Friday, February 26, 2010

It's a Good Day, Actually, It's a Good LIFE!

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It's Friday and the sun is shining! Thank goodness the weekend is here. I'm telling you, the best feeling for me is looking at the clock on my desktop and seeing 5:00pm. I punch out and drive my car far, far, away from the office. It's kind of like that feeling when you see kids run off the bus to their house! Haha, yeah that's me in an adult sense.

Good news! My husby found a place for us in San Diego! Yes, I now have an address in San Diego, well actually not till mid March, but still.

Any exciting plans for the weekend? Mine consists of attending a sushi birthday dinner then grabbing a drink to celebrate. Then, hitting the malls for interview outfits and prepping my portfolio. So it looks like one night out and two nights in! Maybe I'll be able to bake some cupcakes this week, who knows?

What are you up to this weekend? Whether it's a night out with the girls, a romantic night in with your significant other, a shopping escapade, or slamming the books, just be glad it's the WEEKEND! CHEERS!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Under The Weather

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I took a shot of NyQuil last night, hoping that'll I have a better morning. But that wasn't the case this morning, I still feel restless and my sore throat didn't seem to get better. The good thing is that the cold chills are gone. So that's why I didn't blog yesterday, simply because I was under the weather. Which makes me thing, should I blog everyday, every other day? Hmmm....

I feel like my life has pushed on the accelerator. Things have been happening so quickly, but no matter what, it's all coming together. Next Wednesday, I'll be leaving VA to take care of some personal matters in San Diego. I'm so ready to escape this 30-40 degree cold and have some sunshine in my life. Any places that you recommend in San Diego? Whether it's food, shopping, etc, let me know! I'm def having my share of carne asada fries, In-N-Out, and YogurtLand for sure (or as my cousin would say, "fo sho!")

OH! So let's talk career lifestyle. In preparation for the move to Cali, I have to prep myself for the interviews. I don't actually have a good suit in my wardrobe, and I know that's essential. But, I don't want to go interviews looking stale in a suit. I want to look sharp, chic, and comfortable. Any suggestions for interview outfits? Or what stores do you recommend? This weekend, I'll definitely swing by Express, The Limited, and New York & Co, H&M, Banana Republic, J.Crew and perhaps Nordstrom. Any store recommendations?

I catch myself daydreaming about Cali during work at times. I try to snap out of it but it's so hard. I mean, having to start up your car a few minutes before the drive just to warm it up isn't cool. So, I'm excited to get ready, see the sun, and walk out with a light jacket (or not even a jacket!). We'll see, I'll still miss you Virginia.

Keep the comments coming guys! It makes me know I have some readers out there! Haha! So here's a question, for all you bloggers out there, do you respond to each of your comments? Hmm, should I reply to comments or not?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quality Time Over Cupcakes

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A special thanks to the ones that left comments and twitter messages welcoming me back. It's good to be back! Haha, it's only a few, but I know there's some readers out there, don't think I can't track you. PUAHAH! I'm kidding, I seriously have no idea who's reading this! I'm just glad you're reading.

As most of you know, me and the husby will be moving to San Diego due to his military orders. I'm anxious, but I'm a nervous wreck at the same time. Why? Maybe, it's because I've never moved before. I've been stuck in good ol' Virginia for a quarter of my life (Yes, that means I'm 25). I wish I could use the excuse of feeling like a big fish in a little pond, but I'm no big shot here, so that wouldn't be valid. But the farthest I've moved was from about 15 miles from my parent's house.

I have a big family. But, throughout the years and even the most recent days, my big family started to migrate. Some in Texas, some in San Diego, and who knows where to next. I've always been the one left behind, but in a little over a month, it'll be my turn to say, "see you later!". All I can say is I'm going to be a wreck!

So as my days in Virginia start to dwindle, my parents never fail to consistently remind me how much they are going to miss me. It's going to be tough on them, even on me. I'm very close with my family, not just my immediate but my extended. The good thing is that I have family in California. My brother, his fiance, and my sister-in-law all moved to San Diego recently. Also, my husby's side of the family isn't too far away either, so as long as I'm with family, I'll know I'm in good hands.

For the time I have left in VA, I'm savoring every moment with family and friends. My little cousin, Jazmyn is my "mini-me", so spending time with her and brother is one of my favorite things. We love baking together and she's an awesome helping hand. So, we've paged through the Martha Stewart Cupcake book together and made a deal to make cupcakes when we can. Take a look at our cuppycakes! All scratch baby!

Now that I'm back into blogging, I'll be sure to take better pics. The pics below are from my iPhone so the quality is pretty whack. But you get the idea.


Over the weekend, it was a sad realization that cupcakes are hard to transport! Seeing smeared frosting on saran wrap straight up sucked! I was on the hunt for this at Macy's but then ran out! Grrr... Guess I'm going to have to visit another Macy's cause I really want this!










I told you this blog was going to be different from before! Haha, hope you don't mind. Like I said in my last one, I'll still do my beauty reviews. Welcome to the life of JenTheJunkie!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Holy Hiatus! Look Who's Back?

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Why hello! It's been a long six months. Are you guys (my readers) still there? Just curious. Well, I guess it was a well needed break, and I noticed that bloggers were starting to fall off my blog roll. But here I am, back in full effect. I changed the aesthetics of my site, any thoughts?

I'm going to start blogging again. I can't gurantee that it'll be like my old blog filled with hauls and beauty reviews (I'll still write my reviews!). I'm at the point where I've plauteued on my purchases. Sure, I've bought a thing or two, but seriously, my MAC visits are at the point where they are bi-monthly or even longer. I've slacked on keeping up with current collections. Don't get me wrong, I'm still quite the product junkie, I've just learned to appreciate the stuff I already have.

So what's the new and improved blog going to be like? Well, let's see. Lots of big changes are happening for 2010, not to mention the big move to the west coast. I'll keep you guys in the loop with all that stuff as me and the husby move to San Diego (SHAMELESS PROMO: Which by the way, if any of you guys know of companies hiring in SD, let me know!). Hmm, what else? Oh yeah, and I'll probably post some pics as I bake my way through some recipes in Martha Stewart's Cupcake book.

That's basically it. Hope you're glad that I'm back!