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November 10, 2012

hi guys! it’s been a long time… a few years to be exact. BUT i’m back! I have a new blog :)

www.nom-aste.blogspot.com

hope to see you all there! XO

so long, see you soon

July 21, 2010

I apologize for my unannounced disappearance. Things have been crazy over here, and honestly i’ve just been enjoying life and not worrying about capturing every moment.

I started my new job, had my 24th birthday, went to Vegas, have been crazy at work, have been enjoying the time with my family and friends and it was like life got in the way. I have been enjoying it and soaking it all in. My new job is crazy busy, but I love it. By the time I come home, the last thing I want to do is get on my computer.

So what I guess i’m saying is that i’m taking a break.  I’ll be back, not sure exactly when, but i’ll definitely come back. I’ve made so many blog friends, kept in touch with family, and have used this blog as a way to figure out what my passions are and what I want in life. Right now, it’s time to live it.

I’ll miss you guys, but it’s not goodbye it’s see you soon.

I’m going to leave you with some pictures of my vegas trip. Absolutely the most amazing trip of my life. Unbelievable. If you’ve yet to go to Vegas, you’ve GOT to go.

Celebrations

July 2, 2010

Thank you thank you for the birthday wishes! It was a great 24th birthday that I got to spend with my friends and family. Yesterday after work I headed on over to a local bar/restaurant called Little Havanas. They have a fun outdoor area right on the harbor with great happy hour specials. Yesterday’s was $10 pitchers of margs. With to die for weather, along with some of my favorite people it was the perfect day. I even got my own chocolate birthday cake.

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    Today we had off early at 2 PM which was great because my mom, dad, and sister came into the city so we could walk around and then go to dinner at Mezze. Mezze is a Mediterranean tapas restaurant in Fells Point. I went once during restaurant week and it was unreal. Tonight the food was yet again spectacular, but I didn’t end up taking pictures because I was soaking up the time with my family.

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I’ve been feeling so fortunate lately for everyone I have in my life. It’s been an amazing start to the weekend, and I can’t wait for it to continue! Lots of love and thanks to everyone of you who made my day so special. I love!

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July 1, 2010

Sorry to leave you guys hanging after my first day on the job post! Things have been going great, i’ve been in training and learning so much. It’s such a welcoming and inspiring environment for me to work in and I couldn’t be happier.

I’ll get into more details when I have a little more time.

On another note, today is my 24th birthday! Woo! I’m going to happy hour after to meet up with all my friends. Tomorrow night is dinner with my family. We’re going to Mezze which is a Mediterranean Tapas restaurant and is absolutely amazing.  Saturday night? Celebration! A good weekend ahead.

On a training note, 1/2 marathon training started this week and has been going well so far. Yet something else I need to update you on! Sorry i’ve been so swamped but as soon as things get sorted out posting will be back to normal. I’m excited to share everything with you in more detail!

HAPPY Thursday!!

First day

June 28, 2010

Today is my first day at the new job! I’m usually at work by 7, and today I don’t have to go in until 9. With the extra hours i’ve managed to already go on a morning run, make myself a fresh juice, shower, and soon i’ll be making oatmeal and deciding on an outfit.

Sometimes changes can be intimidating but they’re such an amazing time in your life. I’m so excited to be starting this new chapter, meeting new people, being excited about work each day that I go in. I can’t wait for the day to be started. Wish me luck!

girls night pizza

June 23, 2010

Thank you thank you so much for all of the congrats on the new job! I am so excited to be able to share my good news and I appreciate all of your endless support.

Tonight we had our girls night dinner.  I wanted to make pizza and had two different pies on the menu.

The first was a pesto, mozzarella, mushroom, sundried tomato, pine nuts, artichokes, feta and roasted red pepper.

I love adding lots of ingredients and creating my perfect combination of toppings. The pine nuts were a new addition that paired really well with the pesto.

Secondly was the BBQ Chicken pie. I grilled some chicken tenders on the George Foreman then coated them in BBQ sauce. I added the BBQ sauce to the crust, then simply added mozz cheese and the chicken.  An extremely simple pizza that is full of flavor.

Girls night was complete with glasses of Riesling, The Hills, and girl talk.

Off to bed so I can get up and go on a 5:30 AM run! It’s way too hot here after work to be hitting the pavement.

Goodnight xo

The Big Reveal

June 21, 2010

Not long after I landed my very first job after college I realized it may not be the right one for me. The economy was at a low, and I was lucky enough to have found a job at all. I would complain and people would remind me that I needed to be thankful and to stick it out.

I graduated college with a degree in graphic design. I also graduated with the idea in my head that since this was my major I would have to land a job in my field. Turns out, I’m not sure if graphic design is my true passion. I love doing it on the side, designing invitations, blog headers, etc but as a full time career? I’m not sure anymore.  I’ve realized that life is too short to be unhappy.  You have the power to change the direction you’re going in.  It lies in your hands you simply need to realize that and do whatever it takes to get what you want. I wanted to work for a company I was passionate about.

I’ve always been a little superstitious. 2010 is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. That’s my year. On the day of the new year I looked at my horoscope for the upcoming year and wrote down what was in store. Career-wise here’s what it said.

“This year presents opportunities of your wildest imaginings, but you will need abundant self discipline to make them realities.  Success is within your reach”

For some reason I thought that I would find a new job immediately after reading my horoscope. Not so much. It was full of ups and downs. Tears after hearing that I didn’t get the job that I had wanted so much. Picking yourself back up and brushing your shoulders off and getting right back on track.

Well friends, persistence and passion paid off. I landed the job of my dreams. I couldn’t be happier.  It is true, things always do work out the way they’re supposed to.  I didn’t get certain jobs, but that led me to this. I will be working for an amazing company with limitless opportunity.  I know that this is where I was meant to be. I felt so welcomed during my interviews, and left feeling like there was no other place for me. This is my last week at my current job, then I start my new one next Monday. Something that makes it even better? It’s about a mile from my house. The best commute.

The same week I start, is the week of my 24th birthday. A new beginning and the perfect way to start off a new year.  It feels so good to work so hard and see results. You can’t expect things to come your way easily, you’ve got to fight your way to the top but nothing beats the feeling when you reach your goals.

24 is going to be a good year :)

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