Friday, February 27, 2009
Today, I got a job-and it's a perfect fit for me. I'm on a 90-day trial period to make sure I would be good in the position, but it's still a great opportunity. I'm really excited and I start Monday. I will let you know how it goes!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.
Even though this pair of socks took me eons to complete, I would really like to make more. I do think that sock knitting is addicting. I really want to try it on circs though, because I think that would be faster for me. I would love to have a drawer full of handknit socks one day, that sounds wonderful! However, I should start with a single pair of socks for myself first:) Also, proof that I have a degree! I got it in the mail the other day and framed it this morning. You see it pictured here on top of all the jobs I've sent my resume in for and haven't got. The most expensive piece of paper I will ever own, this degree. I thought it would seem more...prestigous. Oh well. Oh, and I put it in a frame I already had (yay for free!).
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Our "romantic" dinner setup, plus lilies for me! (They're all blooming now-so pretty!)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hope all is well! And I will be back soon!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Growing up, my mother was always decorating and redecorating the home we lived in. My dad worked all day and my mom was a homemaker, and she always kept a beautiful home. My only issue with that, is that growing up, I lived in one of those museum houses....where you weren't supposed to touch anything. We also had white carpet, which with 4 kids and a dog, was never kept clean easily (I'm sure it drove my mom nuts). Anyhow, my mom was always rearranging furniture, and allowing us to switch bedrooms with our siblings. It was fun to be able to have a fresh space and to reinvent it as well.
I think this is where my interest for interior design came in at first. My mom passed away when I was 14 (another topic for another day), and after that it was just me, my brother and my dad living in the house. I think maybe I felt as though someone had to take on the responsibility to fill her shoes and keep up the house. I was also the only female left in the house, so living with two guys was definitely challenging.
Once my brother moved out of the house, I got to keep his room. I was in high school, with two bedrooms in my dad's house-the coolest thing ever (living in a one-bedroom apt now, I'm jealous of those times). I used one room as my sleeping and clothes space, and the other as my craft space and dance area. Being able to personalize both rooms, both to different styles, was probably what opened up the window for my interest in design.
After talking with a counselor, it was suggested that I look into design school. At first, I sort of shrugged off the idea. At the time, I wanted to own a bed and breakfast (even though I had never been to one before). After research, I decided interior design was exactly what I wanted to do, and off I went to college.
I recently earned my Bachelor's of Art degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado. If you ask me why I went into design, it's because I feel as though everyone deserves to live in a place they love, and that I feel like a functional home can bring families closer. I want to make sure as I go through life, that I keep my ideas and values in mind through all that I do. With the economy in the state it is, the need for interior design is minimal, and design jobs are scarcely available. I want to keep in mind to have integrity for whatever work I do, whether it be interior design or not, and to try my best to do things that will impact others positively.
That's my two cents for today.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Hope everyone is doing well, I'm checking my email religiously...in case they decide earlier than expected:)
Friday, February 6, 2009
I have that nervous butterflies, aching stomach feeling and I'm slightly nauseous. The more I think about the job, the more I want it. I should know better than to get my hopes up, but it's what I do. I keep going over every question and scoffing at my answers...geez....and I even practiced! Let's hope they check my references, that'd help me.
If I get the job, I will share more...then again, if I don't get it, I will probably tell you anyways. I can't keep this from the blog. But right now, it will be a mystery as far as what company and details. I don't want to jinx it. However, it may be too late...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here's an interior design-y thing for you all. I hope you like it. I will post pics soon of my office space. This is my "Office Shopping List" of things that I would like to get to improve my little office area.
Everything is labeled in case you are interested in it. I can't get enough of the Shy Pig mousepad-I based the whole color scheme around it's cuteness!
With my office, or office area, rather- I want a space that is clean and functional, but fun too. I chose the mousepad and funky-colored wastebasket(I would only get one...but I like all of the colors) for a fun flare. I chose the magnetic and bulletin board for function and because they go well with my desk, and I chose that cool white chair from Target because it rocks. Blue file folders would be awesome to have, and the price is right (they're on sale). But that could be a cool DIY thing, too. I also chose those cubes at the top because they are great for storage, and good sizes, too.
I realized through taking pics of my office area, that it is not so awesome right now. So I will wow you all with this part first, then show you what I'm working with.
Hopefully I will be able to make this happen. It's all rather affordable, besides the chair. Office chairs are spendy!
Let me know what you think about this, and if you have ideas, questions, comments, etc.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Do you want to see some of my stuff? I will start posting it anyways...and I will post some stuff of the work I've done in the apartment. This will be much funner when income is in the picture, but possibly more creative without:)
Better get to sketching!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting!
Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, 'PULL OVER!'
'NO!' the blonde yelled back, 'IT'S A SCARF!'
Monday, February 2, 2009
The EcoBook MiNi has 20 pages of 35% recycled regular weight blank white paper, and 10 pages of heavy-duty cardstock as well. Having the mix allows you to see if you need a lighter writing paper or a heavier drawing paper. I'm really excited about these, I was making them all day yesterday and they were a lot of fun. If you are interested in them, they are for sale in my Etsy shop (and there are a few different colors too) at http://www.rachelmaydesigns.etsy.com/
Oh and one day, I will own a Mini Cooper-I hope:)