Currently making me happy.

{window shopping at cartier}
{fall leaves}
{swiss army air shows}
{wandering the streets of switzerland with this guy}
{a yellow vespa}
{my reggie lampert head piece & my new black swagg}
{my cat eye sunnies, they remind me of my grandma- who wore these non stop at my age}
{old maps}
{chunk sweaters}
{morning reads}
{roasted veggies}
{my neighbors bike}
{a walk through basels oldest church – the munster}

What’s making you happy on this lovely labor day?
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  • Reply Lea

    The Cartier picture is PRICELESS!

    September 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    love that new knife… i've always been a sucker for buying one when im in switzerland…. so maybe that will have to be my next purchase! happy labor day… (even though it doesn't really count for us…)

    September 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    Gorgeous pictures as always. I'm loving that I don't have to work.

    September 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply .Jessica.

    Having a rainy day forcing us to be at home all cuddled together reading, watching movies, and catching up on lovely blogs is making me happy today =)

    Have a great holiday Sarah!

    September 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Mrs. T

    Those are all wonderful things. Thanks for sharing your pictures! I always love to see them!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    lovely pictures sarah!
    unfortunatley no free day for me today, but I am happy planning my upcoming vacation in Italy and Croatia πŸ™‚ juhuu!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i love all of these. your sweater is my fav.

    September 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Yea for roasted veggies! πŸ™‚
    <3 that Cartier picture…
    xoxo from Trinidad

    September 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    I love that first picture of you!! and that sweater is to die for. I can't wait for it to get cooler!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Alana

    I just saw my first air show recently, and I loved it! Great photos!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I can't wait for fall leaves! I live in the mountains for college and they are just beautiful! I'm also loving the chunky sweater!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Myrna

    Lovingthe red lipstick on ya! And still lovethat typewriter:)

    XO Myrna

    September 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Charissa Steyn

    Loving that we are going on new adventures soon, loving that spring is in the air in South Africa at least, and loving that God's grace is so amazing!!!!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Beautiful! Those roasted veggies look amazing! And I'm dying to get my hands on some great chunky sweaters.

    September 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    i love that grey chunky sweater – it is gorgeous. i have such a love for them too! and your swiss army knife could not be cooler. πŸ™‚ happy labor day!

    September 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions

    I love your list! leaves on the street, the smell of fall, and my rain boots are currently making me happy! i love season changes πŸ™‚


    Fashion Fractions

    September 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    I love that chunky sweater!!

    September 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    yah! that vespa makes me happy πŸ™‚ xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    September 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    I love this! You are gorgeous, way to rock the reggie!!

    September 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Megan

    love the knit and LOVE hinds feet in high places.

    September 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply girls who like to gorge

    Ahh, lovely photos, I love that typewriter and the salad. xxxx

    September 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    your pictures are always so dreamy! LOVING your new pocket knife, mine is not that cool hehe.

    September 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply K. Syrah

    ah the beautiful churches! How I miss them! So imposing. They even smell magical.

    September 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply hayley.jay

    i love your type writer so much. does it actually work? i think i would write all of my letters there if i had one πŸ™‚

    September 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Fabulous pictures! I love the first one πŸ™‚ xo

    September 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Nona

    I want a bike with flowers!!!!! Miss you and JB.

    September 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Krystal

    aw, i am loving these photos, and your sweater skirt outfit is so so so cute!

    September 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    Gorgeous photos! And I am with you on Jesus Calling. That is definitely one of my morning reads–and it looks like yours is leather??!! : )

    Happy Labor Day!!

    September 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply SHF

    That photo of you in front of Cartier is fantastic. I also love the yellow Vespa!


    September 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Ashlee

    Glad you are having a good labor day, the pictures are so pretty and look like you are having fun!!

    I am inside, it's raining, and I am studying for tests..but it has been a very relaxing day so I'm not complaining.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Bree

    I've wanted a Cartier LOVE bracelet for ages!! Adore them. There's the same window display in Toronto right now; I totally stood there staring for a few minutes last week. And then I took a picture on my phone πŸ˜›

    September 6, 2011 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    obsessed with that black head wrap. i'm obsessed with your life. obviously

    September 6, 2011 at 2:26 am
  • Reply Perth

    hi, i've been following your blog for only a few weeks but it is already my fav out of my top 5. my brother goes to boarding school in switzerland and i live in cali via texas. so i was drawn to the american in switzerland theme at first, but your brilliantly sweet and God honoring posts kept me coming back.

    i love love love Jesus Calling and was about to comment on it and your copy's leatherness when i saw that another commenter with my same name already did! how randomly coincidental is that? i seriously did a double take.

    i have heard of but never read hinds feet, and thanks to you will be ordering a copy right now.

    thanks for the awesome blog and keep enjoying your beautiful adventures.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:11 am
  • Reply Flora

    Love that chunky knit sweater. Really wish I could wear one of those down here!

