Wednesday, July 24, 2013


One of my many favorite go-to movies
Lately, going to the movies becomes increasingly rare. Not because the actual event is unappealing, but rather that the movie choices are distasteful and non-motivating. What happened to positive, fun, and intellectual movies? Like "You've Got Mail?" Or maybe movies that resemble the intellectual comedy of the hysterical sitcom "Frasier?" These examples leave you with a positive impression of the world and a notion to live better. Movies should have an objective of bettering a person, not encouraging profanity, perversion, fear, or any other ungodly behavior. 

So, lesson learned: I'll save my money and stay at home and watch "You've Got Mail" over and over again.... hope the husband is okay with that.... :-]


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Organization; my hidden obsession


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, August 9, 2012

Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

Why did I make this? Well, my husband and I went out with our longtime friends to Macaroni Grill and they had this dish on the menu. But, instead of tilapia, they used sole. The next day, I remembered I had a good amount of frozen tilapia (which is white fish like sole), so thus, I went and searched out a recipe ------> Rachael Ray's inspiring recipe. Tried it; and woweewow! Delish... I definitely need to add this to my recipe book. Here is the copy/paste version of the recipe: 

Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

 Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

[4 servings Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins]


  • 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

Coupon Suzy

We've all seen those annoying, yet catchy commericals ... Coupon Suzy!

So, I am going to actually try this endeavor -- now that I'm a wife. My husband and I are doing tons of renovations projects lately (backyard, garden, light fixtures, paint, kitchen...), which triggers the need to find GREAT SAVINGS AND DEALS... so try this great site with me and let's save together.

I'll post on my exciting feats from time to time...

-Sarah W.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Autumn is approaching!

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!)
-baking cookies
-making homemade applesauce (check!)
-painting canvases for home decor
-making gifts
-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.

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!