...because home doesn't happen overnight.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Congrats to Cathy who doesn’t have any vacation plans as of yet. Wherever she ends up going, she can pack her new bracelet to take with her!

Let’s start the week in style, shall we? {…as I sit on my couch still in my pajamas after a late night of meeting project deadlines, blog redesign editing, and nursing a certain wee one}

Jessica contacted me about a possible giveaway featuring her etsy shop, Jessica’s Serenity. After I saw the drool-worthy goods, I immediately said, “Of course!”

Jessica specializes in fun, surfer chic, beach and nature inspired bohemian jewelry. She uses a variety of beads in her creations so you’re sure to find a piece that suits your style. Each item is hand crafted for a one-of-a-kind look. Whether you lean towards bright colors or neutral naturals, there’s something for every wanna-be-surfer-girl. And if surfing’s not your thing {let’s be honest, not everyone woman is as multitalented as Cameron Diaz}, then any of these bracelets would pair well with a breezy sundress and sandals.

 

jessica's serenity

 

If you’re feeling frisky, you can layer several bracelets for an eclectic look.

Jessica was kind enough to send me a bracelet of my own.

I adore it! I must tell you it is of the highest quality. No loose beads or unraveling leather strands. It’s a sturdy lil’ bracelet! And the pop of coral reminds me of my new baby girl.

Seen enough? Ready to take a jab at winning some bohemian flair? Great! See the entry details below.

PRIZE: one triple wrap bracelet from Jessica’s Serenity. You can choose one listed on etsy or Jessica will custom make one just for you! Jessica is also offering all H*T readers a 10% discount off their orders until May 13th, 2012. Just use the HT2012 at checkout. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, you know!
RULES: You must be at least 18 years old to enter. One entry per email address. International entries are eligible!
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “SURF’S UP!”
DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, May 3rd at 9:00 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Friday, May 4th.
WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Since surfing conjures up visions of sandy shores, blue skies, and crystal clear water, let’s talk vacation! Share your vacation plans for this year. I’ll go first. Nada. I got nothing. With a move in the very, very near future {more on that later!}, HH and I haven’t even thought about going on vacation. Especially with a baby – who detests her car seat – in tow! Plus, once we break out of this apartment and start living it up in a house, it’s sure to feel somewhat like a vacation. In the past, we’ve even spent our vacation time on staycations to tackle home improvement projects and to check out local attractions that we can’t seem to make time for during our normal busy schedules. So there’s a good chance if we weren’t renovating or moving, we’d choose to stay home anyway. That being said…what I wouldn’t give for a chaise lounge, the hot sun beating down on my toned bikini-ready bod {…do you smell the sarcasm here? Remember, I just had a baby so this is purely me dreaming…}, and a sweaty piña colada in my hand which would prompt a long, outdoor afternoon snooze. Oh! And babysitters! Cheap ones. So, PLEASE, share your vacation plans with me and I’ll live vicariously through you.

Don’t forget to like Jessica’s Serenity on Facebook!

images:  1&3) Jessica’s Serenity  2) polyvore collage by Dana Miller using Jessica’s Serenity images 4&5) Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

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30.April.2012

“SURF’S UP!”

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SURF’S UP!

My boyfriend and I will be taking a week off from work mid-summer to visit close friends in NYC. There will be some Broadway shows, exploring of Brooklyn, and all-together eating, drinking and lounging, which is just how I like it. :)

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30.April.2012

“SURF’S UP!”

Hubby and I just returned from Dominican Republic last week. Amazing vacay with 4 other couples. Although we left the kiddies at home, we will all be driving from Nova Scotia to Sauble Beach, Ontario in August for some sun, sand and family time. Can’t wait!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We’re trying to find time to fit in our long overdue honeymoon (2 years after the fact). We just closed on our first home 2 weeks ago, so going home everyday to our little nest feels like a vacation everyday!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
All that’s planned so far is a canoe & camping trip. But we’re hoping to squeeze in a visit to SF this summer!

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30.April.2012

Surfs up!

At least for me…that is. Heading off on a long Caribbean cruise in 26 days. It’s been 3 years since our last real vacation, and we’re glad to be going with friends for more company. This would be the perfect little bracelet for island hopping ;-)

Also, I love that you used this as an opportunity to show that adorable shot of your baby, made m smile

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP

This summer we’re heading to the Rockies and doing some camping in British Columbia. I’m looking forward to away from my desk and out into the fresh air and mountains.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! We are actually going to France for 2 weeks this August. My husband is from there and we are finally all going as a family.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!
My husband and I have been dreaming of possible summer vacation ideas since I finally have my two weeks vacation time from work. The only problem is that I work at a children’s charity and summer is our BUSY time! So we have been dreaming of road trips that we could do in the fall. We live in Manitoba, Canada and some of our ideas have been to visit Niagara Falls, Vancouver, L.A, or Minneapolis or Chicago (all are doable road trips for us time-wise).

I can’t wait to pack up our car and hit the road with my husband (and maybe our puppy!).

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!! I’d love to be lounging on the beach getting tan and relaxed, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this year either. Maybe next year?

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! We’ve got a little one on the way this fall so we’re taking a few short vacations — few days at the beach here, some family in town there.. can’t wait!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! My family and I may go to our favorite campground on the coast of Maine for a weekend, but that’s the extent of our vaca plans this year.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!
Love the new do!!!!

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30.April.2012

surfs up! We too just welcomed a new baby on March 30th so we have no plans to vacation anytime soon. I would love to go somewhere tropical this winter though!

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30.April.2012

“SURF’S UP!” my daughter and Wife love the beach and the water. I know a certain wife that would love this prize as well…. fingers crossed.

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30.April.2012

“Surf’s Up!!”

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
Hopeful for a nice long vacation, but 3 days at my parent’s shore home might be all I get this year. . . trying to save money for new furniture!

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30.April.2012

“Surfs up!!” My vacations consist of internet surfing :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We’re heading to Florida and Phoenix in July (back to back vacations!) to visit family. July can’t come soon enough!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP ! staycations as well, since I have contractors working on barns in my property to change them into bed and breakfast + I’m being laid off in July, so … we’ll enjoy home, which is always open for family&friends … right Adam ? (my 7 yo godson who is willing to spend it’s first vacations alone at his godmother’s. fun ! I grew up in Provence (I know, it’s very cool …) and I’m a sand and warm breeze lady …

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Surfing means a surf board to the forehead in my book. :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Our vacation time will be spent attending family weddings this summer. We are hoping to make up for it with a beach vacation in 2013 – fingers crossed!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Those are really beautiful. Believe it or not last year was actually my first time to the beach. Myrtle Beach. No surfing going on but my kids got a lot of boogie board time. LOL

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Well we just expanded our family by 2 little boys…so vacation will definitely be kiddo friendly this year :)!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! While not set in stone, we are hoping to make it to Fort Bragg, CA this summer. We try to go every year but we bought a house this past September and since it has a built in pool for the kids and plenty of projects that need to be tackled, we didn’t find the time last year.

