December 30, 2011

.Subaru Love.

It's not a secret that I am a car fan. Especially when it comes to Subarus... As dorky as it sounds, I'm an avid follower of the Subaru World Rally Team and anything to do with Subarus and rally racing in general... I mostly blame it on growing up with a car adoring father and two older brothers. I still remember to this day the first time my dad drove by a blue Mazda Miata (I was 5 years old), from that day on I never stopped loving Japanese cars, especially cerulean blue Japanese cars. Here is the progression; I have only had 3 dream cars in my life:

1990 Mazda Miata: (Age 5-13)

1999 Mazda Miata: (Age 14-16)

2002-2003 Subaru WRX: (Age 16- Current)



The reality set in that an AWD vehicle is a must for getting around in Oregon, therefore Subarus are now my go to and will be for (more than likely) the remainder of my life. :) I've got a lot of Subaru love!!!
:) :) :)
~Sarah

November 21, 2011

. Found | Cannon Beach, Oregon .




Found is one of my favorite shops in Cannon Beach. They feature vintage treasures, local artists & an eclectic collection of furniture and one of a kind finds. I just love how Ann-Marie & Ann do a fabulous job of creating a new and different kind of gift shop in such a small town.

Check them out next time you're in Cannon Beach!!!
Found
1287 S Hemlock
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503.436.1812

They also feature many of my own photography prints & postcards as well as jewelry. :)
xxoo,
~Sarah

November 09, 2011

September 24, 2011

.Patience.

I feel that if there is just one thing that we need as humans, it is love. And through love, we also receive friendship, companionship, trust, growth and confidence. I feel like when you are looking to receive these things, they will always come up missing, but if you wait, and allow fate to happen they will all fall into place at just the right moment.

It's kind of like a maple tree in a way. During the Fall, maple trees lose their leaves. To me, maple leaves are the most beautiful colored leaves of the Fall. Painted with yellow and gold, orange and ember red. I love it when the wind whips through the streets where maples grow and the leaves blow and twirl in the wind painting fire lined streets of color on the pavement.

Sometimes in life, we get impatient and try to shake our maple trees to collect the beautiful colored leaves before they have turned into gold. This is a very important lesson I have learned. You cannot plan out your life and know exactly when certain events or "leaves" are going to fall. All you can do is trust, and know that there is a bigger plan for your life out there and everything is going to happen in due time. I get so impatient sometimes and have tried, on several occasions to shake my maple tree in the Spring rather than wait with trust and patience that I will have beautiful golden leaves come Fall.

My current leaf of gold that has fallen into my life is my new Fiance Shawn. I would have never guessed that two years ago when we started dating that life would take us through so many ups and downs in such a short time. Growing with him and knowing that we can get through anything together has made us both realize whole heartedly that we are soul mates and are going to be together for the rest of our lives. Shawn is the strongest, most patient and kind hearted person I've ever known, I trust him with my whole heart and everything I am. I am so glad I didn't try to shake my maple tree for this one in the Spring, because the colors of the Fall are so much sweeter with the wait. I am so much more than excited to share the rest of my life with him and maybe even dance and twirl down some maple lined streets as well...

xxoo,
Sarah

June 29, 2011

.New Earrings & Creations.

A few more pairs of earrings I've been working on!! I love making jewelry, it's so peaceful and tranquil for me. :) Also, I am very excited to announce that you can now purchase select pieces of my jewelry line at FOUND in Cannon Beach Oregon. Enjoy!!




To view my online Jewelry via my online: ETSY STORE

Also, Check out what's new at: Sarah McAllister Photography
, Sarah McAllister Weddings & Sarah McAllister Creative Styling

XXOO,
Sarah

April 20, 2011

.Jewelry Galore.







I have been working away to get more jewelry made to sell on my: ETSY SITE All future jewelry I make will be put up on Etsy for sale. :) Buy to your heart's content my fans and friends!!! Thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful support.

xxoo, Sarah

March 08, 2011

. Sarah McAllister | Jewelry .

Pale Turquoise Blue Chalcedony Necklace on 16" Sterling Silver chain. $20.

Red Chalcedony Necklace on 16" Sterling Silver chain. $20.

Blue Onyx Necklace on 16" Sterling Silver chain. $20.

Pale Pink cube drop earrings $16.

Ocean blue circle wrap earrings $12.

Gray circle crystal earrings with gold wires $16.

Light Blue 3 drop circle wrap earrings $20.

Green circle drop earrings with gold wires $16.
Chocolate and turquoise shell earrings $16.

Blue wrap earrings $12.

Red Coral 3 drop wrap earrings $16.

Light Turquoise Blue wrapped earrings $16.

Green gemstone drop earrings on Copper wires $20.

I am so excited to announce the new release of my jewelry line. I have more styles and designs available. Earrings and necklaces are all made with sterling silver and unique one of a kind beads. Available for the moment by email, but my site is coming soon. If you are interested in purchasing my jewelry please email me at: sarah@sarahmcallister.com

March 02, 2011

.Re-Creations / Fabrications.



On a very limited basis, I will be custom designing, sewing, re-creating wedding gowns for brides. Meaning, I will find a vintage gown used, take apart the pieces and fabrics that don't work and re-create them into a new, modern, chic gown that is current and fashionable. Not only does this mean and provide a way for the old gowns to get recycled, but offers a completely unique design for the wedding dress of your dreams. Feel free to contact me at sarah@sarahmcallister.com about setting up an appointment soon.

February 09, 2011

.A few of my favorite current inspirations.



I don't know what it is about lilies, but they get me. These have to be my all time favorite flower. I love how simplistic and elegant the blooms of casa blanca lilies are. They are so gorgeous. I have also been enjoying the contrast of dark navy blues against tans, creams, khakis and grays. I love the way the more subtle natural hues pop when they're against the strong dark depth of a deep blue. Of course, everyone needs a little texture; chunky knit throws are huge right now. Super cute, and oh so warm for those just around the corner Spring mornings when that sunlight beaming through your curtains is just not quite enough to keep you warm. :) Last but not least, I had to throw some bling into the mix. I don't know why but I've been digging big hoop earrings with either filigree accents or stones set into the hoops. Very classic, yet chic. A perfect addition to that jeans, t-shirt and blazer combo to fab it up a little bit.

That's all for now.
xxoo.
Sarah

January 02, 2011

. Recycling Ideas for 2011 .

Everyone can make a difference, whether it's for leaps and bounds or baby steps with recycling. Recycling is something I am personally very passionate about, as well as reusing and reducing waste that ends up in landfills, the sides of roads, and my biggest pet peeve: my own back yard (Pacific Ocean). Please check out the links below, educate yourself about how much waste you contribute to dumps and landfills in a year, and take small or better yet big steps in making recycling, reducing and reusing waste for the better good of our community, our backyards and Mother Earth. :)

Did you know on average, we toss about 2.5 million pieces of trash into the Pacific Ocean every hour? Now that's DISGUSTING!

1. Recycling Do's & Don'ts

2. Earth Resource

3. People in Action

4. Greener Choices

5. Tips for Reusing Materials

6. Reuse Everyday

January 01, 2011