Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Randoms

  • I'm officially moved out of my apartment and am living out of suitcases...we'll see how this goes
  • I only have three more days of my grown-up job left (yay!)
  • I'm excited to spend time with family this weekend before I leave the mainland
  • I'm going to miss waking up and seeing my niece every morning
  • I booked my ferry reservation yesterday...no turning back now!
  • Does anyone know how to blog from your blackberry? Tips would be extremely appreciated
  • I'm nervous to be the newbie again! I feel like I'm going away to college again, yet I will be the only new person
  • I'll be training as a bar tender when I get to the vineyard and also have an interview to be a brand rep for Jack Wills...lots of new things in my future!
  • Each day is still hard. I thought it would get easier, but it is still so new that it is just getting worse. Each day things become more real. I'm hoping that I will be able to heal over the next few months
  • I hope that people like me! (I sound like a first grader, nbd)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Something New

As I'm sure many of you know, I am a lover of anything monogrammed. When I first became engaged it seemed as though everything I saw came with a monogram and I wanted to buy it all! I of course knew that it was bad luck to wear my new initials around before the wedding, and what was the point in ordering something with my old ones when they would expire shortly? Well ladies, I made a big step (in my mind) this week and ordered something monogrammed.

L.L. Bean was offering free shipping this week; how could I pass that up?! So my new bag arrived today and is all ready for the vineyard. Two weeks from today is my last day at work... I'm ready for it to be here now!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mixed Bag

Hi Ladies, hope that you all enjoyed a fabulous weekend. It was insanely warm & humid here this weekend (which I can't complain too much about, considering fall is right around the corner). I helped to host a bridal shower on Saturday for the wedding that I am a bridesmaid for in October. I spent both Friday and Saturday night at my parent's home (the bridal shower was in my hometown) and it was nice to relax and veg with family and our dog George.

Yesterday I started packing. To say this was no easy feet would be the understatement of a lifetime. A) I never thought I would be moving out of my amazing apartment (especially not without Kevin), B) I am moving to the Vineyard during that wierd is it still warm or cold weather- who ever knows how to pack for that?!, and C) I really can't bring a lot with me considering I'll be crashing on a friends couch and then from there who knows. As my friends and family know, I'm a planner. I've grown to be one even more so over the past few years. I like to know what I'm doing, where I'm going, and be appropriately prepared for everything. These next few months are going to be the exact flip-flop of that. I am SERIOUSLY stepping outside of my comfort zone, yet I really am excited about it.

I keep going back and forth with my emotions towards this whole situation and am currently working through the bitter phase. Ugh, this sucks! lol It really does. If any of you have been through something like this, please shed some wisdom on how to get through it. I honestly would never wish this pain upon anyone, and pray that no one I know ever has to go through this.

Half-way through Monday and one day closer to the Vineyard...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ready to Make a Move

1.) Thank you all so much for your kind supportive words over this past week. You have no idea how amazing it is to know that you are not alone in a situation like this.

2.) This is going to take time. Some days will be horrible, others will be okay. I have to accept that time is the only way to make it through this.

3.) I'm ready for a change

A few of you may remember when I almost moved to Martha's Vineyard with my best friend Meaghan a few years ago. It didn't end up happening because I knew the strain that it would cause on my relationship. So I decided to stay in NH and start our life together. I'm finally taking the leap. I haven't been happy in my job for a while and this has made it even worse. I need some time to breath, to be mindless, to have fun. I handed in my letter of resignation on Tuesday and have felt amazing ever since. My last day at work will be September 17th (giving them plenty of time to find a replacement, and guaranteeing that I'm leaving on good terms). That weekend my cousin is getting married in Chatham, MA on the Cape and from there I'll head to the Vineyard.

This is honestly the most spontaneous thing I have ever done! (And to be quite honest, can it even be called spontaneous when I'm planning it out a month in advance? lol) I am a planner and like to know how everything is going to play out. I have no clue what the next few months will hold, and I'm kind of excited for that. It will give Kevin and I the space that we each need to figure out what we want. I told him the other night that if he wants me, he will come to the Vineyard and get me.

I finally joined the big girl world yesterday and upgraded to a blackberry so I will have no excuse not to document all of my ups and downs along the way with you all (we were sharing his laptop so itll take a little while before I purchase a new one for myself).

