Lunas Cookie Studio

So a little over a month ago I crossed another item off of my 30 Before 30 list! This was my visit to Lunas Cookie Studio in Suwanee, GA. I pass by pretty much every day, so I was excited to finally stop in and give it a try. I had a few things to work on for a website so I figured it would be the perfect place to get some work done.

When I walked in I was the only one there, so I was able to take my time as I stared at the cookies…which are actually macaroons! I was pleasantly surprised! I had a tough time making a decision because this is what my options looked like:

lunas cookie studio

I decided on the Early Gray and Honey Graham & Chocolate Ganache cookies, or macaroons. I also got a hot blueberry lemon tea which is made in-house. Everything was amazing. First, since the tea is homemade it had lemons and blueberries in it. It tasted so fresh! And the macaroons….they were the bomb. They’re a little bit bigger than your standard macaroon (again, definitely not complaining!) and they taste so magical. They’re also chilled so they don’t break apart when you take your 1st bite. I was planning on eating one in the store and one later, but I couldn’t help it and ate both. Whoops.

macaroons

Also, I didn’t get a picture of it, but the store is such a hidden gem. It’s pretty big inside so there are tons of places to sit either with friends or if you want to sit and work by yourself. They have great wi-fi and lots of plugs for charging.

lemon blueberry tea

I’ll definitely be returning to Lunas Cookie Studio because not only is it nearby, but it was just so good…you can’t beat good macaroons! If you’re in the Duluth area, another good macaroon place is Mac Lab…but that’s another post for another day!

Have you been to Lunas Cookie Studio? Do you have another macaroon place I need to check out? Let me know in the comments!

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3 Month Check-In

Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we’re 3 months into my 30 Before 30 countdown! Crazy! So in these 3 months, I’ve checked off a sold 2 items. GREAT! No, it’s okay though because I’ve been working on a lot more, just haven’t gotten to the crossed off part yet.

So what have I been up to? Here’s the update:

1. Go back to Europe

I’ve been tracking flights on Google Flights, I obviously want to find a good deal, but also the more Shaun and I talk about what we want to do to the house, we’re not sure if we want to wait until next year. But then I’m scared if we do that, then we’ll just keep saying that and never go.

2. Get another tattoo!

Still no idea what I’d get…so that’s cool.

3. Go camping somewhere with some awesome views

It’s getting warmer, so hopefully, this will happen before it gets super hot. Or we go somewhere this summer where it’s a tad cooler and won’t be sweating the whole time.

4. Fully understand my 401k, stocks, and all that stuff they don’t teach you in school

I’ve been using the app Robinhood to get stocks. It makes it very easy to understand. And I’ve gotten into cryptocurrency, like everyone else and their mom. Literally, anything I buy in Robinhood or cryptocurrency goes down immediately, so I’ve very good luck.

5. Get a 6-Pack (of abs!!)

Slowly working on this. We go to the gym at least 5 times a week and have been trying to eat better. Shaun and I are already following the low-fodmap diet, but sometimes even with the things, we can eat we don’t feel good. Like not bloated, but just from eating heavy or a lot of things (which could be related to #25).

6. Visit Red Hare Brewing

Not yet…

7. Spend a weekend in Asheville, NC

We were thisclose, but then our plans changed.

8. Get our home office furnished & cozy

0 work on this. I’m fine with that though, there’s been no time.

9. Make our backyard look super awesome

Thanks to the warm weather, we’ve been able to get outside and clean up some tree branches, leaves, and made a firepit! It’s definitely looking better already!

fire pit

10. Pay off all our credit cards

Getting closer! I love watching that number go down in Mint (do you use Mint? if not…get on that!)

11. Visit Golda Kombucha once they open in Atlanta

Well, they’re not open yet…so I just continue to buy from the store.

12. Have tea at Just Add Honey Tea Company 

13. Get cookies at Luna’s Cookie Studio

Not yet. I am assuming they don’t have gluten-free cookies, so this will definitely have to be a planned out cheat day.

14. Go on or at least plan for another cruise

I’ve been stalking websites!

15. Compete in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament

Shaun and I are thinking about competing in the Fuju BJJ tournament at the end of this month!

16. Get better at filming GoPro videos and editing

I finally found an editing software I like better than GoPro’s. I did make this one from our Wisconsin trip this past summer!

17. Take this blog seriously

I’m trying my best! I’ve been using a calendar and planning board to figure out what to post, and have lists to check off for each. I’m also going to be switching to a dedicated blog Instagram, just because it would make things easier. So follow along!

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18. Visit some more states I’ve never been to

Still not sure which states…

19. Post more videos on YouTube (either GoPro videos or vlog-style)

Waiting on #16 for that!

