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Month: December 2015

2015 Wrap Up

How did I never see Thanks Obama?!

The most delicious meals of 2015

How to fall in love with anyone (according to science!)

Thank you Music Gods for gifting us with another Adele album

Living Proof dry shampoo came into our lives so we may forever have beautiful hair

I did a roadtrip around Scotland, whaaa!

Un-Fancy stopped updating. RIP.

Summary of my 2015 professional life 

RiRi continues to tease us all

Still not sure how I didn’t read about this in the news anywhere

How to style a lob/bob, because it ain’t goin’ anywhere folks

Most accurate description

Oh 2015, you have been interesting. Can’t wait to see what the new year will bring :) Happy New Year’s Eve!!

xx Saryah

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Happy Holidays my blog family!

How was your Christmas? Houston was unusually hot this year at 82 degrees, I’ve been sleeping with the fan on all week. We celebrated with way too many tamales and Santa’s questionable presents.

Every Christmas my work does a wreath auction to raise money for charity (sometimes with holiday vacations included) and I love walking down the hall to see what people made. Last year there was 11 Frozen themed wreaths. Seriously. (This year only two, thank goodness)

Here were my two favs!

IMG_6667IMG_6656This year over $23,000 was raised!! Proud mama moment :)

And now for the Christmas highlights…IMG_6771My favorite present I got! My cousin gets me :)

My mom/Santa got me a paint by numbers as requested, and decided to go in an interesting direction of wild horses..?


I wore this outfit to every holiday party #gonnagetmymoneysworthMy oldest sister got engaged! She’s too cool for school and announced it via emojis like a boss.

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal ;)

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My Precious

When I can’t find my cell phone after one minute of frantic searching and then I see it

and I’m like… 

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Top 5 Books of 2015

Top 5 Books I Read in 2015

Some of these were published in 2015 and are brand new, yay! And some are really old and only just now have gotten on my radar. Most (all) “Top Books of 2015” lists only include books published in 2015, but I say why limit yourself? Cheers to another good reading year! May 2016 bring many more great reads :)

1. Assassination Vacation

murder! suspense! U.S. presidents! historical musicals! Everything I never knew I wanted in a book.

2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

“A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves.” ((first sentence)) whaaaa educational yet ever so morbid. Done and done.

3. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt


4.  A Court of Thorns and Roses

Because sometimes I need to feed the inner YA in me and no one does it better than Sarah J Maas. (ok except for Sarah Dessen, obviously)

So timely! I will never think about the internet/people  the same way again. Maybe not the best written book out there, it is definitely one that has stayed with me and kept me thinking all year round.

What’s on your list?

xx Saryah

PS. Check out these Book Reviews! Me Before You and Wrath and the Dawn

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Mom: Ugh I’m feeling sick

Me: You should go to the doctor before your health insurance runs out next week. No wait. That’s me.

and then I’m like..

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Have a Beautiful Weekend


December= everyone’s birthdays. Tonight I’m celebrating with my bestest!  Have you heard of acuyoga? Acupuncture and yoga combined! I’m trying it this weekend and a little nervous! see you on the other side :) have a beautiful weekend!

.. to the links!

GUYS! New season of Serial started yesterday!!!! In honor, I give you SNL’s Christmas Serial

Would you try hair perfume?

Whaaat? Good news actually making the news!?

Woah, christmas colored deviled eggs??

I don’t know what I’d wear this to, but look how cute!

JK Rowling = Queen of Everything

So cozy, so pretty!

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Trying Something New: Blue October

I dragged my friend with me to see Blue October for the sole reason of hearing them play my 7th grade jam, Calling You. Ok yes still my jam to this day- I know all the words and nothing would make me happier than scream singing them.

Things I learned at a Blue October concert:

  1. I should probably only go to concerts where I know their songs
  2. Old people like Blue October too (like really old)
  3. Sometimes a band needs a 40 minute intermission (?????????????)
  4. You can look up a band’s set list online (amazing, thank you technology!)
  5. “Post rock instrumental” bands are a thing
  6. I will only buy seat tickets because standing is for youths.

IMG_6629(said post rock instrumental band from Austin)

We ended leaving early because it was kinda the worst concert I have ever been to. And they didn’t even play Calling You. I checked. Online.


I’m all for trying something new and always hope for the best, because how great is it when you go out on a limb and it’s a giant success! happy day! shout from the roof tops! annnnd sometimes trying something new leaves you with a fun story for your next trying something new adventure (or awkward work party) :)

xx Saryah


Monday Jams


After lounging around the house all weekend recovering from the sinus allergies from Mordor, I’m ready to kick this week’s butt. anddd need a little help getting amped..

I’d like to take a moment to thank the music gods for R. Kelly’s Remix to Ignition. Yes,  I know all the words. No, I’m not ashamed.

Let’s keep throwing it back with this song.

xx S

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