Love in The Time of Ketchup

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My blogger bun today turned out to be more of a granny bun. A tiny, lopsided granny bun. Sometimes I think I’ve missed my calling as a hair stylist. Just think, I could be out there putting tiny, side buns on top of people’s heads and getting paid for it. I guess it’s never too late right? 
Well it’s happened. My husband and I have reached the pinnacle of our small town life. Last night we scrounged up $10 to eat at a hamburger place and called it date night. Of course I’ve always preferred french fries to fresh roses, so I’m not complaining. It was perfectly romantic. He even got me an extra packet of ketchup so that I wouldn’t run out mid-meal. Swoon.


 (this picture was taken years ago, but I assure you the love remains strong)

But more than anything he makes me laugh. I know you guys have never heard my voice before (its really deep and throaty) or my laugh, so you can’t fully appreciate the picture below. My laugh is super obnoxious, almost like a shrill. But a low shrill. Like a small bird with a cold who won’t stop chirping outside your window.


People in movie theaters and libraries love me.

**Oh my little sillies. My voice isn’t really that low, I was just being sarcastic. But my laugh is highly obnoxious. 

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  1. Nikki says:

    Very cute! Love the food pic too. Just bought your remix guide. Excited to give it a try!

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  2. Gloria says:

    Hi I'm a new follower πŸ˜€ And I really love the outfit and all your pictures in this post. You have a beautiful smile πŸ™‚

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  3. Heather says:

    This was super cute. πŸ™‚

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  4. Awesome Blogger Bun girl! I had my hair up today too… but more out of laziness than actual effort. I can't believe we're almost done with The Challenge!

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  5. I love your references to date nights. They seem really endearing.

    Love your hairbun and this outfit.

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  6. Lan says:

    such a sweet ode to your hubs.

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  7. Erin says:

    Cute post! I'm a big fan of the granny bun :p

    Also, the way I know my BF loves me? He says my lisp is cute. Is he crazy or just crazy in love?? Either way i'll take it. <3

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  8. Love the outfit! Also that last picture is too funny haha!

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  9. love the laughs, love the outfit… even the lopsided (though I can't tell) blogger bun. You look amazing! We had burgers for dinner last night too… I emailed my husband and let him know that him bringing burgers home for the family would make me endlessly happy. What a guy!

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  10. Taylor says:

    PLEASE do a post on how you do this amazing bun!

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  11. question:
    in your year of blogging, have you repeated an exact outfit & blogged about it (again)? because i've been trying to stay fresh with my outfits for a week and i've already run dry with ideas! and i found one outfit i liked so much and i can't imagine not wearing it again, as is…

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  12. Liz says:

    Unique laughs are always the best {at least I think so}.

    26 and Counting

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  13. Linley says:

    any guy who grabs an extra ketchup packet is a keeper.

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  14. Love you outfit. Your to Cute.

    Very cute I love you message.

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  15. kskeen27 says:

    Angry Asian —

    GREAT question. So yes and no. If I find an outfit that I LOVE, I usually do wear it again on a day that I don't take photos. (Outside of the 30 for 30 I only post about 3-4 outfits a week).

    Or I'll just take a great outfit and re-imagine it! But I don't think that I've repeated too many outfits on the blog. Crazy to think about it that way.

    Oh and I have NO problems with repeating an outfit. Like you said, if it's good, it's good and it needs to be re-worn.

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  16. Man, I want some fries for lunch now!

    Cute and cozy outfit.

    Simple Subtle Style

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  17. MMM says:

    we love your pics and are now your followers!
    keep going!
    have a look here!

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  18. Elaine says:

    TotAlly love this outfit!! I have an annoying laugh too. Actually my voice in general is annoying.

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  19. Monica says:

    This is so adorable and looks mega comfy!

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  20. amanda says:

    so adorable. that's all there is to it πŸ™‚

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  21. i have a ridiculously loud and obnoxious laugh … so i know the kind of look you must get when you burst out and the rest of the room is quiet. i get this look a lot πŸ™‚

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  22. Lauren says:

    This is such a great outfit – I love how the pops of cognac brown stand out against the darker color palette!!

    I too have an annoying laugh – I think people either love it or hate it – and its probably the people in movie theaters that hate it! I luckily still have friends that love it though πŸ™‚

    Small Time Style

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  23. Maggie says:

    I understand what you mean about your voice/laugh- I figure I find my own voice annoying then everyone else must find it double annoying πŸ™‚

    You look great, BTW!

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  24. LuLu says:
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  25. I think Gabriel Garcia Marquez would be proud of your title only because that outfit is so perfect and there's ketchup writing involved.

