Outfit Diary - Thrift Store Finds

Friday, August 21, 2015

Outfit Details:
Dress - Thrifted (Ambercrombie & Fitch)
Flip Flops - Clearance box at local Store
Glasses: Calvin Klein Collection

I did an outfit post! Amazing right?! I feel like it has been forever since you guys have seen me do an outfit post. Like I said I'm slowly getting back to what feels normal to me, and blogging has been such a big part of my life for the last 5 years, but for the last couple months it pretty much took everything I had to just get out of bed. I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet, and I know I've mentioned it in a few past posts that I was thinking about quitting. So many blogs that I loved are now gone and that was really discouraging. Doing this outfit post has really made me feel better about the choice I made to keep going.

 I'm surprised I felt so comfortable wearing this dress because it's sleeveless. I got made fun of a lot when I was younger, but growing up I wasn't bullied in school, my insecurities actually came from my family always making fun of my weight. People don't realize that those hurtful words can haunt you for a very long time, especially when it comes from your own mother. I'm a woman of almost 35 and I'm barely becoming comfortable in my own skin. I only have about 2 other blog posts that have my arms exposed, and even then I had very long hair covering my arms. I'm slowly getting use to the idea that my arms aren't hideous. I also like being able to wear cute tank tops without a cardigan, especially when it's hot out. This dress is so comfortable, and it's been really hot and humid. And did I mention that this dress was only $6?! Yup! I was randomly roaming a thrift store and found this gem! Thrift store win! I actually have gotten a few cute deals and hopefully I will be sharing them with you guys later!

Have a great weekend!
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;moving on.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Okay...this is one of those posts where you write it, and then re-write it like three more times. The first time I sat down to write this post, I was a little angry, so it ended up being more of a rant. My blog is definitely not a place for any rants. What I will share with you guys that at my last job The job from hell my co-workers (not all) were an acquired taste...to say the least. Not to mention that the leadership needed a little more life experience because they were very immature when it came to working with people. And I will stop there. Literally that quote defines how I felt working there...now moving on! I actually took a huge step and leap of faith and quite said job that made me absolutely miserable. I have to admit it was pretty hard because I had invested so much time there, and starting over isn't easy. The great part of all this craziness is that I get to move onto a career I've always wanted, and I couldn't ask for more. Eventually I will become a therapist, and this next step is in the right direction. Plus I will be working school hours, which means I will always have the same days off as my kids! I also get out of work when they are done school! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. I will finally have a career that is meaningful for me; where I actually make a difference. I also have a feeling that my new co-workers are pretty cool people.

Did I mention that this job will allow me to have a life? Goodbye long hours and never knowing if you're getting out of work on time. Hello to having hobbies again! I painted my nails for the first time in forever! This also means I can keep up with my blogging too! My other job had me so depressed, because I came home every night exhausted and defeated. I couldn't do anything, not even cook dinner. It felt like I was an absent mother.
Sorry I know my nails are little messy, but hey it's been a while.

In all honesty my last job made me feel awful. I tried moving to different positions, but never got them. All that disappointment and false hope was just a blessing in disguise. Even though it made me feel like I wasn't good enough, the truth is, is that the universe had bigger plans for me. I have to admit that I was starting to have my doubts, but seriously, almost out of the blue everything changed for the better. And if you're out there bummed about some part of your life that isn't going as planned, trust me, things will change...they always do.

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Gluten Free Cupcakes

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hey guys! I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! You know I've been going back and forth with the idea of blogging, but I have some awesome news! I'm changing my career path, and my new line of work actually gives me more time to have a life! I can't begin to tell you how stoked I am about leaving the sales/retail world, and starting on a path that has to do with my degree. Anyway, enough about me! I tried out these gluten free cupcakes!

First of all, please excuse the iPhone photography, I didn't have my DSLR handy. Now for the last couple months My wife and I have gone gluten free for allergy reasons. I only have a sensitivity, but I decided to join her so she doesn't feel alone. It's not really hard to cut things out of your diet nowadays, especially since every store has a gluten free section now. You can imagine how bad I want cakes and cupcakes. I usually don't like anything that's a substitute for something. I'm the kind of person that will just avoid things all together...until I found this box of deliciousness! I followed the directions and eureka! Cupcakes! They were super yummy! Thank you Pillsbury for saving my cupcake life! I recommend eating them while they are still a little warm..mmmm!

Do you have any yummy gluten free recipes you would to share?

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