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I tried to pretend to hate Valentine’s Day for years- but pink and hearts is kind of my jam, as is any excuse to buy presents for the people I love. I think I’m one of the few girls who actually loves heart-shaped jewelry, honestly. When I tagged along with my friend Tiffany to have her ring cleaned before I was engaged, the jeweler and I discussed a future ring of my own. At one point, I wanted a heart-shaped engagement ring… until this guy I dated before Kendall told me they were tacky and TO THIS DAY it bothers me that he brought up rings on our second date and then poo-pooed my preference. Anyway, the jeweler had me try on a couple super fancy halo settings and I discovered that they were far too fussy for me, but that my original preference for the heart-shaped just said that I was a hopeless romantic at heart.

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Luckily, my Kendall is too- and he knows what I love. Let’s not forget that my ring is rose gold and morganite. My engagement ring is pink. #justcarolinethings.

So you can see, this is kinda really my day. I think Valentine’s Day has the absolute cutest gifts to give for her. Galentines, girlfriends, moms, sisters…everyone deserves a little something to remind them that they’re loved.

Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop for other Valentine’s Day gifts!

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I should have seen it coming. Our director came in after the holidays grumbling and sneezing and coughing and generally miserable because his kids got him sick. The poor guy. I’m not really supposed to talk about my company on my blog but I will say this- these guys work hard, long hours and travel constantly, so they can’t really let anything slow them down. So, Big Boss came to work sick for the majority of the week. I even picked him up some chamomile tea because it was so sad to hear him try to talk (and because he requested it for the next grocery delivery- which would have been two weeks away).

But yes I should have seen it coming. Between Big Boss’s cold and the cold I seem to have come down with something/ back down with something because since this cold snap I haven’t felt altogether healthy. Sniffles, sneezes, chills, and a cough that won’t quit. I was face timing with Kendall on Thursday and after like 20 minutes of hacking, he insisted that I make myself a cup of tea.

My mom is a huge tea drinker and my dad drinks several cups of coffee a day, so I grew up with quite the collection of mugs. This is also due, in large part, to my mom being a teacher who’s students knew she loved tea and would gift her mugs. Plus me working at Pier 1 and bringing home clearance mugs that caught my eye. I do NAHT drink out of plain mugs thank you very much. I even keep two at work that are very Caroline and very mine and I dare anyone to use them. I’ve even started selling mugs in my Etsy shop!

I like to see my coffee and tea as a ritual, especially since learning about hygge last year. Something to help me start the day, break up an afternoon, or settle me before bed. Therefore, I think it’s imperative to drink out of something that makes you happy. How do you take your coffee or tea?

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I hope y’all are staying warm! I’m heading home to Laytonsville this weekend. I feel like I say that a lot but since I’ve flown the coop, I truly treasure my time with my parents, either with Kendall or without. Although, it’s funny- my mom said it would have been weird if it was just me there for Christmas this year. I love that he and my family are as close as they are! Anyway, Friday night and Saturday morning I’m going to try and clean our apartment before going QT with Mama and Daddy D. One of my goals for 2018 is to minimize and organize.

Pegboard peg in the shape of cat

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I’ve got my eye on…

With it this cold I have zero, zilch, none interest in working out. Perhaps a pair of Glitter Bomb Sneakers would do the trick?

The same shop also has LEOPARD duck boots! How extra perfect is that?

Pretty much everything in the Petite Delights shop can go right onto my wish list- and I’m pretty sure it’s all on sale! Heart eyes for every single pair of earrings.

