Nov 042015

Updates as to why I have been missing lately:

  1. I’ve been working my ass off. I’ve recently taken on additional professional responsibilities while we go through a reorganization at work and I have barely come up for air. It isn’t unusual for me to be sitting at my computer at 10pm, still working. Everyone says I’m working too hard, doing too much, etc, but as a young female in an older, more experienced, male dominated industry, what other choice do I have? I’m not getting taken advantage of, I’m simply being a team player in an ever-changing climate. It will definitely pay off in the long run. (photo credit: Pinterest)
  2. I’ve been trying to settle in to my new role as wife. Honestly, for us, married life is not much different from when we were dating. We work together, live together, spend our weekends together…same as before. However, there have been some adjustments to make. After the wedding, we decided to combine finances, insurance policies, become each other’s beneficiaries, the whole nine yards. My whole life, I’ve only been responsible for me. I’ve had no one else to answer to. Now, if I want to buy an armful of Lilly, I have someone else I have to think about. I have to wonder if my husband would be pissed. Because it isn’t my money anymore. It’s ours. I have to print two proof of insurance cards and put them in two glove compartments. It’s been an adjustment for sure. In addition to combining our lives financially, we’ve been combining material items too. Though all of his belongings and almost all of mine were in our home already, fitting the remainder of my belongings and the wonderful gifts we were blessed with for our wedding has been a challenge. We had some friends and family members moving into new homes around the same time and were able to fill in the gaps they had with some of our older kitchen appliances and dishes, which helped tremendously when we needed to fit our wedding gifts in.
  3. FOOTBALL. We live and breathe football down here in the South. As a University of Tennessee alumnae, I am REALLY pleased with how my Vols have turned things around the last couple of games. As the wife of a Clemson Tiger, I am blown away by what a powerhouse CU has been this season. Both teams have big games this weekend: Tennessee vs South Carolina and Clemson vs Florida State. I’m really looking forward to these games, as well as the rest of the season. Look how perfect these graphics are for our house divided! Gotta love a little rivalry, especially since the teams don’t play each other 🙂   Rocky Top Photo credit: Pinterest FullSizeRender
  4. Kiss My Southern Sass. The KMSS girls have my heart. We recently welcomed a new group of reps (“Baby Bows”) to our family and I couldn’t be more pleased with the brilliant, beautiful girls that were selected. The existing reps (“Big Bows”) get the opportunity to mentor a different Baby Bow every week, and ultimately, a Big Bow and a Baby Bow are paired together, like a sorority Big and Little. The girls I have been paired with the last few weeks are nothing short of incredible. They all have such varied interests, from different locations and with different backgrounds. I’m loving getting to know them.

KMSS bow

WILL  be posting regularly again, starting immediately! Thanks for all the love and patience! ♥

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