What's up, Valley? I'm Sarah J! So excited to be here and proud to call Yakima, Washington, my home. Been all around the world and I have to say we are incredibly blessed to have FOUR gorgeous seasons and such an interesting valley to live in! With more and more happening I'm super pumped to get the opportunity to share it with you. When I moved back to town about nine years ago I ran into my high school crush and we've been together ever since! Through the ups and downs, I hope you all find a core group of people to call family blood -- or not. Because besides the music that drives us, man those around us do, too! :) I grew up on Salt N Pepa, TLC, Eminem mixed with Destiny's Child and Fiona Apple. I enjoy a lot of music genres, a good beat makes me dance often, I LOVE to sing along to ... a lot of songs and clever lyrics make my day! Currently watching The Santa Clarita Diet, I'm a lover of "Grey's Anatomy" and getting ready for my third and -- fingers crossed -- successful gardening season. #plantkiller If you know of something cool going on or want to chat, I'd love for you to reach out to me, cool? Cool! :) Oh, and as of just a few days ago I've lost 50 pounds over the past six months!!! Aaah!! I have a private support group that is for all of us food lovers out there that are just trying to #getitrightgetittight. New body, new job and a whole new outlook, so let's get it!! Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to seeing you soon.
Have You Ever Been Spanked at School?
So I am reading here that a Georgia school has decided to reinstate a paddling policy! Dang it! Have you ever been paddled in school? I have! Hahahaha! (I can laugh because it happened to me, right?)
Give to the Freedom Pantry for Veterans – Holiday Food Drive Starts Now!
Veteran & Military family food insecurity is growing. We now more then ever have to step up and be there for those who have stepped up and been there for our Country.
BBQ with the Cops this Sat Sept 8th at The Range
Saturday at The Range, 1701 Garretson Ln, Yakima, WA 98908, from 12pm-3pm there will be a BBQ with the Cops :) $5 a plate will help benefit Children's Wishes and Dreams right here in the Yakima Valley!
First Responders Car Wash Taking Place Sat Sept 8th at Pro Clean In Yakima
Saturday September 8th from 1-4 PM at Pro Clean, located at 1231 S 1st St, Yakima, Washington 98901, to raise money and collect water/Gatorade, gift cards, and non-perishable food items like protein bars
Virginia Mason Memorial Is Hosting A Blood Drive Friday August 31st!
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Donating blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.
What’s Happening Around The Yakima Valley!
Oh man school is back in session so parents you get a LITTLE bit of a breather! Trying to make the transition a smooth one with this list of different activities going on around the valley. Any events you know of that you would like to add?
Love Project Yakima Providing Free Back-to-School Haircuts for Boys
The Love Project Yakima has teamed up with the HQ Barbershop in Yakima to offer 50 free haircuts to 50 boys in the community! A drawing for the cuts will be taking place this Sunday (Aug. 26), so please take the time to share this with a family you think would be perfect for this free service!
Dive Into the Movies in Sunnyside This Wednesday (Aug. 22)!
This Wednesday (Aug. 22) the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department invites the whole family to enjoy a viewing of "Finding Dory" at the Sunnyside Pool!
The Yakima Police Department’s Lip Sync Video Premieres Today!
Today (Monday) is the day the Yakima Police Department will release their Lip Sync Video, BUT there is a sneak peak for those who just can't wait!
What’s Going On With The Lariat Lady?
I found out what's been going on with the Lariat Lady and I have to say I feel like I want to do that too!
National Night Out Events Start Aug. 7 — Where Are You Celebrating?
National Night Out is a great way for the whole family to get together with your neighbors, police officers and the rest of the community to play games, get to know each other, enjoy free food and drinks while playing games and having a safe and fun evening.
Want to Be a Part of the Yakima Police Department’s Lip Sync Challenge?
Come and be part of the filming of the Yakima P.D. Lip Sync Challenge video ,Thursday (Aug. 2) at Downtown Summer Nights from 7-7:30 p.m.