Cow Appreciation Day

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 3.12.21 PMToday is a super-fun, annual tradition for my friend, Julie and me. Our “friend-aversary” is on Cow Appreciation Day, which is held each July at Chick-fil-A restaurants. The store gives a free entree to people who wear a partial cow costume and a FREE COMBO to those that wear a full costume.

We use the costume they let you download from their site and we try to hit a different location for each meal–breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s CFA overload and it’s a great time for us and our littles.

See you there!

12. July 2013 by Sarah
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I’m an Artist?

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So, last night I created what Christian on “Clueless” would call a ‘Monet.” Looks good from far, but up close, what a mess.

My friend Beky hosted a painting party, where each attendee is given the supplies to create the same painting (at right).


For a gallery of my progress and the other attendees final product, see below.


10. July 2013 by Sarah
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This Woman’s Work | Greg Laswell


This cover of the song, originally by Maxwell, is so beautiful. This song came to me randomly, two days in a row, via different venues. I think that’s enough to rule this my official July song obsession.

The rest of this EP “Covers” is worth a listen, too.

05. July 2013 by Sarah
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Southern Love

752px-Flag-map_of_South_Carolina_svgI moved to Atlanta, Georgia from southern California in 2001. I then moved to North Augusta, South Carolina in 2004. With 10-plus years in the south, I am still appreciative of some of the special things that make this area so special. There are so many awesome things that I never saw, tasted or experienced until my early 20s.

I’m not an artful writer, so I’ll make a list instead.

  1. Mist on rivers
  2. Casseroles (green bean, hash brown, sweet potato, sour cream chicken)
  3. Hush puppies
  4. Fireflies (I think they are called lightning bugs here). I thought these were not actually real. I know that sounds funny, but I’d never seen one and it just had never come up
  5. Warm ocean water – I knew this was in the tropics, but am so pleased to be able to experience this each summer, without a plane ride
  6. Cardinals – our yard has these beautiful red birds, along with deer, squirrels, raccoons, the occasional possum and one goofy, doofus of a dog
  7. Pimento cheese – I’m a fan of the old Master’s pimento cheese, before they changed it. My newest favorite brand is Palmetto Pimento Cheese. So good…
  8. Traditions – from taking your maiden name as you middle when you marry to exceptional manners, southern people have a way of cherishing family and their culture in a very special way

Even with the GIANT bugs and humidity, I feel blessed to call the south my home. I love it here!



02. July 2013 by Sarah
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Wes’ Father’s Day Gift

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Shutterfly photo books offer a wide range of artful designs and embellishments to choose from.

17. June 2013 by Sarah
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