She creates her own confetti wherever she goes!

These are a few of my favorite things!

My Current Wishlist!

The Latest & Greatest Confetti!!

I Saw Disney’s Frozen in Concert at The Kennedy Center!

Do you wanna build a snowman?! Come on let’s go and play or, perhaps, watch Frozen in concert at The Kennedy Center! This past Thanksgiving weekend, I kicked off the holiday season with some of my best friends – Brittany and Brianna – by watching the National Symphony Orchestra play Frozen in concert while we […]

Washington, DC Spots: Lucketts Holiday Open House

Have you ever dreamt of walking into a real-life Christmas Pinterest board?! Well, I certainly have! Luckily for my Christmas Pinterest dreams, I got to experience walking into what felt JUST LIKE a real-life Christmas Pinterest board over the weekend at Lucketts Holiday Open House!! It was truly a dream come true to see real-life […]

Washington, DC Spots: Old Ebbitt Grill

If you’ve been to Washington, DC, you likely either dined or passed by the iconic and historic Old Ebbitt Grill. I have a friend from my college years who always ate there whenever her family would visit Washington, DC from North Carolina. That all being said, ever since I knew about how iconic Old Ebbitt […]

The Life of Katie + Early Black Friday Deals!

The other day, my best friend Hannah whose visiting from North Carolina for a conference and I went to Old Town Alexandria to discover its Christmas tree already lit up, despite seeing tree lighting posts for it happening just a day later. Needless to say, we both felt as if we had hit the lottery. […]

Washington, DC Spots: Downtown Holiday Market

There is ALWAYS something so magical about the holiday season. Washington, DC makes it pretty great with their annual Downtown Holiday Market. When my best friend Hannah and I arrived for its second day (Saturday November 19), we were whisked away into Washington, DC’s version of a European-like holiday village such as those I see […]

Gift Guide: Small Business Edition

There’s nothing better in my mind than supporting a small business striving to make their way in this world. I am a firm believer that any and every small business owner will make their own mark in some way, shape, or form. Two of my best friends – Cassie and Holly – each own their […]

Washington, DC Spots: Virginia’s Darling

If you know me, you know that I LOVE finding cute spots around the Washington, DC area! Most recently, my friends Brittany, Brianna, and I checked out the most adorable AND Instagrammable cafe/bar spot in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (located at 277 South Washington Street) known as Virginia’s Darling. Virginia’s Darling doubles as a wine […]

Gift Guide: For the Jetsetter

Over the years, I have fallen in love with travel. I have been super fortunate to live in both Italy and England for a month each in 2018 while studying abroad for the summer back in my college years. On the same token, I have also traveled to different parts of North Carolina, New Jersey, […]

Thoughts on Visiting my Alma Mater for Homecoming Weekend

This past weekend, I took a trip down memory lane and posted ALL about it on my Instagram (follow me @_thepinkchickadee!) by visiting my alma mater Meredith College for its Homecoming Weekend known as Cornhuskin’. Growing up in high school, I lived for Homecoming weekend – the football game, the dance, the shopping for the […]

Let’s Celebrate Lilly Pulitzer’s Birthday 2022!

Late fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer once said: “it’s always summer somewhere!” On this very day, Lilly Pulitzer would be celebrating her 91st Birthday. And, today, we are partying like it’s 1931 in our brightest Lilly Pulitzer shifts and a cocktail in hand in her honor! As a little girl, I fell in love with the […]

Falling in Love with the Washington, DC Area

There are times where I love and hate about where I live. This sentence just said by me may *just* surprise some of y’all. I could sit here ALL DAY LONG and go over how I hate certain things about living in the Washington, DC area and similarly for things that I love about it. […]

What I’ve Planned for the Christmas 2022 Season in Washington, DC + Tips!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Whether we like it or not, Christmas 2022 is coming up. I do not know about you, but I am a MAJOR Christmas fanatic (!!!!). Luckily for myself and my other fellow Christmas loving neighbors in the Washington, DC area, there is PLENTY to do for the holiday season […]

Why I Don’t Feel Like the “Typical” Washingtonian

To be frankly honest, this is something that I have struggled with since graduating college and moving to the Washington, DC area. I may have grown up for the most part in the here and moved back to the area after college, yet I don’t feel like I fully fit the mold of what the […]

I Visited Shenandoah National Park During Peak Season!

Every year, my Papa and I make an effort to visit Shenandoah National Park during the Fall season. Luckily for us, it SO happened to be that the only weekend day we both had available to go was during Peak Fall leaves season! That all being said, we had a breathtakingly gorgeous experience driving through […]