday luncheon. I posted the Hot Coco DIY on my blog!
Right: This was a pic from RMHC volunteer day #3. This time I worked in the Santa’s Workshop with my almunae association helping families pick out gifts.

Bday cards | www.flonmymind.com  bday cupcake | www.flonmymind.com

Both of these pictures are from my Birthday. I have some cards on the left and a yummy red velvet cupcake from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory on the right.

Check back later this week for more Instagram pictures!

I’ve decided I’ve posted so much during the holidays that my trip back home deserved its own post.  😀

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August Instagram Recap

Happy September!

I can’t believe it’s practically Fall! College Football started this week and I loved seeing the ‘Canes get an easy win against Florida Atlantic University. We face the University of Florida next weekend and, although we’re underdogs, I’m pretty confident we will be able to eek by with a win (hopefully that doesn’t jinx it). My sister is an UF alum so I think there will be some trash talking this rivalry week.

I haven’t been doing too much this Labor Day weekend. I decided to clean and organize my entire apartment and I’m pretty much done. It is so nice to see clean closets, organized shoes, a clean and organized fridge and a spotless kitchen. I’m going out to dinner tonight with a friend (I’ve already decided I’m getting the Greek salad from Newks) and I hope to hit the Piedmont Park pool tomorrow before the rain hits. What have y’all been doing this Labor day weekend? Tweet me, I want to live vicariously through you, lol!

Now on to what I wanted to ramble about.  I want to start doing mothly recaps of my six favorite Instagram posts from the month. I follow a lot of bloggers on Blog Lovin’ and a good many do weekly recaps of all of their posts. I don’t post too much on Instagram so I think a monthly recap will suit me and hopefully be be fun to read!

If you want to see more of my Insta Adventures follow me @njoben.

green market 2013Painted Post 2013

Left: At the beginning of August I went to the High Museum of Art as a part of “Fulton Free.” I walked from my apartment to the museum and hit the Piedmont Park Green Market on my way. That iced coffee was one of the best I’ve ever had. I have to go back and get some more. It was sweet but not too sweet and super creamy.

Right: I took this picture right when my Painted Post print came in the mail. I won a sorority print from Your Sorority Sister and I think it looks great on my bulletin board. You can also see my little souvenir from the High (they are featuring Dutch Baroque including Vermeer’s “The Girl with a Pearl Earring”) and some more pictures because I’m pic obsessed!

Front Page News 2013 RMHC 2013

Left: In the middle of the month I had a function with my sorority’s alumnae association but before the event some of us went to Front Page News. It was my first time there and I loved it. I love creole/New Orleans style food so it was a great choice in my book. Plus this glass made a pretty insta, if I do say so myself.

Right: I also volunteered at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House this month with my sorority alumnae association. RMHC is our international philanthropy and I love going to the houses to serve meals and do crafts and other fun stuff with the families. For this trip we made breakfast for the house. I truly love going to volunteer and I’m so thankful I got introduced to this charity.

piedmont 2013 blake shelton 2013

Left: I have been going to Piedmont Park to walk a lot this month and this is one of my pictures from my moseying. My front camera on my phone is still broken from Luke Bryan so I have to take pictures using the selfie camera. I like how this one looks almost impressionistic.

Right: I went to Blake Shelton on Thursday and he so good. He is such a great singer and entertainer and was one of the better concerts of the season. Easton Corbin opened for him and I love to see me some Florida country so it was a great night! PS I took this with my real camera and then grammed it.

Do you have a favorite picture you grammed this month? What was August like for you? I’d love to hear about your month (and see an insta or two) in the comments!

Read my Guest Post on Your Sorority Sister!

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Read my Guest Post on Your Sorority Sister about taking great pictures for Bid Day! I am still very involved in my sorority (Read my post about Bid Day as an Alum) and thought these tips would be great for collegians and all the PR chairs out there (not just ADPi). Here’s just a taste of my post…

It’s hard to believe that Bid Day is practically here! Some schools are starting recruitment this week! Cue panic… But the one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is getting great Bid Day pictures. Here are some tips to get the best shots during your celebration.

Visit Your Sorority Sister to read more and find out my favorite tips and tricks for great Bid Day photography!

Have you read my post already? What are you tips and tricks for great Bid Day pictures? Let me know in the comments below!

Thin Mint Cupcakes, Recipe Included!

These cupcakes were AMAZING! They definitely had me thinking I could open a cupcake shop. I call these my dream cupcakes cause I pretty made them up then I decided they were possible and I wanted to try them.

These cupcakes are super easy to make because I used a box cake mix and store-bought frosting. I brought them to work for Badge Day because it isnt a party with a sweet treat!

Thin Mint Cupcakes:

Ingredients:

  • Devil’s Food Cake Mix (don’t forget about what it needs)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (your preference)
  • 8 Thin Mint cookie
  • Box of Andes Mints
  • cupcake wrappers and cupcake pans
  • food coloring
Florida On My Mind- Cupcake Prep

The cast of characters (minus the food coloring and thin mints)

Florida On My Mind Thin Mint Cupcakes

Make cake mix according to package instructions and add a good handful of chopped Andes mints.

Don't these look amazing?!? A few may have been taste tested before baking.

Don’t these look amazing?!? A few may have been taste tested before baking.

When the batter is ready fill the liners 1/2 way and then add 1/2 of an Andes mint. Cover the mint with batter and bake according to cake mix directions.

When the batter is ready fill the liners 1/2 way and then add 1/2 of an Andes mint. Cover the mint with batter and bake according to cake mix directions.

Now they're ready to top. Mix frosting with food coloring until you get the color you want. Add crushed cookies (reserve some for topping) and start frosting!

Now they’re ready to top. Mix frosting with food coloring until you get the color you want. Add crushed cookies (reserve some for topping) and start frosting!

Top cupcakes with reserved cookies and some Andes mints and then try not to devour them all!

Top cupcakes with reserved cookies and some Andes mints and then try not to devour them all!

Have you experimented with cupcake recipes? What’s your favorite sweet treat to bake? Let me know in the comments!

 

#InstaTuesday

For all of my new followers (I’m ECSTATIC that y’all are here), normally I post some of my best Instagram pictures from the past week on Tuesdays, hence #InstaTuesday.

 

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It was a dreary day back to Atlanta after my long Floridian break with my family.

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Midtown Atlanta mixed with a touch of whimsy.

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This is hanging on my front door. This single gal is in the Valentine’s spirit. #TextMe

#InstaTuesday Week 3

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This is a throwback from my Thanksgiving vacation to Sanibel. I took this picture of the seagulls and forgot about it. I then uploaded it with the Kelvin filter.

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First (of many) gifts to myself. My birthday is next week, so I thought I’d add some decor to me room. I got this from My Pink and Green Garden on Etsy.

I went to a cooking class in the Fourth Ward and made a Gingerbread house. There is a post to come!

I went to a cooking class in the Fourth Ward and made a Gingerbread house. There is a post to come!

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We had an Hawaiian themed Christmas party today at work. Mele Kalikimaka to all who celebrate!

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I came back to my cube and I found this as a favor. I love fresh pineapple so I definitely will chop this up soon!