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•friendship ramblings•


Friendships are funny sometimes. Right now my closest mama friends are far from me and that’s not actually funny- it sucks. However, as I get older I’m learning about intimacy among friends and it doesn’t develop just because you live near the person or hang out with your kids at the park together. Intimate friendships require work from all parties involved. There must be a trust there that allows the other person to “unveil” if you will. I believe we live in a world so obsessed with image that it takes work to let our guard down and let someone see us for who we really are… those yucky areas of our hearts, our fears, our passions and our dreams.

I’m learning that as people we don’t just cover the ugly. We cover the beauty that makes us who we are. We allow fear to win and silence our deep passions and desires for 100 different reasons. The most traumatic heartbreaks in my life have never come from a boy, but from my very closest friends. Friendships can be brutal but they can also be so insanely beautiful. I’m learning to love and be open despite the fear and the heartache.

Blogging was a silent desire of mine and it took a lot to get me here! It took close friends pulling it out of me to make it happen. Now I’m on this adventure with two awesome friends who live way too far from me but we are learning to use our time wisely and to be open and go deep with one another because that’s were the jewels are hidden.



Phinn and E have been buddies since they were babiessss! They brought these mamas together and we have been friends ever since! We went from living in Lake Forest together, to living in Costa Mesa together, to now being separated by many state lines as we still reside in California and they are now making a life in Ohio! Texting has become our best friend but those sweet moments when we get to see each other face to face and our boys get to scream their little hearts out together are so treasured!

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Party • a n i m a l s

These two crazies [Beckette James & Major Vonn] went to bed promptly at 8pm without a fuss. I shoulda known…

10:20pm rolls along & I come into our room with Beckette sitting up demanding to watch “Beckette shows” & Major is kicking his blankies off in his cradle. I know what you’re thinking. Why is a seven month old in a cradle? Well I don’t really have a good reason other than he just is.

Well to make a short story long, you’d think they’d be sleepy & cranky all day, but no. They’re as bright eyed & bushy tailed as ever…



Here’s what we wore…

On Beckette:
Denim shirt- Target
Teal jeans- Target
Leopard boots- H&M

On Major-
Tee- Walmart
Pants- Cotton On

On mama-
Denim shirt- Old Navy
Respect Your Mother tee- White Rabbit
Polka dot jeans- Forever 21
Ankle boots- Sam & Libby




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//Workin// for the weekend.

Life for the Holstrom crew is pretty busy, so we are always looking forward to our weekends together. I like to keep our schedule full while my husband would prefer to just hang- yet he’s the one with all the demanding commitments. I just wanna do the fun stuff! Ha!
Our weekends are typically devoted to family time but this weekend was a bit different. The hubs is the worship pastor at our church and they had their annual planning meeting. So that meant he was out of town for the weekend and I was hangin with the kids solo. ||All you single mamas rule ps.||
We spent some time with friends, went to the mall and rode the carousel, snuggled, phinn did a ton of drumming, we all wrestled, ate some yummy food, took naps, watched some cat in the hat, listened to what does the fox say, || roughly three hundred and twenty six times || && of course had a little photoshoot with TimerCam. •obviously•







What did you spend your weekend doing?!

Lou- headband•leggings•and tee (boys section), Target. Sweater, Carter’s. Moccs, Freshly Picked.
Phinn- green jeans && tee, Target. Sneakers, Old Navy.
Mama- jacket, forever21. Guns and roses tee, Cotton On. Jeans- vintage Levi’s (again). Sneakers, Converse.

//Chair- garage sale score.//

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|hold up//back up//play it cool|

Oh my goodness! This is real! My first blog entry! Eeek! I have wanted to do this for a long time & I’m finally brave enough to do it!

|hold up//back up//play it cool|

Hey guys! It’s me, Sarah! Let’s be friends! I am the wife of a bearded babe and the mama of two littles- Phinneus Bear & Tallulah Perri. We all live in sunny Southern California where we are committed to pursuing joy & Jesus daily!  My life is far from perfect but it sure is beautiful. I believe that perspective is everything & I am currently in a season of choosing to be present and purposeful. My goal here is to document the beauty and laugh like crazy through out this wild ride.

I’ve been in search of a creative outlet and a way to make myself known- to be vulnerable. I tend to be the don’t ask don’t tell type but I’m looking for a change. I want to be open and honest so here we go- the  g o o d, the b a d, & the u g l y  all coming from yours truly!


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