It’s My Birthday!

Happy Monday, you guys!! This is the perfect casual outfit to combat the dead heat of summer: a straw hat, jean shorts, and a smocked tank that’s only $25 so you don’t feel too bad when you sweat in it πŸ™‚ lol but really. The heat index was 98 degrees here yesterday, and we just about melted taking these photos haha! We had to take Winnie in after just five minutes because she was panting and we felt so bad for her! But on another note, I DO really love this outfit – I wore it yesterday to run errands in and then to an Olive Garden date night with my husband.

Oh and as for the title of this post.. today is my 29th birthday! I’m working on a “20 things I learned in my Twenties” blog post but it is taking FOREVER (I’m putting a lot of my heart into it). Hopefully I can get it up today, though.. I’ll probably insert it right below!

Also just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who continues to read my blog every day! Blogs have become less “trendy” over the years, but I still love blogging and I’d rather blog all day every day than put up an Instagram post, haha. Thank you so much to those of you who have stuck around for the long haul! xoxoxo

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  1. Happy happy happy birthday Cait!! <3 Hope it's a great one! And love what you said here about still loving blogging- I feel the exact same way and it's why you're still one of my OG fav bloggers!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  2. Happy birthday! I also love that you still love blogging :-). Can’t wait for the 20 things that you have learned blog post!!

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  3. Kathy

    Happy birthday Caitlyn! I love love love your blog and start my day every morning having coffee with you. Please don’t ever stop blogging. I love your taste, style and aesthetic. I’m older than you but I get inspiration from you every single day. I wish you nothing but the best, now and always. Kathy

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    • OH my gosh, this means everything to me! Thank you so much Kathy!!!

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    • Tiffany

      I totally echo Kathy’s words. Happy Birthday Gorgeous! I do the same thing, get to work check your blog with coffee in hand! Thank God you got married last year, my wedding is June 21, 2020 and i have used all of your wedding post to help me to plan! xoxo

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      • haha same here reading your blog is my morning coffee break at work!

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  4. Melissa

    Happy Birthday Caitlin!! β€οΈπŸŽ‚
    I hope you have a blessed year ahead. I love your blog!

    You are one of the few that I subscribe to because your is done with excellence.
    You have great information and interesting stories.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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  5. Happy Birthday girl!! I’ve been following for forever and love all your blog posts so please never stop!!

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  6. Jannet Hudson

    Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays!

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  7. Happy birthday, Caitlin! I’m so glad that you’ve stuck with blogging all these years, too. I would much rather read a blog post than follow an “Instablogger.” I’m still blogging old school style, too, and I wouldn’t change it for the world! Enjoy your day!

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    • You’re so sweet Lindsay!! I’m in total agreeance – blogs all the way! πŸ™‚

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  8. Happy Birthday! Your blog was the first blog I ever discovered and you’re the first blogger I ever followed! Love love love your blogπŸ’•

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  9. Kristen

    Happy birthday!!

    And so glad you still blog!

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  10. Happiest birthday to you!!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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  11. Laura Leigh

    Happy Birthday lady! Hope you have the absolute best day! And blogs allllll the way – so much better than Instagram haha.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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  12. Love this Cait! Happy birthday!

    I hope you have a great Monday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

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  13. Erin

    Happy Birthday, Cait! I’ve followed you for a few years now, and I love how your blog has evolved alongside the rest of your life… especially the more “real” stuff that you’ve taken to sharing recently. Thanks for being you, staying true to yourself, and sharing it all with us! Hope you have the best day!!

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  14. Happy birthday Caitlin!!! How exciting! Wow, i am actually jealous of the Summer heat you are experiencing, it has cooled down quite a lot here in Germany recently! πŸ™
    Your statement about blogging Vs. Instagramming is very interesting! I as a consumer, much prefer blogging over instagram, I can’t even really explain why. I’ll always stay a blog reader I guess πŸ™‚
    Xx Janine
    https://walkinmysneaks.blogspot.com

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  15. Alicia

    Happy birthday! That straw bag is too cute. You’ve convinced me I need one like it ASAP. So glad to hear that’s how you feel about blogging. Your blog is always such a joy to read!

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  16. Anne Arnold

    Caitlin, I thought your birthday is on the 9th July, did I get the date wrong? Wishing you a very happy birthday either way! Hope you’ll have the best day with Chris and your family. I am glad you still enjoy writing on your blog because I come back to read it every day and I would certainly miss that.
    Lots of love from Germany,
    Anne

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  17. Stephanie

    Happy Birthday Caitlin! I’m so glad that you haven’t abandoned your blog to only post on instagram. I love reading your blog everyday! I get so much inspiration from your outfits, your home, and healthy lifestyle. Your blog is so much fun to read and I really appreciate all the effort you put in to making it<3
    I hope you have a great day celebrating with your family!

