Hello all, I am frolicking in Seattle and will fill you in when I get back, but for now here's Sara from there is nothing less radiant . Think of it as a little gift from me to you! Sorry, I bet you thought I had a stuff animal!
Hello, all you beautiful 3-Oh-1 Grace St readers! My name is Sara, and I blog over at there is nothing less radiant! I'm so excited to be guest posting today while Samantha is hanging out with Meredith Grey, McDreamy, and the gang in Seattle! Ok - maybe she hasn't watched Grey's Anatomy recently, but I love it, so I can dream that's what she's doing, right?!
Anyways... like I said, I'm Sara!
|this is me - I was crazy bored in the car for 12 hours..|
A couple of things to know about me.. I'm from Nebraska, and even though I appreciate & respect them like crazy, I am not a farmer - I've lived in the capital city of Lincoln pretty much my whole life (except for college). I didn't even know what a combine or pivot was until I went to college! I love Nebraska.. most of the time. What can I say, the weather kind of drives me batty sometimes! And I really love when I find awesome Nebraska bloggers, like Samantha!
I am married to a pretty great guy, named Derek - it will be FIVE whole years in May! We met at a summer job while we were in college, even though we did not go to the same university. We also went to the same high school, but he's two years older than me, so we never knew each other - even though my best friend is two years older than me so I knew a lot of Derek's classmates. Funny how life works out!
I am a momma to two cats that I treat like my children and love with my whole heart, Kiki and Ollie - Kiki's my grumpy old gal who only really loves me and Derek, and Ollie is the cat the phrase "curiousity killed the cat" was framed after. Though I love cats, I am definitely an animal lover of all kinds (I die a little at how freakin' cute Stella the Pug is!).
|Kiki (she's almost 6) // Kiki & Ollie (they kind of hate each other, but not if there's food) // Ollie (he's about 1.5 years old)|
I absolutely love to travel - whether it is to Europe, somewhere in the United States, alone with Derek, to sporting events, or on our family beer-cations (which means we leave Nebraska to go somewhere with great beer and spend our vacation drinking) Colorado, Wisconsin, or Michigan - I'm in!
|Paris, France, view of the city from Notre Dame - I went there for school in 2006|
|on top of Flagstaff Mountain north of Boulder, Colorado|
|Maine, where we went for our honeymoon!|
|One of our favorite spots in Wisconsin - Cedarburg, WI|
|Lake Michigan, from the Michigan side, west of Holland, MI|
Speaking of attending sporting events, since I am a born and raised Nebraskan, I faithfully follow (read: obsess over) Nebraska football - GO BIG RED! I love college and professional football in general though, along with women's & men's basketball, hockey, tennis, and even baseball - if there is beer involved.
|Sea of Red in Lincoln, Nebraska|
|We traveled to the game at Michigan State this year - what a win for the Huskers!|
Hey, look at that - another segue! I also love beer. Not Miller or Bud Lite (though I'm not too snobby to turn one down on a cold day or one mixed with tomato juice!) - I'm talking about craft beer and microbreweries. When it comes to beer, I'll try anything once, even if I know I'm going to hate it (hoppy, or bitter, beers). In fact, Derek and I are going to start home brewing our own beer soon!
|Saw this sign in a microbrewery in Colorado & loved it!|
|a picture of my most favorite beer - the Reverend by Avery Brewing in Boulder, CO|
Finally, what you will probably see most often on my blog - especially right now, since Derek is back in school and I sometimes feel like a single kitty mom - is my slight obsession with nail polish! (Check out my favorite polishes of 2012 here!) Honestly, I change my nail polish about three times a week on average, and I usually have an accent nail of some kind. I even like to dabble in nail art! I really love talking nail polish and trying new things, so stop by, ask me any questions, give me nail art suggestions, or just gape at how much polish I have (I am seriously lucky that my husband has not murdered me yet due to the sheer amount of polish I own..)
|Here's what I had on my nails this Monday - Valentine's Day-themed! Candy hearts :)|
|my favorite nail art I've ever done - for a Graffiti6 concert last year!|
So there's me and my blog in a nutshell! Stop by, say hi, and stay a while! There are some good things coming soon, including the awesome fact that I'm getting a customized blog re-design in the near-ish future! I have also been itching to do a giveaway of my own, because I really like giving! And it would probably involve nail polish, and I really love getting people involved in my little obsession! ;)
You can also follow along with my shenanigans on all kinds of social media platforms! Check out the links below!
Thanks for reading my ramblings, and thanks to Samantha for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself to you!