Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday: My favorite vacation

Hey, Friends!

Today I am linking up with Andrea to share a few of my favorite vacations.

I have a huge wanderlust list, with my first dream trip of choice being Greece. We aren't planning on honeymooning there because Zack hasn't ever flown before and I don't want his first trip to be overseas ;) I'm hoping it'll be a 5 year anniversary trip. We are in the midst of planning a honeymoon and we finally have it narrowed down to a few places.

When I think vacation, I often think beach. I'm so blessed to live in the mountains so it's not often I travel to other mountains. Something about the ocean just soothes my soul. 

The Florida Keys

For my graduation trip, we did a tour of Florida, and the Keys including swimming with dolphins. I had the best time with Auntie Ba, but boy I'm not a fan of Florida drivers.

The Outerbanks (Nags Head)

The Outerbanks has been my happy place for so many years. When I was in fourth grade, we started going here every summer with our closest friends. We have only missed one summer in almost 15 years! :) My pictures don't do it justice. I wish I could find the ones with the wild horses of Corolla. They are stunning and they live on the beach! 

Murrells Inlet, SC 

After we graduated from high school, I have joined in on the Gibson Family Vacation. I haven't been a huge fan of Myrtle beach in the past, but last year we ventured down to Murrells Inlet, and I fell in love! It had the perfect beach town charm, it reminded me of the OBX so much. 

Knoxville, TN

Zack & I love road trips together. We are taking more day trips, and we ended up in Knoxville a couple of times last Fall. We sure love football, and time together :) 

Just outside of Knoxville, is Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg  and we had the best weekend there with our friends last May. It's nice to have a vacation town just across the state lines. 

Thanks for reading my favorite vacations! I'm off to read your posts, and hopefully find some inspiration for our honeymoon :)
If you didn't link-up today, what's your dream trip? 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition

Happy Friday!

! I'm back with Friday Favorites and I'm linking up with some of my favorite people:  
Andrea, Erika &Narci to share my 

Favorite things from this week!

This past weekend was such a favorite, I'm featuring it today! 


On Friday, Zack's sister attended her Senior Prom. She looked beautiful, the picture of the dress doesn't do it justice :) 

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition


On Saturday, we headed to Raleigh for a wedding. Now, I wouldn't miss the chance to stop and shop. As you can see, Zack wasn't amused. He did however, fall in love with this couch from Macy's 

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition


On Saturday night, Erin & her roommate took us to dinner at Beasley's. It was fabulous!! The fried chicken has a honey glaze, and it wasn't soggy but still perfectly crispy. If you stop into Raleigh, NC make sure you eat here! Apparently, the NY times and Southern Living agrees ;) See their reviews here

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition

I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of my plate :(  #bloggerfail

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition

On Sunday morning, Erin took us to Big Ed's City Market. It felt like we were back in rural NC eating instead of being in the middle of downtown Raleigh. I ordered the hot cakes thinking it would be the perfect size...Nope! 
I could only eat the bottom below the bacon and Zack finished the rest. #bigguyprobs

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition


Sunday afternoon, we made our way to the Preston Woodall House for a wedding in Benson, NC. We had the best time celebrating my friend, Samantha. 

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition

She was a gorgeous bride!

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition


Monday we made our way back home, and celebrated my family friend's birthday. I wouldn't miss out on Andrea's Shrimp-n-grits for the life of me :) 

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition

One  birthday cake is never enough ;) Not pictured: the two Mississippi Mudpies 

Friday Favorites: Trip to Raleigh Edition

This weekend was full of my favorite things: good food, family, good friends, and shopping. It's taken me all week to recover ;) 
Have a great weekend!

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