What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;” – Juliet (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare)

Romeo and Juliet are not the inspiration for the title of my blog, but I really love that quote. This post is about the background of my blog’s name. Sassy with a side of peaches was not my first choice. I wanted something like southern peaches, but it was taken. I tried single sweet and sassy, but realized if I ever got in a relationship, that would not work. I was sitting with my friend Lori, at Martin’s (grocery store with a Starbucks attached), liked that I used peaches in the first choice. I thought about it and BAM! sassy with a side of peaches was there for the taking.

Sassy Molassy

If you know me at all, which some of you probably don’t, you know that I am very sassy girl. My hallmates and roommates my freshmen year in college nicknamed me sassy pants. My favorite story is where my roommate, Amanda, saw how sassy I was within ten minutes of meeting me. I was moving my stuff in, she was already moved in, and one of our other roommates was moving in at the same time as me. I was getting upset with the roommate and her family because they took over the whole room. When I am annoyed, I get even sassier than usual. I was talking with my mom and I was being sassy; apparently Amanda noticed the sass coming out. I did not know that was her first impression of me, but after a couple of months, we talked about our first impressions of each other and she bought that up. It was funny to me, but even though my sass was the first thing she saw, she looked past that and we are now best friends. The sassy part of the blog name came from me and my sassy self.

Sweet Peaches

Peaches are my favorite fruit and favorite type of pie. Peaches are definitely a Southern thing. I am not from the South, but I have always dreamed of moving there. Snapple has a peach tea and that is my first memory of peaches in my life. My parents used to drink Snapple all the time and we would get some and Subway before my sister’s tennis matches. I would not want any because I thought that I did not like tea (I was very naïve). I don’t remember the exact moment I tried it, but I know that it changed me. I love tea now; peaches in tea was a great invention.

My second encounter with peaches was peach pie. My dad loves peach pie and my mom has made at least 100 peach pies for him over the years. If your mom cannot cook or bake, I send you my deepest sympathies. My mom is an amazing cook and baker. She has had several years of practice, but she has also perfected the art of baking cakes, pies, and cookies. She had a whole year where she just made pies. We all gained a couple pounds, but it was worth it. I remember trying a bite of my dad’s piece of peach pie and I knew that it was the best thing in the world. It takes a long time to make; however, the end result is outstanding.

My final run in with peaches is peach picking. A fresh of the tree peach is an experience of a life time. They are so juicy and sweet that you feel like you’re falling in love. My family and I have gone peach picking once all together, and a couple times just a couple of us. The first time, it was all five of us. We all had so much fun. We went up to a peach farm place near South Haven, MI where you pick your own, instead of paying them to pick them for you. You each get a basket and load up onto the back of this big truck. It is kind of like a hay ride, but not. When you get to the spot they chose for picking that day, you get out and start picking away. You can take as many as you want and you can eat as many off the tree as you want. It was really fun, but kind of sticky. This was by far one of my favorite mini family trips we took.

Sassy Peaches

After I picked the name, I had an idea. I know that some bloggers have a name for their viewers or followers. Well, my name for all of you is built into the blog name. You may just be a viewer to Word Press or other bloggers, but to me, you are my sassy peaches. A sassy peach is a person who has a sassy side, but is also sweet like a peach. You may think it is silly, but I find it cute and fun. Wherever you are, whoever you are, and whatever you think of this blog, you are now a sassy peach in my eyes. This being said, it means a lot to me that you read my blog. Some people have blogs about dating, making furniture, fashion, their kids, etc. My blog is just me being honest and sharing my life with you. Whether it be through music, movies, TV shows, the Bible, books, or anything random I come up with, I know that you will support me.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

Until next time my sassy peaches,

EM

Hello Sassy Peaches

Hello!

If you are reading this, thank you for giving my blog a chance! I have never done anything like this before so this is a learning experience for both of us. I am a senior in college and I am looking into building a career for myself. I am majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Marketing. After researching PR, I have realized that I need to write more often. In turn, I created this blog.

