Friday, September 08, 2006

Everything you ever wanted to know... ALMOST!

Thought I'd do a survey....

What is your full name? Sarah Margaret Jeannine Holland Hargis

Tell me about your family- I'm married to an awesome guy that treats me like a queen and we have two beautiful children. Outside that I have two loving supportive parents and a pair of over-protective brothers :)

When’s your birthday? September 11, 1979- 2.5 days from now YEAH!

What day do you wish was your birthday? I like my birthday... sucks that someone decided to blow up buildings on that day though.

What do you do when you’re bored? Watch TV, read, surf the internet, scrapbook... I'm pretty much never bored!

Well what do you do when the electricity goes out and you can’t rely on electronics to keep you occupied? Light a candle and keep the kids calm

Are you into sports, more of the "fine arts," or a mix of both? More of the fine arts but I will watch my son play soccer or my hubby play softball.

Are you a people person? Yes!

What do you want to be when you grow up? A mommy

What is, in your opinion, the easiest job in the world? being a kid

Are you responsible? mostly

Cats or dogs as pets? I have both but I prefer cats

Pepsi or Coke? Diet Coke, Regular Pepsi

Hot tub or sauna? Hot tub

Freshly caught fish or cheapy frozen fish sticks? Fresh caught

Boring teacher or mean teacher? Boring

Gum stuck in your hair or curling brush stuck in your hair? I've had both but if I had to pick one...Curling Brush

Paper cut on your tongue or dirt in your eyes? Dirt in your eyes

Carpet or hardwood floors? hardwood floors

Candles or room spray? Candles

Smoothie or milkshake? Both! Ok, right now smoothie

Monopoly or Candy Land? Monopoly

Crying by yourself or having someone to cry with you? Cry alone

Baby screaming or fingernails scratching chalkboard? Baby Screaming... although, many would argue that they are one in the same! Especially if you've ever heard my little screecher!

Chicken or beef? Beef

Talking on the phone or instant messaging? I'm old school! Phone!

Mini blinds or shades/curtains? Shades/curtains

The Lion King or The Little Mermaid? The Little Mermaid

Watching the rain or being in the rain? watching the rain although being in the rain can be kinda invigorating

ISoft pillow or firm pillow? soft

What do you look for in a relationship? A best friend, someone who I know always has my back and I can tell anything and everything too. A great kisser. Someone with a big heart and can make me laugh.

As far as looks go for the opposite sex, what makes you want to look twice (in a good way, lol) In other words, what’s your type, physically? Big :) I like the teddy bear types big arms and chest. I don't mind a little extra junk and I large dark hair and dark eyes.

Tell me about your first kiss. My first peck kiss was in my grandma's backyard with the neighbor LJ. It was gross. My first REAL kiss was with my husband when we first started dating, by far the best kisser ever!

Are you all for or against public displays of affection? Respect your partner and do that in private! I think it's gross and totally inappropriate! Hand holding and a peck or quick hug is ok but making out or groping each other is nasty!

Which is most important to you in a relationship - faithfulness, compatibility, or excitement? faithfulness

If you really like someone, are you more likely to eventually ask them out or forever hold your peace? forever hold my peace

What’s the best place for a first date? a cozy restaurant or a theme park

Would you prefer more romance or fun in a relationship? romance

Does "true love wait"? (What is your opinion on premarital sex?) Yes, and he did :) I'm against it for me and I'm going to encourage my children to abstain but I can't say for others.

Have you ever been asked out and had to turn them down? Yes

If yes, what did you say? Sorry but I'm like 14 (when asked for my # by some creepy like 40 something guy)

Do believe that there’s that perfect someone out there for you? Absolutely! I've met him :)

Ever had your heart broken? Yes

Ever broken someone else’s? not sure

Would you rather date a bunch of people all throughout high school and settle down when you get older or meet "the one" while you’re still young? Well since I met "the one" when I was 14 and married him when I was 18 I'd say that.

Who was your elementary best friend? Jamie Carey

Would you rather have a few really close friends or a big group of casual acquaintance type friends? a few really close friends

I’m just curious . . . Do you find blonde jokes offensive, hilarious, or just stupid? I'm a redhead so hilarious :)

What do you like to watch on tv, if you watch tv? I'm a tv junkie! Charmed, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, ER, Desperate Housewives, Big Brother, So you think you can dance etc....

Do you have any plants in your house? No plants die in my house

Ever had a pet fish? Yes it died

Were you a cute little kid or an annoying little kid? Definitely cute!

Are marshmallows good anytime or strictly a campfire treat? Campfire

How many magazines are you subscribed to? 10+

When is the last time you went to the dentist? 2 years??

Did you have any cavities? Yes, one.

What is your favorite variety and color of MM’s? Peanut, green.

