Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
So much of my life lately has been go-go-going and flying by. I've been enjoying weeknights curled up watching movies on our [new!] TV, eating "brunch" in the afternoon on the patio or by the window, and reading in the living room while S plays the mandolin. Recently our hand-me-down TV stopped working and while at first we thought it was no big deal, we later saw it as an opportunity to upgrade to a widescreen/flatscreen/HDMI TV. The HDMI is the most important part because now we can hook our laptops up to it which means more movies and more video games! With fall coming up, I'm sure this won't be a problem because it is about to get beautiful outside and we won't want to spend time in front of the TV.
I met a really wonderful photographer recently, Adrienne at Clearly in Focus at a wedding I worked. Her team was a pleasure to work with and really sweet. So sweet that I got the sweetest thank you card and Starbucks gift card in the mail a few days later to have a coffee on her. I love meeting the best in the business. Not only is working events my favorite thing, I also love meeting and getting to know so many wonderful vendors in this industry. It's like my co-worker pool grows bigger and bigger because we all work together all the time. 
This week I'm looking forward to a networking event that I look forward to every year. AFR is a event furniture rental company and each year they pick an upcoming venue and deck it out with all of their gorgeous furniture for a night of mingling and entertaining. Event vendors all over Orlando pitch in for this event, like our dance floor company, Letz Dance on It donates their dance floors, and caterers serve food to the theme. This year the theme is a bit western and old-timey and it will be in an old building downtown. I cannot wait to see what the caterers and design companies come up with! 
Last year the theme was apocalyptic and the invitation was a survival kit with first aid, aspirin, and even "liquid courage" which was a little bottle of vodka. Event venues are turned into gorgeous rooms with more lighting than I've ever seen at an event. Big City Catering last year served food in little packages as if they were rationed from the World Health Organization. Such great theming last year so you can see why I'm excited for this year! 
This weekend we revamped a wall in our living room to change things up a bit, we replenished some our of balcony plants, and we made delicious meals from the farmers market inspired by cooking shows we watch. I am hoping that the weekend ahead is some of the same, plus some good outdoor time.

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  1. i was watching masterchef recently and while i was i was making some yummy dinners. i think i need to find some more cooking shows. your events so fun!! i wish i could just tag along with you for a week :) xo

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    1. I would love it if you ever could tag along! some weeks full of events are busier than others (like this week too!) but that just comes with the event season. summer is slow and fall-spring is busy!

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  2. Congratulations on the new TV! It's the small things in life that make us excited for new opportunities. Your upcoming event sounds exciting. It's always good for vendors to pitch in and enjoy each other's company. Gorgeous photos as always.

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    1. the event went off wonderfully! i cannot wait to share photos from the inspiring decor.

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  3. Getting a new TV is seriously so much fun. It's like, you don't realize how crappy your old TV is until you get a new one. Sounds like you are really enjoying your promotion at the museum! You always seem really happy and excited about your job, and it never fails to inspire me to find a job that does that for me :)

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    1. a new tv was never on our list but now that we have it i do feel like such a grown up! i really enjoy being able to watch anything on the big screen! and yes, i love my job :) i do hope that everyone can find themselves in a position that they adore as much as i adore mine. every job has it's pros and cons, but any little con at my job, the pros outweigh them ten times over.

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  4. I could have sent you one of the three flat screens we somehow have in our house. We have one in the living room, one in J's den/office, and one in our bedroom (THAT would be the one I'd gladly surrender!). And the kicker is, we don't even watch that much tv! The Newsroom on Sunday nights, or Homeland. Some old Law & Order episodes during the week and maybe Anthony Bourdain every once in a while. C'est tout.

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    1. haha that is so many flatscreens?! considering that this is our first ever flatscreen, i can't imagine purchasing as many as two more! and like you, there are only a handful of must-see tv shows for us, so we really wondered if we even needed a new tv. alas, i'm thoroughly enjoying this small luxury.

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  5. The light is gently filtered through the window blinds onto your wooden table, such a joy to look at this wonderful, peaceful glimpse of your home <3

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    1. thanks! i can definitely say the same thing about the glimpses into your home. your little oasis is always full of so much sunlight!

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