Spotted Abroad

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As some of you already know, we have taken to traveling the world in our ‘off’ season.  So for the past 4 months we have been traveling Southeast Asia and we are headed back to the states this weekend.  We are so inspired and ready for what is sure to be a fantastic wedding and portrait season of photography for us.  Can’t wait to see all of you really soon.  🙂

Look at what we have been up to:  www.SpottedAbroad.comThailand


Favorite Things

1.  GTD
Getting Things Done is a fantastic book.  I absolutely LOVE the audio version.  Pop it on your iphone and listen on a walk, run or in the car.  Excellent resource for being productive.

Along with AnyDo app to create ‘to do’ lists.

2.  Motorwerks
If you have a european car, do yourself the biggest favor after your auto warranty expires and start getting your car serviced at Motorwerks in Waukesha.  Not only are they incredibly knowledgeable and reasonable, they are honest and happy to help you any way they can.  They have clients coming in from Chicago and Madison to service their cars.  I had a recent repair that BMW quoted me over $2300, got it done at Motowerks for $900 and she runs like a charm!Screen Shot 2015-12-25 at 10.03.38 AM


3.  iComfort Cloud Mattress with Temperpedic Movable Base
While we have had this mattress for well over five years now, this year I really fell in love with it all over again.  Especially with the movable base since it gave me necessary elevation needed to heal my broken toe this fall.  It also is great to elevate when you have a cold.  Love, love, love this mattress.  Came with a 20 year warranty too!


4.  Stila Lip Color
I like the colors Venezia for Summer or Beso for Winter.  A fabulous matte lipstick that stays on really well and I love the saturation of color.


5.  Mirensse iCurl Mascara
Another birchbox discovery. The main reason I love this mascara is that it does NOT leave a shadow of mascara on my brow bone by the end of the day. It puts little tubes on each lash that last all day. Will be perfect for our big trip to Asia.

6.  Fed Up & Sugar Film
These documentaries about food are amazing! Everyone should see them.

Also check out the Fast Metabolism Diet principles.

Also, subscribe to it’s an excellent blog!


7.  Excalibur Dehydrator
Ever since our pal Jenna gave us the awesome RAW FOOD Real World cookbook, we have been using our fancy dehydrator.
Kale Chips have become a staple in our household.  Tedious, but very inexpensive compared to store bought versions.  I use tahini, lemon juice and nutritional yeast for my chips.


8.  Lord Huron
Our dear friend Don Krueser introduced us to this music while helping us with the remodel. Both of us fell in love with the music again after we saw them in concert earlier this year. Such fantastic albums.

9.  Travel Blogs
As we embark on our big trip to Asia, be sure to follow the adventure on our new travel blog: Can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for us.Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 4.31.12 PM copy

The Nelsons

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We were so delighted when our friends wanted to introduce us to their newest addition to the family.  Little Nathan is just as sweet as pie.  He truly is a real life teddy bear!

Congrats to the Nelsons!  We simply adore you and your little angels.

I love you beautiful Dori!  -Sarah 🙂

Lincoln Park Zoo

We jumped at the opportunity to visit Sarah’s nephew, Zacery, when we heard his choir group would be performing zoo-side in Chicago.  It was a wonderful Spring afternoon.  Thanks for inviting us Zac.  We love you and are so proud of you!

If you haven’t been to the Lincoln Park Zoo yet, definitely check it out.  It really is an amazing place and it’s FREE!
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Happy Anniversary

12 years ago I married the man of my dreams and every day I am thankful that he came into my life.  Having tied the knot just 6 short months after we met, we take pride is proving our love really was the ‘real deal’.  To my very thoughtful, caring, creative, innovative, hard working, hilarious, crazy smart (most days;), incredibly handsome husband… Happy Anniversary.  I love you.  Always, Your Sarah


Photo Credit: Melissa Schollaert