Thursday, September 30, 2010


Because, apparently, all I blog about are:  Recipes, Rory, and Hair Color.

Today, I'm really loving on this mix of shades.  Really dark at the roots, and some front pieces "fade" out to lighter ends.  The lady I'm seeing on Saturday is supposed to be great with color, so I'll see what kind of deer-in-the-headlights face she makes when I show her these photos :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye

Ok, not really.  But the John Mayer song I'm listening to keeps repeating that phrase over and over again.  Nice and cheery like, isn't it?

Just a few tidbits and updates going on in Sara Land...

I had a fantastically long chat last night with Mellisa (over at her blog), and part of our 2-hour ramblings was about blogging and our personal blogs.  I whined about how I'm sad that I never seem to post anymore, other than my Friday recipe posts.  Life just seems to be getting away from me and getting away fast.  I love writing for a handful of reasons, and when I don't post, I feel the same kind of yearning that I do when I don't play my piano.

I hate to complain that Sarandipity business is picking up, but holy cow, it is.  (Sidenote:  Anyone out there seeking an internship that pays only in cake pops?  I might know someone who knows someone who's hiring.)  I'm totally scared for myself in anticipation of the holiday season.  (Sidenote:  I might also know someone who knows someone who really should hire someone to smack her over the head everytime she says Yes when she shouldn't.)  On a completely happy note, I've officially hired a graphic artist to create a new logo for me!  She'll be doing new logos for the sucker bags, for Etsy, and a few other places.  I can't wait!!  I'll totally post the logos here when she's finished!

Oh - another fun thing!  I have an appointment this Saturday to get my hairs did.  I'm hoping that this lady (my second new hair dresser so far here in Atl) is all the amazing goodness that I grew accustomed to with Tamara in San Diego.  So, we're back to the age-old dilemma:  what color?  You'll remember way back that I posted a whole scary collection of photos of my rainbow of previous colors.  I totally love me some red hair, but I'm currently leaning toward a more auburn or chocolate shade of red - maybe like these?

(I like their hair, not them.)
(Yeah, don't judge.)

Other than that excitement, there isn't a whole lot of new going on here.  The weather kindly gave me some cool temps and rain over the weekend, and I nearly cried in gratitude.  It's nearly October, and we're still consistently having 90-degree weather.  It's time for the cold and gray, already!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cooking with Sara: Gingersnap Cookies

It's Friday, and that means it's my day to cook for the food blog!

Hurrah for Fall!!!!  Bring on the cinnamon, the spice, the brown sugar, and the baked goods.  Oh, and bring the cute puppies too :)

Does this cookie hat make me look fat?

Mmmmm...coooookies...nom nom nom

(She really earned that cookie, did she not?)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cooking with Sara: Easy, Amazing Roast Chicken

It's Friday! And that means it was my day to cook for the food blog.

This is yet another amazing recipe by the amazing Marcella Hazan.  (Methinks it's high time I buy her book, no?)   And once again, there are only two ingredients.  A whopping four, if you count salt and pepper :)   It cooks up moist and dripping with flavor, and the broth it creates will have you falling on the floor and proclaiming your undying love for the marriage of chicken and lemon.

What?  You wanted a pretty photo?  Oh.  Well, I suppooooose.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Winner Winner, Saucy Mama Dinner!

Our winner is #12 ....Julie!

Julie said...
All your recipes look delicious-I commented on the Nacho Mama's Nachos post :)

Congrats, Julie!  I'll be emailing you soon to get your shipping address!  :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cooking with Sara: Saucy Mama Stovetop Stew

It's Friday! And that means it was my day to cook for the food blog.

As I mentioned the other day, all of the ladies over at From Blah to Ta-Daa are doing a Saucy Mama theme week with our recipe posts. Saucy Mama sent us a sampler of her products so that we could create a recipe to enter her contest...I've never ever entered a recipe contest before.  Yikes! 

Also, because each of us also gets to give away that same sampler on our individual blogs, make sure you GO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!  I'm doing the drawing this Sunday night, so hop on it.

(I seriously want to pluck those 2 mushrooms up and gobble them!)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free Saucy for You!

Guess what?!  It's giveaway time here at sweet somethings!  With the other ladies at From Blah to Ta-Daa, I'm participating in a recipe contest sponsored by Saucy Mama.  We each received a set of sauces and came up with an original recipe using one of them.  Then we'll all submit them to the contest and cross our fingers :)  Here's the recipe I created!

But what do you care?  Saucy Mama was generous enough to send us all extra sets of sauces to giveaway on our blogs!  Hurrah for free stuff!! 

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment here (making sure your email is linked or listed so that I can contact you). 

Bonus entries:  Go visit our Saucy Mama recipes on From Blah to Ta-Daa and leave a comment on those.  For each post you comment on this week, come back here and leave me a comment to let me know!

Giveaway ends Sept 12 at 10pm EST.

Good Luck!!

The Fine Print:

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. I will use to draw a winner and they will be notified by e-mail with 48 hours to get back to me with their shipping info. Giveaway ends Sept 12 at 10pm EST.

Thanks to Saucy Mama, I received samples to review. No other compensation was given for this post but my recipe is being entered to win a cash prize. All opinion expressed is mine and mine alone. :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cooking with Sara: Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

It's Friday, and that means it was my turn to cook for our food blog!

I've been bumping into this recipe since January.  It's been posted on so many of the food blogs I read - Steamy Kitchen, Smitten Kitchen, Epicurious, and I decided to finally try it out, and despite my not wanting to throw all that butter in there, it was so, so worth it....

This + salt = the only ingredients!!