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.
What Time Is The Royal Wedding In My Time Zone?
Don't lie, you know there is a small part of you that wants to catch the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Whales tomorrow! However if you are not IN England there could be some timing issues so I found out what time you will need to be awake in order to catch it...
What’s Your Royal Wedding Name?
My five year old self is freaking out! A real life American turning into a Princess :) So even though I am not flying over for the wedding I thought it would be fun to find out what our Royal Wedding Name would be! :)
Viera’s Bakery & Deli is a Hidden Gem in Yakima!
There is NOTHING like walking into a bakery and seeing rows and rows AND rows of glorious baked goods. Viera's is on point when it comes to variety AND freshness :)
Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale Was a HUGE Success!
Hopefully this weekend you got to witness (and walk away) with awesome stuff at Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale! Gates opened at 8 a.m. in the Perry Technical Institute parking lot and seriously, until 2 p.m. we had people pouring in! We were able to raise a record-breaking 1,361 pounds of canned go…
Congratulations to Our ‘Mama’s the Life of the Party’ Winner!
Congratulations to Heather Thomas with her family in tow!
What Are You Searching for This Saturday at Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale?
What's the Item YOU are searching for?
Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale Has Me Like …
In honor of Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale, I've put together the top Seven Tips to prep you for the BIG DAY!
Congratulations to James Beard Award Winner Los Hernandez Tamales
Tamales are DELICIOUS and we are SO lucky to get to taste authentic variations all over the Valley. It used to be a well-known secret for visitors and NOW well it's turning into a global secret because Los Hernandez Tamales just won a James Beard Award and the awards ceremony is going on right …
Wine Divas Women’s Business Expo Headed to the Yakima Convention Center
Wine Divas Women's Business EXPO is back and ready to knock your socks off this Friday!
Check Your Twitter and Update That Password
Twitter has announced that it looks like they found a bug that was saving people's passwords.
It’s National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day!
This is my lil man Gary Bishop Johnson! He is half terrier half chihuahua with all the BEST parts of both breeds. He is so handsome and sweet and I can't believe when my husband and I laid eyes on him at the Yakima Humane Society he had been there for TWO MONTHS...
Wrap-Up Of The First Annual 5k Police Chase for Wishes in Yakima
This past Saturday April 28th at Franklin Park was one to remember! It was the first ever 5K Police Chase to support Children's Wishes and Dreams brought to you by Leadership Yakima. Did you catch the police chase part? What a fun idea and it went so well...