Getting Organized: Jewelry

This year instead of making resolutions I know I won’t keep, I decided to work on different aspects of my life that could use a little improvement. The area I’m working on today is organization. I love clothes and jewelry and would die for a walk in closet, complete with velvet lined jewelry drawers big enough to hold my whole collection. But, that type if organization isn’t always realistic. When we buy a house I’m going to get serious about investing in some high-end organizational pieces, but until then, I’m trying to work with what I’ve got! I wanted to find a way to organize my jewels, but also display them in an aesthetically pleasing way, like they do in stores and boutiques. It’s like going shopping every morning when you get ready for work. With that being said, amazon.com has become by new best friend. I wanted to go with an acrylic/chrome theme, since I’m attempting to capture that boutique vibe. I brought out all of my latest pieces and sat them on my dining table. The light in my room isn’t the greatest and I display them on top of my dresser, so it’s a little cramped. I wanted to photograph them individually so you guys can get a better idea of the size and how much jewelry they’ll hold. I’ve linked each piece, I’m sure there are lots of sites out there that sell this stuff, but Amazon was just super easy and between you and I, I’m a little inpatient so the two day shipping was a plus. Enjoy!

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Earring Organizer- Amazon

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Bracelet Organizers- Amazon

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Necklace T Stand- Amazon

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Watch Box- from HomeGoods in store, less than $20, but linked a similar one from Amazon

For my more costume pieces that I don’t wear as often, I just hang on an over-the-door hook I got from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I think it’s supposed to be used for towels but I use it for necklaces.

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Getting Organized: Jewelry

Home update

Y’all, decorating a new house has been one of the most fun, but expensive things I’ve ever done. I have this very specific style and vision in mind. I love neutral colors with the occasional bling. It seems like it was easy to find pieces to fit that vision because they’re so on trend right now. In the past I was really into the rustic look and had lots of turquoise pieces. But as my taste has evolved, I now lean towards more textures over colors. This is just a small sneak peek, I’ve already posted these photos to Instagram, but wanted to share them here as well with the direct link to each item. I hope to eventually do a room by room tour of our humble little abode. I hope you enjoy 🙂

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All pillows: TJ Maxx, Comforter: Bed Bath & Beyond, Headboard: Mathis Brothers

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Couch: Mathis Brothers (old) White fur pillows: TJ Maxx, Khaki studded pillows: Overstock, Rug: Overstock, Ottoman: Overstock, End Tables: Overstock, Lamps: Target, Decorate tray: HomeGoods(only in stores), Wall art: Gordman’s(only in stores), Mirrors: Target

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Lamp: Target, Bedside table: Target, Picture frames: Hobby Lobby

Home update

Life Update

Hey guys! So, this is definitely going to be one of those clichĂŠ life update posts. I feel like it’s an inevitable post when you haven’t blogged in a good 10 months. So if you don’t already know what’s going on in our lives, let me break it down for you. I’m just going to hit the highlights. It may not be super exciting to read but I feel it’s necessary after being gone for so long.

May 2015 (which is probably the last time I blogged) I finished up my practicum with DaVita Dialysis Center and graduated from the OU MSW(Master of Social Work) Advanced Standing Program. I graduated on a Saturday and started my very first full-time job at Deaconess Hospital in OKC the next Monday. I was really eager to get out into the professional world. I obtained my LMSW, which is the masters level social work license, currently working on my LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), this license will give me the ability to provide therapy, diagnose mental disorders, and provide a more hands on experience with clients, helping them on a deeper level. I get a lot of questions from people who aren’t super familiar with what social work is or what we do so I want to clarify that a little bit. Currently, I’m doing psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, linking patients with appropriate resources, and coordination of care.What this looks like on a typical day, is constantly changing. That is one thing I’ve loved about hospital social work, my days are never the same and they’re never boring. Daily I’m helping patients and families adjust to illnesses and new diagnoses, I’m locating inpatient psychiatric beds for homicidal/suicidal patients, I’m finding patients shelter, clothing, or their next meal, I’m facilitating adoptions, and sometimes for our elderly patients, I’m visiting with them just so they can know they’re not alone. Luckily, I share the social work responsibilities with an amazing social worker, mentor, and friend, so I’m not taking it on by myself.

Side note: When I originally started this blog, I had this vision that it would be this cool balance of fashion and social work (which classes to take, the best social work programs, heartwarming client success stories, etc.) But it became more about the clothes, as I was unsure how to protect the confidentiality of the clients I serve, while talking about my work. However, I think after almost a year of professional experience, I’m learning the appropriate/safe ways to do that. Okay that’s a long side-note but I just wanted to clarify why the word therapist is even included in the name of my blog. One of the core components of social work practice is confidentiality, so I knew I couldn’t talk social work on here until I became comfortable enough to know I was doing it in the right way. Fast forward a couple of months from starting my job, I was driving from Norman to NW OKC every morning at 6 a.m. to get to work by 7:30. If you know me, you know mornings are not at all my thing and this was a struggle. Not to mention I got in my very first wreck on the drive home one day. After that, Billy and I decided to move closer to my job to decrease my driving time. We found a cute, quiet community in west Edmond and decided to go for it. We moved in August 2015. So far, we really like Edmond, but we miss Norman. The atmosphere on game day, the family and friends we have there are really hard to beat.

In September we met our best friends in our favorite place, Crested Butte, CO for a little getaway. I think that’s the only travelling we’ve done. We’re currently in the process of planning a beach trip. This past November, Billy started a new job, which he loves. He works at a local bank, all of his coworkers are young, still in college or fresh out of college men. So he’s working in a new industry and building new friendships. I’m so happy for him. We are expecting a new niece and new nephew. Both of Billy’s SIL’s are pregnant, so it’s a really exciting time. We celebrated the holidays in Tish with the Gilbert and Reinhart families then in Norman with my mom.

We’re looking forward to continuing to settle into our strides professionally and personally. We’ll be celebrating our 5th anniversary in February with Thunder tickets (shout out to my dad for the Christmas gift). I’m going to work to share more social work and fashion on here and move towards the vision I originally had for this space. I hope you guys stick around and follow along!

Life Update