Friday, June 29, 2012

friday's letters

dear mary kate olsen: you look like youre the same age as your boyfriends daughter. as in 11 years young. slightly creepy. (and a little trashy with the greasy hair and cig, no?)
exhibit a

dear blythe at toni & guy: i may be coming to see you in the morning. my hair's a mess. dear dad: were you serious when you said i should get a puppy? because i want one since riley lives with you. let's adopt rufus or chesterdear joe my landlord: i hope it's ok with you if i get a pet since i discovered yesterday that the girl across the hall from me, and the people on the second and third floor all actually have dogs. i'm thinking you just were kidding when you said no pets. dear girl who made me upset at work today: i know you were full of it when you complained about me to my manager and i hope you get a big pimple in the middle of your forehead on the morning you have to do something really important. because i know i didn't do what you said i did and therefore you were just fishing for a free giftcard. bite me. dear life: slow down. dear guy at work who talks about everyone and then asks me if i like them: um, first of all im new, so yes, i like everyone. second-- even if i didn't like someone, i definitely wouldn't be telling you. dear teen mom: why have i started watching you again? and why can't i look away. it's like watching a train wreck happening and not being able to look away. dear straightener: curlyhairdontcare. be like a bear and go hibernate..for the summer. hairissueslikewoah.

happy friday kiddies!

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


it's ok & thankful thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

i should probably start with what i'm thankful for since i'm in a bad mood after getting home from work and should probably start off on a semi happy note.

i'm thankful for...

... my job. because a few weeks ago I was worried about how I was going to make my rent and today I was actually able to tell my dad I didn't need to borrow any money from them parents, because I could ask them to help me no matter what

... the free trip to miami i'm going on in two weeks to attend my sororitys convention. i am SO excited!!!

... sunscreen, because my skin cannot handle another sunburn

... my best friend candice. she never tells me im being rediculous, she laughs at my jokes, and she never hold is against me even if weeks go by and we haven't spoken.

and it's ok...

... that i got a complaint tonight and it really made me feel sad, and embarassed.

... that i didn't paint my nails and didn't realize it until i was running plates to a table

...that i don't want to waste money on groceries since i bring home food from work every day now

... that i really forget how old i am until someone asks me. and then i just feel confused about it

... that my hair is making me crazy. seriously crazy. today i put it in a messy bun and wore a neon purple headband because i couldn't deal with it. it's just growing out and not down. redic.

... that i sort of wish i watched the old dallas so maybe this new one would make more sense to me. or maybe i need to be from texas? idk.

... that i've been cracking up reading this tumblr account. legit, between this one and suri's burn book i could be entertained for hours.
... that i really think that there are more important things in life than talking about how drunk or high you got yesterday, last week or this morning.
... that i miss home. but i don't ever want to move back.

... that the highlight of my shift tonight was the premeal tastings of our new margaritas. too bad i couldn't have a whole one. or five.

... that i can simualtaneously be really happy for my friends who are in the process of planning their weddings, have just gotten married, are having babies, moving in together, or are recently engaged, but also want to kick the next person who tells me it'll happen when im not expecting it. it's been two years since my last serious relationship. i've been "not expecting it" for quite some time now.

... that i'd rather have a solid book in my hands than an e reader. i've used mine approximately 8 times. maybe.

... to have a glass of wine (or two)  after work. i'm such a rebel.
with a heart full of hope & a mind full of dreams




Friday, June 22, 2012

friday's letters.


