Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thankful Thursday


- Beautiful sunsets and pretty flowers
- Happy People
Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson and the inspiring words and experiences she shares in it
- Family friends that are basically your family and adopt you over weekends
- Banana bread
- Books
- Les Miserables (anyone else SUPER excited for the movie?!!)
- funny youtube videos
- Sleeping Beauty Sesame Street style and in German. It can't get better than that. 
- New friends that bring you cookies
- Pretty clothes


This was the highlight of my day :) Starts at 21 seconds.

And yes. This is real. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dream Life

My Dream Life
playing the piano
running an inn with Sarai
being cute while doing dishes
all with little ones in tow



Sunday, May 27, 2012

Drops from Heaven


To me, it's a glorious day when it rains and pours all up in Happy Valley, UT. I'm not a big fan of the desert. Most people seem to love the warm, gross air. I prefer the slightly blustery, rainy, overcast days. For a few days, I was craving sun, when winter seemed like it would never end. Then I remembered I dislike summer, and think fall is perfect. So that ended that pretty fast. Right now all I want to do is buy duck boots, and wear my maxi skirts, and cuddle up under a blanket with a chunky knit sweater on. That's it folks.

Lately, I've been contemplating the idea of moving to DC after I graduate. I can just imagine how fun it would be to live there. Not that it's a plan, but I just keep seeing other bloggers there, and I see how beautiful it is, and I find myself wanting to be there. Or New York even. But NY, although I love it, is a little bit too fast-paced for me, maybe. Or maybe just too crowded? I don't know. I'm all a flutter with new ideas. WHICH reminds me. I have a great idea for a new creative video that I will be making very shortly. I hope you're excited! Because I am :)

Love, Sarai


If you feel the spirit today, be sure to leave a holler in the comments, because this song gets me every time

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sweet Boy


Leather Pants-Bohme

Life is obviously going great, at the moment. I made rolo cookies, dressed like a lazy bum for work today (disclaimer-I was wearing a sports bra the entire day), and I realized how lucky I am to be in constant contact with my sweet boy. I miss him greatly, but soon I'll get to see him. Soon as in, Tuesday. I'm literally wiggling with excitement. You should see it. The funny thing about us is that we're not overly mushy in general. But we bring it out in each other. Observe: last night when he asked what we should talk about, I said, how much we love each other. Is this me?!!?! I don't understand! I'm a melting puddle of girl when I talk to him. Oy vey

Love, Sarai


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Welcome to the World!


Shirt-Thrifted (F21)
Shorts-Thrifted (J. Crew) 
Boots-Gifted (Target)
Watch-Gifted (Armitron)

Fish? Pet Smart.
His name is George Weasley

I've been absent. The truth is, Nancy has kept this blog from dying while I dealt with a lost camera (as you can see, it's still missing), acclimating to a new world, acclimating a new red Betta to my world, adjusting to a new boss, and dealing with emotional turmoil. Okay, not really. My only emotional turmoil has been the season finale of Grey's Anatomy. So sad, so sad. You know what else is sad? That I've started watching the Bachelorette. I'm ashamed but what else is there to watch during the summer? Nada. NADA. 

So my fish. I pretty much love him already. And for the past few minutes I've been working on training him. I'm going to teach him to eat one of his little foods off my finger. And then to play fetch. Okay, I know that's not happening. But it'd be pretty cool, right? Right now, in his lil fishbowl, George is floating past my computer, giving me his lil fish eyes, hoping for attention. Best friends
His twin, Fred Weasley, is blue, and is owned by roommate. So he's right across the room from us right now.

Love, Sarai


A little obsessed... he's sexy. The end.

