End of Spring Break Blues

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I can’t believe my spring break is coming to an end! I am ready to get back into my daily routine, but the rest and relaxation will be missed! The last few weeks at school before break were pretty hectic so I’m hoping I can ease into schoolwork this week.

I have done a little shopping lately and whenever I wear one of my new pieces I try to remember to take pictures of my outfit. I’m a pretty casual dresser, and most of the time you can find me in leggings and t-shirts. The picture below is how I “styled” one of the t-shirts I received in the mail the other day.

(Top: Shop Riff Raff, Jeans: a.n.a Jeggings (from a few months ago, similar here), purse: Kate Spade (old, similar here in black), Monogram necklace: Zales (similar), Druzy necklace: Local boutique (similar here), Shoes: Old Navy)

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I had a relaxing weekend with my family during their quick visit to Springfield. Last night we rented the movie “Spy” to watch and it was really good! I’m pretty easy to please as far as movies go, but I think that a lot of different people would like that movie. It was funny, kind of “action-y”, and had a good cast. I would recommend it! (Not for kids, though.) My mom, sister, and I also went to a dress store and tried on some dresses, which gave me a little bit of confirmation of the style I am liking. I have decided (I think) that for now I am going to take a break from shopping and try to buy closer to mid- to late-summer. Since our wedding is still pretty far out, I don’t want to buy too soon and have dress regret. Reading WeddingBee might be getting to my head a little bit. 😉

I hope Jake is having fun on his trip! I love that he gets to go have fun this week, but I’ll be missing him! I like being able to see him throughout the week, so this week will be a little different. Without getting too mushy, I just love that guy! I can’t wait to get married and become our own little family. 🙂

In case you’re curious, we posted a YouTube video about the wedding venue we chose! You can watch it here.

Did you have a good weekend? Would you be worried about dress regret? I know it might sound crazy, but it’s a big commitment! I hope you have a relaxing Sunday night, and a wonderful week!

 

Caitlin

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Treadmill Workout + Friday Favorites

Treadmill Workout+ Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to a day with few plans. On the agenda: maybe re-visiting a wedding dress store to try on a dress I like, and tidying up my apartment. Then tonight my parents will be in town to visit! I’m looking forward to seeing them again (even though it’s only been a few days).

Yesterday I completed a 45-minute treadmill workout and thought I’d share it with you. Keep in mind I’m not a personal trainer or anything, this is just something to give you an idea of what some of my cardio workouts look like. I love changing the speed and incline frequently to prevent boredom! The time actually goes by pretty fast when there is a lot of variety in the activity. Let me know if you try it, and tell me what you think!

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Now, onto the Friday Favorites!

This week I was loving…

  1. LaCroix Drinks: I’ve been loving these for a while now. They are really refreshing and fruity and come in a lot of flavors. My favorite flavors are the Curate ones, specifically the cerise limon (cherry lime) and pina fraise (pineapple strawberry). They also have 0 calories which is a plus!
  2. Podcasts: Some of my favorites are ‘Straight up with Stassi‘, ‘Balanced Bites‘, and ‘Save the Date Wedding Podcast‘. I’m loving these three at the moment, and usually listen to one of them during my workout. (‘Straight up with Stassi’ is best for adult listeners, just an FYI.)
  3. Graphic Tee’s: I recently ordered these two shirts from Shop Riff Raff and received them in the mail today. I ordered them when the whole site was 40% off so I got a great deal! They are so soft and cute! I would definitely recommend them, especially if you become emotionally invested in TV shows like I do. 😉teamrigginsside imablairtee_5

    Team Rigginstee & I’m a Blair tee

  4. Spring break: I haven’t had to go to school or work for the past week and have been loving the time off. I’m definitely someone who needs a break from time to time. I am NOT a “go-go-go” kind of person, and a break from being super busy is greatly appreciated.

I hope you have a relaxing or exciting weekend ahead of you. Jake has his spring break next week and is going on a trip with some friends, so I’ll both miss him and be a little jealous! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for a new vlog soon.

Do you have fun weekend plans? Or will you be spending time at home? Do you like or loathe the treadmill?

 

Caitlin

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My Birthday in Pictures

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Good morning! Yesterday was my birthday! I thought it’d be fun to do a little recap of my day yesterday via photos:

Birthday outfit of choice: (Top: TJ Maxx, Jeans: American Eagle (old), Sandals: borrowed from sister)

This might be a little out of season, but paired with a cardigan, I felt fine in the early-spring weather.

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Jake surprised me with my very own birthday cupcake from a cute cupcake shop downtown. It was oreo flavored and so cute and yummy! Cassidy also baked me my favorite kind of cake (funfetti) and decorated it! After dinner I had a few bites of both and they were both delicious!

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For dinner we (Jake, me, Cassidy, and her boyfriend Caleb) went to one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Bambinos! It is local to Springfield and is sooooo good. Jake and I went there for the past two valentine’s days. It’s one of our favorites for sure! I got the dish called “The Bambino” but with tomato cream sauce instead of meat sauce. It was HUGE and very yummy. Look at the fork on the right side of the picture for size reference. And would you believe that huge bowl was only $8.99?! Good deals AND delicious food? Win-win in my book.

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Cheeeeeesy

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Sampling a drink at Tropical Liqueurs, looking like a goober

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Jake, Me, and Caleb lurking in the background 😉

Overall it was a great birthday spent with people I love. I am so excited to see where my 21st year takes me! If it’s as good as 20 was, I know I’m in for a treat.

Do you remember your 21st birthday? How did you celebrate your last birthday? I’m excited for Jake’s birthday that’s coming up next month! (He’ll be 22! Cue Taylor Swift song.)

 

Caitlin

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