Running with Cookies

First of all, thank you for sending in your resumes! I have been reading through them and interviewing like a mad woman and am happy to say that the position has been filled. I have found someone that I think will be a great fit! More later. But I can't thank you enough for your interest- it means so much to see people excited at the thought of joining our little team. I'll hang on to the resumes I received and keep you guys posted if anything opens up in the future.

In other news.....So Instagram sold to facebook for 1 billion dollars... Which leads me to believe that people really DO just want to see pretty pictures. Pinterest? Fasting growing website EVER?! Pretty pictures.

Pretty pictures + personal pictures. 

Which all happen to be on our phone. My phone pictures fall in these categories: Finley, orders that come in damaged, furniture finds, my clients kids, concerts, food, and trees. The billion dollar industry at it's best...

You know you live around great people when you try to go for a run and you end up outside your down-the-street neighbors house with a bag of homemade Snickerdoodles.

Crap, now I'm the girl that runs with cookies. 

I found this old front door for a job just outside of town...

I took Finley with me to see the progress...

He did not last long...

Why doesn't he get tired of digging a hole to China Murphy,the lab next door? 

Speaking of a minor disaster...A little rearranging in the office...

A tornado-warning-turned-hail storm while stuck at a client's house...

And then I furberized my puppy... and pretended we had created a new friend for Finn. He was not into it... AT all!! I guess it would be like if your hairdresser swept up all of your hair after a big haircut, put the hair in a bag, and continued to show you how to play peakaboo with your mound of old, wet hair. 

Yuuuup. I deserve this look...  

Oh, this is when I go shopping at Scotts in Atlanta alone and feel sorry for myself. I send pictures of the moon at 5am to Hoyt. 

I end up having a foggy recollection of what I buy this early in the morning. Like these chairs for example... 

Don't be fooled. This is my golden hour!! I have high hopes for these two. 

Went up to NYC and Brooklyn...

Got to spend quality time with best friends I haven't seen in years,

and go to our friends "gig" at Madison Square Garden... (which was amazing!)

After a weekend of partying with the rock stars I found myself in the middle seat on the airplane staring at this SkyMall man with envy. To heck with the tool belt, I'll take a SkyRest thanks.

 And a teepee in my backyard...

On the way to Easter in Birmingham I crammed my car full of things to take down to Alabama for delivery. 

Finley was pushed to the front seat where he quickly realized he is too big to curl up anywhere so he began to bob in and out of sleep looking exactly like an uncomfortable human on an airplane. "I've been there, I told him. Trust me- I took pictures of the SkyRest and am now blogging about it. Try pushing your face on the glass."

While taking this packed SUV down to Montgomery I made a pit stop in Birmingham to see my family... who welcomed me with LOSER signs on their foreheads.. how nice.

Over Easter break I did a lot of... laying around with dogs. My work weeks are overwhelmingly busy so it's nice to go home to my parents house and be able to REST, eat healthy and recharge. Which is exactly what I did...

Then I went on to Montgomery, where my newly pregnant client thinks it's appropriate to sit on the toilets in the Fergusons showroom and read the news. Anyone want to tell her she can't sit there? ... didn't think so.

I wore a Brazilian headdress and did my neighbors zipline upside-down this week. Chicken with its head cut off? The girl that runs with cookies?

Might be best to stick to blogging.

But before you go....

I stumbled upon this in my photo library- it has been making me laugh for weeks.

A self portrait of the Finn man himself: 

Hmmm... a mystery how he managed to hold the camera out in front of him with muddy claws and no opposable thumbs. But nevertheless, the best picture in my phone. 

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