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Archive for June 2010

White water rafting

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Note: I meant to post this one before I posted about my birthday. Whoops!

For Father's Day weekend/my birthday weekend, we went white water rafting on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. We've been going rafting for the past ten plus years, and we even have our own raft.

Megan, my dad, me, and Holly went rafting. Megan invited one of her friends, and my dad invited some friends too.

Megan can't take her leg in the water, so she got a piggy back ride

Holly loves rafting!

My 23rd birthday

Monday, June 28, 2010

My birthday was on June 19th, while I was in North Carolina. We didn't really celebrate that weekend, so I had a birthday celebration WEEK!!

On Friday the 18th, two summer interns decorated my cubicle in green streamers (green is my favorite color). They also gave me green dish towels and a green oven mitt. Our secretary made me a strawberry cake! Yum!

On Monday 14 co-workers and I went out for my birthday lunch. We went to a sushi place. One of my co-workers reserved one of those special rooms where you can eat on the floor. So fun!

Monday night, my mom cooked my birthday dinner and made me strawberry cake.

My mom gave me Rachael Ray casserole dishes, and my sisters gave me green spatulas.

On Tuesday I went to a local restaurant with a friend. The restaurant won The Best Dessert in town award for their peanut butter truffle. It was SO good!

Wednesday night, I had dinner with my sister, my dad, and my step-mom at PF Chang's. My dad gave me a KitchenAid food processor!

2nd Business Trip

My second trip was to Orlando at the beginning of May. I was waiting to post pictures because I was hoping to get copies of photos that my co-workers took, but I'm still waiting for those pictures...

I was SO thankful to go on this trip because I got to go with my favorite co-workers!

We stayed at a great hotel - The Westin on International Drive.

We spent a lot of time laying by the pool.

We also went shopping at the outlet malls, saw Cirque du Soleil (amazing!), had an incredible dinner at Downtown Disney and went to Universal.

It probably doesn't sound like it, but we were primarily there for work. In the mornings and early afternoons, we attended the GSA Expo and were able to meets many furniture vendors. I learned so much and had a great time in Orlando!

Spring Pilgrimage of Homes

Monday, June 14, 2010

I love going on house tours. When I was away at college, the two yearly house tours fell during my finals week, one in the spring and one in the winter. One things I really enjoy about being back home is going on these house tours with my mom. The Spring Pilgrimage this year was in Olde Towne.

We weren't supposed to take pictures inside the homes, but I loved this teenage girl's room:


Future Apartment Finds

Friday, June 11, 2010

I currently live at home with my mom, but I plan on getting my own place before next year. I've slowly been buying a few furniture pieces when I find good deals.

At work we have an email version of a bulletin board. People sell all kinds of things: dogs, houses, treadmills, and furniture (my favorite). Last month I was signed up to take an upholstery class, and I needed an inexpensive furniture piece to use for class. This is what I found on our electronic bulletin board:

I know, it's pretty hideous, but perfect for my purpose. Most importantly it only cost $20! Unfortunatly, my upholstery class was cancelled, but I still plan on reupholstering the chair. This is the fabric I chose:

I also found this green fabric, which I plan on using for window treatments:


First TDY: San Antonio

Thursday, June 10, 2010

At work there are five junior designers, and we all started a year ago. My boss decided a couple months ago to give us each a special project (read: a project that requires more work). My special project was for the Air Force (we primarily do Army projects). The great thing about this project was that it required travel! So in April I went on my very first TDY, and I got to go to San Antonio. I was pretty excited, and thankfully I was able to do a little sightseeing.

The Alamo:


I head a rumor that I might be able to go back after the furniture is installed, and I hope this is one rumor that comes true!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

For several months my life got pretty boring, and I didn't feel like anything to blog about. Then, things got interesting again, but I had blog fear. Fran has encouraged me to be a "fearless blogger", but I held back because I was worried about who reads my blog. I have a hilarious wedding story that I started blogging about, but it would be awful if the bride or any of her friends read my blog. So I just didn't blog at all.

I'm trying to turn over a new blog leaf. Next post: my first TDY (or business trip).