Friday, May 27, 2011

"Hooker" can go

I could actually live without a lot of things.
I could live without walking into someone smoking.
I could live without horrible drivers on the road.
I could live without people that smell bad.
I could live without our blazing summer heat.
But I think what this is actually asking me to do is
live without something that I already do.
Well racking the brain to think of a thing that I could live without
 if I was to enter a desolate place is pretty hard.
But if I had to pick one thing it would be....
my phone.
Sometimes I am so tempted to just leave it home and not even check it.
Seriously when did we all become so dependant on our phones?
We survived in the 80's without them on our hips/purse.
What changed?
Yes, I could live without "Hooker" aka my phone.

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- comments about being twins with Lady Gaga (seriously made my night last night), learning that I am perfectly happy with my current state, my calling in church

Thursday, May 26, 2011

iPod Shuffle

My iPod was already on shuffle
So I will just start where I left off
I will be surprised to see if you all know most of them

1) Ours To Keep - Kina Grannis

2) Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood

3) After Afterall - William Fitzsimmons

4) My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen

5) Misery - Maroon 5

6) N.Y.C. - Kevin Rudolf (feat. Nas)

7) Alone - Heart

8) Crack The Shutters - Snow Patrol

9) Last Request - Paolo Nutini

10) In Love With a Girl - Gavin DeGraw

That actually isn't too bad a list
Shows that I listen to mainstream music as well as indie

Hey Peeps, the video is up and you can either scroll down to watch it or go here

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- a delicious homemade smoothie, being served by guests in my own home :), my thoughts, remembering something that I need to do

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Confessions of Yours Truly

Here's is breakfast this morning
I love Chobani
My favorite greek yogurt to date
Don't get the vanilla, yucky

10 Confessions

- I confess that I really don't know what is going on in the world.
- I confess that when I get married, I don't want to lose my name. I love my name and don't want to change it or add anything to it. I am not a feminist, just like my name
- I confess that I'm not really happy with my job
- I confess that I hate to lose at card games. Board games no problem.
- I confess that getting a divorce is inevitable
- I confess that my last kiss was a ncmo (non committal make out)
- I confess that I am happiest when I am with my family (even though mom won't believe it, it's true, I don't need to be anybody but me)
- I confess that I want 5 homes spread throughout the world
- I confess that I wish my life was a musical
- I confess that this 30 day challenge is making me very vulnerable

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- sunshine, 10 cents off gasoline, music in the morning, decisions, knowing right from wrong

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Letter

 Telling someone something that I couldn't tell them in person is a little difficult.
So who do I write this to.

Dear H,
You were one of my dearest friends
You brought me flowers for just being a supportive friend to you
You appreciated my friendship and I yours
We practically did everything together
You saw one, you saw the other
I loved every minute of it
One day you told me that you didn't want to be friends cause I wasn't helping you grow spiritually
My heart broke
I went into depression for a while
I lost my best friend for being true to myself
I think one of the reasons that I am a people pleaser is because of you
I have developed a habit of pleasing my friends to keep them happy with me
I rarely think of myself anymore
I kind of resent you for that
We parted ways like you wanted and I finally mended my life
Then I found some news about you that resulted in another broken heart
Why do you keep doing that to me?
How dare you not be the one to tell me
You know me better than that to know I wouldn't think any less of you
And how can you not think that this is not a trial placed on you?
You also know better than that
I love you and always will
But I am a little angry with you for doing what you have done to me
I placed you on a pedestal and you beat that down like a construction worker tearing down a wall
Things will never be the same again and I blame you for that
But I am grateful because I have learned some great lessons from all this experience
So thank you.
Yours Truly

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- pedicures, surprise visit from Holly (love you), a happy stomach, homemade soups

Monday, May 23, 2011

Shhh...Until Now

I don't have secrets.
I think everything that I have done or thought has been shared one way or another.
I don't even have a secret talent.
I am a pretty boring person and lead a boring life.
I have been reading a friends blog and he tells stories from his past of things that he has done.
I am in love with his stories and am jealous that his days are filled with adventures.
I guess from typing this and reminiscing of his blog
I secretly wish I could tell stories and remember things the way he does.
I know keeping a journal helps, something I need to work on.
Also what else helps is doing things that make for a great, interesting life.
I need to start.

