meet sarah

Hello, friend. I'm so very glad you're here.

My name is Sarah and I have been in a love affair with words my entire life. I started speaking in full sentences at just 18 months old and I've been sharing my words with the world ever since. This is a space where I talk about my favorite things — faith, life, relationships, and simplicity, with books and recommendations on the perfect red lipstick thrown in for good measure.

I am a follower of Christ, first and foremost. He is the reason I live and breathe and ultimately the one for Whom I create.  Beyond that, I'm a bit of an enigma — a creative at heart with a serious love for organization and spreadsheets, a free-spirited wanderer with an inclination for deep roots and a place to call home, a minimalist bibliophile with a heart for simple living and an overflowing bookshelf, a good girl with a rebel heart, and someone who never fits properly into a personality test category. If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a little bit all over the place and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I started blogging in 2008 because a friend of mine said I should. In the years since, this space has ebbed, flowed, and gone through some pretty drastic changes, sort of like the rest of my life. I grew up as a military brat but we ultimately settled in Northern Virginia, just outside DC, where I spent my middle and high school years and returned to after college.

On January 1, 2013, I prayed the smallest and biggest prayer of my entire life — Lord, teach me how to trust You. 

In the years since, life has completely flipped upside down in the hardest and best ways possible. I haven't lived in the same place for more than 12 months in over a decade and I've somewhat unwillingly learned to embrace the adventure, lack of roots, and perpetual reminder that this world is not my home.

These days, I hang out in Northern Virginia, where I run my a small business, invest in my church, and talk about books far more than most of my friends probably like.


my philosophy

life is a gift meant to be celebrated
tuesday morning should be as memorable as saturday night
nothing boosts your confident like the perfect red lipstick

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