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My Florida Style Weekend in Pictures

Well, it’s here again. Another Monday has us in its grasp. Happily, I’m not suffering from the Monday blues this morning as I had such an amazing weekend with my family! Saturday we headed off to the Gasparilla children’s parade and we had a blast watching the dude tear around beautiful Bayshore Boulevard! After the parade we had a cook out over at the ‘rents’Β  house and then headed out for a little fireworks and ice cream action.

the dude

kristin's family

the dude

On Sunday, my mama took the dude off our hands while the hubs and I headed over to the Chocolate Sunday event. It was a chocolate lover’s paradise and I particularly enjoyed meeting Casey of Casey’s Cookies which is a nonprofit organization designed to promote the independence of disabled adults. Its namesake was thoroughly charming and she jumped right in to answer all my questions, including rattling off all her favorite cookies of which there were many. Now that’s a girl after my own heart!

After we got our chocolate fix, we headed over to downtown Safety Harbor for some BBQ and a stroll by the water. It was a picturesque Florida afternoon and just what two harried parents needed! I’d forgotten how much I missed just hanging out with my handsome husband one on one.

chocolate sunday

the hubs

weekend style


safety harbor

In case y’all are interested in outfit details…I’m rockin’ a LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s blazer, J. Crew and Loft necklaces, a Rachel Leigh gumball ring, Hanes mens tanks, Banana Republic skinny jeans and Aerosoles leopard flats…all of which I snagged from my closet!

Now that I’ve given you a rundown of my weekend, I’d love to hear about yours!


  • Amethyst Moon

    I’m glad you had a nice weekend, and I hope you got plenty of beads. It sure was cold out there. with the wind and cold, I had such a hard time throwing beads to where I wanted them to go, (I’m in the Sirens Krewe.) I loved seeing all the little ones in the crowd screaming for beads, and many in their own pirate costumes. So cute! It was a great warm up to next weekend’s festivities.

    I so wanted to go to Chocolate Sunday, but unfortunately, I didn’t make it. sounds like a great time though.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:18 am Reply
  • Laura

    Looks like you had a FAB time!!! πŸ™‚ It gets me excited.. because I’m leaving tomorrow morning for florida (from Sweden)! yayyyy!!!!! I’ll be in Orlando πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 7:25 am Reply
  • Jessica

    Kids are too cute with ice cream – they always look so darn content!

    But I’m all about momma’s treat with that beer! And your shoes are such a chic addition to your outfit.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Pesky Cat Designs

    You look awesome and happy! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 7:36 am Reply
  • Maddy

    You’re one sexy Mama!! So glad you got to enjoy some alone time with the hubs! But I will say, the Dude gets cuter and cuter every day! Those blong curls…I can’t stand it! Cuteness overload πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 7:50 am Reply
  • elle sees

    Looks like a blast! And now I’m craving chocolate πŸ˜‰
    Mine was low-key and too fast!

    January 24, 2011 at 7:54 am Reply
  • Jen

    I’ve been in Miami all weekend! Luckily got out of dodge on the coldest weekend of the season. I wrote about my visit to the zoo. I just can’t get over the fact that people were wearing winter coats in 70 degree weather. Come on! I guess it’s all relative.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:13 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    That looks like fun and I love your outfits!

    I went to the Columbia for dinner for the first time and it was fantastic!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:27 am Reply
  • Alyson

    Awww, what a wonderful family/qt with the hubs weekend! So many fun activities, and that BBQ looks delish. πŸ™‚ You look great, and so happy in the last pic (though looks like you’re stepping back into the water; eek!)

    January 24, 2011 at 8:30 am Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    Sounds like a perfect weekend!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:38 am Reply
  • Staley Mc

    It looks like a lovely weekend!! Love your outfit!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:50 am Reply
  • whatever Dee Dee Wants

    Looks like a fun weekend! Don’t you just love Hanes Tanks?!

    January 24, 2011 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    I adore that blazer! I need to buy it ASAP. Fun photos!

    January 24, 2011 at 9:12 am Reply
  • lindsay

    Looks like a fantastic weekend girl πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 9:29 am Reply
  • Trianna

    Sounds like you had fun! We’re over in Ft. Lauderdale. I also went to a BBQ with Baby Boy, my sister (JIn), her boyfriend and my hubby. Even though the weather was supposed to be warm, it was rather nippy. LOL We had a great time playing Kinect and just hanging out! Isn’t that what the weekend is about?

