27 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

tie front midi dress ($55 and comes in another color too!) // tassel earrings
Givenchy Antigona handbag // strappy sandals
Michele watch // David Yurman bracelets // MAC lipstick in “pink nouveau”

Happy Friday, everyone!! My 27th birthday is tomorrow, so I thought it would be fun to include “27 things you didn’t know about me” in today’s blog post. Some of these are funny – some are serious. I hope it gives you the chance to get to know me a little better! πŸ™‚

1. My two favorite types of food are Mexican and Italian. I could eat guac and chips (with a margarita) or a bowl of baked ziti every night for the rest of my life and be perfectly content. 
2. I’ve always wanted to be a mom and can’t WAIT to have kids! I want a whole house full of kids someday – seriously like four or five haha. 
3. I don’t highlight or dye my hair and haven’t for the past five years. (It gets lighter in the summer from being in the sun!)
4. I played soccer when I was younger and was a goalie. 
5. I hardly EVER watch TV, but when I do, reality TV is my guilty pleasure. Shows like the Bachelor/Bachelorette, Southern Charm & Real Housewives are a few favorites.

6. Growing up, I was obsessed with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I wanted to be a spy (like them in their detective movies) and I would spy on all of our neighbors and write down information like their license plate numbers – haha.

7. I can’t stand the taste of water. I HATE it! But I force myself to chug it every day anyways! 

8. I was a competitive cheerleader in high school and we won the State Championships three years in a row. 
9. I had a cat named Kitty growing up.
10. Part of my front tooth is fake – I chipped my tooth on a beer bottle a few years ago! 
11. I inherited my dad’s feet.
12. If I wasn’t a blogger, I would be either a novelist or a magazine editor. I do plan to write a book one day! 
13. I sleep with a stuffed animal every night. His name is Finn πŸ™‚ 
14. I can burp louder than anyone I’ve ever heard. My dad used to tell me I would never find a husband. 
15. My parents affectionately nicknamed me “Ding Ding” growing up because of my tendency to make ditzy comments.
16. I graduated third in my high school class, out of 550 students. 
17. I’m obsessed with saving money (Chris and I both are) and I put aside most of my paychecks for savings. Life has taught us that’s it’s always better to be prepared, and we want to give our kids a wonderful life someday.
18. One time I read eleven books in one day.
19. I have one cat (Prince George) and a dog (Winnie). They get along really well and the both sleep in my bed every night. I call them my “little zoo.”
20. Growing up, people used to make fun of my “toothpick” legs. It used to hurt my feelings, but now they’re my favorite feature!
21. I can lick my elbow.
22. I’d rather have a few best friends than many acquaintances.
23. I used to hate my hair because it was so thick! During the mornings before high school, my mom and I would use two hairdryers at the same time to try to get it dry (I would blow dry the front and she would dry the back).  
24. I worked at J.Crew during college.
25. I love to dance. I took dance lessons most of my life and sometimes for a workout I’ll put on YouTube dance videos and try to learn the routines. At any wedding or party, you can always catch both me and Chris on the dance floor.
26. I’m scared to death of needles. Just the sight of them makes me want to pass out!
27. My vision is so bad that I am practically blind without my contacts or glasses. I can only see a couple of inches in front of my face!

Whew that’s it! πŸ™‚ I hope everyone has a great weekend and you hopefully learned a little bit more about me!



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  1. This was such a great post idea. I thought I was a fast reader but 11 books in one day is insane. Happy birthday!


  2. So fun getting to learn more about you!!! I am pretty much blind as a bat, too! I keep thinking about getting Lasik, but am still a little hesitant – wouldn't it be so nice to wake up and be able to see, though?! Hope you have the best birthday!

  3. I love posts like this, it's amazing to get to know the blogger "behind" better! Reality TV is also my guilty pleasure, I have to admit.

  4. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Italian food is my fave too – I could eat it every day! Watching the Real Housewives shows is my guilty pleasure too x


  5. Loved getting to know you better, love the fun facts, and wow 11 books in one day! Have you done any of Fitness Marshall videos? They are super fun to watch and you get a pretty good workout in.

    • YES!! Fitness Marshall videos are my favorite!! They're so fun!

  6. That is your natural hair??!! I am so jealous! I pay big money for highlights. You are one blessed woman! I agree with you on the food choices. Except I am a HUGE pizza fan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. It's always fun to get to know you a little more. I suggest looking in Lasik! I got it done when I was 25 (your prescription tends to stop changing in your mid-late 20's) and it was the best thing ever!

