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Beach or Bust

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 “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmer of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time.”

I haven’t been to the beach since our honeymoon. In 3 years. That’s practically blasphemous, y’all. The beach is my safe haven. I can never get enough of the sweet, salty air, sand between my toes and sultry sun beating on my sweat-stained skin. Give me a book and am margarita and I could sit outside all day. And that I will, starting Monday.

We leave tomorrow for the 12-hour drive to Gulf Shores, AL (my home state!). The purpose of the trip is ultimately for a best friend’s beach wedding, but we decided to turn it into a week-long vacation with a cozy condo overlooking the gulf.

Usually I plan every second of our trip from the restaurants we eat at to the activities we have to pack in, but this trip I have nothing – I repeat, NOTHING – planned. Except of course sleeping in and laying on the beach. It makes me a little anxious, but I’m also so excited to just relax and be spontaneous with our week. Who knows where it will take us?!

Follow our travels on Instagram @milledavis and through our hashtag #AldermansInAlabama.

I hope you have a good week. See you when we get back (very tan and very relaxed).
xo xo


I need the smell of summer, I need its noises in my ear.

Who else is starting to feel those winter blues and blahs? The past week has just been darn right cold. And when we got all excited we would at least get some snow out of the cold (See: Grownup Snow Days) it brought half an inch. Ugh.

I’m ready for the sun.

I’m ready to sweat.

I’m ready to have my happy hour by the pool.

I’m ready to go on a summer vacation.

Can I get an amen?

Whatever the weather is where you are, let’s take a little mental vacation together to the good ol’ days of summer …

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Ahhh, don’t you feel at least a little bit better now? I know I’m ready for a Pina Colada.

xo xo