I still love my work & job, so no worries- its all good! A few months ago, I was asked to take on the task of organizing the 2011 United Way Campaign efforts for my work area (comprised of about 5 States), which was such a complete surprise & honor. My first interaction with the United Way came in the 2nd grade. At the time, our playground was beyond outdated, so no child in a wheel chair could leave the sidewalk to come play during recess. Long story short, we ended up getting donated an amazingly fabulous (& wheel-chair accessible) new playground from the United Way. I mean, as a 2nd grader, the United Way instantly became the equivalent of Santa Claus in my eyes.
So, for obvious reasons, I've remained incredibly passionate about the United Way, & whole-heartedly support everything they do. And if you don't believe me, please note the Save-the-Date magnet design posted above that is being sent to everyone in my area. As a point of reference, I didn't even do Save- The- Dates for my own wedding- thats how much I love this organization. Actually, I am 110% sure that my team thinks I have turned into a deranged Cheerleader because I am so excited about it, but I am oddly comfortable with that title if it gets them to be more involved. (Believe you me, If you have any doubts about what they do, please please please email me. I can detail you up & down about them!)
Sooo in other news..., I am convinced my MBA is trying to kill me. My teacher (*Ear Muffs, Kevin*) is insanely handsome, has admitted to being a bad boy in a past life, & has a thick Southern accent, so listening to his lectures feel like I'm hearing Matthew McConoughey address the jury in "A Time to Kill." So, whats the problem? Homeboy can drone on & on & on & on & on about bonds until the cows come home. Literally, I think my 2.5 year old niece could understand YTM, coupon rates, & NPV at this point bc he has run it into the ground. To make matters worse, I get the distinct feeling he dislikes me. I can't tell if hes annoyed that I actually understand the concepts (which-btw- is ridic because I did double-major in Mgt & Mkt in college, so UK would have some explaining to do to my parents if I didn't understand them), OR if he is irked that I "take notes" on my computer during his lectures (And by take notes, I mean- check twitter, price out trips on Expedia, shop on Etsy etc.). Regardless, I seriously dread going to class every Monday. Such a shame too, because I really think the teach & I would've been great friends in a past life, ya know- during his days as a Sigma Chi w/ him getting PI citations & such. Now, not so much.
So, enough about my life... lets talk about what I am currently obsessed with:
1) My Birthday Necklace from the Hubs
|Description from R-L: Citrine stone, Heart disc w/ Kentucky on it, Rec disc w/ our wedding date, Round disc w/ my monogram, & lastly, a pearl to finish off the look.|
OMG. Obsessed! How incredibly beautiful is this??? For whatever reason, he prefers to buy me unique jewelry vs. pieces that everyone has (ie: Yurman- although he has caved on that. twice. And don't even get him started on how terrible he thinks Pandora is. He'll go on for days...), so when we spotted a similar necklace at a horse show, he was hell bent on trying to find something just like it. Mission accomplished with the FABULOUS Made By Sam Etsy shop.
|Another example from Sam's Etsy shop. Soooo adorable!|
Her designs are so beyond anything I've seen in Kentucky. They can literally put anything on the discs & also personalize every other aspect to be customized to your liking (ie, shapes, chain, stones). Very reasonably priced & they are incredibly prompt with their delivery! I have worn it every day since getting it in the mail, and I have gotten at least 5 compliments every day. (Can't lie- huge ego booster on a bad day :) ) Anywho, You must get one immediately (And tell them I sent ya!)- I promise you'll love it.
2) Spray Anti-Bacterial Pen?
Ummm, where have you been all my life? Being around sick people all day, averaging between 9-10 medical office visits daily, I am absolutely stunned that I just found out about this little gem. HOLY CONVENIENTNESS! No, it doesn't smell as fantastic as your perfume, but for $1.76, your immune system will thank you!
3) Whole Foods Wine Shop
I LOVE wine. You know what I love even more? FREE WINE! Bet you didn't know that your local Whole Foods does a wine tasting every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 4-8pm? I'm not talking about tasting 1 sip & calling it a "tasting," either. I'm talking 4-5 different wines, complete with the most knowledgeable staff who can help you find something in your budget that fits your taste, and topped off with a taste of a popular liquor (Ie: Last week, it was SKINNY GIRL MARGs!). Seriously, take advantage. I do. Weekly :)
4) My new hotel-like Mirror
Also a Birthday gift from the hubs. I have yet to come to terms with the amazingness of this being installed in my bathroom, complete with light. I also have yet to figure out how I ever lived without this in my life, especially given my over-the-top fetish with eye make-up. Oh, & don't worry, this little number has totally & completely given new life to my eye liner addiction. I am more obsessed with eye-liner than ever bc I can critique each one so much better in the 50x magnifying glass, which brings me to #5.
5) Covergirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner
To close, I promise my blog slacking has come to an end. I will up my blogger game :) But yall, thats it for now, so we'll talk soon!