A U G U S T - the eighth month of 2017 || spontaneous vacation + randomness

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

L I F E   I N   A U G  U S T -

- A SPONTANEOUS WEEK VACATION (when I say spontaneous I mean one and a half days to pack HALP) but we survived and it was the best thing ever - there will be 180398102312 pics later XD 

- also, I was working on Julia's hack birthday post so I didn't have time to work on my own post a ton BUT the post turned out pretty good so #success

- I worked a lot, wrote basically nothing, started projects for a craft event we are doing, started planning school, went on vacation, bought a new expensive planner to try and organize my crazy life, took 198201398210 pics, ate way too much junk food on vacation, rode on a ferry (IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY AWESOME), watched the eclipse on NASA, and peeled, trimmed and packed basically 2,000 garlics with Julia

(not even joking okay)

W R I T I N G -

lolololol *tiptoes out of room*

R A N D O M   M O M E N T S -

- sleeping in to the exact time you should be leaving for work. From sleeping, I was out the door in legit 10 minutes. no joke. 
- searching all around your room for your phone and then finding it in your pocket 

julia: my arms feel long today
me: ...

summer be like:
me: *lays down to sleep* ah yes this is lovely - *opens eyes .5 seconds later* *is morning already*

*is raining outside*
ju: it looks like it's letting down out there...I mean...up. letting...up...
- when my email got out of control and I ended up deleting 109 emails *cough*

- little sis watching curious george and the scene where they are sleeping in a pile of leaves: they are gonna get ticks in their hair!

little sis: can I have lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of scoops of ice cream? no, wait. Can I have infinity and infinity and infinity and infinity and infinity?

five yr old sis: Look! a lightning bug! *is petting it* he's mine and his is name is Marlin


me: *looks around for phone* *cant find it*
me mentally: it'll turn up.
me: *flops on bed* *pillow case buzzes* *finds phone in pillow* (I'm honestly still unsure as to how it got there)

julia: these muffins look kinda weird...huh I guess that's the way they are *looks at recipe* oh. wait. ahahhahahaaa. I forgot to add the flour. whoops.

"wow! that lady has a lot of towels!" - some guy to his kid when I was running thru walmart with 12 full sized towels #dontask 
- julias and I's level of adulting while shopping and getting snack: LETS GET PIZZA GOLDFISH

me: *reaches to pull open screendoor* 
screendoor: *isnt there*
me: *continues to grab at air*

- actually felt artsy and it actually worked?? XD

little sis: are there piranhas in this lake?

- having your little sis fall asleep in your arms <33

me: hey ju, how what does my hair look like?
ju: ...like...hair...

me: *sits down on chair and opens book*
sis: hey - what is your bookmark?
me: ...a life jacket manual

F A V   P O S T S -
remember to be - by hannah - so this post was super helpful to me...I've really been feeling it lately. the want to write, but the lack of time and then the want to make memories. so, writing has kinda hit the back burner for a bit. Not forever, just for a now. anyways a lovely post on just..living and not feeling guilty for it <33

why I could be a horrible book character - by katie grace - basically a completely hilarious post and I'm totally agreed I MEAN DO HEROIC BOOK CHARACTERS EVEN EAT?? #wheredotheygettheirstrength

realm makers 2017 recap - by jonathan - SO JEALOUS I COULDN'T GO *is still kinda pouting* xD

COLLEGE + ANNE OF AVONLEA + KAYAKING + SUNRISE HIKE + PRETTY PICTURES (#GOODBYESUMMER) - by clara - this was a super sad but lovely written post also THE PICS GUYS. SO PRETTY.

