Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I'm loving Wednesday-Make up

I'm linking up with Jamie today so show y'all some new products I am loving today!

1) I am loving Bath and Body Works new spring line. This candle is Blackberry Grapefruit and it's so good. Isn't over powering, like it's-giving-me-a-headache. Not to much, which I like. 

2) I am loving Mary Kay Lash Love in black. I love it so much, does everything I want. Lengthens and makes me actually look like I have lashes too. 

3) I am loving EOS lip balm. This stuff is amazing! Love that it's organic too.

4) I am loving Kiss nails. I started uses fakes because I like the look better and so far they are great! and cheap :)

5) This product will get it's own post but I am loving MAC liquid foundation. It looks so natural but covers everything. Expensive? Yes. But worth it. 

Do you use anything that I've shown? 


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jack and Jill-March 24th 2012.

My brother and Danielle. That's D's brother in the background. 

I'm finally sitting down after being on my feet since 2pm yesterday. No lie.

Yesterday was Ryan's (bro-ham) and Danielle's (future SIL) Jack and Jill shower. It's basically a night of drinking, games and raising money to give to the couple. It was so much work but so worth it.

It was the best night and pretty sure we raised a couple grand for them.

There were door prizes, raffles and a toonie toss to win a bottle of grey goose which I would have won but someone on D's side beat me. I do say, people were so shocked that I came in second!

There was a push up competition which If you ask me, Ryan totally won.      

I loved the clean trash talking between the Toronoians and the Peterbroughians.

Us girls made t-shirts that said Team Donnelly and Team Hannon on them. I got one of each because even though I'm a bridesmaids, I'll always been Team Hannon.

Such a great night. So much fun!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Summer in March?

I'm loving this weather we are having.  It's gone from winter, negative degree winds to lets wear summer dresses because it's so hot out weather. 

It's so nice to take the kids out earlier to play at placement, so sarah can tan

It's so nice to wear flats and sunglasses. 

It's so nice to run without coughing up a lung from the cold. 

It's nice to sit outside reading some catching fire while listening to the neighbourhood children laugh while bike riding. 

Honestly, this sunny weather is so good for the soul. 

Summer-like weather? Please stick around. 


Thursday, March 22, 2012

maybe 20 isn't all that bad.

I have no idea why I was dreading turning the big 2-0 yesterday.

Maybe it's because my teenage years are gone. Never will I be a teen, where I've spent the last what? 7 years?

Maybe it is because the jump from 29 to 20 to me is such a big one. Like 49 to 50 was to my mother.

But, I'm ready to be 20. I feel like it's such a grown up age and I'm excited for that. I feel like a lot of people look down on teenagers just because they have an "teen" infront of their name.

I think that since I was pretty down about this birthday, the BFF made sure I was surprised.

And I was.

I walked into my room from placement and about 60 balloons were in my room.

Karen got off her placement earlier than me and blow up balloons while I was gone. I tell ya, she's a sneaky one!

Wonder what will happen during my 20th year? Wanna take bets?


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

20 things

As you know, My 20th birthday was yesterday and in honour of that I've put together a list of 20 things you may not know about me...or maybe you do and then it's just a re-fresher!

1) I have one older brother named Ryan, we are 5 years a part.

2) My great-great-great aunt Louie was the first female scout leader of Canada. Before this it was only men. Yea, that's my familys' claim to fam.

3) I have had the same best friend for 20 years. Karen and I have known each other, honestly, since birth. I love her.

4) I have know I've wanted to be a teacher since grade 3. I was that kid who read stories to my classmates pretending they were my "students."

5) I am a huge daddy's girl.

6) I went to highschool with  the hocky player Chris Tanev. He is a year older than me and plays mainly for the minors in hockey but he does get called up from the NLH to play!

7) I sleep with my baby blanket each night. That thing is 25 years old, looks disgusting but I love her, or him, it's gender changes.

8) I am a proud Canadian.

9) But I LOVE the states.

10) My Grandpa Hannon is my hero. WW2 vet, shot, paralyzed on right side of body, didn't let that stop him.

11) My favourite cookies are oatmeal raisin.

12) My favourite colour is purple

13) My favourite number is 16. No reason, just like it.

14) I dream of moving to the country.

15) I listen to very trashy music while running. The more curse words...the faster I run.

16) You know the zodiac signs? My brother is the first day of peices and I'm the last.

17) My Grandpa Campbell (mom's dad) and I LOVE cherry pie and vanilla milkshakes. My grandma Campbell says its scary how alike we are.

18) I still call Karen's parents Mr and Mrs. E. It sounds so strange to call them by their names.

19) I am a huge animal lover and my heart breaks when I hear of animals that are neglected and abused.

20) I'm excited to be 20 but I have cried because my teenage years are gone.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Hersey Kisses Pretzels-Guest Post

When Mandy asked on twitter (follow me: @lifeofsarahh) for guest bloggers this week, right away I replied back saying I wanted too.

I was going to write about my up coming 10k but thought y'all might find that boring so instead I am posting my favourite recipe that my best friend found on pinterest.   Seriously, how awesome is that site?

About a month a go my BFF made these for ladies class at church and they were a hit. As I started to plan my future SIL's bridal shower I knew I had to make these.

