Pinterest, have you heard of it? I sometimes wish I hadn’t, I go through these terrible phases where I can go weeks at a time without ever opening the app on my phone but then there are other phases I have where I just can’t get enough of it I’m on there as much as I can when I have free time. I have a love hate relationship with Pinterest; side note Marlboro Man makes fun of me for always being on Pinterest but I don’t hear him complain when Pinterest has a delicious recipe… mmm hmmm Pinterest 1 Marlboro Man 0

Sooo I’m recently in a crazy addict Pinterest phase. A couple of weeks ago I did two things ordered this super awesome shirt from Amazon that says ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” with a picture of a baseball diamond (I love baseball) and I came across a tutorial on t-shirt cutting. I had no idea at the time that these two things were meant to happen just days apart from each other.

I should probably confess now that Amazon is another one of my guilty pleasures. Why spend extra money and go out to the store when I can have it delivered to my door within two days? I never need to leave the house again!! (I swear I’m not a hermit)

I was on Amazon and saw the previously mentioned awesome shirt and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. When it did get here I was all sorts of excited and then I opened the package, barf! I’m all for unisex shirts and such but please don’t market a shirt for women as a women’s shirt and then send me a big, baggy, unisex shirt. I swear when I first put it on it looked like I was wearing a giant potato sack… not cute.

After committing to return the shirt, I started the return claim and all I remembered that my good buddy Pinterest just had a tutorial for refashioning or t-shirt cutting whichever suits your fancy. I decided that it really wasn’t worth the time or the effort to mail the shirt back so I decided to take a go at the t-shirt cutting, if it was a terrible job the shirt would become a sleep shirt or a gym shirt.

This is the awesome shirt in all of its unisex glory

This is the awesome shirt in all of its unisex glory

So the  tutorial I used to fix the shirt can be found here

I have to admit it was suuuuper simple, the only suggestions I might make are to make sure that you wash the shirt before hand; I believe the blogger mentions that but of course I didn’t do it. Also make sure that your scissors are sharp, I started out the project with dull ones and ended up with this weird scallop-esque pattern that really bothered my OCD so I had to take sharp scissors and clean it up a bit. Oh one more thing if you are super perfectionist just cutting without marking will kill you, I know it happened to me; one side looked shorter, or deeper  or whatever so I eventually gave in and used a light colored felt pen to mark where I wanted to cut more of the shirt off.

Simple cut the neck off

Simple cut the neck off



And the arms

And the arms

And because I got carried away and didn’t take pictures of the rest of the project you cut the bottom hem of the shirt off to use for tying later. Cut the neck as deep as you like, and cut a big V shape in the back. I know not the best instructions but I promise if you go to the link for the tutorial I read she explains it much better and with pictures!!  So I snipped here and there and finally came up with something that I was happy with, as of right now it is just a being lazy around the house shirt but I am not totally against wearing it to a summer day baseball game.


And this is the back.. yes I forgot to take a front picture, but I promise the back is the most exciting part. So my once frumpy, unisex shirt is now a little more fitted for my body and the back looks super fun. Have you refashioned anything that was not exactly to your liking? Show me.





Now What?

If you’ve seen “Finding Nemo” you might remember the scene where the fish plot to break the tank’s filter so that the dentist has to take the fish out of the tank to clean it. The plan works, the tank gets filthy without the filter so he bags the fish up and while the dentist is cleaning the tank they all roll out of the window, across the street, and plop themselves into the harbor. In the next couple frames of the movie you see the fish are ecstatic because their plot worked and they are out of the tank and they are saved from being tortured by the dentist’s niece. The moment of happiness is changed when the blowfish says “now what?”


I graduated from college 1 year and 25 days ago, I am one of those fish; so overjoyed, proud, happy, pleased, delighted, the list could go on and on and on that I have FINALLY finished college, that I am getting my degree so that I can go find my dream job in the real world. And then recently the “now what?” has settled in. Um, hello it has been a little over a year and I am STILL trying to find that dream job, I am STILL trying to find the path that best suits me.

Someone once told me that you have 6 months from the time you’ve graduated to land a job otherwise you become irrelevant in your chosen field, this use to scare the crap out of me, I would lay in bed night after night and think of all the places I could apply to, if I could quit my job and do internships so that I could gain experience, I can’t tell you how much this irrelevancy plauged my thoughts day in and day out. I was so worried about becoming irrelevant that I failed to remember that I have a job; sure not one that I want to do until I retired but a job that I make decent wages and I don’t hate going to. I failed to remember the time that it took me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, the amount of effort I put into my education and into my decisions. I was so worried that I wouldn’t land a job in those first 6 months that I didn’t take the time to just be content.

Sure it drives me a little nuts that I am still having a hard time finding a job, but here is the thing the job market isn’t what it used to be; people are professional students because they don’t work, if you think you work hard I promise that there is someone out there working harder than you, and someone harder than that person. Jobs are not plentiful right now; I graduated at a less than fortunate economic time. Jobs are no longer about who you know, they are about the experience you have and the work you’ve put in, and remember someone is already one upping you in that arena.

Not having my dream job is a bummer, but wait have I told you that I don’t know what my dream job is yet? I haven’t told you because I don’t know what it is. I surely know what my dream job is not and I have internships to thank for that. Odd as it may sound I am thankful that I haven’t found a job yet and that I am able to test different areas of my field out. I am thankful for companies that offer internships. I am thankful for networking. I am thankful for friends who have startup businesses. I am thankful for anyone who reads my blog. I am thankful for all the things that are slowly but surely making me a better candidate for my someday dream job. Yes it drives me batty that I am still working in pharmacy, but I have become content with the fact that things happen for a reason when they happen, I will get a job, I can’t tell you when, where or how but it will happen and for now I just have to do my part because a job is not just going to land in my lap without my putting in the effort.

A lot of graduations have been happening in the past few weeks and even more to come in the weeks ahead, and I promise more people than not will have that “now what?” feeling, it may not be today or tomorrow but it will happen. And when it does happen just remember all of the things you did to get to where you are now, do not be discouraged; things happen for a reason.

I am still a fish in a baggy in the great big harbor, but now when I ask myself “now what?” it isn’t because I am unsure of myself or my decisions it is because I am planning my steps to making myself a better candidate for jobs.




“Now what?”