God in fantasy fiction - to be, or not to be? - this is something I think about a lot and honestly, Tracy explained the whole thing so well and clearly and honestly. this is totally a bookmark worthy post *nods*

A U G U S T   G O A L S   A C C O M P L I S H E D -

- don't stress about school coming - you know, I'm actually not stressed about school, more like the time it's gonna take?? but I'm actually excited for school right now (don't quote me on this later *squints*)

- figure out what's going on with my novel + what I need to do with it - ahahahhaa isn't this amusing? my plan for vacation was to focus on this and figure it out. LOL nope xP

- take lots of photos to capture moments and memories - yeessss, I wish I could have gotten even more, but I didn't want to be so busy capturing moments, that I forgot to live them myself

- organize my closet + figure out some storage solutions - actually, this is weird because I'm doing this today?? I've come up with a storage plan and am currently working on it XD

- prioritize + accomplish things that need to be done + live life - idk if I prioritized but I obviously lived life and stuff happened so I guess that counts?? XD

W H A T S   U P   S E P T E M B E R  /  G O A L S -

- school is starting, work will happen,  preparing for the craft show will hopefully happen - as well as working on my novel, another nerf battle is happening, and hopefully during my crazy life some law and order will keep my room clean xP XD basically, life will be lived and I can't stop fall from coming no matter how I wish *cries*

me all summer and then BAM it ends:

G O A L S - 

- paint the rocks I collected from all over on vacation (I have a lot. like, a lot. *cough*)

organize life with school, work and other activities - somehow XD

- make seafoam again (I randomly got the idea to make this and imma do it)

- write, or not - whatever life allows. I don't really know what to expect with this month and it's level of busy yet, so we'll see XD

- - - - -

so august was a wonderful month and I'm honestly sad to see it go - but honestly, it looks like there will be a lot of exciting things happening with the rest of this year! my sisters and I will be running a craft booth again, my birthday is happening, and school (idk if this can be categorized as exciting, but I try XD), my library is having a nerf battle again, and also a live Clue event, and then preparing for holidays and warm sweaters and soft blankets and cocoa and all that coziness.

funniest thing that happened this month for you?
do you like pizza goldfish? hehehee XD 


  1. Your posts always inspire me!!! And what do you mean you felt artsy and it actually worked?? All your stuff always looks cool!!!
    And I could stare at that first photo for hours. I cant wait to see the rest of them!

    1. aww you have no idea how much that means to me - blogging has been tough to fit in my super busy schedule lately BUT I WILL NOT GIVE IT UP XD gaaahhh girl, believe me, I have stuff that doesn't turn out. but I've actually never been able to do that style of doodling before?? idk why haha. eep thanks!! I'm totally excited to post them (believe me, there will be a LOT to see xP XD)

  2. August was awesome for me!!! SO MANY FUN THINGS HAPPENED!!!!!
    My church had a live clue event a long time ago (like six or seven years ago), but it was for teenagers ONLY so I didn't get to go. I'm trying to convince them to do it again soon though!!!

    - Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

    1. AGREED it was so busy but so awesome :D ooohhh really?? that's so cool! yeah this one is for teenagers, too. It was suggested by one of my friends in the group and it's actually happening haha. I'll have to tell you all what it's like if I get a chance to go! :D

  3. I DID THAT TOO!!! I couldn't find my phone and I was seriously running ALL OVER THE HOUSE and yelling, "Guys! Where is my phone!? How could I lose my phone!?" and a couple seconds later... "okay guys, it's in my pocket." LOL! XD XD
    I'm somewhat ditsy at times. Like last night, I forgot to change into my pajama's. I was just sitting on the bed and was all prepared to crawl in when LaKaysha said, "You're not even ready for bed yet?"
    me- "oh, wow, I'm not! I didn't know that!" then I laughed and laughed. XD XD

    1. LOL I seriously do it ALL the time. Last night, I was looking for it and couldn't find it so my sis tried face timing my phone so I could hear it buzzing lol!! ahahaa. that actually is pretty horrible tho. like being ready for bed and then having to /get/ ready for bed and then you don't feel like sleeping anymore. #soannoying XD

  4. This was such a fun and great post to read! As per usual!!! ;D

    1. *is smiling* thaaannkk youuu - you are so sweet, I always love your comments, Gray <33

  5. I HAVE to get my library to do a Nerf battle. xD

    Your months always sound so busy and beautiful! The carrots are so pretty (and fill me with the urge to go self-sustainable and fill the house with home-grown/made produce... *stops looking at the carrots because I don't have TIME for doing that*)

