Non Traditional

I have fallen in love with this look for a wedding dress....
This skirt is a custom made from yards of bridal tulle, and can be found at bonzie's etsy store. Isn't it gorgeous? The minute I saw it I fell in love.

I love non traditional wedding dress like this big skirt paired with that great fitted white jacket. I'm just over the strapless wedding dress. Maybe it's because my own mother was married in a simple pink suit. That's right a pink suit (she still has it too) and sadly being a good 6" taller than my mother there's no way I could ever fit into it. Or maybe as a wedding photographer I spend a lot of time at weddings and on other wedding photographers websites that I see a lot dresses, and am always drawn to the unusual ones.

I mean think of the statement you'd make in these lovely gowns....


I had to add Carries suit because I loved that she ended up in her "label-less dress" when she tied the knot to Mr. Big!

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Apparently loving Hello Kitty means you love the Jonas Brothers.

Yes, I know that sentence reads a bit odd, but I have an explanation I promise!

Today I got an email from letting me know that I could pre-order the 2010 wall calendar of Hello Kitty. And why wouldn't I want to get in on pre-ordering of 365 days of Kitty cuteness? As I clicked the link to see what the theme was for next year it had some "recommendations" of other calendars I might like as well. You know just in case one calendar isn't enough (which in some years one just wasn't enough). And thought that since I love Hello Kitty, I must be of the tween age, and I would also like a calendar of the Jonas Brothers as well.
Thanks, but I wouldn't.

I guess you can't get away from these things when you're young at heart. I mean look how cute she is with a lemon on her head! (and you know how I feel about lemons!)

You know what makes me crazy?

Flickr, that's what!
It seems like every time I stumble upon a beautiful picture I go to right click it and my computer trys to save the image with the file name:"spaceball" which in Flickr world means "no you can not save this awesome picture it's protected!" Why can you not save a picture to your computer from Flickr?
As a photographer myself I can see why you wouldn't want someone to steal your images and use them without giving you credit for it, but what's the point of even having them on there if you don't want to share them?
I just want pretty pictures to post on my blog, not claim their work for my own; but I know not everyone is as nice as me.
Usually after I find a picture I can't save I feel sad for a moment and then think of the movie Spaceballs and I feel better.

Dark Helmet:How can there be a cassette of Spaceballs: The Movie? We're still in the middle of making it!
Col. Sandurz:That's true, sir. But, there's been a new breakthrough in home video marketing.
Dark Helmet:There has?
Col. Sandurz: Yes. Instant cassettes. They're out in stores before the movie is finished.
But seriously who knows how to get around this?

If you're looking for a smile

If you're ever having a bad day go to and your heart will fill with warm fuzzies and smiles. It will also increase your desire to own a puppy and/or kitten; or in my case a deer, bunny, baby elephant, or hedgehog.

I don't know if it's possible to achieve actual overload from cute things but I suppose a good indicator if all anyone can make out from you when viewing this website is high pitched squeals and "awwwwws".

The best part about the website is the commentary the writers of the blog given to the pictures submitted. I have an adorable dog of my own so I often wonder what she's thinking, and after reading the captions to their pictures make me feel like my predictions aren't too far off.


I'm gonna rouge my knees and roll my stockings down...

I have been seeing a lot of this particular trend in the fashion magazines right now and I think I like it. No, not going around half naked....wearing knee highs with cute heels or boots. The ones in this picture are a little bit taller than the ones I've been seeing, but you get the idea.

Can't you imagine them paired with a cute fall skirt or dress to keep you warm? So cute!

The old saying of clothes come back in style if you wait long enough is definitely true for this trend, because I remember as a little kid wearing corduroy jumpers and knee high white wool socks. I would kill for an outfit like that now! haha

I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to wear the trend...but I'm going to find that just right occasion to buy a pair and wear them out!

Have a great weekend!

I want this!

Oh my goodness I need to have this!
It's kind of hard to take in the full effect of what it is from this picture...but it the cutest idea for a kids book I have ever seen!
"This unusual and delightful tale in rhyme presents the first adventure of young William, and of his strange and wonderful excursion into a magical forest nightscape filled with wild animals."
So this little spiral bound book has paper cutouts throughout the book that make silhouettes on the wall when you shine a light on it.
I'll pause while gasp at the cuteness....
Okay, so go here or here to save a few bucks, to get a copy. Enjoy a spooky story in the dark!

Calvin & Hobbes

Yesterday I found out that a documentary about Bill Watterson, the creator of the hilarious comic Calvin & Hobbes, is in the works.

Already I'm super pumped about this because: A. the movie poster is super cute and 2. I love Calvin and Hobbes!

