Salty Dogs

The beaches of Florida will always hold a significant place in my heart. It's part of my DNA to love the ocean. As a family, my mom insisted we visit Destin every year. We frequented the exact same wooden cottages that my mom grew up going to, before the city was built up for tourists. around age 15, we moved further east and started visiting Seaside, with picturesque pastel houses with wrap around porches and the best shaved ice in the world. 
I always knew I would bring my kids here one day and now, I finally did. Michael and I left Thursday night from Dallas and spent the night in Jackson, Mississippi with Hugo and Millie. We woke up early and headed to Navarre, Florida where Michael's brother, his wife, and my 6-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew live. No pictures of their adorableness will be on the blog, I figured their parents might not want them plastered on the internet quite yet. 
We spent Labor Day weekend soaking up the sun, eating seafood, and crossing a bucket list item of mine: playing with the pups on the beach. 
 And because I can't help it, here are some picture of my dogs being the cutest things ever. 
 Michael's sunglasses were actually mine, but I think he pulls them off quite nicely. That's what happens when you lose them in the ocean. Also, these are polarized and his were not. So win-win. His are found here, from Firmoo
The view was alright, I guess.

 My red sunglasses are from Firmoo as well.

Too many pictures? Oh, well. I can now call them officially, salty dogs. We had a wonderful time and it was particularly hard to wake up at 4am this morning to make the drive back to Dallas. I'm going to need about 18 coffees please.

How was your Labor Day?


30 {Different} Blog Post Ideas

Sometimes you get in a blogging rut and you just aren't sure what to post about. Since it's Labor Day, summer is coming to a close, it's time to start getting back in full blogging mode! Here are some ideas that might just do the trick:
30 Different Blog Post Ideas

1. A list of things you're an expert at
2. Your favorite selfie and why
3. The worst post you've ever written and why it sucked
4. Your favorite instagram accounts (I should probably be one of them... pizza and puppies)
5. The best Halloween costume
6. A favorite family recipe
7. A day in your shoes- what's a typical day in the life?
8. The one make up product that you can't live without
9. Why you love/hate the current season
10. What inspires you? (ie pinterest boards, other bloggers, books you've read etc)
11. How to DIY something (this can be as simple as organizing your desk to making a table)
12. Your top songs you're listening to - make us a playlist!
13. Your favorite online shopping sites
14. Your bucket list
15. It's your last meal on earth - what do you choose?
16. Your top 5 instagram photos
17. Your karaoke song of choice and why
18. What movie best describes your life
19. Your favorite place you've traveled to
20. The fashion trends you just can't get on board with
21. A letter to your younger self
22. When did you know you needed to start a blog
23. Who would play you in a movie
24. The dumb stuff your significant other says
25. iPhone Apps you love
26. The biggest risk you've ever taken and was it worth it?
27. What are you afraid of?
28. Your top recommendations for things to do in your town
29. How to best annoy you
30.  Your goals for your blog

31. Here's a bonus one! Come up with a fun quiz. Whenever I don't know what to post about I come up with a quiz. It's fun, interactive and a great way to get readers involved. This one is all about Tennis! Side note, in middle school, my friend and I won the doubles tennis tournament and I thought I was the coolest ever. A girl can dream.


Home Help: Where do You Shop?

A little while ago I wrote a post about decorating my backyard. Let me tell you, I have done nothing since said writing. But I have finally decided it's time to do something. ANYTHING. Whether it's inside, outside, whatever. I am in dire need of help! The good thing is, after being here for this length of time, I'm finally ready to start decorating. It's as if I'm finally getting the courage to tell a boy that I like him, or something.
Anyway, I need your help. I don't have time to DIY. I love you if that's your thing. I'm utterly blown away and impressed but I'm just not that creative.

So my question is, where do you find all the fun/cute/awesome/pretty things to put in your home? I scan pinterest, but once I click the link it's always out of my price range. I really need it to be cheap. I love Pottery Barn and Z Gallerie but I'm not about to pay $58 for a pillow or $97 for a coffee tray table that I'll never use.
 For your viewing pleasure, and because this has nothing to do with anything, here's what Michael and I look like. I think this will help you with the design elements of our home. 

So spill your secrets! Where do you shop for home decorations?

Whether you own a home or not, here's a fun quiz about home buying!
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