Family, a windy vacation, and a new bag!

Well, I’m back. I’d love to say that I could make you all jealous with my wonderful tan from sunny Florida, but I can’t. While we had one or two decent days, the rest were cloudy and WINDY! And I’m not talking a bit breezy, I’m talking wind that made even hurricane-enduring native Floridians marvel at. And of course, we came home to find out we’d missed the best weather we’ve had all season. Go us.

I’m done complaining. Because even though the weather didn’t cooperate, we had a great time. The day after we got there, Brian’s grandparents took us to the Marine Science Center, where we were able to pet stingrays and see the sea turtle ICU. 

We also climbed 203 stairs of the country’s third highest lighthouse…

A few days later, we headed to the resort. Fortunately, it was one of the nice days, and the place was amazing!

So beautiful- there is just something so majestic about the ocean.

And also a few things that are quite great about what comes out of the ocean! This was my first official crab boil, and hopefully not my last!

But back to the weather… this is where Brian’s cousin’s wedding was supposed to take place. Fortunately they moved us inside since the beautiful tent was destroyed in the storms 🙁

And I couldn’t resist throwing in one of Brian and I at dinner during our first night at the resort. I think I ate my weight in food this past week, but it was completely worth it to enjoy time with friends and family!

Last (but definitely not least) I couldn’t help but do some shopping. And since I wanted a new fall winter handbag anyway… I bought this beauty!

It is a Fossil tote that I just couldn’t resist. I justified the purchase because not only is it no longer available on Fossil’s site, but that little yellow clutch on the front clips off to become it’s own separate purse! So I got two bags for the price of one. Ok, it doesn’t quite justify the money spent, but it is beautiful. A updated “what’s in my bag” is coming soon!

So, lovely readers, do you all have an upcoming vacation, or a trip that brings back special memories?



  1. Glad to hear you had a great time. Did Frankie go too, or did he stay home?

    Weather has cooled down here in France too. Cool enough for me to do some outside painting too. Just hope it stays dry for a few more days

  2. @Steve- Frankie stayed with a friend… we were going to be so busy that I knew we wouldn't be able to handle him too. But he had a blast with my friend's family and their dog, so I think he was ok with it!

    And I hope it stays dry by you- we've got rain galore here!

    @Sandra- It was lovely! And I definitely recommend visiting Florida if for nothing more than the crab legs- yum!

  3. Hey love, that photo of you and brian is great, I wish Joey and I were that photogenic! Have you heard of younghouselove's blog? they are a diy couple that threw their wedding in their backyard and they have a budget breakdown that showed how they saved money on everything wedding! Thought you might want to check it our for ideas! xo

  4. Glad to hear you had a good time. I'm actually heading off on vacation in a few weeks myself. So of course, my Filo has been in overdrive getting ready! =)

    Nice bag too!

  5. @Whit- Thanks! But I know that you and Joey are photogenic as well! As long as he doesn't make that face he has in that pic from high school 🙂
    And that website sounds awesome- I'll have to check it out!

    @Kanalt- That's right! You are going somewhere nice and warm too if I'm remembering correctly. Hopefully you get better weather than I did!

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