An Out of Office Recap!


I can’t believe it. A new firm. A new office. A new dress. New coworkers. It’s crazy.

Anyway, in honor of my first day back in the working world, I thought I would recap the very best week of funemployment ever….

Monday. I was crazy productive on my first day off. I ran ALL the house errands (including 3 Home Goods stores, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, UPS, Goodwill, the list goes on…), scored a few pairs of my favorite work pants on sale at Loft, supervised the tile guy finishing our bathroom floor, rearranged the kitchen drawers (for the third time) and busted open a sentimental bottle of wine — gifted by my sweet friend McKinsey.


Tuesday. I dusted off some gift cards for an afternoon at the spa at The Ritz. For my 30th birthday my girlfriends surprised me with a massage and my former boss (still feels weird to say that) previously gifted me a pedicure too. I had been wanting to redeem these two services together to spend a day at the spa, but it’s so hard to find the time as a working mama! I hate being away from my kiddos during our time together on the weekend so these have been sitting in a drawer forever. Anyway, the spa was everything and more I could possibly have dreamed of. I received a relaxing massage, the perfect pink pedicure, a crisp glass of champagne, sat by the pool with a skyline view (which ironically looked straight into my NEW office!) and enjoyed a 16 shower head shower before coming back to reality.

Wednesday. Date night at our favorite fancy restaurant, Fig Tree! We love celebrating special occasions at Fig Tree (see: birthday & baby) and a new house and new job was definitely a solid reason to return for a yummy dinner. This was our favorite visit yet. We started with veal carpaccio, salads and Matt got the ostrich and I got the filet. We loved it all. Then we polished off our last cocktails with the most incredible beignets!

Thursday. By Thursday I officially never wanted to return to the workforce ever again. But also keep my kids in daycare full time. How do I get there? Ha! Anyway, I hosted some of my very best friends over for lunch and a home tour. For lunch I whipped up a delicious summer salad and thawed some cheesecake bites for dessert. I even broke out my fancy bottle of rose` for the occasion! If only lunch could be that fun every day! A little later I picked up the babies from school a few hours early and met back up with the mamas for a play date!


Friday. It was my last day of “vacation” so I made sure to get up bright and early to maximize the day! Off I went to run a bunch of last errands, grabbed a pretty new work dress (40% off), got my car serviced, cashed in a massage that Matt got me for Christmas, met my bestie Laura for lunch at Cabo Fish Taco and ended the day at a neighborhood happy hour that our street threw to welcome us!

And now it’s truly back to reality…





  1. Sarita @ it's my girls' world
    May 1, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Oh what an amazing week off! So full of fun activities.

  2. Rachel Emily
    May 1, 2017 / 11:08 am

    This sounds like what I need in my life!! So glad you had a good week and have the best first day!!

  3. Lizzie Simantz
    May 1, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Wow what an awesome week off!!! Good Luck at your new job!

  4. Katie
    May 1, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Now THAT'S how to do a week of funemployment! I'm loving your kitchen table – where did you find it? Best of luck on your first day at the new job today!

  5. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    May 1, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Sounds like a heavenly week to me! Good luck today!!

  6. Lauren Honeycutt
    May 1, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Best of luck on your first day!

  7. Adrienne at Bentley, Like the Car
    May 1, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Wait, is that two massages in one week?!! So jealous. Hope your first day is great!

  8. Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    May 1, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Sounds like the best week ever! Now, how to do that permanently…

  9. LHWinstead
    May 1, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    What a wonderful week off!! I love that you were able to relax and enjoy a spa day – you deserve it!! Date night looked heavenly, too! Hope it's a great first week at your new job!

  10. Toni :O)
    May 1, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Very nice!! Best of luck this week in your job!

  11. Sara Elizabeth Miller
    May 2, 2017 / 1:25 am

    I'm so glad you had such a great week last week!! That black dress is perfection on you!! I totally need to do a spa day with my Ritz gift cards. THAT is a GREAT idea!! 🙂

  12. Christina
    May 2, 2017 / 2:13 am

    you had a solid week! best of luck at the new job!! <3

  13. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    May 3, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!! How did you ever start work after a week like that?! Sounds amazing! x

  14. DetroitDuchess
    May 3, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Seriously best week ever! #LifeGoals

  15. Corie @ Life in the Mitten
    May 4, 2017 / 2:41 am

    Looks like you had the perfect Out of Office week!!

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