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  26. Law Mama says:

    Now I need to try out the blogger bun. I love this outfit – the scarf pulls it together!

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  27. kileen says:

    Your husband is too adorable!! I definitely prefer food over flower too. πŸ™‚

    Do you live in Austin? If so, Austin's not that small of a town!!

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  28. Stella says:

    Haha, I'm a pretty loud laugher (wow, does that word exist?), so I find it funny that my boyfriend likes it when I laugh. Seriously, I do sound like a demented hyena at times. And I snort!

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  29. Reading your description of your obnoxious laugh made me burst out with my own obnoxious laugh.


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  30. Jean says:

    Totally cute. I love this outfit, and the ketchup proclamation of love πŸ™‚


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  31. how sweet! Looking cute!

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  32. Awww! I LOVE your laughing pictures the best! They make me smile just by looking at them!

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  33. Veronica says:

    Very pretty Kendi!

    love this outfit!

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  34. daer0n says:

    Lovely outfit!
    I love the jacket, so pretty.

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  35. Sara C says:

    You and your husband are so adorable!

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  36. Kirstin says:

    Cute! I love the last picture πŸ™‚

    ~Kirstin Marie

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  37. Birdie says:

    Love this outfit! I think it's my favorite one yet! I also think you should do a vlog just so we can hear your awesome laugh ha!

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  38. Anonymous says:

    This is weird, but can you put up a recording of your voice? haha. If that's too strange I get it. But now that you say your voice is low, I need a new voice in my head to match up with what I read.

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  39. Melinda says:

    Those photos of you laughing are absolutely gorgeous. Mr. Everyday (wink) is a fantastic photographer.

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  40. beautiful look, kendi! and i love the grandma bun! My buns ALWAYS look grandma cause i have so little hair to work with and they're super pequeno. hah

    i really love that picture collage at the end, too. πŸ™‚

    i wander, i wonder

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  41. Hehe you are so cute! I think your bun is perfect! And i also think you need to make a video post – because I think i'd like to hear what a small Kendi bird with a cold sounds like. hehe

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  42. kskeen27 says:

    Kileen — Nope! I only wish I lived in Austin. I'm about two hours away from there. Sigh. And you're right! Austin is definitely NOT a small town!

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  43. marcella says:

    your outfits are perfect, that's not normal anymore .. just perfect

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  44. I'm loving your blog. As an author who normally sits around in my jeans all day, you're inspiring me to be more intentional when I actually leave the house. πŸ˜‰

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  45. Katie says:

    Sounds like our date nights πŸ™‚

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  46. First, let me just say that I love the title of this post. Love in the Time of Cholera is one of my favourite books.
    Secondly, you look a bit like Katie Holmes in the second photo.
    Thirdly, I love this blazer you thrifted. And the bun looks perfect to me. I can never get my hair in a bun like that.

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  47. Manding. says:

    um perfect. when my boyfriend and i started dating i said, "i'm not a flowers and chocolate kind of girl…" considering our mutual affinity toward anything fried, i'm totally fine with our pigging-out dates !!!!

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  48. Romance at its finest.

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  49. ~Chelsea says:

    Cute photos! Love this outfit and I really like your hair up like that!

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  50. "People in movie theaters and libraries love me." – hilarious! And we love you as well, even though you're only a silent film character to us (muuuuch prettier than Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish combined).

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  51. Kinsey says:

    I like the bun, it's not granny! Those low key date nights are sometimes the best ones, aren't they?

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  52. I doubt your laugh is obnoxious. It is probably highly contagious. Burger night sounds like a perfectly acceptable date night to me.
    No Guilt Fashion

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  53. Justine says:

    I love this outfit.

    I think I have an annoying sounding laugh too πŸ˜€

    Just Better Together

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  54. You almost me laugh out loud alone at my desk at work. D'oh! You're adorable!

    I appreciate your spirited bun! I can't ever get them right myself… I think my head is shaped for some other use.

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  55. love this post. your outfit is SOOO cute and you pull off that granny bun tremendously well!

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  56. You look so cute with your hair in a bun! Adorable πŸ™‚

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  57. you are having SUCH a good remix week! I swear, your last ten posts have been impeccable. impeccable.

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  58. elanor, says:

    this is so darling. πŸ™‚ your writing is also really amusing!

    quick question – so i love the quality of your photos, can you tell me what camera you have and when you go out to take photos typically? the lighting is so nice too.

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  59. Kimberley says:

    Extra ketchup! He's a keeper, for sure. πŸ™‚ I love this outfit, and, dang, do I ever need to get myself a pair of Gap jeans.

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  60. Melanie says:

    I love that blazer. And those laughing photos! Ahh, so cute. I look like there is something wrong with me in candid laughing photos. I'm jealous!

