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Back when I was shooting with Nicole, I lost my SD card with a shoot on it that then never made it to the blog. Somehow, it resurfaced when Kendall and I moved. I hadn’t given it a lot of thought until I lost ANOTHER SD card (those tiny little suckers!), ordered a new one with a mini, then Kendall needed the mini for our GoPro. So I stuck in the SD card I found, complete with my Taylor Swift concert outfit from two summers ago.

So much has changed in the past 2 years- I moved out of my first apartment and into a new one with a boy. I got engaged. My blog has changed and grown immensely. I was witness to some of my best and oldest friends getting married. I’ve made amazing new friends, fallen out of touch with others, acquired more self-confidence than I’ve ever known, and finally feel as settled as I’m going to be as a millennial in kind of a crazy time.

But so many things have also naht changed. I still get panic attacks, but I know how to deal with them and surround myself with people who help me through them, whether they know it or not. I refuse to give up my quirky and somewhat juvenile style, I’ll rock the hell out of my sneaker wedges, and I’m still obsessed with weddings. I still don’t love my job, but I’m going to keep working my ass off and giving it my all (and interviewing elsewhere when something interesting comes up).

Think back over your last two years- what has changed for you? What hasn’t? I’d love to know in the comments!

photos by Nicole

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I freakin’ love Valentine’s Day. For a long time in high school, I tried to hate it because my freshman boyfriend broke up with me the day I picked up his present, but as a relatively girly-girl who loves hearts and pink and glitter- I just couldn’t stay away! (Also- never let a moron ruin something you like!)

Last year, as a single gal, I got a group of ladies together to go to the Kendra Scott Color Bar to make some jewelry and go to brunch after. This year, with Valentine’s Day in the middle of the week, I’m not sure what Kendall and I are doing, but I can’t wait to surprise him with a little something I have in the works. His birthday is the 11th, but he’ll be in Mississippi for drill and I’ll be in NYC, so I might put together a little combo situation.

A lot of people are cynical about February 14th, but I can’t find anything wrong with having a day to share a little extra love.

the carolove valentines gifts for him

1.DOVER series Ebony & Rosewood||2.Men’s Vineyard Vines ‘Whale Logo’ Cap||3.Proraso Vintage Collection Gino Tin – Refreshing and Toning Formula

4.American Rag Men’s Buffalo Plaid Flannel Shirt||5.Men’s Adidas Gazelle Sport Pack Sneaker||6.Comme des Garçons PLAY Men’s Heart Patch Long-Sleeve

7.Monster Smooth Leather Card Holder||8.Men’s Vineyard Vines Quilted Jacket

9.Men’s Miansai Braided Leather Bracelet||10.Men’s Patagonia Windproof & Water Resistant 800 Fill Power Down Quilted Vest||11.Men’s Polo Ralph Lauren Rugby Stripe Beanie – Red

12.Men’s Salvatore Ferragamo Rooster Print Silk Tie||13.Asstd National Brand Varsity Stripes Tie Clip||14.C.o. Bigelow ‘Barber – Elixir White’ Cologne

 

 
summer party supplies

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Saturday, 16 DC bloggers (and one more who met us there by car) hopped on a shuttle in DuPont Circle before 10am and headed out to the country for a day of fall fun. We started poppin’ bottles almost immediately, as more of us had brought a bottle of champs or two to share, and made our way to stop one, Butler’s Orchard.

I grew up going to Butler’s Orchard, so that leg of the trip was suggested by me. There a pictures of baby Caroline riding the ponies and sticking me face through wooden cutouts of ghosts and pumpkins. We used to always get our pumpkins there until my church started selling them. I remember always leaving with a fresh apple from their little produce market or a candy apple that I would eat all the goodies off of first, and not wanting to share my sweet potato fries from the bbq stand. It was, literally, like going home.

We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day, and some of us did leave with pumpkins! I got a mini and two gourds to add to my little fall display at home. Roxanne and I both stopped pulled pork at the bbq stand, and I got to watch some of my friends take their first hayride. One highlight for me was meeting Tyler Butler. His family runs the show of what are some of my sweetest fall memories. (His mom makes the candy apples!) Saturday was special… just pure happiness. I’m sure you could see that if you saw my instagram.

Stop two was Rocklands Farm Winery & Market. I had never been to this farm, and Dani found it while organizing the trip. I’ve actually never been to a winery before *gasp* so I had no idea what to expect, but we did know there were animals and immediately some of us went to follow the sign “To The Piggies”.

Oh. My. Goodness. If you have never seen baby piglets in person, they are the size and fuzziness of  kittens! And the big ones snore in little whimpers, which is hilarious. Dani and I even got to talk to the mother of the owner, and she took us to one little guy who’d needed stitches and he seemed to be doing ok beside the cut- apparently very angry that crated rather than back with his mama.

We did the tasting inside the market, where there were two little bars set up. Not sure how they did it, but some of the girls managed two rounds. I personally loved the Sandstone, but you can check out all their wine info here. I also picked up some pork chops (am I horrible for doing that after lovin’ on the piggies?) for Kendall, fresh goat cheese, and fresh apple cider. Back on the bus for a bumpy ride home, cleaned the apartment, and heading back out to Laytonsville to spend the rest of the weekend with my family. Phew. What did you do this weekend? Did you enjoy the fall, y’all?  Huge thank you to Dani for organizing!

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