Saturday, January 30, 2010

Job Update

Here is what is up with my job situation for all the family and friends out there that want to know. lol.

I got a job at a coffee shop named Cup O' Joy. It is located in Dakota Dunes, SD. Like 2 minutes away from my old job. I am super excited about this job and I think it will be a blast. I love making coffee for people. It will be a nice change of pace and a lot less stress. They also have awesome wraps and soup, so everyone can come and visit me...just give me a little time to learn the ropes :)

You can pray I find another job too. The coffee shop job will not pay enough or have enough hours. I think I really want to be a fitness instructor and teach yoga, pilates, and Zumba classes. That would be fun and I think I would be really good at that.

I have learned to rely on God through this difficult time of not knowing where he wants me to be. Hopefully I have been faithful to him and STILL need to be faithful that he is gonna provide enough money for David and I. Which he always does provide, so no worries!

I am a good graphic designer and that was solid in my head, God just needed to humble me. I think he was saying, "Whatever you think is solid in your life, (for me this was graphic design) is not solid. The only thing that is solid is Me, Jesus. You need to put your trust in Me more." I needed that reminder. I was reminded that it is not about having the highest title, most power, a lot of money, to be famous, or anything of that sort. It is about being able to give God the glory for everything that I do. Whether it is a barista at a coffee shop or the best graphic designer, He deserves my availability whenever and wherever. This is what I can take away from this experience. I am still learning a lot and my life still feels really unstable, but I couldn't be happier! I will take it one day at a time putting my trust in Jesus, my best friend.    
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding;

 6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Project Runway Review (Episode 3, The Highs and Lows of Fashion)

This week the designers had to be in pairs. Wow, what a challenge. They also had to create a surprise 2nd look on the 2nd day for $50.00. Here is my review:
{least favorite outfit award} designer, Ping
She was hilarious to watch, but just didn't "cut it" (pardon the pun Ping...hahaha) for me or the judges. I am glad she was the one to go. Maybe she will get some experience and come back in season 9 or something.

{outfit I would wear award} designer, Emilio
and designer, Anna

{beautifully constructed award} designer, Maya

{most creative award} designer, Mila

{favorite designer award} Emilio Sosa
So far everything he has produced, I have loved. He uses clean line and has a graphic eye that appeals to me. He seems to always do "patchy" designs which are really intricate and always looks well placed. The fit of his dresses are perfect. I predict he will be in the top 3.

{food for thought award} designer, Anthony
Anthony's dress reminds me of what the witch from the movie "Chronicle of Narnia" would wear. Do you see the connection?
Ok, so maybe a far stretch, but that is what first came into my mind. :)

Thats all...hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anyone up for a sunny day?

Old man winter got you down? I am getting a little depressed with all this cold weather. It truely seems like winter will never end...sigh.
Here are some images to keep your spirits a litte lighter & brighter.(source)


Ahh, I feel better and a little brighter now :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Project Runway Review (espisode 2, The Fashion Farm)

Project Runway was so good last night.
The challenge was to make an outfit out of a burlap bag:
Let me tell you what, they did a fantastic job! There were a lot of outfits that turned out great and a couple that turned out not so great. See below for my awards for the week:
{least favorite outfit award} designer, Ping

{outfit I would wear award} designer, Emilio

{beautifully constructed award} designer, Seth

{most creative award} designer, Mila

{honorable mention award} designer, Amy
Adorable and so flowy. How did she do that with burlap?!?

{favorite designer award} Seth Aaron Henderson

Over the past 2 weeks, I have liked his work. Edgy, with clean lines. Always awesome detailing on the back, I predict he will be in the top 3.
That is all for now...what was your favorite of this week?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New purchase

A purse is an accessory that you take everywhere. It goes to the grocery store, to church, to work, to restaurants, to the gym, and to anywhere and everywhere you go! I am a fan of a big purse. That way I can always have my water bottle with me, and my Bible (usually just carried on Sundays, but I should carry it all the time ;)
I am super pumped about my new purchase. It is called Ocean Oasis Tote (source). I plan on using it all spring and summer because of the fresh, bright color. It reminds me of the blue that is a signature for Tiffany & Co.
Isn't it beautiful?!? Did I mention it was on SALE! What more could I girl want.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Recap for all of those who don’t know. After the 29th of January, I will not be employed with my current company as a graphic designer. They are outsourcing my department. Lol.

So…I have been looking for jobs for a while. I have talked to a lot of people. Given my resume to everyone I meet practically. I showed my portfolio to a couple of “key players”, if you will, here in Sioux City. Trying everything I can to get a graphic design job. Nothing has come up…yet.

I interviewed and got offered a job at the 4-H extension office in Sioux City. I would have been doing the marketing for 4-H. After much prayer and getting wise advise from others, I turned this job down today. It was hard to do because it had everything I needed (money, benefits, vacation, ect). I was not excited for this job. I felt that I would defiantly not like being a “marketer”. I would not enjoy the tasks. I felt like if I were to take the job, I would only be giving it 50% of me and be using this position as a temporary job until I found something else I liked better. I didn’t want to do that to them, that character is not something I want to be known for. I do understand the fact that life is filled with things you don’t want to do. It is a part of life. For me, it was more than not enjoying the tasks. It was missing God telling me this was the right place for me to be. Very key for me to have God showing me and telling me if it is right or wrong. By me not taking this job, it is stretching my faith. I have never had to use this much faith in my life. Truly I can say that God is going to provide a job for me. Something that He wants me to do, I have no idea what this is because it seems to me that I have tried everything and looked everywhere. God is so much bigger than a job and He can do whatever he wants in my life. One thing I have learned in the past that God’s timing is always awesome and so perfect. Can I get an amen to that?!? I am trying to be patient and listen to what God has to show me. I am excited about His plan not mine, some times easier said than done though!

A verse that is keeping me going. Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

With all this being said, thank you for taking the time to read. Please keep me and my job in your prayers, as I know you have been. I feel them. Thank you.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project Runway season 7

This is my favorite show and it premieres tonight! I am excited and can't wait to watch it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

WANTED: missing people in 2010

There are a couple people in my life that are leaving me behind in 2009. lol. I will miss seeing these people frequently...

I am going to miss Cassie Risetter (middle) and Denise Melo (right).
My co-workers in the last 10 months of 2009. Spending every day with them was a blast. Getting to know them was a blessing. I learned so much from them, even if it was how much water to put in your crock pot for a roast, or eating the best soup on earth (red pepper Gouda soup, from Cup of Joy) with them. We are all going our separate ways, finding different jobs and such. Time to move on. I have a feeling, a hope, and a prayer we will meet again in the future. Thanks ladies for all you did for me. I will miss seeing you every day! (thanks to Denise for making these Christmas sweaters in the picture above!!!)

I am going to miss the Stark family.
They are moving to Texas because John Stark (my brother-in-law) got a job down there, and when I say "down there" I mean way down there, in San Antonio! Instead of seeing this family about once a month, or every other month, I will probably see them a couple times a year. I can't wait to go and visit. I hope that day comes sooner than later, and during the cold months preferably. lol. We are going to Skype on New Years day. Can't wait.

Ringin' in 2010

Happy New Year!