Going Green

Going Green

This time of year, I'm living in breezy tops and shorts or flowy sundresses. Florida has already turned up the heat, so I officially have retired my jeans until mid-late fall. I loved how airy this tie knot shirt is, and that I can style it for weekend fun with a pair of shorts or a pair of dress pants for the office. And at only $20 (plus there's an extra 15% off coupon available right now), I need to scoop up another color as well. When I can wear an item both at work and on the weekends, I'm sold.

Top {15% off} ShortsSandals | Bag | Necklace | Sunglasses | Bangles

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Disney Cruise ~ Falmouth and Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise ~ Falmouth and Castaway Cay

I'm sad to be wrapping up my cruise recaps, but let's be honest it's been almost a month since we got back and it's time. I recapped the ship here and our first two ports of call in Cozumel, Mexico and the Cayman Islands here. Last, but most certainly not least is Falmouth, Jamaica and Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.

After two busy days in a row in Cozumel and in Grand Cayman, we were looking forward to a relaxing day in the port area while in Falmouth, Jamaica. We enjoyed room service breakfast (always free on a cruise) on the balcony where I could see the beautiful Margaritaville pool and couldn't wait to get down there and claim a lounger for the day. 

We did some exploring and shopping before setting up camp for the day at Margaritaville. Lil' miss danced her way through the village to some local music, helped pick out some souvenirs, and was super excited to get to the pool once we settled in and ordered some lunch.

After a relaxing day at sea, we arrived in Castaway Cay which is Disney's private island in the Bahamas. We got off the ship nice and early so that my friend and I could run the Castaway Cay 5k. She threw the idea out there a few months ago, and I laughed it off thinking there was no way I would do a 5k while on vacation. I decided to look into it a few weeks later, saw that it was 100% free (yes please!) and I would get a coveted Run Disney medal at the end. That combined with the thought of doing a 5k in the Bahamas sold me. 

*This is what 2 crazy people look like about to run a 5k on vacation*

*Drenched in sweat with our medals*

*Mt. Rustmore*

*The BBQ lunch on the island is DELISH*

After having been to Norwegian Cruise Line's private island (Great Stirrup Cay) a few years ago, I figured Castaway Cay would be similar. Boy was I WRONG! I mean - it's Disney. Of course it was amazing down to every little detail. The beach didn't feel crowded, and it was easy for all 4 adults to get a lounger under an umbrella. Each lounger also came with a beach chair in front of it to sit in while the kiddos played in the sand. 

There was SO much to do on the island, several souvenir shops, bars, a splash pad, water slides, yoga on the beach, a kid's club, and even an adult's only beach. The 5k was on the bike trail (yes, you can even rent bikes and explore the island), and the BBQ lunch was amazing. I'd book another Disney cruise just to go back to Castaway Cay. 

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Disney Fantasy ~ Cozumel and Grand Cayman

Disney Fantasy ~ Cozumel and Grand Cayman

I'm back with more Disney Cruise Line fun! Last week, I recapped the beautiful ship, and today I'm going to talk about our fun at the first two cruise stops which were Cozumel, Mexico and the Cayman Islands.

In my next post, I'll recap the last two cruise stops in Falmouth, Jamaica and Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. So stay tuned!

After a fun day at sea, we arrived in Cozumel, Mexico. I made a HUGE deal about it to lil' miss since it was her first ever new country, and I kept telling her "You're in Mexico!" She was just excited to sit on the beach with her Nana buckets (her beach pails from my mom) and swim in the pool with our friend's son. Oh and we can't forget the ice cream cones! 

*How we'd look with 2 kiddos*

In Cozumel, we decided to book a day pass to the Allegro Cozumel Resort which was all-inclusive and included meals, snacks, and drinks from all their bars. There were 2 big pools (1 with a swim up bar), a giant splash pad for the kiddos, and a beautiful beach with plenty of loungers shaded by palm trees. 

*Running free in Mexico towards the beach*

*St. Thomas koozie in Mexico*

*My favorite new bathing suit which is only $27*

*Tequila shots for the adults because Mexico*

..... and ice cream cones for the littles

"You have kids.... at a swim up bar!"

The next day, we arrived in Grand Cayman where we had a tour booked with Captain Bryan's Sail and Snorkel which included transportation to and from the boat we were taking to Stingray City, snorkeling at Coral Gardens, and a fun stop at Starfish Point. 

*Still my favorite Beach Cover Up and it's only $23*

*Let's just say I was not exactly comfortable with the sting rays*

*Yes, I'm totally representing the wrong cruise line with my hat*

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