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Author: Sarah @ Midwest Darling

I'm a twenty-something lifestyle & book blogger, graphic designer, etsy shop owner & all around jack of all trades. I love to read, travel & cook!
Book Review: Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

Book Review: Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

1. Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup When Frannie Little eavesdrops on her parents fighting she discovers that her cousin Truman is gay, and his parents are so upset they are sending him to live with her family for the summer. At least, that’s what she thinks the story is. . . When he arrives, shy Frannie befriends this older boy, who is everything that she’s not–rich, confident, cynical, sophisticated. Together, they embark on a magical summer marked by slowly…

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DIY Wedding: How to Print (& Address) Your Own Envelopes

DIY Wedding: How to Print (& Address) Your Own Envelopes

I’ve been in wedding planning mode lately and I just sent out the first round of invitations. To keep things within budget, I designed them myself and had them printed online. You do not have to design your own invitation – you can purchase a digital copy from etsy (some as low as $10), minted ($50 for unlimited use) or use a template directly from an online printing service like PSPrint (free with the cost of printing). *for more information on…

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Recent Reads: April 2017

Recent Reads: April 2017

My Favorites From this Month A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab Source: Library Ebook Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies. THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED… The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. WHO WILL CRUMBLE? Kell – once assumed to be the…

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Weekending: The One Where I Turned 27

Weekending: The One Where I Turned 27

So it was birthday weekend! My 27th birthday was yesterday, but we kind of celebrated all weekend. Friday night we went to the Cinco DC Mayo festival. It had lucha libre (mexican wrestling), loteria (mexican bingo), mexican food trucks, a mariachi, carnival games & drinks. I had tacos & street corn for dinner, which is always a fantastic idea. It was windy and had been raining that day, so my hair was a complete mess. Naturally. My friend and I also got…

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Life Lately – April 2017

Life Lately – April 2017

April was a pretty fantastic month. I went to New Orleans for the firs time and it was amazing. I learned a lot about the city and ate some truly amazing food. We decided to treat ourselves to 23andMe kits for our birthdays. My birthday is May 7th and Ivan’s is the 10th, so hopefully we thought they would make nice gifts to each other. My results came back last week, Ivan’s are still out. We both were weirdly excited to…

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