I was recently asked, "what is your dream job?" My response was quickly, "teacher!" While this is true, I went home and discussed with my husband how I also have a REAL, DEEP passion for organizing.
My love for organization is quite funny: I take breaks from studying for school just to organize (or re-organize in some cases) old boxes or closet nooks - its a relaxing hobby indeed. I fiddle around with paper and purge all that is irrelevant very frequently. I'm constantly making my bed (sometimes at 8pm at night knowing that I'm just gonna get into it in 2/3 hours later). And, above all, being a newly married lady (2yrs in July), I've been fortunate to take on my husband's clothing and bill abundance and spend most of my time purging many items. (side note: my husband is not "unorganized" whatsoever -we're very alike in that regard - rather, he's always "saving." He takes precautions and I totally respect that and am inspired by that quality).
So, I confess, online, for all to see, my REAL HONEST PASSION to organize. I've never had the time to jump in one of my friends/families homes and organize an area, but it sounds like fun! My calling is to be a teacher, for sure. Children are a wondrous creation and being a primary teacher would be an honor. But, one the other hand, my hobby is organization (along with DIYing).
In the future, I'll be sharing some tips on what I do or have done to keep my life organized.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Its been about 10 years since I was last in high school and I
remember learning so much about slavery, civil rights, and eventually
equality for all black Americans. But, now I realize I didn't learn ENOUGH. I grew up learning to love everyone, as my wonderful
mother portrayed. I believe I had more black friends than white friends through
every grade of school (you know who you are). I lived in a majority black neighborhood during my growing up years and 'til this day
have amazing and astounding black friends. But, one thing that has
bothered me lately is this assumption that Republicans are racist. It seems its always labeled in the
media or social world that Republicans are racist. I don't remember having this political party divide in Elementary, Middle, or High School because of skin color. Truthfully, I didn't even know what each party stood for. Now as an adult and as a Christian, the Republican party lined up better on Christian values than the Democratic side.
I write this because I want to enlighten many people (and friends) who may be Republican, Democratic, or Libertarian. If you rely on public schools, the media, and social worlds to teach you than you'll be misinformed. Did you know that people like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a registered Republican as well as Mr. Frederick Douglass (a multiracial abolitionist) who wrote a world-changing slave narrative (there's even an organization in his namesake for Christians - click here).
With all I've said, I want each and every one of you (black, multi-racial, or white, etc..) to take a gander at the amazing list of Black Americans who brought such difference to our great nation and see what they believed in! I'm honored to be a Christian and b/c of Jesus Christ, I vote Republican.
Click Here to learn all about our Black Republican American History!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
- 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound total)
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a shallow dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges.
By-the-way, this was my first time using paprika in a dish and now I'm hooked. I've been brainstorming on all the things I can do with it. Happy cooking!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Friday, October 21, 2011
As we've all seen and felt, Autumn is upon us! And what an exciting time it is. Ever since I was a little girl, the Autumn and Christmas seasons have always been my favorite. The movies, the treats, the smells, the colors, the holiday breaks, the meanings, and my family. Now that I am married, this year will be a very exciting one. I've always participated in years past around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this year is the year I belong to another family. With that comes great sacrifice, but exceeding awards. Its wonderful to see that my family LOVES my husband and (as I can tell anyway) his family LOVES me. Formulas like these don't come out so smoothly... many people have told me of how they can't stand their in-laws, whether it be mother/father or brother/sister. But there's peace in the Bauder/Watson combo. And for that, I am so grateful.
For this season, I"ll be doing TONS of crafts:
-making a wreath (done!)
-making homemade applesauce (check!)
-painting canvases for home decor
-decorating with lights
-making a gingerbread creation
-painting rooms and trim/molding
-and (if it snows) making snowmen, angels, and forts!
I'm so exciting to start the season. But, for now, I have to finish an Econ paper by Monday! Ha, I just had to write a little front my heart. Here is a link to a DIY Thanksigivng Wreath.
Posted by Sarah at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
As many may know, I'll be a married women in 30 days. With that, comes many changes:
1. I'll have a forever sleeping partner.
2. Moving out and on my own.
3. I'll get to embrace cooking A LOT.
4. There will be times where there are NO animals around.
5. I'll never have another kitty cat as a friend (Nathan's allergic)
6. Joint $$ accounts which changes everything with the government.
7. I get to shop for 2 instead of 1.
8. I'll have another last name.
9. I get another set of parents, etc…
10. I have a person who is a part of me, forever.
:-) change is hard but it is also rewarding.
Here's to Godly marriage!