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30.April.2012

Surfs up! Planning to hit the trails in northern MI backpacking in June with my husband!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
Our vacations this year consist mostly of friends coming to stay at our home for a week at a time. Lots of talking, laughing, hanging out together and relaxing. Perfect!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!! I love those bracelets…and have been eyeing some similar…

I actually just got back from our big vacation of the year — Montego Bay, Jamaica! =) We had a blast and cannot wait to visit again. Later this year we will be going to Wyoming for a family reunion for my Dad’s side of the family and will also enjoy the short 9-miles of seacoast of New Hampshire with my boyfriend’s family at the end of the summer! Lots of travel for me! =)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We’re cottage mooching and camping this year. With two boys 3 and 1.5 we aren’t planning anything too extravagant either. :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!!

We are leaving with my husbands whole side of the family and our fam of 4 on a week long trip to Myrtle Beach this Friday! Hurry up week!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s UP!! I hope to spend everyweekend watersking triples with my sisters at the lake.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!!
No vacation plans this summer as we’ve got 3 family weddings happening, so will be hopping with socials, showers, and weddings.
Hopefully we’ll at least find some time to make it out camping a few times!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
We’re still house hunting (7 months + living with my in-laws!) so no vacation plans for us anytime soon. We’d be thrilled to take a staycation in our very own home!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!! I’m heading to Costa Rica at the end of May for a 1st Anniversary trip & babymoon (I’m due in Sept)! Will be the last vacation just the 2 of us!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

I’m in school at Ohio State until June, and then go back in August so there isn’t time for too many summer plans. Hopefully just spending time with family and friends, along with working to save up some money!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! We just had a baby 10 days ago (boy #2), so vacation plans are void for us this year too, but we are dreaming of a fall 2013 trip to Disney when Boy 1 will be 4 years old and the weather will be cooler…. so we save and dream for that while we toil away on landscaping at our house all summer this year (we redid the entire inside in 2011 before Baby 2 arrived).

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

We are going to Sanibel Island later this Summer!

On a seperate note, I love the way your hair looks in these pictures! Is there anything special you do to get it look that way? I have been dying to get my hair to look like that!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Every July our ENTIRE family reunites in Tahoe (my Hubby is Italian and his mom has 6 sisters…big family!) so, we’ve got that planned as usual.

Every August we camp with our friends at Lake Davis – always a blast!

And lastly, our “non-routine” vacation, we’re taking our kiddo to the new Aulani resort in Hawaii in August.

We’re VERY much looking forward to summer :-)

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

No vacation for me! Just going to live in Australia for 6 months doing mission work ;) If you want to check out my journey you can find it here: http://vanessawittmer.blogspot.com/

Here’s to hoping that HH will surprise you with a Carribean getaway sometime this year! ;) hope he reads this.. That would be perfect for someone who just had a beautiful baby!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!! :)

No plans for me… {sigh}

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Unfortunately, I’m doing my undergrad and will be going to school full time and working part time to pay my student loans this summer. Horray! (sarcasm)….*sigh

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!
:)
No plans yet! Need one bad!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!!!!

Roadtrippin up the east coast! Cant wait

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30.April.2012

surf’s up! finally heading to the beach! it’s been a long 4 years…

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a week already this year (perfect weather and just lovely). We plan on a trip to visit DH’s family in Oregon sometime this year too. Oh! And how could I forget? We’re stealing away to spend two nights in Kentucky sans kiddo in celebration of our 5 year anniversary. That’s in May!

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30.April.2012

Surfs Up!! I am heading to Destin,FL a couple of times this Summer! I am ready for the beach for sure!!

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30.April.2012

Surfs Up.

No vacations planned yet. But hopefully we will squeeze one in this year

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30.April.2012

surf’s up!

This fall I am going to Mexico City to visit a friend who moved down there. Hopefully we will spend a week touring the city sights and then a week in Acapulco!!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP. Hope to be heading south to visit the in-laws.

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! We’ll be heading up to Chicago for a week of fun this summer. Close enough to home to not make the girls go crazy in the car, but far enough away from home for it to feel like a mini vacay!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP…We just got back from our vacation to Disney World, so we are vacationed out at the moment :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! I don’t have many summer plans. Typical summer things that I enjoy are outdoor concerts on warm summer nights and street art shows on the weekends and times with friends and family.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Staycations are where it’s at so no living vicariously through me. {But I love reading all the other comments!}

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Hitting Vegas and Seattle this summer as a surprise for my hubby’s 30th so shhhh don’t tell him!

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30.April.2012

“SURF’S UP!”

I’m taking two trips to Alaska this year. Weird coincedence. One with boyfriend and another with my sister. No mai-tai on the beach, but hopefully some beautiful glacier viewing and wildlife spotting!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! No real vacation plans here. We too are getting ready to move as well and after being separated for over a year, being together will be treat enough. We’ve got some other plans with a couple weddings to attend and extending a conference trip by a few days for some alone time without the kiddos.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!

We aren’t headed anywhere because our own little girl is due in August!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP- We’re visiting the inlaws this summer- Wish there was a beach holiday in the future.

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30.April.2012

surf’s up!
i’m heading to texas with my girlfriends for an adventure :)

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! We are heading to North Carolina Smokey Mountains, in a month, not the beach, which I live for, but it will be beautiful. Next weekend we will go to Galveston for a couple of days, not the most beautiful, but very meaningful for us.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Heading to Nashville, TN with my sister and mom in June to Amy Grant’s farm. We live in Virginia Beach so surf’s always up for us…. Planning on weekend VA staycations with my husband and two boys this summer after school let’s out.

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30.April.2012

surf’s up!

I have NO vacation plans either… I’m a student and summer semester is calling my name! Maybe if I’m lucky I ‘ll be able to hit the lake nearby for a beach day or two, but I’ll more likely be spending my time in the library :(

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
My husband went on a road trip to Charleston, SC for spring break this year. That’s probably our “vacation” for the year. It was great! We love the history and the charm. However, we’ll probably go camping this year. Camping every summer is our favorite budget-friendly vacation. We love that it gives us a chance to ENJOY our state and its Great Lakes, along with everything good that summer brings. Camping, to us, is the best way to enjoy summer!

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30.April.2012

I love the redesign by the way!

SURF’S UP! No real vacation plans this summer for me either. Oh how I long to go back to Mexico for a little vacation. We went there for our honeymoon 5 years ago, but just can’t seem to make it back for another vacation. Life getting in the way:) Moving, baby, etc. You know how it goes…

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! I just got back from a caribbean cruise with my entire family. It was perfect. And even more perfect was that it was a Christmas present from my parents so it didn’t break the bank. :)

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30.April.2012

surf’s up! we’re going on a cruise to rome, greece and turkey, but only because my in-laws offered to pay! :)

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! We have a few weddings and a niece/nephew on the way to visit!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! We don’t have much going on, but my boyfriend and I are going camping next weekend to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. I guess it’s kinda like a vacation ;)

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! Heading to hawaii w/ our new little baby and 4 year old in a month!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!

No vacationing for me, sadly :(

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! South Dakota for the 4th of July……one of the best ways to spend the 4th is in a small town in the midwest.

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! This my 10th wedding anniversary. The HH and I were going to go on a cruise, but alas the car died. So now, we might (might) paint the kitchen or the bedroom. But at least my two little guys (4 and 2) will be headed to my dad’s house for a few days while we do the painting. That means at least one adult dinner complete with alcoholic beverages. But if we are talking dream vacations here, then perhaps a cruise to Hawaii. Big cabin, all the excursions and shopping a girl could think of. Also, a purchase from the on-ship art auction. 10 years ago the cruise we went on for our honeymoon had all sorts of neat Disney and Dali pencil drawings. Awesome!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Hi Dana! We already took and awesome trip to Disney World courtesy of Make a Wish. Other than that we plan on a couple of camping weekends and visiting Peoria Labor Day for a wedding. We just moved to the lake, so that will kind of be like being on vacation all summer???? Eh, not on the farm, but at least we get to ski!!!!! We are planning a 10 year anniversary trip next summer though, without kiddos. Good luck with the carseat issues, that can be very stressfull and discourage outings! Don’t forget to ask your dad and step mom if they mind giving you a few hours off. I always find I come back refreshed and have more patience after a little me time.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!!!!!

Off to a lake house with my husband, parents, brother and his family for 4 days of relaxation! This is our first ever family vacation with spouses!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!

We just had a baby in January, and we are going to attempt a road trip from Texas to Michigan to see my parents this July. Are we crazy? Well, if it turns out to be a disaster, the rest of the family will leave by road and I will stay an extra week with the baby and fly back later.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! My honey and I are heading to Punta Cana in July for our first tropical vacation together! I’m working hard to be bikini ready and daydreaming about sweaty tropical drinks next to the pool with a book in hand!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! I’ve got a weekend at the lake to look forward to…although I’ll be bringing my work with me.

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30.April.2012

“Surf’s up!”

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! I think we’ll take a weekend getaway to a B&B this summer to celebrate 5 years of marital bliss. :)

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! We have a weekend of kayaking and canoeing coming up. Hopefully the weather cooperates!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! This couldn’t be more timely…my husband and I just booked a (long overdue) vacation to Maui last night! It’s more than 6 months away but I couldn’t be more excited since it will be my first time in HI.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

A friend from high school (best man at our wedding) just let us know he is going to get married in October in Fort Lauderdale, FL. SooooOoooo excited. Oh, and happy for him too. /grin

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

We’re going to China in a few weeks, first family trip ever! Excited, and anxious all at once!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

I think we will be hitting the beach this year!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! While we have no vacation plans yet, I am dying to go to Amsterdam!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!
Our vacation plans are limited by the fact that my hubby is a farmer, summer= busy season. We will probably sneak away for a weekend at a cottage with my family though. It’s been a family tradition for a long time and I’m excited that our daughter will be old enough to enjoy the beach a little bit.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!

I haven’t taken a vacation in so long, so I’m really glad to be able to take a couple this year! I’m going to New Orleans for Jazz Fest in a few days, then flying into Boston in September to drive up the coast for a week. I can’t wait!

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30.April.2012

SURF’s Up! Can’t wait to get out on the lake this summer! Especially if I can sport one of these bracelets!

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30.April.2012

Surfs Up!

We’re headed back to Bulgaria to visit hubby’s family. It went really well when our girl was 9 months I’d, but I’m a little nervous about traveling with an almost two year old. But, it’s important to us that she know her family, so off we go!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! As for vacay plans here: nada. Same as you. Although I’m dreaming of a vacay (since it’s been over 4 years since any vacation that was longer than one night away from home), it’s still just dreaming, no planning.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!!

We’re actually heading to San Francisco over Memorial Day weekend, can’t wait!!! We’ve been LONG overdue for a vacation, we’ve always saved up our vacation hours for….well, I don’t really know what, but we always thought we’d go away for a WHILE. Until the economy decided we weren’t going anywhere and we both lost our jobs. And building up vacation time at a new job is a bit time consuming ;) So I’m happy it’s finally working out, even if it is for just 3 days.

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!!! I don’t have any crazy vacation plans but I do plan on spending a lot of time at my parents house helping them with some renovations and going out on the boat :)

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30.April.2012

surfs up! we are taking our kids on a road trip to maine!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

For our vacation (or holiday as we say in the UK!) we are off camping with family in the beautiful lake district :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We spent the week before Easter visiting family in SC and VA, and that pretty much takes care of our vacation time until Christmas. :(

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!!
Me and my husband plan on going up to northern Minnesota to our cabin. Some fishing and hiking are on the agenda along with time spent relaxing on the dock :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Don’t have any vacation plans yet, but I’m tempted for some staycation time….sleeping in, lounging around, visiting friends…sound so nice!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Road trip with the kiddos and still dreaming of somewhere for our 10th wedding anniversary later this year.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! We don’t have any vacations planned in the near future. We are hoping to close on our very first house soon, so no extra money this year. But heck who cares. I’m so excited!!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

I hope to spend a week in the Santa Ynez Valley (just over the hill from Santa Barbara) to see my brother graduate from college and my nephew graduate from 8th grade. The rest of summer will be spent making our new house on forty acres our home – we move next week (if all goes well).

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30.April.2012

surf’s up!! hoping and praying to get a long weekend at the beach or lake……but if not, a plastic pool in the backyard and daddy on the grill will be just fine:)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

We are headed to Colorado with family in August. I can’t wait.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

I am headed to the mountains of Georgia for a cousins wedding. Can’t wait!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!!
No vacay plans for us this summer, unless you count a long weekend in Chicago (Lake Michigan has beaches, right??) We’re in kitchen savings mode and right now that trumps any travel plans we may dream about. LOVE this jewelry…thanks for introducing it to us!!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! WE have a little one on the way in the fall, so this year is just a longer-than-normal stay at the family house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Hopefully it’ll be 5 days of much needed relaxation!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
The hubby and I will be taking a vacation to the gulf coast of Florida this summer. So excited for lounging by the the beautiful beaches, mounds of sugary sand, and an abundance of crystal clear water!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! No vacation plans but we may move back to a city we love in the fall!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

We are planning a big family vacation to Minnesota in late July. I hate going so late because the fishing stinks and it’s too close to when school starts but we’re starting to think about a family vacation just the four of us somewhere closer. No Maui or Cancun for us i’m afraid!!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! I can see wearing this on our next trip to the beach!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
Carlsbad CA is calling our name as soon and I get my 3 kiddos out of school…one more month…one more month!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! I’m hoping we can go on a vacation, even if it’s a little one…

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!!
I’m taking my kids to visit their grandparents in my home state of Wyoming and the beautiful Yellowstone National Park. Then off to Idaho for fishing and camping with my husbands parents. Very exciting even it is sans surfing. :)

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Surf’s Up!!!
We will be heading to the Chesapeake Bay this June along with a family reunion in NJ. fun fun fun

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Not sure about a vacation this year…but hopefully to a beach somewhere!

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30.April.2012

“SURF’S UP!” This summer we are staycationing, by the pool.

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30.April.2012

surfs up! lots of camping!!!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

And those lovelies scream SPRING! I’m in. Also…love the re-design. Very light and airy!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We just moved this year, so we’ll be doing lots staying home. We do a lot of hiking in the summer, but that’s about it.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! Particularly at our favourite summer holiday destination…Hvar, Croatia. If you can, you gotta go.

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! Won’t be going on vacation anywhere but hope to make many day trips to the beach this year!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!
Planning a week in San Francisco. It will be my first time on the West Coast…can’t wait!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!!!

Vacation is weeks away… Off to Bali, Phuket and Bangkok for 3 weeks to aviod the Australian cold weather! Soaking up sun, sipping coconuts and trekking through rice fields!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! Heading to Idaho this summer for a BIG family reunion.. Also contemplating Kauai..

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

We’re taking the kids to Great Wolf Lodge next month.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

No major vacation plans this year! I hope, hope, hope my in-laws park their camper at the beach and let us come visit them though.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

No big plans…staying local in sunny So Cal. Taking our 3 yr old to Zuma beach in Malibu and his swim classes, for sure.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

Here in Australia we are fortunate to have mountains and beaches…haven’t decided yet, but maybe a day or two at the beach!

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30.April.2012

Surfs up!! Our vacationing activities this year is out honey moon on a cruise!! Couldn’t be more excited!!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
we will be going to Havasu and doing lots of camping this summer.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up, planning to go to Berlin, Germany to visit my musician son.

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!

We’ve actually already completed our vacation for the year. We went on a cruise to Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Key West. It was wonderful!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up!

Recently returned from visiting Amsterdam, Brussels and Dublin, so not much in the way of a vacation is planned for the rest of the year, but my husband and I will be going to some great music festivals in the northeast this summer.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Those are gorgeous!

We’re headed to NJ in June, which is special for us since we aren’t near any beaches here. A fun week we’re looking forward to!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!!!
No vacation plans for us this summer – family coming to town and we’ll pretend we are on vacation while sitting on our deck!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP! I’d be happy to wear one of these beauties in Richmond when I visit my brother later this summer.

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30.April.2012

Surfs Up! I lucky to be able to live on the beach, so in a way I always feel like I’m on vacation!! This summer though, will be making the yearly trip to Maine with the family.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!!

We are going to Dauphin Island, Alabama to spend a week with my husband’s family. We are so excited. My mother-in-law has already informed me that she has her lists ready and she has started to pack a few things for the trip.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We are heading to the West Coast (we live on the East) to visit Portland, Seattle and then Vancouver, Canada!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

All of my babies hated their carseats! Now that the youngest is 2, we’re thinking of packing them up in the car to drive from the midwest to visit my brother in Boston. Although, when I think of how fun it is to be stuck in a car with kids who don’t want to be in it….. maybe we’ll have to rethink this. :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!! At some point this summer, we plan to head down to Destin, FL to vacation in my aunt’s beach condo. I am already soooo looking forward to it. The condo is free, so just paying for gas, food, and entertainment will be a nice frugal little trip for our little family of 3 :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
No vacay plans with my 3 month old, hopefully next year

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Well I wish we were going somewhere that I could actually be saying “surf’s up” but I will be 8 months prego when vacation rolls around for us so no such luck this year. We are hoping to find a nice place to get away here in the Midwest – somewhere relaxing but maybe near a city that we could choose to end up in if we wanted something exciting to do. Not quite sure on a location yet….suggestions???

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! I went to Cambodia in March so nothing planned for the rest of the year! Sure doesn’t mean I can’t be spontaneous and do something short though :). loves!

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SURF’S UP!

My vacation this year will be a simple camping weekend along the shore of Lake Superior. :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! :-)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Hopefully some camping to explore Canada a little bit more.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! We’re going to Disney World and on a cruise in late July. SO excited. It’ll be a fabulous week away!

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!
I would love a new bracelet1

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Maybe camping somewhere here in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area?? Not sure yet!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! I headed to the Gulf a couple times for some beach bathing.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

We are headed to Disney world in June and Maine in July!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! I am hoping to go to Florida for vacation with some friends but at the very least I am going to go for a weekend get away to Chicago with my husband!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up. I follow Jessica on fb and I love love her beachy triple wrap with turquoise. So me! I hope the each is in my future! Thanks

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! we’ll be visiting family in MI, GA and CA – close family but distant locations!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! We usually go to Maui for Thanksgiving when my parents invite us out at the last minute after they realize they will be board without us.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! No big travel plans this year…just some local camping.

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30.April.2012

SURFS UP!!! & COWABUNGA DUDE!!
this August were heading down to Disneyland with our kids who will be : 6, 3 & 10 months old!! Im super excited…. I love that place… so were scraping every penny together to do it!!!! :) Love my hubby who cant say no to me :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Unfortunately we too won’t be taking any big vacations this year. I’ve been off on maternity leave & will be heading back to work just in time for summer to begin. We might try some local camping but nothing too far away since we have yet to see if our wee one will enjoy the outdoors as much as my husband & I!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! I don’t have any concrete vacation plans in my near or distant future. There is a lot of talk about visiting friends in Montana, Philadelphia, New York, Florida.. on and on. I just want to book a ticket already! Preferably to somewhere near a beach. It’s been far too long since I’ve dipped my toes in the ocean.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Going home to see my folks!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

Not much in vacation plans here either. Money is going toward finishing the basement, but my parents live about an hour away in a beautiful cabin on the river, so whenever we visit them it’s a mini vacation :)

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP. We are hoping for a week in South Carolina if hubby’s job lets him get away. Thank you so much.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!!!!

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30.April.2012

surf’s up! we just spent our spring break in FL where my husband grew up surfing!! we camped at anastasia state park (near St. Augustine) and spent a week beachcombing, swimming, and surfing! he worked with each of our kids in turn on the surfboard. it’s so fun to watch them surfing (ages 9 and 11)! this summer we are headed to northern NY with family. (love these bracelets!)

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! We’re planning on going to DH’s family’s cottage in Door County, Wisconsin in August to escape the oppressive Texas heat.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
We went to Charleston, SC in January, and we’re going camping in Lancaster, PA this fall!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!! We are headed to our favorite vacation spot in the Outer Banks in June

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! We are going on vacation to a little beach community in RI called Breakwater Village. I sure hope I have one of these beautiful bracelets to wear this summer, your’s looks great.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!
We will be exploring an heirloom, organic seed collection farm this summer.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! With a new baby due any day now – we just may have to wait until the fall for a vacation

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Probably a quick trip to the mountains.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! A trip to the beach.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

We’re going to St Thomas with a toddler in tow. It should be fun if I can keep a grasp on my sanity while taking an almost 2 year old out of the country.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

We’re venturing to the beach for a week-long 4th of July celebration. Quite apropos!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up!!! Hopefully I’ll get back to visit my family and friends in NYC!

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30.April.2012

surf’s up! an extended beach camping trip with friends and family!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!

My sister and her husband just built a GORGEOUS new cottage near my grandparents farm, so I plan on spending lot’s of time there:) Sitting on the dock, with a drink in my hand!!

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Just returned from a trip to the South – another isn’t in the cards for a while yet.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Just had a vaca to good ‘ol San Antonio to celebrate our 7 year anniversary.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! Our next holiday is Fiji, woohoo! Looking forward to BEING there but not GETTING there with an 18 month old who hates sitting on my knee for more than 5 minutes. And the flight takes more than five minutes. Oh well, it will be worth it. Our last holiday was a staycation and we had a great time, I’m all for them; holidays with kids = same cr*p, different location (with less toys) ;)

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30.April.2012

‘Surf’s Up!’ Yay for an international giveaway! Surf’s always up over here in Australia, where I live anyway, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Whether we go away or holiday at home the beach will always be involved. Love, love, love the ocean and sand.

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30.April.2012

Surf’s up! Vegas with my new
mother-in-law!

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30.April.2012

SURF’s UP! Heading to San Diego in a few weeks to spend some time at my grandparent’s vacation home for the last time before they sell it – the end of countless summer memories since I was a kid.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Not sure of our plans yet, but I love these bracelets!

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP!!!
Vacation is in the works. Just trying to figure out whe most we want to go with the little ones.

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30.April.2012

**SURFS UP!**
No big plans – just hanging out at the beach (here in SoCal with my babies!)

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30.April.2012

Surf’s Up! New Mexico and maybe a trip to the beach in south Florida.

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30.April.2012

SURF’S UP! Likely nothing more glamorous than “balconville”, as we say in Montreal (chilling on the balcony!).

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up!!!!!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! nice giveaway! we’re going to visit family and swinging by some FLA beaches with them. Yay, gulf coast!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

My family and I plan to make a trip back to the States soon, which will include Vegas and KY. We will mostly just be visiting friends and family, but it will just be good to be in the US again after moving to Australia.

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01.May.2012

Surfs up! No plans yet.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! We just went to Maui in February…our first vacation in over 7 years. We have no plans as of now to go on any more this year, but are hoping to maybe get a few weekend getaways here and there!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We too are expecting our 3rd bambino (next week!), and have a move planned in June, so we’ll be taking it easy with a few weekend trips to family cabins.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

DH’s cousin is getting married, so flying up to IN with our Little One (his first flight!) this fall. A little bit nervous (about traveling far from home & flying), but hoping for fun. :)

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01.May.2012

SURF’s UP!

We have a wedding in Kansas to go to in August.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
Were heading into Winter here in Aus so I’m wishing for somewhere warm and sunny!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
I want to go to Florida this year.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We’re not doing anything major this year. We just going to go to Hershey Park and Dorney Park once I graduate from college!! :)

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We are planning a weekend get-away for our 1st wedding anniversary! :o) Not sure where yet… better get on that!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!!

No plans for the beach anytime soon… guess my upcoming trip to Africa will have to make up for it! :)

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
We just got back from Santa Cruz and we’re heading to Seattle in a couple of months.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We have plans to visit family in Austin and a couple of beach trips this summer. I can’t wait for school to be out! :)

ps–LOVE the new site

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

I have plans to spend many an hour in front of the computer, studying for the 6 summer classes I’m taking! Hopefully I can sneak in a weekend “Up-North” in Michigan.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
My husband had to go to Hawaii for business, so I happily went along! However, that was in February, so no more big plans for us this year.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! I’m going to – of all places – Sweden this summer. :)

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up!
We have no idea what to do for a vacation this year. Probably nothing for the summer but we do plan on spending some time on the South Carolina coast during Christmas/New Years.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

I’m taking a week off in August, but so far, I don’t really have any plans for that week. I was originally planning on going out to Cape Cod to see my grandparents. They’ve lived there for over 20 years and have owned property out there forever, so I’d get to stay in a nice $1 million waterfront house on a private road. But with gas being so darn expensive and facing a 16-hour drive, I may just stay home with my puppy!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We have no major vacation plans here. A weekend or two away with friends and that’s it! Next year I hope to have a big European vacation!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

Vaca plans this summer include spending a week on a lake in northern Michigan and visiting the in laws in buffalo. My 3 year old loves waterfalls so we’re going to stop at Niagara falls on the way.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We are taking two weeks and driving with the three kids from Maryland to Montana. Going to see the Badlands and the Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, and Yellowstone. It ought to be memorable :)

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up!
My vacation plans consist of taking a day off work and filling a cooler with drinks and lunch and riding around in our boat. It is what I like to call a “stay-cation” =)

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We are going on a fishing trip in the Ozarks….I have three boys and they love outdoor activities!!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

My husband and I are planning a mini-vacation to Memphis next weekend. We are looking forward to a low-key trip (with lots of delicious barbecue!) before our first baby gets here in August.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!!
Vacation plans for this year are out-of-control: virginia beach with old grad school classmates, family vacation with the in-laws, family vacation with my family, no time left for a vaca with just the husband and me…… can’t complain though! :)

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
We’re having Thanksgiving on a cruise ship this year :)
The whole family is going, mom, siblings, our kids and even a great grandchild! This will be a first in a very long time we are all together for a holiday.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We have a new baby too and I feel like it will be a while before we make any plans again. Just taking it easy for a few months.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!!
We are leaving in less than 2 weeks headed to MAUI! I can not wait!!!! I’ve never been out of the southeast, so this is going to be a trip of a lifetime for me. And the most exciting part: It’s just me, the hubby, and one other couple; NO KIDS!!! Oh I can not wait!!! A new piece of beach inspired jewelry would be PERFECT for this trip!!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP
My summer plans consist of cabin trips with friends and boating on the lake. Let the fun begin! : )

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! I’m traveling to Hawaii for work, so I’m tacking on a few extra days at the beginning to go diving with my mom! Cannot wait…

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01.May.2012

Surfs Up! Beautiful pieces. Would love to hit any beach in any of the pieces this summer.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!! We have no vacation plans yet, but hopefully we’ll come up with something to keep the 3 kids entertained for more than 2 days!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s UP!

Going to Fla soon for a family vacay. Can’t wait!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We love to head south to Florida in the winter (we live in northern Vermont) and in the summer we go back home to Canada to spend time with our families.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Well this topic is right up my alley! We love MAUI! I use to live there and that’s how I met my hubby. Now we take the kids there every two years and this was our year! We headed out in March. We are a water family so many small vacations to lakes this summer is in our future such as Navajo Lake in NM and Alcova Lake in WY.

I LOVE the new site! Great Job Dana!!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s UP! We are taking a vacation for the first time in many years in May. We are taking the kids to spend a week in the mountains of CO at a family cabin. We are sooooooo excited to get away!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We are headed to the beach in July. I can’t wait! It has become a new family tradition for my mom, my sister and her family and me and my family to head to the beach for several days and just relax and spend time together. I love it.

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01.May.2012

Surfs up! No vaca plans for us…we often take little impromptu weekend trips but nothing special!

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01.May.2012

SURFS UP! We’re heading to Ft. Lauderdale, FL this summer to enjoy the sun and palm trees. No surf unfortunately!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! Heading to the NC beaches next weekend.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Disney with my three littles. Can’t wait!

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01.May.2012

Surfs up!
In a week and a half I am going on a European road trip with my hubbs, starting in Paris and ending in Germany.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! Heading to Bethany Beach for the first time! going to cram my whole family into a tiny townhouse, should be interesting…

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up!!

No real vacations for us, other than a visit to my in-laws in Minnesota in a few weeks… We’ll be having a baby in October! My husband jokes that I’ll be on full-time vacation then (this is baby #1), but we both know better ;)

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up!
No vacations for us this year. Too many house projects to tackle!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
Just got back from a So Cal beach vacay and loved every second. I could go for Costa Rica and drinks on the beach as well!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! I’m dreaming of a beach vacation this summer to escape from the home-reno projects we’ve got going on and to get one last vacation in before we become a family of three!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up

Outer Banks with the family and hopefully a long weekend to Napa with just Jaclyn. Hope everything is going well with the baby. Congratulations and good luck on the move.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! We’re planning a long weekend to Sanibel Island, Florida in November. I.cannot.wait! I’m dreaming of collecting shells while basking in the warm Florida sun! I love Jessica’s bracelets! I really hope I win!!!

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01.May.2012

“Surf’s Up”

I teach so I get all summer off. It’ 1 big vacay for me ;-) but Hubby and I are taking a aniversary vacy to the beach this summer.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP

We just did a trip to Thailand in March so I think this summer will be just camping!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP
We already went on a beach vacation this spring – a trip to Mexico for a friend’s wedding. It was so much fun, I just love destination weddings.
Hope you get to move in and enjoy the Underdog soon!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up
My husband and I will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary with a trip to Connecticut. We’ll exlpore cute little New England towns and maybe take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! Camping, nowhere near sand and water, but I’d still love a beachy bracelet for a summer pick-me-up on the wrist.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
Summer vacay plans?
Nada as well, maybe something will just fall into my lap!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up!

No vacation plans. Have to save all my time off for maternity leave later this year! That’s a vacation…. riiiiiiiiight?

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

Nothing for us, we almost done with our laundry room addition so finishing that and spring cleaning our home are the plans for this summer!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! I’m leaving for London in two weeks! And I’m soooooo excited!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up!

Or not, because we’re going to Australia. So better to say “a cup of hot chocolate, a roaring fire and a game of cards are up!”.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up.

I’m having a baby right in the middle of summer, so no travel plans for the rest of the year. Although, we did go to Disneyland in February.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up! No vacation planned, but plenty of boat & camping trips come with warmer weather! Congrats on Mabrey, I’m in love with her name & she is beautiful ;-)!

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01.May.2012

“SURF’S UP!”
The hubs and I just got back from a glorious Florida vacation!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

I actually have several mini vacations lined up in the next few months! This lake for a weekend. That lake for another weekend. A few river trips. And a road trip to Minnesota coming up in July. I’m a busy girl!

(This is why I have to do all of my DIY projects during the week! Tonight I’m sanding cabinets! Wish me luck! I can already feel the vibrations from the sander!)

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!! Heading to ENGLEWOOD BEACH, FLORIDA this summer…. heaven.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

No vacation for us this year. Just a staycation to get some projects done around the house. Maybe next year. :)

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01.May.2012

surf’s up, bottoms up before times up!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

My sister and I just returned from South Africa…a safari in Kruger National Park and Cape Town! It was absolutely fantastic! Our grandma treated all her grandchildren to a vacation of their choice. Unfortunately, she passed away years ago. Therefore, we never had the honor to vacation with her. She thoughtfully left my sister and I money…so we FINALLY took that trip. Our choice, South Africa…thanks to her, my sister and I will always share those special memories!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP.

we are headed to big cedar lodge on table rock lake for a week and my brother in getting married in the dominican republic so we are taking all three kids, including infant twins there. but the more i think about it, this trip doesn’t seem so much of a vacation but rather a ton of work. hopefully i can slip away for a few minuted to bury my feet in the sand, turn my face tot he sun and take a deep breath.

ps…congrats on your bundle of joy, she’s beautiful!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! My husband and I saved up for a honeymoon to Greece this year! So thrilled!

