hello, darling! i'm sarah

a business manager for creative entrepreneurs

I know what it’s like to spend your days doing things that feel like they don’t make a difference, instead of the stuff you care about that makes you come alive. 

Bachelor’s degree in hand, I stepped into the big, wild world of adulting in 2011 and promptly found myself wondering, “Is this all there is?”

There had to be more than 5am wake up calls, gray cubicle walls, and absolutely no natural light. Six years, four industries, and five jobs later, I found the creative “more” I’d been looking for.

With a borderline obsessive love of all things color coded and organizational, I spend my days helping creative entrepreneurs just like you streamline your business and maximize efficiency so you can spend time on the things that matter most to you in this one wild and precious life.

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spreadsheets i use to track my reading

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TOES I HAD AT BIRTH

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JOBS & CAREERS I CONSIDERED or HAD BEFORE STARTING L&S

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TIMES I'VE MOVED IN MY LIFE

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YEARS I'VE PLAYED PIANO

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JOURNALS I'VE FILLED SINCE 1999

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FAVORITE EE CUMMINGS POEM

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US STATES I'VE VISITED

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BOOKS I READ IN 2016

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DAYS I'VE CONSECUTIVELY JOURNALED

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it's time for 2 truths and a lie

two of these statements are true. one's a lie.
you get to guess which.

Before I turned 4, I had already visited 5 different countries.

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I  ran a stationery and lettering business for nearly two years before starting Love & Spreadsheets.

I was seen by a White House doctor because I was given regular milk hot chocolate instead of non-dairy and had a terrible reaction.

Truth! My dad was a naval submariner. We moved to Italy when I was 2 and took a trip to Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland at age 3.

Truth! I first jumped into the world of creative entrepreneurship with the stationery business Darling & Bliss.

Lie! I did have a reaction from the hot chocolate and asked if I needed a doctor, but i knew there wasn't anything they could do, so I declined. 

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I performed on the Kennedy Center stage during my senior year in high school.

Instead of going to college right away, I spent 3 months on a singing tour touring the US, Canada, and Great Britain.

I have a one-inch scar on my hip that I got from a foot surgery.

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Lie! As part of a high school theatre program called the Cappies, I received an award, but our production didn't perform.

Truth! I spent 3 months on tour with the Continental Singers during what would've been fall of my freshman year of college.

Truth! I had surgery at age 5 to remove an extra bone from my foot and they took bone from my hip to keep my foot from collapsing.

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I was once retrieved from the top of a mountain by a search and rescue team.

While I majored in English, I also minored in theatre and dance in college.

Love & Spreadsheets got its name because a friend asked if spreadsheets were my love language.

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Truth! My friend and I got stuck on the top of Mount Mansfield in Vermont and had to wait for 1 1/2 hours until we were rescued. 

Lie! I majored in English and minored in theatre, but I was two classes short of an official minor in dance. 

Truth! The name was the final piece before I launched. I remembered that conversation and it fit the brand perfectly!

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I changed my major four times during my first year in college.

My pipe dream is to one day open my own bookstore called stacks & scones.

i used to be a dancer, gymnast, tennis player, swimmer, figure skater, and volleyball player.

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Lie! I changed my concentration and minors four times, but my major never changed from English.

Truth! This business will be around for a while longer yet, but books are my first love and I've love to own my own store one day!

Truth! It's safe to say my interests were fairly broad... and my attention span not particularly lengthy.

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The pinky toe on my left foot is still the same size it was when I was 6-years-old.

I speak five different languages — English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

When I first decided to be an entrepreneur, I was going to be a web designer & developer and video editor.

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Truth! At age 5, I had surgery to remove an extra foot bone. They fused my 4th and 5th metatarsals together and my pinky to stopped growing.

Lie! While speaking all five of those languages is the goal, I'm currently only fluent in English (obvs), but learning French.

Truth! I fully intended to go into web design & development. One class on coding put a kabosh on that plan.

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the results are in

myers-briggs

exfj

the results are in

enneagram

type 2 — "the helper"
wings 1 + 3

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love language

quality time
words of affirmation

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disc

I/CD
"the leader"

the results are in

strengthsfinder

01 | developer
02 | communication
03 | positivity
04 | empathy
05 | input

the results are in

harry potter

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"wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure"

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Ever since I was a little kid, I've been in love with stories. I've been a book nerd for as long as I can remember, to the point that I even started a YouTube channel specifically dedicated to books. I read at least 52 (one a week!) every year.

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books

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The ampersand — & — is my favorite punctuation mark. (Yes, I have a favorite punctuation mark.) I collect them in all sorts of styles, sizes and colors. You'll find one in every room in my house, plus one tattooed on my wrist.

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ampersands

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I've never been a coffee drinker. My dad gave it to me black at age 6 and I've despised it ever since. But hot tea? Yes, please. Give it to me all day, every day. Especially if it's mint or Good Earth's Sweet & Spicy blend.

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hot tea

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The first musical I remember seeing was Grease at the at of 6 (not exactly age appropriate, but it happens). I fell in love with musical theatre and never looked back. I minored in theatre in college and visit NYC to see shows at least once a year.

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musical theatre

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When I was 10-years-old, my mom handed me a composition notebook with the word "journal" written on the front. It was an assignment for school, but I fell in love. Nearly 20 years and 30 journals later, it's safe to say I'm a fan.

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journaling

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In truth, I think there are few things that can make a woman feel more confident than the perfect red lipstick. I wear it (with all black) at least once a week (usually more). My favorite shade is Fringe from Kosas Cosmetics.

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red lipstick

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I spent most of the first five years of my life living on islands, so is it any wonder I love salt breezes and sandy toes? The mountains are lovely, of course, but nothing beats the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore.

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the beach

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Even though I love systems and automation, I'm an analog girl at heart. Snail mail is one of my favorite things in the world and I love few things more than sending or receiving a little note in my real mailbox, just because.

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