picnics, boat rides, and museum visits on the rhine riviera

Yesterday after a picnic lunch on the Rhine we hopped aboard one of those boats I’m forever photographing, then we went to the Tingluey Museum.  I liked yesterday, a lot- a lot.
{h&m dress, forever21 knit shirt}
{michael kors watch, anthro bangles, h&m beaded bracelets, and grandmothers bangle}
i wantcha
fox or dog?  pacing the rhine riviera. 
at the museum
I’ve been reading so much.  Just finished the newest francine rivers saga.
I cry about thirty times a day while reading.
happy tears mostly but also my heart strings just get pulled tight.
random sobs, squeels, tears streaming  … it’s a little upsetting to jb. haha
in his defense, when we were registering me a few days ago, i started bursting with tears in the waiting room.
Swiss people are confused by my heart that is located perpetually on my sleeve.  
This is about the time JB tries to take the kindle away.  
which is obviously not OK.  
don’t get in between me in my books husband.
it can’t end pretty.  
PS: shameless self promotion ahead.
These limited edition 5×5’s (only 10) are available at my etsy shop:
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& 3 left of the peonies
or here
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  • Reply Krystal

    aww you are cute πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2011 at 7:46 am
  • Reply SavedthruLove

    aw. I love Francine Rivers. I am sure you know that by now because I feel like I have written I LOVE FRANCINE RIVERS one too many times. ha ha. DO you like the kindle?? I have really thought about getting an EREADER. I know they are efficient and small and that excites me. But I am in debt so maybe I should just hold back and stick to paper.

    But seriously I spent forty something dollars the last time I bought books and I will definitely be buying again soon… That is seriously about 1/4 the price of an ereader WASTED on real paper books…. I think it would be a wise investment.

    Okay I am done. Love your blog girl!


    June 8, 2011 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Sarah Rall

    Oooh I love your watch!

    I love good books that make you cry – I could use some new reads, got any good recs?

    June 8, 2011 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Sarah Rall

    Oooh I love your watch!

    I love good books that make you cry – I could use some new reads, got any good recs?

    June 8, 2011 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Victoria

    Beautiful photos, outfit and yummy ice cream!
    Great blog.

    Follow me at
    I follow back. πŸ™‚

    <3, V

    June 8, 2011 at 8:35 am
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    Photos are always a treasure on your blog, lovely and simple.
    I am on for the car! The best one for me!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Brenna

    yeah I cried in front of French people this weekend, it did not go so well! i am reading a mystery book right now – i'd had enough with sappy books πŸ™‚ you look gorg as usual in the pics !

    June 8, 2011 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Petchie

    Looks like an amazing time! and I love your outfit, so adorable!!


    June 8, 2011 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    oh my goodness do i love this outfit.

    possibly my fav sarah outfit yet.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Bree

    I love that you just hop on boats and visit wicked places. Your life is awesome.

    June 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    gorgeous places to visit! and that ice cream looks so good! love your skirt! xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

    June 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Shay

    Wow – love the photos! Especially the one of the bracelets! Beautiful….

    June 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Caitlin C.

    Beautiful photographs! Have you read "And the Shofar Blew" by Francine Rivers? My mom is reading it right now and won't stop talking about how good it is, so she's letting me borrow it next!

    June 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    that dress is gorg! so is the rhine! me heart u. xo

    June 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    You are so cute Sarah. And that outfit is divine. Why are you so pretty and perfect? Can I hop a plane and come read books with you and cry a lot and take pretty pictures?

    Great. Be there in fifteen. (hours) πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Gertrude

    That watch is so gorgeous!! And I LOVE ice-cream πŸ™‚ xo

    June 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Little Tree Vintage

    I cry a lot too! it doesn't even matter what it is sometimes a cheesy tv show or even seeing something that makes me sad, it always wants to make me cry! haha, you're a sensitive soul like me πŸ™‚ i love your outfit by the way and those prints youre selling are amazing!

    June 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    sarah. i get blog envy everytime i come here. i simply want your life. is that too much to ask? love chelsea and stone (the version of you and jb 3 years ago πŸ™‚ best compliment.EVER)

    June 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Alexandria

    Oh my goodness your outfit is to DIE for. I absolutely adore it. And that museum is absolutely stunning. I need to get myself to a museum really soon.

    June 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    Beautiful pictures Sarah! I'm IN LOVE with your outfit! You look fab! πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Fash Boulevard

    omg. those bracelets are to die. love love your outfit. thanks for another amazing post love. please swing by for all the latest celebrity fashion news as well as see pics of my latest celebrity trend report. would love the support. xoxo

    June 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply ashley nicole catherine

    i love that your yesterday was cruising the rhine and taking in an amazing museum. can we switch places please? πŸ™‚


    June 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Alisha

    Aww, we all need a good book now and then that will bring tears to our eyes!

