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may days of summer

How crazy is it that August is already here? Shops have started putting out their Fall clothes and back-to-school sale ads are everywhere. In college, the start of August meant that it was time to move back into the dorm, reunite with friends and start classes. Now that I am in the working world, I feel like everything is happening around me and since I don’t go to school or have kids, life is just proceeding on as normal. I do miss buying back-to-school supplies and the excitement of new classes and new school year, but I am enjoying sitting on the sidelines and watching from a distance just enough.


Just because I mentioned that the transition from July ↠ August hasn’t meant much to me, doesn’t mean I haven’t had a lot going on this summer. Quite the opposite actually…

The first couple weekends in May were spent at graduations and weddings. It is wedding season, after all!

First up, we went to Caroline and PJ’s wedding in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I became great friends with Caroline playing with her on the USC Club Tennis team. We have so many college memories together, and I was so glad that David and I were there with her while she made one of her most important ones. Congratulations to Caroline and PJ!

The Zitos

Zito Wedding

Zito Wedding

David caught the garter and had no idea what it was.

Zito Wedding

Zito Wedding

Next was Jacob’s Graduation from high school. He has grown into quite the young man and I was so glad I was able to be there to support him on his big day.

Jacob Graduation

Jacob Graduation

Shortly after – actually the same exact night of Jacob’s graduation – I got to celebrate the wedding of my oldest friend Lindsey Wilder Mazzola! Unfortunately I had to miss the ceremony because I was at the graduation, but I still got to partake in the wedding festivities at our neighborhood country club.

Me and Lindsey

This picture is of Lindsey and me at Medieval Times on a 4th grade field trip. My oh my have things changed since then!

This picture is of Lindsey, me and my other oldest (and best!) friend Niki. It was so good to celebrate together!

During all of the hustle and bustle of weddings and graduations, David got a new job in the city and moved into a great house with his friends Brock and Ian. His backyard is fantastic. They even have a bamboo “jungle” in the very back to separate their yard from the neighbors. He loves his new job — I am so proud of him!

David Backyard

Shopping for Work Clothes

Looking forward to seeing how well he does at this new company.


Thats it for May!

 

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valle crucis

Back in February, my friends and I headed to Valle Crucis, North Carolina for some fun and relaxation. We all live in different parts of the country, so it was so great to catch up and enjoy a nice weekend together. Here are some pictures from our trip…

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Valle Crucis Mountain Weekend

Ever been?

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clemson v virginia tech

My weekend was a blast! On Friday David and I headed over to Clemson, South Carolina to watch the Tigers take on the Hoakies. My sister and 2 best friends AND boyfriend all went to Clemson, so it was nice to see them all there. We all live in different locations so it is always a great time when we can all get together. My family was also able to attend the game, making it extra special because we all also live in different places. Here are some pictures from the trip…

David and Me

Me with Niki and Kelley

Me with my family

Death Valley

I hope you all had fantastic weekends too!

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forever to thee

Graduation

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i did it!

I am no longer a college student! I had a wonderful weekend and cannot believe college is over! Tomorrow I am jetting off to Peru for 12 days for a mission trip, so I apologize for the lack of updates the next two weeks. Below you will find some pictures from the weekend. Adiós. Me voy a Perú!

Graduation Collage

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every which way

So tomorrow I will be graduating from the University of South Carolina. Wait, what? Tomorrow? I can’t believe that this phase of my life is coming to an end. I’ve had such a great time in college, and have learned so so much. I truly believe that I have grown as a person and professional during these last 4 years and can’t say I have too many regrets!

I will be sure to post pictures after the ceremonies and festivities! Until then…time to decide which job opportunity I want to accept! Where will I end up?

Where will I end up?

Necklace // Ring // Earrings // Bracelet // Cord Necklace // Silver Ring // Shorts

xoxo

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coachella

Have any of you ever been to Coachella? I’ve been hearing a lot about it, this year in particular. Here are some amazing pictures from the festival that one of my favorite bloggers {More Design Please} posted after her experience at the festival…

How beautiful are these pictures? Makes me want to go next year!

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how I spent my easter weekend

Easter Weekend Collage

Friday//Pizza and Volleyball at sunset out at Sullivan’s Island

Saturday//Family Circle Cup Semifinals on Daniel Island & Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday//Soccer and Piña Coladas on the beach at Isle of Palms

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HOTlanta ☼

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party in a box

How brilliant is this “Party in a Box” designed by Amanda Jane Jones as displayed on FPO | For Print Only?

When Cree’s 30th birthday rolled around and the party planning began, we realized that the people we wanted to invite lived too far away. So, instead …we sent the party to them. Life in review info-graphic included.

So clever! Many of my friends have plans of moving off to far and away lands after graduation so it sounds like I need to keep this in my idea bank for my future birthdays. Loving the infographic!

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