Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What did i do with my life before pinterest?

Happy Pinteresting Wednesday!!

Linking up with Michelle  again today for


What, you don't have a pinterest? email me and ill send you an invite

and if you do click my red button somewhere over there --------------->
to follow my boards

every week i notice other people have themes for their pins but i'm always just all over the place...
i love so many things I can never narrow them all down to make sense :)

here are some of the gems i've picked this week!

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest
dry bar. have you heard of this place? they have locations all over the country..$35 dollars for a professional blowout, i dont know about you, but that's pretty fantastic where I live. and the menu? seriously, i'd feel like a movie star.

Source: via Christie on Pinterest
...and this.

so true. it's a buzz kill

chevron dress. gorg.

ohh if only my best friends used pinterest, they'd appreciate this.
oh wellll i'll just have to post it on their facebooks instead

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

i'm with you r patt.
except your awkward makes you rich and mine just makes me
..still single
(i legit just started laughing at myself. no big deal)

Source: via Anilú on Pinterest

i love this. im with tinkerbell on this one. shes a wise chick.
way smarter than wendy, definitely.

this is showing up too small but it says " never settle for anything less than butterflies"

huge statement necklace with a basic tee. perfection

dress up a basic tee with fun hair and simple jewelry

i mean for real... have you seen him?!?
incase you haven't here you go.....

you're welcome.

what would my weekly post be without a black & white chair?

holiday dress?!

so true. im a sucker for a guy who can make me laugh.

oh... i dont know...
spend hours on facebook stalking people?

Source: via Diane on Pinterest
Source: via Kelly on Pinterest

providence skyline

"Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those “the lost years”. Then when I was thirteen, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I think is love, mom. When I’m better because she’s here.” - Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World ♥

 i love ray ban wayfarers. i think theyre quirky
and look fun on everyone.
i've had them on my splurge purchases list foreverrrrrr for when I have extra money to spend without feeling guilty
Source: via Amelia on Pinterest
i'm cutting myself off here,
otherwise i'd keep going for real.
have a great day!
with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

fill up my life with yet to come surprises

I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am.
 I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with
yet-to-come surprises.
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

a few things:

i would like a call back for a job i want in today.

so that i can move after christmas.

oh what? you didn't know i decided yesterday that i'm moving back to providence?

why yes, i did in fact decide to move back to providence, applied for a bunch of jobs, and scoped out apartments all day yesterday.

i gave my mom a speech about being stuck in a life i didn't choose for myself, while the person who talked me into it isn't even part of my life anymore. i talked about feeling like there is a whole life out there that isn't going to happen if i don't make it happen. i talked about not feeling like an adult at 26, not being able to support myself if i keep depending on my parents, not moving on with my life if i stay here.  i can't live at home forever. i'm not 16 anymore.

i want to be closer to the people i think of first when i have good news, bad news, news that's not important to anyone else, but they know it's important to me. the people who know all the things i've done these last few years, the things i've gone through, the troubles i've survived. the people who showed up when i needed them the most.

i want to make memories and never forget the people that matter to me the most.

i want to wake up in the morning excited to go to work. i want to be surrounded by people who also feel fulfilled by the work they do. i want to make a difference in the life of atleast one child. i want to get a paycheck and know that I earned it, by doing something i love, and that the money isn't even the biggest reward from it.

i want to go grocery shopping and pay for the things i need with the money i made. i want to invite friends over to my house for dinner, drink wine, enjoy each others company. i want to paint my room and get new furniture and put effort into a space that i plan on staying in for a few years, not a few months.

