POOL DREAMS

Happy Monday Lovelies!

Instead of swimming and sipping this past weekend, it was the simple; Subway, Sam's Club and Stugglin' watching movies. Kids, it was SIZZLING in the ole' Midwest this past weekend!

My number one favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is float around on a raft in a pool with the frozen concoction. With a heat index of 107 degrees this past weekend, I needed both the pool and the concoctions!!


When I was in eighth grade, my dad put an in-ground pool in our backyard! Best investment ever! I have the most wonderful memories by the pool; laying out the sun with my friends and mom, teaching my mom how to swim, my dad straddling a blow-up alligator, a nighttime party gone a little too far with shaving cream in the pool, strawberry daiquiris, where we girls took all our "before going out pictures", and numerous, numerous get togethers poolside including graduation open houses, birthdays and every other excuse for a party.....


Our pool circa 1989. Me in the middle. How awesome are those neon bikinis???

1987 Dad "I did it!"

Posing Poolside 1990

So when my husband and I lost out on a bid war for our dream house, he gave me the thumbs up to just go ahead and put a pool in our backyard! Imagine my excitement!? Until…… The pool installer dashed my dreams! You see, when you decide to put a pool in, the first thing the installer does is go to the health department to see if it would interfere with the septic. Well, wouldn't you know it, our "stinking" septic (Ha Ha) has these long fingers across the backyard where we wanted to put our pool. 
Sad girl here!

My family are fishies too!
My sweet husband has promised me that some day my dreams will come true! Whether it be a pool, a house on a lake or both, one day, this girl's dream of a life, once again by water, will become of reality. 

That's the neat thing about dreams, sometimes they get dashed, but the hope that they may be become a reality is a really beautiful thing.

Yeah, while we're dreaming...can it have a swim up bar too??

What's your favorite activity to do in the whole wide world? I would love to hear about it!
xoxo
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39 comments:

  1. I do hope you pool dreams become a reality!! And those 80s pics made my whole day! I love it!! Susan

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    1. Good Morning Susan! Thank you!! I noticed a lovely pool in some of your pics!!! :-) Gotta love that 80's hair. lol I hope you have a wonderful day sweet lady!!!

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  2. Isn't it funny how neon bikinis are back in - that's fashion for you! I'd go for a frozen drink and pool right about now - it's going to be 90 here today yikes!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Stay cool pretty lady!!! :-) Hope your week is off to a great start !

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  3. Those neon bikinis are so coming back and I love it! I wish we would have had a pool in HS, but my parents having one now is just as good! I wouldn't say no to a swim up bar though!! Have a great week!

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    1. Ha ha!!! Enjoy my dear! I hope you have an Amazing Monday!!!

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  4. those dream pool pics look glorious!!!
    Love your flashback pics!!

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    1. Thank you sweets! Hope you enjoy a terrific Monday!!

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  5. I LOVE those pictures of you! It is always so fun looking through peoples photos of them growing up, especially when you see trends that are now back again haha! My parents have an inground pool so growing up I always got away with having people over all winter because they knew once it got warm I'd invite them over for the day.

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    1. Too cute!! Thank you. Can you believe those neon bikinis are on trend again?? Happy Monday beautiful!!!

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  6. Those neon bikinis look like some I've seen in stores recently! Don't you just love how styles come back?! Love them! And those pools --- so stunning! I would love to have a swim up bar too, how fun would that be?! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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    1. I do love trends revisited! Must be why I hold on to too many clothing items, thinking they'll come in style again. Lol. I do admit, I no longer have that neon bikini. Ha! Happy Monday to you too beautiful!!!

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  7. Right before we got married, we bought a 3 bed, 2 bath house. Perfect for us right now but I keep reminding David that this isn't our forever home. And that he needs to become a principal so that my {I mean our ;) } forever home can have a pool in the backyard. You're probably a little bit closer to getting yours! I love your throwback pictures!

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    1. Ha ha!!! Yep, you're dreaming too girl!!! Our dreams shall be a reality.....one day!!! So fun going through my pics! Thanks and have a great Monday!!

