Mac's & Mermaids

Well I'm very excited to announce that I am now the owner of a brand spankin' new (and simply too cool)Macbook. It was a fantastic going away present from my lovely mum. AND what's almost as exciting as purchasing a shiny new computer? Picking out an equally fabulous notebook sleeve-- now that I'm a Mac owner I can use this snazzy lingo, which is just a fancy way of describing a carrying case. These three Etsy finds were my top choices. It was a difficult decision but in the end, I just couldn't say no to the mermaids!

from the top: Byrd and Belle, Lollington, Creating Things


V-Day Bandwagon (Jump!)

There are plenty of reasons why so many people shun Valentine’s Day—it’s a Hallmark holiday, it's full of crowded restaurants, and it makes people buy silly, gushy presents like those creepy stuffed bears (their beady little eyes freak me out) that say "I Wuv You." Despite all these shortcomings, I just love any excuse to buy (or make) treats for friends and family and I’ll definitely take any excuse to eat chocolate!

This year I'm heading over to Fairchild (which means I'm going back to work) for their V-day concert. Jon Secada is a bit too cheesy for my taste but it's a small price to pay for a night-time picnic in the garden. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

BTW- Apartment hunting from 3,000+ miles away is NOT easy!

image via miss molly



Officially, it's official

So, I got a phone call last night from the Aquarium and I've officially accepted their official job offer. My official start date is March 15th-- a little over a month away. I cannot begin to explain how completely thrilled/delighted/nervous/freaked out I feel! It's time to get down to business finding an apartment, planning/financing the move, and convincing my sister that a cross-country road trip is an AWESOME idea. Eeek!
image via chubby broccoli