Easing in.

So it’s been a little over a week since my first day in my new role (if you missed the news, catch up here), and it’s been such an amazing first few days! It’s not every day you get to return to a company that you not only loved working for, but also loved the people you were working alongside. Since my first day back in the building I’ve been flooded with congratulations, positivity and assistance as I work to get up to speed. But this transition into the promotions director role has been really enlightening for a few different reasons. While I anticipated switching industries and positions would have its challenges, I’ve already picked up on a few imperative skills that are helping make said switch as seamless as possible. So in this post I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned thus far. No matter the industry or the position you’re stepping into, I think these tips will be helpful for all! Continue reading

And here comes Monday.

If you’re anything like me, the weekend flies by way too quickly! I usually try to knock my cleaning out on Saturday, but between getting the house in shape, tending to the never-ending laundry loads and making the dreaded trip to the grocery store, I feel like I blink and Monday’s on the horizon. So tonight I’ve decided to share one of my favorite recipes to have on hand during our busy weeks! Continue reading

Kate Spade Sailor Knot

Knotted.

I’ve been knotted lately. You tell a single mom who’s worked at least 2 (at times 3) jobs the last 10 ish years that she’s going to have weeks off in between jobs – it just threw me off! Despite the fact that I’m going to work for an amazing company, and continuing to teach on the side, the whole routine is going to change. While I’m confident that said change will be for the best, I’ve been grappling with the uneasy feelings that change can bring over the last few weeks. Continue reading

Drumroll please…

The last few weeks in between positions has been wonderful. I’ve gotten quite handy (see here for specifics), indulged in a Sex and the City marathon (because, why not catch up on the classics?!), and cherished some quality time with Science Kid Caiden and cuddly little Einstein. But next week, it’s back to work I go, and I’m so excited to officially share where I’m headed next… Continue reading

Downtime distractions, er, projects.

Hello, my name’s Casey and I’m a workaholic. *That’s your cue, “hi, Casey!” No really, listen, when I say I’ve never not been plugged in. I truly mean since I began working I’ve always had a job (or multiple jobs) that required I always be plugged in for various reasons. So as I was anticipating a small break in between my previous position, before starting my new gig (details haven’t been shared yet, stay tuned!), I knew I’d need some distractions and this week those came in the shape of a DIY project. That said, I wouldn’t ever describe myself as handy. I’d actually probably lead with a joke about not being able to be handy because.. well, I get my nails done! But in the last 48 hours, I’ve prioritized the DIY. Continue reading

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Holiday shopping.. and it begins!

I know I owe the blog a business feature, and I promise that’s coming soon, but right now I’ve got the holidays on my mind! Holiday shopping is my absolute favorite, especially when I can get score a free gift with purchase or discount when making buys for my loved ones. Luckily for me, Gallery 116, one of my favorite stores in the #NickelPlateDistrict is having a Holiday Open House tomorrow (Thursday, November 10th) night! Continue reading

Grand re-opening sale!

Work hard, shop harder! Any one who knows me, I mean truly knows me, knows I value my wardrobe. As the season change, I so look forward to cozy sweaters, essential layering pieces, a variety of scarves and show-stopping shoes. Luckily for you, one of my favorite boutiques in Fishers is relocating and having a grand re-opening this Tuesday, November 8th! Lily & Sparrow Boutique has the perfect blend of home decor, accessories and clothing that will always ensure you standing out in a crowd. Keep scrolling for an exclusive sneak peak of their new location! Continue reading

The Untold Struggle

I don’t talk about this often because to be honest, I don’t really know how. The funny thing about this topic is, you feel like you have to step backwards in order to talk presently. Like you have to tell the story from the beginning. I don’t want to tell the story from the beginning, at all. I realize every vantage point lived a different story, your truth, my truth, the truth kind of thing. We all know that every vantage point is jaded, and all I know with certainty is where I stand now. I am raising my 11-year-old son alone, with incredibly supportive parents and friends. But, without his dad. Continue reading