Monday, December 24, 2012

Cozy Eve

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There is nothing better than being at mom's house. The last couple of days have been spent cozying up in bundles and bundles of knits, lounging around, eating, baking, watch movies and eating some more.

Today the dude and I will be headed to Santa Barbara's State Street for some last minute buys and lunch.  

Happy Christmas Eve from my family to yours!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

One Year Anniversary!

I've been so caught up in work, interviews, and the bustle of holiday festivities that I totally forgot a very special anniversary...Lady In Plum's one year celebration! (which actually occurred 2 days ago on the 18th)

Can you believe it? It has been one solid year since LIP's very first blog post. I recall being extremely hesitant about making the blog public. I was scared of criticism, worried about what others would think, thought: "As a therapist, this would be completely unprofessional", and worried that I might not have the stamina to keep it going. Well, here we are, one year later...and posts are still going up pretty regularly. Albeit, not as frequently; I shall work on that...

To my delight, all my worries have been debunked. I have to say, that putting myself and my thoughts out into the blogosphere has brought about nothing but more love and a larger sense of community into my life. I have met some wonderful people through this platform, and I am so grateful for all the continued support. Cheers to LIP's 1st year, and cheers to many, many more! 

PS. Plenty of you are requesting more snapshots of outfits and other day-to-day-types of posts...I will do my best to do so bc they are so much fun, but it can be difficult to find time when Karl is available to snap some shots. But, we shall try! Otherwise, you can catch outfits on my instagram: @sheelo

Have a wonderful day and good luck on those last minute shopping trips! Xoxo

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Weekend to Ya

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It's been quite a busy week. Thank goodness the weekend is here! I have every intention of getting one last minute gift for a special someone. Then, besides attending a fun therapy workshop with friends, I shall enjoy doing nearly nothing at all. Don't you love it when your agenda is clear? Cheers to holiday cookies and the hustle and bustle of last minute errands. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wish Me Luck

I have a job interview today, wish me luck! I am looking for a therapy position that would be a great addition to my budding private practice. I just pray that I find a position that I am able to thrive in and serve others to the best of my abilities. Good luck to everyone out there who is also searching!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wedding Series: Perhaps St. Lucia?...

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                Top of Tuesday morning to ya! Amidst wrapping presents and humming holiday songs, my mind seems to always wander to wedding details. Lately, Karl and I have been bickering deciding on where to go for our Honeymoon. Yes, yes, I am sure you are all wondering why we are planning so far in advance. After all, the wedding isn't til next September. But the truth is, traveling is expensive! So, we figured, the sooner we know where we wanna go, the easier it will be to smooth out all the plans, buy airfare and book accommodations well in advance so we can assure ourselves a great rate on our trip.
                 We both agree that we want to spend our honeymoon somewhere warm. Karl wanted to go the quick and easy route and just head to Maui. Now, we have both been to Hawaii many times, yet neither of us have been to Maui. I have heard that Maui is beautiful, and much different than the other islands, but honestly, I want to spend my honeymoon somewhere I have never been before, even if it takes a full travel day to get there. <---And this is where Karl disagrees. He much rather spend less time in the air (He kinda doesn't like planes. Poor Karl).
                Recently, I came across resorts in St. Lucia, and gosh, It seems so beautiful there! For those of you who don't know, St. Lucia is an island in the Caribbean. Staying at the Viceroy Sugar Beach Resort is probably going to be where we will end up! Yay, I was able to convince Karl!  Now we just need search for deals on airfare and what not. Any suggestions?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Girly Gifts Under $50

Girly Gift Ideas

Sweater: J.Crew rainbow shirt / Loafers: Target Flat heels / Clutch: Black handbag / Watch: Rhinestone jewelry / Studs: Kate Spade jewelry / Lotion: Anthropologie / Makeup kit: Bare Escentuals / Notebooks: Rifle Journals

Happy Thursday! Tis the Season to give. Nothing feels better than finding or making the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Above are some great finds that are sure to please, yet won't break your budget. I think I shall do all my holiday shopping today, because if I wait any longer there will be nothing left on the shelves! Have yourself a Merry Thursday!

P.S. Pray for me as I continue my job hunt for the perfect part-time therapy position at a local agency. Ideally, I would love to continue building my practice while also working for a non-profit. Later today I will be nestled up at a coffee shop sipping chai tea while filling out job applications after knocking out my holiday shopping. *Fingers crossed* 

Monday, December 3, 2012

December To-Do's

December To Do's

Doesn't driving at night get way better during this time of year? You can't tell me that seeing all those twinkly lights doesn't lift your spirits. Anyhow, these are a few things that I intend on accomplishing this month...

1) Stick to a strict Xmas shopping budget. Like, for reals. Oh, and attempt to shop at small businesses.

2) Create Xmas cards on, and actually mail them on time. 

3) Learn how to bake a pie or cake from scratch.

4) Clean out my closets and donate as much as possible. Tis the season to give!

5) Become a regular yoga student. I recently started volunteering at a yoga studio, yay for free unlimited classes!

6) Finally make an appointment at DryBar. I wanna see what all the hype is about.

7) Finish reading at least 2 books on my kindle.

8) Find the perfect red lipstick.

What are some things you are looking forward to this month?
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