May 11, 2016

Midweek Ramblings + Recent Purchases.




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Ramblings:
  • Moving: In this week alone I have not only graduated college, but also moved into my first apartment! I lived on campus in different dormitories for all four years, so this apartment brings many "firsts:" my first big-girl bed, my first kitchen, and first walk-in closet, just to name a few things! As excited as I am to have all of the little luxuries of adult life in my new home, moving itself isn't very fun. As I am still recovering from my concussion, I have to take unpacking and organizing one day at a time, so things are coming along slower than I would have liked. I'm hoping to still keep going strong by doing a little more unpacking with each day!
  • Something for the blog: Be sure that you're following me on Snapchat @miss_alk, because this evening after work I am starting on something new and exciting for Southern Belle in Training! I have been planning this for awhile. 
  • A shout-out to my other job: I've mentioned this before on here, but my "day job" for the past few years during the school year has been working part time as a babysitter for some wonderful Charlotte families. I am excited to continue babysitting this year while I am in Broadcasting school , and currently my jobs from the school year are still going on. I had to take a few weeks off of work unexpectedly after the concussion (mainly since I couldn't drive!), but this week was my first week back to work. In the time that I was gone from the families that I work for, two of the girls that I watch had found my blog. :-) I had a very fun afternoon yesterday going through some older blog posts with them and answering a lot of questions about blogging! I am truly blessed to currently have the two best jobs in the world: babysitting and being a blogger! 
  • Blogging meet-up: I am the Regional Coordinator for North Carolina for the the InfluenceHer Blogger Network (formally the Her Campus Blogging Network), and every 1-2 months I try and plan fun blogging meet-ups for local Charlotte and North Carolina bloggers and members of this region of the IHC! We have our next meet-up this weekend. If you are a local Charlotte or NC blogger, please email me ASAP, I would love to invite you to our event! 

Purchases:
  • These fun shorts will be on the blog soon, and I am looking forward to wearing them this summer as well! They're a perfect way to add a nautical touch to a summer ensemble. 
  • Fuschia has become one of my new favorite colors to wear over the past couple of years. When I saw this bright top, I knew that I had to have it! 
  • I need to admit that over the past weekend, in a very short amount of time I spent a scarily large amount at a discount home goods store near my apartment. #FirstApartmentProbs haha! I purchased everything from bedroom accent pillows to bar stools for my kitchen! This pillow looks very similar to one of the accent pillows that I bought- I can't wait to share a bedroom tour on the blog next month! 



     xoxo Miss ALK

16 comments:

  1. That's too cute that the girls were asking about blogging! You might have some "bloggers in training" there! ;)

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  2. Oh my gosh I can relate when I moved into my first (and second) (and third) apartments I went crazy spending money for decorating. It is so exciting! So funny that the girls you nanny found your blog! I bet it made them love you even more😊

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  3. Congrats on graduating and moving into an apartment!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  4. Congrats again on graduating! So many exciting things to come for you :)

    xoxo, Jenny

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  5. So excited for you and all your accomplishments!

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  6. Congrats on graduating and your big move!! I agree...moving is NOT fun! After my husband and I got married in August, I moved in but then jumped back in to a new school year. I never actually finished packing completely and my closet/office room is still filled with boxes and rubbermaids. Planning on tackling this as soon as the school year is over!

    xo Ashley

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  7. I swear moving is stressing me out so much too!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  8. Congratulations on your move!

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  9. Yay! Followed you on Snapchat!

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  10. Congrats again on graduating! So jealous of your walk in closet and can't wait to see you on Sunday!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  11. Such an exciting time for you. Yah for the walk in closet!! :)

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  12. I'm happy you're feeling a bit better and how exciting about the apartment! Ah!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  13. Congratulations on your first apartment, that is so exciting! There's nothing quite like having a place to call your own and decorate how you like!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  14. Your first apartment is always an amazing experience. Added you on SnapChat. Really not familiar with the platform, excited to learn!

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  15. I'm so glad you're feeling better & I absolutely cannot wait until you have your cute apartment all done so you can give us a "tour"!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  16. Congrats on your first apartment! I hope the unpacking process is over as quickly as possible.

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