On to a picture of my bedroom
It's not cleaned, obviously
I just got back from camping and am too tired to clean/unpack.
I hate to admit it but it most likely will be there for another day or so.
I'm Sarah and I'm disgusting.

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- storytellers, a clean room, catching up with the blog, a great view on the rim, indoor plumbing


I can't stand Sunday Roast Dinner
I think it's because I grew up with this meal practically every Sunday.
It got really old pretty fast.
Plus I find no flavor in this meal.
It's pretty blah to me.
When I do eat it, I seem to want to make something else so that I get full.
If you want to kill me slowly, feed me this meal.
I have a feeling that when I get married this will be my husbands favorite meal.
I guess I better learn to act that I love it.

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- meals that can be substituted with the one above, bread and butter (the only thing I find appetizing during this meal), flavor

Relationships...*eye roll

I have not had a lot of relationships.
So picking one to share isn't hard
what is hard is deciding on which one I want the blog world to know.
I think I have decided on the one that is a little embarrassing and my first.
It happened my sophomore year in high school.
Notes were passed telling of how much we liked each other.
Ah, the days before texting.
I don't even remember how we started dating but we did.
I was a young girl giddy with excitement that a boy actually liked me.
I didn't care that I was dating him behind my mom's back.
She eventually found out since his mom worked at my mom's school.
Lesson learned that you can't hide anything when you live in a small town and everyone in the school system knows everything about everyone else.
We dated for a month before he moved on to another girl.
I was bummed but in the end I am ok with it.
He wasn't LDS and he was... 
Yes, that's right!
My first boyfriend is gay.
My first kiss was from a gay guy.
He hadn't come out in high school but since the small town is a little harsh
he used me as well as other girls to cover up his sexuality.
I was naive.
I was liking the attention.
I have no gay-dar.
It happened to me and has actually happened twice since.
It's is pathetic I know.
Luckily the other two, I was dating but had crushes on.
Maybe I should change my type of men that I am attracted to.
I need to find a mountain man with an ax sexy.
Eww, I...I'll work on it.

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- camping, great friends, ward conference, neck ties, getting lost and then finding our destination (yes I am grateful for getting lost, some of the best memories) 

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm Sorry!!

I know!
I am so sorry.
I am two days behind.
Come Monday I will have 3 days posted.
Look forward to a story about a past relationship.
(which one will I choose)
Something that I can't stand
A secret, plus my room
I know you are all on pins and needles.
I know I am.
Camping this weekend starts fairly soon.
Hopefully I won't freeze to death since there won't be any fire.
Pray for me!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Can I be proud of this?

I know this may be strange but I am proud what I did
in the video below.
I don't like performing when the focus is on me.
I will sing in a choir, do a play, even sing in a small group
but when it comes to a very very small number on the stage I freak out
Especially when I am not that confident in the performance.
I was asked to do join in on a talent for our ward talent show.
The song was too high, the lyrics were a bit too close to home
and there were only 3 of us on stage.
I had a little anxiety attack before hand.
I was a complete mess.
I did it though and am proud I did and overcame a fear.
Everybody loved it and said it was their favorite.
A little boost of confidence goes a long way.
Whether I do it again...that is a mystery.
But still proud.
Now for your amusement.

Gratitude Rocks!!!!
- Lexie for capturing this moment, Visiting Teaching, a book I am looking forward to learn and grow from (more on that when I am done)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Goals or Chores

I am not a fan of goals.
To me they are more like chores that you need to accomplish but don't want to do
I know there are goals out there that people do want to see through
I just have never come to find any that are realistic.
So my "goals" for the rest of the month are as follows;
- Make cookies. It's been a while since I baked
- Get better sleep.
 - Grocery shopping. I HATE this chore, if I can pay someone to do this I would.
 - Survive a camping trip. I am camper that does one night. This one will be 2 nights.
 - Finish movies that have been on my DVR since last April.
- Get to the temple.

