Sunday Blessings

Today's Sunday Blessings is coming a little late in the day, because I was at orientation all morning! Orientation, you ask? Well, because of the state of our finances after I withdrew from grad school and have now begun re-paying loans from both undergrad and graduate school, Hubby and I are both starting second jobs to help make ends meet.

To be honest, it's incredibly stressful and scary right now, but there's no way I'd be as at peace as I am without the love and support of my amazing husband, and my faith in Jesus. I am trusting that through some kind of miracle, our needs will be met and we'll be able to skate by for the next year or so until the biggest thorn in our sides is behind us.

But I digress. Basically, there's a lot we could worry and concern ourselves with at the moment. But there's so much more to be thankful for.

(Bee)autiful Blessings

giant eagle

As of today, I am a fully-uniformed, part-time cashier at our local grocery store. Not the most glamorous job, but it comes with great benefits. And who am I to complain about more income?!

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Is there anything that has the power to brighten your day more than winning a giveaway?! This past week I won a Cuisinart knife set and Emeril Mini-Pie Maker from my favorite local blog, Pittsburgh Hot Plate, courtesy of my friend, Chef Chuck! I'm so ecstatic to try out my new toys!

(And speaking of giveaways, be sure to stop back this week for a certain special giveaway of my own!)

My sister-in-law is going for her ultrasound for Baby #3 tomorrow. I can't wait to find out the gender so I can promptly begin buying adorable things that I can't afford! Haha! So excited to be an auntie times three!

Taken by our honeymoon friends on Night #2 in Jamaica ♥
I continually feel so undeserving of the man I married. He is kind, selfless and has officially been mine for three months today. Suck it, Kim Kardashian ;)


  1. congrats on the job, that is great!

  2. Glad you are both sucking it up and taking on second jobs! I may stink right now, but it will be worth it in the end! I will keep you and your hubby in my prayers!

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  3. I just burst out laughing at your last sentence. Well done! And getting debt paid off, by any means, grocery store job included, is SUCH a relief. You'll be so happy to have that monkey off your back.

  4. 3 months woooooo!!!

    You guys are the sweetest couple.

    Such exciting news about you becoming aunt!! :)

  5. Such a sweet post! There is so much to be thankful for!

  6. It is great that you two support each other, that makes the hard times a little bit easier.