fridays letters

dear giant fish at the beach today: you freaked me out. like i thought you were a seamonster because you were as long as my arm, and that i was hallucinating. good thing missy saw you afterwards as did the 10 people standing near us. dear everyone at the beach today: why did you feel the need to get so close to me when there's a whole wide beach around us. me no likey. especailly when we're in the water and you're spitting and kicking sand. it's like taking a bath with 100 people you don't know. you wouldn't actually do that in real life, so why do so many of us love to go to the beach? mind boggling i tell you. dear watchmen: it's 11 minutes into the movie and i already don't get it. why are you blue? literally. dear sunshine: you made me feel warm and sleepy at the very same time today. weird how that always happens. dear coworkers of mine: bear with me. i'm new. to you it's easy to punch in orders with abbreviations that are super confusing and sometimes don't make sense and carry trays of things that sizzle and pop at eye level...for me, not so much. but i'm trying. i also would love to know your secret way of reaching over the drink station with getting soaking wet. oh right, it's because none of you are 5'1. that river of liquid you all reach right over? it's at level with my chest and belly. dear self: let's be the most awesome server ever, ever, ever. make that money kid, lets go. dear abs: i wish i had some. how about i start doing sit ups daily and you wiggle out from under the layer of winter warmth i hide you behind hmm?

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


Sunday, June 17, 2012

sunday social!

Sunday Social

hi, i'm sarah from { pretty goes with everything }
and i'm linking up for the Sunday Social with Ashley & Neely

Favorite movie of all time?
 i can never answer this question! When i'm on the spot my mind draws a complete blank, but then i'll be watching some movie for the 100th time and think to myself "god i love this movie!  so some randoms that come to mind: dinner for shmucks, accepted, eat, pray love, sweet home alabama, practical magic, the newer footloose, any of the harry potters, catch & release, transformers, he's just not that into you, Sex and the City, any of the bourne movies, and a whole bunch of disney movies: lion king, despicable me, beauty and the beast, aladdin, and the little mermaid...and countless others i can't think of right now
Favorite movie quote?
" I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon."
another one from pratical magic: "All I want is a normal life. "
"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage! "

Anything from Dinner for Shmucks. Seriously, the movie is rediculous it's so funny. My sister and I quote lines from it to each other, and my brother hates it. watch it, youre welcome.

Source: via Kaylina on Pinterest

"So dare to dream. Dream your wildest dreams. You can climb the highest mountain. You can drown in a teacup, if you find a big enough teacup. And if somebody tells you that you can't do something, you say, 'Yes, I can. 'Cause I'm doing it right now!'
Best movie to watch for a girls night in?
Sex & the City, he's just not that into you

Best breakup movie?

eat, pray, love. i don't care if people hate it, i love it & the book even more

Favorite celeb eye candy?
ugh. the usual suspects: channing tatum, ryan renolds, ryan gosling and some others for me: jake gyllenhal, justin long, james franco, yum.

Which movie stars closet would you want to raid?
rachel bilson, emma stone, rachel mcadams, reese withspoon, michelle williams,  nicole richie,  ( who i know isn't an movie star but i figured i'd toss her in there anyway) and a million more people who may or may not be considered movie stars...sigh, to fit into sample sizes and have lots of money.

Source: via Carrie on Pinterest

Source: via Chris on Pinterest

see you next sunday for the sunday social!

with a heart full of love and a mind full of dreams


Friday, June 15, 2012

friday's letters


dear friday: are you really here again? wow, that was a quick week. dear myself: why are you so awkward around new people. you stutter, you answer questions in a weird way, you make yourself sound like a b. dear dvr: you're like the greatest thing ever invented. besides, you know, electricty, the wheel and moving vehicles. dear hair: ofcourse you look better now when i'm home with no one to see me, instead of when I was at work for six hours. dear my new coworkers: let's get over this "i'm one of the new girls" business and head straight to the part where you want to get to know me and invite me out for after work drinks. i fall somewhere in the middle of your age ranges and have already discovered that we enjoy the same music, love of tattoos for some of you, and good taste in nail polish (again, for some of you). letsgettoit. dear my new profession: i hope i can get a handle on you. i need the money desperately. dear kid who almost punchd me in the face: i'm sorry for whatever is troubling you in life. i may never see you again, but i hope you turn out okay. dear coronarita: you looked pretty delish today when i saw tray after tray of you going out to guests. we are about to become best friends, i can tell. dear julie: thanks for making me go to kickboxing again yesterday. i was miserable and tired, but i really like the punching part. and today i felt sore all over the place, but i liked it anyway, it made me feel accomplished. let's go all the time when we can afford it. and let's actually go, not like our pretend gym membership. dearest etsy shop: i hope you work out. i like to make things, and it would be great if i could make some money off of it. besides, you're never too old to wear a bow. because being awesome is just something you have naturally.

