Total Basset Case: How I Make That Money, Honey

Jul 31, 2012

How I Make That Money, Honey

Aren't we all a little curious as to what everyone does all day?
Lucky for us, Lindsey is hosting a link up!

As much as I would LOVE to be a SAH(doggie)M and blogger...
that isn't the case.
What I do get to do every day is almost as cool
(If they would let me bring Floyd to the office,
it would as cool.)

But let's start at the beginning.
I started my college career at Butler University  
with a major in psychology
and attended there for 2 years.
Even though I met my bff's at Butler, 
school wise, psychology and I were not getting along. 
(can we go back to college please?)

That summer after my sophomore year I happen to get a job 
 at an interior design firm/store.
The light bulb immediately went off and
 I knew interior design was my calling in life.

By the end of the summer I had decided to switch
my major to Interior Design and transfer to IUPUI.
(Butler did not offer Interior Design as a major.)
The whole transition from one school to the
other happened very quickly.
But from my very first design class at IUPUI, 
I knew I had made the right decision. 

All of my friends still lived in Indianapolis and continued at Butler.
I was able to live with them and 
still have the Butler experience while attending IUPUI.
It was the best of the both worlds. 

Even though it took me 4 more years
(6 years total if you are counting), to finish 
school, it was definitely worth it.

After school I moved to Cincinnati and
quickly landed a job at an interior design/retail shop.
I was there for about a year and a half until my current job came about.
I won't go into details, but it wasn't a good environment for me.

Last September I started at my current job and I LOVE it.
I work at a small, boutique interior design firm.
We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels, 
but really do anything and everything concerning design.
From paint colors, to sofas and pillows, to total remodels,
we do it all! 
 (inspiration images via my Pinterest boards)

I love working with clients,
putting their designs together 
and seeing the final product come to life.
Our firm is very innovative and creative and makes the
process so much fun.  
I also do a lot of the front of office work:
checking on/placing orders, invoices, collecting samples for projects,
and generally keeping everything organized.   
(I also get to order all of the office supplies.
I know this is totally dorky but I love office supplies
and honestly get excited every time I place an order.
Is there anything better than fresh sharpies?)

So in a nutshell, that is what I do every day!
Now if someone could figure out how for me to
design, be a SAH(doggie)M and blogger full time, 
that would be great!

Now go link up with Lindsey and see what everyone else is up to all day!


Luana said...

I just LOVE your post!!!!!

I started my dream job last month and am LOVING it!
It's so great to do what you love, and love what you do, and... wow!
I'm a publicist... but I have a master on music, so, I wanted to work in the culture business... and now, I'm a publicist for one of the biggest music and ballet theaters in the country, and also for a few galeries and so on...


have an amazing week!!!


Stephanie said...

What a great job! It sounds fun. Not as fun as being a doggie mom though, so if you figure that out, let me know, I'm right there with ya. And yes, you're totally dorky over sharpies ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous, I have no interior design ability whatsoever! How about I fly you to NC once we get our house?!

Erin said...

YAY, I Loved hearing a little more about what you do! And I love that you enjoy ordering office supplies lol.... they make me happy too! :)

PS- I've told ya before our house could use some help lol, whats the name of your company?! If you don't mind!!

Tess said...

I love this post - I've got to do it.

I had no idea that was what you did for a living - how awesome! I'm glad that you love your job so much....sounds really amazing.

Darby Hawley said...

What an awesome post! I had no idea that this was what you did.....I think I envisioned you working in law, thought I have no idea where that idea came from LOL

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

So fun reading about what you do! I have no idea why but I thought you were a teacher?!?! I'm clearly off in left field! :)

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

love this! I have seriously thought about going back to school for interior design. oh but I can't draw. and I don't really have any interior design talent ... and I don't like to shop. ok, scratch that idea. but I have thought about it! ;)

Danielle said...

What a great post! I love to hear how people started out in their careers! I bet interior design is sooo much fun!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Your job sounds so amazing! I think it's so great to be in such a creative field. It must be so much fun (and I'm sure would be even better if your pup could go!). I wish I could bring mine to work too!

Ashley said...

Your job sounds pretty fantastic. I'm sure it forces you to be creative all the time!

Side note....Floyd is ADORABLE. I am in love with him and his beautiful self.

Laura Darling said...

That's so awesome that you are working in your dream job! It would sure be nice to stay home though -- I am a paralegal but I live with my best friend from college, and I'm always volunteering to become a stay at home roommate! ha!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Love it! I never knew what you did! One of my BFs does interior design and helps with pick all my paint colors and tells me what to buy for my house...and I know enough to NOT call you an interior decorator! ;)

jamiedawn said...

i loved this post! decorating our apartment was so much fun and you get to do it as a job?!?! you go girl! and yes, everyone (whether they admit it or not) loves a good sharpie. it has to be sharpie though! i'm sure you've been to trader's world and you can get a lot of immitation sharpies there that just don't cut it! and PS my boyfriend/hopefully future husband's last name is floyd... so i already love that pup of yours!! :)

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

What a totally cool job!! I am not creative and indecisive when it comes to designing anyhting, that I would love to hire a interior decorator when the time comes!! ( i had a wedding planner because i freaked out on planning my wedding and all the detials that went with it!)

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I feel like we just talked about this at lunch! Print this up and give it out like candy! Clients should be lining up for someone with so much talent.