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

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If you’re a Maxxinista like I am, you might also get a chuckle out of their New Website That Randomly Scatters Products All Over The Place. via The Onion

Since we got hit with a cold snap, I decided to try my hand at homemade chicken noodle soup! Total win! This recipe serves as a great base and you can add a little of this and that to make it your own. My biggest personal tip? Cook the noodles first! My boss told me that and she was so right! It’s also filling enough that one bowl is a good size for dinner and this has lasted me three nights. via Allrecipes

I, sadly, got no snow day this past week and am hoping, praying, and wearing my jammies inside out and backwards for at least one blizzard so I have an adult snow day. via Popsugar

Sales

  • NET-A-PORTER – Sale is now up to 70% off.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 70% off designer selections for men. Valid through 1/13.
  • SSENSE – Up to 70% off all sale. Valid through 1/9.
  • Intermix – Take up to 70% off! Treat yourself!
  • ABC Home – Up to 50% off silk rugs and free shipping. Valid through 2/28.
  • Stuart Weitzman – Up to 50% off with new styles added! Valid through 1/31.
  • T+J Designs– 50% off jewelry, accessories, and sale items with code NEWYEAR50
  • Minted-Get cards by Fri 1/12 with FREE expedited shipping & express service. Order by Sat 1/6. Code: SHIP18. Get cards by Fri 1/12 with FREE expedited shipping & express service. Order by Sat 1/6. Code: SHIP18. Not in a hurry? Enjoy 20% off new year & holiday cards. Code: HAPPY2018, exp Mon 1/8 | Check delivery deadlines.
  • Zazzle– 50% Off All Cards & Invitations & 15% off site wide when you use code ZWELCOME2018
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Last Friday before 2018! Kendall and I opted for a romantic night with dinner at Hunting Creek and fireworks to bring in the new year. We’re going to play with my new camera this weekend and hopefully I’ll have lots of fresh content soon! Absolutely psyched we might get some snow this weekend too!

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Since I have barely posted this week, I thought it would be interesting instead to see my top nine most popular posts from the last year, partly because I want to see what got your attention and partly to just look back and reflect on this insane year. Oddly enough- no outfit posts made it! In ascending order (9 ~~> 1):

  • Engagement session with Darrell McDavid– We absolutely love our wedding photographer! He really captured us well and I can’t wait to see his work on the big day!
  • Cupshe swim– This kind of goes to show you that women just want affordable swimwear that makes them feel confident!
  • Gifts for her || stocking stuffers under $25– This was a weird one to make the list, especially since it came so late in the year! But it makes me happy because I love putting together this post annually!
  • Posypaper planner– This is still my favorite planner that I’ve used thus far. I’m trying a new one this year… wish me luck!
  • Introducing Dirty Hippy Swag– It warms my heart that this one made the list! So proud of my friend Marisa for designing her own line!
  • WCW: Sophie Pyle of Rosé Media– I have a feeling that this one has been viewed so many times because the subject has her own media company (and knows everyone in DC). Also her sister shared it. Sophie gets a lot of love 😉
  • Buyer beware– This one actually surprised me! I thought it was kind of a ranty mess but I guess others trying to scope out a weird scam situation have stumbled upon it and I guess that was kind of the point!
  • Left behind– I wrote this post after a classmate of mine passed. His funeral hit me really, really hard. I want to give a huge heartfelt thank you to every person who read or shared this. I just hope it can be of some help to other siblings who have lost siblings
  • I CHECKED YES– My engagement announcement seemed to mean the most to you all as well! It was truly a magical way to start off the year and I can’t wait until April when I finally get to be Mrs. Caroline Suzanne Downing Price.

I’d love to hear about your top moment from 2017!

I’ve got my eye on…

Not sure if it’s fair to say I’ve got my eye on them since I already bought them with some Christmas money from my gramma but I can’t wait for my Zeke Booties to come in! via DSW

I know it’s listed as nursery décor, but I would seriously love this deer print for our bedroom! Would it be weird to register for it? via DannyBStudios

Literally every bride I have asked has told me I don’t need a wedding purse. But I so love this Dyed cotton clutch… and everything else in this shop. via DDSLLGirlsStore

Paris Hilton, a personal fave of mine (jokingly, kind of) has come out with a rose water spray called Unicorn Mist and I must have it.