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


Thursday, June 14, 2012

it's ok

Its Ok Thursdays

it's ok

... to be SO glad to say good bye to farrah and amber, but a little sad to see maci, caitlynn and tyler go.

... that i just referred to them like i know them in real life
... that i have 3 college degrees and i've just started a job as a server. i need the money, the experience, a somewhat set schedule and to be around people who were born mostly in the 80's. nothing wrong with some honest work.

... that i ate rice pudding for dinner. yum. don't judge me.

... that i miss my family and cried when i started sorting my pictures to put around my apartment.

... that the majority of my tweets are about being single, drinking wine, wonka, and whatever tv show i happen to be watching at that very moment.

... to leave yourself positive notes of encouragment

... to put things on my to do list that i already did, just because i feel accomplished when i get to check something  ahead start.
... that the highlight of my week was getting my giant hook in the mail from the container store. i can't reach the shelf or rod in my closet, which has left most of my clothes in piles on the floor.  #shortgirlproblems.
... that my favorite bathing suit is from walmart. legit. if you've never scoped out the suits there, you're missing out. get going.

... that the majority of my favorite shows are about serial killers (criminal minds) or about teen angst (PLL, awkward, teen wolf) or aliens (falling skies).

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



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

blog star: hi i'm sarah!

hi guys! thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world.
that's me!
  I'm a 20 something lover of books, braids, blogs, big sunglasses, bows, top knots, tie dye, road trips, cooking, my life & a cold glass of wine. im awesome, true story. i'm still trying to figure out what i want to be "when i grow up", but in the meantime i love crafting, blogging, imagining, cooking and thinking of every day as a new adventure.

i recently changed the name of my blog to :
 pretty goes with everything
because it really does.
i don't mean being pretty as in your looks, i'm talking about something deeper than that. being pretty is about how you carry yourself when you go out into the world, how you treat others, looking at every day like a new adventure, and making the very most of this life.
I'm from NY,went to college in RI, left, missed New England and moved back recently. I'm a teacher by trade and a dreamer, baker, blogger, traveler and diy-er at heart. I want to be and do a million things in my life because really, life is short and you're never too old to learn something new or start a new adventure, big or small.

I just opened up my very own etsy shop, pretty goes with everything

where I plan on selling lots of my handmade crafts, (thanks pinterest) but for now i'm starting small with hair bows. I hate going to stores and seeing things I could totally make myself, so I just started figuring out how to do things myself and love it so much so I figured I should try to share it with the world.
I can spend the entire day at the beach with a book, am sure I would love camping even though I've never been and have learning how to surf on my list of things to check off my list this summer. I come from a close family and it's not uncommon for me to speak to them all day about totally random things. I adore my friends that I've collected from all over the place, and regardless of if i've known them for just a few months, or my entire life, I know I have a handful that I can count on to be there forever.

