Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Birthday Wish List!!!

So my Birthday is coming up. Yep, September 3rd I will be 26 years old. I am applying my wrinkle cream and spf daily just in case you were wondering...

My husband keeps asking me things like, "So what do you really want for your bday?" When in all actuality the question should probably be, What don't I want? I think I name like five different things every day that I've had my eye on!

I really try my hardest to avoid being materialistic, but during Joya's nap time you might just find me online shopping. Maybe more like online window shopping, cause the truth is I RARELY purchase anything via the internet. I usually just add it to my shopping cart and that gives me just the adrenaline rush I need apparently..
Anyhow, I thought I would show you some of my Birthday present prospects and maybe you can help me decide (I'm horrible w/ decisions btw..)

Take a looksie won't ya?!

From top left corner we have:

World Market's Coffee Victoria Chaise Lounge
Anthropologie's Molten Blouse
Michael Kors Tortoise Cat eye glasses
Lucky Brand cross body bag
Gap 1969 curvy jeans
Classic Black Blazer
Amazon Kindle
Toms Tweed Wedges

I know I didn't hold back on that list. Sad to think that's the short version. I'm like a bratty little kid on Santa's lap!

Truth be told I would be more than okay with dinner, a good conversation followed by a laugh out loud kind of movie...and maybe a back massage ;)

Thanks for reading my loves!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Masterpiece: Featured by The Wiegands!

Today I'm SO blessed to be featured over here!!! Casey Wiegands blog is my absolute favorite! Just go check it out and you'll see why! 

I wish she lived closer so we could do all the stuff girls do together like shop and eat.. and maybe she could teach me to paint or draw something besides this frog that people always mistake for a cloud w/ a face... anyways..

I am SO passionate about women understanding their value! I am constantly reminded and inspired by the value we possess as women through the passage of Proverbs 31.Hope you all had a great weekend! You are worth more than you could ever comprehend!
God bless!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dear Arizona.

Dear Arizona,

This Summer I feel like I am 50 years old living in one GIANT hot flash. So if you could just tone it down with the blazing heat it would be greatly appreciated.

 September is on its way, and that's usually about the time a little season called FALL arrives, you should try it sometime. Its a time of cute boots, cardigans and hot chocolate. Temps should average 60-70 highs (ideally anyways). Last year you vetoed Fall, deciding it should be 90 degrees on almost all occasions. Did you not get the memo?!

Sorry for the criticism. I actually really like you from about the middle of November til about April/May. And I know not every State can be perfect. But you my friend just need to chill a little lot. K? Thanks!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Last Night.

We ate ice cream at Rockin Robyn
& enjoyed a GORGEOUS Arizona sunset.

It's most definitely the little things in life that make it SO stinkin' GOOD!

Road Trippin'

My very cute and fashionable friend Amanda is road trippin' it to Nashville.

Amanda hosts one of my favorite blogs Pretty Little Things .I feel privileged because I will be hijacking it today!! I'll be yapping about what I think constitutes a successful road trip experience.Go check it out!

This is Amanda. Isn't she stinkin cute?!
You can't help but love her! You'll see why..and **warning** You will be jealous of her closet.

Happy Reading to you!!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dear 16 Year Old Sarah...

Dear 16 Year Old Sarah,

Where do I start? I mean, how do you get through to a girl who thinks she has it all figured out?

You are a dreamer. The only problem is you do most of your dreaming in class when you really should be listening!

You really don't care much for studying. In fact, the new Fijian exchange student boy does ALL of your algebra homework for you. Later on you'll really wish that you had realized the value of applying yourself academically and putting in the hard work to get what you want.

Your biggest interest is your High School boyfriend who will unfortunately give you your first taste of a  broken heart. It will get broken again but don't cry too much, the hurt will cause you to find true strength and acceptance in God not man. Soon enough you will meet your husband who is more than what you could have ever prayed for. His name is Tai, he loves you unconditionally and he is a HOTTIE!

