Picking out Pumpkins & Produce in Northern Virginia

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Fall is in the air in Northern Virginia! The foliage is just starting to get really good and I want to be outside all the time. Last weekend, we ventured down the road to an awesome local produce and garden center. What we thought was going to be an afternoon of picking out pumpkins and some produce turned out to be a pumpkin overload at one of the most charming local produce and garden centers I have ever visited! Here are the highlights.

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This is a pretty cozy and classic fall look for me because it involves all the layers! When I shared this sweater in my random Q&A post, I said I’ve been wearing it on repeat, and now you know I wasn’t lying. It is seriously soft. Hopefully this cozy look gives you another idea for how to style sweater vests this fall. I also love layering a silk cami under my sweaters in cooler months. This more affordable ruffled hem cami will look super cute under a more fitted sweater. You can pick a neutral one for a touch of femininity or pick a different color for a fun pop of color or contrast.

Picking out Pumpkins

Nalls Produce in Alexandria, VA began in the 1960s, with produce sold off a roadside wagon. Today, it has an old-school charm with amazing quality produce. Their produce and goodies like apple butter, flavored popcorn, jam come from local farmers or from the Nalls grounds. You can subscribe for milk from local farmers, Thanksgiving produce baskets, Thanksgiving turkeys and other seasonal services.

There are tons of seasonal flowers and trees as well. My thumb is not truly green, but I was impressed with the variety of plants, and the sizes and colors. The pumpkin selection did not disappoint either. There were fairytale pumpkins, casperita pumpkins, pie pumpkins, Lil’ Pumpkemon pumpkins, Pink Porcelain Doll pumpkins, Jack-Be-Little pumpkins, Big Mac pumpkins – and the list goes on!

Almost as entertaining as the pumpkins were the chickens. Did you spy them in the pics!? There were pigs as well. Nalls also has a “pumpkin hill” which is like a giant manmade hill. For kids, it would be considered a fort, complete with tunnels and spooky underpasses. We came home with lots of pumpkins, apples, some mums and Nalls’ apple butter – soo deliciousIf you are in Northern Virginia or ever visit, I highly recommend visiting this local, family run spot. I know I’ll be back soon.

Have you visited any fun local spots this fall? When it comes to picking out pumpkins, where do you go? I would love to hear what the fall season looks like for you and what your Halloween plans are.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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29 Random Questions Answered and a Dose of Fall Style

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Hello friends! It’s been a little while and I want to share a little life update and answer 29 super random questions about myself. So, the best word to describe life lately is busy. I think some people like being busy, or like to brag about how busy they are, but I do not. I need my down time. The good news is that I am learning from this “busy-ness” to say no to things and make more time for myself (including time to blog)! There’s been a lot of change in the past couple years – getting engaged, getting married, changing jobs, establishing our home life as a married couple. Change seems to be the season of our life now. While that does contribute to a busy life and some days it is overwhelming, it’s also very exciting and fun!

Last month, I started a new job that entailed starting my own business and working as a contractor. As an independent person, it’s been a blessing and a welcomed change for me, but it has definitely taken some time to set up my office and get into a rhythm. I also turned 29 earlier this month, and as usual I did some reflecting on the past year. In honor of starting the last year of my twenties, I thought it would be fun to answer 29 random questions about me and share some highlights from the past year.