Random things about me: I laugh at everything, like to bag my own groceries, have epic dance parties every time I'm in the car, july 4th is my favorite holiday because it was supposed to be my birthday, feel prettiest when I wake up in the morning, I dislike using capital letters even though I am a teacher, and I (not so) secretly want to be on a dance crew even though I have no rhythm and also be part of a flash mob.  i also may or may not have just copied and pasted some of this off my profile (hahaha, the point is the same right? to meet new people..don't judge me)'s been real, hope you enjoyed meeting me, come by again soon :)

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


Friday, June 8, 2012

friday's letters


dear blue crush: you have some seriously bad acting going on. and yet i can't stop watching time and time again. dear guy upstairs: where do you go every morning at 4:45 and then return around 5:15. i want to know. one of these days im going to open my door and ask you...hope it doesn't freak you out to know i'm up every morning and noticed this happening. dear carly rae jepsen: thanks for making call me maybe. it's perfectly cheesy 80's chic. i love it immensely and have gotten almost everyone i know to love it too. dear new job: please don't be awful & make me hate my life. let me make lots of money instead, pleassse & thankyou. dear droid:either you or an iphone will be coming into my know, after i pay my rent, the money i owe to various people and have money to spend on something i don't need. dear miami: i'll be seeing you soo soon. and for free, thank goodness. i cannot. wait. now i just need to scrounge up some spending money and i'll be good to go. dear blythe at toni & guy: i spent a solid 3.5 hrs in your chair and didn't feel like you were forcing me to make small talk or buy products i couldn't afford. you gave me highlights that are barely noticeable but totally what i wanted, and tossed in an inside out braid for fun. it also helped that you just kept saying nice things to me that sounded honest and not forced when i was having a not so great day. ill be back, and ill even buy some of those things you put in my hair that left me smelling like pineapples and yumminess. dear insomnia: we have to stop meeting like this, i'm sleepy. dear 50 shades of grey & 50 shades darker: do people really have that much sex? let's forget all the extra stuff in the book, how are they walking around normally with all the sexing going on?! dear 50 shades free: im going to go scoop you up today so i can see how it all ends, i hate suspense. dear pink lipstick: i put you on when im cleaning the house. who says i can't make up special occasions to wear you?

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



Monday, June 4, 2012

a list.

i'm putting this out there, so maybe someone else can help hold me accountable...maybe.

1. i will lose 20 lbs by september. IN A HEALTHY WAY. if i lose more, then that would be great. but i'm definitely at an unhealthy weight right now and that's not okay. i'm young, but i'm not young enough. i need to stop saying i'll try again next week, next month, next year, and start doing something about it right now.

2. i will do some sort of exercise every day instead of sitting on the couch: playing wii tennis, zumba, lifting weights on commercial breaks, walking around my neighborhood, going to the gym i've been paying a membership to...anything. there's a difference between taking time to relax and just being lazy.

3. no more soda: water, water, water with the occasional wine in there. because i can treat myself every now and then

4. no more ridiculous spending. the only purchases that are going on my credit card are gas and groceries. i can't afford it. my parents can't afford it. who do i think i am anyway? a spoiled grown up that still acts like a kid. i'm ridiculous.

5. focus on the good things about myself: is my hair straight? who cares. do i have a boyfriend? it doesn't matter. am i healthy and happy? that's what counts. so i better put effort into working on those instead.

6. i will find a job. and i will enjoy it. even if it's not what i really want to do. because let's be real, i have NO idea what it is i really want to do. and i have three degrees that i paid way too much money to get and are just gathering dust on a wall in my parents house. time to grow up, and learn to provide for myself. my parents are getting older and it's not fair to them.

7. i will continue to do things that i DO love. because everyone needs that in their life. even if i can't make a living off any of my hobbies, atleast i have hobbies to keep me happy, feeling like i'm using my creativity somehow and keeping my mind active, that's what matters.

8. i will try something on my list of things i want to try, even if i may not be good at it, even if i might be terrified. if i don't try now, when will i?

9. i will try to stop being so afraid. i will find some help for my anxiety if it gets out of control and i think i can't handle it on my own.

10. i will cut people out of my life that only see the negative in life. i just can't have that around me anymore, it's exhausting. it's not so much about how many friends i have, and more about what they bring to my life. it takes just as much effort to be happy than it does to be miserable. stop judging everyone around you when you don't even know them. what do you gain by doing that?

