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5 Bloggers I’m Loving Right Now

At least by Oklahoma standards, it is FREEZING outside today! So cold in fact, that I woke up to an automated text from my school district telling me that classes had to be cancelled (surprise!). Today will be all about staying warm, taking it easy, and catching up with my favorite bloggers! Because you’re reading mine, I’m assuming you and me both love a good blog. Blogs are inspiring and personal, beautiful and real. Bloggers have a way of inspiring us that almost nothing else does. In honor of my little snow day, I’d love to introduce you to five of the …

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Outfit of the Week// MadeWell Love

MadeWell is one of my happy places. I love the simplicity of their style, and how they manage to pull off an edgy-meets-feminine vibe. In this post I talked about my love for the MadeWell Transport Tote, but it doesn’t stop there! There’s plenty of MadeWell in my closet. Like this little plaid number— which was worth the not-exactly-Target price since I can wear it to work, too! And it’s on major, major sale! My necklace is from Rocksbox. Have you heard of them? It’s kind of like a combination of Le Tote and Stitch Fix, only for jewelry. I’ll write a …

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Launch Party!

Hey, you! I’m so glad you’re here. Because to be honest, there was a good three years when I wasn’t sure that this day would ever come…and it’s here! Thank you for visiting PartyofSarah.com on our blog launch… just by being here, you’re a part of one of the happiest days of my life! (Also, aren’t these confetti push-pops the most magical things ever? It was a perfect way to celebrate this launch!) I had the idea for this post while I was watching the Gilmore Girls reboot. Have you seen it yet? No spoilers, I promise, but remember when Rory is …

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3 Steps to Setting (And Keeping!) Your New Year Resolutions (plus a free worksheet!)

For the longest time I hated the entire concept of New Year Resolutions. You would think the idea of setting goals and getting organized for an entire year would be the kind of thing I would love, but no. Just, bleck. No. I didn’t like them because I never kept them, and that made me feel like a failure. So for a couple of years, I just ignored the concept completely. It’s no wonder I spent those years pretty direction-less. But something tells me I’m not the only one, so I figured maybe we should discuss! Here’s what I finally figured out: it …

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Spruce Up Your Space for the New Year (On a Budget!)

Something about a New Year makes me want to freshen up my space more than usual. If I could, I would redecorate at least one room in my house every 2 or 3 months. I LOVE home decor, especially if it’s budget home decor. There’s something about freshening up a room and making it feel totally different than it did before that just gets all my creative juices flowing. And because I love home decor so much, I’m always itching to try new things when I see them on the shelf at HomeGoods or on Pinterest. But yeah, it’s a pricey habit. …

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Stop Starving at Work! 5 Snacks You NEED in Your Office

Alright, here’s one of my worst habits: I forget to eat. Some of you may be thinking that that doesn’t sound so bad, but trust me, it’s not good. It usually results in me not realizing I’ve skipped a meal until I’m absolutely starving, and have lost all ability to make a smart decision about what I should eat. And then I gorge on like twenty McNuggets and a large fry and a strawberry milkshake and maybe also a cheeseburger and call it good. Until (duh) ten minutes later when I have a headache and stomachache and everything aches, and there goes …

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The Truth About LipSense (from someone who doesn’t sell it!)

I’d seen people raving about LipSense products from SeneGence for a few months on Facebook, but I’m usually not someone who pays much attention to products from direct sales companies. You know? In general I think the products under-deliver and are over-priced. Not to mention, it’s really hard for me to accept a product review from someone who is selling the stuff. You know what I mean? Well, I am not being compensated in any way, shape, or form for this post. Even if you wanted to buy it from me after you read this post, ya can’t. I don’t sell it! So from …

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Outfit of the Week// The Little Red Dress, Teacher Style

Did you know that I’m a teacher by day? I am! You can read more about how I spend my days here, but the gist of it is that I’m 26 year-old who teaches high school students, so I have to put a bit of thought into my teacher style. I’m young and (as you can tell) am not exactly tall. When I first started teaching I dressed way more professional than I do now: blazers, pencil skirts, the whole she-bang. But ultimately it wasn’t really “me” and I think my students could sense that too. I’ve done quite a bit of tweaking …

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My Publishing Journey (so far!)

My dream is to be able to write as my full-time job. Not only this blog, which I love, but the REAL joy of my heart is in writing fiction. So of course, I’m aiming to become a published writer. You can read about my first book here if you’re interested in learning more! In a few weeks I will be publishing the full story of how I finally managed to write my first novel, when I was 23. It was the most magical, exciting process of my life and I cannot wait to tell you all about it! In the meantime, I …