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Remember last year when Bubbles & Bloggers took a field trip to my old neck of the woods to get some of that country fall goodness you can’t get in the city? Well, when we were at Rocklands, I picked up some farm fresh pork for Kendall and now we’re spoiled and the stuff from the grocery store just doesn’t cut it. Since this past weekend was so gorgeous, we decided to take a little field trip of our own.

Content warning: if you’re a vegetarian who has a problem with my purchasing farm-fresh meat, you might want to stop reading. Nothing graphic, I promise, but I do love eating meat, and I’m a huge fan of buying local.

I didn’t realize this because last fall we made other stops, but Rocklands Farm is only about 40 minutes outside of DC, with a gorgeous drive to get there. There’s plenty of parking, and the farm isn’t so massive that you feel overwhelmed- everything for visitors is pretty much contained. Because it was such a beautiful day, there were a ton of families enjoying the sunshine, wine, and nibbles from the market- lots of littles running around.

Since we were going to my parents’ for dinner after, I picked up a bottle of their Sandstone to take my dad, and some fresh flowers for my mom. You can check out all of their wines here.

Kendall had never been to Rocklands before so we carefully took our time selecting the cuts of pork to take home. While they don’t deliver, you can order your meats/ poultry online and select a designated drop-off spot to pick up your product. Another option is to sign up for the Rocklands Meat CSA, which is a club for pasture-raised, grass-fed & finished, nutrient-dense and humanely-raised meats. The meat CSA share includes a monthly selection of a diverse variety of cuts, flash-frozen & vacuum sealed, of beef, pork, lamb and chicken, varying month to month.  We considered it, but it’s so nice to get out of the city occasionally and hand-select whatever it is you want that I don’t know if we’ll end up doing that.

I clearly decided to go all country girl for mu outfit. I may be mostly city-fied, but I do love my fresh air and wide open spaces from time to time.

Outfit details:

Dress: Island Gypsy||Denim jacket: Target||Girls’ Betseyville Reece Floral Embroidered Cowboy Boots – Stone||Stella & Dot Stack: Melody Bracelet; Wishing Bracelet – Bisous; Wishing Bracelet – Protective Eye; Pavé Wishing BraceletHarmony Bracelet||Similar Coach bag

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A couple weeks ago, I sent a text to some of my best girls to find out if anyone wanted to shoot. It’s been harder for me to get blog pics since Alex, the girl who used to take my pics, left my firm. Sarah told me she had plans but I’d be welcome to come along and she would snap for me while we were there. I had a totally free afternoon and the plans… oh ma goodness!

Pints & Puppies

Literally. I spent the day in the sun with one of my closest friends, day drinking and petting dogs and looking at dogs and contemplating kidnapping some dogs. A portion of the proceeds went toward local charities supporting dog rescue. Can’t get any better than that. I wasn’t even thinking about it at the time but I was rocking my Turquoise & Yellow Sporty Chic Hippy – Hand-Beaded Necklace c/o Dirty Hippy Swag and they donate a portion of their proceeds to help animals too! So it was a day celebrating our furry friends.

In that vein, I have a little call to action for you guys. I have been following Hannah Shaw aka Kitten Lady on Instagram for quite a while now, but one of her newest tiny but mighty rescues has totally broken my heart. Little Chloe has a damaged spine due to abuse and no use of her back legs, but Hannah has not given up on her. It’s likely a long, expensive road ahead for this little one, who through no fault of her own is in a very rough spot. If you can, I am encouraging you to donate to help save not only Chloe but the other little lives under Hannah’s care. I myself am a new monthly donator- think about it like this- 2 trips to Starbs or help save a little life. It took me less than 5 minutes to sign up.

photos by Sarah

Outfit details:

Girls’ Betseyville Reece Floral Embroidered Cowboy Boots – Stone (2)||Pompon Keychain, Malltop Charm Simulation Rabbit Fur Car Bag Plush Key Ring||Alice {sold out} c/o Urban Expressions||Turquoise & Yellow Sporty Chic Hippy – Hand-Beaded Necklace c/o Dirty Hippy Swag||AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging

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I was only gone from last Thursday through last night, but it feels like I just got back to DC after two weeks. Kendall is gone for a month doing Army Things, so we decided a while back that I would do the 14ish hour drive down to Mississippi with him, see some family, and go to New Orleans for a day with his sister, her fiance, and the cutest baby ever. There are many things I can brag about in our relationship, but traveling well for extended periods of time has to be at the top of the list.

I’d never been to Louisiana before, much less New Orleans, and let me tell you it did not disappoint- I just wish we had more than a day to spend there. I came up with this way to describe it: New Orleans is like if Savannah put on a pair of gold leggings and went out with the intent to only have ONE DRINK but we all know how that goes… basically it had the charm of Savannah but more noise.

It was a little overwhelming at first for me. I tend to get a little jumpy in big crowds, especially if I’m unfamiliar with the area. Luckily, for me, Kendall’s sister Brittneigh is the same way so she totally got it, especially with little Ryker in tow. But then I had a spiked lemonade, heard When the Saints Go Marching In from a street corner jazz band, and fell in love.

Since we had such limited time, Kendall had a few New Orleans things he really wanted me to experience. We HAD to go to Cafe Du Monde for Beignets and check out Bourbon Street (specifically Tropical Isle for Hand Grenades). My agenda was to check out the variety of art being sold seemingly everywhere. I actually found a piece I LOVED but Kendall did not so I may order a smaller version to put somewhere.

We really spent most of the day meandering and just enjoying, with no set agenda. I will say that pretty much everyone we came in contact with was super friendly and I really enjoyed the vibe of the city. I probably wasn’t the best blogger that day (I really don’t tend to be while I’m on vacation) but I cannot wait to go back and make more memories in a new favorite city!

Outfit details:

Girls’ Betseyville Reece Floral Embroidered Cowboy Boots – Stone (2)||Futurino Women’s Bohemian Embroidery Floral White Tassel Accents Shift Mini Dress (M, Dark Blue)||zeroUV – Womens Laser Cut Open Metal Mirror Lens Round Cat Eye Sunglasses 48mm (Pink / Pink Mirror)||Pompon Keychain, Malltop Charm Simulation Rabbit Fur Car Bag Plush Key Ring||Alice {sold out} c/o Urban Expressions

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