I told you on stories yesterday that I would share my working from home experience thus far. It's safe to say it hasn't necessarily been smooth sailing.
The first weekend we were told to stay home was my birthday weekend. I had a trip planned and opted to use one of my PTO days for my actual birthday (a Monday). I wasn't able to go home that weekend to see my parents. I didn't want to waste PTO so I ended up working on my birthday. Once my actual birthday rolled around (3/23) it was as good as it could be I suppose. My people managed to make it special considering the circumstances. My Mom and Dad sent me birthday cake and my boyfriend brought over il bracco for dinner. All was well until I started crying that night because I missed my family. As soon as I'm allowed to go home I'm going to celebrate it. Even if it's in June haha.
Fast forward to the next week and I realize I'm really not sleeping. It's taking me 2-3 hours to fall asleep and then I wake up around 2/2:30 and lay there wide awake until about 5. I can't tell if I'm worried about losing my job (I work in oil and gas) or getting the virus. Maybe both? I thought I was dealing with it all in a great way but something deep down was keeping me from getting enough sleep. Since that week I've been taking sleeping medicine each night. It works and I hope to be able to stop taking it once this storm has passed.
Week 3: I love working from home. Capital L. It's so peaceful. There's no one around to interrupt me or distract me. I've decided that from here on out I only want to apply for jobs that allow me to work remotely. There's a small sense of freedom, but not enough.
This is a weird time. I miss my family and I miss pilates class. I'm afraid to turn the corner to see what next week will bring. Whatever it is I hope I'm strong enough to get through it and brave enough to be transparent with you. Share the fun things, the shiny shoes, but also the raw unfiltered moments where I don't want to post on social media because I have nothing positive to talk about.
At the beginning of the month I decided to give Poshmark a shot. There are so many items taking up space in my tiny apartment and they don’t get the attention that they deserve. Clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry. Most that have only been worn once or twice and are practically new! I can’t wear them all and I know that there are women out there who would be able to make better use of them. Women who like to wear the fancy brands but don’t want to pay full price.
My Poshmark page has been successful but I have this desire to post the items here. To keep everything in one place. SometimeSaturday is a space I created back in 2016 in order to share the things I wear. Share great deals and pretty pieces of clothing. That concept and strategy has not changed, only grown stronger over the years.
Let me know what you think. Do you use Poshmark? Are you curious about which pieces I’m selling and what I’m selling them for?
We tried this chili recipe for the first time last night and it was pretty good! I added one can of corn to the recipe and then a little cheddar cheese and sour cream on top once each bowl was ready to serve.
Blooms Hook Rack to hang by the front door.
Mini cube magnets for the fridge.
Glitter knots to decorate your desk, bookshelf, of side table.
Hanging frames available in black, rose gold, and brass.
Hello Lovely bathmat. Such a cheerful thing to see each morning.
Hanging jewelry organizer available in two different tones.
Bath towel collection available in gray, gold and white.
Rosette quilt. Available in six colors.
USB Candle Lighter (for your eco-friendly friends or family members)
Misona mat available in six colors.
For some reason this makes me smile. It's bananas doormat.
Faux fur throw blanket. I have this in white and LOVE it!
A few days ago I made a second attempt at cooking Sunday dinner. I found a recipe for homemade meat sauce labeled as “easy.” Thank goodness it was in fact easy and took less time than the Kale soup to prepare.
I paired the meat sauce with whole wheat pasta, Caesar salad, and a peanut butter chocolate pie for dessert.
Everything turned out better than I expected. Both recipes are ones I would make again.
This set of Rachael Ray baking sheets is on sale for $29. If you use the code WKND when you checkout online it will bring your total down to $23. Twenty three dollars for 3 cookie sheets!
Originally, this set was priced at $59! I would say $23 is a pretty good deal. Be sure you choose in store pickup in order to get around having to pay for shipping.
I purchased this set several weeks back. The only baking sheet I had before was given to me by my Mom. I don’t cook very often but I am proud to say I’ve got the baking thing down. I can make a mean cookie!
Several retailers are having sales this weekend for Labor Day. Macy’s is one of them. The set of glasses I shared with you last week are also on sale for $15.
I took a short break from blogging back in July and it has been difficult to get back in the swing of things. Before that break, sharing details about my life had become a habit. I’ve been posting, writing, and sharing stories with you since the fall of 2016. I love to share, I wouldn’t continue on this path if I didn’t. There are times though when I wish I could hide. That sounds dramatic but it’s true. Through SometimeSaturday you are able to see all sides. The good, the bad, and the ugly. That’s intimidating.
At the beginning of July I took a whole week off in order to spend time with my family. That break allowed me to recharge and get away from my typical tasks. By the time I got back to Dallas I longed to keep to myself. That feeling of safety when I was back home is something I wish I felt day to day. I decided to keep my new apartment and new relationship to myself. Somehow that made everything feel even more exciting. It felt like mine and no one else’s.
I am finally (at a slow pace that I apologize for) starting to share more and more, little by little. Just like you’re used to. Especially those of you who have followed this fashion blog since the beginning. I’m just a regular woman with good days and bad. A great amount of confidence offset by days of self doubt. I appreciate those of you who continue to follow along. Those who tell my Mom how much you enjoy reading my blog posts. Those of you who send sweet messages/texts/emails when you use one of my links to purchase an item you saw on SometimeSaturday.
I most likely will never have a million followers or be able to share 20 items at a time like other bloggers, but I do promise to continue to share my story and all of the things that make me feel most confident. We all deserve to look and feel our very best. I have a letter that my grandma wrote to me years ago framed on my desk at work. It reads “Enjoy every day for you deserve all the happiness in the world. I love you.” It’s a nice reminder that I have some pretty powerful people in my corner, people who are rooting for me and want me to be the best I can be. That’s what I wish for you. I hope you’re able to enjoy each day and I hope you’re able to experience the happiness you deserve.
Up until last week I only had one set of glasses for the kitchen. Six from a set that my Mom gave me and two plastic cups I picked up at Target one weekend.
I found this set online and decided to order a set of 4. I thought the shape was interesting and I like that they’re not super sized like one of those cups from 7 Eleven.
Right now the set of 4 is on sale for less than $20. I believe they’ll go back to full price on August 21st. If you like them be sure to place your order by tomorrow evening. Macy’s usually does not offer free shipping unless your purchase totals $50. Because of that, I usually have my Macy’s orders shipped to the NorthPark location here in Dallas. Once your order is ready for pickup, they’ll email you to let you know. I try not to pay for shipping, especially when it’s something like this and you’re getting a really great deal!
Ya’ll have a great week : )
The ability to pursue without growing tired.
Is there an area in your life where you’re relentless? I sure hope so. My challenge for myself this week is to be relentless. It’s so common to grow tired and weary and eventually withdraw from the race to take an easier path. Don’t do that. Hang in there. You’re capable of anything and you can achieve whatever your heart desires.
I believe in you. God believes in you. His love is relentless and I hope you know that.