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01.May.2012

Surfs up! I just started a new job recently, so I’ll have to be creative when it comes to vacations – I don’t have enough time stocked up to do more than one day at a time. I’m going home to visit my mom for Mother’s Day, then I have two work trips in June – Chicago and Salt Lake City, in July I’m hoping to spend a long weekend at Myrtle Beach with my sister and her kids, and then in August I’m going to Virginia Beach for my husband’s soccer tourney. Now that I type it out, it sounds like I’ll be quite busy this summer! :)

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up! No vacation plans for us…yet!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how beautiful they all are. Even if I don’t win I am definitely buying one!

We just returned from Cuba a month ago and that was pretty fantastic. We were planning on going to Hawaii this November but I’m not sure if we’ll have the money for it. We’ve been twice and it’s our favourite place in the world.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!!! LOVE the bracelets!

Lots of camping planned for the summer as well as a possible trip to Niagra Falls!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but we aren’t planning on vacas this year either. We’re going to Vegas soon for a work trip, we we’re counting that as a lil vaca.

Nicole

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up!

No vacation. I have a work conference in Vegas – and I get to stay at the Venetian. That’s as much of a vacation as I get.

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01.May.2012

Surfs up!!!! We are planning a Hawaii trip very soon. One with just me and the hubs. No kiddos!

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01.May.2012

SURFS UP! I hope to make it to the beach this summer but with a little due at the end of this month we’ll be playing it by ear! :)

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01.May.2012

Surfs Up! We don’t have vacation plans. We have a 1 year old so just a few day trips but nothing set in stone.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We live on the very teeny seacoast area of NH (only 12 miles, but beautiful!) we hope to take a few weekends on the coast of Maine And/otMartha’s Vineyard- When we aren’t in the middle of our own renovation project!

Beautiful bracelets!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We’re going to Disney!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up!
The Mr is volunteering at the Olympics this year so it’ll be me and the boys staying at home. I’ll be planning lots of day trips and crafting at home to keep us busy. Can I also just say how amazing your hair looks in the photos above – mine always falls out after I gave birth!

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01.May.2012

“SURF’S UP!”

Lovely jewelry!

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01.May.2012

“SURF’S UP!”

thanks for the giveaway!!

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01.May.2012

Surfs Up!
I’m saving my pennies for a trip to seattle/vancouver island.
Thanks for the chance!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Nothing, we just bought a house, so the budget is really low

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01.May.2012

Surfs up! Those bracelets are beautiful. We just moved to Alabama, so we’re hoping a trip down to Gulf Shores can work into the budget this summer. I can’t wait to beach it up!

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01.May.2012

Surfs Up! No summer plans yet, but I’d be thrilled if I get my kitchen painted this summer!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Unfortunately, no vacation plans in the near future for me either. At least it’s for good reason… we are expecting another baby girl!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! i have a 10 year anniversary right around the corner & hoping the hubs will be a up fro a trip. would love to Austin all the way. (meaning nice hotel, lots of music, lots of good food) or somewhere tropical.

love that sweet little, mabrey! thrilled for you guys!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Love the bracelets!

No summer plans either. We have baby #3 due in September. And my sister is getting married on our 10th Anniversary (Aug. 3rd) so my husband and I are celebrating early. This month we’re getting a weekend staycation while the kids stay with their grandparents. I can’t wait!

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01.May.2012

Surfs Up!

I can’t wait for sunshine. So I will be spending as much time as possible soaking up rays.

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01.May.2012

surf’s up!
We just bought our house so no vacay for us… but lots of home projects… which I love!!!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! A little bit of camping this summer, for sure!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

Gorgeous bracelets! Unfortunately no real holiday plans for us this year but we’re heading into winter here now so just thinking about sun and sand is making me smile!

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01.May.2012

Surfs Up! We have several weekends at the cabin planned.

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01.May.2012

SURFS UP!

I love to travel, which is a perk of having a hubby in the military…we are constantly moving and experiencing different parts of the world. We try to vacation once a year, but this year since we are living in Japan we are already living a vacation. We plan to explore all over! A trip to Tokyo later in the year and we are going to the more tropical Japanese island of Okinawa next month! It is hard always leaving behind friends when we move, so we have to soak in all the positive experiences to make it easier.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Our first baby is due May 24th, so we’ll be doing a lot of staying at home as well. We will be going to Steamboat Springs in July (where my parents live) to give the grandparents some much anticipated time with the new baby while hubby and I enjoy the Colorado mountains in the summer.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Looking foward to this summer and spending a week in Durango.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

My hubs and I just got back from Puerto Rico! Woot!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP! Our summer vacation will be driving from Chicago to LaCrosse WI to spend a few days and watch our nephew get married to long-time live-in girlfriend. Can’t wait— good family, good food, fun times! No surfing, other than the interwebs over here!

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01.May.2012

Surf’s up! I’ve so enjoyed following your progress on the Underdog. My husband and I bought a 1960 brick ranch fixer-upper 2 years ago and you have totally confirmed some of my reno. decisions and challenged me on others. We have 3 children as well and I love that they are seeing how hard work pays off. Can’t wait to see what you do to the exterior; we have seriously been considering limewashing our brick, too. Congrats on all of your recent accomplishments – especially your beautiful baby girl :)

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

My vacation plan = maternity leave starting sometime in August!

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

Just booked a family trip to Sanibel Island, Florida. We’re going in August and then spending another week with my husband’s family in South Carolina. Very Excited to have a break from school.

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01.May.2012

Surf’s Up! I’m planning to visit my best friend in Florida. I’ll probably be saving my pennies the rest of the summer, though. I’m anticipating some bling on my left ring finger before too long.

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01.May.2012

“SURF’S UP!”
Going to Florida this year – can’t wait!

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01.May.2012

Surfs up!
No vacation plans here. A few summer classes with this old person brain will be taxing enough.
Hard going back after years (and years) have gone by.

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01.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
I’ll be heading to Peru in August!

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02.May.2012

Surf’s up. Nothing this summer but Hawaii is on the books for Novemeber! Woo hoo! First family vacation ever. Sad. But true.

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02.May.2012

sURf’s uP!! Heading to FL for some fun in the sun with my three wee one- all boys under the age of 5! Fun, fun, fun!

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02.May.2012

Surf’s up!

