March Is For Puppies

What is it about March that screams... bring home a new puppy?!

Or, if your name is Sarah Webb, what is it about every second of every day that says... bring home a new puppyyyyyy! Some people can't resist chocolate, I can't resist puppies. 

I'm like the Ickey Woods of puppies, "Whoooooo gonna get some pupppies today. Get some puppies, get some puppies, get some puppies.... WHOOOOOO!"  

If you didn't get any of that last part, I'm not sure that we were destined to be friends. You will probably find me very annoying. WHOOOOOOO

Snowflake, or who you may better know as Veenie, became a member of our family on March 3rd, 2013. I fell in love with her at an adoption event hosted by Paws in the City. Here is her adoption picture. I'm still fascinated and highly interested in hearing how they managed to get her to sit still for this photo. 

I thought it would be fun to do some very light google research on Veenie, to see what I could find. It turns out Veenie was on a local radio station talk show before I got to her... such a little celebrity! Thank goodness no one adopted her, she was destined to be all mine! 

As you can read above, and as I learned only after doing this research, Veenie's family surrendered her to Dallas Animal Services when they decided they didn't have time for a puppy. 

Veenie's First Day Home - March 3, 2013 

That news broke my heart into a trillion pieces. Their loss, because this little baby is the sweetest, most affectionate puppy who ever lived. She is crazy, yes... but you will love her from the moment she gives you that first face lick at 6am on Saturday morning. 


A Few of Veenie's Favorite Things Include
- Licking inside your ear when you aren't paying attention 
-Face licks
-Fetching tennis balls, then returning them just out of your immediate reach
-Pretending she isn't aware of what personal space is
-Staring at you from the shower ledge
-Humans with a pulse 
(unless you're riding a bike, then she does not enjoy you) 
-5:35pm Monday - Friday
-Belly rubs from kiddos
-Her mama, of course

Then there is the man of the family, General Neyland. 
General came into my life March 12, 2009, just a couple of months after I graduated from Tennessee. I adopted this sweet beagle, at the time named "Toby", when he was 1 year old from Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Gee's First Day Home - March 12, 2009
I don't have any "pre-Sarah" ownership history on Gee, but there has certainly been a lot of change between 2009 General and 2015 General. 
2009 General ate all my shoes, brushes and even dining room table legs. 2009 General didn't snuggle, or sleep under the sheets pressed right up against you. 2009 General didn't stay right by your side, protecting you from the danger of the other doggies at the dog park. 

2015 Gee is lazy, easy-going and craves uninterrupted snuggle sessions. I say uninterrupted, because if you interrupt a snuggle session, you will make him very angry, and you won't like him when he's angry. Just ask Veenie.... 

A Few of Gee's Favorite Things Include
In this order

-Snuggling under the covers
-Standing on Stumps
-Anyone/Anything that is not Veenie

I love you two to the moon and back. You are my best friends and you've made me the luckiest dog mom in the whole world. You two snuggled me through the loneliest times I can ever remember, making me feel special and loved. You give me purpose, a feeling that I never would have understood if I had never met you guys. You are two of the most special things in my life, and I would move heaven and hearth to keep you both safe and healthy. 
There is a good boy and a good girl that will be receiving all of the beggin strips and belly rubs tonight..... aaaand maybe even some face licks and uninterrupted snuggling if you play your cards right. 


What to Wear To A Game / Match / Race / Event...

In my perfect world, I would have a pair of tickets in my hand 24/7/365. I will go to any and all sporting events in Dallas. Well, that is too specific. I will go to any sporting event, period. There is living proof of this when I agreed to go to a soccer match on my second date with Chalupa Batman. I'm used to flexing my sports knowledge muscle in front of the guys. Heck, I am pretty proud to flex that muscle, I think it helps on dates! But this man took me to the one sporting event where I have absolutely no idea what's going on.  I guess it worked out ok in the end, huh? 
Today, I thought I would compile a list of my recommendations, using past outfits and past blog posts, for what to wear to any and all sporting events!

 // One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute Baseball Game //
Logo Baseball Hat
// Full Blog Post //  
What To Wear To A Baseball Game
// You might also enjoy //  
How to Get The Most Out of a Baseball Game

shirt via 
 // One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute College Basketball Game //
Vintage/ Graphic T-Shirt
// Full Blog Post //  
What To Wear To A Basketball Game

 // One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute NBA Basketball Game //
Meh! Wear whatever you like. Comfy, chic, casual

// Full Blog Post //  
What To Wear To A Basketball Game 

 // One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute NFL Football Game //
Jersey... I suggest a little boys size to save a few bucks!

// Don't Forget the Purse Rules //  
NFL Approved Purses

// You Might Also Like // 
The Devil Wears Ziplock (featured on buzzfeed)

 // One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute College Football Game //
Logo T-shirt / Logo Sweatshirt

// Full Blog Post // 
What To Wear on Gameday

// One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute SEC Football Game //
Solid Color Sundress in Your Team's Color

// Other important additions //
Cheek tattoo, pom pom, cowboy boots

// Full Blog Post // 
What To Wear To An NCAA Southern Football Game

// You Might Also Enjoy // 
Road to the Vols :: A Fan Checklist

 // One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute Hockey Game //
Jersey or Beanie

// Full Blog Post // 

// One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute Nascar Race //
Cutoff Shorts or Merica Tank Top

// Full Blog Post // 
What to Wear To A Nascar Race

// One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute Soccer Game //

// Full Blog Post // 
What to Wear To A Soccer Game

// One Thing I Recommend Having on Hand for a Last Minute Horse Race //

// Full Blog Post // 
What to Wear To The Kentucky Derby

If I missed a sport that you would love to see a "what to wear to..." post on, leave me a comment! 

