Tag Archives: Spring


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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turning “we should” into “we did”

9 May

It never fails that when Corey and I are together we come up with another “should”… we should go to that store down the street… we should go to a play… we should spend a whole day in bed watching movies… we should should should… Yet, we don’t.

Lame, right?

We decided we needed to change that. So, the other day I got a text from the boyfriend asking if I wanted to do a should? Yes, sir, I do! He suggested we go mattress shopping (for him) or to that random clothing store down the street from my house. Personally I had my heart set on mattress shoppingturns out mattress stores close around 6. How stupid is that? How are people who work the 9-5 supposed to go??

Plus, shopping with Corey is one of my all-time favorite things to do. I rarely buy more than I need to and I end up learning something new about him. Win/Win.

After not really coming up with what we should actually do, we decided to settle it the mature way. Rock/Paper/Scissors. The boyfriend won so we headed north and ended up just walking around and poking into stores… a hat shop, a bike shop, almost into a tea shop, and finally we ended up at Dueces, where we ate burgers and lounged on these fabulous outdoor couches and stayed for the next 3 hours.

It was… dare I say it… a perfect night.

bunch of random schtuff.

10 Apr

This is why Sarah is one of my favorite peoples of all stinkin time:

Sarah:  hi love, just wanted to drop by and wish you a good day!

And because I can text her saying that all I want in the whole wide world is a hot dog. When I ask if that’s weird, she tells me it’s not and that I need to get a “hot dog deliver-er” and reminds me that Carters would be super tasty.

Luuuve this girl!


These are some of my favorite lyrics of all time (from the song muh boyfriend wrote for ME. Swoon):

how i love it
when you hold me near
coming close to
your center
i disappear


I’m settling into my new position nicely.

The free espresso helps 😉


My allergies have been eating me alive since Friday. I spent most of Saturday laying around/sleeping and I have felt incredibly sick since Sunday night. Stuffed up/feel like my head is going to blow up it hurts so badly/nauseous. I’m tired of taking meds since it only makes me feel weird sooo now I suppose I just have to suffer through them?

What do you guys do when your allergies get really bad??

HUGE thanks to Corey for rubbing my head 20 times on Saturday, I’m sure it was super weird to do, but it made me feel better.


On Easter my niece ran up to me, gave me the biggest hug, 43 kisses and told me loud and clear that she loves me very much. I wanted to cry she made me so happy… but didn’t because of my stupid allergies. Being an aunt really is one of the best feelings in the world.


My landlord is a jerkface.


I gave in and took some meds. I don’t feel like my head is going to explode or like I’m going to puke… score one for me!


I’m going to see the Hunger Games this weekend! FINALLY!!


my everyday – according to my iphone

28 Mar

Hey kids!


Oh wait, what’s that you say? It’s not Friday? It is for me! Because of our big office move we get tomorrow and Friday off. YESSS!

Sorry, don’t hate too much. I promise, I’ll be thinking of you while I sip wine and sleep in and go for afternoon runs.


In the meantime – here are a few random pictures I found on my iPhone…

Gap. I luuurve the Gap. I used to work there and know all the secret places to look when I go in 😉

Blingbling. I wore this on the first day of spring and felt very classy and fab.

Spring! Who woulda thought this was taken right next to my bus stop downtown..? Not I. (That is, if I didn’t already know…because I took the picture…)

Run. Can anyone tell me why only half my legs turn bright red when it’s chilly outside?

Hunger Gamessss party! (I’m STILL so jealous of every person who has seen the movie – I’m ACHING to see it. ACHING I tell ya)

Banana walnut bread. Yummmm

chilly night + boyfriend cuddles + bailey’s + s’mores + friends = happy sarah!

Hostess with the mostest 😉

Harbor. I can’t wait until they put the boats out!

it’s spring!

20 Mar

It’s finally spring!!!

Although here in Chicago it feels more like summer. Today’s high is 82! Crazy.

This morning I walked out of my apartment in a dress and a to-the-elbow cardigan. No jacket. No pants. No socks. IN MARCH!!

All this beautiful weather has me thinking about lovely spring things…

Totally loving these one shoulder dresses for summer, cant wait to wear mine!


Daisies - perfection


These dresses seem great for summer :)


Spring cupcakes


love the colors. love the look.


springtime printable


bright and sparkly


Pink and White Umbrella by Simply Hue


I hope you’re able to get out there and enjoy the beautiful day!