Weekending – True Florida Living

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Welcome back to Monday my loves. This weekend was one for the books down here in Florida. I had a lot of soul searching it felt like over these past few days. Life has just been so crazy and go go go (which I am sure you all have been feeling like). I taught a few classes, had my wonderful in-laws in town and we dreamed looked at houses.

The weather was absolutely breathtaking down here. When my girlfriend and former bridesmaid Abbey called me to tell me we were going to the beach, I didn’t even hesitate. I had a quick flash in my head about the grades I had to finalize or the blog posts I had to write and you know what? I shut everything down and just went. We sat outside (faces covered, sunscreen on) and caught up about life. Let the healing sunshine radiate down, enjoy the lack of humidity and cool breezes rolling in. It was like you just had to shut your eyes, take in the moment and be thankful you are afforded such natural beauties of the world.

I pretty much kept on coming back to this post this weekend and it rings more true now than ever. So I will leave you with a few scenes from the weekend.

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Isn’t that just absolutely stunning? I’ll tell you what it was so nice to decompress, power it down and step away a little bit from the social media this weekend. I am practicing for the honeymoon and it was such a head clearing experience. I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to their week! Stop by tomorrow for Things I’m Digging lately! Linking up with Biana and Meghan today!  xoxoxo

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56 Comments

  1. May 4, 2015 / 2:42 AM

    As someone who just returned from her honeymoon AND someone who is perpetually busy, it took me 2-3 days to completely decompress and chill out, so it’s great you are you are already thinking about that! I was warned about that challenge by a friend, so I was able to try and be aware – so now I’m telling you. ;)

  2. May 4, 2015 / 6:00 AM

    I seriously can’t even deal with how gorgeous the weather was this weekend. And considering it’s supposed to be in the mid 90’s next weekend I’m glad we both got to spend some time outside this weekend! We all know weather like this doesn’t happen often for us! Happy Monday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. May 4, 2015 / 6:12 AM

    Seeing those views is enough to help get me de-stressed!! Absolutely gorgeous and stunning! I hope you have a great start to your week! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  4. May 4, 2015 / 6:51 AM

    I’m so glad that you got the time to step away from everything here and enjoy that beautiful scene that was around you! It’s so important to do every now and then, especially when you feel super wrapped up in it all. I hope you’re feeling refreshed and relaxed as you head into the week!

  5. May 4, 2015 / 8:16 AM

    Unplugging is so hard sometimes – but SO needed! I’m so glad you had a relaxing weekend! Everything will get done :)

  6. May 4, 2015 / 8:39 AM

    It was SUCH a perfect weekend, wasn’t it?

  7. May 4, 2015 / 8:41 AM

    Um I pretty much did nothing all day Saturday and it was MUCH needed for my soul. I’m glad you took some time, as well!

  8. May 4, 2015 / 8:44 AM

    i’m really in need of a power-down relax kinda weekend. my weeks are luckily less busy which makes it easier but nothing quite beats a weekend of no pics and just relaxation! love the shots above, though. beautiful as usual :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

  9. May 4, 2015 / 8:52 AM

    Gorgeous! It’s so good to have some time away from social media, definitely necessary! Glad you had a wonderful relaxing weekend!

  10. May 4, 2015 / 9:01 AM

    Beautiful pictures! We had amazing weather in NWFL too. Perfect! It’s good to unplug and clear your head regularly. I get into a habit of always reaching for my phone when I have a free second.
    Have a great day!
    xoxo, T
    waltzmetoheaven.com

  11. May 4, 2015 / 9:16 AM

    Looks like the weather was beautiful all over the South this weekend! We enjoyed it too. It was the perfect time to put down your phone and not care about IG and twitter and least of all facebook… Good for you!

  12. May 4, 2015 / 9:20 AM

    A little time to decompress is so necessary! Good for you girl!

  13. May 4, 2015 / 9:22 AM

    good for you, girl! I’ve been trying to do more of that lately, too – I’ll admit that there are some days that I don’t even check INSTAGRAM anymore! With the gorgeous weather and lots going on, sometimes it’s just best to put the phone down and enjoy the moment.

  14. May 4, 2015 / 9:31 AM

    These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! That’s awesome that you were able to have a little downtime this weekend (and good friends who know when you just need a little beach time!!). Though I think I lived where you are, I’d have trouble getting anything done, it’s so beautiful! Hope you are having a great Monday! xoxo

  15. May 4, 2015 / 9:45 AM

    That sunset picture is absolutely breathtaking, fantastic shot! Yay for beach time with the girls, and decompressing. Florida living is the best kind of living!

    Have a fabulous week gurlie :)

  16. May 4, 2015 / 9:48 AM

    You live in such a beautiful area! I see why G always wants to move back!

  17. May 4, 2015 / 9:53 AM

    It’s really great to take a step back and just be in the moment from time to time. That looks like a gorgeous scene. I’m glad you got some down time.

  18. May 4, 2015 / 10:09 AM

    With such perfect weather and so many things happening, it seems like lots of people just dropped what they were doing and got out to enjoy! I opted for the beach decisions like you though! First time in over a year digging my toes into the white sands and warm waters and it was AMAZING. Thank goodness for days like that! A great way to just live in the moment.

  19. May 4, 2015 / 10:19 AM

    Girl… the weather was so nice that we opened all the windows and aired out the house. We’ve been painting all weekend so my house smells like……. paint. HA!

