Friday, August 19, 2011


Hello everyone (who actually reads this),

Well today was wonderful.  Steven and I had plans to go hiking at Petit Jean Mountain, but we got majorly distracted with hole in the wall flea markets.  Here lately have been on the search for blue Mason vintage jars. We are planning on using them for our wedding.  Well today, we hit the jackpot.

These aren't mine, but I wanted to show a picture of what we found. I have about 50 more jars (haha)!  So we started looking at flea markets around petit jean mtn. and found this "antique magazine/newpaper" that shows all the locations of flea markets all over the state.  It was like the antique BIBLE.  It felt like it was pure gold in my hands.  I just knew we were going to find a million jars.  I bet we visited 15 different flea markets from Morilton to Russellville collecting jar by jar.  When we would spot a jar, a little (or sometimes big) squeal might escape from my mouth... I couldn't hold back my excitement!!  But the best part of the entire day was at the last flea market we went to.  If you look closely in the picture, each jar is labeled with a number.  The number tells you which group of people made the jars or (in later years) which machine mold made the jars.  So of course more numbers are more rare than others.  We have been on the look out for #13 for a while.  But as soon as we walked in that door, Steven grabbed a jar... looked at the bottom... AND..... IT WAS #13!!!!!! (BIG SQUEAL!!)  I think I even heard Steven squeal too! haha.  

So this brought me to my new hobby...  Hi, I'm Sara, and I am a flea market FOOL! Steven and I are going again tomorrow! I just love looking at all the old stuff. If I had more money I would have brought a lot more things home.  I can just feel the hoarder escaping out of me when I entered each flea market. Anyways,  I won't wait as long to post again.  I was trying to focus on summer school which I ended up with 3 A's and a B!  So I was quite pleased. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Blog. Ehhh.

So here it is, my blog.  Not sure why I am doing this but I think this will help me.  I am getting married next year and like many other almost married women, I am trying to loose weight.  Not just for my wedding, but for me too.  I am tired of going to stores and things not fitting. I am tired of being the biggest one in my group of friends.  Don't get me wrong, I know I am not huge, I just know I am not skinny either.  Skinny does not run in my family either.  All of us women are very curvy and not necessarily in the right way (hah!).  I really am trying to eat less and eat better.  Studying nutrition has really influenced me to do better.  Here recently I have adapted to eating broccoli. It's kind of a big deal for me.  I mean growing up we had corn and green beans, not broccoli.  For a while, I had to cut it up extremely small just so I could get it down, but here lately I have been eating the entire piece.  On the other hand I have been craving all kinds of fried (really bad) foods.  I mean do other people get these cravings??  No I am not pregnant.  I am just dieting.  I went walking at the new River bridge tonight. I really enjoy the trails loaded with deer! It was really neat.  I named one Velma (well actually Steven did).  Anyways, I think I saw Velma again tonight.  But who knows if it is actually this same deer.

Okay enough rambling for my first post. Back to homework (Microbiology *Gag*)