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A Taste of Italy: Dessert Style

Things I miss about Italy:
  1. The food.
  2. The free time.
  3. Getting lost.
  4. The people.
  5. Being there.
  6. Did I mention the food?

Let the desserts begin…

Having a cafe this good right next door to the study center was a dangerous, although delicious, combination.

Well world, I have been missing for quite some time. Classes started and with them came deadlines and late-nights and time-management and all of the things that long summer days with nothing to do make you somehow want back. Now that I have it all I’d gladly trade (any offers?…didn’t think so). This year is a big year, one that is supposed to feel entirely different, one with a fancy title: Senior Year. I can happily say it is living up to this title so far. I started a new internship with an incredible company (you WANT to check them out: Onyx Group). Also, The Well has moved into a new Warehouse! And even bigger news: some changes to the blog will be coming. In a couple of weeks you’ll see signs of some “construction” happenings. Don’t be alarmed. I’ll be back. So check often, and keep me in mind as some shifts in the blog are underway (Including NOT having to click to see the full size image: I’m SO excited about that!).

Happy Saturday! (Season Premiere of SNL: Get pumped!)

Hosea 6

Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.
Hosea 6:3

Kate Shoot: Part 1

A little while back I posted a sneak peek of my good friend Kate and a shoot we put together while studying abroad in Florence this summer. Of course being overseas sent us on the hunt for the perfect souvenirs for loved ones. Kate approached me with a sweet and thoughtful gift for her boyfriend: a Florence photoshoot! I, of course, thought this was the greatest idea for a gift! We spent one of our last days abroad walking the beautiful streets of Florence finding inspiration around every corner. Enjoy the first of a 2 part post of Kate’s beautiful shoot.

One of the awesome ideas Kate had with this shoot was to create a collage of the images from it. Although the following collage isn’t the one she gave to her boo, it was definitely inspired by her creative idea. Love when we can learn/be inspired by others!

Okay, now for a change of scenery.

And lastly, this shot was one of my favorites to try to get. It consisted of a lot of laughs and “Kate, just blow me a kiss. Okay?”

More soon. ;]

Foggy Camera Lens

  1. My new roommate Alex found a very pretty field.
  2. We went to check it out.
  3. My camera lens fogged when I got out of the car.
  4. I kind of like the results.
  5. Enjoy. And check back soon. Lots to post.
Rain on the way.
[I highly recommend clicking on the image to view the full size. It will rock your world.]

Much To Do

Some days I read the Word and can’t help but stop in my tracks. I found such irony in the verse I read this morning, shortly after making my latest to-do list [the real one, not just the fun summer one].
“Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.
You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
Proverbs 19:20-21
I’m so thankful my plans aren’t the only thing involved. Life would be a whole lot messier if I were in charge.

Hello sunshine.

It’s summer time! Oh yes, the freckles and the sunscreen are out in full force. One plus to living in Florida again is close proximity to the beach [although my heart is still in Cinque Terre, Italy]. A few weeks ago I spent Fourth of July week with part of my family in Englewood beach, a life long tradition. Each year we have the opportunity to get together, relax, tan, and just BE with each other [one very interesting game of Fish Bowl topped off the trip!].  Enjoy a few moments from a very special place with very special people.

This next one is so sweet. My cousin Annie and her youngest son Matthan.

Hello sky.

More very, very soon.

“For whatever we lose [like a you or a me]
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.”
e. e. cummings

Kate: Sneak Peek

I’m rarely [very rarely] at a loss for words. And this picture evaporates all the ones I’d usually  use. Introducing my good friend Kate, an Italy and Interior Design friend. Looking forward to posting the rest of her pictures…and I’m sure you are too by now.

Updates from Italia

Strangely enough my time in Italy is coming to an end. We entered the trip knowing it would fly by but it’s still sad when that concept becomes a reality. Last night we got back to Florence after 2 days in Padua and Venice. [On a side note: I LOVE visiting other Italian cities and on the bus ride home, as my eyes are closing from the weight of exhaustion and too much pasta, thinking about how nice it is that “home” has become Florence.] Venice is possibly my favorite place we visited so far.

A lot has happened over the last 4 1/2 weeks– inside and out (I’ll explain in a little bit). Good news is my jeans still fit despite the constant consumption of pasta and pastries and NUTELLA, which I have made the executive decision to leave behind in Italy.

Also in the mode of decision-making, I decided a fun way to catch-up on everything that has happened this trip would be to post pictures and entries from my travel journal so I can hopefully piece together[in a logical order] my experience. Only hitting on some main trips– otherwise I’d be blogging for the next year about Italy.

For now, enjoy a couple pictures of my outward transformation* and I’ll be catching up soon. Ciao!

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23

(It’s perfectly straight on my back in person, I just have bad posture in the pics) I wanted this tattoo while I was home in the States and then decided it would make for a great story to have it done while here in Florence. So, in a very un-Sarah fashion, I went to DRAGON TATTOO (you read that right) and in a matter of 20 minutes I had this extremely unique souvenir.

Well, more soon. Love you all.