I want to take this Friday Favorites moment to tell you about my new job! I mentioned a few weeks ago that a lot of changes have been happening in my life. I don’t talk a lot about personal life things, but here is a little rundown about my life situation :).
I learned 3 months ago that my current job contract would expire in the end of August (I am an office manager). Even though I knew this was a possibility, it kind of punched me in the gut and for a few days I just felt helpless. My husband is in grad school, so my income is pretty necessary. Also, because we hope to move when he graduates, I didn’t like the possibility to apply for local jobs – just to have to relocate. I love my new design business, but the idea of making freelancing full-time scared me. It was a possibility, but I was also looking for a another job option.
Sometime in July, I received an email about a job – I had been referred by a website design client. This was a huge surprise and almost in disbelief, I emailed back and expressed my interest. Within four days I had interviewed and received the job. For a job I didn’t even apply for. Isn’t God good?
Not only this, but this job is a dream job. I will be working for Adthrive.com, which is an ad company that specializes in helping bloggers monetize their blogs. This is right up my alley! I will be working from home as ad technical support. Did you see that? Working from home. It will be full time – but allow me to continue web design on the side. Not only this, but I have fallen in love with this company.
Adthrive was started by a couple that figured out how to maximize ads on blogs. Kelly’s blog View Along the Way has quickly become one of my favorite blogs – and one of the only DIY house blogs I LOVE! Their company is awesome and affective – believing that moms should be able to make enough money on their blogs to stay home with their kids. If you are interested in Adthrive, check out their company here and the FAQ page here!
I think that whole life update should count for #1 and #2 of my Friday Favorites – especially because you all should follow Kelly’s blog right now :).
3. My next favorite is my latest purchase. I have been WANTING these brown Steve Madden boots for the last 3 years, and each year I withhold because of the price tag. I love boots – but I can’t swing $150. I have had my eye on the Intyce boots for YEARS. My resolve won’t waver :).
I always check out the boots on Ebay and Poshmark and have saved searches on both of those sites. Anyway, a few days ago I found a pair of Intyce boots on Poshmark for $36 including shipping. THIRTY-SIX dollars. Yep. And they are basically new. I am so excited!
4. My new favorite fast dinner is this Pad Thai kit from Thai Kitchen. It’s so good. Seriously. I just add shredded chicken and scrambled eggs. SO GOOD.
5. Lastly, I’ve been re-watching all the Emmy videos – and this tribute gets me every time.