Thursday, January 27, 2011

Green with envy

After I press "complete order" at an online store, the days leading up to its arrival are so painful. I literally die with anticipation. When I received my first pair of Piperlime shoes, I was in awe. I'm sure my pair of fabulous black riding boots came from aisle CC, 5th shelf, bin 21 in a warehouse somewhere in the South. But when I opened the box, I could only envision an elf putting together my box-o-fun while humming a joyous tune. The shoe boxes are always neatly wrapped with brown tissue paper sealed with a lime sticker and the receipts come inserted in these green envelopes. And the kicker? The boxes are lined with limes in the inside. What an impressionable service and an awesome customer experience!


Over the past few years, I've been collecting these little green envelopes in hopes of using them again. (Let's be honest, the beautifully lined boxes are awesome too, but saving shipping boxes would cause havoc in my studio apartment). Then it dawned on me, why not use them as greeting card holders! So I used one of these suckers for a birthday card.  I used watercolor pencils for the cake (I'll save my watercolor pencil saga for another post) and mini star brads for the candle light. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cheers to a new beginning.

One of my new year resolutions included documenting things about my life that capture my attention. 25 days later, I've finally taken the plunge to start my blog. Funny how determination springs forth from a lack of preoccupation. In an effort to spice up my life, I am designating my spare time working on building my blog.

I am a freshly minted MBA graduate still on a journey to finding a full-time marketing career. If there existed a perfect job, you best believe I am going to find it. I work part-time (from home) for a design firm as a project manager. Nothing beats wearing pajamas when your boyfriend dons a suit and a tie for work. I'm not a trendsetting fashionista, an amazing cook, nor a creative designer. I'm just a simple girl living in NYC and loving every minute of it.

I love everything Trader Joe's, so you'll find that a fair share of my posts will be dedicated to TJ's. In fact, I will start my very first blog dedicated to my favorite wine. During a wine tasting event in grad school, I fell in love with Lambrusco. It's similar to Prosecco, but it comes in both white and red varieties. So when I discovered Reggiano Lambrusco at my local Trader Joe's for less than $6, I squealed like a little girl . And I found these fabulous champagne flutes at Fishs Eddy for $3/each to go with it. There's something about drinking wine out of dainty glasses that add to the taste. Don't you agree?

I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas with you.