Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk

You are in for a treat today!  Over the next few weeks I'll be featuring interviews with some of my favorite bloggers.  (Let me know if you're interested in being featured!)

This week we'll start with the lovely Sarah.  I started following her blog Midwest Pillowtalk in June, and was instantly hooked thanks to her cheery personality and totally honest posts.  She's like a little ray of midwest sunshine!  You're gonna love her!

Hi, I’m Sarah!  A 26-year-old, newlywed / newly pregnant / stay-at-home wife livin’ in the Midwest! The WAY TOO COLD Midwest!  My husband and I live with our two shiba inu’s (Lambeau & Lucy), are huge Green Bay Packer fans, and go on a thousand dates. We’re also very obsessed with cruising. On Royal Caribbean. :)

First of all, describe your blog.  What made you start blogging?
I originally started blogging when Isaiah and I got engaged, but after a few short posts from the two of us, it kind of died. It wasn't until I was having major struggles with my lack of getting pregnant and lack of support within those around me IRL that I started a new blog. It was where I wanted to vent & connect with other women who were experiencing the same emotions as I was. Not long after I began blogging though, we got pregnant with the help of meds, injections and our RE (reproductive endocrinologist)

Describe your favorite project you’ve blogged about or favorite room in your house that you’ve decorated, or ideas for one you plan to decorate.  
Oh boy. Now that we’re married, we’re beginning to do so much to our house! It was built in 2006 so it is in great shape, but I have big plans for painting and changing up the color ensemble around our home! We're also in big plans for the babe’s nursery! This is our inspiration board – if only we could find the right “calming soothing” shade of aqua for the room!

UPDATE!  Sarah and Isaiah did finally decided on a paint color, but they didn't go with aqua.  Find out what color they chose, and check out the progress they've made on the nursery here.  Spoiler:  It involves chevron!!

You’re home alone and have total control of the remote.  What do you spend your evening watching? 
Grey’s Anatomy – without a doubt!

What’s a beauty product you love that you think we should all rush out and buy? 
Okay, I honestly am the worst with makeup. And hair. I suck at both. I only wear foundation and mascara, but I am VERRRRY much in love with the B.B. Cream by Boscia! It’s the best of the best and since I only wear foundation, I've spent lots of money and time trying to find the perfect one. It’s been a miracle during this pregnancy too! I love it more than my MAC foundation. 

via Amazon

Sidenote: Everywhere I go, I keep hearing about B.B. cream!  I think it's time I pick up some of my own and find out if it's as great as people are claiming!

Time to get a little mushy.  Give us the scoop about Isaiah.  How did you meet, and what do you love about him?  
I am the ultimate creeper of creeps. It was December 2010. I was living with 7 girls that i went to college with, there was a huge snow storm which meant we couldn't park on our street until after 11pm, so my friend B and I went to hang out in our college library until at least 11pm when we could park at home again.  Apparently B met Isaiah downtown the summer before then, so they were random facebook friends but never spoke or stayed in touch. Isaiah was a super private person on facebook... but posted pictures of him and his brother at Lambeau field for a green bay packers game.  My friend B always makes fun of me about my love for football and the Packers so she immediately showed me his pics.  They were the first pictures he ever put on his facebook & I was actually going to Lambeau the following weekend with my cousin for my first time.  So i stalked his pictures and decided to add him!  B said NO WAY DON'T but I said I have nothing to lose, I wanted to be friends with another Packers fan!  Monday morning I woke up and saw that Isaiah sent me and B a FB message saying he hasn't spoken to B in so long and has no idea who I am... Sent me another private message saying he'd love to get to know me, asking if he could call me. I said you can TEXT me. lol. That night he called me!  We spent the entire Mon-Fri talking and texting non-stop. We met up Friday night at seven ultra lounge, apparently B says we kissed but I don't remember. SHE INVITED HIM HOME WITH US. I was like um, what?? He didn't make any sexy moves and I was hooked. I dropped him off Saturday morning and he came back over Saturday night. Tuesday was our first ACTUAL date and we've been on a date ever since!  We ended up going to the super bowl together at Lambeau when Green Bay won & he asked me to be his official girlfriend at the field with all the fireworks after the game.  AAAAND I later found out that Isaiah’s daddy played for the Packers!  We got engaged 9.25.11 and married 8.11.12.  He is my best friend and my soul mate. I’m so in love!  {damn that was long. so sorry y'all!}

What’s your favorite piece of advice about fashion, beauty, or decorating? 
"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” – Marilyn Monroe

Time for the cliche question, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
There are a few places I think I could be really happy. I absolutely love Germany, and I was born in Berlin. We’re going back in October when our son is 3 months and I cannot wait. I always thought I’d move back there someday. I could also live on a cruise ship, seriously folks – the hubby and I are OB.SESSED! He always jokes about retiring and then becoming a cruise director so we could live on the ships, hehe. Overall though, I love the warmth and the ocean. There are a lot of warm tropical places I've been (and haven’t been) but I’d gladly take up in Hawaii or St. Martin!

Sarah, thank you so much for giving us a glimpse into your world!  You and Isaiah are so in love and I couldn't be more excited for your bundle of joy to arrive.

Be sure to stop by Sarah's blog and say hello, or you can stalk her here: Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

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  1. YOU are just too sweet! i surprisingly loved reading this ;) HAHA! and im still so bitter about never finding an aqua!
    thank you so so so much for being one of my favorite readers. you are so loyal! and i am so happy to be featured on your blog my love!

    1. You are so welcome! It was so fun to put together.

  2. Aww I am really looking forward to this series!

    1. Thanks, Erica!! It should be fun. :)

  3. Uh, LOVE this! Sarah is my favorite blogger AND nursery designer!!! This is fun!

    1. Isn't she awesome?? I can't wait to see the finished nursery!!

      that nursery has turned my hair grey!

    3. It's ok, you can just dye it back to blonde! :)

  4. I love that you're doing this! It makes me want to do one too!!


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