Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Today's My First Day!

Today's my first day of my new job! 

I'm nervous...

This is the first time in over 10 years that I'm not working in the media business.
No print deadlines, no web spots to sell, and no mobile ads to fill!

Buuuuut... I am still in sales.
I thought I could get out of sales (and I really wanted to) but this opportunity came up and I couldn't refuse.

Soooo... Wish me luck! 

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Friday, October 2, 2015

It's Friday!

Happy Friday Chicas! 

How was your week?
I have to tell you - mine was pret-ty good! It's the 10th day of my vacation/family visit in Florida and it has been a really chill week - exactly what I needed!

This is probably the first vacation (since I started my professional career) where I got to go on vacation and not have to worry about checking work emails or having clients & co-workers who don't know what to do without me calling. I did have one client call me this week who I forgot to tell I no longer work at my previous job. whoopsie.

When I come to visit I like to sit out on the lanai and read my book. I think I have spent a part of every day out there rain or shine with my book. My little sisters came out and joined me one day: 
Love moments like this.

Who doesn't love a beach day?! If you follow me on Instagram (@talesfromtrish) you probably already saw my beach video.
On Wednesday my stepmom and I spent a few hours at Anna Marie Island

It was so calming and relaxing and that fresh sea air smell. ahh!

Happily got some pool time in this week!
I told my little sister if I lived in Florida I would go to the pool everyday. I love to sit by the pool. She quickly said "uh, it gets old really fast" LOL.

I've been a reading machine.
I finished Cinder on the way to Florida [it was a really good read/a different spin on Cinderella that you wont be able to resist].
Started and finished Alive [I don't think I would've read this if it wasn't put right in front of me, but it was here and I read it and it was an interesting story! Probably more science fiction-y then I'm use to but it held my attention].
And now I'm on The Midwife's Confession [I have yet to meet a Diane Chamberlain book I didn't like! And this one is really good like all the others].

And just because we all need Friday Funnies:
Happy Friday!

Have any good plans for the weekend?
Are you ready for Christmas (LOL)?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Goals (and September re-cap)

October is here. Already! Ugh.
Soon it'll be 2016!!

September just flew right by me. Time really does go by faster the older you get!
I did manage to accomplish some of my goals for September but not all 5.

1. ACTUALLY TAKE A VACATION - I did it! Woo-hoo. I spent September 23rd-October 4th in Florida. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to go and spend time with my family and take a break from "normal" life. 
2. PUT MONEY INTO SAVINGS ACCOUNT -Yes! I did manage this. I did have to pull some back out but I put in my max goal and I'm sure this will be a great help in the future.
3. PAY MY LAST BILLS FOR MY ACL SURGERY -Yes! I did this one too. My last surgery bill off my back. Thank goodness!

1. WALK AT LEAST 3x A WEEK - whomp whomp. I didn't manage this. I think I pulled my achilles so it was so painful to walk/run.
2. SNACK/MEAL PREP 2 WEEKS OUT OF THE nope. Life. I ended out eating out a lot of lunches my last week of work. Saying "goodbye" and having last lunches.

1. MAKE MY WALK GOAL 5X A WEEK: that's just 10,000 steps for 5 days each week. It sounds simple but I haven't been able to do this ... consistently ... yet. 
2. BE A SPONGE: I start my new job next week and I want to learn everything I can. Sometimes starting a new job you want to start "doing" asap and I want to take the time to absorb as much as I can before I'm propelled out on my own.
3. SAVE MONEY: I know this is a repeat but I get one more commission check from my previous job and I NEEEEEED to save a huge chunk of it so I can have something to fall back on the next few months justincase. 
4. PUT OUT AT LEAST ONE FALL-ISH DECORATION: I own no fall decorations therefore I have NEVER decorated for the Fall. Seeing that this is my first year owning my home I think it's about time I put out a decoration. 
5. TRY TWO NEW RECIPES THIS MONTH: I really need to cook more so that I spend less on eating out. I have one pasta dish in mind that I want to try to make and I'm sure I'll find something on Pinterest to make.

