Do you like to organize?
I was NEVER the type of girl who actually carried out the big goals I had for organizing my life at home.
I would dream up this beautiful kitchen or pantry and find what I thought I needed, but never actually commit to the purchase or time it took to complete the project.
I’d like to say it’s because I wasn’t in my forever home.😂 That’s probably just an excuse. But now... I have been SO motivated to organize organize organize, and make things pretty and presentable in our new home.
My plan still lacked a little bit of reality when I ended up in the container store and had no measurements or real idea of what it was I should be buying. But in a few months I finally emptied all of my random packages of baking goods into these containers complete with fancy custom labels.
Not gonna lie... I put it off because I didn’t want to take off the stickers that are always SO hard to peel off. Goodbye precious gel manicure 👋🏼👋🏼 but I bribed Chris into helping me and we did it 🙌🏼
Albeit a small success for some who have the beautiful entirely organized pantry... but it’s a start!
Honestly this project was super affordable and less intimidating once I got started. If I can do it... so can you 👍🏼
I linked these containers and labels for you on @liketoknow.it but they’re also on my blog under Instagram.
So be honest with me... do you have an organized home?
Or maybe big dreams to organize but you don’t want to peel off all those container stickers, like me? 😂...
This doc’s opinion on blue light blockers 👀👓
I’ve been wearing these babies for about 6 months now.
I am fairly compliant although I will say that I forget them from time to time when I am tornado-ing out the door to work 🌪
I purchased them mostly to wear in the few hours before bed, because studies have shown that they can improve sleep and mood if they’re worn within 3 hours of sleep onset.
There are many claims that they also reduce eye strain in people who use a computer or other technology throughout the day.
Verdict: I love them!
I am not easily swayed, and I was skeptical but I swear these help with that foggy, groggy feeling that I have when I’m using them while working long hours and charting. I’m prone to migraines and I seriously noticed less frequent headaches when wearing these. I also feel like I am able to go to sleep easier and more immediately after turning off my technology before bed. Because let’s be honest... I am occasionally watching tv or on my phone before bed. It is what it is 🤷🏻♀️
Bonus to these specs- they’re fashion friendly, and remind me of my pre-LASIK self 😆 This brand is my fave @warbyparker and I linked this exact pair with some other pretty styles on @liketoknow.it and the blog.
Do you wear blue light blockers? Thoughts??...
Will you accept this rose? 🌹
I don’t know about you, but the Bachelor has had me sucked in for years.
Something about the romance, drama, and people inspired by love putting themselves out there that just makes me wanna grab some wine and a bucket of popcorn 🍷🍿
Chris and I are rooting for Peter, but TBH I think he needs to give Hannah a call and leave the rest of the ladies in the sunset. 🛩✈️🛫
This got us to talking about relationships and dating. It seems like dating these days is so different! Swipe, swipe, swipe, ghost. What is up with that anyways!?
Chris online dated for years before he met me. And you know where that got him? A heaping pile of 💩💩 on his doorstep.
No, for real.
Did you know you can actually PAY to send someone poop on their doorstep!? And in the middle of the package there’s an envelope 😂 I wonder if anyone is curious enough to actually go in and get it.
Anyways, I digress.
I met Chris before I had the chance to set up my online dating profile. I’m not complaining 🤷🏻♀️ but I’m curious to know....
For those of you in the dating scene- are you a fan of app dating?
Did any of you meet your significant other online?...
Is your relationship working for you?
I bet that one made you stop and think for a minute.
I’ve watched a couple of friends go through break ups lately and as much as they suck, they are both definitely doing the right thing.
I thought to myself, I’m just so proud of them for doing what they KNOW is right, in their guts, and not sticking around with insecurity knowing full well they deserve better.
I gotta be honest, people stay in relationships for way too long sometimes. I was one of them, believe it or not! I was the person that was too scared to start over, speak my mind, so I stayed for a lot longer than I should have, based on my gut feelings.
I almost missed my opportunity with this guy! My true soulmate.
So for those of you reading this and thinking, “I don’t know why I came across this post but I needed it”, just know you’re not alone and we all go through hard times in relationships. But there is SO much beauty to be had on the other side, if this one isn’t the right one for you 😘...
Do you remember what it was like, leaving home?