Excited/nervous/anxious/what the hell am I doing?!/huge weight off my shoulders...'nuff said.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yes, I know that it has been ages since I've posted...but it might be even longer until my next post. I've hit the biggest speed bump of my life this week, and I'm taking it one day at a time. Kevin and I have ended our engagement, cancelled our wedding, and are on a break. He's going through some personal struggles, and is not ready to be a husband. He needs to find himself and figure his life out before moving forward with 'ours'. I don't know if this means that we will have a wedding one day, or if we won't. I never saw this coming or expected anything like this so I am still in a state of shock.

Who knows what the future holds right now. But I am taking this time to be selfish and find my true self as well. I don't know what that means right now or where that will take me at this point.

I am still reading all of your wonderful posts (except for the bridal blogs which I needed to stop following for my own sanity) and will hopefully document this new chapter in my life here with you all.

I have no answers and no clue right now, so please be patient. Literally taking it day by day...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Breaking Out

I am on such a rush/high right now, that I just needed to share it with you all. I have all of these ideas and feelings rushing around in my mind right now about my future, but it can be hard to vocalize them sometimes. I was asked today about what I was basically looking to get out of an opportunity, and I'm proud to say that I put it all out there on the line.

I lived life for so long trying to fit the mold along the golden path, and I realized many years ago that that is just not me. I left college after my first semester of junior year. I think its honestly the best thing I could have done. I know that I am young, but I do have a lot of experience under my belt and a lot of ideas to put out there on the table. I also have a lot of love to give in many retrospects. It felt so great to fully respond saying that I'm looking for something to be passsionate about. I hopefully conveyed my drive and force appropriately.

And you know what? Even if this opportunity does not end up working out, I am so proud of myself for finally breaking out of the perfect shell and showing/sharing what I believe in.

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

How have I not posted about this yet?!

Over the past week and a half two major things have been checked off of the bridal to-do list: bridesmaids dresses and my dress!! I've been monitoring JCrew for a while because although I absolutely loved the dress I picked out for my bmaids, I did not love the price. But luckily last week it went on sale and all of the girls were able to snatch it up with in a 24-hour span!

I am so excited about both the style and color of this dress! I know that pale grey seems to be very 'in' right now, but I am not going the traditional route and pairing it with yellow. I've already purchased their jewelry and while I can't share it with you here (in fear of them spying it early) I can tell you that the necklace is ocean blue colored beads. Since it will be right on the seacoast I think that the pop of blue against the grey will be perfect. It will also coordinate nicely with the groomsman who will be in black tuxes with ocean blue bow ties :)

Now...on to my dress! Like I said a few posts ago, I finally got up enough nerve to go try on wedding dresses. It was so much fun and I honestly don't know why I waited so long. I had gone with one of my sisters and we found a dress that we both fell in love with. I was ready to make the purchase that day! I of course wanted my mom's approval as well as my other sister's so we scheduled another appointment. I was seriously ready to buy that dress and call it a day. It was the San Patrick Bahamas dress:

Hook, line & sinker, this was my dress. Or so I thought. When we got to the bridal boutique (my mom, other sister, and one of my bmaids were there as well) I thought it would be fun to try on more...why not?! The first one I tried on absolutely floored me. And everyone else! It is so different from the above dress, but still so beautiful. I had the hardest time decided between the two. We were honestly in there for three hours going back and forth!

But in the end I decided on the other dress- it is slightly more modern, coordinates better with the bmaid's dress, and has that definite 'wow' factor. It fit like a glove and was in perfect condition so we were able to buy it off the rack that day! Luckily they are holding it for me at the store, otherwise I would be tempted to wear it around our apartment all day. I am so in love with it! I know that my fiance doesn't look at this blog normally, but I'm still nervous about posting it. It's also a San Patrick dress. So if you'd like a sneak pic, shoot me your email address and I'll send it to you. Otherwise you'll have to let the anticipation build for another 10 months!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

List of complete ramblings and wants...

While sitting at my desk the other day, I started to write a list of random thoughts floating through my mind that needed to get out on paper. I'm sure that most of this won't make any sense or mean anything to you....but enjoy.

