Monday, July 30, 2012

{5 Things I Loved About This Weekend}

Monday already?  Man, does the time fly.
We had a great weekend filled with friends, beers, good eats, and some HARD WORK in the yard.

Here are 5 things I loved about this weekend...

1.  Relaxing on the patio after a busy busy week

2.  Sleeping in & then leisurely drinking some fresh brewed coffee

3.  The feeling of accomplishment after cleaning the house spotless

4.  Having Dan & BreAnne visit, who we haven't seen in months

5.  Finally getting our yard back to normal after the fallen trees & broken fence from the storm

What did you love about this weekend?*

(See things I've loved from past weekends here!)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watch Cruise

(Finally coming to an end of my Hilton Head Island vacation recaps!)

Before we went on our Hilton Head vacation, we purchased a Groupon for half off dolphin cruise tickets.  And leave it to us to wait until the end of the week to use them...  So, on our last full day in Hilton Head, we finally cashed those puppies in!  We headed over to the marina where the boat was docked in the late morning for a 2 hour fun-filled cruise around the harbor.  The "Captain" cruised us by a ton of amazingly huge houses, cool marshes, and the Harbour Town Lighthouse, while informing us of little random facts here and there along the way.  We ended up seeing only 2 dolphins, which was kind of a letdown seeing as how it's called the "DOLPHIN cruise".  But that's okay... I still got giddy (just like all the small children on the boat...) whenever we did see one swim by.  It was a fun way to get out on the water and see the sights from a different perspective.

Fun times!

Annnnd, that's a wrap on my Hilton Head Island vacation recaps!
Hope you enjoyed*

Monday, July 23, 2012

{5 Things I Loved About This Weekend}

This weekend has left me with some serious sun burn, achy feet, and exhaustion - but none the less, a smile on my face.  We spent the weekend at the All Good Music Festival & Camp Out in Thornville, Ohio.  And it was awesome.  Hot weather, amazing bands, and a ton of fun.

Needless to say, all of my favorite things about this weekend are coming from All Good...

1.  Getting to see some of our favorite bands all in one place

2.  Perfect (and hot!) weather all weekend long

3.  The All Good ferris wheel!  (didn't get around to riding it, but so fun to watch)

4.  Getting to set up camp next to our car (AKA shade from the sun!)

5.  All the hammocks in the trees & Budda!

Ah, we had a seriously fun weekend.  We haven't been to All Good since 2009 and it was so nice to get back to it.  The lineup this year was pretty awesome and I can't wait to see what's in store for next year!  Great weekend!

What did you love about this weekend?*

(See things I loved about past weekends here!)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Coco's on the Beach (& other delicious treats)

Do you know where this magical boardwalk leads to... ?

That's where!

Coco's on the Beach is basically the best beach bar I have ever ever been to.  And it was dangerously close to where we were staying for the week in Hilton Head.  Our villa was right on the other side of that boardwalk.  Dangerous.  We probably went to Coco's at least 5 times during our week long vacation.  Not ashamed.  It is amazing.

How can you say no to drinking at noon when there's Bob Marley blasting over the speakers, refreshing cold beers & fruity concoctions to drink, and the most beautiful view of the ocean?  Try and say no!  You can't!

When we were able to pull ourselves away from Coco's, we made sure to devour tons of other tastiness on the island throughout the week.  There was froyo, fresh caught fish, amazing sangria, delish margaritas, and lots & lots of Mellow Mushroom pizza. 

Ok, now I'm hungry.
(but what else is new...)

 (Almost done with these Hilton Head vacation recaps!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


(Contiuning on with my recaps of our Hilton Head Island vacation...)

After venturing around Savannah for a while, we finally made our way over to Hilton Head, where we spent a relaxing, blissful beachy week on the island.  We stayed in an ocean view villa that was only a short walk to the beach.  And the view from our balcony was great!

The weather at the beginning of the week was kind of funky.  It would rain off and on every day, with the sun peaking out of the clouds every once in a while.  But towards the end of the week, it brightened up and we had great sunny beach weather!  Of course, which made it really hard to leave...

We also caught quite a few gorgeous sunsets along the bay side of the island during the week.  Every night when we went out to dinner, we'd be welcomed with these amazing skies.  You cannot beat a good sunset!

This vacation was the ultimate relaxation getaway.  Most of our days consisted of:  Morning runs on the sand, breakfasts on the balcony, relaxing & reading on the beach (I finished almost all 3 books of the Hunger Games series on this vacation!), drinking beers & fruity drinks at Coco's (separate post coming for this amazing beach bar!), biking all over the island, indulging in amazing food at all the awesome restaurants, and just spending time in each other's good company.  I could definitely use more relaxing getaways like this on a regular basis... ;)

(More vacation posts on the way!)