  20. May 4, 2015 / 10:20 AM

    So beautiful! I am all about unplugging on the weekends, it doesn’t really help my plan of writing blog posts for the week but it is so nice to have a few days to refresh after the crazy week days.

  21. May 4, 2015 / 10:37 AM

    This is amazing!!! I live in FL to and this weekend was perfect :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  22. jillian
    May 4, 2015 / 10:41 AM

    wowzahhhh SO beautiful!! :) i love relaxing weekends :) xo jillian

  23. May 4, 2015 / 10:56 AM

    Absolutely stunning shots! So glad you were able to unplug and enjoy.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  24. Tori McKimm
    May 4, 2015 / 11:02 AM

    I am so with you–learning to be in the moment and enjoy real life and just step away is such a relaxing and life giving experience!! It has to be done :) I love seeing your gorgeous pictures of your weekend!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  25. May 4, 2015 / 11:13 AM

    Gorgeous photos! Sometimes beach time & girl time are all you need to just relax. Glad you had a good weekend.

  26. May 4, 2015 / 11:21 AM

    I’ve been feeling the pressures lately too and have unintentionally gone into social media hibernation. Sometimes it’s best just to take a time out! We need to talk about Greece!! I need itinerary tips :)

    xo, Jen

  27. May 4, 2015 / 11:26 AM

    I’d take a weekend of unplugging for a view like that!

  28. May 4, 2015 / 12:26 PM

    Those pictures are gorgeous!!! Sometimes you just need to relax and live in the present with awesome people! Not worry about what you could be getting done and just be and let it go!

  29. May 4, 2015 / 12:43 PM

    That looks and sounds like a great way to decompress! The weather was finally in the 70’s here in Chicago and I definitely took advantage of unplugging from the world for a few days!

  30. Shannon
    May 4, 2015 / 1:01 PM

    Sometimes you just have to shut it all off to keep sane! Glad you got to relax! This pictures are breath taking!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

  31. May 4, 2015 / 1:54 PM

    Good for you!! Sometimes stepping away from everything is exactly what we need. I’ve been wanting to start totally giving up my computer/any social media just on Sundays to really relax… it’s nice to take a break every once in a while!

  32. May 4, 2015 / 2:05 PM

    I bet looking at houses was a lot of fun! The photos are gorgeous. I am dying to get to the beach.( we go in June!) My weekend was super packed getting ready for Cole’s 5th birthday party. The good news is he was the last party of my children for the year. lol I made it through. Now I can focus more energy on some projects and post a bit more on the blog. xo

  33. May 4, 2015 / 2:05 PM

    I’m ready fo rlife to slow down a little myself- that just never seems to happen. Gorgeous photos!

  34. May 4, 2015 / 2:12 PM

    Absolutely GORGEOUS photos! Makes me excited about my beach vacation coming up in a few weeks. I am SO ready for some downtime and some unplugging :)

  35. May 4, 2015 / 2:28 PM

    I need to come to florida just to see some of those sunsets….swoon. I’m on board with needing to decompress. I’ve been trying to not be so hard on myself lately about my blogging schedule (or lack there of) and just life in general. I’ve been putting in only my 8 hours a day when I can and just doing whatever I want at night. Its hard but nice when we can just do nothing. I’m waiting for one of those weekends where we don’t have anything planned….cant wait.

  36. May 4, 2015 / 2:34 PM

    I feel like I had the same kind of weekend. My to-do list was overflowing (and I did get a lot accomplished), but by Sunday afternoon I was DONE. Good for you for taking a mini break and relaxing…

  37. May 4, 2015 / 3:37 PM

    Florida weather was AMAZING this weekend! I was thinking we were officially into the summer heat and humidity, so this was a pleasant surprise. I went to the beach, too! You have to take advantage of weekends like that for sure.

  38. May 4, 2015 / 7:42 PM

    I’m so glad you had the opportunity to unwind and relax. It really, truly does help recharge you!

  39. May 4, 2015 / 8:47 PM

    Stunning view, perfect way to de-stress.

  40. May 4, 2015 / 9:03 PM

    I’m probably late to the game but I LOVE the new blog design!

  41. May 5, 2015 / 1:46 AM

    Those photos are absolutely beautiful… and I agree, it’s important to relax; we have so many responsibilities, and it is important to be able to prioritize fun/happiness!

  42. May 5, 2015 / 8:38 AM

    Love this!! So true! When we want to disconnect we get on the bike and take a ride and just enjoy the wind and the scenery and sometimes the loss of cell phone reception if we’re in the right area! It’s definitely needed sometimes! Beautiful photos!

  43. May 5, 2015 / 10:01 AM

    Sometimes you just need to take some time for yourself, glad you got a chance to this weekend – it sounds like it was fabulous!

  44. May 5, 2015 / 11:37 AM

    that view! I’d have a hard time ever staying on task. sometimes you just need a weekend like this! glad you enjoyed it!

  45. May 5, 2015 / 2:48 PM

    Ahhh so gorgeous, good for you girl! Forgetting about the to-do lists and just enjoying life can be the BEST refresher there is :)

  46. May 5, 2015 / 7:08 PM

    Gorgeous images! What a great way to relax and take time for yourself. I need to do the same soul searching right now! xoxo

  47. May 6, 2015 / 2:52 PM

    Those sunset pictures are beyond gorgeous! Glad you were able to unplug and enjoy the beach!

  48. May 9, 2015 / 10:51 PM

    So jealous that you can go to the beach whenever you want! We have some here, but, it’s not the same as salt water and waves!

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