When Life Hands You Lemons...

Hi sweet people :) It's Thursday which means that Friday is OH SO CLOSE! 
And because you guys are just SO incredible, I have a treat for you today.

I want you to meet my good friend (blog & in real life) Sara! She blogs over at The Lovely Lemon.
I've asked her a few questions so that you can get to know just how wonderful she is!

Take it away Sara!
P.S. There may or may not be a giveaway at the end...just saying ;)

1. Okay, I have to know, where did the name "the lovely lemon" come from? I think it's just so cute!

Why thank you! :)
So, not to get all deep or anything, but I sort of love the idea that we can somehow gain something from the seemingly crappy moments in our lives. You know....the lemons. We can choose to be hopeful and still call those moments lovely. ...was that cheesy? Yes. I am cheesy.

2. Describe the perfect day.

hmmmm... my perfect day. I would be mellow all day long. I'm a go-with-the-flow kinda girl. I would sleep in. Enjoy a LARGE cup of coffee and breakfast with my husband Matt. A little thrifting...I like to treasure hunt ;) . Watch my favorite movies....OR wake up and go to Disneyworld! ....it's a toss up!

3. What is in your purse right this second?

Here's the rundown: (from top to bottom)
business cards and leather case from Pilgrim + Native on etsy. everyone needs snacks, I carry yogurt raisins. Droid phone. hairbrush, flowers headband, vintage scarf. wallet. Burt's Bees everything (berry tinted chap stick, classic chap stick, hand cream) . iPod touch, earbuds, and iPod case from Squid Dumpling on etsy. tissues and hand sanitizer. I ALWAYS carry a couple cute cup sleeves! The buttons on the green one are my very favorite! idea notebook, pen, and sharpie. keys with doo dads by Pilgrim+Native and Squid Dumpling. two pairs of sunglasses (always) in case.

4. You're a big time crafter. What's your favorite thing that you have ever crafted?

Wow. That's a big question. I would have to say that my leather tassel necklace. It's super simple, and kind of plain, but I think it's my favorite accessory. Whenever I am packing to go anywhere it is the first accessory I think to bring. I often wear it by itself, but the best thing is to layer it with 1 (or 2!) other necklaces! I made it forever ago, but it is the most frequently used.

5. What are your 5 favorite books?

Up until a couple of years ago, I wouldn't really have called myself much of a reader. But now I just love it! I have read a couple series, some sappy books about love, marketing based reads, and comedic books....which I think are my favorite. :)

1. The Harry Potter series: yep. I think I'm just going to refer to that as "one book" on the list because, well, there are seven of them and I just can't choose okay?! okay.
2.Catching Fire . I believe this to be THE BEST book in the Hunger Games Series. Although I did greatly enjoy the entire series. This book was, and is, my favorite.
3. The Time Traveler's Wife. This book is both sappy, and raw. Love it.
4. The Lucky One. Yes, I am a Nicholas Sparks person. This is the best one yet in my opinion.....anyone see the movie?
5. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey....LOVE. I was laughing out loud on the first page....maybe event the first sentence. This is what I am reading now and it's already on the favorites list. It's dang good.


up for grabs:
a turquoise beaded fringe necklace from the lovely lemonade shop on easy!

here she is :

It's pretty easy really.....just leave a comment on THIS POST at The Lovely Lemon BEFORE midnight on Sunday June 24th.
that's it.
that's all you have to do to enter...see? easy. ;)
THE WINNER will be selected at random and announced on the lovely lemon on Monday, June 25th!
Good luck! :)

Isn't she great?! TOLD YOU that you were in for a treat :)
Click on over to The Lovely Lemon and show Sara some love from Lovely Little Things!
And you should probably enter the giveaway while you're there...because how cute is that turquoise fringe necklace?Thanks for hanging out on my blog today, Sara!


  1. Love this post! :) I love Nicholas Sparks too but I haven't read this book because my sister ruined it for me and straight up texted me what she thought was going to happen in the end. I haven't considered watching the movie and reading the book after that even though it was already loaded in my kindle app - yes I was that pissed. Hahaha! Great giveaway by the way. That necklace is just too pretty :)

    There's a $50 Shabby Apple gift card giveaway on my blog if you're interested! :)

  2. I love the photos of the stuff in your purse! :) Great post,and I love those books!

  3. I can spot another Disney lover a mile away! Thanks for featuring Sara today, I love finding new blogs I like!


  4. She is too cute! What a gorgeous necklace, and I think I need those yogurt covered raisins - amazing :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. LOVE THIS! Here is my comment to enter the giveaway!

    Melissa from Grin and Barrett

  6. i love that she has yogurt covered raisins in her purse! I love those and they wouldn't last long if they were in mine. : )

  7. I love that you featured Sara, because not only is a your IRL friend, but she's a blogger! Love it! And that necklace? Awesome!

    I might also love her, because she loves The Time Traveler's Wife. SO GOOD. I cried so much. I think I connected with it so much, because the time traveler's age jumps around throughout their relationship, and Mr. TBS and I have a significant age gap. But it's so well-written! Love!

  8. The Time Traveler's WIfe is one of my favorite books as well! I didn't get into reading until my niece was born and I had to find something to occupy my time on the car ride to Austin. It was the second book I read. Absolutely loved it!

  9. both the necklaces featured in this post are gorg!! love them <3

    kelly elizabeth

  10. Love it! That would probably be my favorite day too, sans coffee (I don't drink it, it tastes yucky to me!) and a husband :P

    I'll be definitely entering the giveaway! :)

    <a href="http://kimberrleigh.com/>kimberrleigh.com</a>

  11. Super cute post! Love the idea behind her blog name.

    I read Bossy Pants in about 6 hours, no joke. So good. So funny. Everyone should read it.

  12. Hey you I love your blog so I nomintaed you for the versital blog award check it out! http://abpetite.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-first-award.html

  13. I have known Sara for a long time :) It is so great to read about where her inspirations come from and how they shape her work! I'm so excited to see where her creativity is taking her... I always knew she would do something like this :) Your blog is lovely and I'm so glad to see this post about a dear friend!

  14. I love all the things that are in her purse love the sunglasses! Wish my purse looked like that inside its BOrrring! I also love the giveaway just sayin would love to rock it! I am super impressed with your work Sara!

  15. love it!!! such a great post :) thanks for introducing us to her :)

  16. You both sound like such amazing women and I love the fact that you support eachother's work. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I didn't know that Sunmaid made Yogurt Raisins! I must find these! I bet she has the cutest stuff on her Etsy. Must check it.

  18. hahah I LOVED Bossy Pants! I was almost crying I was laughing so hard, sooo good!

  19. I have read through the Potter series way too many times. So good! I need to read The Lucky One. I love Tina Fey and all she creates. Maybe I'll read this too.


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