i want to meet someone.
i want someone to meet me and think: "she is someone that i want to get to know"
love at first sight would be nice, but love over time isn't something i'd pass up either.
i want someone in my life who calls that day, sends a message just to say hi, doesn't care about looking too interested, too needy, too desperate.
someone who wants me to know that they are thinking of me.
someone who cares about how i might be feeling.
someone who wonders what i'm doing.
someone good and kind.
someone who works hard and has dreams and goals.
someone who is tall.
someone who cares about their family.
someone who notices the little quirks i have.
someone who surrounds themselves with true friends.
someone who can't wait to introduce me to his friends because he knows theyll love me.
someone who holds my hand when we walk into a room, hugs me without caring who's looking, kisses me on the forehead just because.
someone who looks at me and thinks im beautiful
no matter what i'm wearing, what im doing, where i am.
no matter the size of my jeans or that my stomach isn't flat.
someone who holds me, touches me, looks at me and thinks that i am just perfect,
and perfect for him.
someone who is proud to have me as his own, someone who is grateful every single day for meeting me, someone who never takes me for granted.

i want someone to look at me and see all the things i see in myself,
what my family sees, what my friends see.
i'm funny. i'm witty. sometimes i'm awkward. i'm shy, but i'm outgoing. i'm a good friend and a good person. i'm creative. i'm loving and kind. i'm smart. i surprise myself, and i will surprise you.
i believe in a small gesture meaning more than a grand display. i love to be cuddled.
im passionate. i love, and i love hard.
sometimes i over think things, sometimes i take things to heart.
i'm sensitive, and empathetic.
i care about people, their lives, their struggles.
i want to make a difference in the world.
i write messages in cards, not just sign my name.
i'm short, but just the right size for me. 
the moment i feel the most beautiful on any day is when i wake up- pink cheeks, messy hair, clear eyes.
my favorite feeling is when someone reaches for me: to hold my hand, to hug me, to sleep closer together, to cuddle.
i get a rash on my chest when i'm nervous, upset or excited.
i tear up when i feel like im being attacked, no matter how strong i'm trying to be, no matter how angry i am.
i don't like the dark.
i watch scary movies with the lights on.
i read, and i read a lot.
i have no rythym but i love to dance.
i want people to take the time to get to know me, not just decide i'm not worth it after meeting me only one time.
i don't want to know people who think i'm not worth it.
i want to be loved.

 i want to grow up. take responsibility for my life. make things happen, not just talk about it.
 i want a life im proud of, one i want to share with someone else.
i want to be happy on my own, and be happy with someone else.
i want to fall in love with my life, every single day.

with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams


this is your life

This is your life.
Do what you love, and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop;

they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over analyzing, life is simple.

All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people,

we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your
 inspiring dream with them.
Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once; seize them.
 Life is about the people you meet

and the things you create with them,

so go out and start creating.
Live your dream, and wear your passion.

Life is short

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

Monday, November 28, 2011

yes! i finally remembered!


 i finally remembered to recreate the outfit for

make it my own monday

so i could join in the linkup with

Chelsea from hello miss chelsea &
Holly over at running in stilettos

this is the challenge outfit:

i totally rock this outfit all the time

{just minus the belt, but hey I'm always up for any way to get tons of uses out of an outfit
by just changing a part of it to look like a whole new look}

so I knew i'd be able to attempt it from clothes in my own closet

and here's my take on it!

what do you think???

This is one of my favorite shirts- a sheer blousey thing from forever 21
it's usually very loose and flowey, but adding the belt gives it a whole new look

I have a million scarves
and now i kinda wish i had worn a bright color instead,
but i didn't because
 my belt is a seafoam green color with bassy studs all around it
AND i wish the picture was closer
so you could see the details on the belt but im in my jams already in bed so i don't want to get up to take an upclose pic of my belt
soooo lesson learned
 i'll remember these things for next weeks outfit

shirt: forever21
scarf: gap
belt: new york & company
jeggings & gray tank: old navy
boots: torrid
style: allll me :)

true confession:
i actually wore this outfit saturday night to go out, and forgot to take a picture before i left sooo i put it on again when i got back from my trip today and asked my brother to take a picture of please excuse the pale face, lace of makeup-- i just spent hours driving in a car

excited to see what the ladies pick for the next challenge!

