Monday, January 28, 2013


Life really is the craziest thing. 

A lot has happened in the last week. This chick got a promotion! And will be working full-time! Woo!

I was in the process looking for a new job because I needed something full-time now being done with school and because Chris and I are learning to fend for ourselves. I was casually searching here and there for things and was not having any luck so I told myself (last) Monday I would buckle down and really start searching. Well that morning I called into work for a complete different matter of no expectation of a promotion and one thing led to another and my boss said she wanted me to become a supervisor, a site lead, the boss lady (ok she didn't say boss lady but it has a nice ring to it)! Totally what I was not expecting but I told her I'd take it and I am so excited to show them what I got! Thanks life for being all twisted and sad and mean sometimes and then amazing and awesome and holy-shit-i-just-got-a-promotion-and-can-say-i-am-a-boss! It's quite exciting!

In other news...I am in the process of applying to grad school! Another stress....ahhh!!! But I am so excited!!

But the most thing I am excited about right this minute? Chris and I painted our fridge with chalk board paint and I plan to take pictures and show this amazing DIY that is super kick ass!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Young Adult

I knew what to expect but I didn't realize how weird it would be.

Grocery shopping that is.

Sounds ridiculous but I had a minor meltdown on what to buy from the grocery store and how to budget.

I am so used to coming home (mom and dad's home for the past 20 years) with a fridge full of food, cabinets full of spreads and a countertop full of cookies, coffee and the delicious likes. Well the first official day in our place, Chris and I picked up a few of the essential necessities, (like Greek yogurt and fruit and eggs and of course, beer) but all that went so fast. Chris has been working later nights so I have had to fend for myself. I didn't want to go out and (gasp!) spend money on take out but rather spend money on groceries that will last longer than a day. I called Mom, whimpered a bit, "What do I buy?!" "I don't know if I have enough money?!" "Why is this so hard?!" In which she replied, "I am so sorry I am not there, I would go grocery shopping with you, I think you will be fine." I was fine, actually, and surprisingly enough I had, do I dare say? A little bit of fun? I was under budget and only bought what I think we really needed. Like healthy stuff that Chris will be bummed about, or happy depending on the way you look at it!

Though I have been an official adult according to society for the past 7 years, I really only now consider myself a true, young adult. Paying bills (electricity was paid yesterday, rent today), and going grocery shopping and buying toilet paper and paper towels with my hard earned money. Oh it's all so fun (not) but it is a really good experience of what it is like to be "grown up". I commend all of you being able to stay afloat and pay rent and buy groceries and toiletries and nonsense necessities and especially thank mom and dad for taking care of me and never realizing how expensive the real world is!

Well now I do and I'm sure it's going to be one hell of a ride.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year

WOW! Time flies. It's already 2013 and it has been awhile since my last post...

Life has been a bit hectic and full of change but it's an exciting new chapter in my life.

I turned 25 a few weeks ago and I have to say it's quite weird being 25. I suppose it's because I am now that much closer to 30(!!!) but really it's because I am a quarter of a century, what!?

I also finally moved out! Chris and I are beginning to settle in to our new place and everyday it is starting to feel more like home. We have a few DIY projects we plan to do around our place and I promise to show the progress!

I am finally done with my undergrad. It took me a while but it is such an exciting, weird feeling to be done with college. My next goal is to apply and get accepted to grad school!

2013 WILL be a great year! A lot of changes but a lot of good changes. I hope you all have a wonderful new year and I hope you all strive to make it the best one yet!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dressing up your Jewelry

I did some major cleaning today, and one of the tasks I wanted to get through was showing off my jewelry in an eclectic way. In the past I just shoved my jewelry in boxes that held a place but didn't show them off. I found some major inspiration here and decided to give it a try. I am extremely happy with the outcome and it makes my desk and jewelry look dressed up!

 This Buddha figure is actually a drink glass I got from Benihana. The arms up was perfect to place my hair ties and bracelets

I got this reindeer a few years back for my birthday and did not quite know what to do with it. I finally realized it is the perfect place to hang my necklaces, watch and flower clips.

My bracelet collection keeps getting bigger and the wine bottles seemed like the perfect place to show them off. To finish off I placed them on a glass tray with my favorite perfumes and Moroccan Oil.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Ladies, how do you pick yourself up when you are feeling so down?

I keep asking this question to myself, how can I feel better about myself?

Lately I've been obsessed, maybe too obsessed about my body. I was on this healthy track...working out, eating healthy and just seeing the weight I didn't need drop. It felt so good! I was healthy, accomplished, felt energized and really liked what I saw in the mirror...

Then I went to Europe. I had the best time of my life. Exploring, eating, exploring, eating, eating, eating and eating. It didn't hit until the very end, but I gained weight, a good amount of weight, 10 pounds to be exact.

While there it didn't matter to me because I wanted to experience everything and not regret trying the cuisine. Coming back was a different story.

I thought I would just get back into my health routine and the weight would fall off in a week. I was wrong. I've been wrong. Don't get me too wrong though, I've been back into my routine of working out, hard, and eating healthy, yet I am not back to where I was when I left for the trip.

I am so frustrated. Frustrated to the point where I feel like giving up.

I am constantly feeling down, wishing I was back to the lighter person I was prior to leaving, and how upset I am I just can't come to terms with my body now.

I keep pushing myself knowing I will eventually lose the weight I gained from Europe but keep asking myself when?

Everyday I try to see it as a new day and keep a positive mind, but dammit I want my old body back!

Just got to keep moving forward...and just for it girl. We have similar body frames so I feel like this is a realistic goal.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Luster (and sometimes a Lover)

Damn you fall. I mean your weather is lovely, your colors are beautiful, but your new wardrobe can get too expensive! Okay, not like I don't have past season fall clothes, but exactly that, past season. Now that I'm really going to have to save and budget wisely that leaves out all the things I want to splurge on.

I lust, oh every single day of my life. And to add insult to injury the new Free People catalog slapped me across my face with beautiful fabrics. All that I think I need, who am I kidding? Of course I need....and will not get unless I win the lottery or someone decides to take me on a shopping spree. Takers?

A few items that are just so delicious!

I'm usually a black and white kind of gal but I'd love to incorporate these soft colors into my wardrobe.
Images courtesy of Free People

Monday, September 24, 2012

Moving Out

It's happening. I'm finally leaving the nest. It's a bit bittersweet. 

Bitter: I'm so close to my family, I'll miss seeing them everyday.
-All the groceries I want, I will now have to budget
-Change is scary when you've been so used to a place for over 20 years

Sweet: Chris and I moving in!
-Having a cool apartment we get to call our home
-Finally leaving the nest by 25! Such an adult I am.

Chris and I are in the process of finding a place. We're pretty sure the location and style, now it's just finding a place that's available and in our price range, and if all goes well, things will be moving very, very soon.

To a new chapter in my life!