Friday Favorites

Who else is stoked that it’s Friday?! I know I am. And it’s going to be in the upper 60’s this weekend which is really nice since we just had snow/ice on Monday.

Today I’ll be linking up with lifeinleggings, thediaryofarealhousewife, and meet@thebarre for some Friday favs!

~I had a great interview today. This picture was before the interview because I was feeling very optimistic. I’m set for a working interview next week. Yay!  



~Victoria’s Secret 2016 swim is out. I’ve been scrolling through the site for too long. I’m debating on ordering something now or waiting till it’s a bit closer to summer. I mean I guess it’s only February. Decisions, decisions. 

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~Stuffed peppers. I ate these all week for lunch and I’m still not sick of them (; I want to post a recipe for these because they are so good! 



~This girl is always a favorite. She’s just so cuddly! My little spoon <3 



~My new MacBook Pro! I finally ordered a new Mac because the one I had was so slow. And when I say slow, I mean turtle slow. Like I would click one thing and it would take 10 minutes to load kind of slow. I’ve been dealing with it for months but finally ordered a new one. It’s crazy how much faster I can type up a blog post now. Loving it!! 


Whelp, that’s going to wrap up my favorites this week. I’m heading to my parents house for the weekend since it’s been a little while since I’ve seen them.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! Any big plans?




The Job Hunt

Happy Monday!


This morning we had some snow/ice here in NC and I ended up leaving work around 12:00. Most of the patients came off the schedule today, I didn’t have a single patient. I was pretty happy that I got to leave early though. That’s the extent of my Marvelous Monday. Things are going to get a little negative here but I promise to bring the positivity back towards the end (:  Here comes the rant..

I graduated 6 months ago from a dental assisting program and it has been a crazy ride since. It took me about 2 months out of school to find my first job. Every place I interviewed with wanted someone with experience. I was so over hearing that word time and time again. I didn’t think anywhere would give me a chance. 2 months into the job hunt, things looked up. I had two interviews in one day. The first place was only for a sterilization position and the pay was pretty low. After the interview they said they would be in touch later that day with an answer. Meanwhile, I had a second interview for a pediatric dentist. The interview went extremely well and I was hired on the spot. I was the happiest girl. On my drive home from that interview, the first office I interviewed with called me and told me I got the job. I had to turn them down. I was ecstatic that TWO places wanted to hire me.

The pediatric dentist was great in the beginning. Slowly I started learning that this would not be my long term job. The dentist had a very high turn over rate and would get angry with me and the other assistant if we made a mistake. I also wasn’t getting enough hours which lead me to start looking elsewhere. I worked for the pediatric dentist for 2 months and then was hired at a general dentist office the beginning of December.

Once again, it was great in the beginning. I actually thought I found a place I would be happy at but that did not last long. I found out that this dentist also had an extremely high turnover rate, which I didn’t understand why in the beginning. But then I saw his true side. I swear the dentist I am working for is bipolar. He does not know how to treat his employees. He makes you feel completely dumb whenever you ask a question or mess up with something. It is emotionally draining. Sometimes he can be really nice though. I’m always on edge because I don’t know if he is in a good or a bad mood. The other assistant I work with already put in her two weeks notice and she started the job after me. I need to get out. I can’t take being on edge and not being respected.

So here I am once again applying for more jobs. When is this cycle going to end?! I get hired, think it’s going to be awesome, 2 months later I’m looking for other work. I’m hoping that third times a charm right? I feel like I should have it together by now. I’m 23 and still don’t know what my purpose is in life. The dentist I’m with now has me feeling like I shouldn’t even be a dental assistant, like I’m not good enough. I’m just confused and can’t wait until I find that long term job. I want to be happy going to work since working is a huge part of life. I don’t want to dread every Monday. (end rant)

On a positive note, I have two interviews coming up, one on Friday and one on Saturday. I am praying that one of these jobs work out so I can put in my two week notice. I know it’s all in God’s timing and I’m trying my best to be patient.


xoxo Olivia




WIAW: Superbowl Eats

Happy WIAW! Now I know I said I wanted to get my eating back on track in order to see more results with P90X3, but these eats were from the Super Bowl. I had to indulge a little bit right? (;



Coconut mango overnight oatmeal. This is so good and simple to make! All you do is combine 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 1/3 cup mango, 1 Tbsp shredded coconut, 1 packet stevia (or sweetener of choice), and cover it all with almond milk. I like to put mine in a mason jar to make it extra special (; Leave it in the fridge overnight and BAM. Breakfast is ready when you wake up!



This isn’t the prettiest of pictures but it sure was tasty. I made a healthy pizza wrap: whole wheat wrap, turkey pepperoni, pizza sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Then I heated it up in the microwave. I also made a smoothie on the side with vanilla protein, mixed berries, spinach, and almond milk.



My go to afternoon snack! Perfect for on the go.



Okay so now it’s Super Bowl time. We ordered chicken philly subs from Jersey Mikes. This sub was delicious! We also had spicy sweet chili doritos on the side. If you haven’t tried that flavor of doritos, you NEED to. I ate more than what you see on my plate (;



Oh yes. This happened. No judgement.

Tell me what you ate while watching the Super Bowl!!