Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

May 24, 2013

Yesterday was AWESOME.

     So many wonderful things happened to me yesterday that I just had to do a blog post to share. I'm starting to realize more and more how important it is to be thankful for the "little things" in life. I'm the type of person who gets bored easily and sometimes I worry that I'm hard to please, so trying to be grateful for all of life's smaller blessings is something new for me, but I think it's going well!

     To start off, some wonderful news and a praise report: I GOT A SECOND SUMMER JOB!!! I blogged back in March or April about how nervous I was for finding a job this summer, since the bakery that had worked at for the past two summers was closing. All in all I probably applied to 30+ businesses... restaurants, stores, hotels and more! I did as many in person applications as I could when I came home for Easter break, and then many more online ones after I went back to school. Honestly I'm glad that I filled that many out because so far I've only heard back from about five businesses. Anyways, I was so nervous about finding employment that not only gave me enough hours but was also something that I enjoyed! But God always provides. :-) My first summer job (that I was hired for last week) involves working with children, which I'm really excited about! I used to baby-sit quite a bit during my middle school and early high school years, so it'll be fun to get some hands-on experience with kids again. My second summer job, which I got hired for yesterday, will be working at an upscale little home goods and accessories shop in a neighboring town! I am super excited about this job because I get to dress up for work everyday! So far everything seems to be working out between balancing hours for both jobs... the first job will be mostly weekdays in the daytime and my second job will be weeknights and weekends. I was thrilled enough when I got my first job, but the hours weren't quite enough for me to make the amount of money needed to take care of my expenses at school for the year (like food, shopping, school supplies, etc). But with this second job I will be just fine in the money department, and I'll even be able to start adding to my savings account again! God is seriously so, so good!

     Now for some other blessings: I posted a couple days ago about the upcoming vacation that my mom and I are taking to Las Vegas. Well, we got the detailed paperwork about our trip today and as my mom was reading the fine print she caught something about "free show tickets." She called up the travel agent and as it turns out included with our vacation package was two tickets to a choice of several fun Las Vegas shows! We ended up deciding on a magic show and we will be seeing it on our fourth night of the trip. Many shows in Las Vegas are very expensive to attend so the fact that we get to see an extra one without any additional cost is wonderful! This is definitely a lesson to me in the future to always read the fine print in travel documents. ;-)

     I love the color mint so much and I'm thrilled at how "in" it's been lately! I've been really interested in buying some mint nail polish. While I was out doing errands today I found an old TJ Maxx gift card in my wallet. I stopped by the nearest store to see how much was on the gift card, and the clerk told me that it only had $2.85 left. I know you can get good deals at TJ Maxx- but something for under three dollars?! I really didn't want to spend my own money on buying a more expensive item (I was there before I found out about getting my second job) so I started browsing the little items that they sell by the register. Well, our TJ Maxx had just gotten in a shipment of some good quality nail polishes, and had them discounted! I found a gorgeous mint colored polish that only cost a little bit more than my gift card! I think I've blogged before about how I don't ever really buy the salon brands of nail polish (The 99 cent ones at Walmart are fine for me!) so this was a lovely little treat and surprise. It also will match the new beach cover-up that I got for the Vegas trip! The brand is Orly and I can't wait to try it out! Isn't it a pretty color?!

     I received my first Netflix DVD in a long while today- 7th Heaven Season 8 disk 5! 7th Heaven will always be my #1 favorite TV show, and I've missed watching it regularly! It isn't on Netflix instant watch which is why I haven't watched it as often this year. Hopefully I can get back on schedule with it this summer though, it's such a great show with wonderful Christian values, and I have seriously learned to much from watching it! It's always a good day when I get a Netflix DVD in the mail.

And lastly, encouragement in my day (and past weeks!) has come from all of you! The amazing bloggers behind all of my favorite blogs never cease to amaze and inspire me. Sometimes I'm just in awe of how wonderful the blogging community is. I love reading your comments, and I love getting e-mails from my favorite bloggers responding to my comments on their posts!

     What are some little or big blessings in your life this week? Do share!

     Have a beautiful weekend friends! I'll be relaxing and enjoying my last weekend of free time before my work schedule kicks in. I start my second job on Monday- eeek so excited!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. YAY! I am so happy to hear about your jobs! They both sound great and wonderful fits for you! I love when God provides, and how He cares about the smallest details of our lives! :) Happy weekend, pretty!

  2. Sounds like you had a great day! Good start to summer for sure!

  3. looooooved reading this post--congrats on the second job sista! I just sent you a supeeer long email, haha. can't wait to hear back from youuuu!!

  4. I'm so so excited for you!!! Isn't it crazy when God does so much more than you could have imagined? He is so good! I love that you mentioned 7th heaven because in January I started watching it in the afternoons and I get made fun of for it. :) Haha! I love it too!!


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