Want to enjoy the Seacoast summer:
images of tanned legs & feet,
beach wavy hair,
summer dresses & flip flops
Lending a helping hand.
Out & about.
Adirondack chairs.
Being completely real and feeling free.
Clean, crisp colors.
Living in the moment.
Letting my creativity flow and seeing where it actually takes me.
Want the feeling I have on the Vineyard - that life is good.
Drinks on the decks.
Real friends.
Putting as much effort into my relationships as I am expecting to get out of them.
Love the life you live.
Happy Wednesday all...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Traveling in style

Since Kevin and I are going for a New England style wedding, what better way to portray that message than through transportation? Instead of renting limos or fancy cars, we've decided to rent a local trolley. Trolley services/tours can be found everywhere on the seacoast during the summer. I love the look of trolleys and think that we could get some really great bridal party shots through the windows. Its something different and I think that people will love it.
What do you think?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What to do when you don't have a clue...

I know that I have been slacking on the blog posts lately, but I've been stuck in a bit of a rut. I love reading about everyone's wonderful day-to-day happenings, but in reality we all go through stormy times. It can feel pretty lonely thinking that you are going through this by yourself, but in reality most people deal with personal difficulties all the time. So I'm going to come right out and say it: I have depression and anxiety issues. They came to a head my junior year in college and I've learned to live with the fact that I will be dealing with them my entire life. It's the hand I was dealt and there's no getting around it.

There are certainly times when things are at their worst and others when things are at their best. Well, lets just say that right now is not exactly a 'high point' for me. I left a cushy job after almost three years for something that I truly believed I was meant to do. Things were switched around quickly, and I was then shuffled into something else. Something else, that at the moment, I am currently hating. I've only been in this position for three months and cannot believe that I am already considering trying to find something else. I hate that I might have a random blimp on my resume that will haunt me down the road, but I also hate this feeling of not being happy. I was reading this a few weeks ago, and it really struck a cord with me. Especially # 14:

Let your passion shape your profession. You know that thing your dad says? “If work wasn’t hard, they wouldn’t pay you to do it.” Please. There are professional rock stars, astronauts, puppy trainers, and bloggers.

I'm too young to be wasting away my time. The catch though- what would I rather be doing with my time? I haven't got a clue. I tried making a list of qualities I would want in an ideal job, but they aren't pointing to one specific thing. The listed included things like helping others, having a creative outlet, not being at a desk from 9-5, interacting with others, having fun, taking pride in my position, possibly traveling, etc.

After working out some of the medical effects of this low point, I still haven't dealt with the underlying cause of just plain being unhappy. I'm young enough that I feel like its okay to be selfish and try something new for the fact of having fun, but I'm still at a loss.

When you've hit a crossroads in your life, how were you able to deal with it? What steps did you take to improve things? I'm in need of some serious advice here ladies. Thanks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dress Update

First off, I want to say a big THANK YOU!!!! to Kari for sending me some encouragement to try on wedding dresses now. I went last night, and am so happy that I did. I think I found the one!!

Only one of my sisters was able to make it so the two of us were able to go through the racks like mad women. I must have tried on at least 20 dresses. It honestly is like playing dress-up all over again! At first, every dress I tried on was nice but they just weren't wowing me. I was really nervous that I wouldn't find one that I absolutely loved.

It was one of the last dresses I tried on, and let me just say- I totally had that 'wow' moment. The fact that I didn't want to take it off was definitely a good sign. My sister kept reiterating that the dress just screamed 'me'. I'm getting excited all over again just thinking about it!

I made another appointment for the 10th to go back with my mom, my other sister and possibly some bmaids. I just hope that they love it as much as I do!

Friday, June 18, 2010

We made it!!

We made it through the week people!! Only a few more hours and it is officialy the weekend! This week has actually gone by relatively quickly, so there's really nothing to complain about. But no matter how awsome a work week has been, a non-work weekend will always trump it :)

What's on the schedule for this weekend you ask?

Hopefully lots of dancing! We have wedding number 2 this weekend and I'm hoping that it will be just as fun as all of the others. Kevin's cousin is getting married on Saturday and it'll be nice to cut-loose and dance the night away with his (and my soon to be) family.

Ahh if only we all could pull off the chic sheet look so effortlessly...

Happy (almost) weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wedding Dress Conundrum

So here's the question on the table: now or later? I know that for many brides one of the first things on their list is to buy their dress. Me being me you would have thought it would be purchased by now. Truth be told, I've only gone to try on dresses once in 10 months that I've been engaged (and we all know how poorly that went). I knew in the beginning that I had time on my side so there were no worries. Well folks, we're now 11 months out (thank you reminder email from the knot on Monday :))and it feels like the last thing I want to do right now. Manly because every bride wants to feel gorgeous & svelt on their wedding day. Let's just say there's nun o' that going on over here.

