Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm terrible at this!

Hello friends!

I decided that I am a terrible blogger, I started my blog July 1st and haven't written a post since! Hopefully I'll get better at it :).

There have just been such a whirlwind of things going on in my life in the past month and a half! I moved into a house in downtown Fayetteville, and I love it! It's an older house, so it is quite cozy and has lots of character. It has a great back patio too, so friends, please come over and enjoy it with me! My painting endeavors, however, failed miserably. I only bought enough paint for one coat in the bathroom, which desperately needs another. I also bought way too much paint for the tables, which have yet to dry and needs a different type of paint altogether. In fact, they are still so tacky that if you set something on top, it sticks and pulls paint off the table. Oh well, you learn as you go.

Work has been going very well too! I'm gaining momentum with many of my clients, and I was even Employee of the Week last week! Haha, crazy, I know! I had a couple good web sales all at once, so I got a nice little thank you from the company. It's amazing how just a little encouragement like that can make a person feel really special and valued. I definitely want to keep up good work! This job is very rewarding, and worth it.

And of course, there have been weddings/engagements galore! I have several good friends with weddings coming up through next Fall! I am also honored to be a bridesmaid in both one of my best friends growing up, Lauren Sullivant's wedding (who is a much better blogger than I) in May, and also one of my best friends from college, Leslie Anderson's wedding in January. In fact, Leslie just got engaged last week! So excited for her and Drew. It truly is a blessing to have friends that have played such important roles in my life, and they want me to be there to share and support them on their special day.

Honestly, speaking of friends, I was thinking about this the other started when I was at the Tridelt House Friday night for the Alumni Dinner. I looked around and looked at the girls who were preparing for Rush this week (on a side note, I wish them a very wonderful Rush Week) and I was envious. Not because I haven't had that experience, but because I truly cherish my memories so much, I wish I could have savored them more while I was living it. The memories of have with friends through high school and college are so priceless, and they are the happiest times of my life! I can only pray that God continues to bless me with such happiness in my future!

Now I got all mushy with this stuff, I apologize for that. Sometimes I go off in some direction and it takes a minute to reign me back in! So, on that note, I'll conclude this second post, partially because tomorrow morning will come very early!

Goodnight my friends!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I finally did it!

I finally got my own blog! My boyfriend is going to make so much fun of me for doing this!

For awhile I decided I didn't have enough time in my day to do this properly, but I've resigned myself to the thought that I will just try my best, and that will do just fine.

What are blogs for? This is the purpose mine will serve: I believe this is just another great platform for the friends and family that don't get to see me very often to keep up with what's going on with me. I can post food for thought, recipes I'm using, some pictures, et cetera.

My biggest news this week would have to be my impending move into a house! I couldn't be more excited...I haven't really lived in a house since I spent 3 years in the Big Green House on Maple, and I miss it. This new house is small, cute, and in the historic (and prettiest) part of Fayetteville! I'm currently working on refinishing some tables and a new vanity, so I will post some before and after pictures this weekend.

In between all of that, the summer is FLYING by! Work has kept me very busy, and I couldn't love it more! It challenges me every day, and it is so rewarding when it goes the way it is supposed to. I've been out of town most weekends for holidays and weddings...and it doesn't stop for the remainder of the summer.

I feel like there is much more to talk about, but I'll keep it simple for a first post! We've got plenty of time and web space to cover the rest :).

Goodnight everyone!