29 Random Questions about me Answered

  1. What’s the best and worst thing about getting older? The best thing about getting older is establishing who you are and being able to plan your future. The worst thing about getting older is realizing just how fleeting time is!
  2. What lifestyle change have you been meaning to make for a while now? Diet Coke (and caffeine in general) is a huge vice for me. I rarely drank soda as a kid and didn’t pick up the bad habit until I started working at a place that provided it for free. Now, I get caffeine headaches in the late afternoon if I haven’t had any coffee or Diet Coke that day. I hate feeling dependent on something that’s really not good for me.
  3. What would be your spirit animal? This is so hard to answer because I love animals. I have a thing for sloths and llamas right now, but my spirit animal is honestly a dog. I am loyal and similar to dogs it doesn’t take much to make me happy. I’m happiest when helping others and knowing that I am contributing to the happiness of others.
  4. If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what event would you choose? I’d choose a video of the day we got engaged. The whole day was special and Will totally caught me by surprise. A close second is our wedding day though!
  5. Do you have any tattoos? How many? None! I am not opposed to them; I just have never felt inclined to get one.
  6. What blows your mind every time you think about it? Just how small we are compared to the whole universe.
  7. What’s your Myers-Briggs personality type? ENTP, also known as the great debater and the one who plays devil’s advocate – ha! I think this is pretty accurate though I am right on the introvert-extrovert border.
  8. What’s the thing you most wish you were great at? Waking up! I am not a morning person at all. I’ve tried several things to change, but I really think it’s in my blood. I tend to do some of my best writing at night, and I often exchange that for sleep. if I could take a class to be great at waking up, I’d sign up in a heartbeat.
  9. What position do you sleep in? Nine times out of ten, I sleep on my side. The other times, I go into full starfish mode on my stomach!
  10. What was your favorite Disney movie as a child? I was obsessed with the Lion King. Pocahontas and the Little Mermaid were at the top of the list too.
  11. If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would you want it to be? Oo the smell of fresh laundry would never get old for me.
  12. What is an ideal date for you? Good conversation and good food are most important to me. A nice dinner followed and a walk around town never gets old.
  13. What were some of the turning points in your life? I was in a toxic relationship for a long time, longer than I should have been. I knew deep down that I deserved more, but it took me time to come to terms with the situation. I had to realize that I was not responsible for someone else’s problems, and that I couldn’t “fix” someone else. Letting that person go and the lead up to that moment was a huge turning point for me because it gave me the strength and courage to create the life I knew I deserved.
  14. What does your partner loves most about you? I can be really playful and optimistic in a way that lights Will up. I think loves most how I can make him laugh, even on a bad day.
  15. What makes a good life? A good life is rich in friendships and support. I think there’s a direct correlation to the quality of our relationships and our happiness.

    Related: My post about the secret to a good life!

  16. What was the most memorable gift you’ve received? A few years ago, I came home one day and saw a little box in front of my doorstep. I had no idea what it was and it honestly kind of freaked me out. I took it inside and opened it, worried about what was inside. There was a beautiful watch from Will. We had only been dating a couple of months and he knew somehow that my birthday was in October. He was over a week early, so I wasn’t even thinking about birthday presents. The gift caught me by complete surprise and made me feel
  17. If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to? I would love a countdown to when Will will get a dog. I picked out Maddie when I was a teenager all on my own, and I am so excited for him to have that same experience. There are a few things that need to happen before he would get a dog too, so it would be fun to know what day in the future that will be.
  18. What stat for your life would you most like to see? How many people who have been positively affected by knowing me.
  19. What celebrity do you wish was your sister? Reese Witherspoon – she seems so fun, supportive and easy-going.
  20. What is your current favorite Netflix show? Ozark! I love a mix of drama, dark comedy and mystery and this show totally has all three.
  21. What do you take for granted? How blessed I really am in life. It’s so easy to just want “more” in life, but I am really very blessed and pretty spoiled.
  22. What are you addicted to? Diet Coke, chocolate and cheese!!
  23. As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of? I’m afraid of not having enough time and losing Will.
  24. In what situation or place would you feel the most out-of-place in? I despise networking events with people name-dropping and measuring each other up. These are pretty common in the D.C. area and I have never been a fan. It just feels forced an inauthentic.
  25. What is your favorite workout? Orangetheory classes are my favorite. In general, I love running and HIIT workouts that require sweating and pushing myself.
  26. Where do you see yourself in ten years? I see myself with Will in a home with kids, pets and a big yard.
  27. What is your favorite holiday to celebrate? I love Thanksgiving because it’s about quality time with the important people in our lives. That, and cooking good food is a plus!
  28. What is your birth order? I am the middle child, sandwiched between two brothers. One is two years older, one is ten years younger.
  29. What is the best concert you’ve been to? I went to a John Mayer concert last year, and it was a dream come true. Not only was the music amazing, but there was great energy. He is such a talented artist and I have enjoyed his music since I was a teenager. This will give you a taste of what it was like.