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- Oliver J Gillman, subtitles (so that I can attempt to sing the right words to a musical), soap, gorgeous weather that we had today 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Huge Impact

My friends are very important to me
They are my second family
And I have had some really close friends come into my life
that have impacted it in more ways than one.
The one friend that has seen me through some happy times
as well as the really low parts of my life
has been this guy.
This is Dave
I have talked about him before but I will enlighten you further
This guy is simply amazing
He is so patient with me, this guy deserves a medal.
He has helped me be the person that I am today
and each day I know him has blessed my life.
I am indebted to this boy forever.
You know that song from Wicked 'For Good'?
That is our relationship.
I know that he came into my life for a reason
I have learned more about myself and my capabilities because of him
He is leaving Arizona at the end of the year
and I will be deeply sad when he goes on to better things.
Vielen Dank Dave für alles, dass Sie für mich gemacht haben. Ich liebe Sie Kumpel!

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- Denim Dave, a patient boss, anti-virus programs (stupid virus on the computer), normallcy

Friday, May 13, 2011


What are your hobbies?
I have always hated this question.
A person would answer this question on a survey, a date, getting to know you questionnaire
I think the reason I have always despise this question
is because I feel I have no hobby.
To me hobbies are crafty
And remember I hate crafts
I was talking to Kara about what my hobbies are and
I have concluded that my hobby is eating.
I love to do it
I can never get sick of it
It makes me happy
It relieves my stress
It feels my bored void
And I love tasting new and exciting foods
Yep, eating is my hobby

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- Molina's (picture above), blogger getting fixed, clean clothes, music that makes me smile

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh the places I've been

I have been to a lot of places.
Well maybe not a lot but some really fun places.
I have only the left the country twice and it was only to Canada and Mexico.
Someday I will visit the rest of the world.
But I will share two of my favorites.
Hawaii and NYC

Hawaii was Ah-Mazing!
If I could bring my family, friends and job there it would be the best place to live
The people are so friendly
The weather is so crisp and clean
The view is amazing from any direction
It clearly is paradise

I know I am not in the picture below but I was there.
Such a beautiful city
I felt at home there and have such a desire to go back.
Gratitude Rocks!!!
- a camera to capture moments, airplanes to get me to these places, money to afford to go back

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Life's Soundtrack

I thought that this one would be hard.
I could only think of 3 songs.
Then I went through my playlist, then had to narrow it down to 15

1) Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Anytime I took a quiz to know what your theme song is, this always came up.

2) Sara(h) - Starship
Do I need to explain this?
It's my ringtone ;)

3) Somebody To Love - Queen
I should have this playing out loud everywhere I walk.

4) Imagine - John Lennon
This song was playing in the car of my earliest memory

5) Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing - SheDaisy
I try not to

6) Because I Have Been Given Much - Hymn
This is my favorite hymn and I try my hardest to be grateful for all that I have been blessed with

7) I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
Not only am I loyal but this song is the theme to The. Best. TV. Show.

8) Smile - Charlie Chaplin
I love this song and hope that my smile brightens people's day

9) Today My Life Begins - Bruno Mars
A friend gave me this song and anytime I am down I play this and it lifts my spirits

10) Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Sometimes all I want to do is be lazy and not do a thing
Sometimes I accomplish that goal.

11) Only The Strong Survive - Elvis Presley
Amen. Amen!!

12) Good Life - OneRepublic
Two lines from this song are on my blog header.

13) Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Again, another song that brings me out of the dumps
I didn't think I was always in the dumps but apparently I am.

14) A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella
I have had plenty of dreams in my life, crazy and wonderful, that I would love to come true.
Someday. Someday.

15) I Enjoy Being A Girl - Flower Drum Song
As hard as it is sometimes, I really do enjoy it.
Plus I have all of my 'bring me out of the slum songs'

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- a mouth full of teeth, DVR, faith, a good story that had me rolling

Monday, May 9, 2011


Are habits really that bad?
I don't think so.
If you think about it they are only annoying to those surrounding you.
And you don't even notice any of your annoying/bad habits
unless someone tells/complains to you.
So I have been racking my brain to try to think of something.
The only thing that came to mind is that
I have a habit of never finishing books that I start to read.
In fact I am going through them in my head and I am already up to 10 books.
There are plenty more I'm sure.
My teacher mother with emphasis on reading is probably thinking this is not my child.
So if you have a book that you want me to read make sure it comes in movie form.

