Folly Beach, Charleston SC

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This is another exciting post for me!! Early Friday morning I hopped on a flight from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve been coming to Charleston since Taylor and I first started dating back in 2013, because this is where his university was. While I adore the city of Charleston, I love Folly Beach even more. I mean, I LOVE Folly. Of all the places I’ve traveled (and that’s a lot of destinations) Folly Beach is my favorite place in the whole wide world. I truly don’t think another place will ever compare.

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Since Folly Beach is my favorite place in the world, it only makes sense that my favorite restaurant in the world is there too! The Lost Dog Cafe!

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I’m so glad I squeezed in a weekend at Folly Beach. Given it was the cheapest flight I could find, but TOTALLY worth it. I just love the small beach town feel and the ease of life down there. I would love to live in Charleston or own a vacation home of my own in Folly one day.

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We stayed in Folly for two nights and spent most of the time redecorating Grandmas remodeled condo! We shopped, shopped, and shopped some more! I don’t think I’ve ever carried so much furniture up the stairs before in my life. It was a much needed girls weekend and we got a lot accomplished!

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I also got to see my fur baby!! MAYBELLE! I’ve been missing her so badly for the past two months! I soaked up every moment with her while I was in South Carolina. She loves Charleston too, so she’s obviously an extension of me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I mean, how cute is she?! After our two days in Charleston, we packed up and headed to Spartanburg to see the rest of the family. They took me to my favorite restaurants, threw me a sweet birthday party, and took me on a boat ride. These are a few of my favoriteeee thingsssss! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Happy Birthday, Maybelle!

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I cannot believe a year has flown by and our little Maybelle is a whole year old! It seems like just yesterday we were meeting her and her brother for the very first time.

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Taylor and I had originally planned on getting a dog a year earlier, but our lives were too crazy and unpredictable to take on the responsibility of a puppy. I’m so thankful that we were patient, because Maybelle is the perfect dog for us. She’s done nothing but bring us joy and laughter over the past year.

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Maybelle was born on March 1st, but we couldn’t take her home until the beginning of May. Taylor and I were about to get married in a few weeks, and we were thrilled to finally bring her home with us!

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Maybelle is 3 pounds of spunk and sass! While she may be little, she is fierce!ย Taylor and I have adored raising May, and have enjoyed seeing her personality evolve over the past year.

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This photo was taken right after she got spaded. Bless her little heart!

Maybelle HATES being in the car. We’ve tried everything from sitting her on our laps, buying her a doggy carseat, and medication, but she HATES the car. As soon as you open the car door she begins shaking. The ONLY WAY to get her to calm down slightly, is if you place her on Taylor’s shoulders. Thankfully, she doesn’t throw up. She just whines and starts panicking. It’s the oddest thing.

 

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She loves to chase squirrels. She could chase them around for hours if we’d let her. She’s come pretty close to catching some, but I don’t know what I’d do if she actually did!

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Maybelle loves to be pampered. She enjoys getting a bubble bath and having her hair blow dried and brushed out, while you tell her she’s beautiful.

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Maybelle enjoys sitting in the window and sleeping in the sun. She has her own little pillow and a heated blanket that she lays on to look outside.

Thankfully, she isn’t a picky eater! We’ve gotten her several different flavors of food, and she doesn’t hesitate eating anything. We are very selective in what we feed her from our plates (if anything), but she loves to beg and look at you with those big, brown eyes.

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When Maybelle was still a puppy, we took her to the vet because she fell over and started crying during her walk. She sounded like she was in tremendous pain, so we rushed her in. $80 later and the vet told us that she just didn’t know how to pas gas.

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She LOVES snuggling. She likes to curl up in the blankets or right up against you. We used to keep her in her crate during the night, but somehow she’s found her way into our bed. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She likes to sleep between Taylor and I on the pillows, where she’s nice and snug.

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Her favorite toy is a ball! When she’s ready to play, she’ll bring you the ball and do this little growl to let you know she’s ready to go. She also loves running around with the ball in her mouth, while you try to catch her. It’s the most adorable thing!

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She loves helping us fold the laundry too. If she’s not digging through all the warm clothes, she’s running around the house with a sock.

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I know it sounds silly to some, but our lives are forever changed because of Maybelle. Not only has she given us a new perspective on responsibility, but she’s added a new sense of adventure and selflessness to our hearts.

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Happy 1st Birthday, Maybelle! I hope you’re as happy as you make us. โค