Progress & Happy News

In my spare time this week (when I haven’t been clocking in hours at my crazy retail job), I’ve made some progress purging and making some room in my space. My first priority was to find a way to contain my growing washi tape collection.

I rescued this cute pail from one of my storage boxes. It’s the perfect size. Plenty of room to add a few more rolls and but not too small that I can’t dig around to find the one I’m looking for.

I also cleared out some things and made room in a few drawers.

I love this jute collection and wanted to keep it close at hand but also contained. This pencil basket is the perfect size and makes it easy to access.

There is still plenty of room in that drawer for something else I’ve been thinking of doing. Project Life related. Hopefully I’ll have some time this weekend to pull it together. I also found a cool storage option at Ross that I will transfer my mists and stickles to. But I haven’t gotten that far yet. As soon as I do, I promise to post more photos!

And now for the happy news… I am thrilled to say that my retail days are coming to an END. I accepted a job offer from a real estate services firm. New job starts around August 1st.

I really was beginning to think I’d never make my way back into a professional position. I was so panicked earlier this year, facing the need to take the retail job. But a very wise friend told me that once it started and I had money coming in, I could relax. I could stop looking and that would open up the opportunity for something awesome to happen. I didn’t believe her.

Four long years of unemployment does not help a person see the world in an optimistic light.

But she was right! I relaxed, stopped looking and just worked like a dog focused on being a retail manager. In the end, this company found me. When your experience lines up, and you are the right fit, everything falls into place. Thank goodness I was home when the corporate recruiter called. After a few conference calls, a drive to south Florida for an interview and waiting on pins and needles for weeks, I have a new job!

Though I am soon going off in a new professional direction, the crafting continues! I have several layouts in progress and I just finished a fun pop-culture type of layout that sparked ideas for several more. I’m having fun with them so it may turn into a little mini series here on the blog. More to share soon!

And I haven’t forgotten that this is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year in the paper crafting world. CHA summer begins next week and being the product junkie I am, I have a couple of posts planned to share my take on some of the new releases.

Very exciting times!

Any plans for the weekend? I am counting down my remaining shifts at the retail job (just six more!) and then I have some shopping to do. My wardrobe definitely needs an update!

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. That is fantastic news! So happy for you. Congrats!

  2. Congrats on the new job!! Sometimes we just have to wait and that’s the hard part! I’ve enjoyed your storage suggestions and your tags! 🙂

  3. I extend to you my most sincere and heartfelt congratulations, Tammy! I am so, SO happy for you!

    I love the jute in the pencil case, great solution!

  4. So glad to hear this! I’m a firm believer in everything working out in the end. Congratulations!!!

  5. Congratulations! So happy for you!

  6. Tammy,
    a HUGE congrats that you have a new job! i am so happy for you!! this is fantastic!!

    love your storage ideas!

  7. Oh Tammy, I’m thrilled for you. Best of luck in your new position – I’m sure you will do quite well!

  8. CONGRATS Tammy!!! I am so very happy for you!!!!


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