It has officially been 4 weeks since I embarked on my new life adventure (read: the company I worked for closed). In between searching and applying for new jobs, I find myself trying to fill my time in creative ways – and hopefully make Luna + Co that much better.
I worked for this company for 4+ years, and although the slow demise was inevitable (especially at the end), it doesn’t mean it wasn’t hard to leave and say good-bye to all of my amazing friends (and routine)! On my last day, I shed many, many tears but have not looked back. I made the decision to make the most of the free time I would have to focus on improving my blog, my home & maybe collab with a friend to start our own business.
And here I am today. Writing this blog post – about my new day to day life as I stuff my mouth with the ugly (but delicious) Christmas cupcakes I just baked.
…and I’m happy to say that I am in love with my new routine.
Most days I try to wake up at a decent time so I don’t get too comfortable with sleeping in. I’ll make myself an espresso or tea and start working on my laptop (usually while watching Gilmore Girls or Real Housewives). Depending on the plan that day, I’ll finish up with emails, shower and meet up with a friend or two at a coffee shop (or their house) and work, research and apply for jobs. I love making my own schedule! See my post on the cool coffee shops I’ve been to so far here.
Today, however, I spent the morning in full Christmas mode. If it wasn’t Christmas time, I would probably be in organization mode… but… ’tis the season! So I took out our mini-tinsel tree, stockings and ornaments, turned on a Christmas movie and started to decorate. Once that was complete, I decided to bake some cupcakes. Yes, the cake mix was from a box and the icing is from a container, but I need to start somewhere. I made confetti cake with white icing and red and green sprinkles (yay for holiday themed treats)! They didn’t turn out how I imagined though. I took them out of the oven and they were almost cone shaped ?!?!?! if that even makes sense. The middle rose up and they were kind of lob-sided – nothing a little icing can’t fix? I guess?
Once they were decorated (I did a terrible job, by the way), I did a taste test just to make sure they tasted good. So yes, they may have been ugly in shape and decorated in the worst way possible – but they tasted delicious. One point for Danielle (or maybe only half a point).
I know this post is a little unconventional – but I really wanted to share the changes in my life. More exciting things to come!
Also – how amazing is this blue cupcake pan?