Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm Back with Exciting News!

Tim and I are back from our trip to Charleston. 
We had so much fun and I took a lot of pictures that I can not wait to share with you all! 
But first and most importantly.....

Tim and I are engaged!!
I am so excited!

Look at my super gorgeous ring! 
It is so perfect and beautiful. I absolutely love it. 
I am excited to start planning but am not sure where to start. 
I am so happy!
I can't wait to spend with rest of my life with Tim!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Can't Think of a Title

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas/Holiday.
I really enjoyed my Christmas. 
It was nice to just lay around my house and spend time with family (and watch several seasons of Gilmore Girls).
I was part of history...We had our first white Christmas in Charlotte since 1943.
Technically it didn't start snowing until about 8 p.m. but still it was exciting.
Tim got me a new camera! I will probably be posting more pictures than I already do. Just to warn you. :]
Here are some of my favorite pictures so far:

A rose after the snow. 

Loved this beautiful cup my Mom had in her cabinet. 
Perfect for drinking hot chocolate on a snow day! 

Tim and I on Christmas Eve! 
We are heading to Charleston, SC tomorrow for a few days.
 I am very excited about our trip and the fact that my birthday is in 4 days! 

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Since I have been home from school, I have been helping out my sister a lot with her jewelry and accessories store. So it's kind of like "our" store. haha. She has lots of cute affordable jewelry and accessories for sale. Please feel free to head on over to her shop and buy something!

You can find her shop here:   

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reasons I am not a Grown Up #1

Growing up is something I would rather not do. 
Although it has it's perks, it is still not something I am fond of. 
Here are some reasons why I (a 21 almost 22 year old) don't consider myself a grown up. 
I am going to start a running list of reasons why I am not a grown up.

1. Tim and I went on a date to Chuck E Cheese 

We had a lot of fun. We ate pizza and played games all night. I enjoyed watching the kids around us play and I would get so excited when I won a lot of tickets or beat a specific game. 
I won 60 tickets on the Wheel of Fortune game. I was ecstatic about it. 
Of course we couldn't find a suitable prize so we gave our tickets to some random kid. 
But we had fun and that is all that matters. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Destined to be a Princess

When I was younger I was bound and determined that I was going to grow up and be a princess.
Sarah means princess in Hebrew so of course it was my destiny.
My birthday parties were princess themed.
Cinderella was my favorite!
I was a princess for Halloween almost every year.
I would have dreams about a prince coming to rescue me (ridiculous I know).
My Polly Pockets were always princesses in trouble and the prince would come save her!

Then I would always read the Dear Diary books about princesses and Queens.
I think I read every book in the library about Queen Elizabeth I and Princess Diana.
I used to want a veil like Princess Diana's. (not so much anymore)

Something about Queen Elizabeth I and her life fascinated me.
She was such a strong and powerful women especially for the time period she lived in.
I was impressed.

Unfortunately I probably won't be an "official" princess but Tim always tells me I am his princess.
Which is good enough for me.

What do (or did) you dream about being when you grow up?

Friday, December 17, 2010


I am not sure why but I think I am obsessed with trees and taking pictures of trees.
Don't believe me? 

I think there is something so interesting about them, because each tree is different and unique. 
I also think they look amazing with leaves and without them.
Or maybe I'm obsessed because a tree was the only thing I could draw well in crafts class. 

What do you think? Would you say I'm obsessed?
What do you think of trees?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Best Mail Ever!

I moved home on Saturday and when I got home there were a few lovely surprises for me! 
My love letter from Project You! The envelope was so gorgeous I didn't want to open it. 
Then I opened it and it was probably one of the sweetest letters I've ever gotten. 
If you haven't joined Project You yet, you need to head on over there and join. 

Then I also had a beautiful Christmas card from Diana at
Their card is so creative and I love it. 
I definitely made me smile.

I am so grateful for the blogging community. 
Hope you have had a wonderful day!

Making a Difference - Friendship Bracelet Project

Nicole is starting a Friendship Bracelet Project to send friendship bracelets to kids in Uganda.

I bought all of this to get started on making friendship bracelets!

I have never been the best at making friendship bracelets but I am going to try.
This is an easy and simple way to help make a difference.

Check out Nicole's post about it for more information!

Friday, December 10, 2010


I was finally able to go see my fourth graders today! 
They have been out of school all week because of the crazy snow.
I haven't talked much about my internship this semester but it was an amazing experience. 
The students I worked with were so sweet and smart. 
My cooperating teacher was awesome as well. 

My students completely caught me off guard with a wonderful surprise!

 A basket full of school supplies! I was so amazed and felt so blessed. 
To be honest I almost cried. 
They also wrote me some very sweet and encouraging notes. 
Days like today makes all the papers, ridiculous and time consuming assignments worth it. 
Just one more semester.  

P.S. I got my placement for student teaching next semester and it is absolutely perfect!
I am very excited. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wild Hair

Want to know what happens when I leave my hair in a bun for two days?


It gets crazy curly and wild and chaotic. 

 I always forget how much hair I actually have. 
It definitely made me laugh though, which is good because I think I am coming down with a case of cabin fever!

What makes your hair go crazy?

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Live in a Snow Globe!

Why haven't I left my apartment today?
Because I live in a snow globe! 
Look at all that snow on our railing. 

My poor car is stuck because it has been continuously snowing since Saturday.
My next car definitely will have four wheel drive. 

I wished the sun would come out more so the snow would melt!
I am starting to miss my sweet fourth graders!  

I couldn't even find my feet! There is so much snow and it's still snowing! 

These look like Christmas trees! (also my picture for 365)

It feels like I literally live in a snow globe! 
Anytime the wind blows it looks like someone took my town and shook it up. 
I have to admit it is beautiful, if only I could get out.

How's the weather where you are?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Adorable Etsy Finds

In order to put off homework I have been browsing Etsy probably more than I should have been. 
Here are some of my favorite things:

 This adorable pencil case from sammade

A cute mini chalkboard from Playing Grown Up

Christmas Library Themed Postcards from citylights

I absolutely love this pouch from Track and Field Designs  

These gorgeous notecards from Poppy Papers

These would all make lovely gifts, just in time for the holidays!!

Send me a link to your favorite thing on Etsy please! 

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Happy December!! 
I am so excited about this month. 
Next week is my last week in the semester. 
 I get to move home on Saturday! 
We just had our first major snow.
Plus it's almost Christmas and my birthday! 
Yay! I can't wait for my birthday this year. 

What are you looking forward to?