Sunday, April 25, 2010

J's 30th birthday weekend! (in pictures)

Slow Loris

violet birthday cake

Jon and Taryn hitch-hiked from Beloit for the party.

And now I own two copies of Fried Green Tomatoes on VHS!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hey...Do I have lilac in my teeth??

I have two things on my mind this week
  1. Jason's birthday.
  2. Edible flowers.

I found a very helpful Edible Flower Chart that has been guiding me through my journey of alternative eats, and with its help, I've been trying things left and right!

For example: Did you know that tulip petals taste like lettuce?!
Am I the o nly one who is peeved that they didn't know this sooner? Think of all of the red, yellow, and pink pettals I could have been adding to my salads!

And lilac's! They're such a treat!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Springtime goals 2010

Springtime goals:
  1. Make violet jam.
  2. Don't kill my plants.
  3. Find the perfect dress form.
  4. Own the perfect dress form.
  5. Finish the album I've been trying to put together for over a year.

That sounds reasonable.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Oh! What I wouldn't do to be able to wear a different sarahseven dress everyday of the week!

Photography by Zachary Bascom

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I love The Golden much that my friend Nick and I (we're both pictured above.) have tossed around the idea of making a Golden Girls board game.
Yes. I'm one of those people.

Anyway. When I'm sick, I like to spend quality time with my ladies...lots and lots of TGG's Time.
Now, I have all of the seasons on DVD...but I just found them all on youtube just now...
And I feel as though I'm having a spiritual experience!

Here's my favorite episode:
My Brother, My Father.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mary, Mary, quite contrary...

How does your garden grow?

We have growth!! I'm pumped!

Also, I'm slowly but surely getting my reconstruction sewing on.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Second Chance.

I knit my first sweater about three years ago, from the Mrs. Darcy Cardigan Pattern from IndieKnits.

Photo via IndieKnits.

It took me about three months to knit it, and by the time it was completed...
  1. I never wanted to see the color gray again.
  2. It didn't look nearly as lovely on me, thanks to some busty family genes.
So it sat at the bottom of my wardrobe at my mother's home for two and a half years, merely collecting dust. When I moved to Wisconsin, I decided to leave it behind at first, but eventually I came to my senses and realized that I couldn't leave this hardwork behind me. I mean, it was attached to me like a growth for three months of my freaking life, afterall.
And I ended up even putting it on again. And I even decided that I don't hate it anymore, and I even wear it sometimes.

Moral: Give your projects a second chance.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I love The Fleetwoods.

"Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods

"Come Softly to Me"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Days with My Father.

I've just discovered the website, Days with My Father.
It's really hit a chord with me.
My parents are not old or sick, but it just really made me wonder if moving so far from them was a good thing or not.
Was it selfish?
What kind of life have I chosen for my future children, to be so far from their grandparents?
Am I wasting valuable time that I could be spending with my family, while my parents are still able to do everything they love?
My goodness.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Let's talk about how much I love this.

T-Rex Lincoln Print -- By Jacob Borshard

Buy this print: HERE!

Hear Jacob's new collaboration (with Helena Sundin) song:
"Summer Will Have Its Way"

Friday, April 2, 2010

My first garden.

My mom has always had a talent for gardening. As for me...not so much. In college, I used to kill my plants after about a week of having them. This spring I have felt inspired to really try my hardest to channel my mother's green thumb, and put a lot of effort into gardening.

After Jen and Ryan left yesterday I went out to the backyard with a clear all of the brush around the house that had accumulated after years and years of being looked past.
Since Jason and I are going to be living here for another year, we have decided to really make this our home until we can afford a 2 bedroom, or until we can buy our own house.
We do have a sweet little nest to live in, and we are lucky enough to have a great why not use it to its full potential?


Growth over night! Amazing!
So far, we've planted Lavender, Catnip, Oregano, Basil, Chives,
Marigolds, and three different kinds of lettuce.

I am going to hate lettuce so much by the end of this summer.
Keep your fingers crossed for sprouts!
Hook a sister up, Demeter!!

Welcome Spring!

Spring is here.
The crocuses and daffodils are blooming, and the robins have arrived!
Spring Break is also here, meaning the family I help was on vacation, so I was on vacation too...kind of. I still had homework that I tried my best not to put off, and I also applied to about 30 jobs this week. It has not been a week of laziness.
Nor has it been a week of boredom!

On Tuesday, we blew goodbye kisses to the lovely Jessica and welcomed Jen (my sister) and Ryan (her boyfriend) to our little apartment on the East Side of Madison.
We rented tandem bicycles, ate frozen custard, and roamed Olbrich Gardens, all in perfect weather.
How lucky were we?

Currently Hearing: "I want to tell you" -- by Funny Little Dream
Currently Loving: my garden
Currently Wanting: A Sarah Seven Dress. I'm drooling.
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