Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Life Lately: Week 48

This is what the past week looked like.



Flying to Miami!

Ok let me back up... 

We just had a crazy month of finding a lake house, our offer being accepted, putting our house on the market, losing the lake house, and taking our house off the market.

Whew.

I still can't believe it. 

All I know is it was stressful prepping the house for showings everyday and waiting for our house to sell/hoping a better offer didn't come in.

When I finally surrendered everything to God signs started popping up that we would lose the lake house and four days later it was official.

We had already celebrated Thanksgiving the weekend before and were planning to go to Traverse City for the holiday weekend like we usually do (since we wouldn't be packing and moving), but it was supposed to snow a lot (and it did) so laying on the beach was sounding better and better after a crazy stressful month. 


Needless to say, a trip to the beach to relax sounded so good.



Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the plane.



Blue skies and sunshine.



We stayed at the SLS Hotel and it was perfection.



The lobby was so eclectic.



In the elevator on our way to our room.



Such a pretty hotel room!



Room with a view.



Kicking off vacay with a mimosa flight at Social Club.



G and I shared a Greek omelet.

Delish.


Brid on a sugar high.



Sitting outside!!!

Insert all the praise hands.



Oh hey, buddy!



Pool time.



My happy place.



Bellini martinis at Front Porch Cafe were just as good as the last time.



There was so much fresh avocado on this breakfast burrito that it was one of my favorite meals of the trip.



Grapefruit mimosas are my jam.



Peekaboo sunset.



A lovely evening.



Happy hour at Katsuya.



The freshest, most delicious sushi I ever had.


And now I'm craving it.



A beautiful start to the day.



86 degrees and sunny is the perfect beach weather.



Farmer's Market.


Coffee on the beach just tastes better.



Ocean Drive.



Peach bellinis at Il Giardino.



The drinks were delicious, but the food was just okay.

I definitly chose this place for the atmosphere though so I regret nothing.



"
The ocean is my only medication
Wishing my condition ain't ever gonna go away" 
Zach Brown Band




You know you're in Miami when...



You see so many fancy cars.



Pursue Happiness.



Happy hour at Sweet Liberty.



G and I have talked about how amazing this burger was for over a year.

We were worried we had hyped it up too much, but it was EVERYTHING.

Best burger of all time and best tater tots EVER.



Another beautiful start to a beautiful day.


Toes in the water is the best.



Still not over the cute lifeguard stands.



Seas the day.



High tides and good vibes.



Cars made of sand.


People are so talented.



Broke one my vacay rules and went back to Front Porch Cafe.

I changed it up and had a watermelon martini.


Worth the second trip!!

It was just as good.



"Only worry in the world is the tide gonna rach my chair" 
Zach Brown Band



I love Miami!


Friday, November 29, 2019

My dad is a published author!

(via)


He has worked so hard on this book and I cannot wait to read it. 

I just know it will be full of wisdom because my dad is really wise.

I'm bursting with pride to share this with you today and I am just so excited to read it.

You can order your copy here. It would make a great Christmas present too! :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Life Lately: Week 47

This is what the past week looked like.



G and I made this recipe and it was delicious and so easy.

We will be making this again!



Champs is always a good idea.



Starbucks Christmas cup!

It's the little things that make me happy.



Popcorn at work. 

YUM.



My mom made these cute cookies for my coworkers.

They were gone in a flash.



Cheers to Mom and Lindsey's Day of Fun!



I love you so much I could burst.



Selfie in front of this guy because tradition.



Brunch at Toast because their mimosas are the best.



Their food is pretty spectacular too.

Bacon fried rice. Cinnamon hallah bread. Greek Omelet. 



The houses in downtown Birmingham are adorable.



We shopped until we dropped at Trader Joe's and Costco.



Lunch at Jim Brady's was so much fun.

My mom had the lobster roll and I had the fish tacos.

Both were delicious.



Don't give me any lip.



TJ's salmon sushi.



This guy.



I have missed TJ's and all their fun foods.



Road trippin' to a supplier.



I like this supplier already!

"Life is better in flip flops" is my motto too.



The supplier took us to this hole in the wall bar and this chicken wrap was so good.

But the fries. 

They were some of the best curly fries ever!



Manny snuggles.



Another new, fun TJ find.


This is my favorite new TJ find.

G and I are both obsessed. 

The prefect amount of peanut butter and pretzel.




Cheers to the whole family together.



Thanksgiving feast just a little bit early.



My loves.



I'm still not used to it being so dark at 5:30.



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.



Snug as a bug.



This book was so good!

I loved her vulnerability and openness.

Her story was so real, raw, and full of great lessons.