We have fleas! I never thought that I would hate PT Flea from “A Bug’s Life” this much. It isn’t the best Pixar movie but now it’s definitely my least favorite.
The other night I noticed tiny black specks and a couple of bugs on Japhy. David looked up “flea problem” online but found fairly little help on the subject. So I decided to write a short post about how we handled our pest problem. Luckily I had a small flea comb to confirm my flea sighting on Japhy and Butters. So I rushed to the store at 10pm to buy some necessities. On my list was flea bath, flea collars, and flea spray for my house.
Just capped off a fantastic wedding weekend for 2 of my close friends. I am exhausted but it was all worth it. Here’s a few pictures from the weekend. I took nearly 200 photos. More to come when I’ve had time to sleep.
Welcome to day 2 of my style philosophy. On my recent shopping trip I wanted to find to find several pieces of clothing that I could mix and match. A couple of months ago, I referenced some of my favorite magazine articles that I have compiled into a fun book so I was looking for a similar variety of items that would be interchangeable.
I love the way they use plain statement pieces to make so many versatile outfits. I have almost all of the different pieces to make these outfits and I can’t wait to get funky and bold to do this with what I have!
I have finally found a job since the move! Cue a happy puppy:
Okay, I actually found 3 part-time jobs and it was 2 weeks ago but I have been waiting to start them before writing about it. So, what am I doing? I’m working in an office writing content for a vacation website (Yay for finally using my degree!), I’m also personal assisting my “other mother” with random tasks and chores, and working as a receptionist at a vet. Now this is not necessarily what I thought I would be doing in this juncture of my life, but I am hoping that experience in multiple areas will diversify my resume so that I can find the job I want.
David and I celebrated our sixth anniversary yesterday! Sheesh, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. We met each other on the 3rd day of college and started dating a week later. Through thick and thin, he has been the best decision I have made in my life thus far. It just seems like yesterday that we were bright-eyed, ambitious 18 year olds ready to start college.
Searching for a new career sucks. There are so many things that I would LOVE to do but gaining the experience requires experience. It’s the biggest Catch-22 (reading that book right now btw). After filling out hundreds of applications over the last couple of weeks I decided that it was time to clear my head to come up with a new attack plan. So we went to my family cabin to relax away from cell phone service, internet, and people. And it was amazing! Can I get a job relaxing on a river?
My favorite part of moving is making a new house so perfectly “ME.” I’ll get back to that topic soon. First and foremost, each and every month I happily await the day my Better Homes and Gardens Magazine arrives.I am immediately enamored with the photos of gorgeous homes, wonderful gardens, and simple fashions. Not because I want to steal style ideas or model my house after others but because I am fascinated by others’ style and I love clean spaces. My favorite way to view the magazine is by tearing out the spreads I like to make my own book.
In each magazine I carefully tear out the spreads and put them in page protectors in this binder. I put it on my bookshelf so I can thumb through it without the ads whenever I want. Read on to see a couple of my favorite spreads.
A few months ago my dad gave me his old Pentax K1000 and I have FINALLY developed some of the film. He gave it to me with black and white film already loaded so I started practicing hoping that the film was still good. Unfortunately, the film came back blank. Luckily I took photos alongside with my digital camera as I have been attempting to master the old camera. However I was surprised with a lovely set of photos from my trip to the cabin.
Family is the best medicine. Their love is eternal, their support is unfailing, embarrassing moments are nonexistent, their silence is comforting not awkward, plus about 10 million other reasons. I don’t get to see mine very often so I soak it all up when I do.
I am currently on vacation visiting my entire family. I’m the only one who has moved away from home so it takes one awesome stop to visit every single one of them. The last few days have been filled with conversation, Lego building sessions, giggling, kitty cuddling, happy faces, memorable stories, and, most of all, happiness, particularly when running like wild people through a field.
I’m off on holiday! I am so happy to be on my first paid vacation from my job. My stress level had hit the roof so this was definitely in order. I started it off right with a trip to St. Louis to visit my girls from college. We are all excitedly preparing for my friend’s wedding to her boyfriend of 11 years. And what better way to spend a Saturday than “researching” for the upcoming bachelorette party? And by research… I mean hitting the local wineries!