Pursuit eighty eight: Smells of Holiday Cheer

Every holiday season, there is one tradition that I look forward to in my household. For as long as I can remember, every year when the weather starts to get a little cooler outside, and the days become shorter, my mom always starts putting out her infamous potpourri. This light scent of cinnamon, cloves, and orange enveloping our household has now come to represent the holiday season for me. 

                                                                      -The peelings of 1 orange
                                                                      -2 to 3 cinnamon sticks
                                                                      -A dash of whole cloves 
                                                                      -1.5 to 2 cups of water
                                                                      -Small cooking pot

This smell of holiday cheer has the perfect balance of aroma - a light dash of senseful delight to peak ones fancy. Now you might be asking yourself, "How does one make this holiday cheer?". It is very simple you see. Take one of your small cooking pots and add about roughly 1.5 to 2 cups of water into the pot. Then, peel an orange and place the peelings into the pot. After this take two to three cinnamon sticks and a handful of whole cloves and place them into the pot. Turn the heat on low and let the magical smell of holiday cheer begin to envelope your olfactory senses.

Happy holidays!

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Pursuit eighty seven: Design in Progress

 If you have taken away anything about me through this blog, I hope that you have learned that I enjoy design. Whether it is appreciating the design talents of others, or expressing myself through my own attempts of creation, I am all for design. My recent move to Austin has given me a blank canvas to play with- this canvas being my new apartment. Having brought some pieces from school as well as my parents' home, I have had some items to start off my design fun. 

Decorating my apartment will be a work in progress, and is definitely something that will not happen over night. For me this is great because it allows me time to explore the city to find the right stores that will give me design inspiration, and it also allows me time to figure out how it really is that I want my apartment to be decorated. 

Here are some snapshots of my design in progress. 


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Pursuit eighty six: Settling in

As you all may have noticed, my "hiatus" from The Pursuits of Price lasted a wee bit longer than two weeks... more like two months. Over the course of these past months I have been settling in to a variety of new environments. The first major change is that I now live in Austin, Texas due to a job that I acquired earlier this fall. I now work for a tech company called VMware as their Social Recruiting Community Manager. My job allows me to oversee the VMware Careers and VMware University Relations social sites. Pretty nifty I must say! 

Moving to Austin and starting a new job has been quite the whirlwind. I hit the nail on the head with my preconceived notions of Austin... it is freaking amazing (yes, freaking amazing)! If I could mold aspects of different cities that I like (i.e. their geographical makeup), this would be it. I have a little bit of the "city vibe", and a little bit of the "outdoor vibe". The best of both worlds for me! 

 "City vibe"

                                                                                "Outdoor vibe"

Starting my job at VMware has changed up the day-to-day schedule that I was rolling with as a youthful student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. No longer am I debating what to do with the copious amounts of time I had between classes (I kid, I kid-You all know I was studying my guts out while I was at college). I am now working (which I like). Adjusting to this change in pace and schedule put a minor halt on The Pursuits of Price. But no more, The Pursuits of Price is back! 

As with all of my pursuits, and my life in general, this pursuit of blogging for me is an evolution (or so I hope). I have many aspirations for this blog. Evolving the design scheme of the blog, expanding the content, and writing more posts of substance are just a few hopes I have for my relationship with The Pursuits of Price

Only time will tell where The Pursuits of Price will go... I hope you will join me to find out.

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