January 30, 2009

See ya!

We're off to take our big for his first Disneyland vacay. Just a quick two day trip, I hope he loves it. I must admit I adore the contrived perfectness of it all. Not a piece of trash in sight and the flowers are always gorgeous.

Wish us luck that the rides aren't too scary and the food isn't too gross. Any big plans for you this weekend?

[get posters here]

January 29, 2009

I'm feeling a little blue

But so not in a bad way. Kinda just loving the pale blue that makes you want to relax.

Just have a cocktail, then take a nice long bath.

After which I would have to snuggle in with a good book, natch.

Doesn't that just sound delicious?

[images via Southern Accents, Living Etc. & Cote de Texas]

January 28, 2009


I know she looks kinda stupid in this picture but I have to admit she's really growing on me. Thoughts?

Ok and for those of you that watch the oh so trashtastic Real Housewives do you all just want to punch Shane for talking to his mother like that? Seriously, what is his problem?

Simple girly

Can you tell I'm feeling girly lately? I think it must be Valentine's Day.
[image via Desire to Inspire]

January 27, 2009

Clean up

So today I spent a few hours cleaning and I still feel as though nothing is done. As I tidy up, vacuum, load dishes and fold laundry I notice that ewwwh my baseboards are gross. Then I look around some more and notice that I really need to dust. Seriously, I wonder will this cleaning bit ever end? I know that you need to stay on top of things and I try to do that but some days it feels like no matter how much I work there is always another mess to be cleaned. I'm sure a lot of that has to do with the two small people living with us but they're OK so we'll let it slide.

So how much time each day do you devote to housework? Are you fastidious or a bit lax when it comes to cleaning? What is your must do before you go to bed?

Spring in my step

I just love the pink and green fresh colors in this room. Doesn't it just scream Spring?

[image via House Beautiful]

January 26, 2009

Angel wings

I loved the one that Jordan made, so I was excited when I found this on Etsy. Now I just need to find a baby so I can buy one.

January 25, 2009

Love Mix

Cassette tapes bring me back to the good ole' days which is why I love this little Love Mix bag. I loved making mixed tapes with my friends, my favorites were the ones we would make for summer and spring breaks. Fun memories that's for sure.

Don't you think it would be so cute with a Valentine inside?

January 24, 2009

I love muscles!

One of my neighbors has one of these except in black. I secretly love it and and want to drive all over town in it pretending to be Kelly Garrett.

January 23, 2009

Do you ever have days like that?

I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, I just hate that. I think I'll go get a cup of coffee and maybe I will be feeling more cheery in a bit.

[photograph by Imogen Cunningham via After Image Gallery]

January 22, 2009

Looks like Heaven

Pavlova is my most favorite dessert, I always request it instead of a cake for my birthday. Look what I found, a chocolate one - YUM! I know it won't replace my love for the classic but I need to find a reason to make it pronto.

[recipe via Martha]

January 21, 2009

What's in a name?

OK I need some help and I thought who better to come to than you! As many of you know I'm a Pilates instructor and I teach at a local studio [which I LOVE] but every now and again I get a request to teach privates with friends or family. So this year I've decided to make that happen by setting myself up with some business cards if someone is interested. So I need to come up with a name for my teeny little venture.

I'm not looking to be the next Mari Windsor or anything; but if a neighbor asks and doesn't want to make the drive to the studio I teach at I would love to be able to do it myself at their home. So please help, I'm taking any and all suggestions! You can comment or email me at sarahsfabday[at]gmail[dot]com.

Rockett St. George

Have you checked out Rockett St. George? If not do it, fun stuff.

January 20, 2009

Stop it already!

Seeing this movie poster with Renee Zellweger's pursed lips makes me not want to see the flick. I know it's silly, stupid and a bit immature but this face that she makes drives me crazy. If I see her in a movie I'm always completely distracted by her wacky expressions.

I don't mind her acting but...ugh, I can't seem to get past it. Am I alone in this kind of weirdness?

January 19, 2009


This Dolce & Gabbana Coin Charm Necklace looks a little like a twisty jewelry mess and I LOVE it.

[image via Elle]

Happy Monday

It's Monday and this print says it all! Have a fun, fun day!

January 18, 2009


I just saw this on Material Girls and I know it sounds lame but I'm going to be dreaming of this chair tonight. I wish I could wriggle my nose and a pair would magically appear.

C'mon admit it, am I the only one who literally dreams about furniture? I really, really like shoes and handbags but any coveting dreams are usually reserved for furniture. What makes you lose sleep at night?

January 16, 2009

Happy weekend and may the force be with you!

So after a long day of procrastination I really need to get to it! My big's 5th birthday is tomorrow and I have to admit it's a little bittersweet. When kids turn 5 they all of the sudden seem older and I don't know if I'm ready for that. We are getting ready for a Star Wars birthday party tomorrow with family and for his big "tada" we are taking him to Disneyland at the end of the month. So Mama has a lot to do!

