Thursday, December 5, 2013

Unemployed and going crazy

My schedule before moving to Atlanta was wake up at 8am, get ready and get to work by 9.  Work until 5 then head to the gym to teach one or two classes and get home make dinner and finally crash on the couch around 8:30pm...  Talk to Nick from 11:30pm-1am then do it all again.

WELL... Now that I am living it up in the land of peaches, I am going nuts.  I wake up around 10ish, eat breakfast, hop on the computer to start applying for jobs, go for a run or go to the gym, come home  and get ready, then wait for Nick to come home super late.

In between all that I have to keep myself busy. So here is what I have been up to.

Baking cookies

Waiting for Nick to come home from work

Practicing some BodyAttack (fingers crossed I get a teaching job soon!)

Wedding planning!!!

Taking day trips to Target-  Nick and I need to start on our registry PRONTO

Doing tons of laundry

Since I have so much time on my hands, what types of posts would you guys like?  I am all yours!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Friday...So glad you are here :)

So as you may not be aware... I MOVED .. I moved to Atlanta!!!!   More on that later but basically I resigned from my job in Virginia to move to Atlanta with Nick.  It was scary but very exciting.  I spend my days at home on the internet looking for jobs and trying not to get to distracted with my easy access to Netflix and my new addiction Friday Night Lights... hello gorgeous football players and my lady crush Minka Kelly.

So I have had quite a few interviews and have made it to the final round of just about all of them.  It has been extremely frustrating and is a little nerve wracking since I need to be able to pay my bills.  

I went to an interview with the American Cancer Society this morning.   Hopefully things go well and I will be an employed lady very shortly.

Not going to lie, Nick asked me if that was too sexy for an interview.   Heck no, it gave me a ton of confidence

Please ignore that nasty pile of laundry behind me and the fact I have yet to hang up this mirror... it may or may not be because when it leans it makes me look 10lbs thinner... 

Right before I walked in.. it is a huge building full of all kinds of crazy elevators and tunnels... basically it was the matrix of non profit buildings.

Judge me not- but I when I brought my trash to the compactor I saw this cute little wine rack sitting right next to it.   I couldn't just leave it there with all of its potential to be a coke in a bottle rack, or some other random oddity that I choose... so I did what any unemployed person would do.  I picked it up and scooted as fast as my Ugg boot and pajama wearing self could shuffle before anyone could judge me for being a garbage picker... 

And lastly, I remembered that I have a wedding to plan and tons of down time so I finally got on the ball and called the country club and scheduled a tasting, ordered invitation samples, called a DJ, semi planned a menu and made a list of bridesmaids.    

So excited to finally have a date with Nick that starts before 9pm!!!!!   Poor guy has been working so hard at his new job and kicking butt at that!  So proud of him.

My apologies for being such a bad blogger, I promise I am going to up my game now!  Let me know what kind of posts you would like to see.

Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Engagement Pictures!!

Photos- bmw photography  Brinn Willis
Location : Carter Mountain Orchard- Charlottesville VA
                 Downtown Mall- Charlottesville VA

The morning started off with lots of outfit changes.  I had no clue what I was going to wear.  I had been stressing about it for about three weeks and had not found anything that I felt cute in.  So I went back to my favorite pair of jeans, my absolute favorite shirt (Thank you, thank you to who ever brought chambray shirt to my attention) and my go to mustard cardigan.   Its not as fancy or cute as I initially wanted but I was running out of time.

Next up came the hair, I looked up some different tutorials and I decided I wanted to tease and then use big rollers.  My hair looked rockin' ... that is until the dreaded sprinkle rain came right as we pulled in,  the kind of rain that just immediately gives you frizz and destroys all the hard work you put into your hair.  So poor Nick had to deal with a VERY grumpy Katie since I wanted to look absolutely perfect for our pictures and that dang rain ruined everything.

 But nonetheless, Brinn was able to capture some very sweet moments and give us some great pictures to choose from.   Let me know your favorites so we can decide on the final few that will become contenders for the invitations.