Wednesday, June 25, 2014

One Outfit & Aunt Catfish's On the River

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The boys and I had close to two weeks at the beach this year (daddy joined us part way through). The first week we stayed with my family and the second week we were mostly on our own.  In preparation, I packed plenty of clothing options, hats and other acessories. Not sure why. Other than my bathing suit and cutoffs I hardly cared. This outfit was pretty much the only time I made an attempt.

***Aunt Catfish's On The River***

It was Sunday. And for us that means the famous brunch buffet at Aunt Catfish's On the River in Port Orange, FL. It has become a family tradition. This year I woke up all our sleepy heads early, threw on the one and only attempt (complete with roominess and comfort) and we loaded up to get to the restaurant for the early bird special.

Thankfully we waited less than ten minutes, confirming that arriving before 9 was perfect - little to no wait and $3 off per plate. (Rhyming not intentional.)

This is the line for the omelets, pancakes and french toast.  Yeah we still waited in it.

My second trip to the buffet...Southern Egg Stacks (? - a yummy combination of sausage, sweet potato and egg), cheese grits, spiced apples, a bite of fried catfish, sweet roll and something green - parsley salad.

Another well known feature and family favorite...the chocolate fountain

Dark Skin boy's nose is peeling
There you have it. Food cash well spent. 

Do you have a yearly vacation destination or do you change it up? Regardless, I hope you are enjoying your summer. It always flies by.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

A few casuals

Hello! Summer is well underway with a close to 2 week trip to Florida for my family, followed by a full blown schedule upon our return.   Our church hosted their annual Vacation Bible Camp with around 1500 children and over 500 helpers moving about the building like a colony of ants. So today, I'm taking a breather and trying to remember what it felt like to be on vacation.  

There is no need for pomp and circumstance for these simple outfits I wore right at the beginning of summer.

Skinny Capris

This dress/shirt was found at a yard sale. I'm thinking it may become a bathing suit cover up. The capris were a birthday gift last year.  As for the sandals? I actually purchased those last year during one of Clark's sales.  I'm learning that good shoes take care of not only your feet, but your legs as well.

Breaking out the Hat

This striped shirt from Gap, Clark sandals and hat from Khols were purchased last year. The cargo capris from Eddie Bauer have been around for quite some time now.

Comfy White Skirt

This ensemble hails from Gap as well. And the shoes? Well, they are my son's. I am looking for a pair of comfy casual sneaks. But since he doesn't wear them I thought I'd try them out.

I hope you are enjoying your summer by getting some quality time with loved ones, grabbing a little poolside fun and much more!

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