Category: Life

through the lens of gratitude

Like many things, the day that practicing gratitude became a reality in my life was not a day where I set out to make it happen.  Instead, I decided to take a photo at the turn of each hour one day. I did it because I was tired and bored and felt like I would…

and she laughs without fear of the future

Every year since 2012 I’ve wanted to write about the significance of this date. I never know where to start, so I’ve never done it. So this year, five years later, I will just write. I did not know what an impact my friend Carrie would have on my life. We saw each other often…

when I’m overwhelmed

Let me take you on a little tour of my home right now. We’ll start at the side door; the place where most people are greeted when they come into our house. There is an ever-present box or bag for the thrift store. The remains of our camping trip over a week ago and the…

on love and losses

When I met my husband, we decided after about one week of dating that we were exclusively dating each other.  About three months later, right before Thanksgiving, we decided to get married. Eight months after that we were married. The first child, our first daughter, arrived in the world *almost* exactly five years to the day from…

July 20, 2017

We’ve all had them, haven’t we? The phone call or we-have-to-talk talk that flips your world around. Unfortunately, with my cynical nature and experience, I am wont to panic as soon as anyone wants to tell me anything. And when your mom is being treated for breast cancer and you are about to close on…

why Mae

I’m Sarah and this is my blog. That’s where “Sarah” comes in. As for Mae… I was heavily influenced during my formative years by my maternal grandmother, Elsie Mae (called Mae), a seamstress and all-around renaissance woman. It was my belief that she could do anything. I know that the “I could fix/make/do that!” fiber…