Thursday, December 15, 2011

A New Start

Hello all!

It has been a little while since my last post but I can finally announce to you my very exciting, very big news! I have taken a new position as the Creative Director at Premier Yarns, located in Concord, North Carolina. My new job has a lot of work associated with it, but so far it's been a big learning experience and quite a lot of fun. I get to make color cards, think about yarn additions, and work on the current Premier line to try and turn it into something unique, different, and interesting to those of you who shop at big box stores.

Premier mostly sells acrylic, so when I got the job I was a little worried about my nearly purist natural-fiber-only attitude. I worried that I wouldn't feel good about selling the product - and I wouldn't want to falsely represent myself by getting behind a product I didn't like. But after some investigation, I've discovered that not all acrylic is created equally, and I am learning to really appreciate the level of quality in the acrylic product coming out of Premier.

In my 'spare' time, I've been busy moving into my new apartment here in Concord. It's my first long-term-for-sure space, and I am excited to make it home. My moving plans took a little longer than hoped for to get worked out, but I should see all my other things (the things that wouldn't fit in my initial car drive) arriving within the next few weeks. In the meantime, I am gathering up all sorts of inspiration on Pinterest and putting together 'themes' for each room. Don't worry, I have plans to post them here with 'before' and mood boards, and then later (when the rooms feel more like how I want) with after pictures! It could take awhile to move through all the different areas of this very small space, but it will be a fun journey.

I look forward to blogging more and telling you about everything I'm doing! I just wanted to give you all an update.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Moving on Up

Hello all!

I know that it has been a very long time since I have been able to talk to you. I still can't tell you too much about the job change (I know that this will happen sometime later in the week or next week early), but I can tell you that I have moved to Concord, North Carolina! I have moved into a little apartment and over the week to keep us both busy (you know, outside of work and all), I will be showing you little DIY's and update plans that I am doing around the house. I am building this whole apartment on a very tight month-to-month budget, but I do want it to be very lovely and kind of a beginner builder dream home. I hope many of you are staying tuned and will be interested. The first room I'll be tackling is the bathroom! Pictures later this afternoon of it's current appearance.