Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oh Hi! Remember Me?

Yes, I know it's been over FIVE MONTHS since my last post. Crazy huh? That's kinda what happens when I'm switching jobs, moving and finishing school all at the same time. But all of that is said and done now, so I hope to be posting on a more regular basis.

First, some updates (get ready, this is gonna be a long ass post):

I have fallen off the Project Life bandwagon. *hangs head in shame* Between work and school, that left little to no time to do anything and I felt like I didn't have much to document. I found myself struggling to fill the pages and what I was coming up with I didn't really care for. So that idea went out the window. I did purchase a Sn@p binder and will probably start using that once I set up a place to craft over here. With the exception of Mom's birthday quilt, I haven't crafted in like 4 months. *sobs*

I finally finished school, took the National Exam and am now a NREMT! That's Nationally Registered EMT for all you non-EMS folks. And man, oh man does it feel good to be finished. I have my nights and weekend back! So now that that's under my belt, I had another crazy idea. (You know me and my crazy ideas) I'm looking at the Healthcare Management degree from SNHU. I can do it all online, which is a plus. I'm still on the fence about it though. Do I really wanna jump right back into school? Right now, I think I do.

An opportunity came up in March for me to change jobs. A very good opportunity. Hello mega raise, benefits and day hours. So I'm now working full time as the office manager/physician secretary for the cardiovascular firm that I was PRN at when I first moved back from Alaska. Seriously love this job.

The Sookie Stackhouse series is now at an end. I'm currently in mourning.
Check out my Read tab for a list of past books and current reads.

Recently, I've signed up for quite a few monthly subscriptions. Studio Calico's Project Life kit (even though I've yet to use it), box (SERIOUSLY FUN) and Birchbox (just got my first one yesterday.) is a $7 a month (that includes shipping!) box filled with snacks. The photo above was the first one I received in April. Normally I wouldn't buy stuff like that so it's nice to sample the snack before buying a full size one and not liking it. By the way, those Wai Lana chips and White Chocolate Amaretto cookies... *swoon* It also came with a $50 wine card which I thought was gonna end up being a ploy to buy $150 bottles of wine. But I ended up going to the site ( and purchased 6 bottles for $20. And that included shipping! The ones I chose were inexpensive but once they arrived and I cracked one open I couldn't tell the difference.

My May box came with a ton of stuff, including a full size Zico coconut water (which apparently I'm not so crazy about) I'm now a big fan of the Beanitos chips but eaters beware, they'll probably leave you really gassy. Hey, just keeping it real here folks.

Birchbox is a $10 a month subscription that sends you beauty product samples to try. This box came with a full size CARGO 2 in 1 bronzer/powder, a leave in conditioner sample, a perfume sample, a tube of sunscreen (where were you last weekend!) and a hair band. I'm playing it low key this weekend and haven't used any products save for my moisturizer. I'll let you guys know how I end up liking these products later this week.

You can find all of these photos on my Instagram. Apple apps used: Picfx & Pic Stitch.

Also, I'm now on Vine. User name is JLatini.


  1. Congrats on becoming a NREMT. I was an EMT for about 8 years and then went back to school and became a Nurse. I'd say jump right back into it as soon as you can. The longer you're out the less you want to go back to school. I know. I wanted to return and further my nursing education and haven't yet. Good luck to you.

    1. Thanks Sandy! That is one of my bigger fears. If I don't go back now, I know it will be that much harder to do later on.


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