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  8. I am in love with all these pictures! and those neon bikinis are so adorable! I love! Swim up bar sounds like a dream!!!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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    1. A swim up bar sounds great right about now on this Monday morning! Ha! Thank you, I hope your Monday is amazing!!!

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  9. Haha those neon bikinis are so back in right now!!! Funny how everything comes back, isn't it?? A pool in the backyard would be the most awesome thing! I looked at at few houses online last week that are for sale with a pool. A girl can dream. I totally feel your pain on the heat and longing for poolside days! Chris's family has a condo at Gulf Shores, but one day it would be nice to have our own...or a vacation home of our own somewhere!

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    1. Ahhhh a vacation home would be heaven!!! We can keep on dreaming, gotta have Hope!!! You never know! I love looking at houses. Yeah, old trends new are awesome....to bad I can't still fit in that 80's bikini. Lol. Hope your Monday is fabulous!!! :-)

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  10. Those throwback photos are awesome! If I ever have my own in ground pool a swim up bar would be the perfect addition!

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    1. Yes it would! Can you imagine?!! hope you have an amazing Monday!!!

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  11. I loved all those old pictures, you were always such a babe!!! That swimsuit could easily be in style now, with all neon things coming back into fashion! Your hubby is such a sweetheart, I am absolutely positive you will get your pool one day! I loved this post my gorgeous friend and I hope your Monday is starting out swimmingly har har! XO -Kim

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    1. Ha ha!!! Love it!!! Isn't it crazy about the neon? Thank you so much you precious woman!!! Have a glorious and beautiful Monday!!! :-)

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  12. Hope you get your pool soon! I think it would be so fun to have one in your backyard!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Oh thank you!!! It'd be awesome. Pool party at my house. Ha!! Hope you have a great Monday!!

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  13. What pool? I loved seeing all the early 90's pics and the BIG hair! I'm an '80s girl, so I get the BIG hair!! The bigger the hair, the closer to God is what I always say!

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    1. Love that saying!!! Happy Monday! I graduated in 89'. I swear my parents had stock in Aqua Net based on my usage. Lol.

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  14. I seriously have some serious dreams of a backyard pool! We talked about it again this past weekend. I also seriously think I had that exact neon swimsuit in a different color!

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    1. Love it!!! Maybe both our dreams will come true!! Whoo hoo!! ;-)

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  15. Love all of your photos, especially the throwback ones!! You were, and still are so beautiful. :-) Oh and looking FABULOUS in that first photo! When you get your pool, I'll make the trip for the pool party!! It's also really hot here today and a refreshing beverage sounds lovely!! :-) Hope that you had a great day today too!! :-)

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    1. You're on my invite list Caroline! You and hubs can make the two hour trip east and join us!! We'll have a grand time! You are so so sweet, I appreciate your comments so much!! Stay cool and enjoy your day!!

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  16. I love the look and feel of infinity pools like the last one on the left!

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    1. Me too! So sleek and inviting! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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  17. Those pools are amazing!
    Xo
    Jeanie
    www.thefashionlotus.com

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Hope you've had an awesome Monday!!

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  18. I love the picture from 1990! I was born in 1988, but I still remember the early to mid- 2000s years, when people were not so dependent on cell phones and there was no social media. I wish it was still like that.

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    1. So do I Robin!! If I was going to be late, I actually had to go to a pay phone to call my mom. And my friends and I still called each other up in the phone and still sent notes!!! Hope your Monday had been great you wise woman!

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  19. Oh, I wish I had a pool. I have such great memories of swimming at my aunt & uncle's house in the summer. It's not very practical here in Washington though! LOVE the throwback pictures of you around the pool - beautiful :)!

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    1. Aww, thank you Lana!! I'll keep on dreaming. Lol. Hope you have a wonderful day!!! :-)

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  20. You’ve got a great tan going on! I’m super jealous. That swim up bar in the last couple of photos is a definite must – what’s the point of being in the water if you don’t get the chance to enjoy a cocktail or two? I hope things do work out for you in the future, and you get the pool you always wanted!

    Bernice Cunningham @ Guardian Industries

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