    (What... are pizza goldfish?? O.O)
    Jem Jones

    1. UM, YES YOU TOTALLY DO (it's the best thing ever and you will never regret it) my library is having another one this month *is so excited*

      awe, what a sweet thing to say! and yes, even though they can be really busy they /are/ beautiful. Probably one of the best summers I've ever had (although I prob say this every year hahaa) EEP YES, aren't they?? BUT THEY ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU YOU MUST DO THE THING. my siblings don't like carrots from the store but they munch on these like little rabbits when I bring them home XD

      umm. like pizza goldfish crackers? they actually taste really good haha XD

  6. 1) This is a beautiful post and I loved it 2) why is summer over already I'm not prepared for fall 3) you guys are SO FUNNY there should be a tv show about your life :P:P:P

    1. 1. omw THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SAYING SO 2. AGH so agreed like where did it go for goodness sake I want it back please xP 3. ummm. wow. that would be an...interesting show *coughcoughcoughcoughcough* xP XD

  7. LOVE your art! That's amazing. And your gifs make me laugh like no other...Kermit, though!! LOL ☺

    1. eeep, thanks!! lol, yes, Kermit is still a fav of mine xD

  8. Hey Sarah! I don't think I've actually ever been to your blog before, but the name sounds familiar...so I guess I've seen you/it around somewhere?? Anyway, your aesthetic is GORGEOUS. And it sounds like you had a wonderful August! I can unfortunately relate to misplacing my phone in odd/obvious places too. -_-

    Thanks for sharing my post, by the way! Super appreciated! <3

    I hope the start of school goes well for you. I've just finished my first week of college, and I'm up to my eyeballs in homework. XD

    1. Hey, Tracey! honestly, I had the same experience with your blog. like, someone linked your post and I loved it and so here it happened XD and omw THANK YOU. it's the best feeling every when people stop by and actually like what you do and say so XD I totally did, and I hope you did as well! (honestly it's a horrible habit of mine. like the other day I went to work and got there and was looking for my phone and realized I had left it home #whoops XD)

      totally! it's a topic that I totally agree in, just didn't have the skills to write it the amazing the way you did <33 ohhhh, boy, that sounds like SO. MUCH. FUN. *cue sarcastic font* although it does actually sound cool, just busy - but busy is good, right?? I hope you have a lovely month, Tracey *gives you pizza and cake to get thru your homework* YOU CAN DO THE THING <3

    2. Ahhh, oh my goodness, you're so nice. ^_^ (Me tooo. Just last Saturday, I forgot my phone at work AGAIN right before closing time and had to bang on the mall doors so my coworkers could let me back in to get it. :P)

      Awwwgsh, thanks!

      Sarcastic font needs to be an actual thing. o.o College IS good and interesting and definitely a steppingstone to better things. So yes, it's good even if it's busy. Good reminder, that. :) *eats cake and pizza*

    3. omw LOL that sounds like something I would do.. xP I've dropped my phone so many times (hasn't cracked yet!) but the phone case has slight cracks and 198308970832 dents on all the corners hahahhaa. my case is great tho, considering I spent like $8 on it. I also have one of those glass screen protectors which I recommend 100000% btw xD

      agrreeeddd. if they has a sarcastic font it would honestly save lives XD sometimes (*cough* -- often,) I have to remind myself that busy is okay and I don't have to stress over it -- I've been having to remind myself of that a lot lately, what with school, work and now drivers ed, and a festival I want to do and maybe nano and it's like I NEED MORE HOURS IN THE DAY xP XD

      but tonight I spent a little while and just cleaned my room (therapeutic for me when it's not too much of a disaster haha) so sometimes we just gotta slow down for a bit and remind ourselves that it's okay..and God's got this, 'cuz He does! <33 *goes off to rummage through fridge to find something to eat 'cuz this discussion over food has me hungry*

  9. THAT LAST GIF. Like...that is the story of my life xD

    Pizza goldfish? I think you could write a book with all the things your siblings say! it would probably be the sweetest/most awesome thing ever. <3

    audrey caylin

    1. LOL I relate to Charlie Brown in a lot of ways, honestly... :P

      I honestly probably could...I love doing these posts for myself too (shhh XD) 'cuz it's fun to look back myself and have a couple laughs and grins. it's a fun way of recording things, but sharing them, too :D <33


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