I left home when I graduated high school in 2004, and I never moved back.
College, medical school, and residency took me across the country and back a few times, so I became used to being away from my family.
It’s funny how as a kid I was so ready to leave ✌🏼✌🏼 but now I’m longing to have more time with them.
I wouldn’t change anything in my past, because it’s led me to my present, but I do wish my family lived closer! Lucky for me, I now have the time to give back and schedule more trips with them, to make up for all the lost time in school and training.
The Majestic’s are HERE and I’m trying to make it as relaxing as possible for them in our new home. I’m talking sit down, don’t do a thing, I’ll bring you a glass of wine and you just enjoy the pool views, relaxing 😍 😍 😍
My parents used to send me care packages, help me with groceries or rent, and when I came home I didn’t lift a finger, I just got to rest and recover from my long days of work and studying.
It’s so fulfilling to finally be able to give back to the parents who made my life so much easier when I was going through those tough times of med school and residency.
Next up on the agenda- learning a few more things about their new iPhones (we gifted them for Christmas so we can FaceTime), a little shopping, and Disneyland tomorrow!!
Have you all noticed how much you appreciate family at this point in life?
Have you moved away for school or a job?
Can’t stop, won’t stop. My porch will never go un-styled!
Continuing with the Target obsession, I got this door mat for only $12.99!
As far as door mats go, I have always gravitated towards a humorous, entertaining phrase over our initials or something super classy 😂
I totally believe that you can make your home look well put together, but add flairs of personality throughout (even if it seems a little cheesy or doesn’t fit in perfectly with the rest of the home). After all, you want your space to be about you and what makes YOU feel good, not just what looks good to society or in a magazine 🤷🏻♀️
Found a few cute accents to our decor this week and will be sharing on my stories today😘 Also linked on @liketoknow.it and the blog.
Are you liking the home decor posts?
What else are you wanting to see??...
Shopping on a budget? 🛍🛍
I got you!
Target was pretty much the only store I purchased clothing from when I was a student. And even today... every time I go in there it’s like a bottomless pit of things I need that I didn’t know I needed!
Had a little fun in the dressing room and wanted to share for those of you that love Target as much as I do 😘
All of these finds are linked on my @liketoknow.it or you can find them on my blog under Shop my Instagram ❤️
Which look is your fave? 1️⃣—>7️⃣...
You can’t buy happiness but you can buy handbags, and that’s kind of the same thing 👜👛
Giving you a peek into my everyday bag- both the one I use for work AND my go-to bag when I’m not at work😍
And all the goods in my bag that I use daily are up on the blog at DrMajestic.com!
Not gonna lie... I’m more of a BIG bag girl, because you just never know what you might need and I like to be prepared 🙌🏼
Ladies- what kinda handbag suits you?
Favor the large and in charge?
Or the cute mini bag that fits minimal goods? ...
Date night special 💕 .
Chris and I had a super exciting meeting yesterday so we decided to top it off with 🥂Happy Hour!
One of our goals in 2020 was to go on more happy hour dates. Not always for the drinks or food, but because it helps us connect and come up with great ideas when we don’t have the distractions at home.
We like to be a little old school and bring a notepad and pen to write things down instead of being on our devices the whole time.
Having a side hustle outside of work has really proven therapeutic for me. I don’t think it’s necessary for everyone, unless it’s something you’re really passionate about, but if you have the itch you should GO FOR IT!
This month on the blog I’ll be posting about how to get started if you are interested in being more involved in social media including tips and tricks, where to start, how to build your brand, and when/how to monetize.
Instagram and my blog has turned into a bit of a second job for me, but I love it and I am so pumped to explore new endeavors with all of you this year! ———————————————————————— Do you have a side hustle?...
EMS’ first request this morning was a glass of Dog Pérignon, because today she’s 21!🎀🎀
Well... of course she’s still acting like a 3 year old, but I didn’t expect anything more 😂
When Chris and I decided to bring Ems home, I had recently lost my 11 year old Chihuahua to congestive heart failure. I don’t think I have ever in my life cried so hard having to put her down. I could barely open my eyes for an entire day.
Committing to another puppy meant committing to another relationship with a best friend that I know will likely leave me in this world before I leave them, and I couldn’t get that out of my head (as morbid as it sounds).