A Dose of Fall Style

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I have not done a style related post this month yet, so I thought I would share one of my favorite fall looks of the season so far. I have been loving this medallion printed blouse. The award for the softest thing in my closet goes to this sweater vest. It is a super soft chenille and it just goes with everything – perfect for work or play. My pants are hard to really see but they are wine colored jeans from AG in the Farrah high waist, ankle skinny cut. The fit makes them well worth the price!

Since I answered random questions about myself I would love to hear something random about you! Answer a question in the comments or share any random fact you’d like.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

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My Easy & Natural Everyday Makeup Routine

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Hello friends! I know it’s been a little while, but I have good news — it is confession time! Today I am sharing the products and details behind my easy, natural everyday makeup routine. These are the products I have emptied, used for years, and continue to go through super quickly. For me putting on makeup is an important part of my self-care, but on a typical day I like to opt for a pretty natural look that takes less than 10 minutes tops.

In order to show you the full impact of my everyday makeup routine, I feel like it is necessary to show you guys what I look like without any makeup.

So, here is my au-natural face.

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After, applying here’s what I look like.

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Now, here are the products behind my everyday makeup routine!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Oil Free

• Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – Oil Free, Nude

• Cargo HD Picture Perfect Bronzing Powder

• Laura Mercier Eyelid Primer, Flax

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss, Flower Child

Before applying any makeup, I always wash my face and moisturize (I’ll save my morning skincare/pre-makeup  routine for another post!). Then, the first thing I apply is primer. I love how light this primer is and it really helps my tinted moisturizer go on easily and evenly. Both the Laura Mercier primer and tinted moisturizer last about 9 months for me because a pea-sized amount of product is all you need.

I love that this tinted moisturizer cancels out any redness and evens out my skin tone, while still letting my freckles peek through. With a beauty blender, I place an extra dab of tinted moisturizer under my eyes instead of fooling with a concealer. This method makes the skin a little brighter without feeling heavy or getting cake-y. I think it looks pretty natural!

To give my face a little color and dimension, I brush the CARGO bronzing powder just below my cheeks and sweep it up around my temples and the corners of my forehead. A little bit of this bronzer goes a long way, and it is great for anyone with a fair to medium complexion.

The eyelid primer I use acts like a concealer for the skin above your eyes, and it’s seriously one of my all-time favorite makeup products. You can use it on its own, like I do most days, or use it as a priming base for eyeshadow to go on smoothly. My eyelid skin tends to get a little red, so I love using this primer to conceal it. The flax shade perfectly counteracts any redness.

If I had to pick a single makeup product to live with for the rest of my life, I would pick mascara. I have blonde eyelashes, so I have always felt like mascara totally transforms my face. As a self-proclaimed mascara junkie, I have tried a wide-range of mascaras. But the L’Oreal voluminous waterproof mascara is the one I always go back to for my everyday makeup routine. I love how sturdy the wand is, and the mascara has the right balance of lengthening and thickening power. It never clumps! Some days I use eyeliner to give my eyes an extra pop, too.

Lip gloss is always the final touch to apply as I am walking out the door (or when I’m sitting in that good ‘ole DC traffic!). Lorac’s Alter Ego lip glosses have a really nice texture, and most importantly they aren’t sticky. The amount of pigment is also just right. I have been loving the flower child shade, as it gives a nice punch of color to my otherwise neutral everyday makeup look.

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So there you have it. Overall, I think my (not exactly) everyday makeup routine is pretty quick, easy and natural looking. For a regular day, I like a makeup routine that leaves me feeling like an enhanced version of myself. But, I would love to hear what your everyday makeup routine entails.

Do you have a natural, everyday makeup routine? How often do you wear makeup? Are you a tinted moisturizer girl like me or do you prefer a more full-coverage makeup look? I am curious if you consider applying makeup as part of your self-care routine as well. Share your thoughts in the comments so we can chat.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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