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- Spending a lazy Sunday with mom, comfort food, Dropbox, a fun new musical, Nicole Buckley Gillman (Happy Birthday lil sis!!)

Friday, May 6, 2011

If these weren't in my life...

...I don't know what I would do.
First let's chat about these two women that are with me in the photo below.
One, my sister Nicole,
We are as different as night and day
But I love her with all my heart.
Her birthday is coming up and she is having her first Mother's Day
May is this girls month
She is so smart, talented, and her laugh is so contagious
She, as well as her husband Brady, have given me the cutest nephew
This girl is naturally beautiful and I am in love with her dark features
I love you Buckley!
Second, my Madre
My mom is without a doubt the best!
She raised us all by herself and I know she will be forever blessed for her patience, courage, and will power to do what she has done for Nicole and I.
She and I are so similar it's sometimes scary.
We look like each other as well as think like each other
It comes in handy but sometimes it can bite us and we start to argue
She is my best friend!
I love you Mom!
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Also I can't live with out movies
Movies describe me
People know me as the girl that loves movies
Who would I become with out them?
Probably someone normal
But that seems boring
I watch movies constantly
At work, home, heck I even have them on my phone
Last time I counted I own almost 400
The crazy thing is that that number will continue to grow
Happy thought in deed!
Just so you all know,
My favorite movie...
The Sting
Watch it! You will love it!

*Little disclaimer
Since I don't have a computer at home my days are business days
No updates on the weekend

Gratitude Rocks!!
- Goldfish crackers, updates on a friends love life (i live vicariously through them), Burger House burritos, warm weather, loans that are paid for

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interesting Facts...

Day 1
A latest photo of me
This is from Easter at a friends family gathering
All I need now is my duck
15 Interesting Facts of Yours Truly
1) I can probably only count on 2 hands how many books I have read as an adult.
2) I fear the dentist. I can't help it, I cry during cleanings
3) I have a had a total of 3 jobs
4) I am not homophobic but I am homophobic when my straight friends act homosexual
5) I am learning to love the outdoors & getting dirty
6) I am having the hardest time sleeping through the night right now
7) I used to hate texting. Now I am completely in love with it. Granted it helps to enjoy who I am texting
8) I love to shop for greeting cards. I could pa-rooze through all of them & never get bored
9) I am becoming somewhat of a germ-a-phob. Kinda scary
10) I would rather hang out with the guys (still love you, girlfriends)
11) I cry at everything! I blame the Bingham gene
12) Team Droid!!!
13) I hate, nay, despise crafts
14) I get super sad when I leave food places. Why couldn't I just remember to grab it?
15) I love that I can fit into medium shirts now. (yes, I kinda wanted to brag)

Gratitude Rocks!!!
- Kara for the loan of her memory foam, Jakeb for his amazing hugs, easy access to my scriptures on my phone, Netflix

30 Day Challenge

I've lost all gumption to blog.
Maybe it's because I have nothing to share.
Also because I need to get pictures from a friend of the things I have been doing.
It's just gone I tell you!
So I feel in order to get back in the groove,
I'm going to do this 30 day challenge.
As a result of blog stalking I found this on a friends blog that she doesn't know I read.
Should be fun & a challenge.
Day 01 - A recent picture of you & 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02 - A picture of something you can't live without
Day 03 - A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 04 - List 15 songs that represent your life's soundtrack
Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you've been to
Day 06 - A hobby you have
Day 07 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09 - Something/someone you're proud of
Day 10 - A story about a past relationship
Day 11 - A picture of something you dislike
Day 12 - A picture of your room & don't chest by cleaning it. Share a secret
Day 13 - Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them
Day 14 - A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions
Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle & share the first 10 songs that play
Day 16 - Something you could live without
Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19 - Nicknames you have & how or why you have them
Day 20 - If you had 3 wishes, what would they be
Day 21 - Share a picture from your day
Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23 - what is something you crave
Day 24 - Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of
Day 25 - What I would find in your bag
Day 26 - Places you want to visit before you die
Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then
Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30 - A picture of you today & 20 goals you want to accomplish