Thursday, November 3, 2011

save the dates are out!

on april 7, 2012 sean and i will become man & wife!! to let everyone know we teamed up with my bff and super talented designer karen kurycki to create unique save the date postcards. sean and i spent an hour on the floor of our favorite antique shop flipping through boxes of old florida postcards to find the best 100. then he worked with karen to create a stamp with all the info needed. she added the illustrations of us - which is my favorite part! she also came over and embossed the back of EVERY postcard. the following week i embossed a "hi." stamp on the front, sean stuck on the stamps and out the door they went. next up, invitations!

i only have eyes for you

how genius is this halloween costume! super easy play on the hilarious internet meme chicks with steve buscemi eyes. why didn't i think of this?! see more meme costumes here.


sean and i were the big bad wolf & red riding hood this year!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

the selby: abagail ahern, designer in london

i wawnt this woman's life, house, garden, job, car & dog.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Monday, August 15, 2011

new life, new house

the owners of the home we've been renting for over two years finally found buyers, which means it's time for us to go. luckily we found a super cute little bungalow right around the corner that will be perfect for our next stage in life, ie. saving money for a wedding, house and kids. looking back, i feel like the goldilocks of houses as we've gone from small to big to just right.


2nd floor of a house


full house + yard work


small house + yardwork

looking forward to making this new place our own. planning to paint, sell a lot of furniture and go for a simple, light and airy style. less stress, more fun!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

slytherin to something more comfortable . . .

and watch this video.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Thursday, July 7, 2011

monkey with a camera

this monkey stole a photogs camera, and my heart

via the telegraph

Monday, June 27, 2011

LOVE this girl's hair

via jemibook

Friday, June 3, 2011

google chrome commericals

both of these commericals made me tear up the first time i saw them. great message!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

crazy, stupid, love me some ryan gosling

yes pls! comes out july 29

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

365 photos in 365 days!

april 1, 2010

$1 dollar slices

april 1, 2011

$1 bills (counting our charity money)

wow! just realized that I DID IT! today is the anniversary of my first-ever "photo of the day" project. 365 photos in 365 days! i'm actually really proud of myself, taking pictures is easy, but a year is a long time even though they always seem to go by so fast. this is a great way to look back on all of the things i've done this year. there are pictures of me, my friends, family and pets. pictures from mexico, boston, melbourne, orlando, jacksonville, atlanta, portland and bend. pictures at home, at work, in restaurants, in stores and outdoors.

click here to see all of my daily photos from april 1, 2010 - april 1, 2011.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

best wedding photo ever

sean can we pleeeeease get this photo done? more awkward wedding photos here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

paul deen riding things

i can't stop laughing at paulda deen riding things. GENIUS I TELL YOU!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

adele singing in her home

beautiful song & a glimpse into her life and home. love it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

the worst moments are your best opportunity

That's how we judge you and how we remember you.

You are presumed to be showing us your real self when you are on deadline, have a headache, are facing a customer service meltdown, haven't had a good night's sleep, are facing an ethical dilemma, are momentarily in power, are caught doing something when you thought no one else was looking, are irritable, have the opportunity to extract revenge, are losing a competition or are truly overwhelmed.

What a great opportunity to tell the story you'd like us to hear about you.

via seth godin

Thursday, March 3, 2011

music to my ears: new dodo's album

sean is my music detective. he always finds the goods.

to do: glitter done

via jemibook

i want to go to there

i also love the name: minnehaha falls

parenthood on nbc

sean & i are obsessed with parenthood. this week's episode made my cry A LOT, but i loved every minute of it because it's such an emotionally honest portrayal of family, love and real life. it's also very well-written & well-rounded touching on love, divorce, illness, race, cheating, new relationships, old relationships, children, parents, siblings, careers, etc. can't say enough about it, but if you don't already watch it, start now!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

happy birthday greg willis

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Monday, February 28, 2011

my favorite oscar fashions

bravo to cate blanchett in this lilac Givenchy Haute Couture silk chiffon gown that was embroidered with leather pearls and crystals.

mrs. ryan adams looks adorable in a Monique Lhuillier gown.

mila kunis looked absolutely stunning in her lilac Elie Saab Haute Couture that's fresh off the runway.

jennifer lawrence wore a bright red Calvin Klein Collection dress that was made for her by Francisco Costa.

via perez

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

sean & sarah: the proposal

saturday morning on my 28th birthday sean made french toast, we did some stuff around the house, i ran a few errands and grabbed lunch w/ sean's cousin & then left for my hair appt at hawthorn. i called sean after & he said i wasn't allowed to come home yet . . . so i went to intuition ale works to celebrate amber's birthday with a HUGE beer. whoops! got texts from sean wondering where i was, so i headed home.

when i arrived at home he was standing on the porch w/ a nice shirt & tie, our pups and a bottle of champagne. before he let me in the house he said "i redecorated a little." at first i thought, ooh! maybe he bought a new coffee table like we've been talking about? then i saw all of the photos & banners he'd hung around the living room and burst into happy tears almost immediately.

cry, smile, kiss, cry, smile, kiss. sean said something about "normally you'd go to a special place to do this, but we don't really have a special place. then i thought, all of these (pointing to the pics of us together, on vacation, etc) are our special places" and next thing i knew i was saying yes and the ring was on my finger! and what a ring it is :) i'm obsessed!!

after we calmed down, sean said "if anyone asks, i got down on one knee" and i said "oh uh uh" took off the ring and made him ask me again proper style. (i said yes.) we called our parents, out of town friends, etc. i told my mom not to tell my dad b/c i would see him the next day and wanted to surprise him! then we started getting ready for our dinner reservation at orsay before we met up with friends at dos gatos. little did i know . . .

as we were walking back to our table at orsay the hostess got on her headset and said "we're in the hallway." i was like "wait. what? who is she talking to? what's going on?!" i started crying even before they opened the double doors to the private dining room where sean had organized a special dinner w/ his parents, sister & cousin, my parents, aunt & grandfather, and five of my best girlfriends & their boyfriends!

i had just talked to several of these people, including my mom who i told not to say anything to my dad - turns out he was standing right next to her when i called! i was SO excited to have all of these people i love in one room on such an amazing and memorable night. i'm still so impressed with sean's planning and thoughtfulness in putting all of this together for me. apparently he'd had the ring since october & asked both of my parents for their blessing months or weeks in advance! needless to say, i'm a very happy & lucky girl! i love sean more each day & i can't wait to be mrs. sarah collins!!

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