I first learned of this mischievous duo from my older cousin. He loved Calvin Hobbs so much that he has a tattoo of them on his leg and as a little kid I thought that was the coolest thing. He gave my brother a copy of "Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book" and I remember sneaking into his room to steal the book to read it too. Over the years our collection of Calvin & Hobbes books grew and I still find myself wondering into my brothers old room to have a laugh or two. I remember the Sunday his last strip was printed, I cut it out and saved it. I still have it too.

Check out their website and watch the trailer. If you really want to show your support they have all sorts of ways for you to get connected to this project.

My favorite ones were always of the snowmen...hehehe

A New Lease on my Blog

Hello! Sorry for my prolonged absence. But this Yellow Apple was in the Big Apple for a few days! Upon returning home the tasks of unpacking, laundry, and recovering from walking everywhere caused me to stay away longer than necessary. Please forgive!

New York was fabulous! It's been 2 years since my last trip and my how things have changed! Times Square has begun to block traffic to allow more room for us tourists and have added a ton of places to sit for people watching, resting or a table to enjoy a slice of pizza. Which let me just say watching a random guy doing pull-ups on public scaffolding while eating a slice of cheese pizza is very entertaining! Other fun highlights of our trip included shopping, exploring new parts of the city and saw 2 amazing Broadway shows-In the Heights and Next to Normal. We were lucky enough to catch some of the stars from Next to Normal after their performance including Alice Ripley...the Tony Award Winner!!!! She was super sweet in real life and we were the last 2 people she signed programs for and we got to chat her up a little bit too.

In other news...this past Sunday I saw Julie and Julia. This movie was super cute and funny and very inspiring to me in many ways. Not much of a cook myself this movie made me want to get into my kitchen more and experiment. My new cooking mantra: "Never Apologize."

It also got me thinking about my blog more. Amy Adams' character Julie starts a blog about cooking her way through Juila Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook and blogs about the experience. And as new blogger I could really relate to a lot of the things she was going through. Being nervous about starting something like this, wondering if anyone is reading it, the joy of your first comment...which I'm sad to say I haven't gotten any yet that aren't from someone I know...But I'm not going to let that stop me. It made me realize that no matter if I've had a bad day at work or I have too much going on or tired, that I need to keep going. I love the Internet, and reading other blogs, and I have fun doing mine so I just need to make the time for something I love.

My new goal for this blog: Blog More!

Simple, yes I know, but sometimes great things, just like Juile's blog, start from simple beginnings. So I hope to come up with some themed posts about movies, TV shows, and celebrities and all sorts of other fun and random things in between.

Please keep reading...all 2 of you I know...and I'll work on making this blog the best I can and maybe even adding a reader or two more!

xo Sarah

Thanks for everything John!

Yesterday beloved 80's iconic pop culture director John Hughes passed away. He suffered from a heart attack at the young age of 59.

Ferris Bueller is my all time favorite movie, and his other classics such as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and She's Having a Baby are movies I could watch over and over again.

I wish I was more of teenager in the 80's so I feel like I could relate to the fashion choices and angst of Molly Ringwald and Andrew Micheal Hall.

You will be missed Joh

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in could miss it"

A bunny with a sense of fashion

Let me introduce to you a bunny with the best fashion sense-Fifi Lapin.

Have you been to her blog, her etsy store, seen her graphics gracing bags in stores like Nordstroms?? If you don't know about her and two of your favorite things are clothes and cute things then you'll be in love.

Fifi Lapin describes herself as a jet setting fashionista....bunny. Why a bunny I don't know, she has a friend that is a cat; but they're simply adorable and makes me wish I was a bunny too!

I believe (I have no proof mind you) that "Fifi Lapin" is not her real name and just a pseudonym for privacy sakes, but she has a fabulous closet full of Dior, Burburry, Gucci, and Cavalli and is an amazing artist. Everyday she posts an illustration of herself, bunny style, showing off her amazing straight off the runway look.

You can make her cute little bunnies your website here. It has currently been my wallpaper for months now. I just the little one with the Dream One dress.

A New Look

Last week I read a few rumors that Nickelodeon was getting a new logo. No longer will the "splat" of my youth be their trademark. View their future:
I mean it's orange, and modern looking I suppose but I mean it doesn't really say fun. I may be waxing a bit too philosophical here, but when I see the splat it reminds me of the gak from Double Dare and Family Double dare, the slime from You Can't Do that on Television and Wild and Crazy Kids, the splash from the waters on fun competition games like Guts and Legends of the Hidden Temple. The splat represents kids, fun, and messiness. This new logo says to me robots, boring and bad grammar.

I guess what can you expect when awesome shows like Roundhouse, Are you Afraid of the Dark, All That, Doug, Alex Mack, Shelby Woo, Hey Dude!, Salute Your Shorts, Doug, and Welcome Freshman are distant memories to current employees of Nickelodeon?

I really hope I jogged some good memories of your childhood with this post and for even more...enjoy!

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