faqs

lifestyle blog, DC lifestyle blogWHAT KIND OF CAMERA/LENSES DO YOU USE?
An old one. We’re saving our pennies for a new camera, but in the mean time, our ol’ Canon Rebel T3i is getting the job done. We have a 50mm & a 35mm lens, but we shoot with the 35mm most of the time for on-the-go pictures.

YOU REALLY DISAPPEARED FROM BLOGGING FOR A BIT – WHAT HAPPENED?
Ugh, LIFE, man! Last year, we both were getting into the swing of our new jobs – Jared taking on a brand new industry & Kelsey taking on small business ownership with Tart. Our free time all but disappeared in 2015, a year that we will fondly look back upon as The Year of Hustle.  Our time is slowly becoming a little more manageable, for now, & we’re finally in a place again that sharing here seems FUN, not stressful.

WHY DID YOU START A NEW WEBSITE?
We switched over from Blogger in an attempt to legitimize & revitalize. Blogger is a free blog hosting site that did the job for literally 5 years, but as we hope to get & give a little more from our blog, WordPress felt like it had some more professional options. As of right now, IT’S THE WORST, only because we’re still figuring it out… We’ll keep you posted as we learn. But it’s also just nice to start fresh on a new host site. We needed something new to reinvigorate our content & our aesthetic after FOUR whole years on Blogger!

BUT WHERE ARE YOUR OLD POSTS?
They’re still over on blogspot! Read to your heart’s content about our wedding or that time Kelsey took an outfit photo a week for an entire year, old Four Good Things, that one hairstyle tutorial or Minus & Plus posts.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE SHARING STYLE POSTS?
Soooo, remember that time that Kelsey was like “Hey, I did this style blogger thing for a year & it’s not what I want out of blogging?” … Yeahhhh, so turns out that sharing outfits was 1) HUGE motivation for us to actually get the camera out & actually sit down to blog & 2) your favorite x3459873 type of post that we share. In conclusion, yes! You can expect to see more style posts in the future. Update: In light of our incoming babe, you’re mostly going to be seeing maternity style posts. Consider yourself warned.

I’M COMING TO DC TO VISIT, WHAT SHOULD I DO/EAT/DRINK?
This is a great question that we can’t wait to answer as we develop our DC neighborhood guides! In the meantime, shoot us an email & we’ll send you some of our favorites!

WHO ARE AMELIA & ANDREW??
We love this question & are more than happy to explain. Amelia is Kelsey’s best friend/business partner, who happens to be married to Andrew, Jared’s best friend/the Turk to his JD. We spend a LOT of time & major life moments with the Coulombs, so consider them frequent reoccurring guest stars here on the blog. They live in Richmond, VA, which should answer your next question about why Kelsey is in Richmond all the time.

OH YEAH, WHY IS KELSEY IN RICHMOND ALL THE TIME?
Kelsey & Amelia are co-owners of Tart Event Co., & at least half of the events we plan take place in either Richmond or Charlottesville, VA. Tart spans DC & VA so there’s a lot traveling involved on both ends! All this to say, we consider Richmond a home away from home & can certainly make recommendations to you if you find yourself heading to Richmond any time soon!

HOW DO YOU STILL NOT HAVE A DOG?
Trust us, after five years of marriage, this kills us, too. Our first apartment in DC was a little over 500 sq. ft., & honestly, we couldn’t imagine trying to add a dog to our limited amount of space. It would have been maddening for us & a little unfair to the dog. But hope springeth eternal! Someday, guys! & it will be the most loved freaking dog EVER. UpdateWith Baby Bethune on the way, we totally understand now why the dog thing hadn’t panned out yet. We’re now very excited to welcome our someday pup to a world where our on-the-way baby already exists, in our new & much more dog-friendly apartment!