happy monday!

with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams


Sunday, November 27, 2011

sometimesssss i get a goood feeelinggggggg

first off, i see i have some new readers over there ------->

hii, i'm so happy you're here :)

i'm back from my weekend away: happy, exhausted, and already wishing I could go back tomorrow...

i can't even begin to describe the events of the weekend so here's a little highs/fails run down for you:


epic car dance parties

making new friends

going back to old stomping grounds

 butterflies from the possibility of someone new

live bands

 walking down thayer st on a beautiful warm november day

crazy dance parties

avocado quesadilla pizza

my new alex and ani bangles

waking up happy on saturday morning

 hands fitting just right

hearing "hola tesoro" from my grandma in uruguay

getting caught in the middle of illegal street racing

 best friend quality time

having some of the best conversations ever with good friends

facetiming at 230 in the morning

glittery shirts

 awesome leggings

dance parties with friends and random strangers

coming home and finding my nail swap package from my partner waiting for me

stell & stell : happy birthday lovebug!

my jj! 2nd friend at college, across the hall upstairs/downstairs neighbor, sister & fellow wawa lover


waking up freezing on sunday morning

my bangs not holding up in humidity

not having an iphone

ripping former awesome leggings

weird smell in spare room from the former occupant

not cute sweaty hair

being kept awake by one of missys roommates and his friends until 5:30 am and hoping to god I

wasn't that obnoxious when i was his age

i hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as i did

i must go to sleep now, my sleepy eyes are telling me so

goodnight loves

with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams


Saturday, November 26, 2011

sh*t my family says aka if only we had our own sitcom

i wish all of you that haven't had the pleasure of meeting my family, really could.
you'd probably really love them, most people do.

my dad is the most interesting man in the world and cooks like he's on iron chef 24/7.

my mom is on a never ending mission to find me a husband/convince me to be a doctor-lawyer-comedian-resturanture-teacher/and an expert on how to get anywhere on the subway.

my brother is the bmoc, every single place he walks into. he's a movie star. and strategically claimed his spot at the dinner table because he can check himself out in the mirror that hangs directly across from his seat while sitting there. he won't even be the slightest bit embarassed by my telling you all that.

anyway, a lot of the time i feel like we're a running comedy routine in our house.
if we were a tv sitcom, people would definitely watch us.
my dad would absolutely get his own spin off.

let me share some of the gems that have happened around here lately:

" i always wanted to be a body builder" -dad
" really? but you never work out, why don't you go with andrew?" -me
" i've been to the gym once in my whole life, and that was to sign you up" -dad

" you never get up early for anything important" - dad
" ill get up for my free tote, im a sucker for free stuff!"- me
" it's not free if youre spending my money so you can get it" - dad
" but i get tons of new underwear that say obnoxious things on the butt!! who doesn't need more underwear that say obnoxious things on them?! you never know who might see them!!!" -me
"......................................................ok sarah." -dad

Watching tool academy at 5am with andrew giving a running commentary and talking back to the people on the show
"really? That's what they're saying in front of the mirror? I'd say damn I'm handsome, why am I on this show?"
" What's up with this therapist dressed up like a stripper"
"What up jdaddy, bet your girlfriend works at g club, I'm gonna go hit her up"
"why do you watch this show?"

"sarah would you meet someone if i introduced you to them?" - mom
"well if you were introducing her, she wouldn't have a choice" -dad
"well i have a friend and we want to set you up with her son. he's perfect for you! he's a lawyer, and has a house, and is really cute, and is almost thirty i think!"- mom
"that's great mom, sure i'll meet him"- me
"really?! you will! he lives in texas though...and i think he has a girlfriend, so maybe i won't introduce you...that probably wouldn't work out"- mom

 "look how big my pants are on me, theyre sagging off! " -andrew
 "maybe it's because you're rapping your ass off" -me

