Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Life as I know it

It’s time I start keeping up with this blog again. Since I’ve been gone… I can breathe for the first time.
But really, my life is a 180 from this time last year. I’ve blogged a few times during but nothing of real substance. It's time for an update of the big life changes that have happened during that time.

1. I have a new job with a company that I'm crazy about. My previous company gave me the first "real job" experience I could have ever asked for, but I got an offer I couldn't refuse and it was time for me to move on. My heart is still sad that I didn't get to bring all my favorite co-workers with me but at lest I still get to see them quite often. You're not getting rid of me that easily ;)
2. I moved... twice, actually. After jumping at the very first spot I saw in the perfect location, my landlord allowed me to switch places to one of his larger places a few streets over! I'm now living in an adorable neighborhood in Downtown Orlando called Thornton Park. And to celebrate, I got a cute new bike to ride around on gorgeous fall days!
3. I have a new boyfriend. I feel old using the term boyfriend, but I'm not jumping on the manfriend wagon so boyfriend he shall be. 
4. I have been traveling... a lot & loving every minute of it! The new boyfriend makes me face my fear of planes and has me experiencing a ton of new things. As much as I hate planes, I'm always excited for the new adventure the second those wheels hit the ground! Posts on the different destinations I've visited coming soon!
New home, new job and new guy? I'm not sure much else could change in a years time.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back to School

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The time has come for everyone to do their back to school shopping! Maybe it’s just me (or females in general) but school supply shopping was what I loooked forward to every year. New pens, matching folders, gorgeously designed spiral notebook – hello happiness! Basically anything that was pink or had a fun design, I could rationalize “needing” it for school. Behold, my favorite back to school items.
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Weekly Planner/Agenda/Lifeline: How could you possibly keep yourself organized if you don’t have a gorgeous planner that you enjoy looking at? My life has always revolved around my planner and I’ve been a tad lost the past few months. I’m looking forward to getting back on track and what better way than with a new Lilly? Yes, bribing myself with things works :)

Calculator: Even if you’re not taking math, you will inevitably need a calculator on hand. This cute one happens to make calculating your grade more fun!

Brita® Bottle: The only area of my life that I'm actually healthy about is that I only drink water. Let me tell you there is nothing worse than finding the furthest parking spot and making a mile long trek to class without something to keep you hydrated. And let's face it, bottles of water are just expensive, especially when you drink multiple throughout the day. I prefer to keep that $5 a day where I can see it, in my wallet! :) This adorably designed Brita® water bottle is available at Target!

Pens: Look for the cutest pens you can find and buy those, but don’t forget to buy a pack of the pens that your handwriting magically looks better every time you use them and when someone steals your pen, you feel like you lost your first pet. I know I’m not alone on this one!

Highlighters: Probably the item that keeps me the most organized. Pink has always been reserved for fun weekend plans, while the other colors help me keep on track with bills, coursework and appointments.

Stapler: Because why wouldn’t you want this gorgeous pink studded stapler?

Essie Truth of Flare Nail Polish: Any big event is an excuse to get nail polish. Any nobody wants to see your unpolished fingers on the first day of class.

What are your favorite back to school items?
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