Sequins and Sea Breezes: Friday Five

Friday Five

1/02/2015

 
Happy Friday dolls! Ok, so technically it's the second blank page of a 365 page book but I loved this quote so much I had to share it! I can already feel that 2015 is going to be a good year! It's already starting off with a huge change for me, which I'll get into later. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday break and got to enjoy spending time with their loved ones! Now it's time to link up with my bloggy love Amanda, for our Friday Favorites!



1. So a few weeks ago I hinted that I had some exciting news coming and here it is! As I've blogged about, I've had some up and downs in my life recently. Back in October I got laid off from my job. I have never been laid off or fired from a job in my life so this was pretty devastating for me, coupled with the fact my grandmother got diagnosed with cancer and my husband's grandmother died the same day I got let go I was not in a great place. Honestly, I wasn't overly happy at my job any way. The company hasn't made a profit and team morale was up and down like a roller coaster so it just made it difficult to look forward to going to work every day and if it wasn't for the friends I had made there I probably would have been looking seriously prior to being laid off. But enough with the back story... I am very excited to be starting a new journey in my life! I finally got a new job, which I start on Monday and I am also beyond ecstatic that my grandmother is currently cancer free and is on the mend!  Unfortunately my new job might mean I need to take a bit of a break from the blogging world (or I might not be as responsive) but I promise if I go MIA I will return once I get back into a regular routine!
 
 
  2. We're redoing our living room floors to this hardwood (no, that isn't my house... I wish!) and I can't wait! Our carpet is so cheap I'm so ready to get rid of it. I'm loving the rug in that picture too... I think I might need it when the floors are done!


3. I'm not redoing our stairs but this Pin makes me want to so I can get that stair runner! When we start looking for a new house I might need to make sure we have wood stairs so I can have an excuse to get it!


  4. I'm kind of in love with this faux leather shift dress. And you can't beat the price on it! I've been looking for a cute faux leather shift dress and I think this might be the winner!


5. Since I'm starting my new job on Monday (eek!!) I've been searching Pinterest for office decorating ideas. I love the gold accessories for sure but I also love the idea of having pretty flowers on my desk too! My office doesn't have the greatest view so flowers and pretty accessories is a great way to liven it up some!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I'll be enjoying it while preparing everything for Monday! 
 
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  1. Congratulations on the new job and it is so so good to hear that your grandmother is doing better! I wish you the best in 2015! I am sure you will make your work space look fabulous!
    Sarah
    coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations on the new job and the wonderful news about your grandmother!!! What a happy way to start 2015! If you have to put the blog on the back burner for a bit, who cares? Concentrate on the big life stuff--we'll still be here when you're back :)
    Love the wood floors (and I wish that was my house too haha)! MG and I are gonna be re-doing our basement (probably come spring time) because we have some heinous carpet there from the previous owners. Ive been perusing floors for months now and can't wait to pick it out and get it installed. P.S. this is what adult life has come to--getting excited about flooring and stair runners hahaha. Speaking of, I love the patterns stair runner. We got some installed on our stairs 2 months ago and it is incredible--we've gotten so many compliments on it. It's the perfect addition! :)
    Hope you have a great Friday and good luck on the new job!!!!!

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  3. I couldn't be more happy for you with the new job, and amazing news about your grandma! So much to celebrate!!!

    And whoo hoo for the new floors! Can't wait to see how they come out. Happy Friday gurlie :)

