i'm baaaaaack...

i know, i know...i've been a bit MIA lately.  as a result, i don't think i need to point out that i did not complete the 30 for 30 challenge.  between transitioning jobs and getting ready to list our house, i may have gotten more than a bit sidetracked.

allow me to show you a glimpse at what i've been up to the past two weeks, between cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning of our house.

warning:  you are about to experience a slight picture dump.  i promise if you stick around, you will be rewarded at the end.

i made, and enjoyed, some good food.

i went home to see my family and helped them pick out a sweet little puppy named Riley.

i spent time with my own sweet, beautiful, snuggly pup.

i celebrated the love of my life's officially-closer-to-thirty-than-twenty birthday.

i went to Holland, Michigan with the hubs to visit my beautiful sister-in-law.  we ate way too much, saw a basketball game, did some shopping in the most amazing little shops, and just generally enjoyed each other's company.

and today, i finally got to start my new job.  i held babies, i met great people that are part of an organization that encourages them to talk about their faith; oh, and my boss?  is the kind of person that leaves this for me on my desk as a welcome:

and finally, i made a scarf especially for EBEW.  turns out i don't really own anything with polka dots.

unfortunately, as it turns out, the pattern is so subtle and soft, it doesn't really read in a picture.

and now, as i promised, if you made it through my last two weeks in pictures, a reward:  I will be replicating this two-sided circle scarf for one of my readers.  this is my first official giveaway to make up for being gone for two weeks.  so do you forgive me?

here's how it will work.  sometime between now and 11:59 on Friday, March 11, leave a comment on this blog telling me how you would style this scarf.  the winner will be chosen by random.org on Saturday, March 12.  this giveaway will be open to those located in the continental US.  sorry, but give a girl between paychecks a break.

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15 Responses to “i'm baaaaaack...”

  1. Ok, Now I am wondering if we really are living parallel lives, because I just started a new job too, about two weeks ago! Toooo crazy!! And Welcome Back!!

    I love that scarf! It is so pretty!! I would probably style it with some grey stripes that I have. I love pairing polka dots with stripes :)

    Again, welcome back! You've been missed!

    Small Time Style

  2. Welcome back! It sounds like you have been busy! I'm so glad that your job started off so well!
    And, can I have that scarf? I will style it like you did. Ok? Ok. Good.

    The Auspicious Life

  3. Loved these pictures! Wow you've got a super great boss! And welcome back by the way :) x

  4. Yay for your new job being great! I would wear the scarf on my BOD. Maybe with some skinny jeans and a cute cardigan :)

  5. You're great. And you already made me a scarf, so I'll leave your mad sewing/styling skills for other people. And eating way too much was so worth it. Especially the mousse/raspberry/magic-in-your-mouth dessert. oh yes...

  6. Hi ladyface! i've missed you so, and seriously..I'm obsessed with polka dots :). I would style this scarf similar to you. I've got some great trouser dark jeans, and simple tee, fun flats and this scarf. Plus the giveaway...a day before my birthday!

  7. Seeing as how I LOVE polka dots and that scarf is AMAZING, I will style in every way possible! Now that I've said that, can I also say I stinkin' miss you and our daily "chats" via blogging? Because I so do. Please sell your house and get accustomed to your new job quickly so you can stop this non-blogging madness. Kthanks. :)

  8. I love that scarf! Would love to win it, as I don't have many polka dots in my closet either and wasn't able to participate in EBEW this time! I would style it over a soft brown shirt, probably with a cardigan. :)

  9. You ROCK those dots Girl! :) Greetings from a fellow polka girl from EBEW!


    P.S: I'm giving away a $500 FOLEY + CORINNA bag for my blog's Birthday! Would love to see you joining the fun! :D

  10. So glad to have you back Lo! I'm just going to speak for the group and say WE MISSED YOU!!

  11. Congrats on your new job!!! I love your style. I would style that scarf w/ flares (b/c I'm so glad they're back) and my pink jean jacket. So super cute!

  12. Btw mrs. I posted about your giveaway, so hoping you'll get more entries!

  13. Fabulous scarf! I wish I could be so crafty. I've been wanting to try a belted scarf look so it would be perfect.

    Glad you're back to posting! Have a great weekend