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Monday, January 10, 2011

New Things

Well I'm sure you've all noticed that I've got a new look going on here!  Amy from Designer Blogs has done an amazing job and I am totally loving this look.  More on that tomorrow but thank you all so much for the sweet comments!

And I know I kind of left you all hanging with my big happy announcement.  Sorry sorry!  So here's the deal: Maurice's has been ridiculously lame about hours lately.  And that's frustrating because I drive 35 minutes to and from work to be there.  As for Best Buy, pretty sure they just wanted Black Friday workers.  So I've been trying to find something else that's A) closer and B) will actually give me hours.

I ended up getting job offers from not one but two restaurants!  Where was this last year when I was unemployed, hmm?  I ended up taking a job at Perkins, the restaurant I worked at five and a half years ago and also where I met Dustin.  I'm pretty excited - I'll be saving money and time working in town and I'll be making decent money.  Plus I won't have to push credit cards anymore, something I hated doing.

So it is a new year, I have a new (well, kind of new) job and I just have this really great outlook on this year.

Also, this weekend we got my brother's apartment downstairs relatively set up.  There were some hiccups with the carpet on Friday but it all ended up working out.  Once he's settled I'll take some pictures to show you all how nice it looks.

And on Sunday we went out to this small town Wisconsin bar to watch the Packer game with my in-laws.  Needless to say I did not watch the game because I am not a football fan.  However I did partake in chips and did, hot wings and cookies.  Oh and lots of Captain and Coke.

This week seems like it'll be kind of long.  I don't start at Perkins until next week so it'll be mostly homework and trying to finally get this house organized after people coming and going from the holidays.

Happy week all!

63 wonderful thoughts:

Debora Dennis

Another Captain fan? Love mine with ginger ale :)

Congrats on the new blog style, it looks great. And the new job - 2011 is starting out great for you!


Yay for your new job! I hope you like it. :)

Diana Mieczan

That is a fantastic news,sweetie..Congrats on your new job! This year is to a great start, huh?
Love the new look so much:) Happy Monday


What great news, what could be better than saving both time and money:)
A great way to start a week!


What great news, what could be better than saving both time and money:)
A great way to start a week!


Whoa! Big grats on your new hob - that is great news :)

PS: Loving the new design as well, such pretty and calm colors!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

congratulations Krysten, something closer to home is always a better deal :)

Scientific Housewife

Congrats on the new job and I love the new blog design :)


Yay for new things - LOVE the positivity!

Congrats on the new job - I think you made the right decision!

jeanette from everton terrace

Congratulations on the new job! Good way to start off the year and your new blog header is lovely.


Congrats on the job! I bet not driving 35 minutes will make work a lot more enjoyable!

The Favour Shoppe

Congrats on the new job! and the new look !! looks great! Did you quit the others ?


Love the look of the blog and congrats on the new job! This is your year for sure:-) XX


Love your new blog look!

And a big Congrats on your new job! How nice to not have to commute and sell credit cards! Wonderful news!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Yay on the new job and how cool that it's the place where you met Dustin!


Great start to 2011! My sister worked at a Perkins in Oklahoma :) Love your blog look too!
Have a great "Mon"day!

Jessie Szmanda

Congrats!! And love the new layout :)

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, congratulations on the job offers, Krysten - I'm so excited for you! Working closer to home always makes the job more pleasant! :)

SG to SP

Congrats on the job! Perkins was one of my favorite restuarants to go to when I was in college. We don't have any around where I live now though.

Erika Grover

So exciting! I am in the same boat looking for closer to home & better hours...fingers crossed!

Pushing credit cards sucks...I refused to do it when I worked at Nordstroms. :(

ilene @ muchloveilly

ooooh love the new look - and i love that quote. never seen that before!

happy monday, friend!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns

I love the quote about Monday at the top! Love the new look, too!

And yea for finding a job closer to where you live! Cutting down our commute will be awesome!

Green Girl in Wisconsin

Congrats on your new job! What? You didn't watch the game? Good grief! that's RELIGION in Wisconsin!

Aubrey S.

Glad you've got a job that's going to fit your lifestyle better. Have a great week!


LOVEEEEEEEE the new look, amazing!

Congrats on your new job, 2011 is going to be filled with greatness.


Congrats on the job! How nice to be able to save more & it's closer to home! Sounds like 2011 is off to a great start for you!


