When I Grow Up I Wanna Be…?

ehhhhhh.
I feel like I’ve never had a real definite answer to this question.
Lately, I also feel like you have to know what you DON’T want in a job to know what you really DO want to do.

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Right now, I work in the Sears “Willis” Tower, working for… Willis, actually. I just have to put up with the corporate world before I can figure out exactly what it is that  I think I would actually enjoy and be best at. After I quit my last job at the logistics company, I said I wouldn’t do another big, corporate company again with all their rules and regulations and just basic outdatedness. However, Willis was different because they were offering me a good job with the perfect pay and a great way to hopefully start a career in a booming company. While I’m at work though, I can’t help but long to think about something bigger and more out of the ordinary, like working with amazing and beautiful animals.

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Working with them or at least FOR animals would make me feel like I have a real purpose and does something that matters, helping and protecting animals for a living, not just doing any ol’ thing to make money. I just seem to be getting that feeling a lot lately… I started to get that feeling a lot when I worked both for the doctor’s practice (where I worked for over 6 years) and good ol’ Hollister, being a retail associate, oops, I mean “model”, because that’s what they apparently like to call us to make us all feel special or something…. hmmmm yeah, not sure about that, should have been my first sign that working retail there was not going to be my favorite thing in the world.

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It sucked going from working with patients and seeing actual people smile when you smile at them, or just make someone who is down/sick to laugh… to then go to being scolded for not folding a tiny pile of XXS-S sized shirts just perfectly enough… it would irritate me soooo bad. Everything I was told there I would just get super annoyed by it, and of course eventually I just had to move back to Iowa for school and I just never tried to transfer stores or anything like that… whooops. Bye HCo dudes.

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Aside from my Mon-Fri job, I work retail on the weekends at Links of London, a fine jeweler with some of the cutest jewelry I have ever seen. It is so crazy that a couple of months ago I was so sad and upset about not having a job or income, and now I have 2 of them… timing is everything I guess. I just need to find what I REALLY REALLY will enjoy doing so I can start be excited to go to work again (yes, there really were many periods of time I would be excited to go to work).

Here’s to finding out what you really want!!!!!!!!!

also, this post was supposed to be from yesterday the 5th, whoops,

all love & smiles,

Sig3

Last Day of September (The Month from Hell)

Why does the world as I know it keep on bringing me down?
I do my best to hide it, but it keeps on bringing me down.
No matter how high I try to climb, I get pulled back down again.
Why does the world as I know it…. keep on bringing me down…. ?
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Ugghhhhh such a long month it has been. This song came on during my commute home from work this evening and I couldn’t help but just totally feel the words. This month I have had a total of 2 days off, otherwise working 7 days a week at both my full and part time jobs. I’m not complaining because I’m loving the money and need the new cash-flow, but even though things are looking up, it’s just been so hard for me to feel happy at my job on a day to day! Things/people are just SO DAMN ANNOYINGGGGG but I am trying to stay clam and think about all the super positive amazing things in my life, which I am going to do starting… NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Michael got his amazing new big-boy job so I am SO PROUD of him! This is something he’s been waiting a long time for and I am so happy he loves his position and he gets some great perks, aka he gets a FREE PARKING SPOT in the city of Chicago. That’s like, unheard of. Anyway, I am SO HAPPY for him!

October is starting tomorrow and that means more ghoulish decor in the house, along with themed black and orange everything! Yayyyy! This month I am also going to try SUPER HARD to actually post and review all my amazing boxes that I have been receiving to share with people my obsession that is subscription boxes 🙂 It’s a new month, and I have 2 WHOLE WEEKENDS and a SATURDAY off this month, which means that I will have some visitors whom I CANNOT wait to see, maybe some trips to the zoo, and for sure some fall shopping and dining out in the city!

ALL POSITIVITY FROM HERE ON OUT.

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1 -my 3 favorites ❤ // 2 -I crowned myself Queen Mary at work // 3 -been eatin more breckie // 4 -my lovely new planner

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1 -Dexypoo // 2 -casual days at work // 3 -segway tour!!! // 4 -burritos for breckie

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1 -what’s in the box???? // 2 -football season // 3 -my new Links piece // 4 -fall shoes ❤ //

HAPPY THOUGHTS, LOOKING FORWARD TO AN EXCELLENT OCTOBER ❤

all love & smiles,

Sig3

I Miss My Blog

I hate that I’ve neglected this baby for so long.

I have received some of the coolest subscription boxes ever and haven’t even had the time to share them on here 😦 And that used to be one of my favorite things!!

Work has just really consumed my life lately, I work Mon-Fri for my “corporate” position… blahhhhh, and then on Saturdays & Sundays I work for Links of London as a sales associate.

