November 30, 2010

Love it :: Photo Wreath

I think this photo wreath is the cutest thing going.

{image via Decor8}

November 29, 2010

Shopbop Giveaway :: Alice + Olivia

Just in time for the holidays! Shopbop is giving away a $100 gift card right here on Sarah's Fab Day. Whoo hoo, right?! Gotta love a giveaway and just in time for getting something cute for those holiday parties. If I were picking I would choose one of these bitchin Alice + Olivia jackets...or maybe one of their dresses, I don't know. They're all fabulous!

And to make sure we follow all the rules go ahead and leave a comment with your favorite from the following Shopbop categories. Flats, Tapeet, Thigh High Boots or Designer Clothing Sale.

Oh and very important - please make sure you leave an email address or make sure your profile is linked so I can contact you if you win.

To make things fun if you decide to blog or tweet about the $100 gift card you can link it and get two more chances to win.

The contest ends December 8th.

The icky portion, the restrictions: • No affiliate codes. (If you're part of Shopbop's affiliate program, you can't get credit for this post.)• No Pennsylvania bloggers. (International is great! Shopbop offers free worldwide delivery in 3 days or less!)

November 28, 2010

Whatcha been doing?

If you're like me there's been a lot of eating and decorating going on. But it all started Tuesday with Big's Thanksgiving Feast and him starring as Safe Boy in an original first grade fire safety play.

{Big brushing up on his lines for the play}

Followed up with Wednesday cooking and Thursday's traditional family and turkey eating day. The big day of course has no pictures, oops.
{Insert photo here: Pretend it's me eating a gigantic plate of starchy food}
Then there's Friday's ASU game. Dad took both Big and Little to the game and I went home and started the decorations. Seriously how lucky am I? I almost felt guilty going home from tailgating all alone.

{The fab four, Littles with their cousins}
{Oh and yes if you're wondering Little beats to his own drummer. He's sporting the Eminem look}

Then there was the Friday night tree decorating, (as you can see most of the ornaments are concentrated at the bottom), Christmas song singing, hot chocolate drinking extravaganza. Whew, I was tired after all of that but it's a four day marathon people, we have lots to do!

Saturday morning my sweet sister came over and kindly offered (well I pushed her out the door) to take the kids to the park so Mr. SFD and I could get all of the Christmas boxes back up in storage. In honor of Christmas being out and boxes put away Mr. made some Merry Christmas Margaritas. After a little afternoon lie in watching a movie we decided to go head to downtown Tempe to go to their local light parade. Thankfully we got there early to snag some front row seats.
{Me and my sweet sister who will put up with me and my shrimps}

To round out the weekend on Sunday we went to church, we had a family birthday party, a holiday decorating pit stop at my sister-in-law's and then we went to my parents to decorate gingerbread boys and their tree. Whew. You tired yet?

{Their masterpieces}

{Big is quite the helper this year}

{Little decided that his Aunt's phone is far more fun than decorating}

I know it sounds like a lot but I have to tell you I (almost) enjoyed every minute of it. I don't know about you but my kids are ba-nanas right now with their excitement over the holidays. Even though I may get a little testy I just try to remember how exciting this time is for them. Right? I just need to keep repeating this mantra. Anyways I've really just come away from this family weekend, super thankful and happy. I hope yours was just as good!

November 23, 2010

Sweet Paul

This is hands down my favorite Fall image that I've seen this season.

Thank you Sweet Paul.

November 22, 2010

Eat it :: Oatmeal

I kind of fall in and out with oatmeal but when I read the way she makes it, it makes me want to try it! I just wonder if I could convince anyone else to eat it besides myself.

Maybe topped with the Roasted Pear & Apple Sauce recipe from my new cookbook?

November 20, 2010

Dillon Kyle

I spotted this house on Desire to Inspire by Dillon Kyle Architecture and now I have a major case of house envy.

You know me all anyone has to do is have some barn doors in their home and I have home envy. These are the perfect shade of grey no? I wonder who the designer and photo stylist were on this project?

November 18, 2010

The Invitation Lady

Have I told you that I'm back over at The Invitation Lady on Tuesdays and Thursdays?

Come check us out, we've missed you.

November 16, 2010


Don't worry I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth but I've been quite busy. Along with my 2 hours of daily driving I've been in Kansas City for my sister's wedding, waited in a really long line to get my cookbook signed by Ina Garten and have been working on something pretty fun.

{image via Mary Ruffle}

So in honor of today's busy day I thought you all might like a few good things I've seen around the web.
Fun candy.

Some of the most gorgeously photographed food at Cannelle et Vanille.

Can't figure out what to wear? Copy cat it at Frugal Fashionista.

Modern Tattoos.

November 8, 2010

What's your color?

Still loving black. You?

{images via Garance Dore and House Beautiful}

November 5, 2010

Eat it :: More Pumpkin

You all may be getting tired of my pumpkin love affair but I heard Dorie Greenspan and Michele Norris talking about this pumpkin recipe on All Things Considered today and I couldn't help myself.

Seriously doesn't this look divine? The recipe is called Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good and by the looks of it I'll have to agree. You'll have to listen to the segment the way they talk about crispy bacon and the dish in general will make you swoon.

November 4, 2010

Hugs are good

I saw this today on Arianna Belle and had to share it. Simple and sweet, there's nothing better than that.
{photography by Elizabeth Messina}

Kiss your loved ones and hold them tight today friends

November 3, 2010

I adore November

Hi friends, how is your November treating you so far? Is everyone up their ears in the Fall deliciousness? I'm going to pretend it's nice and chilly (instead of a warm 92, grrr) tonight I'll be dining alfresco and I'll cross my fingers that I can wear a sweater or better yet my leopard faux fur jacket. Please tell me what you do to get ready for the upcoming holidays. Are you a planner or a procrastinator like myself? I keep wishing that someday I'll wake up with the organized gene. Maybe later I'll get around to putting away the Halloween decorations...maybe.

On another totally unrelated note I need your help. I don't often talk about my spiritual self because this blog is usually a place for pretty things and random musings but sometimes I just need to go there you know? A classmate of Big and also one of his best pals needs your prayers. I won't go into specifics but he suffering from a very serious medical condition and any prayers or positive energy sent toward him and his family would be so appreciated. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
{image from Junkgarden via Mary Ruffle}

November 1, 2010

Warm and Nesty

I really, really want to feel all warm and nesty but I haven't quite gotten to that point yet. I need a little more chill in the air to wear boots and crave hot chocolate. Is it silly that I get jealous of other places because I know they're already wearing boots? Oh Fall... Now with Halloween already over the next couple of months come at you like a ton of bricks. It's ok though I'm looking forward to what's coming next!

Yikes, I just realized I forgot to link the photography. As much as I would like to take credit for such lovely photos all these photos are not by me!

{Images via Mary Ruffle, misswallflower flickr, Country Living and We Heart It via Mary Ruffle}