What I’m Wednesdays {Week 2}

soooo this post is a day late… woooops…

What I’m……

Wearing ~ We continued to have casual week last week, also didn’t include pictures of my stupid black outfits I have to wear to work on the weekends… A little Blackhawks, a winterized summer dress, mr. rogers sweater, and my favorite pair of jeans with my fanciest Tory Burch flats : )

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Always wearing my white Michael Kors watch & my 2 silver bracelets from Links. Those are also some beads from Vietnam from one of my bff's. : )

Always wearing my white Michael Kors watch & my 2 silver bracelets from Links. Those are also some beads from Vietnam from one of my bff’s. : )

favorite jeans & favorite flats!

favorite jeans & favorite flats!

Eating ~ Cold pumpkin spice from Corner Bakery, an example of my always random lunches full of goodies from my boxes and a delicious 3 Cheese Ziti of course! … a free plate of breakfast I snagged from the office, some panda express for a late dinner, my FIRST TIME at Freshii’s and OMG I am in love! You get to make your own concoctions and add as many ingredients as you want and it was just SO DELICIOUS! Also some goodies we picked up from the store the other night when we were feelin’ like fatties hahaha ; )

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Listening to ~ The Pop Underground by Andrew McMahon!! This little LP only has 4 songs on it, but I have had them on repeat to and from work for the past couple of days, over and over and over again. I just can’t get enough of Andrew’s voice, I’ve loved him since his Something Corporate days and I am just overly obsessed. I loved Jack’s Mannequin and I also like what he can do on his own. This album is from April, but in my haze of job applying and lost direction, I somehow didn’t even notice that he had released this LP. I am for sure making up for that with all the listens I am giving it. This week there were SO MANY amazing albums that also came out, however I haven’t had time to really listen and go over them, so that will be a post for another day.

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Listen to Synesthesia right NOW!

Looking Forward To ~ I finally decided on a pair of boots from my JustFab credit, so eager to get them (and see if they actually fit!!!). I hate returning things in the mail so I really hope these puppies are as big as people commented they were because I bought a size down in hopes that they will fit the right way since they don’t have a 9.5, only 9 or 10… I went with the 9 and hope that’s the right choice!! IT ALSO CAME WITH A YEAR AND HALF SUBSCRIPTION TO US WEEKLY! I didn’t even have to pay for anything! I though that was completely crazy because I know how expensive those tabloids are but I just started subscribing to Us Weekly when there was a Groupon or something for it…. Now mine will be extended for  1.5 years! Yayyy : ) Here are the boots I ordered:

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Can’t wait to see how they look in real life! : ) Also looking forward to receiving my October boxes, I got my Taste Trunk in the mail yesterday and it is FULL of goodies! Can’t wait to review it!

all love & smiles,

Sig3

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…. ?
FTSK

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

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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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