Mar 31, 2016

Sara is: March 2016

Yet another month has come and gone - crazy! March was crazy busy at work, along with a weekend business trip to Florida. Even though March wasn't a bad month, I'm ready for April and Opening Day! Go Orioles!

Sara is: March 2016

Drinking: Chick-Fil-A's Frosted Coffee. Oh my goodness. This is more of a milkshake-y dessert kind of drink, but whoa. It's SO GOOD!

Eating: My mom made Cheerios treats (think Rice Krispies treats, but with Cheerios), but added trail mix and seeds to make them like protein bars. I eat them for quick breakfasts and snacks.

Listening to: Still Weezer.

Not loving: We won't get too political here, but I'm so saddened by the violence in this world. It's such a tragedy that these things happen.

Wanting: Another frosted coffee from Chick-Fil-A. I got one last night with dinner, and I'm already craving another.

Watching: Deadliest Catch! I can't say it's a guilty pleasure, because I'm not guilty about it, but I love it. They're in Season 12 now.

Wearing: Skirts. And coats. And sweaters. And flip flops. And then boots and socks again. This Maryland weather is crazy.

What are you all into at the moment? Anything fun? New food? Makeup? That purse you've been eyeing for months and deserved to treat yourself with? Let me know!!


All photos by Sara, unless otherwise noted.

Mar 29, 2016

No Nail Bathroom Wall Storage

When I first started living in my condo, I really started to take notice of how much storage my bathroom didn't have. Besides a crooked towel rack and a little medicine cabinet, I was stuck piling face washes and lotions on the pedestal sink and toilet tank lid.

Mar 24, 2016

My Quick Weekend in Sarasota

Over the weekend, I went to Sarasota, FL for a work trip for our clients. There were a couple of nice dinners, and an Orioles spring training game, not to mention a Florida downpour, but I think everyone enjoyed it, and I enjoyed getting some photos in when I could!

Mar 22, 2016

Non-Candy Easter Baskets

I love chocolate. I love gum. I love candy. You should see me in stores around holidays - I always gravitate toward the candy aisle.

But, we all know too much of a good thing isn't always great. Especially if it's candy. And if your body limits your sugar intake, or you're just more aware of it, then Easter baskets might be a little harder to fill.

Here are some fun (and affordable) alternatives for filling Easter baskets for someone of any age!

Mar 17, 2016

What's in My Purse?

I don't know about you, but I really enjoy watching "What's in my purse?" videos on YouTube. I don't really know why, but I'm just drawn to them. I guess girls just like to know what other girls carry in their purses? I also like to get ideas of cute ways to organize my purse, or see if maybe there's something I should be carrying that I forgot.

I've been carrying the Ella Tote by Vera Bradley that I got for Christmas. It's so beautiful! Two interior pockets, an interior zip pocket, and a hidden pocket along the opening.

Mar 15, 2016

Nutella Hot Chocolate

I don't know about you, but not only do I love hot chocolate, I also love Nutella. So when you combine to two, I'm basically in heaven.

Although spring is upon us, it's still pretty chilly here, so I'm still in hot chocolate mode.

Mar 10, 2016

DIY Canvas Painting

So I have a pretty simple style, as you can probably tell by my blog, which by the way, I'm still working on tweaking some things, here and there. But when I moved into my condo seven, eight months ago, I had no idea how I wanted to decorate. I still don't.

Seriously, I barely have anything decorative up.

But as I'm looking around more and more, and seeing ideas on Pinterest, or when I go to the store, I get a better sense of what I like (and what I can and cannot afford).

I stumbled across Lulu and Georgia one day and while I was looking at all of the beautiful things I'd like to have, I found this particular piece of wall art that just screamed my name.

Mar 8, 2016

Links I Love

Links I Love

  1. 17 Reasons So Many People Have a Mid-Life Crisis in their 20s - I stumbled across this from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Is it an accomplishment that I don't agree with every single point?
  2. 10 Adorable Record Players - Definitely something to keep in mind!
  3. 5 Things to Try this Month - I'm LOVING the glittery nails!
  4. Tarte Double Duty Beauty - The "Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation" and powder foundation brush and removable blending sponge might have to be mine.... Soon...
  5. How to Dance to Attract Girls - Or boys. ;)
  6. 21 Delicious Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes - Great, quick recipes.

Mar 3, 2016

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Fingers

I don't always have a lot of time or energy to make dinner every night. Sometimes, when I get home from work, cooking is the last thing I want to do. Sometimes I don't mind chopping up vegetables (it's kind of calming, no?), but I don't feel like eating dinner at 9:00 at night.

So whenever I find a recipe that looks quick and easy, I'm usually always open to trying it out (delicious and healthy are also a part of the criteria!).

I happened to be browsing Pinterest one day (because... Pinterest...) and found a recipe from Tiffany at Creme de la Crumb.

Quick and easy? Check.

Delicious? CHECK.

Healthy? ...check...? Okay, there's quite a bit of sugar in the sauce, so maybe not so much, but because the chicken is baked, and not fried, I can look past this. Pair it it with some steamed veggies or a nice, crisp salad, and you're definitely on the right track!

Tiffany made "Winger's Sticky Fingers" and they looked SO good, so I tried it out!

Mar 1, 2016

Tips to Keep Calm

I had jury duty a few weeks ago, and while it's usually not a big deal to most people, I definitely felt anxious leading up to it. Don't ask me why, I know it's not usually that bad, but it just stresses. Me. Out. Big time. I've been called 4 other times and stressed out each time!

Even though I was anxious about it, it was something I had to do, so it really didn't matter how I felt! But there were a few things here and there that helped calm the nerves.

Now, I am NOT a professional - these are just some things I do to help myself feel calm and in control when I'm a little overwhelmed, or if I know I have to do something I'm not looking forward to.

- Write Lists: To-Do lists, shopping lists, wish lists, reminder lists. Whatever. Just writing (and not typing into my phone - handwriting) everything on my mind really helps me feel in control (and happy when I get to use fun colored pens).