Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! I wanted to write a quick post to wish everyone the happiest of holidays. Whatever you celebrate and however you spend your day, I hope that you have the most amazing time doing it! Enjoy your day with your family or if it’s just a normal day for you, make it your best yet. Happy holidays!! Much love. -Sarah
Hi everyone and happy happy Thanksgiving! I will keep this post short and sweet so that all of you can get back to enjoying quality time with your friends and family. Thanksgiving is easily one of my favorite holidays, mainly because I love to eat! BUT, I also love being able to prepare a big meal with my family and friends and sit down at the table to enjoy it all together. Then, my family always concludes our Thanksgiving feast with movies or games afterwards, which is a total blast because the Mushenheims are a competitive people!
Thanksgiving is an all around fun day. Everyone at home is in a great mood, the house smells amazing from all of the delicious food being cooked, and we even opt to use the fancy dining room table to eat our meal at. In fact, Thanksgiving is the one holiday that I can always recall enjoying throughout the years and I have every intention of adding another exceedingly pleasant holiday to the books today.
I hope that all of my wonderful friends, readers, and followers on lifewithlilred have a beautiful day today! Enjoy yourselves, your family, and your loved ones and EAT ALL THE FOOD! How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? What is the best Thanksgiving side dish? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
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Hi everyone and happy Sunday! Omg. I am literally SO excited for tomorrow and Tuesday that I really just can’t even. Tomorrow, my darling boyfriend is moving back to Ohio from North Carolina to be with yours truly. We are so in love and so unbelievably thrilled for the next steps in our relationship. This week we’ll be looking for apartments for him and I have a few in mind so it’s going to be really fun to explore all of them together! I’m picking him up from the airport tomorrow morning and I’m so insanely happy that I don’t even care about waking up at the (butt)crack of dawn to do it. Eeeeeee!!!!
So, my boyfriend moving back home is super exciting BUT that’s not all!! My sister, Kristen, is literally my favorite person on the planet. Perhaps even more so now considering that she’s taking me to see my favorite band on the planet, AFI, on Tuesday for my birthday. My emo fantasy band is performing at my favorite venue on the planet, the House Of Blues, in Cleveland on Tuesday and I get really verklempt just thinking about it.
I have been BEGGING Kristen for months to get me tickets for my birthday ever since I saw that my boys were coming to our neck of the woods and, like an amazing sister/best friend, she pulled through. I am more than prepared to headbang and cry the entire time and it’s going to be a beautiful, wonderful, fantastic night! And, in our sister tradition, we are totes getting Taco Bell after the show, which is what we always do after going to the House Of Blues. I LOVE US! ❤
I am so beyond ready for my Super, Crazy, Exciting Week and I can’t wait to tell you all more about it as the days go by! Who else has exciting plans for the week? What summer concerts are you planning on attending? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
With the stress of full time school, three jobs, and two volunteer organizations that I work with, I never made a birthday post for my boyfriend! Kyle turned twenty-eight on October 17th and he has been consistently reminding me since then that he didn’t get to be on my blog for his birthday (aw!). Well, I say better late than never so this post is to celebrate my darling Kyle Kyle!
Kyle and I had so much fun on his birthday and lots of really good food was involved! We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch where he got to break out the birthday sombrero. And for dinner, we went to a hibachi style restaurant where their birthday duck mascot (lol?) came to our table, banged his drum, and gave us free ice cream! I took too many pictures to count that day, mainly of Kyle eating, but I thought that I would share some of my favorites with you!
^^^ WHAT A CUTIE!
I love you so much, Kyle! I hope you had as much fun celebrating your special day as I did! Happy almost month late birthday!! ❤
I hope everyone is having a fab start to their weekend! What do restaurants in your neck of the woods do for birthdays? How did you celebrate your birthday this year? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
Heyy everyone and happy Saturday! And most importantly, happy one day until my 21st birthday!!! I had a beautiful day yesterday with my darling little BFF Lea at the Toledo Zoo for my birthday day trip celebration, so let me tell you all about it! WELL, we left Cuyahoga Falls yesterday around 9:30 and arrived at the zoo a little before twelve after an over two hour drive. We had to stop one time in Sandusky so I could go to the bathroom and we ran into quite a few characters before we even got to the zoo in the McDonald’s facilities…There was a lady with the longest pee Lea and I have ever heard that prevented both of us from going, which was AWFUL because I could barely walk from having to pee so bad. And then we can’t forget the girl who we ran into as we were washing our hands who was dressed up as a cat – face paint, tails, ears, the whole shebang. But hey, to each their own! After we relieved ourselves we made it to the zoo after another hour or so and unfortunately I had to pee AGAIN once we got there! This time it was even more urgent than the first which I didn’t even think was humanly possible! SO after another pee, we purchased our tickets from two evil, unhelpful, rude, rude, rude ladies and entered the Toledo Zoo! We explored the first half of the zoo which had elephants, penguins, primates, alligators, crocodiles, birds, reptiles, bears, tigers, and a gorgeous brand new aquarium. Unfortunately after we finished up at the elephant exhibit