Live Well: British Virgin Islands

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I really want to kick this post off by saying that I'm glad to be back, but if you peruse the pictures included below, you'll know that's at least a partial lie. We landed back in the States late Sunday night and honestly, I'm still in vacation withdrawal. It would be impossible to explain how perfect our trip to the Virgin Islands was - every minute that we were on the boat was pure joy. From stunning scenery to delectable food to plenty of hours spent swimming, hiking, and laughing with my family, I loved every minute of our getaway. We're planning on heading back there during the summer of 2015 - the countdown starts now.DSC_4739

The tiny plane we flew to and from Tortola - truly an adventure in itself.

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Living the good life.

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NOT the boat we spent the week on. This is Steve Jobs's yacht. Pretty impressive, right?

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DSC_5414My wonderful family.

I'll be easing back into blog posts this week, trying to grab photos whenever my husband and I have the time! In the meantime, I'll try to pull out of my post-vacation sulk...

Happy Tuesday, everybody!

Live Well: Florida Recap

Florida RecapWell friends, I'm back in San Francisco! Given the airline crash at SFO over the weekend, I'm thankful to be back home safe and sound. Unfortunately, my luggage didn't exactly make it home with me. It apparently wasn't quite ready to get back to real life. So, given I have no makeup and no blow dryer, today I'm treating you to a few snaps from my life over the past week.

The Japanese lantern image above makes me smile every time - my husband, his sisters and I released one over the beach on 4th of July, but that picture makes it look like we're soon to be the victims of an alien invasion. Priceless.

As always, you can follow me on Instagram to see some of these photos and more shots of my day-to-day life.

Check back tomorrow for a special post (hint hint: tomorrow is my wedding anniversary!). Also, if you get a moment, send some positive vibes towards my suitcase. Let it know I'm ready for it to come home now. Until then, I'll be getting crafty with wet hairstyles and limited makeup. If my bag doesn't make it back in the next few days, you guys just might be treated to some photos of how that craftiness turns out!

Happy Monday!

Dress Well: Neon Lace

Madewell top (in store only), J. Crew shorts

Signing off here at the end of this lovely Fourth of July week! I was happy to have this Madewell top with me to help me ring in Independence Day...as I keep saying, Madewell is unstoppable lately. I would write more about how much I love it, but I have my last full day at the beach to get to...happy Friday, everyone!

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Dress Well: Happy Fourth

Target dress, J. Crew necklace

New. Favorite. Dress. Love the color, love the twirly-ness, love that it was $25. I also love that it looks equally good on the beach as it does with my favorite pair of black booties. Basically, you haven't seen the end of this outfit.

In other news, happy Fourth of July! We'll be spending the day down on the beach, tanning, swimming, and grilling burgers. Does it get better than that? We might even round out the night by watching a Friday Night Lights episode or two...now that's how you celebrate America.

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I make twirling look smooth...not.

Enjoy your holiday!