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  18. Darcy

    Happy birthday!! IG is fun but I love blog posts as a way to “get to know” the person behind the blog a bit more. So happy you continue to post quality content both here and on IG!

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  19. Dipti

    Happy Birthday!

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  20. I’m totally with you on I’d rather blog all day than put up an IG post. Happy birthday! I love following your journey.

    P. S. I hope Car Car is doing her #NSale picks this year. πŸ™‚

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  21. Sally

    Happy Birthday!!! Please don’t ever stop blogging. I have told so many people about your blog and they have been inspired just like me. From purchasing clothes you wear to trying new recipes, I look forward to your blog every day.

    I hope you have an amazing birthday!! I LOVE your outfit!!

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  22. Holly House

    Happy Birthday!

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  23. A big and warm happy birthday to you Caitlin! I love blogs, reading and writing them – don’t stop writing yours cause I’d MUCH rather read yours than go on Instagram πŸ€—

    Xoxo Ashley
    @monchatcacahuete

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  24. Have an amazing birthday! You were one of the first blogs I found so I will happily keep reading as long as you keep posting!

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  25. Shelly Hendriks

    Happy Birthday! It’s my husbands birthday too!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  26. Happy Birthday gorgeous!
    I love blogging, but it’s so much more of Wedding Planning blog. It’s my journey of becoming a Mrs. I blogged some tips and my experiences of become a Bride. It’s just a great way of reminiscing on everything and hopefully helps out other brides too! Plus, I vlog my journey too! Which is way more fun for me!

    Instagram | HappilyEverAlanis.com | Youtube

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  27. Kristy

    Happy birthday Caitlen!! My 25th birthday is Friday and I currently feel like I’m having a quarter-life crisis, so I’m excited to read your list of things that you learned in your 20s πŸ™‚ I hope you have the best day!

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  28. Jane Mestre

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  29. Happy Birthday, Caitlin! I hope you have a relaxing day that you deserve. Cheers to many more! xo

    Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com

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  30. Jeanne Mcallister

    Happy Birthday Caitlin ! Thank you for your beautiful blog ! You have inspired me to dress cute, travel more , and eat healthy (still need help with that one ! ) I hope you and your beautiful family have a blessed and fun day !

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  31. Happy Birthday!! I love reading your blog and so many others. It’s so much better than quick stories on Instagram or Facebook. Hope you have a great birthday!

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  32. Happy Birthday, Caitlin! Never stop writing! I absolutely love your blog and always look forward to your posts.

    xo,
    Brenna Anastasia
    http://www.chanfetti.com

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  33. Shana

    Happy Birthday!! Blogs are still my favorite and really the only form of social media I consistently view πŸ™‚

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  34. Omg I know! I did 30 things I’ve learned for my 30th and it was so much harder than I thought and took forever but at the same time probably one of my favourite posts ever! So excited to read yours and I hope you had an amazing birthday!

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  35. Laura Selman

    Happy Birthday, Caitlin! You were the very first blogger I started following and I look forward to seeing your posts everyday! I love love love your blog! Hope you have the best day!

    xoxo, Laura

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  36. Jonna

    Happy birthday Caitlin! I have been following you since I was a teenager! It has been so fun to watch your life and style through your posts! Hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

    xoxo
    Jonna

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  37. Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  38. Happy birthday Caitlin! Love your blog so much <3

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  39. Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday, Caitlin!!! So grateful for you! I hope you’re having a fantastic day. Praying for lots of blessings over you because you deserve it! xo

    I’m the same way when it comes to blogging! I LOVE writing (even though anyone barely reads it, haha) and would rather blog than put up an Instagram post too. Thanks for sticking with your blog. I always refer it when I or a non-blogger friend needs something (like travel tips). I read it everyday and I can’t say I do it for a lot of other people. You’re why I put you on my Favorite Reads segment on my blog! Someone has to benefit from your hard work! x

    She Sweats Diamonds

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  40. GP

    Happy Birthday Caitlin!!! I’ve been following you from the beginning and I love your blog. Continue to be you and do amazing work. All the best πŸ™‚

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  41. Happy Birthday! I love that you still blog, I much prefer blogs to instagram too! (:

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  42. Happy birthday and a new year for you! You look lovely and glow with happiness. I too read and enjoy your blog. Keep writing!

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  43. Happy birthday Cait!! You look so stylish and I love your shorts

    XO

    C

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  44. Happy birthday gorgeous!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

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  45. Viola

    Happy Birthday! I enjoy reading your posts and your fashion recommendations.

    Viola

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  46. Happy Birthday gorgeous!! Hope it’s a good one. Love your outfit!!
    XO, Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

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  47. Jess

    I’ve read your blog for years and love it! I am glad you still blog! Happy belated!

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  48. Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ :* You’re a beautiful woman. This stylization has impressed me. πŸ™‚

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