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A Typical Day In The Life (Work Day Edition)

February 12, 2014


Erin Schrader

A while ago I did one of those a day in the life type of posts where I showed a picture from every hour of my day to show what a “normal” day is like in these parts. That was fun and all, but that “normal” day featured happened to be a weekend day which meant I was shopping at 10:00 am and eating pies at 10:00 pm, which shockingly enough isn’t exactly what my normal day looks like. Instead, I thought it would be fun to show you what a real day looks like for me which actually involves a little less pie and a lot less shopping. I know, it’s a bummer.

So let’s take today for instance. Just like every other Monday-Friday I wake up at 6:30 am and beeline it for the bathtub where I lay for a solid 20 minutes. There is just something so much greater about taking a bath first thing in the morning as opposed to a shower. For one, you can’t scroll through your Instagram feed when taking a shower and for two, a shower isn’t a bath.

From approximately 7:00-7:30 I complete all of the necessary tasks (ie: making myself appear to look like a normal human instead of a dead cracked out zombie).

told you.

By 7:45 I am out the door and if I am lucky, headed to the nearest Dunkin Donuts. It’s true. I am a DD addict. Bacon and cheese bagel, medium half caff cinnamon coffee, an order of hash browns, and this girl is ready to roll. Nobody ever tell me how many calories are in that meal, I’ll always be convinced it is zero.

8:00 am and I am tucked into my little cubicle at work, ready to spill coffee and other fun things like that.
My poor co-workers, whenever they hear me giggling and then see me sprinting down the hall, they know what’s just happened. It looks very similar to this.

I work in our training department which means I get to teach all of the newbies the ins and outs of working where I work. In my spare time I build Boom Boxes and other crafty stuff like that. In my other spare time I have dance parties with disco balls. Don’t tell.

At noon I say “Peace Out” and get the flock out of work for the day. God bless half days every day. On a typical day I have an errand or two to run and by errand I mean a fast food joint to hit up, a tanning bed to lay in (I HAVE A TRIP COMING UP, I HAVE TO), and Stitch Fix orders to return to the Post Office.

Once home, I kindly yell at my husband to take a picture of me for blogging purposes while he is in mid-bite of his sandwich. He kindly obliges after I remind him that no pictures equal no money.

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Somewhere around 1:00 or so I begin working my “second job”..also known as this blog. 
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This means I open up my Whitney English Day Designer, (can we all just talk about how this is the most amazing planner in the entirety of planners?!) and start going through my to-do list. This typically includes answering emails, writing posts, blog consultations, creating/photographing a recipe, taking/editing photos for sponsors/personal posts, tweeting, instagramming, and so on.

By 1:30 I am antsy and need a cocktail. I also need to decorate my house with glitter because, well because glitter. 
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I continue working away and do not stray from my office until 5-6 pm. Around this time I call it quits, eat dinner with Shawn, and then either go do something really fun, or something really boring. I am a fan of both. Tonight the quarter happened to land on fun so some live music at a local bar is in store with some girlfriends. Which reminds me, I need to go get ready for that. 
I hope this was fun for you, I always enjoy seeing the behind the scenes of bloggers days. Call me nosy, or call me crazy, it is what it is.

ps. somewhere in between all of that I sing really loudly, do the cupid shuffle, and eat five handfuls of jalapeno chips. make that ten.

pps. remember that SIP Happens party? Below is the post we chose as our favorite, the announcement for next months party, PLUS a special giveaway we are hosting for all of you who want to enter! Good luck! 

First, we want to thank everyone who participated and linked up for our first Sip Happens Party!! We LOVED reading all your posts and seeing all the different wines you chose, the party themes, & the photos…A whole lot of sip happened. We promised you all a featured favorite and the ballots are in….
Drum Roll Please……..
Today we are featuring Cotton Tales!!!

They had us at:  “I can totally do yoga! Try this move. It stretches me!” & “Oh, the sip. It did happen.” & “After approximately eight bottles of wine for six people, the conversations change drastically.”

They drank these wines….

Then this happened: 

and this…

Go ahead and pour yourself a glass of vino and read more about this nonsense Sip Happens Party glory over at Sammi’s blog Cotton Tales.


One winner will take home $75 in Paypal cash to be used on hosting your next Sip Happens Party (or really whatever you want), a sponsor package of your choice on Living in Yellow, a set of 4 custom hand painted coasters from Eva Marie Typography, a wine carrying tote donated by Detroit Duchess and a Rosebud necklace from Chicken Scratch’d Designs. Before we get to the giveaway, let us introduce you to our next guest host of the upcoming Sip Happens Party link up that will take place in April. Meet Kate, from Another Clean Slate.

  To stay up to date on all things Sip Happens related, be sure to follow the hosts: Val & Eva.


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