Jun 30, 2015


If you follow me on Instagram then you probably noticed that the kids and I were on vacation the past week.  We spent the week in Captiva Island with my parents (Josh was working.)  

Flying with two little kids alone is always an adventure, as is finding a way to pack clothes for all three of us and enough toys/pool floats/snacks to keep everyone satisfied.  We did it, though!  Without school hanging over us, Avery actually let loose and had fun and we enjoyed the pools and endless sunshine.

We always stay at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island (on the Gulf.)  We go a few times per year and have been visiting there for ten plus years.  This is definitely one of our happy, happy places!  If you have any questions about it, always feel free to shoot me an email to

I try to drag my kids on the earliest flights I can find in the hopes that they will fall back asleep.  Semi success.

One of my favorite parts about our resort is that they have an awesome swim school and the kids take swimming lessons and always come home having learned so much.  

Hair braiding and glitter tattoos were all the rage with the kiddos at the pool this trip.  All I could think of when I looked at Avery was the episode of Friends when Monica gets her hair braided - you totally know what I'm talking about!

Hot, balmy weather basically screams for Rose.  Every day.

We make it a point to watch the amazing sunsets every night that the weather allows.  This was the first trip that both kids were eagerly looking forward to it nightly!

Palm trees make me so happy.  Like ridiculously happy and I am meant to live amongst them again.  I miss all of you this past week! Our internet and WiFi was spotty at best so I am a bit behind, but being away from the blogosphere for even a week feels like a lifetime!

I couldn't forget my two favorite looks for this trip....

I lived in these shorts - and they're on sale!  

I was so grossly hot one night and really wanted to wear this shirt and the sleeves just weren't working for me.  I tucked them in, and voila, it was a super cute sleeveless top!  More bang for my buck right there!

Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!


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  1. So glad you three has so much fun! I love palm trees too - they never get old. I always hate when you're here - so close and yet so far! :( and isn't it ridiculously hot down here?!?? Ugh!

  2. I always love seeing your Florida recaps - and way to go on making that shirt work for you!!! That sunset is just gorgeous!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Looks like so much fun! You guys take a lot of trips! When we go to OCNJ we go with my parents and stay in a house with them and my sister. My dad's two brothers go the same week and my grandparents, cousins, etc. It is a lot of fun! It is definitely our happy place! We've been taking the trip since I was a little girl. xo Love that pink top!

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  5. Sounds like a fabulous trip! And I definitely lol'd at Monica and her hair when they were in Barbados - it's a treat for the eyes AND the ears ;-)

  6. Glad you had a great trip and had semi-success with the early flight sleeping ;) Hahaha when I saw your daughters hair braided I immediately wanted to swing my head around like Monica did! Love that last top! Such a good idea to tuck the sleeves in!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. Looks like a wonderful vacation, lady!

  8. Looks like a fabulous getaway - glad you had fun! I love the sunset - palm trees make me so happy too - I love the excitement of seeing them after a flight because it's like "okay, vacation has started!"

  9. Palm trees make me so happy too. What am I doing living in Chicago again? Looks like a great trip! love your outfit posts. They always inspire me.

  10. Aren't the sunsets in FL out of this world? Sometimes I drag Mark outside to see them with me because they are just so gorgeous. Missed you! Cracked up I totally know what episode you are talking about ;-)

  11. I loved following along on IG. Glad you had a nice little getaway with your family!

  12. ohh my gosh, paradise! and how are you and your kids so dang cute??!! I love the braids!! I remember getting my hair braided like that in 4th grade and I thought I was THE coolest kid ever hahah! I love the pink shirt and such a smart idea to tuck in the sleeves, even though the sleeves are still cute, too! you seem like such a fun mama!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  13. So glad you had a fun trip!!! We've been wanting to check out Captiva and now I know just where to stay :) The blogosphere missed you, too!


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