Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Post Vacation Blues

  I just got back from one of the most beautiful little places, my dream vacation spot, the same place we went last year, the same place we will go every year, if I have any say in it.  (And I do!)
Cool houses, sun, the beach, good pizza and a nice pool.  That's all I ever need.  Oh, and a bike.  Heaven.

Seaside Florida


Our cottage was called Summertime.  It was actually the second place we stayed.  The first place I had booked (all my fault...really it is...I hate making mistakes!) was awful.  Well, if you were one of the several teenagers who saw it, then you thought it was AWESOME. It was, by teenager standards. (And I didn't take photos...I don't want to remember it!) 

A couple cute bedrooms:


Around town:



More pictures of this cool chic magnet surfer dude, and other family members...soon.
I must pace myself.
And catch up with laundry.

40 comments :

  1. I love that little town!! I've never stayed there but drove through for an afternoon drive last year while in Florida. I can't wait for more pictures now :)

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  2. What a fantastic looking place to vacation! Looks like all had a great time. :)

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  3. What a fantastic place to go for you vacation. Looks gorgeous!

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  4. sarah it looks so cool!!!! I'm glad you had fun. katie

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  5. Good for you not staying in the first rental where you would have been miserable and totally on edge. The Summertime cottage looks magical...exactly what I would imagine a vacation in Florida should look like.

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  6. What a wonderful vacation-- it makes me want to start throwing flip-flops and swimsuits into bags and convincing my husband we need to book plane tickets!

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  7. Looks like such a great trip (and I'm glad you were able to get out of your rental). We leave for Destin in just month and I can't wait.

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  8. Oh ! I am so jealous ! We live close to SeaSide ( about 4 hours away). I have never stayed there, just toured and drooled ! Do you have a way of getting good deals on the cottages ? It is a photographers dream too ! Great pictures.

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  9. Sarah, I like to refer to post vacation as "re-entry". When we returned last week it was almost painful (we had visited my parents who are both recuperating from cancer & missing them was HARD). The first day back I found out we had 2 soccer games & a practice that night!! I just kept repeating my little mantras (it will be ok, it will be ok, it will be ok!)Now a week later I feel like a new woman. You will too. Thanks for the pics~I have heard amazing things about Seaside & hope to check it out in the future. We were in S. Florida & the Keys. Very beautiful, too.

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  10. We love Seaside - it just sucks.you.in. Lately we've been going to Anna Maria Island on the gulf - but it doesn't have all the pretty eyecandy for houses. Beautiful shots. Now go clean something ;)

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  11. Umm, Patrick, I am trying not to get jealous, but with your good looks and that slamming suit, the girls must have been all over you!
    Hmmph,
    Maggie

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  12. I want that to be my permanant home!
    It's gorgeous.

    Coming home from vacation is always the worst. The laundry... Ugh!

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  13. Oh man! HOW cute....the little cottage and your little man ;) Glad you had a great time! Glad you are back :)

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  14. Looks like a great place. Love that they had bikes

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  15. Glad you had a fabulous time!! Our family stays at Seagrove beach {right next door to seaside} and LOVES it....can't wait to go again!

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  16. It looks so charming! So glad you and your family got away..coming home is hard! Back to the grind...love the photos!

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  17. Oh we go to Seaside every summer!!! It truly is heaven on earth! Our trip is in July this year and we are already counting down the days!!! Glad you had a fun trip!

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  18. looks like a wonderful vacation spot! i hope your entrance back to reality isn't to shocking!

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  19. we went to seaGROVE bch last year and we were realllllly disappointed w/our bch house. but i LOVED LOVED LOVED seagrove. wonder if it's by seaside?

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  20. I hear ya, we got back to Ohio (from Seaside/Ft Walton area) on Sunday. I miss it!

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  21. oh...re-entry into life is so hard...i always find going through pictures and blogging after a vacation is fun...can't wait to see more! the house looks amazing!!!

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  22. I HATE the way I feel when I re-emerge (how the heck do you spell that) back to life after vacation, especially when we had a great family time! This looks so amazing. Hang in there, in a week you will feel like you never even got away. ;)

    Sadie at heyMamas.com

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  23. Alright those pictures did it. This is our next family vacation destination. We're still dealing with below freezing temps here. So it was nice to see all the colours and sun. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. We are heading to Seaside Oregon for our first family vacation on Friday! So excited!!!! I hope our beach house is warm and inviting too. Your post made me breathe, thanks :)

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  25. Awesome! I would move by a beach in a heartbeat if my hubby would agree to it. Imagine your free time spent around a quaint little beach town or at the beach while your husband is at work. Heaven (times infinity). Would you be willing to tell me where you found that place? I'd love to take my family there. Thanks!

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  26. That looks wonderful! I love the little ladder leading up to the reading area. How fun!

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  27. You have such a gorgeous blog and a gorgeous family! Yay for moms of many!

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  28. I've never commented but have to, as Seaside is one of my most favorite places! It is just beautiful. I have not been there since '01, glad to see it still looks the same:-) I could lose hours in that bookstore! (oh and I love your blog too)

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  29. You most certainly had me at Summertime. Dreamay!

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  30. Oh my does a place like that actually exist! Wow!

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  31. Tell me how to sign up for that hot spot!! It looks right out of a movie or magazine and I want to be spoiled too! :o) Seriously. If you wouldn't mind sharing I would love to know!! :-p

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  32. Oh, I want to stay in Seaside soooooo bad, but dh is far too frugal :) We will instead be in Gulf Shores, but he has promised me a daytrip to Seaside. I'll be happy for one day!

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  33. I'm going in June - can't wait for the overpriced lemonade, bike rides on the trails at Watercolor, lunch at The Red Bar, naps after the beach...

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  34. we just got back and i feel the same way...just one more week, but i want the girls with me for this week.

    and that place looks so cute...i want to know more!

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  35. Hope you got to have a taco at the Taco Stand! There's not much better than the beaches on 30A!

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  36. Loving your blog! thanks for the comments over at mine! what a treasure, finding like minded mothers, even if many of them are on-line! this post makes me so excited for our summer vacation...the first time my canadian kiddos will have a chance to see the ocean, in virginia beach! hoping our house rental turns out to be a good one... :}

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