Sunday, November 29, 2009

I have not mentioned it in a while, but purses I do still sell.
Visit my sister site, SARAH SELLZ
to check out the selection.
Thicker "fattie" flat wallets are now available.

SARAH SELLZ will be at the
Newton Holiday Bazaar this Saturday at the
Community Center in Newton, 9-4

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Harrison is turning one!

My little Prince will be one year old tomorrow.
Thanksgiving day--talk about something to be thankful for!

One year ago

Happy Birthday my sweet boy!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Almost one month later.

Halloween pictures.
Jack went as "nerdy business guy". He even had business cards to pass out.
He kind of looked more like Alfalfa from the Little Rascals. He had NO clue who that was.
I need to try to rectify that quickly. Little Rascals are a must see!

Look at my sweet little lamb!
Prince Harry was just the cutest thing.

Check out these little monsters


Friday, November 20, 2009

Please O, say it ain't so!

Word has it that today my hero and queen, OPRAH will announce that her show will end in September of 2011.

It's a very sad day.
How will I know what to read and who to vote for?
She's an inspiration.
An American success story of the best kind.
I love you OPRAH.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here's what

My friend Lisa has a blog Lisa's Fresh Hell. I have it linked on my little blog roll on the right hand side of my blog, but for some reason it does not go to the top when updated.

Her blog is fresh, funny, thoughtful, honest, and so well written.

Give it a look see.

I personally just can't wait to see what kind of fresh hell she will introduce us to next.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


That's right, 200,000 visits to my litte ole blog
To celebrate, I had a little give away (see post below).
The winners (drawn randomly) were:
Rick Lindemann
Rebekah Gosnell
Mindy Browning
one Bounce dryer bar and fresher smelling laundry is headed your way!
Congrats and thanks to all who played!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The big 200,000!

As you can see by the hit counter at the right of the screen, SARAH SEZ has had almost 200,000 visits!

To celebrate I'm giving away 3 bounce dryer bars. I love these things. Will never go without one in my dryer again. If you don't have one yet, here's your chance. If you do have one, here's a chance to get a refill.

You can enter up to three times by answering the questions below.
One answer per comment.
1. Say you won 10 million dollars in the lottery, after paying off all your bills and donating to charity and all that good stuff, what's the first fun thing you would buy for yourself?
2. What are your three favorite movies?
You know, the movies that you can watch over and over and never get sick of.
3. Say you have not had anything to eat all day and you are starving.
How many Big Macs do you think you would be able to eat?
because I know you are just dying to know my answers, here they are:
1. A home fountain soda machine that dispenses diet coke only and has the Freeze style gravel ice.
2. Dirty Dancing
Old School
3. 5
Contest closes when the hit counter reaches 200,000. I'll them randomly choose the three winners (maybe someone will win all three).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Read that, reading this, gonna read this

I just read this
I know people like Jodi Picoult. This is the 5th or 6th book of hers that I have read. Her writing style is becoming more and more familiar to me and less and less likable. This book was about a woman who loses her husband in a car accident. She is left to mother her 2 year old daughter alone. Luckily the police officer who was at the scene of the accident remains in her life and what do you know, they fall in love and get married. He is wonderful and the only father her daughter ever knows. To finish off the nursery of the baby they are expecting years later, a questionable homeless type man is hired. He ends up killing her husband and daughter. She has the baby and it's a girl. Years later the little girl needs a heart transplant. The only heart that will work is the heart of the man who murdered her father and sister and may or may not be the reincarnation of Jesus. He's on death row and wants to donate his heart, perhaps it will make things right. Kind of sounds like a special 3 parter of Grey's Anatomy staring Eric Stoltz doesn't it? Sounds like I am giving away too much? Don't worry, this is all in the first two chapters. I'm going to give this book a 6.5/10. I read it all, but the entire time it felt like I had been there done that. All of her books are starting to read that way to me. I'm taking a Jodi Picoult break.
Right now in preparation for the movie, I'm reading The Blindside. I'm almost finished. It's a lot more technical football stuff than I expected, but a great story. I can't wait to see the movie!
I'm getting ready to read this
I've read it before, in fact I've read it more than once, but it's been at least 5 years so I'm going to read it again. It's on my favorite book list, but as your life changes, I think probably the books you love are different as well. I am interested to see if this book touches me as much now as it did then.