20. Move to a different project at work (I’ve been on the same one for 3 years)

Trying…

21. Be more consistent with my stand-up comedy

I did a few shows earlier this year! That was fun! But that’s slowed down again due to open mic times/locations. They’re so late, and I go to bed so early! *excuse*

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22. Visit more tea rooms in Atlanta

Not in Atlanta, but I did go to one while I was in Florida!

23. Be better at drinking water (I feel like I barely have any water!)

This is…going. Some days are better than others. I’ve been cutting up lemons and infusing water for the week, which helps but I’m still just really slow and bad at this. Any tips are greatly appreciated!

24. Try more breweries in Atlanta

We just keep visiting the same ones. I’ve been to Cherry Street, Wild Heaven, and Good Word, but those are all ones I’ve been to multiple times before.

25. Try different types of food

I’ve been trying Venezuelan food, Korean Barbeque, and Brazilian food!

empanadas

26. Visit Monday Night Brewing

Not yet…

27. Take an improv class

I’ve been looking. I really want to do it at Highwire Comedy, but their sessions have been on weekends that I’m out of town and I don’t want to pay for a class that I’d miss multiple weeks of. I think the next session I should be able to do though!

28. Update my wardrobe

I’ve started pulling stuff out that I can’t remember the last time I wore it. And also stuff that’s now too big (which is awesome, but also annoying because I have to go shopping and I hate clothes shopping with a fiery passion!).

29. Learn how to take and edit phone photos like a boss

I’m loving VSCO and Snapseed. I need to get those angles though!

30. Figure out what I’m good at

Hmm…Well I know I love creating websites, and I’m working on my friend Kelundra’s right now and I am loving it. I also bought a social media marketing class on Udemy, I feel like that’s a huge interest of mine that could be turned into something tangible.

With only 2 out of 30 items checked off, I have a lot to do in the next 9 months, but I know I’ll be able to make it happen! This blog is definitely holding me accountable!

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30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

Today is my birthday! I’m 29. TWENTY-NINE! How does this happen? It feels like I just turned 25, and everyone thinks I’m still 12. What a fun time!
29 begins the dreaded countdown to 30. I have 365 days until 30. That is absolutely insane. BUT ANYWAYS, I’m 29 and feeling fine. (I’ve been waiting to say that!).
I thought it’d be fun (and very Pinteresty of me) to create a 30 before 30 list of things to accomplish during the next year. I’ve been wanting to start this blog, so I figured it will help keep me accountable and get into blogging. I’ll also try to film as much as I can as well since I’ve been having fun with filming and editing videos lately.

30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

1. Go back to Europe (and climb Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh)

2. Get another tattoo!

3. Go camping somewhere with some awesome views

4. Fully understand my 401k, stocks, and all that stuff they don’t teach you in school

5. Get a 6-Pack (of abs!!)

6. Visit Red Hare Brewing

7. Spend a weekend in Asheville, NC

8. Get our home office furnished & cozy

9. Make our backyard look super awesome

10. Pay off all our credit cards (thanks to moving, breaking a lease, and life (I like to keep that 0 balance))

11. Visit Golda Kombucha once they open in Atlanta

12. Have tea at Just Add Honey Tea Company

13. Get cookies at Luna’s Cookie Studio

14. Go on or at least plan for another cruise

15. Compete in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament

16. Get better at filming GoPro videos and editing

17. Take this blog seriously

18. Visit some more states I’ve never been to

19. Post more videos on YouTube (either GoPro videos or vlog-style)

20. Move to a different project at work (I’ve been on the same one for 3 years)

21. Be more consistent with my stand-up comedy

22. Visit more tea rooms in Atlanta

23. Be better at drinking water (I feel like I barely have any water!)

24. Try more breweries in Atlanta

25. Try different types of food (we live in an area where we could try tons of foods from different countries)

26. Visit Monday Night Brewing

27. Take an improv class

28. Update my wardrobe (I feel like I only like a few things, and don’t wear anything else)

29. Learn how to take and edit phone photos like a boss

30. Figure out what I’m good at

After all of this is done and, to celebrate my 30th birthday, I want to have a sleepover with a sloth in Oregon. I’ve been looking forward to that since I discovered it was possible (while Insta-stalking people who have done this and I might have cried a little).

**Once I created this list I realized it’s not all “jumping out of airplanes” and “bungee jump” type stuff, but it’s realistic stuff I want to do within the next year, and I believe I can do! So follow along if you’re interested. I’ll be using the hashtag #klgh30before30, and posting videos on YouTube!