"It's the only way I can get onto facebook-if they're taking a picture of food or of someone else!" -dad in response to me taking this picture of the bread pudding i made:

"I want to go ask the jerk squad to fix it, that's what they're called right?"-dad
 "Do you mean the geek squad dad?" -me
"Ohhh right that's what it is!" -dad

"i just wanted to know if you're going to bring someone home with you tonight, so i can distract mom when you get here" - dad
"no dad, i will be going home alone, but thanks for the faith in me" -me
" well, just try a little harder then" -dad

My mom is telling a random rambling story at dinner and andrew bbms me from the seat next to me "cool story bro"

My mom is killing 2 birds with 1 stone: finding me a job and a man:
 mom:"sarah look you should go teach in argentina! Look how handsome the men are!"
 dad: "argentina?! No the handsome men are in uruguay, look at me, its true!"

why you havent liked my fb status yet i dont know, but I'm funny" -andrew

no its not a small! i got it in the hispanic section at walmart! it says 'ese' for hombresss!"- andrew

"you look really pretty today. i mean except your hair is too dark and i don't like it. but besides that, you look pretty" -dad

my dad before he left to visit my brother in law on his return cruise aboard a navy ship:
"im going to bring you back a boyfriend! i'm going to advertise on the ship:
{pretty girl looking for her first mate!}
 this is a great idea!"  -dad

after i extended my 3 day visit at my sisters house into a week and a half,
as posted on my fb by my brother:
"why did you buy all these cake mixes? we don't need any of these"-dad
"because Sarah likes to bake"-andrew
 "Sarah doesn't live here anymore."-dad
" {walkway being built to your window.eviction notice served}"

{looking at a picture of me when i was six:}
"you used to be so pretty"- mom
"yeah, now im just ugly" -me
" yeah now youre ugly. you should wear some heels, and stop doing that scrunching thing to your hair. if you're going to keep doing that, atleast wear it straight i like it better...oh, can you do my hair for me later?" -mom
"sure mom, after such a backhanded compliment like that, why not." -me

and some that happen outside our house, but are still equally funny:

"What's it like being a ginger and knowing you don't have a soul?" -andrew
"You're just jealous"- red head girl
"Jealous? That I have amazing black hair and I'm going to heaven and have a soul and god given talent?" - andrew

"Don't laugh we're in love"- random girl
"I don't fall in love" -andrew
"But I'm in love with you is that ok?" - random girl
"That happens often" -andrew

hope you've enjoyed these gathering of random gems, brought to you by the corts.
stay tuned for more :)

with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams


Friday, November 25, 2011

you didn't think i'd abandon you, did you?

I'm going away today to celebrate the birth of this girl:

ironically, this picture was taken last year on her birthday. good choice.

soooo while i'm away i shall leave you with this post.

it's one of those i wrote back when i didn't tell anyone i knew that i had a blog so probably a total of two people read it, and probably only by accident...

so please read and enjoy :)

click here ------------------->>>>>{ READ ME }

it's a good one, i swear.

with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams


Thursday, November 24, 2011

it's ok...gobble, gobble

Its Ok Thursdays

happy thanksgiving everyone!
i hope you're all enjoying the holiday with your friends & family
and stuffing your faces with lots of delicious goodies that require you to wear stretchy pants and fall into a sudden food coma  :)

linking up with amber & neely for its ok thursdays

it's ok...