It took some time for Ems and I to bond. I think I was just protecting myself from loving her too much. But that little stank face pushed her way right into my heart and continues to do so, even when she poops on my sheepskin rug, pees on my favorite bath mat, and gives me side eye all night or a paw to the face when she’s not getting what she wants.
I love our little gremlin and her sass and personality helps me get through this crazy life of mine, on the daily.
So raise a glass of champagne for our little Ems today, because she fancy huh! And 21 is a big one! 🎉🎊🎁🎀 Anyone out there think it’s time for Ems to have a sibling!?...
Black and Tan are making a SERIOUS appearance in my home
Now that the holidays are over I’m excited to get our house in order and finish the decor! Tour coming soon 😍
I wanted our bar area to feel modern yet comfortable. Camel is my JAM. It took me all of two seconds to make a decision on these chairs. In my personal life, I feel like I either struggle with decisions excessively (you can watch my IG stories to see all the decision making issues I had yesterday 😂) or I make a decision super quickly! Furniture and expensive items are especially difficult for me to purchase, but I try to tell Chris it’s like when I found him 🤷🏻♀️ When ya know... ya know! If you’re not sold... keep looking!
These camel bar stools are one of my FAVE pieces in our new home.
We got them @urbanism_furniture but I linked a few similar styles and some other cute bar stools on @liketoknow.it
including my favorite leather jacket and high waisted Levi’s that I’m living in right now!
In your personal life... are you a QUICK decision maker? Or can you not make a decision to save your life? 🤔
I dreamt of having this in my home, since I was adult enough to know the name Gray Malin.
Beaches, serene locations, clean, bright photos that make you FEEL like you’re actually there. This photo brings back the salty ocean taste, hot humid air, and scent of sunscreen, Prosecco, and aperol spritzes in Positano. I kid you not I squealed when it was delivered to my home.
Art and photography was something I never prioritized in my space because I moved so often.
I’m talking 10 moves in the last 10 years. Why would I want to carry around such valuable things with me?
Well... eventually the moves cease, stability takes over, and you’ll have a home of your own to decorate 😍
The learning may never end, but the schooling, moving, and long hours of studying do. There is light at the end!! ✨✨✨
Is there something that you have (or can’t wait to have) in your home?...
So there I was- exhausted, defeated, and in pain.
I wrote this post yesterday, after work totally kicked my ass.
Do you ever have those days?
I’m sure you all know about the emotional roller coaster that can be life, especially life in medicine.
It was a busy day full of EKGs in my face, phone calls, patient demands (sometimes it seems like everyone is just angry and mean), and a death of a young person who had no family with them, no one to call. So sad.
Sometimes you just need to come home to a big slobbery bulldog to pick you up.
I threw on some sweats, trying to process the day, and Ems ran right into my lap. It’s like they KNOW when you had a bad day. Of course it was conditional- I had to give her a paw massage.
It’s amazing how much a pet can change your perspective.
Anyone else have bad days that can be totally turned around by your pet?...
How do advanced clinical practitioners work in the Emergency Department?
Cue this gal. My bestie.
She’s a physician assistant and someone I have the privilege of working with on a regular basis.
We get A LOT of stuff done, and we have a lot of fun while doing it. Think... tag teaming hip and shoulder dislocations, laceration repairs, lumbar punctures, and foreign body removals. We bounce ideas off of each other regularly.
Every department is different, but we have a strong relationship with our physician assistants and nurse practitioners. They function like a physician but typically see lower acuity patients and are very procedure heavy. They also play a strong role in the PIT (provider in triage) process, where patients are triaged and basic orders are placed to keep everybody moving as quickly and painlessly as possible. They call patients back with any radiology discrepancies and culture results. They field phone calls, and deal with patient complaints and matters, just as we do.
They are a true part of our team in our department and I always encourage scribes, techs, or whomever who is looking into a career in medicine, to consider one of these roles as an option.
Are any of you practicing or studying to be an advanced clinical practitioner (PA, NP)?
Comment below with any questions you may have about how docs and ACPs work together! 😘...
Chris and I went for a long walk the other day, and talked about how it’s easy to get into a mindset of being “used to” your life.
Believe me, Cassie 3 years ago would never have believed she would own a beautiful home, drive a fun car, and have a husband/best friend to enjoy it all with.
