My Side Hustle

Meet my side gig: Silpada Designs.


If you know me, you know that I love fashion and accessories. Since we moved to a new city over a year ago, I wanted to do something that would help me meet new people. Enter Silpada.

A friend of mine back in South Carolina was a representative and had so much fun with it. I thought it would be a great creative outlet for me and an excellent way to meet new people.

I’ve been working my business since July 2014 and have had a lot of fun. Some months are better than others, but I’m looking forward to expanding my business and meeting new people in the future!

Stop by my website, take a look around and let me know if I can help you accessorize!


Sharing the Love

It doesn’t take much to make someone smile. Or tell them that they’re appreciated.

I e-mailed a co-worker today to thank her for bearing with me and guiding me along on a project that I really don’t like working on. I’ve been sort of exasperated by the whole thing and may have been short with her.

These issues are my issues. Not hers, and I wanted her to know that I appreciate her patience and guidance.

My gratefulness may not come through in my day-to-day emails and I think it’s important to stop and recognize someone who is helping you with a simple “Thank You”. That may not seem like a lot, but it could make a huge difference in that persons day.

Mind you, I’m not always the “go out of my way to thank someone for doing their job” type of person. Sometimes I want to yell a big FUCK YOU….but you know, I try to call it as I see it. Reward patience and kindness. And try to keep it real. 🙂

Random Photo

Random Photo

Meet Pepper. This picture is the perfect reflection of his personality. Totally cool and relaxed. Although his little head on that big body is a strange juxtaposition, but I keep telling him his head will grow.

Disney Princess Marathon Weekend – An Exercise in Insanity

I belong to a wonderful community of women right here on the Internets.They’re kind, supportive and are AWESOME at helping each other reach goals.

Back story:

About a year and a half ago I was left without a gym to attend because of a fire. I decided at that point to take up running until the gym was back to normal. At least I was doing something, right? I was super hesitant to take up running because…well…I hate it. I really don’t like it. Didn’t want to do it, didn’t want to deal with shin splints or wonky feeling legs. Didn’t want to struggle with a water bottle and where to put my iPhone.

But you know what? And this even surprised me….after awhile, I found myself actually craving a run. If I couldn’t go on one for a few days, I missed it! I needed that extra release that a run would give me.

So, I kept going even though I added some different things (boot camp) into my fitness routine.  I even signed up for a few races! And I’ll tell you, there’s nothing like crossing that finish line and making your goal. Absolutely nothing.

Back to now:

Oh yeah, my awesome internet friends! We’ve all decided to sign up for the Disney Princess Marathon Weekend in February of 2014. One or two are just doing the 10k, which is very wise. A handful of us are doing the Glass Slipper Challenge which consists of a 10k one day, then the following day will be the Half Marathon.

Say what?

Yeah, you read that right. Back to back races. At Disney. With Internet friends. Crazy, right?

Crazy like a fox, I tell ya!

However, I’m absolutely looking forward to this and am happy to have this goal on my calendar. I’ll do my best to get sufficient training in. If I walk some of it, so be it! I’ll get to admire the lovely Disney property along the way.

Beer me strength? Or just beer me at the end of the marathon. I’ll need it.