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Kicking Off the New Year

Happy first Monday of 2015! How are you faring being back to “reality” today? Maybe I’m a bit foolish, but even though fun-filled family time and vacation is wonderful, I’ve missed to-do lists, routine and that overall feeling of productivity at the end of a day. Anyone else with me?

Each new year brings on a time of reflection and even more hope and anticipation for what’s to come. There’s something special about a new beginning, isn’t there? And while the changing of a wall calendar may be more symbolic than a truly new beginning, it gives us an excuse to make a fresh start, reset things we haven’t loved about the past year, and create new, positive habits.

Admittedly, with the whirlwind of cross-country travel, double Christmases and throwing a New Year’s Eve wedding celebration, my own reflection and planning for 2015 has taken a back seat. So that’s the thing I’m personally most excited about this week — oh, and getting our house back in order { yes, our Christmas tree is still up! }.

In the meantime, I have two other exciting updates to share. First, the winners have been selected in the Paramount Coffee giveaway. Stop by to see if it was you { and we’ll also be e-mailing winners to collect your information shortly }. Thanks everybody who participated! I hope to do more fun partnerships and giveaways as we get further into 2015!

Enter to win 1 of 5 bags of Paramount Coffee! Contest hosted by Bubbly Design Co.

Now, I’m not quite sure how I’ve saved the best for last, but this is it… the big one. The big news I’ve been DYING to share and now I finally can. Hands down, the most thrilling moment of my short blogging career and the perfect way to kick off my 2015 blog posts…

I’m currently a Lifestyle Editorial Intern with Glitter Guide!!!

Ahhhhh!!! I applied totally on a whim last fall, thinking how much fun I would have creating content for a brand that I’ve been enamored with for quite some time. I was beyond thrilled { and okay, a little intimidated } when they asked me to join the team, even if temporarily.

And today, all the work I’ve been putting into this blog seems worth it because content I dreamed up and created is on the homepage of Glitter Guide. Just look for “Hip Hostess: Chic Game Night.” Yes it’s below the fold, but it’s there!

Bubbly Design Co. Interning for Glitter Guide

The posts I’ll be writing for Glitter Guide will all fall within the site’s Lifestyle section. That means, a lot of what I’m dreaming up could easily live on Bubbly Design Co. — party inspiration, home decor features, inspiration for creating beautiful spaces or simple DIYs — but they’ll all be done with an eye towards the Glitter Guide brand and reader.

I have no doubt if you like what I’m sharing here, you will love what’s going on over at Glitter Guide, though. I am beyond excited to be working with and learning from the team and am so honored to be participating in their internship program.

Bubbly Design Co. on Glitter Guide // Hip Hostess Game NightMy very first feature is an extension of Glitter Guide’s existing Hip Hostess series. I’ve put together all the inspiration and products you need to throw a cozy but totally chic game night at home. Think a gold deck of cards and cupcakes as prizes. Sounds fun, right?

I would love if you’d click over here to see the entire post.

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  • Reply
    January 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Congrats on the internship- that’s so awesome! Can’t wait to see your posts!
    This Side of Paradise

    • Reply
      Jessica Alayne
      January 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Thank you so much, Kate! I hope you enjoy them! Make sure you’re following me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jessalayne) to get all the Glitter Guide links.

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