Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Wow! I cannot even remember the last time I sat down to post. Life has been extremely hectic lately. I have so very much to share with you all. Since you've last heard from me, I've had an amazing fall break cruise, had a remarkable sweet 16 party, and of course, turned 16. I have been in a Driver's Ed course that has tacked on another 3 hours to my days. And my homework has been getting ahead of me. I promise to get more on top of things here. I just took initiative and lightened my schedule a bit, so hopefully this blog can grow and expand to all that I dream it to be! :-)

Thank you so very much for your dedication and support to this blog. I'll be back with wonderful posts very, very soon!

Sarah Beth

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Putting Yourself First

When you are reading this, I will be sailing away looking at the beautiful blue seas! I did not think that I was going to have time to write a blog post, but turns out I found a moment in my schedule.

There have been a lot of days recently where I have been "down in the dumps," miserable, unmotivated, you-name-it! A lot of this is high school and adolescent years, but I have really been pondering analyzing what it is that is challenging me.

The other day, I had a revelation: I haven't been putting myself first. In every relationship, I feel as though I am putting in so much, and not receiving my expectation in return. I try to please everyone, spread kindness, and go out of my way for others, but at what cost??

In order for me to gain happiness, I have to take control over my life, yet again. I need to begin allowing myself my feelings and not denying them (that's a big one for me!). I need to learn to say "no!" when the favors and responsibilities grow to stressful heights, and I need to be in the moment. Right now! Right here!

When I come back from my week away, I am taking a step back from my over-giving and direct my focus towards my needs. When I get those under control, I can go back to everything else, but I have to reassess my priorities and move myself up the list.

Sorry for the short post, but homework calls. (And I answer!!!)

***sorry I had to!!

Have an awesome week!!

Sarah Beth

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Let me preface this post by saying that by the time Friday comes each week, I cannot imagine any week more stressful... then comes the next week. This week is the most hectic yet, and it's a short week as I leave Friday for a week-long cruise (that starts Saturday!). I definitely need the break... Fall Break is my only motivator right now! ha! Anyways, it looks like I'm struggling to find time to sleep, yet alone blog, so you won't be hearing from me any next week! See you soon though.

Anyways, Homecoming was the past Saturday and I have very little photo evidence that the event actually occurred, but luckily, there are a few very poor quality iPhone photo mementos to treasure the night.

I am absolutely in love with this dress, and I assure you it will be making a reappearance sometime soon.
I love the classic cut, color, and bow accent!
Check it out for yourself here

(I got the kate spade pumps from a local boutique, so I can't link them!)

The bow finish absolutely made the dress!!!

And of course my Lilly Pulitzer little purse to add to the adorable!!!

I hope your week isn't as CRAZY as mine!

See you in two weeks! Hopefully after a renewing vacation, I can become better at balancing my schedule!

Sarah Beth

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