 

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

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If you’re not big on Ultra Violet, no worries. Here are the biggest color trends we have coming at us for 2018. via Popsugar

I downloaded the Wish App but have yet to pull the trigger on actually buying anything. I’ve been researching reviews because the prices seem too good to be true a la those fast fashion websites based in China. I found a pretty decent review on YouTube where Julia Elise reviews a variety of items. Bottom line- you get what you pay for and pay attention to the dimensions.

Will we look back on 2017 trends with the same love/ hate with which we look back on the early 2000s? Only time will tell. But what do you think of these 10 Fashion Trends That Need to Die in 2017? (My personal opinion is wear what you want and you can pry my cold shoulder tops and dresses out of my cold, dead little paws.) via Cosmopolitan

Sales

  • Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale! Valid through  1/2/18
  • Moda Operandi: Enjoy 20% Off! Valid through 12/31
  • FWRD: YEAR END SALE – Enjoy an additional markdown 70% off
  • Tory Burch: Up to 60% Off At ToryBurch.com! until 12/31
  • Coach: Winter Sale: 50% off all sale styles
  • Joie: Take An Extra 25% Off Sales Styles At Joie With Code EXTRA25. Valid through  01/04
  • Tarte: Up to 70% off!
  • Nike: Take an Extra 25% Off Sale Styles With Code WINTER25. Valid through 1/3/2018
  • Saks: It’s Now or Never… Final Sale! Up to 70% Off Designer Selections For Women & Men! Valid through 1/13

 

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Happy Friday! Last weekend was so full of love and excitement and this one will be too! Tonight is my work holiday dinner, tomorrow morning is a Friendsmas Brunch at Lavagna, and then I’m going back to Laytonsville so that Kendall and I have some separate time to wrap presents!

Gray Plaid Cardigan

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I’ve got my eye on…

Essie inspired earrings! Yes- the nail polish! How amazing is this idea? via SizzInWonderland

Ok so maybe it’s just because this cold and then extreme heat indoors has made me itchy and dry but I’ve been craving body butter. And Saturday Morning Cereal Whipped Body Butter sounds delicious! via UniquelyMebyVee 

Because of a rather embarrassing breakout problem around my neck + chest, I’ve been wearing more statement earrings than necklaces recently. 2 Pairs of Tassel Dangle Earrings for under $10? That sounds like a steal! via Amazon

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

 

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There’s a Jonathan Adler candle I actually registered for that seems to be sold out. Turns out, Pier 1 has a dupe. Check out their Vanilla Bourbon Cocktail Filled Candle!

If you saw any of my pics from the gorgeous Winter Wonderland Bridal Luncheon my Aunt Jule threw me, you can tell I don’t shy away from a sequin. All of the snaps to Katie for pulling off the bold sequin legging look!

Despite my mom’s wishes, I used loooove watching The Simpsons with my dad. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate some of the humor I didn’t get when I was little PLUS I can understand the cultural and social references that went over my head. I find it fascinating when The Simpsons predicts the future. Guess what- it happened again! via MSN

I feel like there are two camps at Christmas: those who love eggnog and those who do not. It’s not the ONLY Christmas cocktail, you know. I found 40 easy holiday cocktails to please everyone on your naughty and nice lists. via Delish

Sales

  • I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale in my Etsy shop! For every purchase over $12, get 25% off until Christmas!
  • Barneys: Enjoy up to 50% off designer collections for women, men, kids, and the home. Plus, enjoy an EXTRA 30% off sale styles for a limited time
  • Moda Operandi: Take an extra 30% Off Sale, get $100 off when you spend $500, $250 off of $1000, valid through 12/18.
  • Kate Spade: Sale on Sale 30%, valid through 12/25.
  • Nordstrom: Happy Hanukkah! Valid through 12/20.
  • My Theresa: Now up to 60% off
  • Urban Outfitters: In-store $10 Off $50/$15 Off $75; Online only $20 Off $100.
  • Saks: Designer Sale Up To 60% Off.
  • Yoox: Take an extra 35% Off Selection
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