So I need to get to cleaning and head to the groc. What's on the agenda for you this weekend?
[image via Flickr]

Oh the chair

While the magnolia in the photo is so pretty I'm really just digging the chair behind it.

[image via House Beautiful]

January 15, 2009

Candy stripes

I'm dreaming of the beach and it's gorgeous here, 70's. So I know it's kinda like looking a gift horse in the mouth but who doesn't love the beach? I have a little obsession with changing houses maybe because I've never seen them in person, it must be an East coast thing. I love this one with it's girly candy stripes. I just wish the railing was all one color though then it would be totally perfect.

[image via NY Times]

January 14, 2009

I'll take Hawaii

Right now I'm dreaming of going to Hawaii, one of my girlfriends is there now and I'm totally jealy. One of my favorite vacations ever was The Big Island and we stayed here.

Isn't it gorge? Its a Frank Lloyd Wright design adapted by Taliesin Architects for the Hawaii location. It's as cool inside as it out, all of the furnishings were FLW designed too. I'm dreaming of it now, a cool house to stay in at night and nice sandy beaches during the day. Doesn't it sound divine?

[I grabbed the photo and didn't save the photographer, so if it's yours let me know ASAP and I'll link ya.]

January 13, 2009

Pretty, pretty.

Today is crazy so I'll just post something pretty from the fabulous Windsor Smith.
Have a good one!

January 12, 2009

Bloggers Pre-Sale

Pieces of Atlanta is offering an extra 30% off [yep that's what I said] if you mention Sarah's Fab Day today through the 14th. Yippeee! We all love a good sale and I would love to use the discount on this pillow.

Live and in person

One of the coolest invitations ever! A bride and groom had the artists who print the posters for the Grand Ol' Opry make their wedding invite, j'adore.

[image via Southern Weddings]

January 11, 2009

Yay for Kate!

Kate Winslet is one of my favorite actresses she's brilliant in every role she plays. Gorgeous but still approachable and perfectly flawed. Congrats to her for 2 Golden Globe wins, so exciting.

January 10, 2009

Twists or braids?

I know the twists are the it hairdo but I'm still fawning over braids. Especially when they look like the ones shown at Lela Rose Spring 2009.

[image via Elle]

January 9, 2009

I still haven't done it

Here is another of my favorite closets. I love the light fixture and the wallpaper, adorbs. Alas, I still have not completed my closet makeover. This weekend. Promise!

[image via House Beautiful]

January 8, 2009

Thanks Martha

Sometimes I wonder whatever did we do before we had Martha? The boys made a couple of these today and it was the perfect little afternoon activity. Totally easy and totally adorable, my kind of project.

[All puppets can be found here...I know, I know.]

January 7, 2009

Gallery wall

I got a West Elm catalog in yesterday's mail and was pleasantly surprised by the art prints they are selling. Bright, graphic and colorful. I know not super individual but I have to admit I'm digging the look.

Catch all

I've decided that my car needs a basket one that hops in with me in the morning and heads back inside when we're home. I can set it by the door so I can throw in anything that I will need for the day, returns, forms, snacks for the kids, etc. Not to mention while we're out I can put anything into the basket that I don't want to lose [or stuff in my handbag] to make sure it actually makes it out of the car.

Here are a few baskets that have my fancy. I can't decide big or one that flattens.

All baskets from The Container Store.

January 6, 2009

Arrange it

I'm insanely jealous of those that can just whip up a little vignette and have it look like perfection. I want all my goodies placed just so on my tables and in my bookcases. I feel like mine are always a work in progress and nothing special.
How does one come up with the sublime mix? It's always so hard finding just the thing with the perfect scale. I feel like I have tons of odds and ends and I hate it when my stuff looks like a jumble. So it goes back into storage waiting for it's shining moment; that I can tell you almost never comes.

I'm pretty sure I need styling lessons from these talented peeps. You know who I'm talking about, the always flawless Anna and Eddie.

[images from the Styling King and Queen]

January 5, 2009

Thank goodness

Just as I thought I was about to go crazy with nothing new on TV...
You're back, I've missed you.

Blog Crush: Collecting

The Collecting post at Style Court is full of information and gorgeous photos like this one, j'adore.
Check it out here.

January 2, 2009

One of these days

While I'm at it with the closet maybe I should do the pantry and my spice cabinets. It's times like these that I wish I were a bit more OCD.

[image via Southern Living]

Check us out

Rikki at The Invitation Lady has spruced up her blog and has some fun things coming up in 2009 so please check us out.
[image courtesy of The Invitation Lady]

January 1, 2009

To your fabulous new year!

Here's to a new year, let's make it a good one!

Hugs and cheers!


[image via Epicurious]