weekend shenanigans

Beach and Weekend Shenanigans

Whale Whale Whale look who showed up today!

Sometimes when you go to the beach for a week, you need to take a vacation from everything in life. And that is just what I did. I felt all relaxed and refreshed, and then I had to go back to work Friday and it all got washed away like it never even happened. Funny how reality is, isn’t it? Such is the adult life.

We seriously had a fabulous time at the beach though, the longest stretch that we have stayed. I even came back a few shades darker! Let’s just say, we ate most meals in and didn’t leave our condo grounds because why would we? We have access to the beach and pools so what more could you ask for? We did go out to eat for lunch when we got there. We hit up Mikee’s. one of our favorites!


We also checked out Sassy Bass one evening for dinner. This place is super close to our condo and a real gem. One of my favorite things about beach restaurants? Crab claws and hush puppies!!!

Sassy Bass

Because I am five, there were plenty of jokes about the “happy endings” dessert menu.

We stopped and walked around downtown Foley on our way in to check out the video game store that we always hit up. How cute is this town?

Downtown Foley

It was hot as fuck basically everyday except the last one, which was a wonderful overcast. It is sad when you think 88 degrees is cool, right?? Regardless, it was a wonderful trip. I will let the pictures do the talking!

pool views





sunset over bay


storm coming on to shore


dreaming about one of those houses




bay view


The last nights sunset was my favorite!!!

My SIL and I got away for a few hours to hit up the Foley outlets. Check out this gorgeous Michael Kors clutch I grabbed on major sale!!! I had a hard time choosing between the pink and blue and my SIL and the sales girl talked me in to blue. I am glad they did.


We took the new Explorer with us and my oh my what room we had!!! I cant get over how big the back is when the third row seats are down. So much room for activities! Or stuff for activities. Whatever.

We stopped to grab Mac from boarding on our way home. Once he got in the car with us and realized he was in fact going home he got ridiculously excited. Clearly we were missed! The little guy wouldn’t leave our side. I think someone had a little separation anxiety. He got his summer buzz cut, how cute is he??? He looks like a completely different dog when he gets buzzed.


And that was our trip!!! This past weekend we played catch up and cleaned the house, did about 500 loads of laundry, started shopping for new furniture for our living room, finished watching House of Cards and started Breaking Bad and enjoyed a delicious lunch out at Billy’s in Liberty Park.

I am back to regular blogging this week and just in time for the book link up tomorrow! I have a lot of good ones to share with you from this past month so get your TBR list ready!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre July 11, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I’m so glad you had such a great trip and took some very well deserved time off!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer July 11, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Looks like you had the best time! What a gorgeous place! I’m excited for my vacation now. 🙂 I say that line from Step Brothers all the time! It’s hilarious! And we’re looking for new living room furniture, too. Can’t wait to see what you get! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine July 11, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Yay the beach life rocks!!! Looks so fun there. So glad you had fun and road tripping in the new wheels!!! Don’t know bout you but having a hard time getting outta vacation mode, lol.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston July 11, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Those beach mornings and sunsets are amazing! Love the color of your new MK clutch – so pretty!! Glad to hear you had an amazing vacation! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World July 11, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I’m glad you had a great time on your trip! The sunset photos are gorgeous. LOL I would have been right there with you cracking happy ending jokes.

  • Reply carly July 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

    That whale meme made me laugh out loud- so thanks for that this morning 🙂 it sounds like you guys had the perfect vacation– being at the beach and just unplugging from everything is really the best. Though I’m with you on being back to reality and feeling like you were actually never even on vacation. The beach looks so gorgeous and that sunset is stunning!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky July 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

    i love beach getaways! the food looks fabulous YUM. my beach vacay is just around the corner and i’m SO excited!

  • Reply Cara July 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Wow so gorgeous and love those sunset photos! Glad you all had an amazing trip! It feels so good to get away from everything for a week! Hope this week isn’t too hard on you in catching back up. 🙂

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Sometimes a nice relaxing week completely unplugged is exactly what you need! The place y’all stayed had such amazing views of the beach, and I love those sunsets too! We would always play the game when we were growing up and going to the beach about which house was ours! There are some amazingly beautiful beach houses right on the water! I’m so excited for Show Us Your Books tomorrow too!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo July 11, 2016 at 10:55 am

    ahhh – I always hate when the fur babies have separation anxiety – gives me anxiety!

    That beach pic with the fluffy sand & fluffy clouds – love it!

    I would have laughed at that dessert menu too 🙂

  • Reply emelia July 11, 2016 at 11:20 am

    What a GREAT trip, I love all your photos! Sounds like some well deserved time off 🙂 Welcome back!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph July 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I love a good beach trip, and an overcast day is very welcome once in a while.

    Welcome back!

  • Reply Erin LFF July 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    LOVE all these pictures… takes me right back to our Hilton Head vacation we went on in March, haha. We are always dreaming about which places we can own one day 😉

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie July 11, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    what a fun weekend! I love little weekend getaways like that. Those sunsets are SO pretty!!!!! And aw, your pup was happy to see you!!

  • Reply Erika July 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Beach time is the best! Looks like you had a blast.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots July 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time, your pics are beautiful!!

  • Reply Kelli July 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Eating in is the way to go at the beach, eating out is so expensive and just adds to vacation costs.

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! July 11, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    It looks like you had SUCH a great time! And don’t worry, I chuckled over the “happy endings” too 😉

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family July 11, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Whale, whale, whale, looks like you had a great time! 😉 I always love checking out the outlets in Foley when we’re down there! 🙂

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista July 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Gorgeous pics, looks like an amazing vacay! And I totally would have made the same jokes about the happy endings dessert menu! We truly are spirit animals lol 😀

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis July 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your trip and got lots of relaxing in there even if it was a million degrees…at least you got your tan on and some amazing views of the beach. I know it’s never fun to return to reality so I hope the transition is going smoothly 😉

  • Reply texerinsydney July 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Any post with a StepBrothers meme/gif is a great post 🙂
    And pics of puppy dogs!
    And beautiful ocean skies!

  • Reply Teh Megan July 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Shaved dogs are adorable! I’m completely biased since I get Meri shaved a few time a year. She also looks completely different and it makes her ears so big.

  • Reply Jenna July 12, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    That pool looks so relaxing. We’re holding off on a family vacation until September (since it’ll be less crowded and kiddo is homeschooled, so we can) or maybe February depending on the better deal. We’re going with a Caribbean cruise this year, and I think the pool is the thing I’m looking forward to the most. Those pictures are gorgeous!

  • Reply Lara July 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    What a great trip! It’s awesome to get away from everything for a few days!

  • Reply Laura July 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Please give me all those beach scenes and beach food! Fried beach food is the best! And you definitely deserved that little extra day! 🙂 Glad y’all had such a good time.

  • Reply Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire July 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Oh, the beach . . . it does have a way of relaxing the soul . . . and the reality creeps back in as you drive away! Glad you had a great trip! And that Mac is adorable . . . I love a summer shave on a dog – they feel so much better!

  • Reply kristen July 15, 2016 at 8:33 am

    oh my gosh, gorgeous pictures! so jealous. looks like an amazing time. and i would have made jokes about the happy endings dessert menu too, it’s like they are asking for it 😉

  • Reply Duckie July 28, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Those photos are amazing! Really makes me wish I weren’t stuck at work behind a computer right now…

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