Thursday, May 29, 2008

A simple ironing job...

When school started last year I decided to pick up another part time job. I searched the internet and found a strange job of an older lady looking for a student to iron her husband's work shirts and help her around the house. I had no idea how to iron a shirt but I sure knew how to iron seams or give a purse a body with creases. I called her up and soon learned how to iron a shirt like a pro! The first day the iron turned off on me and I didn't know this and kept ironing wondering why they were looking so ridiculous! After her having a chat with me I soon learned it turns off after a certain time period! I am now a pro at ironing work shirts but also have a great friend of the age of 70!
Whenever I show up she offers me a cup of tea or some cookies and we chat before I actually get to work...and I still get paid my cash for sitting and talking with her! My little old lady recently had serious back surgery and is in the process of recoup. I visited her in the hospital a couple days after I moved into my new place and decided to take her some cookies for her tea that she always has....which is the sight above of my first cooking experience in my new place! While chatting with her she asked if I was free Wednesday to take her to the doctor about an hour away to have a checkup and get her sutures out since she can't drive. She offered to take her car and pay for my time so I figured why not...I had the day off anyway! Little did I know that I was about to be completely spoiled by my little old lady! After the doctor appointment she took me to a fancy restaurant downtown, we went to get pedicures, shopped at TJ Max for a while (where she bought me the Better Homes and Garden breast cancer special edition cookbook). I ended up having a great pampering and relaxing day and she also insisted on paying me at the end of the day! Who knew that answering that simple ironing job post could lead to a great mentor, friend, and older companion!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Officially Addicted!

So I recently purchased Photoshop CS3 for my MacBook Pro. I used to have the older version on my parents computer and decided it was time to start to learn this new version. I am a lover of scrapbooking and just recently got hooked on the digital way of doing it. It's awesome because I can do it on the couch without making my usual huge mess! I found an awesome website called Bittbox that has amazing tutorials and freebies! I nabbed a bunch of them and within a few hours I was hooked on creating my own brushes and making various backgrounds! I found a few pictures of me with my brother and my boyfriend and I and had a lot of fun making different layouts with them! I just thought I would share a little of my fun for the day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Beginnings

A new start always brings about new possibilities and adventures. I am starting a new one in a couple of different ways! I am a junior interior design major and just moved into a first apartment. I am living by myself in an apartment near my school for the summer. I've never done this before, but I can't say I hate it here after only a week! I'm also trying to manage two jobs and still find time for a social life! It's been so much fun decorating my first apartment and beginning this new adventure. I'm a color and design junkie and hope a few of you share the same joys and passions as I do!
The picture above is of my living room. I covered hand-me-down couches, found the end table on junk days, scored a deal on the vintage lamps, and recovered pillows with fabric from a upholstery outlet store. I love to play with color and have my space be fun and bright. The only problem is that I'm usually working on a very tight budget! I grew up learning to conserve money and now love to decorate my college spaces with minimal spending but adding monumental drama. I've been working and haven't had time to do much yet....but I can't wait for the finished product!