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#ThisVeryLand








American Flag Swimsuit- here Jason's boardshorts- RVCA, can be found here 

I am so excited to be teaming up with jane.com today for the #thisveryland photo contest! Basically all you do is post a picture with the hashtag #thisveryland and tag @veryjane on instagram, facebook, or twitter and you have the chance to win one of five Instax Cameras + Film!! And you get to show your patriotic side and explain what you love most about this beautiful country! I posted mine over here on my instagram. :)
ps check out the contest page for more details. :) 


There are so many good things to be said and I love this time of year! It's summer, the 4th of July is THIS week which means the sky will be filled with pretty fireworks, burgers will be making their way into my belly, and it's our first 4th of July together as a married couple (yay!!).  I've been trying to think about what I love most about this land and I narrowed it down to two things:

I love this land for the beauty it is made up of! Even though I live in a desert filled with cactus, rocks, and dust, it's gorgeous! see above picture. All those desert plants grew into one big beautiful bunch in this million degree weather (wish I was exaggerating that heat) And then you go somewhere like Virginia and BAM! Greenery at every corner and trees for days. every state has its own special beauty and uniqueness that make up this USA I call home. Seriously sometimes I just stare at my surroundings and I'm like HOW is this even POSSIBLE right now??! Seriously, blows.my.mind.

I am also sooo thankful for religious freedom. You and I can practice anything we'd like if we'd like. I am so grateful to be able to attend church every Sunday to worship God with my family and friends. I am thankful for both of my grandpa's and the many other men and women who fought/still fight for us to have the rights that we are all blessed with!

Basically there is a lot of good in this country! Sometimes I let things in the news get to me way too much and it's  always really helpful to just remember that there are also tons and tons of good, positive things to look at. So many freedoms and so much to be happy about :) 
xo
Candace

ps these pictures were taken by Jason and I and the lovely self timer took our couple shots :)

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  1. Hottie alertttt!!! :) You look awesome girl- that suit is so cute! I'm so thankful for our freedoms too!

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    1. you are the nicest ever, thank you!!!!

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  2. Candace, you look gorgeous, as usual! I love everything you said about our country; sometimes I let things get me down that are going on in the news, but we still live in a blessed land, for sure!

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Justine!! you're the sweetest :) and totally!! I get do burnt out sometimes and it's nice to remember all the good things about this great country!

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  3. LOVE these photos!! That swimsuit looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth!! For $7 I couldn't say no to that suit haha

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  4. That first photo is just absolutely beautiful!!! Love the swimsuit on you!! You look amazing!!

    xx Olivia

    www.hellooliviablog.com

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia!! I always appreciate your sweet comments SO much!!

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  5. You are the cutest!! I love these pictures and the suit!!

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    1. Thank you, Katie!! I was really glad it came in the mail in time for the holiday!!

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  6. Omg these pictures are gorgeous! I love your suit and you look so pretty! I also love wherever you live or wherever these pics were taken! I hope you win the contest!

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    1. Thank you soooo much!! You are so nice! I wish I could enter the contest, I'm collaborating with jane.com so others can join :) These were taken in my old neighborhood!

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    1. thank you, Kristen!! you are sooo nice!!

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  8. ok. so i'm just absolutely IN LOVE with these shots! and that swimsuit?? all the heart eyes. it will be mine and the hubby's first fourth of july too. yay!

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    1. Thank you, Marli!! yay for first 4th of July's with our husbands!! I can't wait!

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  9. Love these pictures and that swimsuit!! So prefect for the 4th of July!
    XO, Kelly
    www.dettecakes.com

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    1. Thank you, Kelly!! So excited to wear it this weekend :)

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  10. America is such a beautiful country!! I love all the variety it has to offer. You're right about each state having its own beauty. I love visiting!

