Tuesday, August 23, 2011



I am an introvert. I spend far too much time “in my head.” I keep a lot of things close to the vest, so to speak. However, this little blog has given me a small, yet delightful opportunity to let the voice inside of me get a little talk time. 


While I may not know many of my readers in “real” life. The virtual world is a community, and a warm and welcoming one at that.

Today, instead of a paleo recipe, I am going to tell reveal 3 things about me that few, if any, know about me. I welcome you to join me in this very cathartic confessional!

1)      I have already told you of my adoration, and vast collection, of shoes (high heels to be specific). What you do not know, is that I have a bizarre attachment to these shoes. I have a very difficult time parting with my shoes once they reach the point where they should go to “the place we shall not name” {The waste basket}. To me shoes are like tangible pictures that carry special moments and memories of my past. I can tell you stories that surround each and every pair of my shoes. (I promise I am not crazy, just a little sentimental at times). Over the weekend I discovered that one of my beloved pairs is showing signs that they are quickly approaching old age. 

When I walk they sound like chalk scraping the sidewalk because the heel is so worn. I love these shoes with all of my heart. These are the first and only thing I own with animal print. They were my touch of trendy/whimsy in an almost glaringly conservative wardrobe. 

Does anyone know if cobblers still exist? Because I must find one ASAP!

2)      I am a very low-maintenance type of person. I am the youngest child—but never was I ever “the baby.” I was the “you must go with the flow” kid. I can get ready in 5 minutes. I just recently discovered the use of eye-liner. I have never been scared of a little mud or rain. With this being said, I am THAT Starbuck’s person that orders the insanely specific drink. 

This right here is a short, extra-hot, non-fat, no whip, no foam Hot Chocolate. For real. Would I ever order this at any other place in the world—no way! Would I ever order this in front of anyone I know—no way! However, Starbucks basically bred me to do this. With options comes possibilities, and I have never been one to waste the potential to order the best drink in the whole wide world (please see my 5 adjective hot beverage).  I am looking forward to this winter when I will have to bring my own coconut milk to tack on another adjective!

3)      I am a Paleo eater. Clearly, this is not my revelation. This means I avoid grains, dairy, soy, and legumes while instead eating fruit, veggies, meat, and healthy fats (coconut and avocado).  I have been plagued with awful stomach aches for the past decade and for the first time in my life I feel better! I eat this way because it makes me feel good and because my body clearly has a problem with grains, dairy, etc.

With that being said: I, Sally Anne, am absolutely 100% addicted to Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

Obviously, you see that I hoard them. The problem is that we live an hour away from the closest Trader Joe’s. Thus, I stalk up whenever we visit a place that is blessed with a TJ’s. Nestle, Hershey, Baker’s , Guittard, Ghirardelli—none of them beats Trader Joe’s—and I would know because I have tried them all! I eat a handful of chocolate chips EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. They do not hurt my stomach, so I see no reason to stop!

Phew. That feels good to get off of my chest.

 Do you have any confessions or little tidbits about yourself to share?


  1. Mmm, chocolate chips! I'm on my last few days of whole30, this is such a tease. :) I just picked up some maple syrup to enjoy some coconut pancakes this wknd and now I'm thinking I need to pick up some dark chocolate chips too. Also, cute shoes! I love the red with leopard. I may or may not have had a huge obsession with leopard once upon a time. :)

  2. Oh, and for the past year I've been nagging starbucks to hop on the almond milk and coconut milk craze. Hopefully sometime soon!

  3. I am so with you on the shoe situation.. I refuse to throw any away. (when I was still in high school my mom had to hide a pair from me because they were so old and she thought I shouldn't be wearing them anymore. I just got them back this summer.. hah!). Confession about myself? umm it's august and I really wish I could decorate for Christmas. I'm not sure if that's much of a confession, but people judge me :)

  4. I'm very similar... natural introvert (unless around friends). And I keep most emotions and things to myself. I also am extremely low maintenance... I can shower and be ready to head out the door in less than 10 minutes all together.
    Confession hmm... I don't really want to ever work a "real" job with a schedule. I really am searching for a job that is flexible and low key. Is it bad that I don't want to "work hard"? I don't know, but I like a slow paced life.

  5. Meredith-- I love Christmas decorations, too! However, right now I am too distracted by accumulating massive amounts of fall decorations!

    Katie--I love you confession! I think it is awesome that you know what kind of job fits your personality! Right now I am teaching online courses due to my husband's wonky navy schedule and it is wonderfully flexible! I don't know if I will ever want to leave my "virtual" classroom! :)

  6. haha i love that you're addicted to TJ's chocolate chips!!

    i love high heels too..like really high heels..they're so impractical and KILL my feet...but so cute!

  7. Amy,

    I totally agree--the higher the heel, the better the shoe! :) I know my feet are going to revolt in a few years, but I am going to enjoy it now! :)