Pinterest Party Recap & Some Thank You’s!

Attention Everyone: I hosted a Pinterest Party over the weekend!!!

Ok… What the heck is that?

My friends all brought food items that most of them ;) made from a recipe on Pinterest and I supplied crafty stuff.  Then, we got our craft on and ate some delish food!  It was awesome!

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pinterest party teaser!

 

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crafts!

We made three things:

1. Decorative coozies!  Who wouldn’t want to drink a beverage out of some blinged out holders?

2. Shamrocks!! Don’t these fun shamrocks make you want to celebrate St. Patty’s Day every day in March?!

3. Wooden letters of our first name!  Ok, we didn’t carve the wood, but we did make them girly! :)

And here are some pics of my friends being pretty…

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ALSO, I’ve received two gifts from my blogging and IN REAL LIFE friends this past week!

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The first is my Cara Box from Gayle @ A Gayle Force.  It was such a cute box!  It contained:

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The second is this necklace from Erica @ Looking to the Stars.  It’s from a giveaway on her blog that I won!  Woop!  And thank god it is a bubble necklace because of course I haven’t bought one yet even though it’s one of the main trends of the year.  I’m so not trendy without peeps like her!  Bonus: main squeeze thought it looked “hot.”

Day 9: I Have Limited Amounts of Time for Date Night

When people talk about women in the workforce, conversations often focus on glass ceilings, discrimination and women’s rights.  Well, I think we may have missed something…

Working 40+ hours a week not only keeps me up worrying about my career path, but it has an impact on my available time and *most importantly* my beauty sleep for date night.  Whether I’m working on a tight deadline or I need to attend a client happy hour, my work often extends far beyond a normal 9-5 position and into hours that I could be spending QT with my main squeeze.  Or, even more importantly, my friends’ work often bumps into the time that they could be out meeting eligible suitors.  (Hello.  Watching Bachelor on DVR at odd hours of the night after we’ve excelled at work, cooked, done the dishes and found time to walk the dog will *sadly* only get us so far, ladies.)

I don’t need to remind you how men have it easy.  They can get home by 7, shower, stuff a burger down the throat and be at the neighborhood watering hole with some cold suds by 7:45.

So, what should we do?   How do we find (yet again) ways to juggle our professional and personal lives and look *hot* while doing it?!  I won’t pretend to have solved world hunger, but I do have one idea: let’s get creative. May I introduce you to the “workingITdate” outfit…

It’s nothing crazy or mind-blowing, but I wore this outfit the other night to both a work happy hour and date night dinner and I felt *gasp* sexy during both activities.  (For even more fun, remove sweater during dinner.)

And, while we’re at it, may I suggest not only getting creative with our date night outfits, but with the date night activities.  Ice cream after a long hard day?  A glass of wine at happy hour?  A long run during sunset?  Even a lunch outing, perhaps?

We may have to fight the glass ceiling in the corporate world, but may we rock the top of the dating ladder tall and proud – and stilettos in hand.

*Entire outfit except for bag: Banana Republic (slight obsession?)
*Bag: TJ Maxx
 
**This post was inspired by a writing opportunity for LuckyMag.com
 
***For the month of October, I’m participating in a 31 Days series with numerous other writers.  To read my entire series, please view this page.
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