As of Late.

Things around here have been pretty hectic as of late. Working and preparing for getting back into school this fall has been consuming a good chunk of my time. Thankfully, priorities have been written down and sat in front of me. I have still set aside space for things like making breakfast with friends on rainy mornings, reading, and plenty of french press cups of coffee before work. 
I just finished reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (which I highly recommend to all of you). I haven't been consumed in a good book in quite a while. It's so fun to get lost in the pages of another time and seeing into another's life and mind. Reading is such a refreshing activity, that's been my main retreat lately. I have been dragging a reading material everywhere with me and pulling it out in any spare time... breaks at work, free time at home, and grabbing it when I'm sitting with family in front of the Television. I've been waking up a half hour earlier than required and enjoying a small breakfast with myself while thinking about the day that lies before me. 
These small moments and minute activities have really helped keep me running lately. 
I'm so excited for fall. I feel it's going to carry many new beginnings. Two of my close friends have moved places recently, another has gotten engaged, and another is starting a new job. I am so excited about these surrounding changes, even though I personally am not experiencing them, it's neat to observe how they adjust to the changes. This fall I will be beginning at a new school, I'm rather excited about making new friends and learning new things. 
It's been raining almost every day here for the past two weeks; which is really peculiar for August. None of us are complaining, but I think it's making us crazy about Autumn being just around the corner. 
I'm getting giddy thinking about hayrides, apple cider, plaid, scare crows, pumpkins, and falling leaves. 

Thanks for always listening.
Truly // Sarah 

P.S. I would love to read about some of your favorite things about Autumn. Also, any good book recommendations, I'm looking for a new escape. :)


  1. You have such lovely photos! My favourite thing about Autumn is the layers and cool air. My English skin does not fair well in anything but cloud cover. Plus this fall I decided to sew myself my "back to school" clothes as a little challenge so I am looking forward to that! I can't help you with the books though... I just listen to history podcasts all day! haha

  2. redeeming love, what an amazing & beautifully emotional book. it's the best.

  3. Love these photos, Sarah!

    I must say, my room mates sure are cute!

  4. love the sunflower on your desk. i hope you have some relax time despite your busy schedule.
    i'm currently reading the game of thrones series and i'm so into it. for lighter read One Hundred Names from Cecelia Ahern is not disappointed as well. i love crime-fiction novels so i read a lot of it lately.

  5. i LOVE your photos- especially the ones of you and your friends making breakfast. those waffles look deeelicious. and i haven't had a moment to read a book in forever...except Game of Thrones. But THAT is an undertaking haha.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  6. SO happy to have found your blog this morning! new follower :)

  7. oh i love that book so much!! makes me cry. it really impacted the way i see my relationship with God... another book i love is "all is grace", brennan manning's memoir.

  8. I'm so excited for autumn. I've been really trying to enjoy the little moments lately, too. One of my favorites is walking to work by myself with my headphones turned all the way up!

    Ladyface Blog

    P.S. I really really want waffles now!

  9. I've not found myself lost in a book in the longest time. I just finished university studying English Literature, and so for years everything I read was kind of a chore! So glad to be finished now, so I have complete literary autonomy again! Will have to have a read up about Redeeming Love! :) I'm so happy I've found your blog, it's so gorgeous!


  10. those sunflowers !

  11. I love Francine Rivers! Another trilogy by her that I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend is the "Mark of the Lion" series. It's changed my life. AND it has some amazing Godly romance in it!

  12. lovely! I have been reading Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult!