TBB ASKS ~ VACATION EDITION

Welcome fine friends to the July edition of TBB ASKS. This month’s theme is all things vacation and don’t we all LOVE precious getaway’s and vacation time? In fact, I am enjoying a little down time as we speak. So, let’s get right to it and have fun floating around to all those who link-up with us and find out what they love about vacations.


1. Will you go on a summer vacation this year? ON it now!

2. Do nothing but relax or a pack it all in vacation? While we packed in all in going to places like DC, Italy, NYC and Vegas, I prefer a relaxing vacations like ours to Naples, the Cayman Islands, our annual family trip to Lake Michigan HEREHERE and HERE and Florida/Caribbean birthday trips with Mom.

Ultimate Relaxation right here!

3. What month do you like to vacation? July if our Lake Michigan vacation. April is another favorite month.

4. Cruise: YES or NO? Nope..never been on one.

5. Favorite vacation tradition? Too many to mention but always involve WATER and boats, kayaks or paddle boards



6. Most memorable vacation? Cayman Islands hands down.

7. Pack light or Pack it all? Ha..I always overpack.

8. Hotel, Condo or House? We love our Lake Michigan condo and 9 x's out of 10 a beautiful condo is what we stay in wherever we go.  


This condo below was AMAZING..4 bedrooms, a media room & 2,500 square feet on the beach with only 10 units so we had the pool and beach to ourselves most days.

9. Favorite thing(s) to eat on vacation? One thing we always try to do is make sure we try a new restaurrent and not eat at chains. Musts on our annual family vacay include the first night a spot called Dinghy's & always a night of sushi at the Fusion.



And of course fruity concoctions are in order.

10. Warm or Cold Destinations. Warm BUT I do like cold vacays also to places like Colorado and would love to go to Iceland and Alaska.

My most favorite vacay outfit ever..Bahamas 2005

ENJOY YOUR VACATIONS, STAY-CATIONS and LONG WEEKENDS TO THE FULLEST PRECIOUS FRIENDS! 
Now LINK-UP your FUN!



48 comments:

  1. I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing vacation, Andrea! I'm with you on the warm destinations. However, it's been close to 100 in DC the past few days, so a trip to Iceland sounds wonderful right now haha! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Hope you have a great vacation. We always prefer a warm location with a body of water too!!

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  3. I hope you are having a great time on your vacation! Live it up a little extra for me! I just love that you guys have a spot that you love enough to visit every year but still get the chance to see other places as well.

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  4. Have the best time on your summer vacation girl! I'm with you and always overpack - can't help it! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  5. Hope the nine family is having the best time on vacation! Loving all your tropical vacation pics. A condo sounds like the way to go for beach vacations.
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  6. I have heard amazing things about the Cayman Islands--definitely on our list to visit! So many great trips--hope you're enjoying yours now!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  7. I hope you're having a great time on vacation! I'm an over-packer, too, because you never know how you're going to feel on a certain day and how that translates to what you wear haha! And you are rocking that last outfit! Hot mama!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Girl. FRIEND! Our next get together must be on a CRUISE!! SOOO much dang fun!! I also think I'm just going to pack myself up and meet y'all on your next outing because y'all go to some GREAT places! A 2,500 square foot condo? On the beach? Heck, yeah! That means there's plenty of room for me! Happy Monday, Blondie!!

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  9. Have a great time on your trip!!

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  10. I hope you're having an amazing vacation! I've ever been on a cruise either, & while I prefer warm vacations, I think an Alaskan cruise would be awesome!

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  11. Hope you guys are having an amazing time on vacay! I'm all about relaxing trips too, and I think it's time you try a cruise - the BEST! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. Hope your haveing a great time on your vacay! I dont see how you cant with that good looking husband and handsome boys! Your blessed. I think you need to take that cruise one day! Love the fedora. I purchased a new just one last week at Kohls. Love wearing them on the beach.
    Lisa

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  13. I hope you are having the very best time sweet friend!!! Can't wait to see all the pics!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  14. I'll come with you to Iceland and Alaska!

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  15. You're not missing much not going on a cruise! We went on one several years ago and I was not a huge fan. I felt so claustrophobic on that boat! Enjoy your vacay!!

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  16. Hope you are having the very best time on vacation!!! You deserve it. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  17. Vacation just makes life so much better!! We always try to eat at the locally owned places too.
    And over packing?? Isn't that the norm??
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  18. I feel like you would enjoy a cruise if you went on one! I recommend an Alaska cruise!

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  19. I agree about trying new restaurants and not chains while on vacay. Vacations are so much fun!!

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  20. I love the "not eating at chains" on vacay - its all about trying the local grub. & you find the BEST places doing that.
    Enjoy that vacation!!!

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  21. So mostly sun and sea for m'lady's holidays, with a bit of ice thrown on to the,wishlist. Have fun, x.

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  22. yep to overpacking...if I have a whole suitcase, might as well fill it right?! And you never know what you're going to be in the mood to wear. I agree to not eating at chains either!

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  23. This was a fun one and I even posted it on the right day this time! :) I hope you're enjoying your down time with the family. Vacations are the best! I've never been a cruise either! Lake Michigan sounds amazing and so do the Cayman Islands! I will enjoy reading about all of your travels. Fruity concoctions in hand I hope!

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  24. I couldn't love this more! We are so similar with our travel styles in wanting to have adventures but also relaxing and being by the water. I hope you are having the best time and can't wait to hear about it when you return! I'm so glad to hear you loved the Caymen Islands because that's a spot we are considering taking the boys. Have a great rest of the week! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  25. YES to all of that! We love Grand Cayman and stayed in a condo too and it is always the way to go, especially with kids! We are staying in one now and it just makes life so much easier. I hope you're having a great Monday and vacay pretty lady! XO

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  26. ENJOY your vacation!!! I'm jealous and wishing we were on vacation now too. That condo you guys stay in is so pretty!

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  27. You are just the cutest vacationer ever. Enjoy every minute this week!!! XOXO

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  28. What wonderful vacation memories you and "your boys" have made. I know nothing about Lake Michigan but it sure is beautiful. Enjoy your week of vacation with those you love.

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  29. Hope you're having a wonderful vacation, gorgeous! We've never been on a cruise yet either but I'd love to plan one.

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  30. I hope you’re having a great vaca!! We go to our annual Michigan vaca later this month and I’m so excited! I’ve actually never been on a cruise either and the hubby has no desire with our kids being small but maybe one day!

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  31. Have a fabulous vacation!! Love all you vacation pics!! Sweet family!! I like eating local when I vacation too!!

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  32. I am so jealous that you are on vacation right now!!! Love all the vacation pictures!

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  33. Enjoy your vacation my gorgeous friend! You know you're having a blast when you don't know what day of the week it is. That 2,500 sq ft condo looks gorgeous! I love all your cute vacay outfits! Hope you're enjoying some fun with family and maybe some cocktails to kick back and relax! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  34. Yay for Michigan! :) I hope you're having a fabulous vacation right now!

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  35. My favorite part about our family vacations to Lake Tahoe is going to the little Ma and Pa restaurants to eat! It's such a fun vacation feel, and nice to get away from the large chains at home. Enjoy your vacation girl, and Happy Happy 4th to you all!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  36. ENJOY your sweet vacation!!! I have my last vacation of the summer next week, going to Haven and meeting my blogging bestie for the first time (Lauren)!! Yay! I love that last photo of you, what a darling outfit and yellow suits you well. I went to the Cayman Islands on a cruise many years ago (pre kids) and I would LOVE to vacation there for a week instead of just touring it for a day!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  37. I hope you're having the most wonderful vacation! I'm picturing you on the beach with a fun drink!

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  38. Love vacations, there is something special about spending time with the love ones in a totally different environment. Enjoy!

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  39. The Cayman Islands is on my must do soon list!

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  40. All of your vacations sound super amazing! I bet it's wonderful going away with all the family and staying in such lovely condos. We always holiday in the cold so I would love to get away one summer – but hubby always says he's just too busy! I guess I'll have to wait for him to retire!!!!
    Happy Holidays lovely
    Suzy xxx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  41. Hot mama in that last look! So fun that you all have such great family vacation memories. Russ grew up going to the same beach spot with his family, and he LOVES it. I bet your boys are going to grow up and feel the same way. Such precious family time.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  42. Love that throwback pic! You are and always have been so gorgeous! I love traveling and trying out local food and restaurants. Relaxing with a fruity concoction is how I will be spending the next 4 days, cannot wait! Happy 4th!

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  43. It's so hard NOT to overpack. I do it all the time! We are vacationing down in Florida in July for a few weeks and we are so excited!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  44. You rock that vacation wear!! You always look gorgeous. Have a great 4th!!

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  45. I'm loving your vacation look! We like to stay in condos too. It makes things so much easier to have a home away from home while on vacation!

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  46. You are all adorable, just love the family photos Andrea. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  47. Gorge family pics x

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  48. We're doing a Cali staycation this year. Been doing a few foodie fairs and going to places we haven't been. Even going to try geode hunting and gem hunting this year. BTW - you have a beautiful family.

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