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  4. Congratulations on your new job! What an exciting way to start 2015. I am also so happy to hear that your grandmother is doing better. Please keep us posted, and we will continue to follow you on social media. That stair runner is stunning. Might have to steal that idea!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. I'm so happy to hear about your grandmother! Your new job is so exciting! We definitely need to hit up some celebratory drinks asap! I just went from my wood floors to now carpet and tile.......I miss those wood floors! The cleaning process was so much easier. I have a little faux paneled front leather dress from zara and I'm obsessed.....especially since I have finally be able to locate all my clothes lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  6. yay congrats on being able to announce the big ol job on here :) what a relief huh? :) and new floors is going to make your house look like a million bucks. happy weekend chica! xoxoxo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  7. Yay for new beginning! I know 2015 is going to be great for you! So happy to hear about your grandma!!! What a relief! I really want to redo our floors to hardwood too I've been dreaming of that! That's going to look awesome! And I just bought a dress just like that and I can't wait to style it! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  8. CONGRATS on a new job and a new beginning to 2015! So excited for you! And I would 100% support that stair runner -- that is fab! Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Southern Style

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  9. Congrats, girl! What a great and exciting start to 2015. That's also awesome news about your grandma. Hopefully all that is a sign of more positive things to come. :) Love that shift dress, too!

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  10. So amazing!! Sometimes those hardest of times lead us to some of the greatest things to happen to us! So glad to hear your grandma is doing better, that's just awesome!! Happy New Year girl!! And happy Friday!! Xo!

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  11. Yayyyy!! Girl I'm so happy for you, what better way to start the new year? I hope you love the job and have an easy transition. And great news about your grandma too.. cheers to 2015! xoxo

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  12. Congrats on your new job!!! So happy to hear that your Grandmother is cancer free, wonderful news!! Wishing you much happiness in 2015!! xoxo

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  13. Congratulations on the new job!! I've been laid off before and it is the worst - such a crushing blow, but for me it has always led to better things! Love the look of the new floors and I agree - you're going to need that rug. :) Happy Friday girl!

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  14. Love the dress AND love the interior design inspiration! Hardwood almost always looks better than carpet in my opinion. I want that runner on those stairs too!

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  15. Congratulations on the new job & good luck with your first day on Monday! I hope that everything goes smoothly for you. And you're definitely going to need that rug once you finish your floors... it's perfect!

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  16. So so happy to hear that you have a new job and that your grandma is cancer free. Good luck on Monday!! I love that stair runner too! :)

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  17. Congrats on the new job and that is so great your Grandmother is cancer-free! All great things to make 2015 a better year!! Have a great weekend!!

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  18. Congratulations on the new job! 2015 is going to be a fabulous year, I'm sure! And so great to hear about your Grandmother. I am so happy to hear she is cancer-free and well. To new beginnings! I hope you had a great New Year! Can't wait to see all of the success 2015 brings you! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  19. yayyyyyyyyyy congrats on your new job i am so happy for you!!! and so good to hear about your grandmother lovely. i spoke to my nana over the holidays a lot and she is doing much better, though she didn't have cancer. here's to 2015 being even better!

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  20. Happy New Year girl! That's so exciting about your new job! I got fired once and it was awful. Even though I hated the job I was still so blindsided to be let go. It's like dating someone you're ehhhh about. Then if they break up with you its like wait.... you're breaking up with ME? Haha! Glad that things are looking up for you! Xo

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  21. Congrats on the new job!! When I started a new job this past March, I totally did the same thing and bought tons of fun new desk accessories! I had some luck at Target with their Nate Berkus office line. I'm so happy that your grandmother is cancer free. Sounds like 2015 is already starting off on a great foot! Can't wait to follow along in the coming year. xoxo, - M @ The Sequin Notebook

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  22. Best of luck in your new job! I know you must be so excited! As for blogging... don't leave us for too long ;) I always try to blog on the weekends because that works better for my schedule.

    -Claire
    fashionandfeathers.com

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  23. I'm sorry you had such a tough time, but BIG congrats on the new job and so happy to hear that your grandmother is beating cancer! Those are such great things!! I found a runner in light grey almost exactly like that brown run at a carpet store up here that I am trying to get! Target also has tons of cute gold desk accessories right now (scissors, tape dispenser, paperclips, etc.) that are screaming your name :)

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  24. Girl you really started off this year right! I'm sorry to hear about all the tough times you endured but I'm very happy to hear all this good news! That one quote "what if I fall," that has been my saying for quite some time now. I stumbled upon it when I was going through an extremely rough patch, very similar to yours and it really helped lift my spirits. Funny how a little quote can do that.