Want to read it with me? Get a copy of the book (it's available in paperback for around $7) and start reading (it's a pretty long book).
I'll post something after the first of the year and we can discuss the book.

Monday, November 9, 2009

In mourning

Saturday we lost Jed (the fish). After his escape from the jaws of death the week before, this past week was a gift.

Thanks for all of your concern.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for gift cards to chips and sauce. Jed would have wanted it that way.

Happy Fall y'all

A few weeks ago we took the boys up to the Diel deer cabin/pond to take some Fall pictures. I wanted to get a good one of the two of them (and one of Prince Harry in his cute new pumpkin hat) to use for a Fall photo card. It's REALLY hard to get two kids to sit still and pose for a picture. Even harder outside when there's lots of stuff to look at and put in your mouth! Anyhoo, here's a few cute ones.

Monday, November 2, 2009

He's ALIVE!!!!!

Remember our fish? Rocky and the twins Jed and Julie?

Julie passed away a couple of weeks ago and this past weekend we had a close call with Jed.

Friday morning Jed was not moving much at all. He was just pretty much laying at the bottom of the tank. I was fairly certain that it was going to be his last day with us. I was uncertain as to what my options were. I wanted to help Jed. I knew he had not been himself since he had lost his twin. I was pretty sure that the Newton Vet Clinic would not really appreciate a fish related emergency call plus Jed had signed a DNR. He had made his wishes known. No heroic life saving measures. It seemed that another fish funeral was to be held in our bathroom and it was time to pull out the black leotard.

Friday night I checked on Jed before we left to go out for round one of trick or treating. It looked like he was headed to that big fishbowl in the sky.

When we returned from trick or treating and put the royalty to bed, I checked on Jed. It appeared that he had passed away. I told Cliff and he callously told me to flush him. Since Jed was actually Jack's fish (even though I have taken over the care, feeding, and all legal issues regarding the fish) I decided I would remove him from the tank and put him in the freezer so Jack could be around for the funeral/flushing.

I got out the net and attempted to remove Jed who was laying on his side not moving on the bottom of the tank and then a funny thing happened. I got Jed into the net and he moved. JED WAS ALIVE!!!!!! It was a Halloween miracle! I got out a bowl of water and put Jed into it. He started swimming slowly and by the next morning seemed fine. We cleaned the tank (ok, Cliff cleaned it, I am not in charge of that part of their care, I make to many messes while filling the tank with water) and replaced Jed and Rocky.

3 days later Jed is still with us and seems pretty much back to normal. I've learned that Jed's a fighter. I think he's got a lot of swim left in him and I am so glad I'm going to be around to see it. After this, I think the next time I am at Wal-Mart I am going to pick Jed up one of those fish castles. He deserves it.

Covered Bridge Fest '09

Columbus Day was celebrated this year with a trip to the Covered Bridge Festival. Myself, along with my friends Holly and Jamee had a top notch good old time.

I had not been in a few years. The festival has grown in size since the last time I had visited, but shrunk in quality.

One thing that had not changed was the food. I think that was the real reason we went. The selection was great, but Holly and I both came for one thing............................
The apple dumplin'
(makes you drool just looking at it)
The famous Covered Bridge old school ham and cheese sandwich
these were the only food pics I took, we also had soup in a bread bowl, ham and beans made in a huge iron witches cauldron type thing, and homemade root beer, I wish I would have gotten one of the worlds best pretzel that I was fortunate enough to eat--made by the Amish of course (what is it about those Amish?), but no picture could do it justice, I dream of that pretzel

uh huh
and, we all bought stuff at this stand
I think Jamee got her stuff for 1/2 off and
Holly and I for 50% off

broom corn

I did not buy this shirt.

All in all a fantastic time.
I think it is now a yearly event.
I'm counting the days until I can have another one of those pretzels.