-Don't use curse words, they aren't becoming at all.
-Listen more than you speak.
-Money in fact,does not grow on trees!
-Be nicer to your mom! One day you'll be older too and won't wanna hear how "embarrassing" you are ALL.THE.TIME. Cherish her. She is an amazing lady.
-Don't pout when your dad pulls up in your Mercury Sable on your 16th bday. Be grateful. Hug him and say thank you.
-Don't be so concerned with being liked. Defend what you believe.
- Abercrombie & Fitch is not the only place to buy clothes.
- Do not use Sun In.
- Do not go tanning everyday!
- Speak with confidence..
-Seek out the good in everyone you meet.
-Take more risks.
- Sign up for track.

When you're 25 you'll still remember the notebooks you filled up with a good friend writing back and forth  through out the entire school year..filling the pages with your dreams, desires and all the details of the current status of you and your already taken crush.

You'll look back and realize how naive you were about the world and all the things in it. You lived in Disney Land back in those days, and how you wish you could go back- ignorance is most definitely bliss...

You'll remember all the times you cried over the mean things girls do to eachother, but on the same note you'll also remember all the laughs you had with those very same girls. Like the times you would dance like crazy all around your friend Emily's room and watch scary movies in her attic....

You'll miss your old house, the one with the huge porch, big pond and pool you were so blessed to grow up in..You took your first steps at this house, learned to swim at this house, spent countless hours outdoors in the snow and sun at this house. It will always have a piece of your heart and a part of you really wishes you could raise your family in this same house.

Although I could tell you a million things to do better or maybe differently, I won't. Because you have a great life, telling you to go back and do something differently could change your story. God is continuing to do great things in you and your family and sometimes learning the things that matter the most take tackling some mountains.

By the way you have the cutest daughter that you could have ever dreamed of. She is so smart and hilarious. Just wait till you look into her BIG blue eyes and kiss those squeezable cheeks and feel the most content you have ever felt, EVER.
You have an amazing life and a story that is not even close to being finished. Keep trusting God and doing the best you can everyday.

25 Year Old Sarah
My H.S. bestie Jenna and I

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Favorites: Aug 12 Edition

Hey all! Tonight husband and I are heading out to Kierland Commons w/ Joya. We're going to try out True Foods for dinner, and let JJ unleash all of her 2 year old energy at the splash pad. After that (if I have my way) we'll probably wonder around aimlessly at Barnes and Noble, and finish the night off w/ some nice cold Fro Yo...Sounds like the best plan ever... 

Anyhow I just started a series where I share all my favorite random things on Fridays.. Here's a look at some more awesomeness..

This is one of my favorite pictures of my amazingly beautiful daughter..Could you just eat her up or what?! Those cheeks are just begging to be kissed...

Ahh Fall the thought of it makes me sigh. It is beyond hot around these parts. Not like a little bit, but more like an "Oh my gosh I think I am melting!" hot. But the thought of fall gets me through... and it's coming up (kinda)!  In AZ it may not feel like it until late October.. For all the rest of ya's its super close, so break out the hot tea and your fave pair o' boots!

Favorite New Album: Mat Kearney Young Love- He is a musical genius. Ships In The Night proves it. Listen and love it.

 Fix for a bad day: Cake Pops and should try it sometime...

Favorite Board Game.. Umm no brainer!

Favorite "Keep Calm" saying...

 Happy Weekending to you and yours ;)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What I Read...and Loved

I'm kinda a book worm. I am usually reading about 3 books at a time, which is sort of a testament to my inner assessment that I very well may have A.D.D.. Sometimes I finish all 3 and other times I don't and move on to the next batch. I am sure of this though, I'm obsessed with words. Books, songs, poetry a heartfelt compliment- to me there's a sort of art in articulation that is used to express something that resonates deep inside of you. Something that others in turn can relate to..(I sound like I work for Hallmark) but really words are great (especially Words with Friends).

Well that was a nice little tangent. Anyways to the point....

This Summer I was blown away by one book in particular and it was the one pictured below. You gotta read it and then we can have this really long and in depth conversation about it, then we can cry and (side) hug. I personally had goose bumps through out the entire book and finished it in one sitting... If you find yourself having any interest/curiosity in heaven what so ever its most def. for you.

I also just finished this one which I will give an honorable mention to. Its light hearted and inspiring. You might fancy it.. Or maybe you'll think its boring. One thing is for sure, it makes me wanna clear out all my clutter and start a book club.

Now the question remains, what should I read next my dears?