New year, new look…

Every year it is the same old thing: you make new year resolutions that you intend to keep, and a couple of weeks in you’ve already failed to maintain them. Well, I want this year to be different!

It’s taken me a while to adjust to reality (being back in the US) after living my dream in London.  I worked all through the holiday season to make back some money for this next semester. Which explains, but does not excuse, my lack of blog posts recently. Now that I’m not completely broke, it is time to start getting everything else ready for this coming semester.

Since the new year began, I have been determined to check off all the things on my to-do list.  First item of business: write down my resolutions on decorative paper, and frame them.  If they are on my bedside table every morning, I will be more motivated to keep them (at least that is what I’m hoping). I got this idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Emily Schuman, who writes Cupcakes and Cashmere.  See her original idea here.

Second item of business, focus on my blog! (Which also happens to be one of my resolutions). Ever since I changed my layout, I have wanted to create a new header.  Now that I finally have the programs, and the time, I have created two options. As you may have noticed, one of the options is already visible on my blog. There is also another one, but I can’t decide which I like better. That is why I want to get your input on them! I’d love if you could comment on this post with which one you prefer.

Option One

Option Two

Hope you all had a happy new year! I’m looking forward to what 2012 has in store… What about you?  What are your new years resolutions?

Lack of Wisdom (Teeth)

So, I promised I would be back this week; and, here I am. A little later than anticipated – I sorta slept the weekend away.

Thankfully, my face didn’t swell up too much from the surgery. The only problem was that I had to go back to work on Monday, so I had to stop taking the pain killers early (not fun!)  While my head still hurts, the swelling is gone and all that’s left are some lovely bruises.

"Lovely" bruises after getting my wisdom teeth out

People at work must think:

a. I got into a fight (and obviously won)

b. I fell down and landed on my face (my clumsy past would lead one to think this to be true)

c. I recently developed Jaundice

Or maybe that’s just what I think when I look in the mirror. Oh well.

In other news, I will have an actual post tomorrow! So, check back =)

A few of my favorite things…

I took a little time off this weekend. From blogging, not my two jobs (I wish). I would rather blog everyday, but a fashionista needs money. Especially for weekends like this one.

Straight from job #1 on Friday evening, I drove up to north Jersey in the pouring rain.  (Side note: I had never driven on the Garden State Parkway before this summer, but now I think I’ve mastered it.)  But it was to see my Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters and well worth the trip.  Unfortunately, I only got to spend one night with them: one night that included drinking box wine (classy), playing the Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus board game, and watching the Roommate (appropriate, seeing as there were many roommates present).

Then it was off to job #2.  Not a fan of the NJ turnpike, but I made it with one minute to spare. Literally, one minute. And I was wearing my Steve Madden flats that I wore to job #1 the day before. They aren’t exactly ideal for a customer service job.  All I really wanted to do after that eight-hour shift was pass out, but it was wine night at one of my best friend’s places.  I’m glad I went.  There was a few of my favorite things: best friends, good (inexpensive) wine, and great conversation – aka reminiscing and gossiping. Don’t judge me.

Sunday: the holy day. Obviously, I went to my place of worship – the mall. Praying for a sale or two.  Amen. Summer sales all around. It was an amazing day with my friends and easily my most successful shopping experience of the year… and probably my last. Must. Save. Money.

How was your weekend?

P.S. Expect a post on my new clothes later this week. 

Allison and I on Friday night. Getting ready to play Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.