Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How's everyone doing? Anyone else wake up early Monday morning for the Lilly Sale? Well, in my case, I did not have to wake up early but leave the gym early because I completely forgot about the sale. I ran home and got on my computer around 8:05 and was done by 8:15. I was very thrilled at the ease this year and glad I did not run into any issues like previous years. I was also very good this year and my wallet sincerely thanks me for it. I only ordered two things but I'm obsessed with them both! Here's what I scored:

I have been dying over this jumpsuit since it came out about 2+ years ago. I was going to buy it in both prints but I told myself I do not need….two jumpsuits. 
I also ordered the Wilda Caftan. I think it will be perfect for some spring/summer weddings next year. 

I cannot wait to wear both of these! I received tracking information yesterday that they will be here today - hooray! Well done Lilly, well done. 

Vacation to Cancun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I'm trying to catch up on my blogging and wanted to share some pictures from our vacation earlier this summer to Mexico. We had the best time but now it's back to life...back to reality.  Did you catch your self singing this in your head like I am?

airplane view

We went during the World Cup so we obviously had to take a picture in front of the gigantic soccer ball. 

We went to a show just about every night but I only managed to get one blurry picture. 

One afternoon while the boys were watching soccer at the Sports Lounge, Hannah and I decided to sign up for a Sushi-making class. It was so much fun and so EASY. I have not attempted it again by myself yet simply because I need to find somewhere to buy the supplies and type of ingredients. 

Its hard to tell but there was a conveyor belt in the middle of the table and as they would make sushi it was come down the table and you would grab what you wanted. It was pretty neat. 

The next night was Casino night. Corey and Bailey sat the poker table all night while Hannah and I were with the life of the party at Black Jack. We were with some real characters and I have never laughed so hard. Hannah even won out the table and received an all day pass to the spa. 

That's all the pictures for now - I need to find my other camera to upload more. 

That was our summer vacay. Can't wait to start planning on where we go next year! Any suggestions?

New Adventure

Monday, August 4, 2014

I wanted to share some exciting things that are currently going on in my life. 

Over the past year I have noticed how (not depressed) but just not really excited about life I have become. I would wake up, go to the work, come home and start over again, just going through the motions. My husband, family and close friends could definitely tell something was different about me. It turned out that my job was to blame. 

I do not want this post to seem like I am "hating" on my job. It was a great first REAL job and I would never take away the experience and things I have learned along the way. However, it was something that I was just not passionate about nor have an interest in. I know you might be thinking, it's a job, your not supposed to enjoy it but I want to overcome that stigma. A job is not a job if you enjoy what you do. 

I have prayed and prayed about it and I have decided to go back to my true love and passion. You have probably heard me mention my mother-in-laws children's boutique. Well...she asked me to come work for her to start learning the ropes to prepare for when she retires. I worked at The Frilly Frog from the very beginning when we opened our doors 5 years ago and always loved working for the shop. 

Some might say, "I'm throwing my degree away" but I have to disagree. My business courses throughout college aimed at management, finance, and marketing which will all be essential for my new venture. Marketing was always a love of mine and I am looking forward to utilizing that aspect to the business. 

In the end, I cannot wait to start this new opportunity and already noticed my mood shifting. I want to encourage people to live out their dreams and do what makes them happy because life is simply way too short not to. Sure there are tradeoffs, and Corey and I will have to make some changes that we have discussed in depth, but we are ready to take that leap of faith. 

I am also very excited to focus more attention to my blog now that I will have more free time. It has been a real struggle to come home after working all day and then to blog - clearly, seeing that I have not blogged in over a month! I love blogging though, it is my creative outlet and I told myself that if it ever becomes work I would simply quit. I found this quote quite fitting for this post.

Happy Monday Everyone!

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