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  25. congrats on the new job! what a wonderful way to start the new year :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  26. YAY!! Congrats on the new job--looks like 2015 has so many great things in store for you :):)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  27. What a fantastic way to start a new year, with great news about your grandma and an awesome new job!!! I'm so happy for you - have a great weekend, and best of luck on Monday! (Also, that first quote is so perfect!)

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  28. So happy to hear the good news about your grandmother! And congratulations on your new job! What a wonderful start to the new year! Love those floors & I vote yes to the rug too :) happy new year!

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  29. I love the what if I fall/what if you fly quote so much. Congrats on the new job!

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  30. Congratulations on your new job! That is incredible news about your grandmother, for sure. I say throw on that leather shift and celebrate!

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  31. congrats boo! I want to hear more about it!

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  32. Congrats on the new job love! It can be so scary starting over but you are going to rock it! And so glad your grandma is cancer free! That is awesome!
    Have a great weekend hun!

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  33. Congratulations on the new job and how amazing to here that your grandma is cancer free! What an amazing start to the new year...clearly it's going to be a good one for you! I hope you share your living room because those floors look gorgeous! I'm totally wishing I had stairs in my house so that I could get a runner like that as well...too cute! Happy New Year Pamela!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  34. Congratulations on the new job!! That is so exciting.I got laid off 4 years ago and it came at the worst time in life. I went through a rough break up had to move out of our home that we shared and then I got laid off. It was awful but now I'm with a company that is shop much better and life is good again :) sometimes it's nice to have a little break too. Mine was only about 6 months long and looking back I kind of wished it was longer. That hardwood and the rug are beautiful.target has a similar rug for a party good price.

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  35. Congrats on the new job!!! I have been stalking the gold office accessories that Target has had the last month or so. There is a gold dog tape dispenser, scissors and a stapler for sure...and maybe a few other little gold supplies. You can't go wrong with Target :)

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  36. Happy new year and congratulations!! Xx your new year is already seeming to be successful :D Check out my new blog post! I'm in need of some followers, thank you! X http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Woo hoo about the new job! I'm sorry to hear the back story, but it definitely seems like it turned out for the best. Even better news about your grandmother! I'm starting a new job January 20, so I'm with you on pretty decorations. It'll be the first time I have an office, so I'm pretty pumped about decorating it. Target definitely has some great options for office supplies. Hope you have a great weekend! Good luck on Monday! xo

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  38. Congratulations for getting a new job and your grandma being cancer free! I think good and bad things come in threes so maybe another good thing is heading your way too!
    Ally- Life as I know it

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  39. Congrats on the new job. I love this list-- happy weekend!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  40. So crazy that a new year has begun! Love the wrote you added, too. Perfect motivation! :)

    - MeYouandHayleyLarue.com

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  41. Ugh, October was a rough month!! But I am sooooooo excited for you! Good luck TOMORROW (eeeek!) I can't wait to hear how you like it! You deserve the best! And don't worry, you know we will all be here when you get your new routine figured out ;) It took me MONTHS to get back into the swing of things after having a baby... and everyone was so patient and totally supportive when I came back! Anyway, congrats again!! xoxo

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  42. I'm sorry you've had such a bad run of it, but I love all of the good news! Congrats on the new job and to your gma for beating cancer...that's amazing! Excited to hear more about your first day! xo

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  43. congrats on the job & wonderful news about your grandma!

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  44. Congratulations lady!! And SO happy to hear that your Grandma is cancer-free! Talk about starting the year off on the right foot! And that stair runner... now I want to pull up the carpet on our stairs because that thing is gorgeous! Happy 2015!

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  45. we love the quote about flying, and the gorgeous leather dress!

    M + K

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