go big girl what you gon’ do?

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i’m not the only woman with a small frame and large chest, but for most of my adolescence and early adulthood, you would have thought i was sent from mars. when was the last time you saw one of those cute $19.99 two-piece bikinis at target with a 34ddd top and size small bottom? you said never? i know. thankfully, bathing suit shopping was sooooo much easier this year when i discovered that asos has an entire line of swimwear for the dd+ crowd.

my new white swimsuit snaps snugly in the back and the three straps on each side really help to ease the weight of my chest around my neck. this was just a test run, i can’t wait to try more.

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the long weekend

my weekend was amazing.   the sequence of events was so random until i couldn’t recreate it if i tried.  brunch, dc rooftops, cookouts, a block party and good company made for pure perfection.

p.s. thanks to my right eyebrow and vscocam (photography app) for putting in so much work.  oh and to that random girl who photo bombed my second picture — priceless.
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summer staycation

my little sister spent a week in dc, and her stay was the most fun i’ve had in a very long time.  it’s amazing to have a sibling who you watch grow into your best friend.  she’s undoubtedly the coolest 10 year old on the east coast–i won’t bother to brag about how smart she is–the most important thing is her compassion, maturity, and loving nature.  i cried like the 10 year old when she boarded the plane; her response: “bye shi-shi!  see you next year!”

in case you’re looking for kid-friendly activities in washington, dc, we loved the natural history museum, dr. king monument, national zoo, and kayaking in georgetown.  oh, and don’t forget trips to pinkberry for frozen yogurt.

what turning 30 looked like

i turned 30 last week and celebrated by treating myself to a stay at the berryville inn, a bed and breakfast in berryville, va.  this was my first stay at a b&b and it definitely won’t be my last.  when i arrived, honey bee greeted me at the car and we quickly became friends.  we sat on the back porch contemplating life while drinking pinot grigio.   actually, he was chewing on a bone, but i digress.  this place was fabulous and is the cutest getaway you can imagine.   janet (pictured above) made a delicious breakfast, topped off with a homemade cinnamon bun with peanut butter icing.  oh my gahhhh it was so good!  before leaving the area i stopped by the veramar vineyards for a wine-tasting-induced-mid-day buzz.

just what i needed for my dirty 30.