    Sarah dear, your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Girl, you've got an eye for beauty. Love those peonies!!


    June 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply sarah nicole

    I'm doing a LOT of blog catch up today, and I have to say that your photos as of late a just STUNNING! Blowing my mind, lady. What a beautiful life you lead. : )



    June 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Anna Walker

    Gorgeous! I love your dress/sweater combo! They look great! The one thing in Europe I found great was their tiny tiny cars! Besides the fact you can eat ice cream, walk everywhere and lose weight, not gain it! πŸ˜€

    June 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Your dress is so adorable. I could definitely go for the ice cream right now, too. And yes, it's 8:37am where I am (:

    June 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    your dress is soooo cute. i love how you turn dresses into skirts or shirts.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy)

    Wow beautiful scenery! And I love the accessories you're wearing!

    It looks like a fox to me! hehe


    June 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    Such great pics. You look adorable!

    June 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Syrious

    wow you look gorgeous!!
    very cute pics congrats!!
    the outfit is so easy to wear and it looks so comfortable!!!

    Syriously in Fashion
    Official Facebook Page

    June 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Haha I want that put put car too. Oh, and it looks like a fox to me.

    – Sarah

    June 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    i was perusing h&m today thinking of you as i pulled out every dress like, "ooh, i wonder if sarah has this." "ooh, what accessories would sarah put with this." and i wanted to get them all but then i realized i have a big belly and they really don't work for me right now.


    June 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    I've only read one of Francine Rivers' books.. but I cried throughout the entire story..

    aaaand at least you're not a robot. that would be no fun at all. no fun.

    June 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Pamela

    Just found your blog πŸ™‚ love your outfit! You are so pretty!

    June 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Catita

    you look great in that dress and F21 crochet top! Plus your pics are so pretty and that is for sure a fox!

    June 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Petite Voyageur

    you look gorgeoussss in your dress

    June 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Haley K

    Sarah you take such lovely photos!! So glad I found your blog πŸ™‚ And I'm glad you liked yesterday a lot-a lot πŸ™‚


    PS – your lose-knit sweater and that dress are perfect together…you're stunning in those neutrals πŸ™‚

    June 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply {av} | {long distance loving}

    I'd LOVE one day in your life….just saying. And also, I've said it before, and I'll say it again…your eye for photography ROCKS. Have another cone for me πŸ˜‰ xoxo {av}

    June 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    another set of fabulous your cropped knit sweater! And I will NEVER get tired of looking at peonies…xo

    June 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply homeseed

    lovelyyyyy picture of you!

    and…i so LOVE that you wear your heart on your sleeve & that the swiss find it rather odd or confusing. oh my. you are just so sweet.

    June 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Val

    One word~INCREDIBLE.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply S and O

    Nice pictures!
    I love the flowers at the end πŸ˜€

    June 9, 2011 at 12:37 am
  • Reply this free bird

    I love your H&M dress–sooo pretty and perfect with the little sweater tossed over top. Go girl! xo-Carrie

    June 9, 2011 at 1:15 am
  • Reply April

    I love that skirt! I've been trying to find some good summer skirts to invest in! Looks like I need to make a trip to forever!


    June 9, 2011 at 4:06 am
  • Reply Claire M.

    The white dress is so nice I love it πŸ˜‰

    June 9, 2011 at 4:49 am
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    Your post really helped me to understand the topic. It has great details and yet it is easy to understand.That's what i was looking for. I will definitely share it with others.Thanks for sharing.

    June 9, 2011 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

    I'm loving your outfit! Looks like a wonderful day. I'm completely the same way with my books, once I get into one I can't seem to put it down!

    June 10, 2011 at 12:40 am
  • Reply Raven

    pictures are gorgeous and my oh my, so are you!!

    June 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply katecreate

    You look stunning!!

    June 11, 2011 at 12:22 am
  • Reply LR

    Aw, you're the cutest! So much courage to do the VLOG. I loved it!

    June 11, 2011 at 12:24 am
  • Reply LR

    Okay, I somehow left that comment on the wrong post :/ I was obviously referring to the VLOG post. Opps…sorry!

    June 11, 2011 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    Gorgeous pics!! Love that outfit! So light and comfy it looks like! πŸ™‚ Oh and I love your blog design!!! Lula is awesome! <3

    June 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm
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