Again - just five goals for the month.
I think these goals are pretty attainable.

What are some of your goals for this month?


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday {#9}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
No particular theme this week - just wanted to share some random pins that gave me LIFE this week:

Have I ever told you how much I love LEMON desserts:
Layered Lemon Jello Cups
I need to know this since I'm starting to make smoothies again:
The Master List of Foods You Can and Cannot Freeze
My Stepmom made this while I'm visiting and it was just delicious:
Penne Rustica
I love soda...and I love my SodaStream so these I gotta try:
Fruit & Herb Flavored Sparkling Water
Buaha - true story:
I love this stuff...I mean who sits and thinks of these:
The 50 Funniest Chuck Norris Jokes of All Time
Nothing but the truth:
Everyone loves a candle right?
What are you pinning this week?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New WIP: Granny Square Blanket

Mama's gotta a brand new W.I.P.!

Granny Squares:

I love granny square blankets but believe it or not - I don't have a multi-colored of my own!
I'm trying to be open with the color choices for myself. I'm including colors that I get me a little uncomfortable - specifically: Orange, Green, and Yellow.

When I make stuff for myself I usually go with pinks, purples, reds, gray, etc.  

So this will be different for me.

I'm also using Michael's brand yarn (Impeccable) which is fairly inexpensive.

my set-up
I got like 20 skeins of yarn to use for my grannies. Some old yarn from previous projects and some (about half) new skeins I couldn't resist during the 4 for $10 sale.

I'm thinking my color combos are a bit ugly-cute?

I'll probably combine all the squares with cream color yarn. I think that'll pair nicely with all these dark colors.

What are you working on this week?

Do you love Granny Squares?

Are these colors ugly-cute together?


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Monday, September 28, 2015

It's Monday But...It's OK!

Hey there! 
How was your weekend?
Do anything fun? Interesting? 

It's Monday ... and that's okay (for me) because I'm still on vacation! Woot! 

Friday we started the birthday celebrations early with a HUGE chocolate cake for my little sister's 11th birthday.

After cake, ice cream and presents all kids were sent to bed. I plopped down to watch the OJ 20/20 episode. Did anyone else catch that?
I was in 6th or 7th grade when all this happened so it's interesting to see everything with "adult eyes". 

Saturday we were up bright and early for Disney!! We started with a character breakfast. I think I was more excited then the kids.

After the yummy breakfast buffet we went to the Magical Kingdom!

Of course we rode the classics: It's a Small World, Space Mountain, Speedway, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. I have to admit - my favorite was the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. New to the park last year and I LOVED it.

I didn't get too many pictures while I was in the park. Was busy trying to enjoy every minute!

Sunday we were all still exhausted. A "Disney Hangover" is what the family called it. 
My stepmom cooked breakfast and after stuffing my face I went outside to read my new book:

and by "read" I mean snoozing for over an hour on the lanai with Bailey. He apparently was exhausted too!

After "reading" a bit I decided to get back in bed to "watch" tv. I was up long enough to catch up on some Bravo shows.

And that was pretty much it for the weekend! 

How was yours?
What's your plans for the week?


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Friday, September 25, 2015



My job ended up letting my last day be Monday (instead of Tuesday) so I had an extra day to fart around the house and do laundry, pack, clean up a bit and get in some TV.

Mom and I met up to have dinner Monday night at the Pour House. They had the most delicious filet mignon sliders I've ever had. They just melted in your mouth and they came on pretzel bread. You know everything on pretzel bread is really good. 

My start date at my new job got pushed back five days - which means I added 5 days to my Florida trip. 
I'll be visiting my family for nearly two weeks! Omg. I hope I don't drive them crazy ... and vice versa! I hardly get the opportunity to spend this much time so I'm going to enjoy it!

Since Troy and I were both off on Wednesday we used Tuesday night to head out for drinks, apps and QT.

I landed in Florida Wednesday afternoon and I'm beyond excited to be here! It's going to be a good trip! And love seeing these faces + my dad & stepmom.

How was your week?
Any plans for the weekend?

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