Possibly My Dream Job

Hello friends!!!

I have exciting news. As a lot of you know, I have been on the job hunt. As a recent college graduate, I wasted no time jumping into mailing off resumes and searching (what seemed to be endlessly) for a new job. While I loved being a Clinique Consultant, it just wasn’t the career I wanted for myself. That being said, I stopped at nothing to find a job in the Visual Merchandising field.

Luckily, I received countless emails and phone calls from companies who wanted to interview me. After seven interviews with different companies, I received an offer from Elaine Turner in Nashville. While I had been into this adorable boutique a few times, it never actually dawned on me to apply. However, LinkedIn had other plans. Being on LinkedIn is such a great way to connect and discuss job opportunities with many different employers and employees alike. I came across the store manager’s profile and decided to message her to see if there were any job openings in visual. After three interviews, I was in!

After accepting the position I felt empowered. Not only am I the Visual Lead, but I am also a supervisor. I’ve never had managing experience and I am so glad to be training in a management position. This will give me the opportunity to move up within the company.

So here’s a little about this great company:

Elaine Turner was started in 2000 when Elaine Turner and her husband decided to start a fun lifestyle boutique in Houston, TX. The company has had a lot of success and has opened eleven stores. Most of them in Texas and one in New York and one in Nashville. The company is mainly a retailer of handbags and shoes but also carries unique jewelry, clothing, and tech accessories. I am so excited to be a part of this trendy company and can’t wait to grow.

Head on over to elaineturner.com ! There are some great new collections for Spring!!!

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Thank you all for your continued support. Remember, always follow your dreams. Never give up.

-C

What Happens In Vegas…

Good evening readers! Here it is, finally. I went to Las Vegas, NV New Year’s week. Let me start with saying, Vegas is definitely a place you go if you want to experience a completely different world. It’s exactly what you would think of when you go to Vegas. Showgirls everywhere, arcade game noises coming from the millions of slot machines throughout every single hotel, restaurant, and bar, and a stampede of people of all ages, trashed. Las Vegas is like an arcade for twenty one year olds all the way up to ninety one year olds. It is a playground for adults.

Here is my trip in photos! I highly recommend checking out Fremont St. It is more of the old Vegas and it is fantastic!

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While visiting, my boyfriend and I also checked out the ski resort on the outskirts of Vegas. It had a BEAUTIFUL view. However, not much snow…

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I hope you guys enjoyed this reading. And if you haven’t been to Vegas, I recommend you book a flight!

-C

 

Happy Thanksgiving AKA Turkey Day

Hello readers!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you spent the day with your loved ones and lots of food. I know I did. This was the first Thanksgiving I’ve hosted and it turned out really well. The only dish I messed up was the yams. However, they were still tasty. Just a little more liquidy than usual! Here is my day in pictures!

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I am thankful for so many things this year. Here’s to name a few:

1.) I have an amazingly supportive and loving family. And although they live on the opposite end of the country, I still get to communicate with them.

2.) I’m thankful for my amazing boyfriend. Whom without, I’d be very lonely and not have as many adventures under my belt. He is my one and only. ❤

3.) I'm thankful for my sweet fur babies. They are always there to comfort me and/or play with me. Not to mention they're super cute.

4.) I'm thankful for my job. Times are hard as far as finding a job and I'm lucky to have one. Especially one that doesn't require me to work on holidays.

5.) I'm thankful for the roof over my head and the food in my belly.

6.) I'm thankful that I am about to graduate. I can't believe I am about be done with school!

7.) I'm thankful for you guys! I'm so happy to have all of you read my blog. I'm so new to blogging but all of your comments really mean a lot.

Thank you all for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of Turkey Day!!!! 🙂

-C

Post Halloween

Hi everyone!!! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween weekend!

Whether you stayed in and passed out candy to cute little Elsa’s and Ninja Turtles or you went out in a skirt way too short as a naughty school girl or (if you’re a male) a Spartan, I’m sure many of you got into some fun! I however had an early Halloween on Thursday and got to wear a costume to my Internship. My Halloween weekend consisted of a migraine and fever. Needless to say, I don’t have any cool or scary Halloween stories to tell. But, I’m glad I got to participate in wearing a costume to my internship!

Can you guess what I was?

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Yep! A devil.

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The wig is from Target, as well as the devil ears. This is the kind of costume you get when you shop for it last minute…

What did you all dress up as? Any spooky stories? Would love to hear them!!!!

Happy November!!!

-C

Organizing My Workspace

There’s nothing like having a clean and organized workspace to get your work done. Living in a teeny tiny apartment as a college student definitely has it’s down side. With two dogs, one bedroom, and my dining room making do as my office, things can get a little messy and out of order. So today, I decided to get re-organized!

When I first moved in with my boyfriend, I decided to turn our dining room table into my desk so I would have room to do projects. So here is my dining room/office. (Hint: it’s never used as a dining room.) And most of my things are stored in my kitchen cabinet. But hey, welcome to the student life.

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I feel most organized when I have plenty of pencils (in this case, pencils in an adorable mug) and having plenty of memo pads handy. I also love the cute organizer cube from Threshold at Target to hold all of my magazines and papers.

How do you get re-organized??

-C

Curly

Hi everyone! Tonight I had a spontaneous moment at my local Walmart. Yes, Walmart. Where hot rollers are $17 and wine coolers are even cheaper. 🙂

Anyway, I picked up some Remington hot rollers! I decided I would try them out because I’m bored with my straightener.

These babies heat up in 90 seconds and set a nice curl in 10-15 min.!

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Not to mention, they come in an awesome portable travel case.

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They are very easy to use! Just heat, roll, and clip with the color coordinated clips!

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Here are the results!

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Don’t mind my leopard granny cardi. 😉 it’s super comfy and from Target!

-C

My First Attempt At Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Imagine this. You’re twenty two years old and have never made chocolate chip cookies from scratch by yourself. I know what you’re thinking…. Sad and pathetic right? Well, other then the occasional licking the spoon full of cookie dough while I was supposed to be learning how to make cookies, this is the case. I’ve never made homemade cookies by myself.

I decided I would try it out the other night. So I went on Pinterest (because how else would I find the perfect cookie recipe) and pinned a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe. I made a list of items I would need, and went shopping!

As I started to read the directions on mixing the ingredients together, I thought to myself, This seems easy enough. Well, turns out I was wrong. Making something for the first time can be challenging.

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For example, I didn’t read ahead and so I stumbled through a few steps. But all in all… Those cookies turned out delicious!!

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One thing I would’ve done differently?? I would’ve skipped the wax paper on the pan. I ended up pealing wax paper off the bottom of my cookies before I ate them! Lol!

This is the recipe from Pinterest if you want to give it a go!

http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/the-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Have a good night all!!!

-C