...that i planned my thanksgiving eve outfit based on things i haven't been able to find in months

...that i came home and found the entire outfit within five minutes even though i've been looking for them all for months in my room and couldn't find them

...that i decided to wear my hair up to go out for the first time in forever because i knew i was going to be a sweaty mess among the masses of people and wanted to try to prevent the hot mess my hair would eventually turn into

...that i fought with my sock bun for about an hour because i wanted a ballerina bun

...that after i got dressed, put my makeup on, and was ready to leave i decided i wanted to have bangs like this:

so i cut myself some:

i wish this was a clearer picture, but you get the point

...that i may or may not have awkwardly shouted ( and maybe even pointed ) at people i haven't spoken to in years from across the bar, just to say hi {thanksgiving eve ...aka...high school reunion}

...the until yesterday i couldn't remember the last time i washed my hair and was getting a litttttle too comfortable using my tresemme dry shampoo

... that using public bathrooms skeeves me out, and the fact that i went into the stall after a girl came out of it and said "that toilet seat is disgusting, just warning you" made me almost decide to take my chances holding it in til i went home

...that i remembered that i'm me, and would be at the bar until way after it closed so holding it in wasn't really an option

...that i cleaned the toilet seat myself, like i do every time i use a public toilet, and decided that the girl before me and every single girl who used it before her was super gross for not cleaning it off in the first place, regardless of if they were squatting to use it or not

...that i just talked about bodily functions and personal hygiene a whole lot in the last two minutes of typing

...that my family doesn't celebrate thanksgiving traditionally and i'm ok with that. we have dinner together every single day, and every day i'm thankful for them.

...that when i have a home of my own (and hopefully a family of my own) i plan on hosting huge thanksgiving dinners and inviting my siblings, my nieces and nephews, my friends and their families, AND asking them all to bring someone with them who doesn't have somewhere or someone to spend the holiday with...because even though it doesn't bother me that we don't have big dinners now with our family, i remember we used to when i was little because we had a ton of extended family nearby and i used to look forward to it, i do appreciate all of the offers from friends who have invited my family to join theirs today for dinner and company.

that's all for now folks

enjoy your turkey & your families

with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

oh how pinteresting!!


goooood morning and welcome to "oh how pinteresting" wednesday!!

im linking up with michelle over at the vintage apple

i seriously am addicted to pinterest...
BUT i am proud to say i've actually created some things ive pinned on my diy board:
like my scarf organizer and infinity scarf :)

i know, pure genius right?! why didn't i think of this before?

ignore my pale skin and under eye circles awkward face, please notice my awesome infinity  scarf!

so let's see what my favorite pins for this week have been so far:

what do you need?

Source: via Holly on Pinterest

no really, it is.

i would seriously enjoy a faux fur vest, even if my brother says i'd look like a bear (he means it nicely..maybe.)
Source: via Holly on Pinterest

likeee tonight at karaoke :)

god, i wish.

so true. have you seen my "it's never to soon to plan right? " pinboard?!

go see " in time" you'll thank me later.
jt, shirtless, shooting a gun.
you're welcome.

Source: via Sylvie on Pinterest

i prefer to think of it as awesome. and prepared

i look like this on a daily basis because of the most random things

as a new found friend said to me tonight "i have the rest of my life to work my life away, tonights kind of a weekend"

Source: via Kailin on Pinterest

just breathe.

that's what i do :)

Source: via Denise on Pinterest

i can think of more than one person this could apply to.
Source: via Amy on Pinterest

did you see my post about things i don't need more of?  read it { here }
that was just the tip of the iceberg. im not even kidding

i can't even remember what that was like. i lost that memory somewhere along with what life was like before internet and cell phones.

im only subbing now, and working at an after school program, BUT this still applies.

You never really know how much of an effect you have on your students...i still remember the day my 7th grade math teacher said i was stupid because i didn't understand an equation.
and i remember my 2nd grade teacher comforting me after she found me crying in the hallway after i peed in my pants during gym. all teacher make an impact, we all just need to remember that sometimes and think about if we want to make a positive of negative one on a student.

my pinspiration!!!

i adore bows. anywhere. anytime.

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

yeah, im behind the times and only saw the final installement of harry potter this past weekend.
and god i loved it.

funfetti cake batter fudge? yes please. you think people would believe this was me if i sent it out as my holiday card?

did you pin anything aweseome this week?
anddd if you're not on the pinterest wagon, would you like to be?
send me your email and ill send you an invite
with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams