Pink Boss Feature

Now that I’ve taken a year to relax after completing my Master’s, I’ve decided to work my way back into the world of freelance writing.

My friend, Vanessa, CEO of Pink Boss, was kind enough to feature me on her blog this month. TWICE. If you’re ever looking for guidance in getting your entrepreneurial idea off the ground, Vanessa is your girl.

Check out my two posts (I made the graphics as well!):

9 Coloring Books for Adults

9 Desk Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

-MA

I’m Engaged!

10985939_10104266403819390_1190843613991050556_oI’M ENGAGED!!

For those of you who don’t know me, Jeff and I have been together for 3.5 years now. We met in Orlando while we were both participating in the Disney Professional Internship Program. He happened to be my downstairs neighbor🙂.

However, we didn’t start dating until the program was complete and I moved back home to Atlanta. We’ve stayed together through multiple moves (on Jeff’s end), jobs and two Master’s degrees (he just defended his thesis!).

We were back in Orlando this weekend for a friend’s wedding and decided to make it a long weekend. Jeff popped the question Sunday, March 22 at our old apartment complex. Naturally, we then went and celebrated with tacos and a margarita.

I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this man!

-MA

A Graduation

I am so excited to announce that I have (FINALLY) completed my Master’s in Public Relations at Kent State University. Two years flew by – although some weeks it didn’t feel that way!

You may view my final portfolio HERE. I’m particularly proud of my paper on The Coca-Cola Company and their WWII PR campaign. As a native-Atlantan, this company will always hold a spot in my heart.

The big question is: What will I do with all my newfound free time? TBD.

-MA

A Summer Update

Hi all,

It’s been a busy summer! My job kicked into high gear this summer with three season premieres in June. Check out what I’ve been working on HERE.

I also started uploading my projects from my Master’s program to my portfolio so that everyone can view my hard work. Don’t let the boring titles scare you off. They’re interesting, I promise! See them HERE.

Hope everyone is staying cool this summer, or more importantly DRY. Georgia has certainly been rainy.

Until next time!

Marianne

A Spring Update

Hey everyone,

I know it’s been forever since I posted on here, but a lot has happened in the past few weeks. I left my job at SweetJack about a month ago and started a new social media assistant position with TNT. I’m very excited for the new opportunity.

I also started a new website called PeachofMind.com. It’s a site devoted to cool product roundups like I used to post on this page. I decided to turn the concept into a website and see if it goes anywhere. Wish me luck and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Last, I had an article published on Little Pink Book last week: 8 Time-Saving Apps for Working Moms. Check. It. Out. Just trying to keep my writing skills in check with a little freelance work.

Graduate school and my new commute are currently kicking my butt, but hopefully I’ll be able to post more in the future. Thanks for the support!

~ MA

10 Cute Aprons

Aprons

Let’s face it — the best part of baking is putting on an adorable apron. Don’t own one? Check out these must-haves!

{1} Anthropologie Cuisine Couture Apron, $32 {2} Paper Source Macaron Apron, $29.95 {3} Crate & Barrel Vera Neumann Canning Apron, $19.95 {4} Jessie Steele Brown & Cream Houndstooth Doris Apron, $33.95 {5} ModCloth Cooking Owl Day Apron, $27.99 {6} Sur La Table Peach Pie Vintage-Inspired Apron, $34.95 {7} Ruche Gardenia Floral Print Apron, $24.99 {8} Pure Home Summer Lemons Bib Gigi Apron and Towel, $38 {9} Williams-Sonoma Whisk Icon Apron, $29.95 {10} Layla Grace Naiya Hostess Apron, $26

10 Jewelry Stands

Jewelry Holders

I recently cleaned out my jewelry collection and decided that I want to display my remaining pieces on a cute stand. Here are just a few options I found while searching.

{1} World Market Bird Cage Jewelry Holder, $26.99 {2} ASOS Heart Shape Jewelry Stand, $25.43 {3} Sears Sunline White Metal Chandelier Stand Tree, $49.98 {4} Urban Outfitters Spinning Ribbon Jewelry Stand, $29 {5} West Elm Cast Metal Jewelry Tree, $29 {6} PBteen Dress Frame Jewelry Holder, $59 {7} Anthropologie Wind-Stem Jewlery Holder, $128 {8} ModCloth In Gate Demand Jewelry Holder, $24.99 {9} Pottery Barn Vintage Metal Jewelry Stand, $39 {10} UncommonGoods Hand Twisted Earring Tree, $30

10 Measuring Spoons

Measuring Spoons

I love cute kitchen utensils almost as much as I love baked goods. These unique measuring spoons are great for a wedding shower, housewarming gift or yourself (obvi).

{1} ModCloth Piquant Resist Measuring Spoon Set, $19.99 {2} Urban Outfitters Gator Measuring Spoon, $24 {3} FredFlare Matryoshka Measuring Spoons, $9 {4} Elizabeth’s Embellishments Black and Cream Measuring Spoons, $20 {5} Sur La Table Progressive Stainless Steel Snap-Fit Measuring Spoons, $17.95 {6} Bed Bath and Beyond “Love Beyond Measure” Heart Measuring Spoons, $2.99 {7} Zulily Hen House Measuring Spoon Set, $15 {8} Anthropologie Dining Room Measuring Spoons, $24 {9} NeatoShop Cupcake Measuring Spoons, $12.95 {10} Williams-Sonoma Chef’n Pinch & Pour Collapsible Measuring Nesting Spoons, Multi Color, $5.95

Corned Beef with Cabbage Recipe

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Corned beef with cabbage is a St. Pat’s tradition in the McGoldrick household. Here’s a recipe for the classic Irish dish.

Recipe modified from Epicurious.

Ingredients:
Serves 6 to 8

  • 4 lbs corned brisket of beef
  • 3 large carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 6 to 8 small onions
  • 1 tsp dry English mustard
  • large sprig fresh thyme and some parsley stalks, tied together
  • 1 cabbage
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. Put the brisket into a saucepan with the carrots, onions, mustard and the herbs.
  2. Cover with cold water, and bring gently to a boil. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  3. Discard the outer leaves of the cabbage, cut in quarters and add to the pot.
  4. Cook for another 1 to 2 hours, or until the meat and vegetables are soft and tender.
  5. Serve the corned beef in slices, surrounded by the vegetables.
  6. Serve with potatoes, a cold Guinness and these delicious chocolate stout cupcakes from Skinnytaste.com.