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    1. I totally agree! I wouldn't mind Arizona being a tad bit greener but I do love the desert beauty :)

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  11. I honestly thought that these picture were from an ad. Like seriously, it looks so professional and amazing! I have been totally meaning to do cute couple photos. They probably wouldn't turn out as cute as yours though. You look beautiful here and totally rocking that patriotic bathing suit.
    I definitely agree-that will all it's problems-America is a beautiful place to live. There are so many opportunities that one can thrive on:)
    Anyway, happy 4th of July!
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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    1. K Olivia you are SO sweet, you totally made my day!! I bet you couple photos will turn out AMAZING!! You should totally take some soon!! I totally agree, I'm sooo thankful for all the opportunities we have living here :) Have a happy 4th, too!! xo

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  12. Okay, I wish I looked that cute in a one piece! And that first picture is just like...perfect. Frame that. You guys could both be models ;)

    x. Morgan

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    1. K you're sooo nice, thank you, Morgan!! 1 pieces are my best friend right now haha

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  13. These pictures are stunning! What a fun campaign from Jane!

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    1. Thank you Jaclyn!! I was so happy to get to work with jane :)

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  14. Great pics, girlie! That swimsuit is pretty cute. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love your suit. That first photo looks like it's from a magazine or catalog!

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    1. Ahhh you are too sweet, Tina, thank you!!!

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  16. The background are stunning! I love your swimsuit!
    https://missgrey.ro/blog/ce-purtam/rochii-cu-dantela-5-moduri-stilate-de-a-le-purta/

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  17. Very cute swimsuit! Pictures are romantic! I love your style!
    http://talis.ro/evening/rachel-dress/

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  18. Love the swimsuit!!! Those first married holidays are so special, I hope y'all have a great 4th of July! This post has me smiling, definitely a lot to be happy about :)

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    1. Thank you, Robyn!! I hope you guys have an amazing 4th, too! So excited for our first 4th together :)

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  19. Your pics are beautiful and what a cute suit! Love the 2 reasons you picked as well. I love Arizona, I have family in Gilbert & Phoenix. You're right, it's H O T but beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Mia!!! You are soooo nice!! That is so cool you have family here, do you visit much? come in the winter when you visit haha otherwise you'll melt in this heat!

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  20. Oh my gosh!!! that first photo is beautiful. I love your photo shoot, and that bathing suit.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Thank you sooo much, Liz!! so glad I found a good American flag suit for so cheap!

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  21. Yes ma'am... religious freedom. We take it for granted.
    Your bathing suit is adorable... & PERFECT for the weekend!

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    1. totally agree! So grateful for religious freedom :) and thank you!!! I am so excited to wear it this weekend!

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  22. So cute! Love the first picture and your bathing suit! You are a stunner!

    xx
    http://www.dreamerindior.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Ashley! You are so sweet to say that :)

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  23. So cute! Love the first picture and your bathing suit! You are a stunner!

    xx
    http://www.dreamerindior.blogspot.de/

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  24. I love how you've been putting fun braids in your hair. Especially the braided bun in your last post! Hair is one of many things I can't do well... so I just admire other peoples. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jenny!! Braids are soo much easier than they look, I promise! I just posted a dutch braid tutorial today that I think is pretty easy, just takes me lots of practice haha

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  25. Oh my gosh I thought the first picture was out of a magazine!! I love how you did your hair! You all american girl you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Biana!! I am kind of obsessed with braids lately haha

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  26. How awesome is that bathing suit?! Super cute and so festive :)

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    1. Thank you, Kate! I can't wait to wear it this weekend :)

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  27. This bikini is so freakin cute! I usually dont like american flag bathing suits, but I really like it as a one piece! So cute!

    http://www.breakfastatvogueblog.com/

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    1. thank you, Courtney!! It's hard to fine a 1 piece that I actually like so I was super excited to find this one.

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  28. I love all these photos! Really adore that bathing suit on you. :)
    V.
    http://pancakesinbed.com NYC travel and lifestyle blog

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