Monday, April 11, 2011

A Whole Lot of NEW

You know those times where you wonder if a fresh start would feel like coming up for air? Well I'm finding out that's exactly what it feels like! There's so much "new" in my life right now & for the first time in a long time I'd actually qualify to be an optimist without a snarky comment in sight. (Ok, maybe a few... I wouldn't want you guys to not recognize me anymore!)

The new apartment you knew about. The home improvements you knew were coming. But I'm so over-the-moon excited to be announcing publicly my ...
NEW JOB! Yeeeee!!!
This has been a long time coming. Being young, there were a lot of firsts for me in this process & it's been a kind of stressful, scary time for me. In the past year was the first time in my life I'd ever interviewed for a job & not gotten it. (what?!) It was the first time I was ever on a serious hunt where jobs didn't just magically open for me. It was the first time I ever had to negotiate for what I'm worth monetarily... that was weird. And it was my first time ever resigning from a real, big-girl job. I think all these things might help you realize what a BIG DEAL this new job is for me. I'm moving on up! Like a grown-ass woman does. So I start next month as an account manager for an advertising agency.

And now I won't deny you photos any longer of the more tangible "new" in my life. Just some projects I wanted to share for you to oooh & ahhh over with me.

Remember the ugly dresser from my childhood? Well now both my dressers have a matching makeover...

And those awesome retro cafe stools given to me by a friend? Still as awesome, but they're now more at home with my style...

My beautiful coffee table that belonged to the mother of a friend now has a new companion end table! Bought from Construction Junction for $15. Boom!

And last but not least... a new color scheme. Well more like an extended color scheme because the living room paint perfectly matches my old studio! And now I have this gorgeous green color in the bedroom that I'm falling madly in love with. I'm a black & white photo kind of girl, mid-century American glam, which doesn't always lend itself to a love of COLOR. Or does it? (You can peek at the paint behind my dresser photo too) Let me know what you think. Marlyn & James seem to like just fine.


  1. Congrats on all the new! I so miss Construction Junction. I love black and white pictures too,we have kind of a similar color scheme going on in our bedroom just with a darker green. I am also super jealous of your new address on the flats, makes me miss my days working at the hospital there.

  2. Love the dresser! So cute. Congrats on the new job too! That must have felt crazy resigning from your first real job. That will be me eventually... Glad you like your new place. Super exciting!

  3. Congrats again on the new job! I'm super excited for you.
    You're furniture and color combos..Cute! When can I come over to see it in real life?!

  4. OMG I am SOOOOOOOOOO over the moon for you! I know how unhappy you were and seriously, this new job sounds like a lot more "you". A new pad...some awesome decorating redos...and a new job. That is awesome x 100!


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