Tag Archives: For Sarah

bacon and reading

27 Jun

Last night I went home and immediately all I wanted to do was eat bacon and read my book. I’m re-reading the Hunger Games series (well, books 2 and 3) and when I read them I cannot put them down. I ended up making brownies and came really, really close to having a Miranda Hobbes moment. (You know the one) (Thankfully I didn’t let it get that far) Then I made some bacon and read for a couple of hours. It really was the best evening. No cleaning, no real cooking… just reading and eating bacon. And an episode of the West Wing, but that’s a given.


something to believe in

22 Jun


We all need something to believe in and I think it’s important to learn to believe in yourself. I also think it’s important to surround yourself with supportive people. Last week I decided I was going to, get this, become a runner. Not just one of those people that runs randomly but really does it. I know I can do this, but I welcome support and happy thoughts.

I’m not sure if I’ve said it here before, but I’m a huge fan of Caitlin over at Healthy Tipping Point. (Seriously, I want to be best friends with her.) This morning she posted a video that couldn’t have come at a better time – it’s so incredibly inspirational. You should head over to her blog to read about it and watch the video… and to drool over her breakfast.


I’m SO excited that it’s the first official weekend of summer! Beach, sun, kayaking (wha?), sleeping in… oh how I love it! 


So. What.

13 Jun

Here’s the thing: 

I like love watching the Bachelorette.

I cry. I am sensitive. I like talking about feelings.

I like chick flicks.

I like wearing dresses.

I like being the little spoon.

I like thinking about getting married and having babies someday.

I like clothes, shoes, and jewelry.

I like baking.

I love love.

I like that at 5:30 I’m going straight to the library to pick up Fifty Shades of Grey. 

And here’s the other thing…

So. What.

being a girl....[via]


29 May

birthday, birthday

Today I am 25.

At exactly midnight I got texts from my seeester with all kinds of birthday emoji’s and lots of exclamation points 🙂

This morning my boyfriend woke up early to call and sing me happy birthday before I left for work 🙂

I’ve already gotten lots of lovely messages from family and friends.

My company brought a lava cake to my office at 9:30 this morning!

I miss my mama being here with me more than I can explain, but let me tell you, nobody loved birthdays more than her. So today I am going to celebrate, shake it, eat cake, watch a sunset next to my love, and allow myself to really truly enjoy the day because that’s what she would have wanted.

I can tell it’s going to be a good day!

Balloons balloons balloons

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my own flowers

25 May

potted flowers

Patriotic potted flowers

potted flowers

potted flowers

daisies daisies daisies

Strawberry plant

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One week from today I move into my new apartment that has a tiny amount of deck space right off the kitchen. I’m so excited about the thought of watering flowers outside and watching them grow.

I might even try growing strawberries 🙂

big bear hugs

22 May

I don’t have much patience when it comes to waiting for the things I want. I get anxious and wonder why it hasn’t happened yet. Especially lately. I have so many goals, wants, wishes, and hopes that I can’t figure out why they aren’t ALL happening right NOW. I feel like I’m taking action toward achieving my goals, but I’m not there yet. While it gets frustrating I do try to remember what I do have going for me RIGHT NOW. Where I am right now. What I’m doing right now. Who I’m spending my time with right now. I will never be able to get these moments back. Sure, I’m not where I ultimately want to be with everything, but why rush? A couple of weeks ago I was at my sisters house and I called my nephew over, picked him up, and asked him to give me a big bear hug. He did it, but then asked why I wanted a big bear hug. Because I won’t be able to pick you up and ask for big bear hugs forever. At some point he’ll be too big. At some point he won’t want to give Aunt Sarah big bear hugs [he’s still going to get them, he just might not like it as much :)]. 

Here’s to enjoying big bear hugs right now and not wishing away these fantastic and little and beautiful moments in my life.


17 May

I want a bicycle.

vintage bikes  :) bikes


Really badly.

Vintage bikes


I would love to be able to ride my bicycle to the beach… the store… friends houses… for ice cream… anywhere and everywhere my bicycle riding self wants to go.

vintage bikes


I really want a bicycle with a basket for all those times I stop on the side of the road to pick wildflowers. 

sydney vintage bikes


Look how happy these girls are! I want to be friends with them.

vintage bikes


Unfortunately for me, a bicycle is not in my immediate future. I’m planning on waiting until Fall/Winter when prices go down and I’ve paid off a little more on student loans. Darn you student loans for getting in the way of me and my bicycle riding dreams.

I would normally call these bikes, but I thought my deep wanting of one would come through more if I called it a bicycle.

Wouldn’t Corey and I look adorable with these his/hers bicycles?

love vintage bikes


Next summer… sigh