Congrats on your new job! And I never new this about monday - i think its something to think about when you have to drag yourself out of bed at some silly hour for work, dont you think?

love love x


Yay for a better job!

I've sworn off restaurant jobs for good, but I have to admit it can be fun and the money can be great.

Are you quitting Best Buy as well?


Congrats! Love the new look and the new outlook. Sounds like it's going to be a great year!

I hated pushing cc too. Worst thing in the world and so much pressure!


Congratulations on getting a new job!


Congrats! And just think of all the delicious pies you'll be surrounded by! mmmmmmmmmmm


Your blog is looking SO pretty!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

That's awesome about the job offers!!! Congrats!
I'm loving your new blog look!


I love the new design! And congrats on the job, it's always great when the new year starts out with positivity so you'd feel like you're fighting the uphill battle in january!

Melanie's Randomness

Very pretty new blog design!! Congrats on getting a job!! =)

Melanie's Randomness


congrats on the new job! Pushing credit cards does sound terrible! I know when I worked at the bank, I loathed the sales aspect of it. I bet you'll enjoy Perkins a lot more. My friend in college paid her entire rent in one wknd of tips from the Perkins she worked at.

Sandy a la Mode

awwww yay!! congrats on your new job sweetie! and yes, i love the new blog look!!! :)


CONGRATULATIONS! That's exciting, I hope it all works out great for you, what a good way to start this great year!

And lovely blog design!!!


Love the new look and yay for Perkins! Also? Now I have to ask what bar you were at... since I'm far familiar with them. Too familiar probably, haha!

Amber Blue Bird

that is awesome news, congrats on the job. A shorter commute always makes things easier and more money, cant beat that.


Congrats on the new design--I love it! Congrats on the new job! That's awesome, and especially nice that you won't have to travel so far for work anymore.

PS: Captain and coke is TOTALLY my poison. LOOOOVE :)

The Blonde Duck

Congrats on the job!

Ugh, I had to push credit cards when I worked at Gap. HATED it.

Caroline Henley

love the new look and congrats on the "new" job! :)

Dancing Branflake

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Love the new blog. It doesn't quite fit my screen but I love the layout and happy colors!

Kristin Hjellegjerde

GREAT! new look girl!! What a way to start the new year!
And thanks for reminding me that Monday is My Day!


Love the new blog design! Looks great!

and congratulations on the new/old job! Well done.

(Florida) Girl

Your new design looks fab!

Cheers to a new year and a positive outlook.

steph anne

YAY, glad you found a job! :) I hate pushing on credit cards too. So trying to get rid of all my credit card debt this year.

kelly ann

YAY krysten! first, great new look. ;) second, congrats on the job! i love how things come together so wonderfully.

isn't this new year shaping up to be awesome so far?! i love 2011 already. ;)


It looks so cute! Love the background image!

And congrats on the job! Such great news!


Awesome design and congrats on the new job!!!! May 2011 bring you even greater things!


good luck with getting the new job squared away! it sounds like a much better option all around. woohoo!

yours truly dear

yayyy!! congrats lady! just keep yourself busy this week and next week will be here before you know it!! :]

yours truly dear

oh ps: i like the new layout, very chic

Tamara Nicole

Congrats on the new job! And lovin the layout, I totally need to revamp my blog:-)

Happy Monday deary!

la petite coquine

The new layout looks FANTASTIC! I'm so in love! And horray about your terrific news-I think it was time to move on and find something new (or old, as the case may be)! What a wonderful way to start the week!

Smart Ass Sara

The only thing about the layout I'm not loving... (and this might just be me because I'm stupid) is that I have to scroll to the right to see your post. Sad day. It took me a minute to realize your "welcome" thing was not the post.

Your friend is stupid. Sorry. :) HAHA!!

Loving the new design, it looks great!

Oh, My Darling

First off, the new blog look is so very pretty!!!

Also, congrats on the exciting job news!!!

Lia Waroka Putri
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Lia Waroka Putri

new blog layout is so lovely!
and congrats on ur new job! its great to work in place with memories in it =D


Congrats on the beautiful new design and the fabulous new job! What a great week! ;)


Congrats dear re: the new job! It sounds like you are really excited about it and ready to move on with your life from working in retail. It sounds like the right fit for you right now.

Love the new layout as well! Wish we could see each other during the Packers game this hubs will be glued to the screen! :) Will drink a Captain and (Diet) Coke in your honor :)