Thankful Thursday

- Surprise homemade cinnamon rolls from our neighbors
- the glorious rainy weather
- walking home in the rain and getting SOAKED
- the sound of rain when all the windows are open
- pizza
- good music
- muscle memory
- my oxfords
- clean kitchens
- cute TAs
- falling asleep quickly
- awesome late night talks with Sarai


p.s. i've been obsessed with the Bahamas lately

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

it's just too weird

I just can't get past Rihanna and Coldplay doing a song together... And I can't get past how cool I feel whenever I start wanting something (like a white button-up and a white skirt) the next week I see the exact outfit on someone's pinterest or blog. I'm hip yo. 
By the way, my cousin has a website called Runaway Houseboat that's basically a collection of writings from him and some friends. He wrote a piece this past week called "Man, Dress like a Man, Man". It's quite lovely and I echo his sentiments exactly. Go check it out!



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Postcard from 1952

A lovely video for your lovely weekend.



Monday, May 14, 2012

the secret garden

top: H&M skirt: Ruche shoes: Nordstrom necklace: Gifted (Ruche)

Celeste likes to take pictures from above so my head looks ginormous compared to my body. But at least she's willing to take pictures :) And she bought me that lovely necklace for my birthday. I love Ruche ;) I would work for them if I lived in California. Seriously people. Who has a product named "The Secret Garden Necklace". It's glorious.


Sunday, May 13, 2012


I love my mama :)

Love, Sarai

PS: i met the awkward girls today. Love them

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers, soon-to-be mothers, and future mothers out there. Nothing can compare with the title of mother. I hope to someday soon join your ranks! (except first I have to find a man...)

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


2 & 3 from Vogue July 2010

Marion Cotillard is my hair idol! Yeah, I complain about my short hair a lot but I do really love short hair like this. I think next fall i'm chopping it again. Growing it out is a really big pain and I do really love how short hair looks on me. Marion just looks so gorgeous all vintagesque (just made that up) her coloring is amazing too. Can I please be a classy french woman? I'm going to go put on my striped shirt and some black skinnies with flats. Perfect :)


p.s. I miss reading vogue all the time. anyone wanna buy me a subscription? hah

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

happy birthday to me

So my birthday was on Sunday. I was dreading this birthday because it meant that i'm really turning into an adult. There's no turning back now. You would think 18 would mean that but it doesn't. You're still in high school and acting like an idiot. But it's a good thing i'm so short and could pass as a 15 year old for a few more years... Maybe that's wishful thinking though since in the past week two people thought I was 21 and were surprised to find out i'm only 19. 
Anyway, enough with mourning my childhood. My old roommates stopped by and gave me a HUGE birthday card, then we went on a picnic, watched pride and prejudice, and some girls from church gave me a giant Hershey bar. Oh and I was sang to by my soon-to-be brother-in-law in Spanish, and by my grandparents (I never answer when they call because I want them to sing to my voicemail so I can listen to it for the next week :) Overall it was a pretty good birthday!
I still wish I was Peter Pan though and could fly away to a land where fairies exist...


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

wedding hair inspiration

I'm doing my sister's hair for her wedding in June. She wanted some sort of soft braid and to be able to stick flowers in it. 


Mexican Salad

Delicious food-Cafe Rio

My sweet roommates introduced me to the glory that is Cafe Rio. I think my life is forever changed. that is all that I have to say about that deliciousness. I hope I get to go back to that wonderful place. Except, I am also poor, and money only comes my way every other Friday. And officially, that goes to rent, and whatnot. It's the best. Also, can I just say that I miss Dane more than ever right now? We had an argument, and it hurts me that I can't just go kiss him after we make up. Or that I can't give him little cuddles when he stops being mad at me. I just miss him I guess. Also we haven't really talked on the phone, like, really, in a while. That's awful. Sometimes we talk for three hours, and apparently lately that is not going to happen, what with my busy schedule, and the lameness that is work. I love my company, don't get me wrong. But it feels kind of awful to work when I just want to be having fun. such as swimming, like tonight. That's actually another reason why I feel extra sad that Dane is gone. Everyone was having fun, and flirting, and goofing off. And I just splashed around having a relaxed little time. Which was kind of nice, not having to impress boys, but it was still depressing. I didn't want to hang out with those boys. I wanted to hang out with Dane Fred and splash around in the hot tub. We did that a few times this winter, and it was so nice, all hazy and lazy. I miss my sweet boy.

Love, Sarai