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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Last First Day

This blog is a testament to the fact that even veterans, yes I consider myself a veteran at school, can make mistakes.


Today was my first day of school. I had class starting at 9am. I picked out my outfit, straightened my hair, packed up my things, and filled my coffee cup.

Financial Accounting went smoothly. I’ve managed to lock down a text book and know the homework assignment. (I even started it tonight)

Fast forward.

I’m walking through the hall and see Professor Donaldson teaching a class. He is my advisor and professor for New Venture Creation. I walk past the doorway, realize it’s him and back up to wave hi. I was surprised and a little hurt that he didn’t wave back and instead gave me a look like…who are you?

Fast Forward 7 hours later. I’m looking through my schedule for the next day and I realized that I mixed up the times of my two classes. I waved at him in the class I was SUPPOSE TO BE IN! No wonder he looked at me like a crazy!

So I suppose even on your last first day you can make mistakes

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Corners of Our Home

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Garage Sale Bargains

Walky and I went garage sale shopping this weekend and scored this awesome chair for my office, a porch swing, mirrors, table easels for my frames, a cute dotted flower pot, a mulan dvd, soy sauce dipping bowls, ceramic bowls, some dinner plates and a few other knick knacks for TEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS.

We were especially excited about the porch swing which we snagged for two dollars. Walky quickly had it up and installed and we were thrilled with ourselves, naturally. That is until I was eating Cheerios on it early Sunday morning and it came crashing down spilling milk and cheerios all over me. Don't worry I managed to come out of it unscathed and Walky reinstalled it yesterday with 'tools this time'.

I'm almost done repainting the kitchen a warm yellow color. Katie Keating came over last night to help me. I'll be glad when I can put that project behind me.

Now, that I've basically finished painting my first shipment of frames life seems much more manageable. Soccer is right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Life in the coffee shops

In Barcelona cafes were a huge part of the culture. In fact, many Europeans prefer to socialize and meet in cafes instead of houses like we do in the United States. Especially in big cities, like Barcelona, where nearly everyone has a small cramped apartment the outdoor patios of the cafes and laid back atmosphere makes it the idea place to sit and enjoy a coffee and croissant. It was one of the things I thought I would miss most about Europe, Cafe Time.

But, I've been fortunate and to satisfy my coffee fix in the morning I head to Standing Stone Coffee Company. It's a cute little coffee shop a few blocks from my house with a wonderful outdoor patio, absolutely delicious lobster bisque and breakfast cookies, and a wonderful place to spend a few hours. It also happens to have been founded by a Juniata grad. And this past weekend just happened to be their two year anniversary. So they passed out free coffee all day to happy customers.

I love to see places like Standing Stone succeed because I think they add such a wonderful element to the community. And, after starting my own little business I can better understand how much blood, sweat, and tears go into something like that. So congratulations Standing Stone and cheers to many more anniversaries!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Progress is a Beautiful Thing

I've been totally swamped with work and I love it. I have a shipment of 50 frames coming in sometime in the next two weeks on top of the 25 I have now.

I've realized that while I enjoy the creative aspect of Something Sunny I get my real high from working with people, marketing, thinking of ways to expand, and talking to customers. I think that this experience will have a huge impact on the kind of jobs I look and apply for post graduation.

I'd also like to say that I'm so thankful for all the help I have received in the past two years to bring this all together and I can't wait to see where I go from here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


So yesterday I spent most of the morning obsessively checking the UPS website at work to see if my frames had been delivered to the house yet and at 3:10 the box showed up. I ran over to unload it and MAN AM I EXCITED! It's like my birthday came early. Except, now I have a ton of work to do...and had to pay for all my presents....

Start placing orders guys because I am open and ready for business :)

And if you haven't become a Facebook fan yet, what are you waiting for?????

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Mornings

I came home after my last Penn State soccer camp exhausted, drowning in a sea of unanswered emails, a messy room, and a million things that needed doing NOW. So running on three and a half hours of sleep I washed dishes, liberated the house of copious amounts of Bo hair, made PF Chang lettuce wraps, and drank a large glass of wine.

It's so good to be home. After I walked Bo this morning I took some me time and made myself some tea, caught up on emails, and put some flowers in vases. I'm still really tired and keep running through all the things that still need doing in my head.

Aimee used her awesome new camera to help me orchestrate the photo shoot I've been kicking around in my head for a couple weeks.

If you are interested in purchasing a frame please don't hesitate to contact me!
Frames start at 23.99! :)