Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Get Right To It

Now that we have returned home from vacation, I decided not to wait on getting things back in order. I didn’t want Monday to roll around with a behemoth load of laundry, unpacking, grocery shopping, etc waiting for me. Ick. So despite wanting to just crash on the couch after a day of travel, I got right to it.

To make packing easier, I dumped all the clothes we wore into our large suitcase to bring home for washing.That laundry is now washed, dried, folded, and ready to be put away. 

I also multi-tasked and hit up the store for weekly groceries and a few errands while the laundry ran. A fridge full of healthy ingredients (to have dinner at home!) helps me breathe easy. I really did enjoy all the delicious meals out with family, but the chance to prepare my normal meals sounds really good after an entire week. 

After a few busy hours this afternoon, I now have the rest of the evening and weekend free to relax in the comfort of my own home. And I plan to do just that. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend! I also hope you enjoy this week’s FFF Features. 🙂

Featured Post: Celebrating My G-Pa’s 90th (and dressing up as Hank’s Hoes)

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Feature You Don’t Want to Miss Out On: Physique 57 Giveaway (ends tomorrow!)


Featured Cuteness: Napping Children

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Featured Workout: Lower Body Beach Blast


Featured Meal: Lunch at my All-Time Favorite Restaurant


Featured Reading: My Three Fellow HLS Panelists – If you aren’t already reading each of their blogs, then you need to fix that. They all are so inspiring!

Lisa @ I’m An Okie


Janetha @ Meals and Moves


Beth @ Beth’s Journey


  • Do you like getting things done right away after getting home from vacation? Or do you take a bit of time to ease back in to the “to-dos”?

Posted by on June 18th, 2011 23 Comments

10 Things To Miss About Vacation

Le sigh. We’re now on our way home from the beach. Why does the saying have to go “time flies when you’re having fun”? It’s so not fair!!! I know once I get home and get back into the normal swing of things I won’t miss it so much, but I need a day or so to reminisce my lovely beach moments – the ten things I will miss most in particular:

1) Drifting off on the beach to the sounds of the waves crashing on shore.


2) Built-in babysitters.


3) Spending precious moments with my G-Pa.


4) Having the three siblings together again.  


5) Runs on the beach.


6) Watching the excitement and joy in my daughter’s eyes.


7) Having more time than a standard week to spend with this handsome man.


8) Dinners out to some of my favorite places to dine, all thanks to G-Pa.

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Which also includes relaxing with some really good margaritas and craft beer a few nights. .

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9) Being close enough to visit some special blog friends.


10) The super comfortable reclining seats I got to blog from every day.


Back to the kitchen table / counter blogging for me. On the bright side – that also means more blogging time to catch up with you all!

  • What do you miss most when leaving a vacation?

Posted by on June 18th, 2011 30 Comments


Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

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Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

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Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

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Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

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