  8. Happy birthday for tomorrow! I love what you have written. I feel like I've learnt so much about you.

    Mich x

  9. Happy early birthday! SO fun to learn more about the person behind the blog — most posts like this please!! πŸ™‚

  10. I love reading more about you and getting to know you personally! Happy early birthday!!! Hope you have the best time celebrating πŸ™‚



  11. Happy early birthday! I hope you have so much fun! I'm with you on the best friends and my vision was just as bad until I got Lasik, best decision ever!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  12. I'm obsessed with saving money, too! People always tell me that I can't take it to the grave with me, but I agree – it's for my future kiddos! Have a great weekend and an awesome birthday. Xx, Meach (www.myversatilestyle.com)

  13. Happy Birthday! You will love a big family. We have a big family with a baby on the way. The first two babies are the hardest because you are adjusting to changes but then by three plus it just gets easier. I'm also basically blind without contacts and at first I misread you being able to lick your elbow and thought it said eyebrow. Lol

  14. I love how candid this is. Ha, half of one of my front teeth is fake, too. I broke it the same place twice, exactly one year apart. πŸ™‚

    Nicolette | http://www.nicolette.co

  15. Happy (almost) Birthday! LOVE the dress πŸ™‚

  16. Happy Birthday! I can't believe how close in age we are. We're extreme similar too everything from our height, our interests, and our fears! I've always admired your blog and it always inspires me for mine. I love your photos and your posts, your blog is one of the few blogs that inspired me to have my own fashion lifestyle blog. I hope I'm as successful as you one day!!

  17. What a beautiful dress!
    xx Nicki

  18. I loved this! I got a sweet little dog this spring and named her Finley but usually call her Finnie…made me laugh that your stuffed animal is Finn and your dog is Winnie! Happy early birthday!!!

  19. Happy Birthday! I love how genuine you are…may God bless you richly! It's nice to see another lady capable of a loud burp :o)

  20. This post was so fun to read!! I don't watch much TV either but when I do it is reality TV. It is too entertaining! Happy Birthday!


  21. I just totally tried to lick my elbow. lol!!!

    I enjoy reading your blog and hope we cross path one day since I also live in Winston. I would love to get your insight on blogging.

  22. That's awesome that your hair naturally lightens! Mary Kate and Ashley were my jam growing up too πŸ™‚ My best friend and I dressed up as them for Halloween two years in a row. And 11 books in a day?! That's impressive!


  23. haha you are so cute! Happy early bday, babe! Have a great one:P

    Shall We Sasa

  24. I love your blog and love this post in particular! We both chipped our teeth on beer bottles and have terrible vision. πŸ™‚ Happy early birthday!

  25. This is awesome, I loooove this post. It's so nice to get to know you a little better. I love following along on your blog and social media. You seem so down to earth and such a fun person to be around. #14 on your list still makes me laugh. I have a friend who burps the loudest and "longest" I've ever met and all our friends keep telling her that she'll never find a husband not because it's gross, but because nobody can keep up with it. I bet your dad is eating his words now!!! hahaha

  26. Your hair is gorg. Me and my grays are jealous πŸ™‚ happy birthday!

  27. Major high-fives on the only being able to see a few inches in front of your faces without contacts or glasses thing – I HEAR YA SISTA!!


  28. You look so adorable and I love your outfit!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris


  29. You have such a beautiful smile, no one would ever know! Happy Birthday!


  30. Happy birthday!! My favorite foods are Mexican and Italian, too!!!

  31. Happy early birthday! I've been reading your blog every day for a few years now, and I always love your content! Thanks for sharing a bit about you. I love that you mentioned #17 – I've recently been obsessed with the youtube channel "The Financial Diet." The girls on there are great!

  32. I can't believe this is your natural hair! I am obsessed! Happy Birthday! I really enjoyed reading this post!
    x. kritsida

  33. I love all of these details about you! I hope you have a great birthday tomorrow! You should definitely make a post about what you did!


  34. I really enjoyed reading this post! You are too adorable! I hope you have a great birthday! <3

  35. I LOVED this post, Caitlin! I loved getting to know more about you! I have always been really skinny and growing up people used to make fun of my "toothpick legs" as well. I used to hate it, but now I'm thankful for my good genes. Two kids later I still wear an XS at J Crew. Winning! Lol.


