about sara

Welcome to Simply Sara Elizabeth & thanks for stopping by!  I'm a current Houstonian by way of Wisconsin after many years as a Chicagoan despite being a born and raised Cheesehead. 

Here are some tidbits about me:

  • I have known my husband for 13 years, and we met at a little league baseball field.  He played, and I sold concessions with my bestie (also my maid of honor 13 years later!)
  •  I hate seafood so much.  It's an issue of texture for me. Yes, I will try it.  But I will probably hate it.  
  • I am trying to learn to run!  Yes, I feel it's a "learning" situation.  I am registered for the Houston Half Marathon in January 2014.
  •  I love going grocery shopping and organizing a list to shop from based on recipes.  Total geek out moment for me every week!
  • I am a person who says everything I like is "the best" "my favorite", "love it so hard", etc.  On the other hand, I will also say "I hate it", "I want it to burn and die" about things that are probably not so horrible.  
  • I love Wisconsin sports-go Packers, Badgers, and Brewers!
  • I can't wait til we have a house one day so I can do DIY projects.  Seriously, I have very organized pinterest boards relating to this!
  • We have a four-month old black lab named Barley, he is amazing and crazy all at once! 
  • I feel like 26 is a weird age-I'm an adult, but not really?
  • I have a Master of Public Administration, and no, no one else knows what it means either.  


  1. So fun meeting all these amazing Texans!! What part of Houston do you call home? Welcome to the Texas Women Bloggers group!

    1. We live in the loop, just east of Memorial Park right now! Moving near Med Center next month though! Thanks for coming by & I will definitely be checking your blog out asap!

  2. Hello Love!! Just stumbled over here from Texas Woman Bloggers!! I hear you on that "Trying to run" bit.. I am always trying.. LOVE your blog!!!

    Following on BlogLovin! Hope you have a wonderful day.

    1. Following you back! Thanks for stopping by, and I'm so glad I'm not the only one who "tries to run" hahaha :)

  3. Hey Sara!

    Thanks for linking up! I'm glad I found your blog! Also, I'm "learning" to run, too! Maybe we can start a support group ;)


  4. fellow Houston girl here! :)
    Hope you are enjoying Houston!!

  5. Wow, we are kindred spirits, my dear! I am from Texas, I am just starting to train for my first half in August, and my husband and I are high school sweethearts. I love making new friends! You just got a new follower, babe! Cheers!

  6. Cute blog!! I'm in San Antonio so a nearby Texan ;)

  7. I'm a Packers fan by default - the boyfriend made me lol. And I'm moving to Indiana this summer for grad school so I'm sure I will be visiting Chicago tons! Would love to know some fantastic places to go!... your newest follower


  8. Stopping by from Venus Trapped in Mars. I'm a Wisconsin girl myself (go Badgers, Brewers, and Packers!) and I look forward to following your blog as you become a Texan. :)


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