Cheers to 25 Years

I can not believe I turned 25 on Sunday!! Thank you all for the kind comments and birthday wishes!!! This is going to be a really big year for me and I am so excited for it!! I have always loved my birthday (YAY for July birthdays)!!! They are the best…. when I was younger, I never had school on my birthday and as I get older, I always take the day off work if it is during the week:) I just make sure I get a me day!!


I wanted to switch things up a bit and share a little about myself with you!! I love, love, love you all and all of your support! But, aside from pretty dresses, home decor, and traveling, there is so much behind the blogging scenes that makes me who I am!!

Dress– sold out (similar here & here) | Earrings– use code sarah20 for 20% off site wide | Clutch– old but a fave (similar here) | Heels


1. I have naturally curly hair. I rarely wear it that way, unless I’m on vacation and don’t want to spend the time doing my hair.

2. Nail Polish is my favorite accessory.  I literally haven’t had my finger nails unpolished in 3 years.

3. I am a cat lover<3

4. I have been to 8 countries (including the US) and have so many more on my bucket list!!

5. I used to be the BIGGEST tom boy in 4th and 5th grade.  I would seriously wear basketball shorts and tshirts every day (yikes!!!)

6. I bruise really easily and usually have bruises all over my arms and legs.  The struggle is real.

7. I LOVE live music, it is good for my soul.

8. I am the youngest child in my family. I have 2 older sisters and my parents are the BEST people I know!!!

9. I am a huge planner!! I like to stay organized and always plan things out beforehand!! (I think part of it is my my anxiety!! haha)

10. I LOVE sports!! Football (esp college), Baseball, and Hockey are my favorites to watch!! I also LOVE the March Madness time of year! **I root for – Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, Alabama Football (Roll Tide), Chicago Bears, and University of Illinois

11. I am not a morning person! I need a good 15 minutes to come to senses with the reality of getting out of bed and then COFFEE!!:)

12. I love being outdoors so much!!

13. I have had the same best girlfriends since grade school. They are more like family and I wouldn’t be who I am today without their constant love and support!!

14. I am legit afraid of the dark!! And hate being home alone after dark!

15. Drink champagne and dance on tables – pretty much my life motto!!

16. I played basketball throughout my childhood and in High School my team won the Illinois State Championship!! A weekend I will never forget!!

17. I am addicted to frosted sugar cookies from Cyd’s.

18. Gossip Girl is my all time favorite tv show!!

19. I don’t do my hair or wear makeup EVER for work!! It’s the beauty of working in surgery and wearing a hair cap and mask all day!

20. I am a water snob and used to only drink Aquafina water.  Now I have matured a little, but I still hate spring water like Ice Mountain!

21. I was also a cheerleader in high school! Cheering football games is one of my favorite memories!!!

22. I don’t watch much TV but if I do it is usually The Bachelor/Bachelorette!! I’ve watched it with my Mom since I was little! I also love HGTV, Fixer Upper & House Hunters!!

23. I am super sensitive and usually don’t take criticism well

24. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a Mom! Looking forward to the day that I become one:)

25. I constantly twirl my hair!! I don’t even realize I am doing it until someone points it out to me.


Q & A

*What is your favorite healthy snack?

Fruit is my go to!! Apples, Watermelon, Grapes, etc. Especially in the summer because it is so refreshing!!

*What is your favorite thing to do with Matt in your free time?

Matt and I are pretty simple! We like to be outside or go for walks.  We LOVE to travel! and we also love going to dinner with friends or out for ice cream.

*How do you curl your hair?

I curl my hair with a curling iron that I turn upside down like a wand. It is super thick so I split it into 3 groups starting with the bottom.  I can share a video on here or Instagram stories if that is something you girls would like?!!:)

*Where is your favorite place to travel?

This is a tough one!!! I love love love Nashville!! I also love going to Lake of the Ozarks in the summer.  But, by far Venice, Italy has been the most beautiful city to explore!!!

*What is your favorite hobby outside blogging?

If you include shopping and decorating my home a part of blogging, then I’d have to say hanging out with friends and family and watching sports!!!

*Where is your favorite place to shop?

I have so many favorites! I love Nordstrom because they have so many great brands and products, plus we don’t have one in Peoria so the shipping and return policies are key!! I also shop at Target, Loft, and Asos tons!! For home décor, I love Wayfair, Target, Joss & Main, and Pottery Barn!!

Thank you all again for the birthday wishes!!!! Hope you learned something you didn’t know about me!! I love connecting with all of you in so many different ways!!<3

xo Sarah


Photos by: Schilling Photography
Location: Trailside Event Center





5 thoughts on “Cheers to 25 Years

  1. Loved reading this and getting to know more about you!!!

    & Umm are you my twin?! Haha so many of the stuff you named I was like ‘me toooo!’ Lol

    Just to name one–
    I played basketball since the second grade! And was such a tomboy and always wore the shorts down to my knees. My mom took so many pics of me at my first holy communion bc I was actually in a dress 😂😂

    Except idk about the cat thing. Pooch lover over here 🙋🏻


  2. Happy, happy birthday!! 25 is such a great year! I am so glad I found your blog through Jac! :):) Your pictures are so gorgeous. Love that dress/venue/shoes!! I am such a planner, like you! I think it helps with being a teacher 🙂 also, have you ever see those May Designs planners?! Just ordered myself one and my teacher planner. So obsessed. I think there’s 20% off your first order. You can monogram/design them! Just made me think of something a fellow planner would love!

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