Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Engagement Photos

Matt and I had our engagement photo shoot last weekend and the pictures are amazing. We were so pleased with our photographer and if anyone in the Boston area is looking for a wedding photographer, I will gladly give you her information.

P.S. Hello to all the new people that stopped by my blog today! One comment on a well known blog and you get visits! Thanks, Janae!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Okay, this might not seem like a big deal to many people, but I need to express my concern.

Matt and I move on Saturday morning and we have 20 amazing friends and family helping us move. My parents made a big pot of stew and soup. Desserts are being made and beer is being purchased. All seems fine and dandy, right?

No. Two things are weighing on my mind.
1: We are moving an hour away from Boston and there are NO fro-yo places near by. Matt and I have gone twice this week and we plan on going tonight and tomorrow night, just so I can get my last fix in.
2: Remember that big closet I wrote about? Well, there are no shelves or racks in there. Since Matt and I are purchasing the house brand new, the closet is just blank open space. What the heck am I going to do? How can I convince Matt that I REALLY someone to come in and fix my closet up? Yeah, I know, its not going to happen.

Does anyone else have any concerns lately? Mine are rather minimal, but are there other concerns out there that you have?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Color Run

I can't wait! My friends and I signed up for this run that is taking place in Amesbury, MA. I do not plan on making amazing timing, I am mostly doing this for the experience with my best friends. I plan on getting covered in paint from head to toe and having a blast with my ladies.

I have one simple fear. What if I open my mouth and accidentally swallow some of the paint?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Buying a Treadmill (dreadmill)

As you might know, Matt and I recently purchased a new house. It is about 45 minutes south of Boston which makes the commute a bit longer but it is exactly what we are looking for. I really enjoy having guests over and the kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests.

But, as beautiful as the house is, its in the middle of nowhere. A mile down the street is a state park that has beautiful trails but our road has no sidewalks and it is a winding road. So, we decided that it would not be safe to run early in the morning on our road, and it would not be safe to run the trails at five in the morning alone, and because of this we purchased a treadmill. I am not very excited to run on a treadmill but I know that it is a better idea.

If you are a runner, what do you prefer? Running outside or inside?

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Blog Name...

I have come to the conclusion that I should change my blog name.

Busy Girl in a Student's World. Let's start with the four major things I have going on right now...

1:) Full time student
2:) Getting married in five months/planning my wedding
3:) Just bought a house, now moving in two weeks
4:) working 30 hours a week


Sunday, March 18, 2012

One year later...

One year ago, Matt proposed to me while on vacation in D.C. We were walking along the Potomac River and he pointed to a field of daffodil's that were in full bloom. After a few minutes, Matt walked over to me and proposed in an extremely romantic way. So, for Spring break, we decided to relive the moment and head back down to D.C. As cheesy as this might sound, we reenacted the whole day and it was amazing. Here is a photo from the same daffodil field that he proposed in...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Kiss My Fannie, Fannie Mae

I’m going to be overly dramatic for a minute here. Please excuse me while I go outside and scream, stomp my feet, and throw snow at random people.  Brushes hands off. Much, much better.


Purchasing a home is driving me MAD.  Why is it so difficult? Why are there bidding wars going on for a home that has been on the market for 3 months? Why is the bank taking FOREVER to get back to us on our final offer?  Shouldn’t purchasing a home be a bit more pleasant than this? Matt and I are really about to throw in the towel on this particular house that we want. It has all of the criteria that we are looking for but we feel like the bank is dragging us around in circles. We put an offer in on the house on Tuesday and the next day we hear there is a bidding war going on and they want us to put in our best offer AGAIN. Are they doing this just to make more money off the house? Are there really that many people putting down offers on this house?

I’m really trying to think positive but I would hate to see this house slip through our fingers, we just know that putting down more than we can afford would not benefit us at all.  So, in the meantime, we sit here quietly and wait for an answer. Well, Matt is pretty calm about it, but I think I need to go throw some more snow. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Keeping Healthy Habits While On Vacation

California has beautiful mountains, lovely views, and delicious red wine. California also has beautiful self-serve frozen yogurt shops, lovely desserts, and delicious coffee shops. All of these combined can make healthy eating habits on vacation difficult to keep.

