Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!
There's still snow here in New England!
(Is there any where you live?) 

Well, like everyone I have been working on my New Year's Resolutions and these I intend on keeping. 
My New Years Resolutions:
1) Start up my etsy shop: I want to being making and selling crafts to make some extra money in college. It's more finding the time and the space (i live in a force triple) to do them. But I think I'll start small by posting just two products/month or something. Then I'll work my way up.
2) Blog more!: If I want to sell crafts, blogging will help get my business out there. I also love to blog but rarely/never do it. So I will try to find time at LEAST twice a week to blog about something.
3) Get healthier: I know, I know. This is on EVERYONE'S list. But I do need it. I have a lot of medical problems that would benefit greatly from just simply eating right and exercising daily and I know that I can do this. To stay on track, maybe I'll consider doing a weight progress post.
4) Save up my money: All my necessities are paid for through room & board. So why am I spending money? I don't want to live with my parents after graduation and would LOVE to have enough for a down payment or at least a good starter for rent, right out of college. I can do that by saving all my money and coins. & If I must go shopping, I will go thrifting (cheap & awesome) that I can post about as well.

I have a much more detailed list of my own but this will do for now.
(What are some of your New Years Resolutions?)

Now, here's Weaver....being cute.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Seven....or SUPER SUNDAY!

Yes. I have way more than seven things I want to show you and therefore, I've changed it to Super Sunday instead. :D
So let's begin:
How cool are these map coasters? I SO want to make them!! 

These Watermelon cookies look simply delicious and beautiful. I will most definitely bake these and let you guys know how they are! Or you bake them & tell me. The recipe can be found here.
HOW AWESOME IS THIS SCARF?? i LOVE secret pockets and sleeves and such and this is PERFECT! I want to make this sooo badly.
A basket made out of...maps? YES! This might be my second 'map' thing but I don't care I love this! I've never weaved before but I'll give it a shot :)
& HOW cute is this? I came across this picture of someone who made spaghetti for his mouse! awhhh :D

I've always dreamed of having a treehouse. But this? This is amazing! :)

Now here are some LINKS I wanted to share with you! <3

1. Cats in books. Adorable :)
2.  This photographer take INCREDIBLE photos up close to wild animals. Amazing!
3. I've always supported Pit Bulls and said what a misunderstood breed they are. Will this story change anyone's negative thoughts about them?
4. CHRISTMAS WITH KITTIES!! I wonder if this is how Weaver will be this year. This will be her 1st Christmas with us!
5. Cupcakes! For every letter of the alphabet! :)
6. Hmm this makes me doubt my kitties....
7. DON'T click this. You will explode from cuteness. :D

Enjoy your weekend!
<3 Sarah

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn is Arriving!

College has been great & I'm psyched to see that fall just around the corner! We've already done some autumn activities like....

It was SO much fun. I enjoy living in this area known as 'Johnny Appleseed Country'! The orchard was huge and we all filled up BIG bags with apple for only $5!

The apples were PERFECT...and delicious! :)

...And we didn't have to look hard to find some!! There were so many!
& I'll end this post with a goofy pic of Meaghan and her silly face. :)
(You can click it & zoom in to see her natural beauty :D)

Happy Fall! :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Seven!

This week's Sunday Seven is from Mod Cloth! It was difficult for  me to just pick 7! I LOVE their stuff!
These socks are beautiful!

What is with my fascination with umbrellas? This is so adorable & I would SO rock this on my college campus. :)

This is such a cute way to organize your keys! & You get to take the birdie with you! :)

This necklace is amazing!! Not only is it a retro phone, but it has a working clock inside of it!! (Another one of my strange obsessions, clocks in jewelry)

Soooo cute! I love the retro colors!

Pocket Watches! :) I NEED this scarf!

This umbrella is gorgeous. It's perfect for a sunny day with my camera :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vacation & Blog Contest!

Shelburne Museum was AMAZING. I took so many beautiful photographs & only wish I could have stayed longer, but I was holding up the rest of my family by stopping to photograph everything :)
Although I took hundreds of photos, it would be insane to show them ALL to you, so here are my select favorites:
The BEAUTIFUL Shelburne Museum :)

This lighthouse is also a museum as well as every building on the property.

One of the museums had old-barber shop exhibit. Sweeney Todd would've gone nuts!

The Dutten House (according to GhostHunters) is supposedly haunted....

...Yet the only thing I found was this drool-worthy dining room!

I took this to show not only the gorgeous paint colors, but the hanging golden tooth in the next gallery. :)

They had a pond! (That I took tons of photos of)

A Beautiful Boat! It felt like we were on the Titanic...before it sank, of course.