  36. Thanks for sharing
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  37. Aw I loved this post Caitlin! Happy early birthday! I also have had a chipped front tooth (mine is from nail biting… which I am now trying to quit after having to go through that haha!). And I remember starting to read your blog and follow your Instagram when you had blond hair so that shows how long I have been reading! πŸ˜€ Haha!!

    xoxo A

  38. Happy birthday! I'm celebrating my 27th birthday today and I actually have two fake teeth (thanks to genetics so the story isn't very cool!). Enjoy your birthday tomorrow!


  39. Love posts like this! I did the same thing in May for my birthday but instead of 27 (lucky you!) I had 34 (insert hand over face emoji). I too can't see without my contacts or glasses. It's so bad! I love that you read 11 books in a day! I love reading and have huge containers full of books. I trade books on paperbackswap.com. It's a genius way to save money! Happy early birthday!

  40. Aw love this post, I love learning more about the girl behind the blog πŸ™‚ Also totally respect you more knowing you love Mexican as much as I do and I am also super blind haha! You should do a post abiout budgeting and saving someday! I am sooo bad at it…

    Lauren Lindmark | dailydoseofcharm.com

  41. Love this post! πŸ˜‰


  42. This is such a great post idea! I hope you have a very happy birthday!!


  43. Anonymous

    What a fun post! It's lovely to get to know a little more about you, and to discover the similarities. My horse's name is Finn, I've always had horrid eyesight until I had PRK surgery (it was so bad even after all this time I still did not qualify for LASIK), and I am also a Cancer. Happy Birthday!

  44. So nice to get to know you better!


  45. Loved learning more about you, Caitlin, and I hope you have a great birthday!


  46. I love these kind of posts Caitlin! I have been reading your blog for about 3 years now and every time I read I discover more and more similarities! Just to name a few, my first name starts with a "C" (Catherine! haha), I will also turn 27 on July 15th, I have the same color hair as you and have never dyed it as well, I am 5'3" and wear the same size clothes as you (you have the BEST style!), my nickname all my friends call me is "Kitty", I am an obsessed Pure Barre addict, I also was teased for having "chicken legs" growing up and still to this day sometimes, I would read ALL day if I could, and my engagement/wedding ring is identical to yours! All my co-workers call me "Southern Curls and Pearls" as a joke because they catch me reading your blog and point out the similarities. Anyways, it is great getting to know you better and happy early birthday!

  47. Love! How do you save? Would love to read some tips and tricks as I struggle with this myself – but it is extremely important to me as well!

  48. Aww, thanks for sharing little pieces of your life with us! My vision is so bad, too!

  49. Such a cute & fun post! I love learning random facts about people, they are so interesting!! Have a lovely 27th birthday!! πŸ™‚

    Jordan: Teacup of Style
    Instagram @teacupofstyle

  50. This was is cool! My name is also Caitlin, spelt the same way which is rare in itself, and I'm also mega blind without my glasses or contacts in πŸ™‚ x Love your style!

  51. This is awesome, I love this post. It's so nice to get to know you a little better. I love following along on your blog and social media. You seem so down to earth and such a fun person to be around. #15 on your list still makes me laugh. I have a friend who burps the loudest and "longest" I've ever met and all our friends keep telling her that she'll never find a husband not because it's gross, but because nobody can keep up with it. I bet your dad is eating his words now!!!

  52. One of my all-time favorite posts! I had no idea you didn't highlight your hair. I just assumed you had an amazing stylist that made it look natural :). I haven't colored mine in years and while I love it I wish it would lighten just a little in the Summer!

    Fifteen Minutes to Flawless

  53. Happy Birthday Caitlin!!! It's so much fun following your blog. I got lasik 4 years ago and love the results, if you've ever considered doing that. I have thick hair also. I was always in shock of my thin haired friends whose hair dried in a hour…. mine takes over a day to air dry. πŸ˜‚

    I'm so excited for your future wedding and travels. Thank you for choosing to share it with us! Hope your 27th year is your best one yet. οΏ½οΏ½

  54. HBD!!

    I am 25 and married for 2.5 years… and still sleep with a teddy bear.. Corduroy! Love it!

  55. Thanks for sharing, this was the cutest post. Happy birthday!
    xo, Alexis

  56. Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. I'm interested about your hair routine now. I have very thick hair as well and have trouble with drying it. Do you have any recommendations for blow drying products?

  57. That's so funny that you don't like the taste of water! Happy belated birthday! I always enjoy following your blog!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  58. LOL! The one about you wanting to be a spy made me laugh. LOVED the Mary-Kate & Ashley movies


  59. Thanks for sharing with us! Love this post!


  60. I feel a lot more people need to read this, very good info! . Kizi