    I'm happy that I get to live the dream lately. I give thanks everyday for it.

    September 6, 2011 at 5:31 am
  • Reply Carla

    Gorgeous pictures! Love the chunky sweater πŸ™‚ What's making me happy? Walking down the tiny Indian alleyways and soaking up the smell of insense and curry (then coming home and Skpying with my family).

    September 6, 2011 at 5:51 am
  • Reply Ahn

    great pics as always. my fave is the top.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:11 am
  • Reply Fash Boulevard

    that first picture is beyond stunning. great post, love. Would love if you'd check out my tribute to Rachel Zoe in honor of tonight's premier. xoxo

    September 6, 2011 at 7:33 am
  • Reply β™₯ CheChe

    I can't tell you how excited I am fo Fall and Fall leaves! Oh dear. It will definitely be a good Fall. And i am excited for all that God is doing. I can feel Himin the air and just I don't know. I'm so excited for life right now. Your pictures were amazing and you are so beautiful girl. your hubby is a lucky man. brains and beauty!


    September 6, 2011 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Bek

    I love your pics and your blog!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Lots and lots to be happy and loving! Glad you had a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    loove the chunky sweater!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply M.

    especially love your morning reads… have you read valley of vision? i'm thinking you might dig it.

    also, that pocket knife is the most femme version i've ever seen. so fitting for you!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply soanthro

    You're so Holly Golightly in the first photo πŸ™‚ Beautiful photography as always, so inspiring!

    September 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Emily

    love Jesus Calling, and your chunky sweater!! these pics make me want fall so badly!! xoxxo

    September 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex"

    Love your "loves"!
    I absolutely LOVE spending time with my family this Labor Day! I'm so grateful for them!
    ~Alex from

    September 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Geezees Custom Canvas Art

    glad your having a good labor day…"luv ur loves πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Bravoe Runway

    I'm w/you on the Cartier window shopping! I live 4 blocks from the Michigan Avenue store and can't get enough of the displays and how cool is that yellow vespa!

    September 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Tabitha Lynn

    I love your typewriter, and the rest of your pics are amazing too. Hope your weekend was lovely!

    September 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply JMay

    Amazing pictures per usual πŸ™‚ LOVE that one of you with the Canon. Gorgeous woman!

    September 10, 2011 at 3:23 am
  • Reply Sara B

    LOVE that Jesus Calling devotional πŸ™‚ one of my all time faves

    September 11, 2011 at 12:58 am
  • Reply A Beautiful Mess

    looks like you had an awesome weekend!

    September 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm
  • Leave a Reply

    currently, making me happy.

    1. a bike ride to france
    2. french grocery stores
    3.  my husband watching the help and midnight in paris with me … back to back.  then telling me i look like i ate sour grapes as i sobbed my way through the help.
    4. greek salads. 
    5. JB’s surf and turf he’s planning for tonight.
    6. lemon cake leftovers i made for C&C birthday extravaganza.  recipe here
    7.  the indian summers that are happening in switz.  it’s finally h o t! 
    8.  heidi braids
    9. my mom’s BFF’s coming to visit next week!! 
    10.  JB’s happy dance which is the cutest/funniest thing everrrrr.

    Happy Weekend Sweetsickles.

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  • Reply abode love

    what a lovely photo to start the weekend! I feel like I need a bike now! Have fun with your friends coming to visit!

    August 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply crissyspice

    first of all, that lemon cake is TO.DIE.FOR. i literally pass out whenever i taste the frosting. all of my good intentions to avoid cakes until wedding day – GONE, OUT THE DOOR, thanks to that crack…i mean cake. second of all, love the cutsels bag. the designer of that pattern is one incredibly talented person!!

    August 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Liz

    I don't think you answered me on twitter.. is The Help out in Switzerland? I might have to go hunt it down in another country πŸ™‚ Your happy list makes me happy!

    August 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Perpetual Blind Date

    I went on my first bike ride in years the other day and it was so delightful! I completely forgot how much fun it is! Happy Friday! – Alyssa

    August 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    bike rides are the best! loving your swiss braids too πŸ™‚ i cant wait to see the help!! im glad you liked it πŸ™‚ xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    August 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Coleen

    Yall are just the cutest! I’m so happy to hear the Help was good! I read the book and loved it, but am always a little weary about seeing the movies!
    Just reading your posts about mr. jb make me even more excited to have my boyfriend HOME. In the same PLACE as me… like hanging out. Eating dinner. Watching movies. Oh my gosh the little things. I miss them!

    I will email you later- I want to know when baseball season ends for yall, and where you will be in the off season! Taaaaaaa taaa

    August 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply ashley // chasing heartbeats

    i LOVE your braids! and finally summer seems to have returned for us! I hope you have a great weekend!

