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Welcome to Sarah by the Sea

Welcome to Sarah by the Sea

| June 27, 2012 | 13 Comments

Welcome to Sarah by the Sea. I’ve waited so long to say that. The idea for this site sprang up in early winter during a hard time in my career. A big client and I had just parted ways and that left me reeling, and thinking on a large scale about how my life just […]

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DIY Inspiration Frame with Motivational Quotes

DIY Inspiration Frame with Motivational Quotes

| June 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

I always admire those artfully presented motivational quotes that can be hung or displayed. Whenever I am in HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx, I happily peruse them, and think about purchasing one for my workspace. Surrounding yourself with positive affirmations can make such a wonderful impact on your work. But in the end, they are never […]

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The Making of Sarah by the Sea: Putting it all Together

The Making of Sarah by the Sea: Putting it all Together

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over the past months, I have shared what inspired me to create Sarah by the Sea as well as why I was driven to do this and also how the seashell logo came to be. But having all these things come into place wasn’t the final step. I still had to develop content for the […]

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The Making of Sarah by the Sea: The Logo

The Making of Sarah by the Sea: The Logo

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes to developing a site, this isn’t my first rodeo (OMG! Cliche! But I’ve always wanted to use that phrase and it’s true here). Unlike when I launched Sarah’s Cucina Bella in 2005, I already knew that certain elements were essential to the logistics of the site including a good customized theme, a […]

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Review: Beyond Coastal Sunscreen Products

Review: Beyond Coastal Sunscreen Products

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

In summertime, my family spends a lot of time outside — at the beach, hiking, biking, playing, gardening and so much more. We’re always soaking in the sun’s wonderful warmth, and enjoying all the fresh air. Our favorite days are the ones spend almost totally outside where we lay on the beach, grill, eat outside […]

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The Making of Sarah by the Sea: Sharing My Vision

The Making of Sarah by the Sea: Sharing My Vision

| April 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

The decision to launch Sarah by the Sea was part timing, part personal need, part wishful thinking. And once I made the decision, I initially only told my friend Cate, who has been with me through many big decisions over the last half decade (or is it longer?). She’s the one who actually thought up […]

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Favorite Finds from Etsy

Favorite Finds from Etsy

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Etsy is one of my favorite go-to sources when I’m looking for unique jewelry that I won’t see everyone else wearing.  I love that it’s a great mix of simple and sophisticated, high-end and low-end, perfect for gift giving or keeping for yourself.  And supporting artisans?  That just makes it even better. Although these fabric-covered […]

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52 Books in 2012

52 Books in 2012

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my 12 goals for 2012 is to read 52 books … follow along here as I read toward my goal. 1. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio – Liked this a lot. It’s a beautiful story of true love, friendship and betrayal set in WWII. 1/1/2012 2. Why Women Need Fat: How “Healthy” Food […]

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The Making of Sarah By The Sea: Inspiration

The Making of Sarah By The Sea: Inspiration

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

When the idea for Sarah by the Sea came to me, it was a dark and dreary time — a winter month with short days and cold temperatures that was underscored by a major gig ending after years. I was in a low place, trying to answer the “what now?” question. The idea of this […]

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Do You JewelMint?

Do You JewelMint?

| April 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you heard of the web site, JewelMint?  It’s an online jewelry showroom that is designed with you in mind.  Actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter design jewelry pieces inspired by looks they’ve seen on the runway and their travels.  Once you set up your profile (for free), you answer a handful of […]

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