I'm worried that if I go shopping and choose a dress based on how I look now, I'll miss out on something spectacular that will look great on me in a few months. Am I crazy?

I've started running every day which has helped to shed a few pounds, but I have more than just a few pounds to go. I had a shock to my system when I entered college and I've never fully gotten back to where I want to be. I know that its insane to try and reach a goal of high school weight, but I want to reach of goal of just plain feeling great.

So should I just bite the bullet and start trying things on now? Or is it okay to wait until say August (8 months out)?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"The List"

As promised, here is "the list". Not everything is definite, it will depend on if I have time to get to it (or if it fits in the budget). It is also broken down into sections (can you tell I plan things for a living? lol). I would love to hear any and all advice from you out there!

  • Programs
  • Something to hold the programs
  • Flowers for program table
  • Pomander balls on pews
  • Vases with hydrangeas mimicking centerpieces on the altar intermixed with candles

Cocktail Hour:

  • Family wedding photos
  • Oars as guestbook
  • Flowers for guestbook & gift tables
  • Card box
  • Flowers for bar & cocktail rounds
  • Framed seating chart
  • Monogrammed cocktail napkins
  • Moss covered M & K for doors into cocktail area


  • Hydrangea vases on tables, fabric covered stands, votives & holders
  • Table numbers
  • Menu Cards
  • Cake stand
  • Flowers for cake topper
  • Favors


  • Flowers for MOB & MOG
  • Pomander ball for flower girl
  • Ring bearer pillow
  • Boutonnieres
  • Bouquets for Bride & Bmaids
  • Bow ties for Groom, Groomsmen, FOB & FOG
  • Invitations, Save the Dates, etc.

Wish me luck!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


First off, I just want to say thank you for all of the support regarding my last post. You are all wonderful and have no idea how great it felt to read your kind words. And secondly....Kevin got a job!!! And at our amazing alma mater no less!! I'm so happy for him. And so happy that he's happy! He doesn't have to start until July 1st, so he still has a few weeks of vacation. It will be nice for him to actually enjoy his time off now that he doesn't have to scramble for a new job. God works in miraculous ways, and I know that this is where Kevin is meant to be right now.

Things have been a little stressful lately with all of the changes going on. We were wondering if we would have to cancel our dream wedding and opt for something smaller, or push the date back, etc. We decided though that we could still have our dream wedding, just on our reality budget lol. I've done a lot of research, and the good thing is that time is on our side. I already knew that I wanted to do a lot of DIY projects for our big day. I'm a DIY kind of person anyways, and I wanted to incorporate a lot of personalization into our wedding. Now...we'll just be doing more of it! Be prepared for lots of upcoming posts on DIY ideas and projects. I've been scouring the blog world like crazy for inspiration. There really is no place better to look for it!

The main project that we have decided to take on ourselves will be our flowers. Not use an actual florist...are we crazy?! Well, looks like it folks. I've been doing some research and it seems that a lot of you out there are doing the same thing. I'll be able to purchase all of the flowers and materials for our bouquets, centerpieces, etc. at about 25% of the cost to go through a florist. To me, this seemed like a no brainer. I know that it will not be a piece of cake, but with careful planning and preparation I know that I can do it.

I found this picture on JL designs and fell in love. It is so simple and classic, yet works perfectly. And even better, they simply covered blocks with fabric themselves to create the stand! Sounds pretty simple to me! This is definitely my inspiration for our centerpieces, and I know that I will be able to pull it off.

I knew that I wanted to use hydrangeas to begin with, so this seemed like the perfect idea! Hydrangeas are not only beautiful and classic, but they are large enough that it wont take many of them to fill a vase and they are relativly inexpensive! I also had a thought of borrowing tall vases from family and friends instead of buying 15 or so new ones. I like the idea of each one being a little different as long as they are all generally the same height and width. I have a feeling that it will not be a problem rounding them up, and it will be a great use of resources!

I have a long list of the projects that we need to start looking into. Be prepared for that post tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Learning to let go...

Learning to let go and trust in God has been a big life lesson for me over the past year and a half. I've always believed in the back of my mind that God will lead me in the right direction, but lately it has been front and center. Every time that I've raised a difficult time upto God, he has placed right where I should be. So many times throughout our daily lives do we try to control every little detail. As I grow older though, it seems that there are certain things that cannot be controlled. Certain things just need to run their own course. Now that Kevin and I are starting our lives together, so many what-ifs are coming into the picture. Not only regarding the wedding, but our future lives together.

