Friday, February 28, 2014

Favorite Vacation Spot and Pinspired

 Happy Friday!!  I'm linking up with ShaySheaffer, and Mel to show you my Pin-spired look. 

This was my inspiration pic for my outfit.

My interpretation :)  Let me also set this stage a little more...it was cold outside, I waited until yesterday to find something to be Pins-pired about, Bowen is sick so we took the big kids to school and have been stuck in the rest of the day, and I paired it with brown leggings.  Comfy and cute!!

Chevron Scarf:  Similar here at Target or here at Forever 21.  Exact scarf here.
Coral Shirt:  Exact shirt here.
Tank:  Exact tank here.
Leggings:  Exact leggings here.


I'm also linking up with Kelly's Korner for another Show Us Your Life post.  This week it's all about your favorite vacation spot.  Tab and I have been on a lot of fabulous vacations or little getaways since we've been married.  Hopefully, we'll go on a variety of many many more, but there's always one place we LOVE going to vacation.  We find ourselves going back again and again...

The Destin/Sandestin area in Florida is one of our very favorite places.



Tab and I took our first trip together there with our friends, the Cox's, in 2008.  
 We stayed at a condo in the Sandestin Resort.  BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sandestin 2008 (Pic is SO off-centered!  ha!  Who took this??)



We had a blast...so much so that we went back the next summer with them, Whitney's parents, and our kids. (We had Ebby Lee in April and vacationed in September.  I had recently found out we were pregnant again.)  This year we stayed in a house in the Sandestin Resort.  It was beautiful...4 bedrooms, 4 baths...plenty of room for our crew.

It was difficult taking a little baby, but there was SO much to do with little kids.  The perfect family place!!





In 2012, we took a Destin vacation with Tab's sister and her family and Tab's dad/Marla.  Our kiddos were the perfect age to start enjoying a beach trip and all the fun that goes along with it!  (Except that Nixon HATES the sand...one tiny problem.)  Our kiddos loved the family adventure place.  There were tons of little kid rides.  We went to dinner several nights.  We did a LOT of swimming at the pool.  And...when we could keep Nixon happy we spent some time at the beach.  :)  Can I add I was pregnant (again...ha!) in this picture?  haha!

We stayed in a condo right on the beach....it was PERFECT!






Destin 2013
Last year we hit Destin again with Tab's dad and his brother and sister's families.  Let me just say when I thought the beach was a little difficult with one five-month-old, I was crazy!!  This year we had SO much fun, but the beach with three little kiddos (one being a seven-month-old baby) is the opposite of relaxing!  ha!  We stayed in a house a couple blocks off the beach.  The house was part of a little resort.  There was an amazing pool right outside our house.  We spent a lot of time at the pool.  (Nix was MUCH happier there.)

Every year we've gone we've found our lodging through www.vrbo.com.  (vacation rentals by owner) It's a great site where you can actually see the condo/home you're interested in renting for the week.  I highly recommend it!!  It's never done us wrong!

The Slaughters have many places on our "Must Visit" list, but I can guarantee at least every few years...we'll be making our way back to the white beaches of Destin.  We've made some AMAZING family memories there already and I look forward to us making many many more!!

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20 comments:

Mix and Match Mama said...

I love your Pin-spired inspiration photo! That is pretty genius!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Okay.....so I'm thinking the Sims need to go to Destin! We've been trying to figure out somewhere to go this summer, and Destin might be it!!!! Super cute pics of your fam there throughout the years!

Rachel said...

I love the black & white chevron with the coral color!
You are stunning in all the beach photos.
Destin looks like a beautiful place!
www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

First off, I LOVE your pin-spiration today! Second we've been to Destin every summer since the kids were very little. It's such a great family vacation spot!

Samantha said...

I love the black, white and coral together (my pinspired was black and coral today!). I have heard so much about Destin. We visit Sarasota every winter and maybe we will have to take a trip up there.

Ditto That said...

I never thought to use a nail look as an outfit inspiration! Really smart:)

Patrice @ http://dittothatstyle.blogspot.com/

V @ X-tremely V said...

First, I love your pin-spired look! Way to think outside of the box!

For some reason I have never been a big fan of Florida, but have always heard good things about Destin! With a 2 year old in tow we might need to check it out :) Thanks & have a great weekend Erika!

Jessica Smith said...

Destin is wonderful!!!

My family owns a condo in the Tides at Top'sl which is located directly beside the Sandestin Hilton. I am responsible for the condo bookings and would be happy to offer a discounted price to your blog readers. My email address is jessica5664@gmail.com and the link to our condo is http://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/florida/northwest-florida/destin/rentals/topsl-tides-0507.

Please ignore the pricing listed on the website since I can price it personally.

Sincerely,

Jessica Smith

Liz/happymommy said...

That coral with black and white Chevron is perfection....love it! Also, love all your family vaca pictures!

Olivia said...

We went to Destin last year with B and my brother and sister. Every year we would go on a vacation to the beach before we had kids, but it was usually out of the country. We decided to try Destin since we were taking little man...it was amazing. We stayed right on the beach with an amazing view...I forget the name of it, but the link has some pics of it if you are looking for new places.
http://snyderstellall.blogspot.com/2013/08/trip-to-destin-florida.html

Val @ Chicken Scratch. said...

I love your how your outfit was inspire by nails!!! So cute!!

Katie Mitchell said...

Absolutely love this!! Great idea!! I have this gap shirt. Can't wait to wear it like this! So thank YOU for the inspiration!!! Any chance of a March IG challenge!?!?!

Daily Express said...

Very clever idea to create an outfit based off a manicure. And you did it so perfectly. I have a coral shirt so hm...maybe I need a b/w chevron scarf. Thanks for the idea! :)
On the Daily Express

Cathy and Marshall said...

I went to Destin with my best girlfriends my senior year of high school, and it was so fun! Your family looks like you have made great memories there over the years.

Jen Pogue said...

Your look is so cute! And, your vacation photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Carroll said...

I love your look! The chevron and coral with leggings -- perfection! And now I'm desperately craving a beach vacay!

Shoshanah said...

Growing up in California I had never even heard of Destin. But now that I live in Lousisiana it's one of my favorites, and I try to make it out there every year!

And just letting you know, I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I LOVE that your outfit was inspired by nails! The coral shirt & chevon scarf is absolutely adorabale! LOVE it. Your Destin photos are making me want to go to the beach!!! Looks like such a fun vacation spot!

Narci said...

Oh, these pics are making me SO EXCITED for our trip to Destin this week!! hurry home friend! I miss you!

John Martin said...

After seeing your beautiful pictures, i am so excited to visit this place. I am also planning a trip with my family. You are looking so beautiful.