Friday, September 13, 2013


{the sunshine award is given to bloggers who's posts brighten your day}

Leah over at Mrs Mama D nominated me today :) and let me tell you. i couldnt have received such a positive thing at a better time. thank you Leah for helping me smile today! 

here are the rules:
1. include the sunshine award icon in your post (above)
2. link to the person who nominated you
3. answer 10 questions about yourself
4. nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award
5. link your nominees and let them know they've been nominated

here are Leah's questions for her nominees - along with my answers.

1. what is your favorite boy band of all time? something corporate <-- they are my favorite band period. hands down. and i totally love(d) n*sync too.

2. what is your favorite vacation spot? cruising. specifically to the caribbean. i LOVE labadee ( a private island owned by rrcl in haiti) and st. maarten. were obsessed with the ocean over here ;)

3. what is the hardest thing youve ever had to do? 2 things. 1))motherhood/breast feed. i thought we were doing so well. until i found out today crue isnt gaining the weight he should be. my emotions are all over the boards now. 2)) say goodbye/watch my crapa die.

4. wine, beer or mixed drinks? if you asked college sarah - she'd say mixed drinks. dr pepper and rum, pineapple juice and vodka. if you ask "adult" sarah - she'd say wine. but only moscato... though i have to be honest, its been over a year since ive had an alcoholic drink.

5. whats one thing youve been putting off? calling ameda about my stupid squeaking pump.

6. sweet or salty? usually salty... i love chips.

7. if you could go back in time for 24 hours, where would you go and what would you do? id go on our honeymoon cruise again with isaiah.

8. what is your next big goal for yourself? become pregnant again.

9. what is your favorite app on your phone BESIDES the usual social media (twitter, fb, IG)? haha.. i dont think i use any other apps? maybe the white noise app for crue! or ohhh.. postalpix.

10. where is your favorite place to shop, for YOURSELF? pre pregnancy... the gap, asos or the loft. but right now? every store makes me run right back out.

the 10 bloggers i nominate:
1. desiree from Macke Monologues
2. allison from The Boutwell's
3. ap from ILYMTC
4. molly from Stilettos and Diapers
5. kenzie from The Aschraft Bunch
6. brin from Bold Butter Baby
8. kaitlyn from Wifessionals
9. shannon from Life After i Dew
10. aislinn from Ms Baby Makin'

my 10 questions for you are: 
1. what is your biggest joy?
2. what is one of your favorite memories?
3. what is your biggest fear?
4. what is your favorite thing about fall?!
5. what is your favorite thing to wear/wardrobe staple?!
6. youre on a road trip... what cd do you play?
7. favorite quote?
8. favorite thing to buy?
9. dream vacation is... 
10. whats your favorite piece of advice?

i cant wait to hear from you girls and read some responses!


  1. I love St Maarten too! My husband and I have been on a couple cruises. Wonderful way to vacation!

    Breastfeeding is one of the hardest things you will do. You know what's best for you and your baby. Hang in there Mama. Sending you some prayers and good feeding vibes. :)

  2. You're doing a good job momma, don't get too stressed about the breastfeeding. You'll find a good solution, and Crue will get all the nutrients he needs, whatever route you decide. We can email about this topic. :)
    I just posted a Sunshine today. Can I email you my answers? :)
    Love you!

  3. I love that your goal is to get preggers again! :) xo

  4. I love Labadee too :)

    Let me know if you need to talk/vent about breastfeeding. It's definitely a lot of hard work!

  5. You're so sweet, thanks! I don't think I have any other apps either! Haha. Don't stress about the breast feeding! Stress decreases your supply. Have a beer. Seriously. It's supposed to help! You're a fab mommy and I want to be neighbors!!

  6. I love Something Corporate too. They were all super nice when I met them while I was in college. I will never forget the dinner my friends and I shared with them at a local diner. I don't have any kids yet, but I hope breastfeeding gets easier for you. I'm sure your cute little man will be just fine and you'll be giving him what he needs.
    The Traveling Teacher

  7. I was a big Something Corporate fan back in the day! :) Sorry to hear about the breastfeeding. It's the hardest thing in the world, but you are doing a great job no matter what gets decided!

  8. My pediatrician told me my daughter wasn't gaining enough weight too at first. I disagreed because she was gaining, ate frequently and I made plenty of milk. So I talked to a few lactation consultants and found out that the AAP growth charts are based on the 'average' American baby...which is a formula baby, and formula makes babies gain more weight. A exclusively breastfed baby will gain about 4-8 ozs. per week at the beginning. My daughter gained an average of 3.5 ounces a week and now at 8.5 months is gaining about 2 ozs. I think part of our problem too is that I make HUGE babies at birth (my son was 8 lbs, 9 ozs. and my daughter was 9 pounds on the dot), but they aren't big children. My son is now 25-50% in weight and my daughter is now 25% in weight. Don't stress as long as he IS gaining. I'm sure you are doing amazing!!! P.S. - Moscato is all I drink too. :)

  9. So glad you participated!!! Don't beat yourself up over the breastfeeding issue. Only you know what's best for you and your baby. I love your questions, too!! Thanks again for participating!!