Taking some time today to feel grateful for my new job. I had bought these placemats at April Cornell last summer and the most I did with it was take one out. I took it to Boscov's and used it on a shelf in my stockroom that I used to write on.
I always appreciated everything April Cornell. The clothes, the linens, the flowers and even the blue and white bags I would get with a purchase. The last time I really purchased dresses for myself and daughter was when she was about seven. We had put a second floor on our house at that time and purchases like that became a memory. When we spent a few years getting our house ready to sell, I started purging, donating and selling what we had. It was depressing. But, life has been full for us watching our children grow up and owning our store, our focus shifted away from our home and my wardrobe.
I actually told a friend at work once, I just want to be a hippy. I want to wear clothes that I love, are comfortable and make me smile. I want to fill my home with flowers. I want to concentrate on planting a beautiful garden at our home we have been in for three years now. I even said to Glen about a week before I got this job. I want to have nice clothes again and decorate our home and have a happy home. So, along comes this job and it has been a true blessing. One of the best perks of working at April Cornell is a very generous discount. And......as a store manager I am given an allowance for each season and receive free outfits! Every time I take a tag and button off a new outfit, I wish I had something pretty to put them in. So, this morning I made this box to put the tags in. I love when I take the time to create something and take the time to feel how grateful, lucky and blessed I am!