Remember me, friends? Whew… what a whirlwind week.
It was amazing being in Atlanta and I got so much work done. Do you guys ever wonder what other bloggers do for work? I am such a stalker that I am always wondering where bloggers live (like, city/region, not direct address, haha) or what they do for their job. Obviously most professionals aren’t going to want to mix work with blogging, but I’m just a Curious Carly I guess.
Hi my name is KJ, I live in Orlando, and I work from home for a Hardware/Securities company. My job is something most people don’t understand and even more people would never even realize it exists.
I’ll let that sink so you think I am more important than I am.
Back to my week… it was awesome. The office there is great and that’s where my boss works. The people there are a blast. I got an insane amount of work done. It’s so helpful for me to travel up there now and then. Working from home has insane benefits (no commute, happy pugs, less showering, homemade meals, being able to see Big Daddy more, etc) but it is hard to learn new things while on your own. So I am very lucky and grateful for an amazing boss and support network who help me touch base like this.
BEFORE I left though, I got to do something out of this world amazingly fun. Guess who I met?
No your eyes are not deceiving you, that’s my gal pal Hannah you probably know as HanieMarie on Twitter!
Months ago, we joked around about luring me to FL. I told her I’d never move to the Sunshine State. Then B and I got these opportunities and, well, the rest was history! Hannah and her husband just bought a home so I head west with B for their housewarming!
This is the stuff dreams are made of, people. It was so great to meet her friends and family, and finally get out to the gulf coast as FL residents.
And before we left, she took us out to the water. What a view! And the ocean isn’t too bad either! (Corny.)
Sunday I painted my nails Essie’s Case Study in preparation for my work trip.
When I got to Georgia I picked up my car (not a huge fan- a Suzuki Kizashi) and started working! Fun story: I spent 10 minutes trying to figure out how to open the gas cap. Insane.
The car did have air conditioning though, which I greatly appreciated. Since my Jeep doesn’t. I’ll remind you: I live in Florida. (Insert your sadness for me here.)
There were lots of Chick-Fil-A trips(GRILLED CHICKEN NUGGETS FTW!!!) and a few good workouts in the hotel gym. I also got to spend some time with an old friend and coworker, Angie. She has recently moved to Atlanta and we had dinner then drove around looking at some neighborhoods and rentals for her and her hubby. It was awesome to catch up!
Today it was finally time to return. I had a late flight but my trainer couldn’t go in today, so I attempted to get on an earlier flight. I had some issues with AirTran (was told I could ride standby on a flight, only to find out it was oversold, but was told there was an earlier flight I hadn’t been told about that I could have made.) I was sure I’d be waiting at the airport for 8 hours until my flight, but luckily it was ATL and I guess a bunch of people didn’t make it to the gate in time, so I got on the standby flight. And here I am!
And lucky me, when I got home I had two packages! My dress for next month’s wedding, and my first Julep Maven shipment!!!!! Best one cent I ever spent. I also recently bought two other polishes… here’s what I got this week:
On the left are my Julep hauls… they sent two toe separators (love those for pedicures!) and three colors, left to right they are Sasha, Lily, and Daisy. The color is a bit off, especially on the orange. It is more of a melon/coral color in person. I also couldn’t resist Nicole’s Mer-Maid For Each Other… it’s the most interesting, pretty, blue/gold/green color. I also picked up Sally Hansen’s Golden-I after seeing Amy from At the Pink of Perfection’s mani post a week or so ago.
I plan to use the gold for my manicure next month at my friend’s wedding. I am trying to decide what shade to apply tonight, but I’ll obviously update you all with a picture.
It’s $19.99 a month for at least $40 of Julep products. Want your first Julep Maven box for ONE CENT? (Yes that’s $0.01!) You can- just visit and sign up using this link and use promo code MAVENINTRO. Some benefits:
- 20% off all products in the Maven Boutique and free shipping (Julep polishes are $14 each!)
- You can do what I’m doing- refer people and every 2 referrals is a free month for you!
- As a new subscriber, you’ll get one free add-on. I just added a 4th polish to my next box for free!
- Between the 20th and 24th of each month you’ll be able to choose your box between five different style profiles (so you know you’ll like what you’re getting), add any add-ons for $4.99, OR- choose to send that month’s to a friend, or skip the month. You make your changes during this time and then if you don’t skip, it bills on the 27th.
For more info, you can check out their FAQ’s. But if you decide to become a Julep Maven, hook a sister up and use my link! Don’t forget to use promo code MAVENINTRO to get your first month for one cent. August is mostly chrome polishes… and on Facebook they said suedes are coming soon after that! Swoon!
So… what color should I try next? I’m thinking Sasha!
Oh, and for those of you who always comment how expensive Essie (and other $8-ish polishes) are when I post them, let me let you in on my secret… the CVS ExtraCare card!
Get one of these and make sure they have your email, and you’ll get emails like this:
You can’t buy stuff like sale items or alcohol with the 20% off but that’s what I do with my Essie and other pricey polishes that are sold there (Seche Vite, anyone!?!?!) I get these emails about once a month. It makes Essie polishes $6.40 pre-tax. You can’t beat that!
Now off to unpack and spend time with the pugs, and wait until B gets home late tonight… I am so glad to be home!