Well I have now come upon another circumstance that I cannot control and I need to raise up. Kevin has left his job after some very hard contemplation. He was in a place that he just could not support the decisions that were being made. I love him so much for staying true to himself, and standing up for his morals. We both know that it was the right decision, but it still comes at a very difficult time. He is such a wonderful person and has so many amazing qualities to offer, and I just need to trust that God will lead him in the right direction.

Even though I know that this is what I should be doing, its difficult not to freak out. Freak out about bills and our now one income family, freak out about all of the weddings that we are attending this summer and the funds to support that, and lastly freak out about the $$ for our own wedding. Woah Meghan, breathe...

I needed to get all of that out. I also need to let it all go. Please Lord help me to trust in you and know that you never give us more than we can handle.

On a lighter note-is anyone else ready for the holiday weekend?!?!?!

Hello Summer!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here this week and I am LOVING IT!!!! Last summer was such a dissapointment with all of the rain, so I'm hoping that this week is a prelude to a wonderful beach season.

Today my company rented out an ice cream truck and gave each employee a ticket for one free ice cream of their choice. I felt like a five year old! I was so excited! I honestly can't remember the last time I ate from an ice cream truck. I decided to go with old reliable, a teenage mutant ninja turtle pop!

Do you remember these?! Even though I no longer can partake in summer vacations like the good ol' days, this special treat definitely helped to jog my memory of how awsome it was to be a kid :)

P.S. And the best part...it was only 100 calories! You can't beat that!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Recent Happenings in the Life of SB...

Where to begin, where to begin...

  • Well, I started the amazing new job that I previously posted about. And then, three weeks later...they offered me a promotion at another one of their properties. To say that things have been a little crazy for me lately would be the biggest understatement of my life! I was just getting into the routine of my new position when BAM, time to start training all over again lol. It's a wonderful opportunity and I truly am thankful. Its the position I was hoping to get in 2 years...not expecting it in 3 weeks. Here's hoping I can pull it off!

  • I've been gearing up for wedding season! If I thought last summer was busy with events, that was childs play compared to this year. We have 7 weddings this summer. Yes, 7! And don't forget about all of the bridal showers and bachelorette parties that go along with those! Three words will sum up my 2010 summer: Hectic, Fabulous, & Expen$ive lol. I've already attended two bridal showers and will be attending the first wedding next weekend!

  • Along with wedding season, I had a friend who asked that I make some clutches for her bridal party. Her wedding is next weekend, and I'm really hoping that her girls like them. I'll make sure to post pics of what they look like!

  • K and I have been spending lots of time with our families. I cannot get over how big my niece has gotten! It's insane how much babies grow within their first few years. I was looking at pictures of her last night at this time last year and its mind blowing. She was a baby then, she is most definitely a toddler now. My favorite thing in the entire world is hearing her call me "M". Love, love, love it!!!

  • Turning 24! For some reason 22 & 23 were really hard ages for me to swallow. They sounded so "adult" in my mind and I still wanted to be living the fun college life! I'm very glad to say that turning 24 was exactly the opposite. I was ready for 24. So many things changed in my life during 23 that I was prepared for the next step in my life. I now feel like a true adult and I'm ready to recognize that! Cheers to the next year!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Back to Monday!

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had fabulous weekends! We had some beautiful weather here so it was great to soak in a little sun.

I took a half day on Friday (since I had to work on Easter) and was able to meet Kevin for lunch. Its so nice working so close to eachother! We also picked up a house-warming gift for our friends that we visited on Saturday. They just bought their first home and its located about 1/2 mile from the beach. Lucky, lucky! We thought a beach-themed gift would be perfect. So we got them a big lobster pot, lobster crackers, lobster pickers, a cute bucket for the shells, lobster themed dish towls, and an Orka. We figured that the only way to round out the gift was to buy lobsters on our way upto seeing them! So Saturday morning we stopped at the lobster pound and picked up some delicious lobsters and steamers. Nothing says summer to me more than lobsters.

We had a great afternoon catching up and seeing their new place. We even walked down to the beach for a bit. It felt like we were officially kicking off the summer season! I know that spring is still in the air, but summer is definitely around the corner!

