Hi! Welcome to OneStarryNight (or OSN for short). I’m Sarah (aka StarryMom), I’m a 32 year old classic Libra! I started blogging back in March of 2001 at SpunkySprite.com and moved to OSN on November 3rd, 2001. Over the past 12 years I’ve written not only about my day-to-day life but topics such as attachment parenting, blogging, photography, beauty, recipes, and more!
All About Me
I’m currently a SAHM (stay at home mom) who occasionally fixes broken blogs and is a freelance web designer. I have four tattoos, am super near-sighted, and I have a husband and two sons. I also LOVE beauty products! From makeup to skincare. If it sparkles I’m all over it. Nail polish? I have an entire wall for that! I also love to post reviews on products I’ve purchased recently.
The Gritty Details
I grew up in an abusive household and ran away at the ripe old age of 17 to my then internet boyfriend turned fiance (and bio-father to my oldest son). That didn’t end well and I became a single mom to my then 13 month old when I was 21 years old. I met my husband when we both worked for GeekSquad (I dealt with computer repair and he installed and repaired home theater systems). We had a whirlwind courtship and moved in together right away! 2 1/2 months into the relationship (I was 27 by this time) we discovered I was pregnant with our now toddler son. We got married on my best friend’s birthday in 2010. It’s one of the dates, along with my boys birthdays, on my left wrist tattoo. Then I’ll not only remember our anniversary but my best friend’s birthday at the same time! Whew! I just summed up a whole decade basically!
I speak so fast people mistake it for being nervous when really, it’s just I have SO MUCH I WANT TO SAY! I wish I was able to present myself in a more calm and soothing manner, be able to speak more eloquently but I’m not that kind of person. I have a crappy internal filter and tend to reveal way too much about myself too quickly.
I love all things that sparkle and I’m pretty sure my love for glitter is well known by now. I’m an introvert but can fake being an extrovert when need be. I LOVE TO READ! Especially YA or supernatural fiction. I’m a big day-dreamer and have problems sticking to any sort of schedule (not for a lack of trying!), I try to see all of that as positive qualities because I can be very spontaneous!
I define myself as a natural or attachment parent. I breastfeed my kids until they self-wean (my oldest weaned right after he turned 4, my youngest weaned at 3 1/2.), co-sleep, baby-wear, cloth diaper, no vaccinations (yes I heavily researched this, no it’s not open for debate), do not let them cry-it-out or force them onto a schedule and probably all sorts of stuff that I find normal but might not be so mainstream.
I’ve been in love with photography ever since I was around 9 years old. I started with a basic 110 film camera and just slowly upgraded from there. I started with digital in 2001. I currently use the Nikon D90 for the body with a variety of lenses. I tend to do mostly nature macro with a sprinkle of human folk every so often!
I started blogging on March 21st 2001. I had various websites before then but didn’t really blog, I tended to work on a fansite my twin sister and I had at the time, LJS The Mystery. I bought OSN on November 3rd 2001 and have been here since! Blogging and being a blogger in general is vastly different than when I first began. These days a lot of it is about being a brand, having an niche, and monetizing. Which is all fine and dandy. I consider monetizing OSN every so often actually! I do miss the old days though, where it was a bit harder to own a domain and be self hosted, where it was more about a community and personal blogging. Not everything had to be controversial and everyone responded to their comments LOL!
Over the years I’ve had a ton of hostees and projects here, I do think my largest and most popular project was Pagan@OSN. I miss it sometimes but not enough to bring it back.
My favorite brands would have to be NARS, Chanel, LORAC, Urban Decay, and… ok… I just have a fondness for mid-high range brands! I also love CoverGirl, Maybelline, Wet ‘n Wild… ok. Perhaps I just love products from every brand!
I also really LOVE nail polish! My post on nail polish organization has had numerous comments and over 4,000 pins.
I have really pale skin, somewhere between a MAC NC15 and NC20. I also have super crazy dry skin with a bit of redness in the cheeks. I love anything that is shimmery or glittery and lean towards purples, greens, and bronzes for makeup colors.
I really do love nail polish!