I feel like it’s easy for people to come at others for what they have or don’t have, but what we all should be doing, is searching within ourselves for what really brings us joy and is already within our lives.
For me at this point, it IS my home, my car, my ability to travel and see my family. And instead of focusing on “what’s next?” on my list, I’m deciding to choose to stay here for a little bit. In this gratitude.
Because that’s really when the ✨magic✨ happens.
You have TWO more days left in 2019.
Revel in the beauty that is your life. Even if it was a tough year. There are always things to be grateful for, and in my opinion... it’s important to notice them and reflect on them BEFORE moving forward with your new plans.
And then GO GET THOSE GOALS honey! 💃🏻...
How are you prepping for 2020? ✨
No one ever said reflection was easy, but to move forward... ya gotta do it!
My latest blog post on DrMajestic.com is all about how I went about recapping and renewing, so I can start this new decade off with a BANG 💥
You can read all about what I’ve had trouble with this year, and how I plan to move forward. Hint: I have some MAJOR plans for this next year and it involves all of you!
Resolutions aren’t really my thing. I like more of a less-pressure approach. Goal making should be fun! It doesn’t have to make you feel stressed or pressured. Not to mention change takes time, you shouldn’t feel like you just flip a switch on Jan 1 and you must change immediately.
But in order to start, ya gotta do the recap- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Are you the “New Years resolution” type?
YES or NO? ...
Merry Christmas from Chris, Cassie, and Ems Niggestic
On this day we reflect, we revere, and remember. For the first time in life I truly feel like there is nothing I need or could even think to ask for. I have everything I have ever wanted, and it’s nothing that comes from a store.
Thank you to my Instagram community, my friends, my family, for helping to make my life so complete and full of love, and for allowing me to do what I love everyday.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Santy Majestic will be coming down the Emergency Department chimney tonight! 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼
The Christmas Eve night shift is my jam. I get to bring joy and kindness and healing to alllll that come to see me 😁
I know a lot of you out there are working the holidays. It’s never ideal to be at work when you’d rather be snuggled up at home with your little ones (furry ones included).
Some tips I use when working the holidays:
1️⃣ Have something to look forward to. Whether it’s organizing a potluck at work or gift exchange, or just buying stuff for your favorite beverage or breakfast when you get off... do it!
2️⃣ Wear something festive (if you can)! I’m 💯 wearing this very appropriate sweater tonight
3️⃣ Plan early and move your traditions to whenever it works for you. Christmas a day early or late? So be it!
4️⃣ FLOOD your mind with cheer. I’m serious. None of that “ugh I hate that I’m at work” talk. More of “I’m happy that I can make peoples’ lives better by being here at work”. This applies... even if you’re not in medicine because everybody needs things on Christmas!
So channel your inner Santa Clause and remember that lots of people depend on you tonight!
So go out with a “Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night” 🎅🏼
Oh! And this super nerdy sweater is linked on @liketoknow.it and on my blog under Shop my IG 😍
Anyone else working with me tonight!?...
@caramcrawford is the winner!!! CLOSED**On the 5th day of Santy Majestic’s giveaways... 🎅🏼
If you are reading this, you probably already know my favorite accessory is a beautiful handbag 👜
I’m gifting $250 towards your next Hammitt purchase!
All you gotta do is:
1️⃣ Follow me
2️⃣ Follow @hammittla
3️⃣ Like this photo and tag a friend who has a purse obsession 🙋🏻♀️
4️⃣ Comment YES or NO- do you open one gift on Christmas Eve??
Giveaway lasts 48 hours. US residents only. Not sponsored by Instagram....
@dashofsarah DM me you won!!! CLOSED** These are a few of my favorite things... #3🎅🏼
Of course I styled my porch to match my holiday vibes inside!! I am obsessed with porch styling because (finally) #homeowner here! @nickeldesign has my FAVORITE doormats!
I’m giving away $50 to use on their website!
All you gotta do is:
1️⃣ Follow me
2️⃣ Follow @nickeldesigns
3️⃣ Tag a friend that loves a good porch style as much as you
4️⃣ Comment with your FAVE holiday movie
Giveaway lasts 48 hours. US residents only. Not sponsored by Instagram....