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To The Curly Haired Little Girls...

Since the day I was born, I've always been the curly haired little girl. It was cute when I was little, people would constantly call me Shirley Temple and I just ate that right up. 

But as I got older, sometime around 8th grade, the hair admiration from others, or hairmiration as I'll call it, dissipated and was replaced with teasing from the boys. Teasing that, as sad as this is to admit, still nags at me today. 
They'd call me pubes, because of my curly hair. 

Throughout middle school and into high school I tried everything to tame my hair... to make it not look like pubes. I used gel and moose... nothing helped with the frizz. One summer, I gave up and cut it all off, but that didn't help my attitude toward my hair either. 

I wished my hair was straight. I wished so hard for straight hair. I wished so hard that I'm still kind of surprised that my hair didn't just one day throw its arms in the air and say to me, "Fine fine fine, we will straighten if you'll just shut up in there!" 

At age 14, I knew I would never get a date with that hair. I knew no boy would ever love me. I knew they would just call me pubes behind my back to all their friends. So I took my hair into my own hands, and I bought my first flat iron off Ebay.

I straightened my hair all the time. I would plan my life around my hair. Oh, sorry, can't go swimming, my hair is straight today. Looking back on the number of hours I've spent with a flat iron in my hand...... is insane

I've done Keratin Treatments and Brazilian Blowouts.... lots of them. Those were game changers. It was like a magical genie came and granted my wishes but then required I pay for them. I couldn't sign the checks for the genie fast enough.... every three months, like clockwork. Blank Check To: Genie. Love: Sarah, forever. 

But then all that fuss about formaldehyde was released a few years back, and once the formaldehyde was removed from the process, the treatments stopped working. Keratin treatments simply became a very, very expensive blowout with an empty hope that it would produce three months of stick straight hair. 

So back I went, a slave to the flat iron and round brush. Good hair days held in the clutches of what mother nature decided to throw at me on any given day.

I had been dating my boyfriend for about two, maybe even three months before he ever saw my curly hair. I don't remember why I was forced to wear my hair curly that day.... I probably had stayed the night at his place unprepared, and was left with no choice. I felt so ugly and gross. I think I put it in a ponytail as soon as I could track down a hair tie. Ashamed is the only way to describe how I felt about my curly hair.

About a month ago, a friend of mine, Jasmine, shared this video from Dove on Facebook. 
Post by Dove.

I was so moved by this video and my eyes were opened.  

What I would have given as a 14-year-old, being called pubes by the cruel boys in high school, for a cool 28-year-old to tell me my hair looked pretty, or beautiful. 

To show me, that as I got older, I would embrace those curls. For a 28-year-old that has her life together, to point up at her head and show 14-year-old me how much she loves her curls. How she thinks her curls are the bomb, and 14-year-old me should too. 

For a 28-year-old's cute boyfriend to tell curly haired 14-year-old me, that he loves my curls because they are so unique, so uniquely Sarah. 

For a 28-year-old to teach 14-year-old me that so much more can be done with curly hair, versus straight hair. The sky is the limit on hair styles, anything you want to do to your hair, you can do it. Nothing is off limits.

You can have bangs, you can have volume, you can have straight and sleek, you can have beachy, you can wash and go... aka you can sleep in 30 minutes later than everyone else. This proves useful when your alarm goes off at 6:30am!

You will have boyfriends, you will have amazing friends and the most shocking thing of all about your curly hair? You can even survive a Texas Summer!
I know, because I've had and done all of those things. All with curly hair. 
Will I straighten my hair from time to time going forward, absolutely. But I'll also leave it curly, I'll rush off to work with it sopping wet 4 out of the 5 days of the work week, I might bring back the bangs one day, I'll tie it up in dutch braids, I'll wear a high pony, I'll go sleek, I'll go in a pool, I'll go on a boat, I'll cut it all off, I'll grow it super long, I'll go outside regardless of the humidity or rain report....  I can do whatever I want. Because I am so lucky to have curly hair. 

Ever since I saw Dove's video, I've made it a point to proudly go curly on a regular basis. I am going to let go of those negative high school memories I've tied up in my hair for 10 years, in hopes that a 14-year-old girl somewhere, won't spend 10 years trying to change what she was insanely lucky to be blessed with. She will go through those young adult years having the curly hairmiration that it took me 10 years to find. 

**Important note... this is NOT a sponsored post. 

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 /// 5 Things Brittany Would Do On A Weekend With No Plans ///
1. Binge watch some TV! There's plenty of Netflix and Hulu to keep me entertained.
2. Read a new book.
3. Workout! Best days for long runs are weekend mornings.
4. Brunch, because brunch plans are the best plans.

5. Clean...but this should really be your last resort.

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/// 5 Things Christina Would Do On A Weekend With No Plans ///
1. Sleep in
2. Play tourist in my hometown
3. Hog a table at a local deli for a few hours (for the free wifi)
4. Read a novel or two
5. Window shop somewhere I can't afford to otherwise shop

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/// 5 Things Helen Would Do On A Weekend With No Plans ///
1. Go exploring! Pack up the car and take a little spontaneous road trip. I live in the south, there is plenty of crazy to go see.
2. Get mango frozen yogurt, or as I affectionately call it ""fro yo,"" with extra cheesecake bites and sprinkles to balance out my fruit and granola.
3. Sign up for a fun new fitness class. The stranger the better. Hot yoga, alright? Aerial fitness, why not?
4. Go to happy hour. Or mimosa brunch. Or both! Definitely both!
5. If I'm too tired after the work week to do any of that, a little Netflix binge is never out of the question. I'm almost done with Gilmore Girls, so suggestions are welcome!

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