I can’t believe how many pretty and genuine looking faux floral arrangements there are out there nowadays. While there may be nothing better than having fresh flowers in your home, there are some pretty artificial pieces that come pretty darn close! I included a picture of an arrangement that my sister and I got my mom last year for Christmas. It’s faux hydrangeas with seashells in the vase, and it’s so pretty - especially for summer, or it . . .
I am going to get a new iPhone (I can barely hear anyone on mine because there’s a problem with the volume), so the first order of business was obviously ordering a new case. I have several really cute cases for my current phone - I have a photo case, a monogrammed case, a couple generic cases, holiday specific cases, and an awesome vintage-style Nancy Drew case (obsessed! But sadly the designer doesn’t make it anymore). Maybe this seems like a . . .
At my job, we have very clearly defined “busy seasons” where it’s required to work extra hours. That means working late at night and even on weekends. The last busy season - which was my first one with this company - went by very quickly and I didn’t find it to be as draining as you may think it could be, which was a nice surprise. I am definitely someone who thrives on being busy. I am definitely not going to say I’m a “workaholic”, first . . .
I know I’ve written it a million times in my book posts, but I am absolutely obsessed with my Amazon Kindle. I’ve had mine for almost two years, and as an avid reader, I was hesitant for a long time about getting one. I was definitely one of those people that liked the feel and idea of reading an actual book, but my opinion has completely changed at this point. Now I find myself complaining when I have to read a regular book, as reading on my . . .
If you know anything about me, it’s that I am incredibly close to my family. I talk to them incessantly, my sister and I have had an insanely close relationship since we were children, and they are undoubtedly the most important thing in the world to me. When I moved to Chicago in the summer of 2015, it was a huge change – for all of us. I had gone to college in Connecticut a mere 40 minutes away from the town I grew up in, which allowed me to . . .
I was in Connecticut a couple weekends ago for my best friend’s bridal shower. Her wedding is coming up so quickly, and I absolutely can’t wait to celebrate the big day with her. Luckily, my sister and mom were invited to the shower too, making it even more fun. It was a wonderful day in a fabulous location with great food, beautiful scenery, and – most notably – the best company. It was also my mom’s birthday, so it was such a treat to be able . . .
Sadly, I have not done a ton of reading this summer. In 2016, I read lots of books, so this year I set the bar pretty high for myself to read even more. Unfortunately, given the fact that it’s already August, I don’t see myself reading 65 books in 2017. This is probably going to end up being the least I’ve read in a year in long time, and I feel majorly guilty about it. But, my life is way different this year than it was last year (schedule . . .
I am back to blogging after a longer-than-intended hiatus. This year has been super busy, but I’m really trying to make blogging a priority for a few reasons. First - and most importantly - it’s something that makes me feel happy and more fulfilled. Next, it’s the perfect way for me to be creative, which is something else that makes me happy. Finally, it’s a great way for me to develop my writing skills further, which is something I’m always . . .
Are you there, summer? It’s me, Sara. Seriously...summer can start any time now. I know that it JUST turned to spring, but I’m already counting down to hot days at the beach, walks by the lake, outdoor brunches, and rooftop bars. And I desperately need a tan. Pale is an understatement. With that being said, I have already been doing a little bit of summer shopping. Maybe it’s a little early to start but...oh well. Plus, I’m going on vacation . . .
Over the past few weeks, my schedule has gotten much busier than normal. I have a full time job that has a very busy season - which we are currently in the thick of - and I also do a lot of writing on the side. I was a little bit worried about how exhausted I would feel once things started to pick up, as I knew I’d have to work long days and then come home and work on my writing at night. There is nothing worse than being overtired and . . .