Monday, March 21, 2011

A Ninja Riding a Unicorn Pinata!

I've gotten back on a sewing kick recently and have been making things for friends and for my new Etsy shop. I've made a few custom patterns and dabbled with a few ideas...but one of my absolute favorites has got to be a little ninja stuffed friend that I made for my friend Bethany!

I love ninjas! She loves ninjas! Okay...everybody loves ninjas...don't they?

{well...all I can say is...if it's wrong to love ninjas...then I don't want to be right!} I came home from work...checked my email...and saw that I had been tagged in a picture on Facebook. When I clicked it...I saw something epic!!

...A ninja riding a unicorn...piñata!! Yes...I'll say it again! A Ninja riding a unicorn piñata!

Seriously...check it out!

All I can say it that if that doesn't make you happy...then you're way too serious and need to lighten up! Thank you Bethany! You're awesome! You have combined three of my favorite things into something epic! {and given me the urge to make more ninja stuffed friends...and maybe unicorns...}

Happy Monday!! I hope that you all have an awesome week!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happiness + Butterflies

The past week has been incredible! New job. New outlook. New attitude. New excitement!!

{enter...happiness...bliss...and serious butterflies!}

Yes...I've been waking up an hour earlier than I normally do...due to sheer joy and excitement!

Yes...I have stumbled into the wrong conference room...on more than one occasion in the past week. 

Yes...I'm the new girl and feel like I'm asking a million questions. 

Yes...I'm falling in love with my job a little bit more everyday!

For those of you who know probably know that I left my job of nearly 5 years a week and a half ago to embark on a new adventure with one of Memphis' most amazing organizations.

The decision to leave what I knew and try something different was not an easy decision to make, but the mission of the organization that I've moved to pushed me in the direction to make a change.

{talk about a whirlwind!}

So...I'm a week in and know in my heart that I made the right decision. In so many ways, it's such a blessing to have the opportunity to wake up, go to work, spend the day doing something that I love and know that at the end of the day, what I'm doing is helping others. I feel like this is where I'm meant to be and feel so thankful to have found it.

{hmmmm...that's great! but...what does this have to do with me?}

Good question! The short answer is...take a chance on something if you think you'll love it. Or...if you think there's a slight chance that you might love some research and figure out if it's something that you want to do. Life is too short to put your happiness on hold.

Sometimes you have to stop and consider bringing back the butterflies. I'm sure that the solution is different for everyone. Maybe it's getting a pet...or learning how to sew...or even going on a trip. In could be anything that brings you joy!

For was making the decision to join an incredible organization who's work and mission I truly believe in. In short...the butterflies are back...and I'm thrilled!

So...go find yours! I'm sure that they'll be happy to see you...and will stick around as long as you'll let them!

Happy Monday!