Mom to Iris. Wife to Todd. Our little family lives at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We love it here and I love sharing little bits of our life.

© 2014 sarahfortune.



I’m long overdue for an update, so here one is. The summer fun is over & now I’m a month into the semester taking 16 hours. Classes are ok.. two writing courses (one dealing with Public Relations, the other being more reading than actual writing), Marketing, German, and Biological Anthropology. All my time hasn’t been spent studying though – here’s just a peek at what else I’ve been up too..

The most exciting thing is that I have a new little sister! Lilah Caroline Reese Mcgregor was born a little less than a month ago. She’s so beautiful!

Little Lilah

So teeny.

Proud Papa

Sister Sister

After a trip to Jonesboro to visit the new family addition, a group of us enjoied a wonderful French meal cooked (and instructed) by Laura.

Afterwards, we saw Dr. Dog play a free show.

It’s fair time again..

That last picture was for my friend Seth‘s MySpace Photo Challenge. Check it out & play along!

That’s for now. I’ll update sooner next time & might even start posting videos, since I just bought my first video camera!

Till then..

The Last Hurrah

With only a week left until the fall semester starts, I said goodbye to summer in style w/ a trip to Tybee Island with some of my bestest peeps. For more detailed look at our days, check out crasymaker.com.

With a 15 hour drive there and back, we had a short layover in Memphis
(thanks again Mom & Tim for putting us up)

Kerri & Joel joined us for dinner

Crazy long drive the next day

Finally there!

Our “Oceanfront” condo

Night walk to the inlet by our condo.

Beachin it!

hurt knee

Livin it up at the condo..

.. with mojitos & more.

Our own private bar in the basement!

Exploring Savannah, GA (right next to Tybee Island)

Ebay Street!

Bonaventure Cemetery

Spanish Moss everywhere..

Trolly Tour of the historic district

This tiny house apparently just sold for over $850,000.

Haunted Pub Crawl (it’s legal to walk around w/ open containers of alcohol there)

On to the Polaroids..

Sophia Coppola sparkling wine!

My sweet boogie board

My sweetie on his boogie board

I built a sand castle.

Headed home…

I had an amazing time, but it just went by way too fast.


Julyin Around

This summer rules it!

+ mini trip to Memphis
+ afternoons at the pool & lake
+ Superman Slip & Slide
+ night beers on the front porch
+ Project Runway party
+ Paper Hearts & The New Tragedy shows
+ the White Whale CD
+ Weekend in Lawrence/Kansas City
+ Take out from Saigon Le to Fayetteville
+ Tab energery drinks mixed w/ champagne
+ Todd’s eye finally showing some improvement
+ getting paid to shop at thrift stores
+ party planning for Kerri
+ Baby Cole’s dance moves
+ dance party at an accoustic house show
+ winning $100 in Tunica
+ shopping
+ taste tester for Darling Deserts
+ vacation planning
+ hangin w/ Deets
+ fake cigarettes
+ marshmellow cheese burgers that taste like cherries

Floatie Girl

“No Loitering”

Kristen & Me – Cha ching!

The New Tragedies (Fayetteville)

The Paper Hearts (Fayetteville)

Cory Branan house show w/ the Early Morning Bourbon Girls

Turned into a dance party…

Road trip to Kansas City!

White Whale CD release show (Lawrence, KS)

Shoppin at the Plaza in KC

Seth’s loft

Dumpling dinner for 20


Cathy & Laura

Putting my cig out

The Paper Hearts (KC)

The New Tragedies (KC)

Follow That Bird

My favorite graffiti ever

BB’s fantastic parking spot.

Sunday breakfast

Burrito of Love (pancake w/ eggs, cheese, & bacon inside)

New purse & wallet!

Sayin goodbye…

Summer Lovin

Whew! This past week has been seriously fun and seriously exhausting. By the time the actual night of the 4th of July rolled around, I was in bed watching about a dozen romantic comedies, even though the fireworks kept drowning out Mathew Mcconaughey southern accent. Here’s proof of huge amount of funness (with some photos left over from the week or so before)…

American Princes

Cory & Dave

Jenna & Me

Brandy pulling a Dustin

Sushi and uh… The Blair Witch Project.

We ladies had a blast while Dude’s Night looked kinda like this..

Mexican on the patio after an afternoon of swimming

Lauric’s Amazing BBQ!

the ‘works

Jonathan & Lacey’s new roomie

BURNT thumb that led to guacamole glue

Individual Summer Beers in tiny mason jars!

Brandy’s tanner than me.

Till next time!


+ weekdays are spent w/ Todd & Blue kitty (i’m not tryin to eat her in that picture, i swear)
+ spiced up the front of our house with a deck built by Eric, Todd, & Dustin
+ with major help from Laura, my little flower bed has come alive (with plants and moles)
+ weekends are spent on porches with friends, food, & drinks
+ i now have an organized “office” for Bittersweet & will even have an assistant soon
+ already found my halloween costume, but turns out it looks better on Todd

♥, sarah