Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Yes!  I'm FINALLY getting around to blogging about my Swapoween experience!

This Halloween themed swap was hosted by two lovely gals, Angie and Beth and they did a wonderful job with organizing it!  Plus, it was a great idea. :)

Anyway my partner was Megan and you can see what I sent her here!

Megan did a great job putting a package together for me, I was so excited - it's like Christmas in October!

Included in my little package is:

  • Spider tea towel
  • Two potholders 
  • Glittery witch candle, which although the candle holder part didn't make it I had perfect little Bath and Body Works candles that fit in place!
  • A pumpkin candle
  • Cookie cutters
  • Candy filled witch
And most importantly a home made costume!  I'm not quite sure what the costume is of, but I do know one part of it is a beard which cracks me up AND keeps my face warm, lol  I should've gotten a picture of it, but alas it's taken me long enough to get this post up so no picture.

My favorite item is the witch, because she poops candy and cackles, haha  She's also pretty cute:

Thank you Megan for your great package.  I had so much fun shopping for yours and even more fun opening mine! :)

In other news - I've kind of had some major life changes and not necessarily good ones.  So I've been lax in posting.  However I will update you on the job situation...

I have an interview for one job on Friday and I had a phone interview today for another job which I'll get a phone call towards the end of the week to set up an actual interview for NEXT week.

I learned a lot about that job today in the phone interview, it has a lot of PROS and only one CONish item (the hours), but it's not enough of a con to make me not want the job.  It is salary and I said I'd never do salary pay again...but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.  The benefits are awesome and it sounds like a job that I would really love doing.

I'm anxious to learn more about the other job on Friday, at this point however I don't see wanting one more than the other.  I want them both, really, really, really bad!

I'd be fibbing if I said I wasn't nervous about the interview.  I don't really have nice interview clothes so against my better judgement I've been trying to find something with money that I don't actually have.  On the other end, I hate clothes shopping and haven't actually found anything so the credit card hasn't melted yet.  I also get nervous about explaining the situation from when I was a day care director for about 4 months last year.  I left abruptly (but on good terms) after 4 months and choose to not list the day care of my immediate supervisor on my resume for professional reasons.  I always worry people see that as something bad, realistically I do it to avoid being cornered into talking bad about that center and it's owner.

So I'm nervous, but excited about these job prospects and I'm hoping that one if not both approach me with offers because I could really use something positive right now.  Positive thoughts bring positive things, right?

Let's hope so!

Not only am I linking up with the Swapoween post, but I'm linking up with IA and Shawn for Talk To Us Tuesday!


Heather's Happenings said...

Those are some super cute Halloween stuff!

Johanson Family said...

Aw I think you'll rock the interviews!! I have faith in you!! And if its meant to be, it will work out!! I just know it!! Fingers crossed girl!

Fat in Suburbia said...

You've been awarded!

Megan said...

OMgosh!! I really wanted a picture of you in the boggin and beard!! You could totally be a lumberjack if you added a flannel shirt!

Glad you liked it!

Ashley said...

Good luck on both of the interviews! I sure hope you can get one of them because I know how unhappy you are at your current job! Yay for having 2 lined up that you love equally!

I know what you mean about wanting to spend money you don't have. I do that too when I feel like I need a new outfit or shirt or something. I did that last Friday for pictures because I didn't like any of my clothes well enough to want to do pictures in so I went to Old Navy and bought 2 shirts. :\ 40 bucks later I had clothes I didn't really need but thought I did.

Jill said...

Glad to see you back, Amber, I'd been wondering where you were lately!! Hope all goes well with your interview and that this is a job you will love! :)

Impulsive Addict said... did I miss this post yesterday? Did you link it up? I just happen to see on my sidebar that you posted about the swap!! OMG. I feel horrible.

Ok, well I love all your gifts and any witch that poops candy is awesome in my book!

And as for new clothes....have you ever looked at Goodwill? My mom and I went to one last weekend looking for Halloween stuff and they have some SUPER CUTE CLOTHES for dirt cheap! Like a black dress that caught my eye was $4. I'm not even joking! And yes, I bought it! I couldn't NOT get it. It was gorgeous and $4!!

I wish you MUCH LUCK at your interviews. Let us know how it goes!!! Thanks for linking up with us and I'm sorry that I didn't get to you yesterday!


Shawn said...

Great stuff. I need to do a swap, I haven;t done one in a while, it's definitely time.

I have not been on a job interview in over 18 years. I think I would crap myself the minute I walked in. Good luck!

Thanks for linking up, IA and I love you long time!

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

That is adorable Halloween stuff!!

Good luck on the interviews - once you get further into the process, it will become clear to you which position is right for you!


Sarah Kate said...

Oooooh new stuff!!!!! I really hope you get one of these jobs! Or even better - I hope you get offered both so that you can have a choice!!!

I always get nervous before job interviews, too. I think that's normal. But if you really feel confident in how you look, that'll take some of the pressure off. I bought a $40 dress YEARS ago at JCPenney. I've worn it to 3 different job interviews and got offered the job at each one. Was it the dress? Or my attitude in the dress? I dunno...but find the right outfit. It'll make a difference!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you got some awesome stuff! I always get super nervous for interviews too. But I know you'll do great! Good luck :)

Miss Angie said...

Soooo cute! Love it!

Megan said...

A pooping witch? I'm sold.

And good luck with the job - I hope it's everything you need it to be!

Ixy said...

Hope your interviews went well, Amber!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

What a fun swap. I'm definitely needing to see the costume. Hope your interviews went well!

A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul said...

Good luck on the job front! I'm sending positive thoughts and energy your way! I hope it works out. What a great package for swapoween!! Love the cookie cutters, I wish I had some this year.

Hope you had a great halloween!

Impulsive Addict said...

Where are you girl?

Jill said...

I've been wondering the same thing! Amber, come back!! Hope all is okay with you :)