First Day, Happy Birthday, etc.

March 2, 2015

Just quickly popping in quickly today. It's a BIG DAY!

Today is my first day on the new job. Yikes!

Remember my new year's resolution??? That's what I'm repeating to myself all day.

Also, Happy Birthday to my husband! Can't wait to celebrate (again). Love you!

Happy Monday, y'all! Have a great day!

Friday Favorites in Five

February 27, 2015

I've been a little MIA this week over here. This winter weather and snow and ice and work? No work? Who knows? Gets my schedule all messed up! Plus, with the upcoming changes, I've been out of my routine mentally.
But I'm coming back to share some favorite things I've come across this week.
1. This mug. I love the quote!

2. This post by Lauren Conrad. There is some good advice here.

3. This Spicy Whole Wheat Linguini pasta from - made it. Delicious.

4. This room. It reminds me of the beach, which is where I'd like to be right now!

5. What makes everything better? Bacon. I'm adding this recipe to my list to try.

Any big plans this weekend? I'll probably hibernate and try to get my thoughts in order. My brain right now...all over the place! 

Life Lately: Monday Edition

February 23, 2015

Today starts my last week at my current job.

At the beginning of the month, I accepted a position that will take me back to my design roots! I am so excited to start this new journey and get my creative thinking cap back on! With that said, change is always a struggle, regardless of how happy you are about it, and it is a challenge.

Work becomes a HUGE part of your life. You spend the majority of your time there, and you build strong relationships with people. It's difficult to walk away from that. It's hard to say goodbye. You always say, "I'll be back and stay in touch!" but once you move on, that becomes harder to do. You build new relationships and grow close to a new community of people. That certainly doesn't mean you forget the others!

I've made a few career changes in my day - not all of them by choice, some by necessity, but each time it was for the better in one way or another. It was a step in the right direction. Each experience builds on the last, and each time I learn something new about myself and my capabilities. 

Here's to a new chapter, and a new experience ahead! This week will be tough, but I'll get through it. Prayers are appreciated. :)

Happy Monday!