In your opinion, what’s the best type of dessert and why? Cake, birthdays, weddings, good memories surround cake!

While we’re on the subject, what’s your favorite food? turkey sandwhiches

What’s your favorite comic strip? Luann and Baby Blues

Is the squeeze out of a bottle jelly an amazing development or a waste of time? AMAZING development!

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Here is a layout I just finished last night. I got to use my new Heidi Swapp stuff and my new Making Memories flower stamps. Everything looks crooked because I suck at stitching and scanning so please excuse.

I just found this awesome new group of ladies called The Constructive Critic. It started as a blog and turned into a yahoo group. I posted this layout and have gotten some great feedback! I love that and everyone is so awesome and very inspiring!

I'm going to add a few more things to it once my birthday rolls around and I can get some more goodies! I think Queen & Co will fit right in here!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cub Scouts!


New photo scrapbooking opportunity!!! Zane started cub scouts this evening so I can see the cub scout layouts now! My little man is gonna be so C-U-T-E in that uniform!

Wait for picture here ----->

And layout here ------>

Just had to share :)

Scrapping with my girls!

Ok so todays 2ps challenge is to talk about scrapping with others.

What is your most fave part about scrapping with a group of others?

My most favorite part is just making a night of it, ordering takeout, chatting, gossiping, and just being Sarah with my girlies! Melissa and Melanie and I try to get together every month or two at least and scrapbook. It's hard to coordinate schedules sometimes so when we can come together we make the most of it! I love having them over!

What is your least fave part?

Dealing with kids unfortunately. I rarely have a solid block of uninterrupted scrap time. I also rarely get much done with others around. Don't get me wrong I LOVE scrapping with my girls but I find I get much more accomplished and I'm more motivated and inspired when I'm alone. I guess I just have a hard time scrapping and talking at the same time :)

Ok on another note... 21 days till SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE TOUR!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

My Process

Today's challenge at 2ps is to write about my scrapping process...

It depends on my mood but I usually scrap in two ways. If I have a particular style or theme or layout in my head then I go with that and find pictures to match the idea in my head. I do this especially when I'm in a funk or I see a layout I want to scraplift.

When I'm inspired I actually go to my pictures first and then I start looking for the right layout or color scheme. Searching through my papers until I find something that feels right.

Once I've done that I experiment with photo placement.
Once I have that figured out I don't stick my photo down I just keep a mental note.
Then if I'm going to do any painting or inking I do it now.
I build layers with patterned paper and then put my photos down once I have a solid foundation.

Then I build around it creating my title and journaling and searching for the right accents to embellish with.

This is pretty much it and it usually takes me start to finish about 2 hours if I have the time without interruptions or the right inspiration and motivation. Otherwise it can take me 2-3 days to finish the layout. I'm usually working on several layouts at a time though.

So that's my process :)

Challenge # 2

Q:~ Tell us what books you read as a child. Which ones were your favorites? Do you like to read as an adult? If so, what?

A:~ As a child I loved fairy tales and fables. I think my most favorite is Little Red Riding Hood, something to be said for the red hair (;

My most favorite childhood book though is Charlotte's Web.
I still love to read but unfortunately I don't get to read books as much anymore... mostly magazines and short reads these days (:

My favorite books though are anything by Nicholas Sparks- that man can WRITE! I highly recommend him to any romance novel lover. He is totally ROMANTIC not like a cheap chick porn novel. He writes about REAL love and many of his stories are based on actual people. I HIGHLY recommend The Notebook and The Guardian. Those two are my favorites although I LOVE them all!

Challenge #1

Q:~What non-celeb scrapbooker inspires you? Why?

A:~ Right now I am gaining so much inspiration from this girlie right here!

I don't know her, never talked to her but I was linked to her website on 2PS the other day and I can't get enough! Her name is Adrienne- hope I spelled that right! I just think she is so FREE! Talented to the extreme and I totally LOVE her style! I strive to be like this when I scrapbook, totally FEARLESS and UNAFRAID of messing up. I swear I stress too much sometimes and I think that each page has to be a work of art. It seems to me just goes with what she feels and puts her heart into it and it becomes a work of art without trying to make it that way.
Adrienne, girl Gotta love ya! I am planning on scraplifting her and uploading a page HERE---->


Friday, August 25, 2006

Ok so here goes!

I guess I don't know what to say. I have really wanted to do this blog thing for awhile and I've read and enjoyed hundreds of blogs of so many very interesting people. I just figure who cares what I have to say. So I've decided I DO! I don't care if anyone reads this or not. I am doing this for ME! I want documentation that I am here, I am a real person, a mother, a wife, an artist.

I found a great blogging challenge on 2Ps today and I will begin using these challengest to get me started.. to get me speaking.. to challenge myself creatively. I will post my latest work, my inspiration, my thoughts interesting or not. An online journal of expression.

So here goes!