Yesterday we just hung out and relaxed. Hope that you all had a great weekend as well. Now back to Monday again!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stuck in a Rut

Hey Everyone,

As I'm sure you've noticed I've been extremely MIA lately. I don't know what it is. Nothing really has come across my mind in regards to good blog posts, and the rest of me is kind of stuck in a rut. I love my new job, but my days are much longer. By the time I get home I am completely exhausted. All I end up doing each night is eating dinner and hitting the hay extremly early. Only to wake up and do it all over again. I can't even remember the last time I worked out- 3 weeks ago maybe? Way to go Meg, really putting that unlimited Zumba pass to good use!

But seriously, I am always exhausted. No matter how much sleep I get it's never enough. I have no motivation and would rather be a bum than do something productive with my free time. Its so annoying but I can't seem to break the cycle. I'm hoping that something will inspire me within the next few days to give me a quick kick to the tush...

Until then, I'm here. Reading & loving all of your posts, just lacking inspiration for mine. I'll let you know when I'm back on the upswing ladies...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I apologize for being MIA!!! Its been really busy with the new job so I have had as much time to draft some fab blogs for you all. But don't worry, I've still been reading all of yours! Hopefully I will be back in the swing of things soon. (And with all this rain there hasn't been too much to chat about. But its supposed to be in the 70s this weekend! Here's hoping!)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Anyone else obsessed with...

I am love love LOVING the new show Kell on Earth! Is anyone else as obsessed with this as I am? I love the insane dynamic of their office. Steph V. is definitely my favorite- hardworking, dorky and fun...what more could you want?!

If you haven't checked it out, you need to! Trust me, you'll love it :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

A new kind of style

One of the perks of my current job is that the office dress code is business casual....very business casual. I could probably wear jeans every day if I wanted to. That's what you get at a non-profit! For my new position though, I will need to wear suits everyday. Quite the step-up! Any time I've needed a suit for an interview or whatnot I've just borrowed one from my mom. The perk of her working at Ann Taylor Loft for a number of years is that she has the best closet! And we're the same size! I'll need to borrow a few of her business type pieces until I'm able to go out and basically buy a new wardrobe, but I've been looking into some suits and have come up with some favorites. I'd love to hear some feed back from you all though regarding your favorites and some good places to hit up.

I of course love this JCrew suit in both khaki & navy.

I also like this Banana Republic suit in both the tarnished steel & black.

I'll probably be buying the coordinating skirts & dresses for any suit that I buy to get more options from the ensemble. So if any of you have any tips for great fitting suits or any other business wardrobe tips I'd love to hear them!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I might need to congratulate myself with this...

I've had my eye on the Marche Satchel from JCrew since it came out a little while ago. It might need to be my congratulatory gift to myself for my new job. And its on sale! Doesn't get much better than that!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I am so very fortunate to be able to drive up to this beautiful place every day (starting in two weeks)...And to look out over this beautiful harbor every day (once again, in two weeks)...

Thank you Lord for this wonderful opportunity! I feel truly blessed to be on the path to my dream career. Eeeek!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

SO excited!

Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes....because they have definitely been answered! Although I was not offered the position last month, I was offered a position on Friday!!!! I will be working in the catering and sales office of an absolutely fabulous restort! I am sooo excited! It is a very historic and famous spot that I am so happy to be working at. I start in two weeks! More info to come, just wanted to share my excitement with you all! :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

What a night...

With wind speeds upto 90 mph last night, it was quite a night. Here are some photos of the beach this morning- or more like the ocean...there was no sign of an actual 'beach'...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thought Bubbles of the Day

I have been pigging out waaaaay too much lately. If I'm ever going to look good in a white dress I need to change this ASAP.

I am so ready for summer to be here. Like now.

I going through a wierd hair funk. Its at a wierd length because I'm growing it out and I hate it. Hopefully it will grow, grow, grow, quick, quick, quick.

Kevin and I had a great weekend of nothingness with some amazing friends.

I'm really hoping that a new opportunity will open up for me. Saving for the wedding on my current salary is not so much of a good time.

Is it Friday yet?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blog Sale!!!- Updated Prices!

My closet was in need of a serious clean-out. Here are the first batch of items that I am ready to part with. Everything is in great condition, I just don't wear it all often enough. Why not find someone who will?! If you are interested in purchasing any items, please email me at summertimebeauty@gmail.com. All transactions will take place through Paypal. Happy Shopping!!

(I apologize for the poor quality of pictures and the water lens stains in the photos. I am in DESPARATE need of a new camera. Trust me, there are no actual spots on any of the items.)

