Pink Sand from Bermuda

Bermuda is not just one of the most beautiful places I've visited, but it was where we celebrated the impending arrival of Lil' Miss on our Babymoon in 2016. I now get to carry the famous pink sand from Horseshoe Bay Beach with me in this gorgeous bracelet from Dune Jewelry. It was the perfect Mother's Day gift to myself, and I even sent a matching one to my sweet momma since Bermuda is where my parents went on their honeymoon back in 1981. We're officially bracelet buddies - do you hear Joey Tribbiani's voice too?


She cried when she opened the bracelet, and was in awe that the pink sand inside her bracelet was actually from her favorite beach in Bermuda and couldn't wait to tell my dad. 


Dress {30% off} | Sandals in Sea Shell Pink | Statement Ring



With Mother's Day around the corner, a piece of personalized experiential jewelry filled with sand from her favorite beach around the world makes the perfect gift. All of their pieces are handmade with sand and earth elements from your favorite locations around the world. Celebrate mom this year with a piece of her paradise, and save 20% with code MOM2021.


Lil' Miss was excited when I told her the meaning of the bracelet I was wearing. I told her that we went on a trip to celebrate that we'd be meeting her soon, and now I have some sand from the beach we went to in a special bracelet. She said "Oooooh it's really pretty Mommy". Heart officially melted. 





**This blog post is in collaboration with Dune Jewelry, however all opinions are my own.

Statement Sleeves for Spring

I'm all about pieces that make a statement right now, and couldn't get over how fun the taffeta sleeves are on this top. When capturing content for events, I have to wear all black so I'm always looking for pieces that have a little bit of "extra" to add some personality to the look while on the run. Literally - I'm running around at these events ha! 


I loved pairing these fun sleeves with a pair of jeans, and aside from some black pants for an event I can't wait to pair it with some bright colored shorts this spring and summer for the perfect pop of seasonal color. 


Top {40% off} | Jeans | HeelsJeweled Bobby Pins | Ring







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Dinosaurs, Donuts, and Easter Eggs Oh My!

We may have just experienced our last cool down before Florida officially cranks up the heat through mid-late fall. Which as we all know, I'm not complaining about as I love to joke that I didn't move to Florida to be cold - ha! We spent as much time outside enjoying the perfect shoulder season weather, and even got some special time with my best girl. 

Lil' Miss and I had a mommy-daughter date on Saturday to go see the Dinosaur Invasion at Leu Gardens which was "take 2" as we tried a few weeks ago, and when we got there it was insanely packed so we decided to leave and go get ice cream. Win-win situation if you ask me! 













After the dinosaurs, we stopped at The Salty Donut to pick up some artisan donuts and a cold brew coffee for me which I'm still dreaming about. SO good! 










*They tasted just as good as they looked - AMAZING!*


After indulging in some donuts back at home, and a quick nap for Lil' Miss it was time to decorate some Easter eggs. One of my favorite traditions! Someone may have mixed up the cups for the green and the blue -  does anyone else have issues trying to figure out which tablet goes in which cup? It's SO hard! Just me? That's what I thought... 






After several "calls to the Easter Bunny" after some bad behavior this past week, he hopped through our home anyway which left a very excited little girl on Easter morning. He left her a new t-ball set including bases for the yard, an Easter puzzle, toys for the pool, a new hair bow, sidewalk chalk shaped like eggs, and an activity book with the story of the 1st Easter in it. Oh and who can forget the chocolate bunny? A classic staple! 







How was your holiday weekend?

Staycation

We are back from a whirlwind staycation at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The wanderlust is for real right now, but getting away for a few days at a local resort was just what we needed. The beautiful pools, the lakefront beach, unplugging from every day stress, and quality time with the fam was amazing.


**I also want to preface this post with I realize perception is reality. Looking at pictures from our weekend getaway, you don't see that we are mostly outside, stay distant from others, and wear masks at all times unless swimming or sitting down to eat. Or all the vitamins, sanitizing wipes, and soap I packed for us - and how I wipe down everything in our room before we begin unpacking. Even pre-pandemic I did this in hotel rooms and on planes. I was THAT person holding up everyone boarding the plane because I would wipe my seat, tray table, and arm rests before sitting down. Not sorry!




Dress {only $15} | Pearl Barrette




Our room featured a balcony with views of Disney Springs, and Lil' Miss slept comfortably on the pullout. When traveling by car I always bring her toddler pillow and a blanket from home, and we just use their sheets.


Bathing Suit | Cover Up {only $20} | Hat | Sunnies




We spent our first day enjoying the resort, and all of their amazing pools. We found some loungers under a pergola on the beach and enjoyed relaxing in the shade in-between swimming and Lil' Miss running through the splash pad. 

A couple trips down the slide (I'm forever the big kid waiting in line for the slide!), and swimming through the caves that connect the pools and under the water falls were the highlight for sure.









One of the perks of a staycation is that friends can stop by and join the fun! One of our best friends who we haven't seen in a while spent some time with us by the pool. Catching up is always good for the soul isn't it?



We enjoyed ourselves until the sun was setting, and Lil' Miss kept swimming while the outdoor movie came on and was enamored with the popcorn stand to compliment the movie. She is still talking about her popcorn in the pool.

Since we spent so much extra time in the water, we decided to stay on site for a quick dinner. There was a live musician which had Lil' Miss dancing like a champ until her pizza arrived. Promptly after finishing her pizza she fell asleep in my husband's lap. Great day indeed. 





The next morning, we grabbed a quick breakfast from the market downstairs and headed off to SeaWorld to use our annual passes before they expire. We were surprised by how busy it was when we arrived, and it took a while just to get into the parking lot. Then we saw a huge line wrapped around a few times just to go through the temperature check before going into the park so we decided to leave, and head to Aquatica which was also busier than we expected. We were super spoiled the past several times we went to the parks with how quiet it was. Well folks, the crowds are back! 

We also tried going to Disney Springs later on for dinner, and sat in a ton of traffic before all the signs changed and said that they were at capacity. 







After a few trips down the water slides and a trip around Roa's River Rapids we left and went back to the resort to enjoy the pools and grattos there. I'm glad we did because as we were leaving we saw huge crowds trying to get in, and realized that the water park was also at capacity. 








Dress 30% off | Sandals in Sea Shell Pink




After a failed attempt of going to Disney Springs (they were at full capacity) we had a nice dinner and headed back to the hotel where there was a fun pop-up ice cream bar. Lil' Miss was excited to say the least! 




Lil' Miss had to say goodbye to Merlot - the official lobby ambassador which she called "my birdie" each time we walked by all weekend. She got a kick out of the bird saying hello back to her, and also saying his own name "Merlot". Such a cute idea for greeting guests as they arrive at the resort. 




Let's talk about this adorable Unicorn Luggage - hands down the BEST $35 I've ever spent! She's obsessed with it, and loves that she can drag her very own suitcase when we travel.

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