A little bit about me, or a lot

I am a senior at Grace College. I work in the Human Resources office there and at TJ Maxx. I am a full time student, work sixteen to twenty hours a week, involved in theatre and still have time to watch my favorite shows on Netflix and Hulu. I am a Christian and I believe that God should be a huge part of everyone’s lives. It is a struggle to always listen to God and follow His plans for me; however, through the last six months, I feel closer to Him and His plans for my life.

I am a huge movie and musical fan. I personal own about 70 movies, have performed in 6 musicals and have seen at least 15 or more musicals live. I danced for fourteen years, ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, modern, lyrical, and ballroom. I wish I had more time to dance now, but with my crazy schedule, I barely have time for sleep. I also took seven years of voice lessons and have sung many different music styles. One of my favorites was Ave Maria; it is a beautiful song and it was a perfect range for my voice. I have also done choir and show choir. I love singing and dancing with a group; it is so much fun. I have been able to choreograph several songs and parts of shows. Two of my favorites have been choreographing most of the show Zombie Prom, a college production, and my senior year dance recital piece. Zombie Prom was a blast and I got to do several different styles of dance. Mostly show choiry moves, but it was still a blast. My senior dance recital was my ultimate favorite though. I danced to “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman and it still gives me chills thinking about it. I had tons of people come up to me and say they cried because it was so beautiful. I loved dancing to that song because of the meaning in it and that I got to do my own choreo.

I am a huge coffee fan. I love going to small town coffee shops and trying their coffee out. I am definitely not a black coffee drinker, but I try my best to expand my palate. I also love drinking tea. I know that is weird to like tea and coffee, for most people it is one or the other. I; however, love both. I enjoy sweet tea the most though. It just makes me want to ride in a truck down country roads jamming out to Sam Hunt.

I am also a huge foodie. I love eating and it might be a problem at some points. My body thinks that I am hungry all the time, but that is not the case. My favorite foods are pasta, steak, and salmon. I love all kinds of pasta; I do not think I have a favorite. Steak is my favorite type of meat besides burgers. I am definitely not the kind of girl to order a salad on a date. Salmon is the best fish ever; it is so good when prepared correctly. I have had salmon prepared several ways; however, my favorite is with lobster butter and a side of asparagus. My least favorite is smoked salmon; this means it is raw, which I did not know at the time. It is okay in sushi, but not by itself. My two favorite desserts are ice cream and peach pie. My philosophy on ice cream is there is always room for it. It is the perfect end to a delicious meal or as a late night snack. I love Ben and Jerry’s, but I also have found out I love lemon ice cream. I never thought that I would like it, but it is very good. Peach pie is my favorite. My mom makes the best peach pie; my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Al a mode peach pie puts my two favorite desserts into one extraordinary dessert. I highly recommend it.

Future Me

When I was deciding on a major, my mom said I would do well in Public Relations. I had no idea what that was, but I decided if my mom thought I should do it, I was going to do it. After my first communications class, I know that my mom was right. I love people, and helping people accomplish their goals. As I am looking toward graduation, I am realizing how excited I am about a future in PR or marketing. Everyone you to pick something that you love to do and work will be fun. They were right. Choosing to go into the world of PR was the perfect choice for me. I am looking for a career in PR, Marketing, or Advertising. I am interested in the Nashville or Atlanta area. My dream job would be to be a PR executive in the music industry. As you read above, I have a lengthy background in music and it has and always will be a passion of mine. I am a small town girl and I love the idea of living in the South.

Looking On

I do not know what this blog with always be about, but I know what it might contain. If you love movies, TV shows, Jesus, real life lessons, musicals, traveling, books, Nicholas Sparks, and or the South, you will most likely enjoy this blog. I know I have a busy schedule, but I will try to post every so often. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or prayer requests, feel free to comment or email me.

1 Peter 5:7  “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Until next time my sweet peaches,

EM