Look at the inside!! Marvelous! :) & VERY similar to the Titanic right?

The 50s HOUSE!
This whole house is decorated & furnished just like a home straight guessed it...the 50s!
The best part is, its not a museum! You can sit on the couch, look through the drawers in the kids room, search the kitchen cabinets, literally every drawer & closet is filled like it was a lived in 50s home!
This is a dreamy kitchen, is it not? :)

They had a sewing room! With an authentic 50s Singer Sewing Machine!

How adorable is this? They even stocked the fridge with vintage bottles! :)

*Whew* That was quite a lot of photos! 

We also visited the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory. Sooo much fun! Highly recommend if you visit VT, to go! 

SO about this contest...

The Dainty Squid is having an AMAZING contest where you could win something from Ark's Endeavors. (They sell awesome jewelry & plugs on etsy!) All you have to do, is tell Kaylah what your favorite item for sale is, and *ding* you're entered! 
Good Luck!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Vacation! :)

I now have TWO followers! Woooo! :)
Quick Update: I'm currently in the beautiful mountains of Vermont & anxiously waiting for the start of the new school year. I've got some free time, so here's a nice photo-dump of some pictures I've taken while in Vermont the past 2 days.

The condo had a Mr. Potato Head Memory Game! :O  Amazing.
(There was even a little 'Beatle' Potato with a bowl hair cut & guitar)
Ben & Jerry's has the same motto I do :)

I LOVE the Five & Dime Stores around here! 
Aren't these the most adorable dog treats? I'd get them...if I had a dog.
A hot air balloon, seen from the view on our balcony! :)

Cabot Cheese Factory! :)
That's it for today, tomorrow we're heading over to Shelburne Museum, the perfect place for aspiring photographers :) 
& I'm getting (another) new cell phone. I had gotten the Samsung Intensity II on Friday, & it already broke yesterday. (Not my fault!) It won't power on properly, so Verizon is giving me a new phone. *Whew* 
More pictures tomorrow! 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Etsy Favorites!

This won't be long, I have LOTS of cleaning to do before the big move to college!!

I LOVE this Vintage Owl Watch Necklace!

This necklace is AMAZING. My favorite actor in an awesome necklace now? What could be better?

I don't know why, but I love salt & pepper shakers.  & I just have to add these to my collection! :)

Well thats all for now. I have a thrifting extravaganza planned for Tuesday, which I hope is a "great success" :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Animal Shelter!

I haven't posted in a few days. Mostly because I've been spending extra time volunteering before I leave for college. I did make another adorable cookie key chain today for my friend, no time for pictures though, seeing that she snatched it up so fast!

I did, however, take tons of photos of all my adorable friends at the shelter. (Which, if you live locally, you can volunteer, too! If not, you can help by donating! Their information is here.


This little guy looks exactly like my cat Spunky
Doesn't he??

Here's an irresistible kitten with fluffy whiskers :)

Mama & her 2 cute kittens :) They LOVE each other so much!!

& Heres one of our kitties in Main Cat Room. Very friendly!

I also baked over 50 cupcakes on Saturday for the Humane Society bake sale. I was so busy that I didn't have a chance to take any photos. I made Double Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes & a batch of regular vanilla & regular chocolate. The vegan cupcakes were DELICIOUS!! Definitely better than the regular chocolate. I will certainly make them again. My picky younger brother loved them as well.

Tomorrow I'm getting a hair cut & I might stop by Savers to do some thrifting, I'll have to see if I have time!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jars, Mugs, & Cupcakes, Oh my! :)

I have pictures of my other awesome finds now:
A Brand new mason jar! Which I'm using for buttons!

My BEAUTIFUL Mushroom Soup Mug!! Love at first sight!

I love this vegetable soup mug.

Today I also made...
Orang Soda Cupcakes!!

I used this recipe to make these delicious treats!
Although, I clearly tweaked it a bit (they were supposed to be in ice cream cones)

Heres a "fresh out-of-the-oven" photo :)

The kitchen smelled absolutely heavenly.

All packaged up & ready to go to the animal shelter to feed all my working buddies!

Delicious!! Not an extremely strong orange flavor. Just right! Very easy to make. Literally put everything in a bowl & mix then pour. The only negative is that the recipe called for 'orange hard candies' which, (in stop & shop) were very scarce. So I bought 3 bags of Life Savers & picked out the orange ones. (I was, however, disappointed to find only one in one of the bags) But I managed & will probably make these again after I test out some other recipes!
All my family had to say was "Mmmmmmm" :)

& I'm typing this post from my MAC!! :) I'm still busy transferring all 6,000 songs over but I will definitely post pictures of it tomorrow!
Adios Amigos!