I really want to share some of the amazing things I’ve gotten this past month from various subscription boxes and some new ones that I have absolutely loved!

ALSO the seasons are a changing and I’m very into Autumn and Halloween festivities and I don’t want to miss the chance to spread my seasonal cheer!! Yayyyyyy!!!

I am making a pact with myself to continue blogging even with working so much! I know I can do it and it also makes me so happy so I know this would be a great outlet for everything (even my crazy frustrations!!!)

Time to smile, it’s almost fall 🙂

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

Boxes are Back!

I am SO EXCITED to announce that I’m treating myself to (trying) SO MANY NEW BOXES THIS MONTH! And since I ordered them this early in the month, I will be receiving almost all of them for the month of July. I got them for myself as a congratulatory gift. I was going to buy this amazing summer Coach bag with super pretty salmon-colored detailing… but then I stepped away and said Noooo, I don’t really need a new purse. Now I KNOW that I don’t really “need” a million new subscription boxes either, but they are much more fun to me because I never know what’s coming and it’s an excellent treat to come home from work and open!

While I’m waiting for all my wonderful boxes to arrive, I am so lucky that I have this lil man Dexter to play with.

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I seriously can’t get over how adorable and tiny and fragile and full of energy he is. Aria is being so cute and it looks like she’s trying pretty hard to get along/play with lil Dex. She’s been at his side almost the entire time he’s been home with us and will only sometimes hiss/growl, otherwise she’s just smelling him and trying to see if he’s going to be a good play partner (which of course he is!!). I was SO amazed and surprised this morning when Aria was brave enough to share a bowl of food with Dex:

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Look how adorable he is with the bf:

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And I’m so happy that he loves the water fountain already!!! Spoiled little kitty :]

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Just your average every-day at the house. We are the strangest people you will ever meet, and I absolutely love it :]

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Meet Dexter.

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This is our adorable new kitten Dexter. He is SO TINY, much tinier than when we got Aria, so it’s crazy getting used to such a tiny little munchkin of a kitten! He has all adorable brothers & sisters so it was kinda hard to pick one out, but Dexter literally ran out and started meowing at us as soon as we got there!!! It was like he was choosing us! haha too precious! :]

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LOOK HOW ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!

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Now Charles & Aria finally have the third friend they’ve been waiting for…. :]

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Treat Yoself Sunday

Yesterday I did some shopping that I haven’t been able to do in a very long time. A long 4 months of not shopping… and after yesterday, it feels sooooo good. I surprised Michael with some amazing pieces and also got myself a lil somethin somethin.

It all starts out with the picture of the day….

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Day #7

Where You Are

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I was at work at Links of London all day… which slowly turned into a treat/surprise gift day!!! :]

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We carry some of the most unique, awesome jewelry around. We are the only Links in the midwest, making our brand even that much more special when you’re wearing one of our pieces. I decided that it was time for Michael to get some nice jewelry, and I am so glad to say that he absolutely loved both of the items! He put them both on right away and asked if he ever has to take them off hahaha ;]

Here’s what I surprised the bf with:

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Our friendship bracelets are so unique and completely awesome. We have every color of the rainbow, along with different designs and sizes. Of course, Michaels favorite one had to be the biggest, most expensive choice, but most of the popular styles start at $225. This looks amazing on his arm and looks even better when stacked with other bracelets.

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When he came to visit me at work, he commented on how much he liked this dogtag. He doesn’t normally wear necklaces, but I got him this dogtag along with a beautiful silver chain and it looks amazing on him!!!! I am so glad! This piece is amazing, especially because it’s inspired by the McLaren race car collection!

I got myself a traditional Sweetie charm bracelet and had a bit of trouble trying to figure out just which charms I “needed”. I ended up with an Amurican stars & stripes apple, a cross, a kitty, and a Miss Princess charm (which I got because it reminded me of Aria hahaha). My bracelet is so beautiful and I’m so glad I get to call a Links piece one of my own!! (Opposed to the other items that I wear but am really only “borrowing” from Links while I work to sell them).

