Y'all, I'm sooo apologetic for dropping off of the face of the Earth after Tuesday. I've been with my new job for right at two months, and we had our major event last week/weekend. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I definitely wasn't aware of the time commitment. So let's grab a cup of coffee & catch up on this Monday morning!
ENTERTAINING GUESTS // Can I just say thank goodness for sorority recruitment practice back in my undergrad days. If it wasn't for that, I don't think I would have had the small talk skills necessary to entertain guests this long weekend! I was seriously so nervous at first that I picked a guest up at the airport and took them the verrryyy long route to the hotel just because I wasn't thinking clearly. #oops I ended up pulling 16 hour work days, but it was worth it because I got to know some really great people. Fingers crossed that this is a much easier work week!
MINI-VANS // If you follow me on Twitter, then you already know that I was assigned to drive a mini-van because of said work event. At first, I was livid because they are pretty large, and I drive a car. But when I had to turn the keys in yesterday morning, I was a little sad. I always said that I would never own one, but if the Lord blesses me with a bunch of kids, I may or may not become a mini-van mom ;)
NASCAR // I've grown up living within an hour of a NASCAR track my entire life, and, to be honest, when it's race time, I have a tendency to leave town or hole up in my home and try to avoid leaving until it's over. Part of our work event involved taking consultants to the NASCAR race this weekend. I had a great time! We had pit passes, our own suite, and passes for the rooftop bar in the pits. It was awesome to fully experience a race.
SEPTEMBER ISSUES // After waking up early to take a few guests to the airport, I recovered by laying around at my aunt's pool, rehydrating, and working my way through the stack of September issues that came in the mail while I was working. They never disappoint.
THE #AFTERPARTYSALE // I've been eyeing the Alexa Shift dress since the time my boyfriend took me to our local Lilly store after such a disappointing experience at Lilly for Target. (Does anyone else still cringe just thinking about it?!) I couldn't justify spending $200 on a dress that was too short for work, so I walked away. Every time I've visited a Lilly store since, I've checked the sale racks for it. When I saw in a blog post that it was up for grabs during the After Party Sale, I snagged it for $69! My boyfriend and I are meeting up with his parents in South Carolina for Labor Day, so I'm excited to wear it for that :)
ONE YEAR WITH FRANNY // It's hard to believe that C & I have been Franny's human parents for almost a year now! It has been so fun watching her personality develop. Here's to hoping she grows out of her storm anxiety and habit of eating chapsticks from my purse in year two!
MY BEST FRIEND IS MARRIED! // Colleen got married last weekend, and it was gorgeous. Colleen was one of the first friends I made in high school, and it's such a special thing to see someone marry the man of their dreams, especially after you know the details of all of the horrible relationships they've been in.
RECENT PURCHASES // This lipstick, a pair of tassel earrings, and a new pair of Kendra's for Colleen's wedding.
NEW PIERCING // Confession: I really want to get a hoop in my cartilage. Is this a quarter life crisis for me?! I've seen a few people with the piercings wearing little pave diamond hoop earrings, so if I can find an earring that I like, I'm going for it!
CONTENT PLANNING // My goal for this afternoon is to plan out content for September, because I'm pretty sure if I blink too quick, it's going to be here. Anything that y'all specifically want to see? More fashion? More lifestyle? I love hearing your suggestions, so leave them in the comments or email them to me through the contact box!
That was waaaayyy too much about me... I want to know what you've been up to! Whether it's a paragraph or a sentence, I'd really love an update on your life. I'll be responding to the comments through email, so if you're a no-reply blogger, now is the perfect time to fix that :)
Happy Monday, y'all!