    August 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply

    I saw The Help yesterday and bawled my eyes out too! Such a beautiful, compelling story…and cast so perfectly! Have you read the book? It's even better, so I highly recommend it if you haven't! πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your weekend, lovely!
    Lisa xoxo

    August 19, 2011 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions

    awhhhhhhh, this is such a sweet post! you guys look adorable on your bikes!

    Happy Friday!


    Fashion Fractions

    August 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Hope you have a wonderful, beautiful weekend!

    August 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    I love the heidi braids/your whole outfit! You are darling on that bike!

    August 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Brooke Cushman

    Lucky for you! I chose to go to both of those movies alone and leave my husband home!

    One day I will ride a bike in France!

    August 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

    You look adorbs! I love the heidi braids and bike and could kill for your legs! What a nice hubs for watching those two movies with you!

    xx Vivian @

    August 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply rach.

    i LOVE that bike! oh my gosh, i want one so bad! and you are SO FREAKING cute. so jealous. lol.

    ps: i have a great giveaway going on if you are interested in picking out some new make-up/haircare! check it out!

    love, rach.–

    August 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    Heidi braids are super cute Sarah! πŸ™‚

    August 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Ash

    how wonderful πŸ™‚ these things even make ME smile! Hope you enjoy the surf and turf AND your weekend!

    August 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i want to red/see the help asap!

    August 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Marjorie

    I love your hair! It must be so nice living in Europe. Everything seems so romantic.

    August 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply chanel

    What kind of bike is that? It looks fantastic and you are too cute!

    August 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Too cute, love your bike! I also am thankful for Greek Salad, the King of all salads! xo

    August 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    So many things to be thankful for… specially about bike riding through France πŸ˜‰


    August 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Ana MF

    haha My husband watched Midnight in Paris with me as well… And how cute and romantic to go on bike rides in France!

    August 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Kit

    Your list make me happy! I would LOVE a really good greek salad right now!!!!!

    August 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Jordan

    you are so adorable! that list made me happy too πŸ™‚

    August 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply leigh

    #3: I sobbed my way through that movie too.
    #4: D-lish.
    Love, Leigh

    August 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Bay Park Dream

    You look so cute and stylish with your bike πŸ™‚

    and I love the idea of happy lists.. it's always good to sit back and think about the great things in your life πŸ™‚


    August 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Lauren and Tom

    Love all the stuff in the basket!!

    August 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Kelsey

    I'm so jealous that you can just bike ride to France – oh the euro life. I sobbed through The Help too, a great movie! Enjoy your weekend! xo

    August 20, 2011 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Decor de Provence

    Ok – how cute are you!!! Thank you for the sweet email! I'm so happy you informed me of your amazing blog! Do you live in France?!!! Bike riding in France sounds dreamy! I wish you and your hubby all the best!



    August 20, 2011 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny

    Such great things to be happy about! I can't wait to see The Help and I'm sure I'll sob through the whole thing myself πŸ™‚ Loving the heidi braids as well!! xoxo

    August 20, 2011 at 1:23 am
  • Reply *D*

    i totally cried during the help too! it was such a good movie, I need to read the book now! and a bike ride to france…sounds fabulous! have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

    August 20, 2011 at 3:09 am
  • Reply Daina @ New York State of Mind

    I love your list! I just finished The Help today and can't wait to see the movie. And those braids are too cute! Just need my hair a little longer…

    Have a great weekend!

    August 20, 2011 at 3:13 am
  • Reply SHF

    I LOVE your bicycle! I also adored both "Midnight in Paris" & "The Help" – both were phenomenal. Don't worry about how you looked during the movie! I cried as well & DTE thought the exact same thing!


    August 20, 2011 at 3:20 am
  • Reply Raven

    your happy things made ME happy and they aren't even my things πŸ™‚

    August 20, 2011 at 3:54 am
  • Reply Becky [This Road Called Vida]

    Lol. I just dedicated an entire post to the fact that I'm an ugly crier. . . it made me laugh to see what you wrote about your husband saying you looked like you were eating sour grapes. =)I can totally relate! … And heidi braids are awesome. Sadly, I fail any time I try to braid my hair. =/

    August 20, 2011 at 5:50 am
  • Reply Jasmine

    I have to watch "Midnight in Paris" and "The Help" as soon as possible! It's not yet out here so I'll maybe read it before..

    I'm so glad the weather is finally hot in Switzerland!

    August 20, 2011 at 6:56 am
  • Reply Kristen

    Calling us Sweetsickles made me happy! Totally using it.. hope you don't mind.

    Newest follower- whoop whoop

    August 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Sienna

    you're the cutest in your heidi braids

    August 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    I really want a bike. This post just makes me want one a million times more! x

    August 21, 2011 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Mary

    I adore posts like these. Totally makes me happy to read about what's making other people happy. Love those braids! πŸ˜‰

    September 1, 2011 at 12:14 am
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