at the very end of the first half of the Toledo Zoo it began to rain really hard. But luckily, I packed my emergency beanie (the “E-Beanie”) to protect my red locks from the rain and Lea and I found shelter under the roof of a building. After surviving the downpour in Naked & Afraid: Toledo Zoo Edition, the sun came out and we were ready for some snacks and to get to the next half of the zoo that we still had to explore. We got some super delicious French fries that we finished before we even paid for them (whoops!) and of course some Dippin’ Dots because it’s our zoo tradition! YUM! We didn’t have much time to explore the second half of the zoo because we were unaware that they closed at four on weekdays rather than five – actually we didn’t find this out until about ten minutes before they closed because I consulted the map for some reason or another. As luck would have it though, the second half of the zoo was smaller than the first half so despite the speedy walk through of it we still got to see almost everything – rhinos, wolves, hippos, polar bears, sea lions, eagles, and a bunch of African Savannah animals including our all time favorite, GIRAFFES! They were so glorious!!!! We finished our zoo adventure by watching the majestic giraffes walk around their vast Savannah-esque habitat which was shared with other species of animals like ostriches, gazelles, antelopes, and more. It was a completely perfect day! Here’s a few of the pictures that I took during our Toledo Zoo visit:
^^^ WTF is that fish? Hahaha! I’m so sad that I can’t upload videos on here because I have the cutest video of my favorite part of exploring the zoo…While watching the sweet gorillas in their exhibit with another family the gorgeous creatures were just kind of hanging out and lounging and eventually the family by us left. As soon as this family made their exit one of the gorillas decided to show off for me and Lea by rolling up and down the hill like a little kid. He went back and forth again and again until he tired himself out and it was seriously the most precious thing ever! He could probably sense that it was a special day for Lea and I and wanted to give us a little pre-birthday performance!
Yesterday was such a blast and I seriously had the best time with my darling Lea! We had so much fun during everything – the car rides, the zoo, the stormy weather (Lea and I are great at making not so good stuff enjoyable – one of the many reasons why I love our friendship!), and of course the Dippin’ Dots! What a fabulous birthday day trip extravaganza! Tonight I’ll be going out to dinner and the bars with my friends so you probably won’t hear from me tomorrow on my birthday due to a very probable hangover. SO that means I’ll be officially twenty-one the next time you talk to me on the usual Monday Update segment! AHHHH! I hope all of you are having a terrific day so far! What is everyone up to this weekend? Any fun plans? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
SARAH’S BIRTHDAY COUNTDOWN: ONE DAY LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
^^^ Lololol this classic one hit wonder was our driving theme song yesterday! #love
Ohhhhh yes, another glorious No Makeup Sunday is upon us yet again…thank freaking GAWD. Today is my all time favorite day of the week. No makeup, sweats, and best friend time with my darling Kate. What could be better? Nothing, that’s what. Today’s hang out is a special day because Kate has an interview for an internship with a marketing company tomorrow, so everyone be sure to wish her luck! For the occasion I got her some sweet little pick me up treats at Tuesday Morning. I don’t know if that store is just an Ohio thing, but it’s pretty fabulous. I went yesterday with my parents and it was a blast. Tuesday Morning is kind of like TJMaxx but for home goods and decorations and whatnot. Here’s a PicStitch of what I picked up for my boothang:
Isn’t that adorable?! I saw the Paris themed journal and it screamed “KATE” at me, so of course I had to get it. Then when I saw the quirky book box I thought it would be the perfect thing to stow the journal away in. And the best part about this gift? I won’t give you an exact amount, but I paid less than twenty dollars for it, which is amazing considering I feel like these look pretty expensive. So needless to say, if there’s a Tuesday Morning in your neck of the woods, make sure you check it out!
During No Makeup Sunday tonight Kate is being kind enough to help me out with my math homework, which I should have done at some point during my week off for spring break but decided not to…whoops! Thank goodness Kate’s a math whiz, especially because I have a quiz the day I come back to class this Tuesday. #gross Today is my last day of my spring break, and I’m so happy that I get to spend it No Makeup Sunday style! Yesterday I had an unexpectedly good day as well. I had a lovely afternoon with my parents, which hasn’t happened in a while. I forgot to mention that my mom and dad have started taking ballroom dancing classes and it’s basically the cutest thing ever. I love watching them practice their steps together. More importantly, I love watching them get mad at each other when a toe gets stepped on! It’s so precious to watch, I can’t even begin to describe it! If Dancing With The Middle Class were a TV show my parents would take home the mirror ball trophy for sure! Yesterday evening I got coffee with one of my evil exes (but not quite an ex since we never “officially” dated, but you get the point). Anyways, it went a lot better than I expected it to go, so I guess that’s cool. This dude owed me a major apology and it felt good to actually hear it in real life rather than via a text message or whatever. I’m pretty ambivalent about it either way, but we’ll see.
^^^ Today is promising to be a beautiful day, so naturally it calls for my favorite song in the whole wide world! I hope all of you guys have a fabulous Sunday doing whatever it is that you do! Make sure you drop by and leave Kate some good luck love for her internship interview in the comments! Any questions or concerns? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah