this abundant list

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  1. A young artists photo project about fashion from the 1920s until today.
  2. How is your New Year diet resolution going?
  3. I think our little place would benefit from a key throw table.
  4. I’m loving these cookies for so many reasons. They capture my love of honey.
  5. A fantastic craft for all those random party napkins.
  6. The SD Wildfires have been discouraging to say the least. This article reminded me how we must continue to love in the face of great evil.
  7. When I am all out of the cleaners I’m currently using, I’d love to try these homemade and all-natural cleaning alternatives.
  8. I’m a sucker for a good bran muffin and creamy cuppa joe.
  9. The Calvinist. SO GOOD.
  10. This on some whole grain seedy toast. YES please.
  11. OBSESSED with this lamp. It would be a perfect in our bedroom.
  12. Spice up your life!

Enjoy the weekend friends! Spend time with loved ones. Make a margarita. Read a good book. Get some Vitamin D. Thank God for every breath.

xo sarah

cold buster smoothie

I am sick today. Boo.

Actually, I have been sick since Sunday…but this is the first day of work I’ve missed because of it and I am determined to not miss another. Prayers are much appreciated!

Cold buster smoothie to the rescue! This refreshing smoothie is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, and lots of minerals. Drink this smoothie down whether you are sick or well! Either way, it is great for you and will give you the energy you need to face the day.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large handful of fresh cranberries
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 5 large strawberries
  • 5 watermelon chunks (Note: I like to puree watermelon while it is in season and then freeze it in ice cube trays so it’s always on hand for smoothies. Fresh is great too!)
  • 1 cup 100% apple juice

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until combined. If it is too thick add some water or more apple juice.
  3. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading! I hope you stay well this season! Get proactive and try this immunity boosting smoothing. It was so good I had to instagram it:

cold buster smoothie

xo sarah

my abundant list

Below is a list that describes why I believe my life is truly abundant:

1. My Lord, Jesus – He is God and my salvation. My hope and my King. He carries my burdens and gives me my joy through His undeserved grace! Ask me about Him sometime!

2. My Husband – Bret is my best friend ever. He is strong in character, tender in heart, a true leader and protector of my heart. Did I mention handsome? HUBBA HUBBA

3. My Home – We live in a little 1 bedroom apartment in South Carlsbad California and it has become more of a home to me than anywhere else I have lived. I take pride in my home, I keep it tidy, and I make it safe. I love that God has given me a heart for my home…I didn’t know I had it in me. {blog/photo-shoot “Our First Place” coming soon!}

4. My Church – We are a part of a church called The Fields. I love my church family so much! My husband leads worship some weekends and the Jr. High Ministry which I help with too. Being able to serve is a huge privilege and honor for us both.

5. My Family – I have been blessed with a truly wonderful family. Yes, every family has it’s imperfections, but I love them all so deeply and wouldn’t be where I am today without them. I also married into an amazing second family…baby niece included (she melts my heart)!

6. My Friends – I have been blessed with many friendships, but not many girls can say they’ve held strong to the same group of friends they made in middle school! I love you girls. Here’s a picture of my best friend Jocelyn and me blowing out our birthday candles:

7. My Kitchen – Getting creative in the kitchen, whether that be cooking or baking, has been such a joy and pleasure for me. I love putting a meal or dessert down in front of my husband and hearing him go “MMMMM!” But trust me…I’ve heard my fair share of “hmm…well, you’ll do better next time.” He’s sweet, but to the point. Needless to say, I’m still learning!

8. My Health – I love eating right and making healthy choices; so finding fresh local produce and natural ingredients is a must! Exercising is very important to me as well. I am not an expert or professional in either area, but I try my best to honor my body.

What makes YOUR life so abundant? I would LOVE to see and hear all about it!

xo sarah