11. i will look at everyone i come in contact with, with fresh eyes. no matter what i've heard of them, what they look like, what theyve done before that moment. treat everyone with an open heart & a clear mind. yep, new plan.

12. i will organize my closet. i know, this seems like a simple thing but for me it's huge. i have so much stuff. i buy things to make myself feel better, i buy things to celebrate anything, i keep things because they remind me of that moment when i was wearing it and something wonderful happened, i keep things because they remind me of how i felt at that moment. i need to simplify my closet. do a clean out. start fresh with my life. simplify my life.

i think this started as a summer to do list, but i think it turned into a life list...

oh well, it never hurts to look at your life and point out the areas you'd like to improve upon.

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



dear monday

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i'm participating in 2 link ups today....because why not?
dear monday with megan & mingle monday with meg
dear monday: it's gross and raining outside. i confess i had lots of plans for the day but instead have been watching movies snuggled up on my couch. i think i needed it.
dear hair: i confess, i think i want to go blonde again. sooo thanks for still being on my head considering i have had hair color committment issues, since i was 10.

dear miss usa 2012: yayy, you're a girl after my own heart and it doesn't hurt that you're repping my 2nd home, the lovely state of little rhody. wish we could be irl friends.

dear buffalo chicken pasta: you were delish. i really should never go out to eat ever, considering i usually go home and make it myself anyway.

dear miley cyrus: why do you look so dirty in the last song? even the parts when you aren't doing something that makes sense for you to look dirty.

dear mind, body & soul: i think we need to work together to get it together. mind over matter right?

dear romantic comedies, disney movies, lovesongs, & every other situation with a magical love at first sight ending: you're simultaneously making me hate you and hold out hope for you at the same time.

and now, i need to nap again. sooo, bye :)

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


Friday, June 1, 2012

friday's letters


dear random facebook friends: why are we friends? i don't like you in real life, so why did i accept your friend request?( or am even guilty of sending a friend request to you) i think we should break up. it's not you, it's me.... but it's really you. dear suncreen: you did your best, you really did. i sort of foiled your plan by sitting in the sun for hours longer than expected. i'll try harder next time, promise. dear everyone i know: please stop being so reckless with your lives. in the last few months i have known entirely too many people who have died from things out of their control. one of my former students is only 17 and was just diagnosed with lukemia. she's the second one of my students in my year and a half of teaching. and it's just not fair. so please, stop being so reckless with your lives. life is precious.  dear whoever makes these decisions: why do you make bad things happen to people with so much left to give the world? it's just not fair. dear let's get it together. you have my parameters so why did i get matched with a man going through gender reassignment surgery to become a woman? how does that even make sense on here? dear rufus: i would like to adopt you, but i don't have a yard. you're adorable though, and i really really reallllly want you to come live with me. really. dear rhode island: why don't you have pizza or bagels that compare to the ones i was raised with in new york? let's face it, there's no place like home. dear my adorable little apartment: you're perfect and i never, ever want to leave you. thanks for being all mine. dear mom, dad & andrew: every time you come to visit me, i never want you to leave. i miss you, even though i don't want to ever move back home. dear everyone i know, again: sorry for always talking about wanting a boyfriend, searching for a boyfriends, waiting for a boyfriend, and everything else boyfriend-less related. i'm gonna tone it down a bit. okay, well i'll try. it'll happen right? right. and when i do i hope he's as amazing as this guy. click that, you wont be sorry, it;s amazinggg. dearest accessory monster shoppers such as myself: want to shop for some gorg jewelry? my friend julie & i are hosting an online party starting on saturday the 8th and will be open until the end of the month so please check it out if you loveeee pretty things as much as i do, pretty pretty shiny things!. and last but most definitely not least, dear my seemingly endless bottles of moscato: thanks for being so crisp and delicious when i need you. yums.

go check out some other friday letters over with ashley !

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