I’m Back! (Kind of.)

I’m drowning in laundry (and my kids’ snotty noses), but I wanted to say a quick hello and thank you for all your well wishes for my travels! The past week was…well, I can’t accurately put it into words, but I loved every single minute of it. Dude. The Sarah James Show. Speaking at Mom 2.0. The Versace Mansion. Lunch with Samantha Bee. (Okay, so I was having lunch with two extremely lovely ladies, Catherine Connors and Alisa Volkman, and Sam joined us halfway through. So, it wasn’t like she called me up and asked me to dine with her. But still! SAMANTHA BEE. AT MY TABLE. I THINK I ACCIDENTALLY DRANK FROM HER WATER GLASS.)

Who am I?

I’m currently engaging in packing list mania for our trip to Hawaii on Friday, but I thought I would share a few photos from the week. (Thanks to those of you whose photos I, ahem, borrowed from your Twitter feed.)

The set of The Sarah James Show. (Thank you, CafeMom Studios!)

Getting ready. (The second I saw my makeup artist’s perfectly organized space, I knew we would be BFF.)


Getting ready to engage in some serious squats, pushups, and planks on camera.

A little photo bomb action from my producer, Robin Pelleck.

And speaking of Robin, she was beyond incredible. Minus the time she snuck up on me getting my legs “tanned,” since there was worry that my pale legs might blind the production crew, as well as future viewers.

And finally the piece de resistance. Let me be the first to tell you that working consecutive 12-hour days in front of the camera (and under the hot lights), can make you a little cuckoo. So cuckoo that you start conversing in fake accents and doling out your stupid human tricks to anyone who will take notice. For example, this little number.


After filming wrapped, I flew to Miami, where I hung out with old friends, met new ones, listened to fab speakers, and spoke on a panel with these fine ladies.

Susan of The Working Closet, Roxanna of Everyday Treats, Pam of Outside Voice, and Danielle of Foodmomiac and Sway Group

It was a great conference that ended with a little soiree at the Versace Mansion. Great peeps.

Great scenery. (Will you LOOK at that pool behind Kristen and I? Hello, intricately-tiled masterpiece.)

Dude, say it with me. “Seriously.”

Okay. Back to folding laundry and pretending my throat doesn’t hurt. See you next week!

  1. Meagan @ The Happiest Mom

    May 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    It was such a treat meeting you, Sarah. And you are just as adorable as you look on the Internet. And TV, for that matter.

    • whoorl

      May 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      I loved meeting you, Meagan! YOU are adorable, my dear. My only regret is that I didn’t order a mojito with you at the bar. Whyyyyyyyyyyyy?

      • kristen [rage against the minivan]

        May 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

        I’m sorry that you missed going clubbing with Samantha Bee like Megan and I did. And by “going clubbing with Samantha Bee”, I mean dancing like a fool at an establishment where Samantha Bee was standing in a far-off corner talking to someone else entirely.

        So yeah. We totally went clubbing.

        • Leslie

          May 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

          Oh, that was fun. Meagan and Kristen – You guys are dancing QUEENS.

          Sarah – your panel was excellent! I just wish someone had gotten a picture of me taking that picture of you lovely ladies. (I might have had to climb on a table, like a tiger, or something…)

          It was such a pleasure to hang out with you all! xo

  2. Kerri Anne

    May 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    So you’re swinging by Washington State to pick me up on your way to Hawaii, right? Um, RIGHT?

    (So many exciting nouns in your past and future horizons. So very thrilled for you, friend.)

  3. Andrea Howe

    May 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Welcome baaack! So excited for you and all this awesomeness that you’re working on! Congrats. Oh! And i finally saw your Pantene commercial on TV during prime time, no less ;) We were speeding through our DVR and I said “Stop! I know her!” My husband was not as excited as me ;)

  4. kristen [rage against the minivan]

    May 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Drowning. In. Laundry. SEND. HELP.

  5. Roxanna

    May 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm


    I had so much fun hanging out with you. No one swooshes (swishes?) their hair quite like you!

    Have a blast in Hawaii!

  6. Angella

    May 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I’m so excited about all of the good things happening for you, friend. You deserve them all. Have a FANTASTIC vacation. xo

  7. Ris

    May 10, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Wow sounds like you’ve been having a series of awesome adventures! Have fun (and get some relaxing in) in Hawaii!!

  8. Raluca | WhatWouldGwynethDo

    May 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

    How fun! Congrats on everything — so excited for you and so well-deserved. Safe travels!

  9. Christy M

    May 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

    How random! I read the post this morning and I’m on Etsy right now and THERE’S YOUR NECKLACE! I was admiring the coral necklace you’re wearing at the Versace mansion and it’s right there on etsy! And less than $50! Awesome.

    • whoorl

      May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Sweet! Mine’s from J. Crew, but sounds like you’ll get a much better deal than I!

  10. martymankins

    May 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Enjoy Hawaii. I remember seeing your pics from your previous trip to Kauai (which I hope to make it to someday… just been to Oahu and the Big Island)

  11. Miss Virginia

    May 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Congratulations on all your success! It’s been so fun watching you rise to stardom. When will the Sarah James Show air? Have a great time in Hawaii…so jealous

    • whoorl

      May 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      The first episode airs the week of June 11th, and a new episode will run every week for 10 weeks. Yay!

  12. Crystal

    May 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    A big congrats to all the girls all of them looks really happy thanks for sharing with us..

  13. Nila

    May 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Adventures in WhoorlLand! Looks like you’ve got a lot of fabulous things going on. Excited to see what’s in store.

  14. Stephanie Precourt

    May 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

    So many congrats on your show! I can’t wait to watch.