JCrew Navy Scottish Dog Wellies Size 7- $15.00 OBO

Brown Rampage Stacked Heels Size 8 (only worn once)- $15.00 OBO

Seven For All Mankind Boot Cut Jeans Size 29- $30.00 OBO

Gap Boot Cute Size 6 Jeans- $20.00 OBO

Ann Taylor Loft Skinny Fit Jeans Size 4- $20.00 OBO

(There is some wear on the back of the bottoms)

Ann Taylor Loft Trouser Jeans Size 4- $20.00 OBO

2 JCrew tops both size small (pink turtleneck & orange pintuck tee)- $20.00 for both or $10.00 each
Ralph Lauren Cream Colored Sweater Size Medium- $15.00 OBO
Ann Taylor Loft Navy/Blue Striped Sweater Size Small- $15.00 OBO

Gap Turquoise Sweater Size Small- $15.00 OBO
Gap Cream Sweater Size Small- $15.00 OBO

Ann Taylor Loft Red Zip Neck Sweater Size Small- $15.00 OBO
Michael Kors Key Hole Tank size 6- $15.00 OBO

Ann Taylor Loft Tweed Khaki Pants Size 4- $20.00 OBO
Ann Taylor Loft Black Tie Neck Sleevless Sweater Size Small- $15.00 OBO

3 JCrew Silk Tanks All Size 4 (Brown, Pink, Cream)- $45.00 for all 3 or $15.00 each

Gap Grey Pinkstripe Trousers (Pale Pink Pinstripe) Size 6- $20.00 OBO
Ann Taylor Loft Maroon Tie Neck Silk Top Size 6- $15.00 OBO
Express Brown Shirt Dress Size 6- $35.00 OBO
Ann Taylor Loft Black & White Check Blazer Size 4- $25.oo OBO
Gap Blue Wool Toggle Coat Size Small- $35.00 OBO

Keep Your Eyes Peeled...

....for my very large upcoming blog sale! I will be posting things this evening and tomorrow!

A Current Favorite

I have always been a fan of yogurt, but have viewed it as more of a take it or leave it type of food. Lately I've been stocking up when grocery shopping and loving the taste of greek yogurt. It has a thicker consistency than regular yogurt, so I've heard that it takes some people a little getting used to. My favorites are the Chobani Blueberry and Pomegranate. Its all natural which is another great quality. I love to have it as a snack or even treat myself to some as dessert!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Time flies...

How could you not love this face?!

My niece Maeve will be 16 months at the end of February. Where did the time go?? It was my sister's birthday over the weekend so we headed to my parent's house to celebrate. She is so adorable that I love spending every minute I can with her. How could you not love that face?! (And the sweet potatoes all over it lol)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fresh Start

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde
Thank you to all of you who have had me in your thoughts over the past few weeks. The opportunity that I was asking for prayers did not end up working out. It was actually my dream job that I was interviewing for. Although I do have the qualifications for a wedding and social events planner, I do not posses the years of experience that many of the other candidates did. Alas, I continue to trudge to work, sit in my cubicle, and front a fake smile. Pity Party- table for 1?
Last night I was absolutely crushed and was overindulging in my depressive self. Though, as I awoke this morning to a new day I thought of all the wonderful things that I do have in my life. I love my fiance, where we live, my family, my friends, etc. So, no more pity party! At least I do have a job to go to everyday and a paycheck to come home with. During the interview process I asked God to guide me in the right direction. Now I just need to trust in him that this was not the opportunity for me and I will find where I am meant to be.
I am working from home today to finish up a big project that I have been working on since August. I'm hoping to feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders once this is completed and to let out a huge sigh of relief.
I'm hoping that I can spend some time on myself and indulge in my artistic side as well. A dear friend has asked that I make the clutches for her bridesmaids for her wedding in May. I'm hoping to finish the prototype this week for her review. I will keep you all posted!
Happy hump day everyone. I hope that your lives are filled with nothing but wonderful things!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

All I want to do...

All I want to do is go home, put on sweatpants, curl up on the couch, order chinese take-out and watch the snowfall.

That would be much better than what I'm currently doing- sitting in my cubicle, craving egg drop soup and worrying about the drive home in the snow. Ugh.

On a lighter note, that thing that I had asked prayers for went really well. Like really, really well. I'm still waiting for more information so I would appreciate those prayers still. Hopefully it will all work out and I can dish to you all soon!