Monday, November 3, 2014

New Job...

Seems like every time I get a full-time gig I disappear from the blogging world.  Sorry about that.  In my defense it is really taking an adjustment working from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Long, long days.   I really like my new job though.  The baby I take care of is adorable and the family is great.  It makes the long days much easier.  We also have found my back up sitter!  In case I ever want a day off or have a sick day she will step in.

I have tried writing quite a few different times this week and just haven't been able to get a post out.  Which is odd to me because I was very excited to share with you guys a few different recipes we tried out not too long ago.  A homemade vegetable stock which was used to make homemade vegetable pot pie and we also made a vegetable lasagna.  All of which were delicious.  Only downside to the pot pie was the neither of us knew how to make the crust so we bought one and it was a tad on the sweet side.  I am very excited to try it again though.

The other exciting news is I won one of Magaly Guerrero's hosted giveaways for the Magical Working Oil Set.  I have had the set for a while now.  Sorry this news has not come sooner!  I just wanted to give a huge thank you to Magaly for hosting the giveaway and to Sharon from Touch of the Goddess for sponsoring.  So far I am in love with the set.  

I was wonderfully surprised also to find that Sharon had thrown a few extra goodies into the box as well as the oil set.  She provided cards that I will be able to keep on hand and give out to recommend her products, as well as an adorable book mark that will definitely be put to good use.

On top of those things she also gave me a coupon for a reading.  I can't wait to take advantage of this.

She also sent a few small crystals which are beautiful.  I was super excited to see a Tiger's Eye stone which is easily one of my favorites.

Last but not least she also sent this Question Feather.  It is a little hard to see in the picture but there is a black and white feather to match a gorgeous black and white bead.

"The Question Feather is a useful tool for finding answers.  Choose your feather, hold it in your hands, and gently blow across it.  Now, ask your question.  Keep your feather with you throughout the day.  Your answer will come to you in your dreams, or as a sudden "aha" moment the next day.  Thank your feather and release it back to Mother Earth, or set it in moonlight to cleanse it to use for another question."

This is very interesting and definitely something new.

I am very grateful for all these beautiful gifts!  Thanks again Sharon and Magaly.

So far out of all the oils Air, Fire and Luna are definitely my favorites.

So other then that nothing too new is going on.  I had the day off today and spent the majority of it with a new found friend exploring.  It was a bit chilly out today but was still a nice day to go out and walk around.

I was able to get a few pictures.  Other then that we went to a few shops and called it a day.

Now I am sitting at home watching Grease on Netflix.  I love this movie and its amazing cheesi-ness!  I can't help but sing along most of the movie.  Ha ha!  

I hope that you all had a wonderful Halloween also.  We didn't do anything this year other then relax and have a nice night.  How about all of you?  Anything exciting?

I have been trying to think of something fun to do for my next post since it will be the 100th post on the blog.  Sure I will think of something.  If anyone has any ideas I am also all ears.

This photo belongs to Shop Dixi

Oh and before I go I also found a very cute new site.  It is called Shop Dixi and I am in love with most of their site.  I could easily get myself into trouble buying tons rings and necklaces.  The bohemian style of their jewelry is right up my alley.  They are a little more expensive for sure.  Based out of the UK if I am correct it is safe to assume the prices they have listed you can double for U.S. dollars.  From what I have read into the site though all the crystals they use for their rings and necklaces are 100% real and not simply colored glass which is nice.  Soon is a get some of the essentials out of the way I have every intention of making a few purchases.  

I hope that you all are having a wonderful week.  Hope to post again soon!


  1. Congrats on the new job! What a wonderfully awesome prize, with so many lovely extra goodies!

    1. Thanks Jennifer. I couldn't believe when Magaly told me I was very excited.

  2. The area you are in looks beautiful! I love having nature nearby!

    It is great that you have a backup babysitter if you need a day off!

    Ooooh no a new shop! The picture looks so inspiring but I sooo don't need a new shop to be addicted to! Ha ha!

    1. I do enjoy having all the back woods to explore, it helps with the home sickness for sure. I long for the desert a lot of the time.

      That is exactly how I felt when I found the site. I was like ugh don't even look you have so many other things you need to get that take priority like winter clothing!

  3. Congratulations on landing a steady job that you seem happy with! It does, however, sound like you are working more than a 40-hour week..? Please, don't let them take advantage of you.

    Congratulations on your win, too!

    1. Yes I am working on average 44 hours a week. It was all discussed during the interviewing process which I greatly appreciated. When I started it was 55 hours until we found the backup sitter. Now she takes a day out of the week that way it isn't such long work weeks.

    2. That sounds really good, good luck!