Vacation = weeklong staycation with local attractions like beach, hiking, theme parks!! plenty of restaurants to explore.

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02.May.2012

surfs up!!!!
–my goal this year is to stay out of the sun! i got a little too crispy last year in florida, and this wisconsin girl was not happy! so wherever the sun is not, that’s where i’ll be! (shady forest, maybe!?)

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02.May.2012

Surf’s Up!!

For the past two years we have gone to the US to visit my grandma and the rest of my dad’s family that lives there as grandma has dementia :( (We’re up in Canada). With a new baby of our own (Congrats on yours by the way, she’s adorable!) making us a family of 4 we decided we’ll stay a bit closer this year – didn’t like the idea of international travel, a layover and long drive on landing with two kids in tow. We are pretty sure we’re going to rent a condo in BC and hang out there for a week with the kidlets. The resort we’re looking at has a pool, plenty of hiking, and a restaurant, but the condo also has a full kitchen so we’re not always eating out. It will be our first vacay with just the four of us so we are looking forward to it!

BTW as a fellow nursing mom the first thing I thought of when I saw the bracelets was that they would make a fantastic nursing bracelet! I am on the hunt for something that can take the place of the ratty old elastic I’ve been using for the past six months, and one of these beauties would be PER-FECT.

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02.May.2012

surf’s up…still trying to pick a good location with a baby in tow.

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We just got back from a long weekend in Palm Beach. My husband had to go for work (such a shame!) and I took off a few days to tag along!

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02.May.2012

surf’s up!

Going overseas to visit extended family this summer!

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02.May.2012

Surf’s Up!!!!!!

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SURF’S UP! My husband and I are going to Nashville in a few weeks to celebrate one year of marriage and his 30th birthday! Wahoo!!

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP! My vacation time is divided in two this year, two weeks in June and two weeks in August. During the June weeks I’m thinking about finding a yoga retreat, meditation class or something similar “just for me”, as hubby’s at work during that time. In August we’re both on vacation and are planning on taking a road trip across Finland (where we live). Can’t wait!

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP! I’m actually heading to Hawaii next week…but with my mom and grandma, so likely no surfing, but lots of relaxing and good times!

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02.May.2012

Surf’s up!!!
We don’t have any big vacation plans this year as we took 2 last year. We are going to attend a few concerts at our state fair, and maybe a small trip to a neighboring state.

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We plan to do some long-weekend trips this summer which will be fun!

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

After 3 years of staycations we think we might actually head to the beach for our little guys birthday in September! It should be fun and good to see the ocean again (or the first time for our little guy!

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02.May.2012

Surfs up! We rented a home in Ireland for 10 days in July and I couldn’t be more excited!

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP!!!!

I wish I had vacation plans this year. I could really use one, but it just does not look like it will happen. We will be visiting the Bay Area briefly in June but that’s for family and a bit of business stuff. I intend to make the most of our time there – visiting the Botanical Garden, maybe hiking on Stinson Beach. But a lot of this summer will be spent peeling wallpaper and painting the living and dining rooms. Trust me, this is exciting stuff! I have been chomping at the bit to get this project going! And rebuilding the fireplace mantel, that I tore off in disgust 4 years ago…yeah, it’s time. :)

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP! we just got back from an amazing adventure in austin, tx!!! what a fun city!

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02.May.2012

Surf’s Up! We have no vacation plans for this summer. I think if we did it would be a nice beach-somewhere the kids could play, and I could relax and play with them. Nothing major as far as expenses, maybe a condo right on the beach. We went to St. Pete’s Beach when our girls were 1 and 2 1/2 and it is still one of my favorite vacations. The girls loved the beach!

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02.May.2012

SURF’S UP!!
I wish a vacation was in my plans this summer, but alas, too much of real is getting in the way this year. I guess we’ll just have to visit the beach more often than normal, if only the weather would cooperate.

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02.May.2012

Surf’s Up! Those bracelets are super cute!
As for vacation plans, nothing will beat our trip last May to Hawaii. We are thinking this year of taking the kids to visit Mt. Rushmore. Luckily we live in Florida and about a 30 minute drive to the beach, so that will be in our future this summer.

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02.May.2012

SURFS UP! just got back from vacation and the surf was way down (which was lovely).

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02.May.2012

SURFS UP! I just returned from my last pre-baby vacation (I’m due in June!) – a girl’s weekend to St. Simon’s Island in Georgia. Just the break I needed from cold Vermont spring weather!

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02.May.2012

Surfs Up! No real vacation plans this year. We’ll take in some antique shows, flea markets, farmer markets, picnics and walks along the lake and museum visits and sprinkle them throughout the summer.

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02.May.2012

Surfs Up! We already went to Disney for a week and we’re headed home to visit his parents in June on Cape Cod!

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP! With our first baby due the end of this summer & an over worked husband, we probably won’t be able to squeeze in any real vacations this year. Maybe a quick trip to the mountains or something

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We totally need a vacay, we just can’t decide where or when to go! I’m thinking the Gulf Coast for a nice long weekend on the beach.

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP!! Just had a Staycation which was wonderful!

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SURFS UP! I just got back from vacation in Cali last month and am dying to go back! Luckily it’s 80 degrees in Chicago this week so I can close my eyes and pretend to me amongst palm trees :)

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

We’re heading a few states away to visit family in Ohio, right in the middle of summer, which will probably be a nice break from triple-digit temps here in Oklahoma.

I just discovered your blog today and am thoroughly delighted to have found it!

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP! No vacation plans yet, but hopefully will have one soon!

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP!
i’m taking a road trip from idaho to the california coast in june.

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP!

with four kids under the age of seven (!) and two adults who work full time, we’re doing a lot of short trips this summer… los angeles, yosemite and the central coast. wish us luck on those long drives!!

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03.May.2012

Surf’s Up!

We are planning an anniversary trip this August, but we haven’t decided yet on whether it should be Seattle or San Francisco. Sunny warm beaches sure sound nice!

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03.May.2012

Surfs up! No big vacation yet since my little sister is getting married in T-minus 23 days! Once we get over that hump, hopefully we can look beyond and fit something in!

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03.May.2012

SURF’S UP! We’re taking the kids (12 months and 6 yrs) to Disney World and and heading to the Outer Banks of NC for beach time.

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03.May.2012

Surf’s up!

We moved to New York state last year and have been looking forward to having the time to do it properly: explore NYC! :)

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03.May.2012

Surf’s up!!

We’re expecting our 2nd child in late june so I’ll be on maternty leave from my full time nursing job so that’s vacation enough for me :)

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