WOW, we just got back from a great week at the beach!! Pensacola, Florida is so beautiful!! I thought I'd share some vacation outfits! First of all, I WAY overpacked!! I came home with a suitcase full of stuff I didn't wear. Lesson learned! I just want to be prepared, you know? Anyway, it was fun to shop for some new things now that I've lost ALL MY BABY WEIGHT!! WOOHOO!!! After baby #3 I was ready to feel good again and I am so happy to be there!
Target special!! Only the second or third time in my life I've ever worn a bikini! This was in the comfort of my condo though! Baby was sick so I did some sun-bathing on the balcony over looking the gulf! Gorgeous!!This was the view from our room!
Cute sundress I found at Marshall's for $19.99!! I loved the orange and blue!
Target is hit and miss for me, but I couldn't pass up these pink short for $8! I also scored navy, khaki, and white ones too!
Mix and match suits from Old Navy and Target! I loved this one so my tan lines wouldn't mess up beach pics if I picked a certain outfit! Priorities you know!? ;)
And I just happened to coordinate with this little guy!!!
I had fun planning this little color combo for our back up option for beach pictures! We opted for aqua and coral and you can see our session with Sarah Lyn here! I love my boys and had so much fun!
We had a great photographer take our family session and I love how the colors turned out!!!
Don't forget to jump over to ThePleatedPoppy.com for her linky party and other awesome outfits!
I just love the blog world! Had I not been browsing my favorite blogs, I never would have seen The Blue-Eyed Bride post about her beach trip and pictures with Sarah Lyn, and I never would have gotten the chance to have great pics done by her! Check out her amazing blog with some pictures of our family! I can't wait to order! Photo courtesy of Sarah Lyn Photography!!! Go check out her page and give her some love!!!
I'm so excited to introduce my first ever guest blogger post! Kendra Thorton has given me some great ideas for all the travel I have coming up that will include my three boys! Enjoy!
Stress, Maximal Fun: Five Tips for Traveling with Your Kids
Summer comes with many opportunities to spend quality time with
your family. As you visit new places and find time to relax, you'll bond
with your kids and make lasting memories.You may be concerned, however, that traveling with kids will be
stressful. Where will you stay? How will you keep them entertained? By
carefully planning ahead, you'll be able to minimize frustration and fully
enjoy your travels.
The following five tips will help you plan a relaxing vacation
with your kids.
1) Opt for a family resort
If you're struggling to create an itinerary for your vacation, look
into a family resort. High-quality resorts offer extensive indoor and
outdoor recreational opportunities for kids and adults. Their
accommodations and on-site dining options are well suited for families with
kids. Although you'd be able to enjoy day trips to local attractions,
you'd also have the option of remaining on the premises. My family’s trip
to Hawaii gave our group of 5 a plethora of entertainment, relaxation and
adventure options from morning to night while still providing the high quality
accommodations of the other top
Honolulu hotels. For any given day at a family centered resort, your plans
could be flexible and relaxed.
2) Make your car comfortable for sleeping
Do you anticipate being on the road for hours? Your kids may not
be used to falling asleep in the car. To make them feel like they're
truly in bed, bring along blankets and pillows. Creating their own comfy
space in the back seat will be fun and allow them to relax on the long ride. Invest
blinds that could block out some of the sunlight streaming into the back of
the car. If certain music relaxes them, have it with you to play in the
3) Select the best seats on the plane
Book your flight in advance to increase the odds that you'll all be
sitting together on the plane. Furthermore, try to request seats located
at the back of the plane. That way, you'll be close to a bathroom and
wont have to maneuver past the beverage cart every time someone needs to go.
The back of the plane is typically less desired by single travelers
looking to expedite the process, so you may even have a few extra seats to
spread out.When boarding and departing,
you'll feel less pressure to quickly gather all of your belongings and get your
4) Prioritize safety
Let's say you're staying at a beach. Research the location
in advance. Does the beach have lifeguards? Is it known for any unsafe
water conditions, including violent rip currents and large waves? Is there a
medical station nearby? You can also use your trip as an opportunity to teach
your kids important safety skills. For instance, give them lessons
on safely playing and swimming in the water.
5) Bring along technology that will keep your kids entertained
Are you concerned that your kids will get bored or cranky?
E-readers and portable DVD players are among the devices that could keep them
occupied and entertained for hours. Don't leave the chargers at home.
Also, be sure to pack spare batteries. If you're concerned that
these devices will make too much noise, bring headphones.
See! I survived a week at the beach using Kendra's great advice!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and a huge thanks to Kendra for her great article!
Bio:Kendra Thornton: Travel advocate, TV
spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3.I am a long time travel expert who has
been packing my bags and traveling the world since I was 3 months
old! I've found my utmost desire in life is right here in my own home. I have
taken my excitement for travel and brought it to you with some of my favorite
travel tips and tricks. Enjoy!
Coming soon!!! Well hopefully tomorrow I will be posting my first ever guest blogger! I'm thrilled to share her amazing article with some great advice for mommies like me who will be traveling a lot with kids in tow! Stay tuned and come back tomorrow!