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This is a seriously terrible photo but there is no sunlight right now and I have to deal with the terrible kitchen florescent lights, but I just needed to show off my pretty new bracelet! It looks great stacked with other bracelets, now I just need to save enough money to buy more friendships and Links products to stack with :]

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On this day, I was at work anxiously awaiting 5 o’clock so I could go home, get ready, and head to pick up our new kitten (Aria). Michael sent me this picture that Sims & Charles “made” for their little sister. This made me smile soooooooooo big, I thought it was just the cutest little thing :]

^^^^^ This photo is relevant today because me & Michael are heading out to my friend Jordan’s farm, where she has tons of kittens that me & Michael are about to choose from. Ever since Sims passed away a couple months ago, I have wanted a third kitty again. Something about three of them together just makes sense. There will always be someone for my little energetic Aria to play with!!!! :]

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Smells like that one time when…

JULY 2013

Day #6

Fave Smell

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I absolutely LOVE the smell of a freezing cold room, always reminds me of a nice cold hotel room after a long day outside on vacation. :]

There are a few amazing triggers that I love because they remind me of happy times in my life or certain people or periods of time. Our senses are crazy as to what they can do and pick up, and our sense of smell never ceases to amaze me. I get the goosebumps sometimes when something smells EXACTLY like something else from my childhood did. Crazy stuff. Awesome.

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Happy 4th Of July!!!!!

If anyone knows me, they know very well that I am obsessed with all things red, white, & blue.

I had a ‘Murican themed graduation party last summer….

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I’ve done all sorts of Amurican themed nails…

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I wish I had a better picture of these pretty nails….. although I think I was more concerned with the delicious breckie wrap I had that day.

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In Nashville I found an Amurican guitar :]

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Amazing cupcakes my mama made me for my 21st birthday celebrations!

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I get excited by signs like this, found this one in Disney World.

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The day of my college graduation, all decked out in Amurican garb, from the dress to the award ribbon to my beautiful amurican blue car!!!

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Amurican clutch, sweater, shoes, outfit, flag, etc., you get the picture.

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All year I live and breathe red, white, & blue, so today is like Christmas for me!!!!!!!! Woooooooop!!!!

I have noticed that the American-type clothing and designs have become a lot more popular and more and more people are wearing awesome red white and blue clothes…. Although other people might like the new amurican trend, I obviously have been sticking with it for years… LOVE IT! So fun to go everywhere around the country and still run into awesomly unique ‘Murican items to remember or treasure!!!

Along with today’s amazing 4th of jew-lye theme….

JULY 2013

Day #4

Red, White, or Blue

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Amurican themed nails!!! I was so proud of the fun detail I made on my ring fingers! :]

Also, just because it’s the 4th of July and instead of the normal black I have to wear to work, we get to wear red, white & blue, so naturally I will be wearing all 3 colors obnoxiously….. Can’t wait to spend the day in the city in this ALL AMURICAN getup!!!!

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EMPLOYMENT!!!

Yesterday I got a call that I was officially hired and I have a freakin job!!!!!! I am SO EXCITED! I was getting so worried that things just weren’t going to work out and I didn’t know what I was going to do because I was getting dangerously low on funds seeing as I hadn’t worked since mid-February and it’s already nearing the end of June!!! Time has been FLYING by but I am SO HAPPY that I can finally start making some money!

Now I can finally buy some new fun summer dresses & spend more stress-free time outside to get some nice bronzed skin on my white body! I can get some inspiration from myself, circa 1995ish. :]

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On another happy note, this week I was lucky enough to get new amazing rollerblades from Michael AND a brand spankin new bike!! We live about a mile away from the beach, so it’s a whole new experience for me that we get to ride and glide on the paths alongside the lake! It’s so beautiful and it’s such perfect scenery to make it seem fun!

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The difference between my decrepit old blades from 15 years ago and my brand new beautiful pink ones :)

The difference between my decrepit old blades from 15 years ago and my brand new beautiful pink ones 🙂

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We even got a fun bike rack so we look all fancy and fit haha

We even got a fun bike rack so we look all fancy and fit haha

Finally, the Blackhawks are fighting for the Stanley Cup right now! They play tonight and hopefully can get a win in after 2 straight losses 😦 Boston is up 2-1, so today is really important for us to win and gain some positive momentum!

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Meow I’m off to clean and organize my life!! I have about 7 loads of laundry, a pile of clothes that need to be dry cleaned, a walk in closet that is an absolute pigsty, a pile of dishes that has been growing for WAYYYYY too long, a kitty room cleanup, and then not to mention my hair is an absolute wreck, I need a cut & also need to dye it, my nails need some fixin’ up, and I need to find a self-tanner that agrees with me. TODAY WILL BE A WONDERFULLY BUSY AND PRODUCTIVE DAY :]

{On another random note, I thought it would be fun to sign off my posts with a random picture from anytime in my life where I was genuinely happy. It feels so good to look back on moments like this and remember the fun times that were shared. It’s silly and simple, but it’ll be a fun pretty change.}

Sherrill iowa cowsHere I am chillin’ with the cows on my friend’s family’s dairy farm. I visited there a couple summers and always had SO MUCH FUN. I love them farm animals. * Mary Elyse