Hi, I am Edward Antrobus from If You Can Read, You Can Cook. Today is something a little different for Pamela’s readers. We are participating in a blog swap meet […]
The newest member of the family has arrived!
As many of you know, I lost my job in August. While I am not going into details about what happened, I will say that I wasn’t just underpaid and […]
An apology to all my readers and wanderers— The two months I have been to dealing with some pretty horrific personal and work-related issues. My mother was diagnosed with cancer […]
One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is meatloaf. What could be easier: meat + eggs + bread + pan = easy dinner. Not exactly healthy – actually not healthy at all. As my adventure of being gluten-free continues I wanted to develop a “meatloaf” that I could enjoy — with all the ease of the original but with a super healthy, gluten free twist.
A week ago yesterday I visited an allergist was officially tested for food and other allergies. Were my suspicions incorrect? Or did I find out that I deserved to live like bubble boy? One thing, I did walk away with was a heightened awareness of the importance of listening to your body.
One of the most exciting parts of getting horrifically ill is the the smorgsboard of tests they run on you. Okay, it does not seem quite as fun at the time, because honestly, you’re sick and just want something– anything — to make you feel a bit better as soon as possible. Imagine my surprise when I went to the ER for food poisoning and stomach flu and…walked out knowing I had a serious wheat allergy and my life had to change right then in a major way.
This past week I learned a few important lessons on hydration, paint fumes, carne asada and white blood cells. To summarize, I started feeling icky on the 1st of March. […]
A small collage of the one of the proudest moments of my life….graduating with NO DEBT from SMU with my Graduate Marketing Certificate!!!!
From the 13th -20th I completed week 1 of turbo fire…and guess what? I am ALREADY seeing results!
To my Non-Catholic friends, yes, I do know there a giant black dust spot in my head. It’s supposed to look like a cross and please don’t try and wipe it off. I got it today at Mass and was told the following: “Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.” This is an outward sign of my inner devotion and commitment to my Catholic Faith and it marks the beginning of the Season of Lent in the Roman Catholic Church. I want to pay it forward, change my life, and commit to changing the lives of others while getting closer to God in the process. Sounds like a heck of a journey so I will chronicle it here.
New graduate? What’s next after graduation? And why isn’t it easy? There was a point in my life that I thought that graduating was the hardest thing I would ever do until I removed my cap and gown and stepped into the real world. And when things didn’t happen immediately after graduation, I got depressed. Like the sleep all day, cry all night, mope around the house, and do some more crying depressed. I was miserable. Just like you. Here’s how I coped.
Sometimes, the shit just hits the fan. The last few weeks have been like that for me. Everything seems cool and then all of sudden the solid ground you were standing on suddenly crumbles underneath you. How do you deal?
MEET SAM: This might sound strange, but I only met the man six months ago and I simply cannot live without him. I’d like to say it’s because he is the one person in this world I trust with my hair. And ladies, you know what I mean, he is the only person in the whole entire world allowed to touch my glorious locks with anything sharp and pointy. Ever. Sam effortlessly delivers hair justice to my rowdy locks, but what really drew me to him was his charisma, his passion for his art, and the fact that he has a heart of pure gold.
It’s flattering that you want to know what I want for Christmas. Or maybe you have a way to whisper all these things into my mother’s Santa’s ear….
I got so angry I needed a creative outlet. In my family, you don’t have to look far for creative inspiration. Very few people know that I have some crazy amazing connections to the art world. Even fewer know that I dabble in art as well. Let me give you an idea on how I cope with anger and stress.
As someone who has their own cubicle, nothing was more freaky then the moment I sat down and looked at those bare walls. They are this heinous shade of gray. heinous. I wanted to decorate. On a budget. Because I’m fabulous AND poor.
I hear a lot about networking these days. So much so that I find myself drinking overpriced martinis with people I hardly know more often then I’d like to admit. I am fan of thinking outside of the box (and out of the bar). I want to share some of the ways that I network and encourage you to take some steps to think outside the traditional networking scene.
Ah, job hunting. It’s kinda the cool thing to do these days. And while I am totally satisfied with my current position, I am always looking for more opportunities I also have the knack of helping people find great jobs in the Dallas area. But one of my friends brought this up: what makes a job legit? How do I know I am not being scammed? If it sounds too good to be true, is it? Look, I’ve been there. One day after I recently graduated, for no particular reason, I got ridiculously ambitious and applied to EVERY, SINGLE JOB posted on Craigslist under Office/Admin. I didn’t really read them thoroughly, I didn’t care if they were sketchy, didn’t have contact information or a website or anything. I just kept hitting reply.
I don’t usually bitch on this blog, but when I do I can guarantee that it’s interesting. (Hint, it’s about spiders)
A #rant on how people don’t understand dress codes. Let me elucidate this for you.
I have so many friends and peers that are looking for new jobs…and they make the same mistakes over and over again…especially with their social media. Recruiters will google you. They will Facebook stalk you. They follow your tweets, your pins, you everything. They will find you. They will find every embarrassing photo, drunken post, silly note, whatever. And what they find might change their perception of you in the worst way possible – you might not get hired.
It’s time to debunk some common debt myths!
I think the title says it all.
oday’s lesson hit home when I realized that I was determining my self worth by shopping. At first I was shocked, then I was embarrassed, and then I was ANGRY!
This week Dave explains the Seven Baby Steps that will guide you throughout Financial Peace University. You will also learn the three key reasons why you should save money—and why you […]
I’m back! Life has changed DRAMATICALLY since I took a sabbatical from writing on my blog. A LOT has happened. In fact, I have had TWO WONDERFUL LIFE CHANGING JOBS. In […]