hello holiday

Labor Day, I have been waiting for you!  Can’t wait to get started on the 3 glorious days ahead…I’m thinking good eats at a few of our favorite spots, wine and long talks out on the deck, dinner with friends, a little pool time and some serious relaxing. Have a great weekend!

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a day-in-the-life

As previously stated, I work for a shall-remain-nameless fashion company headquartered here in Dallas. Within that company, I work in branding. When I get asked what I do, I see people’s eyes light up, or maybe they say, “oh, what fun!” Well, sure, it has it’s moments. But I want to set the record straight, working in fashion is not like the movies, and I think peoples perception is that it’s far more exciting than it is. In that light, I thought I would give a behind-the-scenes run through of a typical day for me. Now, for a disclaimer. I like what I do, this could just be my experience, and as I have a tendency for a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor, read ahead with a giant Margarita and a grain of salt…
  • 8:30    Roll into the office after harrowing, Nascar-worthy driving experience in morning traffic. Grab breakfast at your desk while your emails load.
  • 9:00    Surprise meeting set by your boss the night before after you had already left work. Frantically print off project you thought you had time to polish this morning.
  • 9:30    Back to desk, asses daily projects, read emails, go over to-do list. Accomplish nothing as its now time for your next meeting.
  • 10:00  Meeting.
  • 10:30  Start project assigned at 10:00am meeting, due at 1:00.
  • 11:30   Meeting about setting meetings for project schedule.
  • 12:00  Eat lunch at desk while blessedly escaping with your favorite blogs. Or, if feeling ambitious, go to the office gym and rush through 45 minute workout, 5 minute shower, and pull clothes back on over still-sweating body.
  • 1:00    Meeting to review project assigned at 10:00am meeting. Boss forgot they assigned  project/no longer are interested in project. Scrap your work without blinking, assign you a new project. This one is high priority, drop everything.
  • 3:00   Realize your eyes are burning from having stared without blinking at computer for 2 hours. Take a walk around the building, forgo healthy snack you packed in favor of eating your feelings with a giant chocolate chip cookie from Café.
  • 3:30   Meeting. No idea what this one is about, leave still feeling that way.
  • 4:30   Curse the clock, peruse Pinterest.
  • 5:30   Run desperately to your car dreaming of an ice-cold glass of wine, sit in rush hour traffic.
6 months later…
Seasonal campaign and collection rolls out. You eye it suspiciously wondering what, if anything, represents your work. Sigh out loud to yourself and get ready for your next meeting.
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today is not my day

Today is ones of those days. The ones where all you want to do is go back home, pour yourself an extra-large glass of wine (or two) and pull the covers back over your head. This clip pretty much sums up my morning at work today…oh yeah, and I dipped my freshly washed and blow dried hair into my soy sauce from lunch, which I waited in a crowded line for like 30 minutes and subsequently had to eat at my desk. Hence, leaning over distractedly and discovering the ends of my hair are dripping soy sauce. Sigh. Will be picking up a bottle of Pinot on the drive home. Thank god it’s there’s a three-day weekend coming!

weekend in review

Sunday I was craving a hamburger and chocolate milkshake sooo bad we drove all over Dallas to get one (Taylor is so sweet) and it was worth it!

I did clean my house this weekend and purchased some really great one-size-fits all woven baskets. Made for a more relaxing start to the week to have that chore out of the way.

Monday night was exceptionally nice, came home and made butternut pumpkin soup from scratch, Taylor picked up our favorite sea-salt rolls and cheese from Whole Foods and we watched my favorite movie by candlelight. Not bad for a Monday!

taste of fall

I love all things pumpkin and am seriously craving this tasty fall treat…as a reward to myself for all the cleaning/organizing I am going to do this weekend, I think I will bake these again (sooo good) and maybe check our local Williams-Sonoma for this pasta sauce, it is amazing. Seriously. I know its pricey for a jar of sauce, but hey, it’s cheaper than going out and trust me, it will taste like you did. When I make this, there are no leftovers, and I make a lot!

 Pumpkin Pasta / Pumpkin Spice Latte / Pumpkin Cheesecakes / Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce

home projects + funny husbands

I am not a spring cleaner, I am a fall nester. More importantly, my apartment is a disaster right now due to creeping papers, stacks of magazine, clothes piles and general cluttered-ness that happens during summer. I’ve been in the mood this week to get organized and need to take advantage of this feeling, it does not posses me often…When I told Taylor I thought I needed organizational supplies to tackle this project, he wholeheartedly agreed, followed by “and then we can put everything in the garage!” Uhhh,no. Then I can better organize the stuff we own and use everyday in our house… ha ha. Gotta love his minimalistic thinking though.

Currently we use my large, beautiful rustic table as a mail drop area/office, and the office is used as storage. Not so good. I love this home office and would love even more a clear surface to display the flowers husband occasionally surprises me with just because he’s sweet.

And my true weakness, closet and bathroom organization. It’s just sad. Maybe some cute baskets in the linen closet would give it that spa feel.