You will need:

M&M's or Smarties: As many as you want
Pretzel's: As many as you want
Hersey's kisses: You'll need one chocolate for every pretzel

Step 1: Place the chocolates on pretzels
*pre-heat oven at 200*

Wanna know the rest? Then go to Mandy's blog where I finish the recipe.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Ya, I'm strange. Aren't we all?!

pinned here

~ I think of my blog post ideas at work. *Like this one* Don't worry, I watch the pool but what else is there to do when watching people swim from the shallow end to deep end...and again?!

~Speaking of work: I must guard first during lane swim/aquafit. For the past 3.5 years, I've gone on first and now it's a habit.

~I drink my smoothie and read the newspaper in the same spot every morning. If my mom is up at the same time? Oh, God help us. We totally fight over it.

~I make sure to set my alarm 2 minutes early so I have time to update twitter/Intsagram and FB.

~I recently made a YouTube account and now I am obsessed with Jenna Marbles and the Shaytards.
Go check them both out if you haven't.

~I sometimes enjoy reading bridal magazines. This could be why I have my wedding planned out..minus the man.

~I wink back at my cats when they wink at me.

~Speaking of cats, I always make up nicknames for new cats I met. Sammy sounds better as Sammy Wammy in my opinion.
thank you katie for this idea :)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Updates on me

I realized that a lot is going on with me and I haven't really shared with y'all.
Nothing too exciting but just things I wanna write down.

On the weight loss front. It's good. Really good. I am 3 pounds away from my goal weight. That goal I wanted to meet before May 12/2012. Which is my brothers wedding. Pretty sure I'll make my goal before then.

I tried on my dress for the wedding two weeks a go and oh my gawd. It was falling off! I was shocked, but I shouldn't have been, clothes get bigger when you are 20+ lighter.

School is stressful. I'm done classes April 13 which means I have 4.5 weeks left totally not counting. 

Oh placement! Those kids are so cute and I love them so much. Makes me sad I only have 7 days left with them.

Running? Ya, I have a 10k on April 22 and another May 5th but I honestly with school, I've  managed to run 11k in two weeks. Not my best but I know when school is done I'll pick it up. My runs have also been really bad. Like death. I do believe it's the not listen to up beat-trashy-music for lent thing

I'm going to Boston in April for the Boston Marathon! My dad is running the race and since my exams are in late April, I can go! Thank you baby Jesus

Monday, March 12, 2012

Picture Fail

Remember back in the new year how I wrote that one of my goals for 2012 was to take more pictures? To be that annoying family member that has the camera out all the time? Well I fail at that this weekend.

You see, on Saturday my mom and I hosted a lovely bridal shower for my future SIL. And I didn't take a single picture. Not even a picture of the tulips that cost $37.54 to buy.

Not a single picture of me and Danielle.

Or one of my mom and her best friend that she's known since grade 6.

Or of the cheesy decorations.

When everyone left and the clean up started only then did I realize that I didn't take a picture.

In my defence, I was running around like a mad women taking coats, pouring wine for myself for the guests, introducing people to my SIL and explaining to others that no I'm not still 14 years old like I was the last time I saw you and yes, I am 10 days away from turing 20.

It was such a nice shower. So nice to catch up with those I haven't seen since I was 12 and so nice to shower my SIL with love and gifts.

So I promise. No, I pinky swear, for the Jack and Jill I will take loads of pictures.

Friday, March 9, 2012


"Where you live shouldn't matter if you live or die"

Powerful eh? Out of the whole 30 minute video that quote sticks out the most to me. If a man or women kidnapped a child in Canada or the US, you bet this would be all over the news and governments would put an end to it right away.

So why is this going on 8,000 miles away from here?

I know this video is going around on facebook and on blogs, which is awesome! Thank you to those who have posted this video.

It's awesome because Kony's name is getting out there. People are learning about him which is the whole goal about this.

So, if you haven't seen this video, spare 30 minutes and watch. It's well worth it.

And after you watch it, I dare you to tell 5 people in your life about Kony and what he is doing over in Africa.

What the L.R.A and Kony is doing is sickening to me. He needs to be caught and taken care off if you know what I mean...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birthday Wish list

My champagne birthday, which means I'm turning the same age as the day I was born, is coming up on March 20th (get yours cards ready)

Since I'll be 20, and almost at the breaking point where I'll tear up because I'm now old,  I thought I deserve something nice. Something special. Something to take my mind off not being a teenager anymore.

Isn't she beautiful? I even went to go visit her a few days a go. Almost brought her home but wasn't ready to spend a billion dollars on a purse..yet.

I think this is a very good gift to buy myself for my 20th birthday. Or if you want to donate to the Sarah Hannon Fund, that works too.

Happy weekend! I'm off to get ready for my future SIL's bridal shower tommorow! So excited.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Things you hear in Toronto

'We are Canadians and we love snow"- at placement

"He is convicted of manslaughter, 6'0 with a tear drop tattoo under his right eye"-on the news

Person 1: "this isn't cold, I used to live in the prairies"
Person 2: "Oh? It's that cold?"
Person 1: "Not really...I remember a few days being -30, so not that bad"-evesdropping on the subway

"I wanna go to Nunavut for a day...or 5"-again on the bus

'Tanev's playing tonight!"-everyone in my neighbourhood

"Is it cold out or cold-cold?-there is a difference


Yup, those are the types of conversations I have overheard in the past weeks.


Thursday, March 1, 2012


Yup, I did it again. The photo challenge on instagram.  Follow me @lifeofsarahh


I loved january's photo a day but this time it felt like work which I didn't like. With that said, I don't *think* I'll be doing #marchphotoaday.

Will you do the march challenge? I promise I'll "like" your pictures!