            I recently came back from a trip out to California for Brandynn’s (muffin #2) bridal extravaganza. I always find it hard to maintain healthy habits while on vacation but I try to balance it the best I can. Now, don’t get me wrong, I visited Yogurtland (self –serve-frozen yogurt? SIGN ME UP) at least four times during the six days I was there. Every night we enjoyed glasses of red wine and bottles were polished off, quickly. At one event there was a chocolate fondue fountain that had banana bread and Vanilla Wafers to dip, and as you might guess, I was ALL over it.  But, I knew that if I allowed myself to over indulge, I would regret it when the stomach bloat hit and the lethargic sugar crash came.

            Finding a healthy way to balance your exercise and eating habits is not an easy feat. It has taken me an entire year to develop these habits, and it has taken me five years to lose 36 pounds. Will six days of eating cause me to gain back 36 pounds? Absolutely not. But I know what works for my body and healthy habits are the way to go.

In the morning Brandynn and I would wake up before everyone else and lace up our running shoes. We would finish 4-5 miles and get back to the house just as everyone was waking up. If I did not fit in my run in the morning, I would never have gotten the chance to fit in my exercise. I made sure that it was a priority and part of the daily agenda. There was one night in particular where I had copious amounts of red wine, and when my alarm went off at 7:30, I hit snooze and slept a wonderful extra hour and had taken the day off from running. After all, I was on vacation, and I was enjoying myself.

There were many nights of blueberry pie offerings and brownies being put out on display, but I knew that I was not hungry and I turned them down. Brandynn always made sure to add salads with every meal that her family prepared and I made sure to get my greens in every day. I felt that even the small choices make a big difference.

I am not an expert and I do not claim to know the secrets to healthy living, but I know what works for me. What are your thoughts on keeping healthy habits while on vacation?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Locker Room Etiquette

Beep! Beep! Beep!
My alarm goes off at 5:00 A.M. and I hit the snooze button at least twice. I stumble out of bed, tripping over my dogs body as he excitedly walks around me. I brush my teeth half asleep and quickly change into my gym clothes, kissing Matt and grabbing my gym bag on the way out the door. On my ride to the gym I question my sanity because, let's face it, it's winter and its freaking cold outside.
At 5:30 A.M. I am at the gym setting up my spot in Body Pump. During this time I will typically be doing squats while the instructor plays Ke$ha. One would think listening to Ke$ha at 5:45 in the morning is painful enough but no, the painful part is the locker room after my class.

Now, let me explain.

We were born naked. If I lived on a deserted island I would most likely walk around with no clothes on. I've done my fair share of skinny dipping, and believe it or not, I even shower naked. Suffice to say, I do not see anything wrong with nudity.
But, I do have a strong opinion on nudity when it comes to the locker room at my gym. There are women of all ages that work out at my gym and come into the locker room to shower and get ready. They go to their respected area of the locker room and get dressed and ready for the day ahead. But there are a select few women who walk the locker room nude for at least 30 minutes. They dry their hair naked, they stretch naked, they approach you and compliment your underwear while they are standing there (yes, this has happened to me), completely naked. Why do these women insist on walking the locker room completely nude for extended periods of time? Am I the only one that finds this a bit extreme? Or am I just being ridiculous?

Honest answers are excepted and encouraged!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bits About Me

I’m Sarah and there a few things you should know about me:

1: I’m engaged to the man of my dreams. Hopefully he feels the same way about me after this semester is over.

2: I enjoy Kit Kats. The word enjoy doesn’t even come close to doing my feelings justice, but let’s just leave it at that until you get to know me more. I do not want to scare you away with my first post.

3: I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning. If my schedule slightly changes and I am not able to have it, I go a bit crazy. My fiancé thinks I have a Type A personality, I say no way!

4: I have two best friends, Muffin #1 and Muffin#2. If you think I sound crazy, just be thankful you have never had to be in a car with us.
Muffin#2 (Brandynn)

Muffin #1 (Steph)

5: The food that collects in the drain after you wash the dishes makes me want to vomit. I will never clean it out, ever, unless I will get a Kit Kat.

6: I believe in living a healthy life style that consists of balance. On weekends I can usually be found eating my way through Brandynn’s (Muffin#2) latest dessert. In my opinion, a little bit of dessert means balance.

Is that all there is to know about me? Absolutely not! But as my blog posts become more frequent I hope to give everyone a glimpse into my life and the way I live it. Not everyone will agree with my choices or opinions but I hope to give people insight into what it’s like to be a hungry girl in a world that strives to be healthy!