Nope, we’re not moving out of our apartment.  Instead this blog is moving.  I’ve been blogging here at Our Next Great Adventure for almost a year, so I figure the move needs to happen now or never.  We (or rather I) originally envisioned this blog as a way to keep our family and friends up to date on our lives in DC.  Turns out we lead pretty ordinary lives, and very few or our family members care to see unlimited pictures of Penelope.  Instagram obviously made spamming them easier too.

Since this blog has turned into more of a DIY / home decorating blog, I though I’d separate the two.  That way the family who only care to see our travel / tourist pictures don’t have to sift through pages upon pages of me sewing new pillow covers or painting something.  I hope you’ll follow me over to my new location

This Sarah Loves Pink Ombre


I’m still figuring out the final details – like making sure all the pictures transferred correctly – but this should be sorted by Monday.  Most of the posts have been transferred over, but new posts will only be posted over on This Sarah Loves starting Monday.


Getting ready for a summer picnic

Andy and I love the wine tasting culture here in VA.  Unlike in California, you don’t “winery hop” and do 3 or 4 tastings in a day.  Instead, many people pack a picnic and spend the whole afternoon at one winery.  We’ve done this twice & love it!  But we realized that we needed some cute picnic supplies for these little excursions.

I had been casually looking around for cute melamine plates, bowls & cups.  A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on an awesome sale at Target on the cutest plates, cups, and bowls!

Picnic Plates Collage

I grabbed (1) a 4-pack of yellow tumblers (it’s important to drink wine AND water!), (2) a 4-pack of bright yellow bowls for salad, and (4) a 4-pack of fun chevron dinner plates.  I didn’t buy (3) the chevron tablecloth, but it’s such a perfect match that I consider it every time I go to Target!

Now all we need is a cute picnic basket & cooler tote.

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“Look for the helpers”

Normally, I don’t post about tragedies on this blog, but I just wanted to say that our hearts go out to those affected by the Boston bombings.

I noticed a disturbing trend on my FB feed, where a number of people stated that they had “lost faith in humanity” because of this tragedy. For some reason this makes me incredibly sad – that one person / group of people who have no humanity can make you lose faith when so many others have shown the depths of their humanity and their love for fellow man.

I think George Takei said it best.
George Takei - Boston Tragedy

Hope you and your loved ones are safe.