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  61. Sam B says:

    Hi Kendi…I'm a new follower…:) I love Ur outfits and love Ur smile. And the photos are soo well clicked. πŸ™‚

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  62. I really like the outfit, and scarf is soooo cute.
    My Heart Blogged

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  63. I remember the days when our dates were a glass of ice tea..because we were young parents and there was no money. Now we are old parents and there is still no money. But we can add an entree or two to the date! This scarf is great…I would have bought it if I had stumbled upon it! Your outfit?…very cute!

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  64. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's buns turn out granny-like somedays (not that yours looks like that…)

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  65. This is absolutely adorable and I second the chance to hear your voice, maybe a vlog someday? πŸ˜€

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  66. Kayley says:

    I'm with you on the voice thing. I posted a video tutorial not that long ago and felt so self conscious about the whole thing. I was almost afraid that the real me in action would somehow let down the picture me my readers are used to!

    Loving the high bun. I wore my hair like that today as well!

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  67. Alexa says:

    So adorable! I love your outfit. And your date sounds like it was fun. The last few pictures are my favorite.

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  68. Anonymous says:

    Post a speaking video!

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  69. You look fab, I love the pictures x

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  70. Ashley says:

    How is it that you always manage to be so picture perfect in all of your posts? These photos look like they walked right out of a magazine.

    (sidenote: l was just trying to think of a clever magazine title that your pics would have been in, a la Vogue, and you know what popped in my head? Horse & Hound….have you seen Notting Hill!? Omg. I love that movie.)

    Anyway. You look lovely as always. & I love that you prefer french fries to roses.

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  71. Lainey says:

    Um…this is probably the sweetest blog post I've ever read. And I've read quite a bit. Reminds me sometimes of the way my husband and I live. The love is always the most important thing-good times and bad, right? This is so very sweet. And I love your outfit.

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  72. You are, of course, adorable. This outfit is, of course, incredible.

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  73. Plummy says:

    I love those last pictures of you laughing! Very cute. I also am a fan of the way you paired the blazer and the shirt underneath. It's flattering and fun without being stodgy.

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  74. Angela says:

    You can totally pull off skinny jeans. The outfit is great, but I'm caught up in the fact that you look awesome in skinny jeans. All of my skinny jeans' sole purposes are to be hid behind fab boots.

    Also, my fiance told me yesterday that I had a man laugh. I was not thrilled. He clarified, saying it was only that one laugh I was doing and it didn't usually sound that way. Didn't help. So, yeah… weird laughs. It's okay. πŸ™‚

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  75. Kelly says:

    "Of course I've always preferred french fries to fresh roses, so I'm not complaining." haha love it!!

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  76. LOL feel free to put a bun on top of my head! I can't seem to master it!! GREAT GREAT outfit!

    <3 kris&kel

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  77. Caroline says:

    Love the hair again! That scarf is great also. (I wear one practically every day in the winter. They're such great accessories!) I love the shimmer in yours. Haha, grilled cheese and french fries– yum.

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  78. I really love the versatility of that JCrew shirt! I'm glad that you are your husband have such a strong and loving relationship too πŸ™‚


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  79. Kasmira says:

    That scarf is fabulous! I didn't notice the gold stripes at first. So subtle, yet glam.

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  80. Rayna J says:

    Kendi, you look so cute!

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  81. Kristen says:

    I don't know why this lept (word, maybe?) to mind, but you look like Lauren Graham today. And your hubs kinda looks like Peter Krause.. and I love both of the guys. So there ya go.

    (You have better style though, and I mean that so for real.)

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  82. Love your style…

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  83. stephanie says:

    Every time you wear that blazer I get excited to try to buy it online, and then I remember it was thrifted. It looks amazing on you! xo

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  84. kskeen27 says:

    Stepahine — Dang, I know that must be frustrating. It was originally from Express if that helps at all!

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  85. Mackenzie says:

    Not even going to lie, this post made me squeal. A lot more than I'd like to divulge. So much cuteness I might just essssplode! πŸ™‚

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  86. Sophi says:

    I love your posts… they always make me laugh πŸ™‚ You have the best sense of humor–to match your sense of style!

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  87. LOVE this outfit! So cute and casual. You're last pics are adorable.

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  88. I love all the smiling pics at the end, you look so pretty πŸ™‚

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  89. hair-mess says:

    Just when I thought, that you've written my favorite entry, you come up with yet another adorable one. So now this one is on the very top of my list!! First of all the outfit is something I'd just love to wear (but never manage). And second (but even more important) I love your date night with hubby and the fun way you describe it! xox, Macs

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