    January 24, 2011 at 9:37 am Reply
  • jillian

    aww like the photos! looks like you had a lovely weekend! xoxo jcd
    ps be sure to stop by, im having my first giveaway! ::

    January 24, 2011 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Aww such great shots of you and the family! My weekend was good – we tried the local clay pot place and it was awesome!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:11 am Reply
  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    Your family is so cute!! Love your outfit as well!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:15 am Reply
  • Christy

    Such a good looking family! And I love those shoes!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:15 am Reply
  • nancie

    lovely picture dear, looking good and that choclate sunday yum!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:18 am Reply
  • Jules

    It looks like you had a fantastic weekend lady! I’m so glad you and the hubs got in some couple time. The weather looks absolutely gorgeous!

    The BBQ looks yummy and I heart your outfit. The blazer is super cute and I’m loving those leopard flats πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 10:20 am Reply
  • closet fashionista

    Looks and sounds like an awesome weekend!! I wish mine was as eventful, haha

    January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Krysten

    So jealous, it looks so nice there!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Vanessa Elizabeth @ Ruffled Rose

    Sounds like you had quite the full weekend! I started a textile design course on Saturday, which turned out to be much better than I had anticipated. Otherwise my weekend was filled with some baking, a bit of cleaning and phone calls home.

    ps – your son is so adorable!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:38 am Reply
  • ashley

    so sad we missed the parade again this year!!!! You look fab!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Jill@teenageBride

    Great pictures! You look fabulous as always!!!

    You little dude just gets cuter every day!

    I must say that I am really really really jealous of your weather!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Ally @ Shabby Princess

    What a fun weekend! Love your outfit too! And oh my gosh, your sunglasses of course.

    I had a fun weekend, my dad was in town so we were busy, busy! But, I scored myself some fab earrings from Anthro, so, that’s always a win in my book.


    January 24, 2011 at 10:58 am Reply
  • fashion court

    your little dude is so adorable! i had a nice relaxing weekend before the spring semester starts – eek! xo

    January 24, 2011 at 11:06 am Reply
  • twenty something

    Looks like you had such a nice time!

    Love your outfit… especially the necklaces!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Megan (Best of Fates)

    Looks like a fantastic weekend – I just sat around in not nearly as cute clothing!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:15 am Reply
  • kristy

    I love it when Mondays aren’t so bad because the weekend was just TOO awesome. =)

    I love these photos. You look beautiful by the way and this Chocolate Sunday event is not going to monopolize my thoughts for the rest of the day. =P

    Thanks for the really sweet comment on my blog and I’m loving the blogger love!! =) I don’t know how we haven’t previously connected because I too have heard of your blog and keep meaning to put you on my blog read list. I think it’s just one of those things — busy and forgetting. But I love your attitude and personality, and now that we’re connected I’m so excited to get to know you and your blog better!

    Kristy ElΓ©na – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

    January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am Reply
  • ms Givens

    Love the Gumball ring. I have on a jacket today like your pink one only mine is red.
    I have been wanting BBQ for weeks.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Jen

    You looked so cute! I’m a bit jealous that you can wear flats while I’m up here in F-Uggs and wool socks!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:50 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Is that sunshine AND ice cream?! I need to move to Florida

    January 24, 2011 at 11:54 am Reply
  • Cassie

    Sounds like the perfect weekend with fun for everyone and Chocolate Sunday should be celebrated once I month I think!
    I had a lovely weekend and particularly enjoyed getting to see The King’s Speech on Saturday night.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Love our weekends in Florida… πŸ™‚ yay!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • hi-d

    Looks like you had a fun family weekend! The little dude is SO cute!!! πŸ™‚ You look fabulous too, I might add.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    Sounds like y’all had a great weekend. Especially the chocolate part! It was really cold here so we stayed in most of the weekend.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • joelle van dyne

    looks like a perfect weekend, great photos! you have a gorgeous family πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Tote

    What a great weekend. Looks like fun for everyone.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • betsy

    Looks like a perfect weekend. The dude is too cute! love his hat. I agree that it is NICE to have some one on one time with my husband ! Love the flats.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm Reply
  • J

    Wow. In Florida you can walk around without a jacket in January. I knew this existed…but every time I see evidence of it I just sigh. Because I want that!

    PS: Cute fam!!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    Great photos – it looks like you had a really lovely weekend!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    Sounds like a great weekend πŸ™‚ I was out with friends every night, showing the dance floor a thing or two πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Couture Carrie

    Looks like a wonderful weekend, darling!
    Thanks for sharing these adorable photos!


    January 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm Reply
  • sandy@oohlafroufrou

    Mine can’t stand up to yours, as I worked most of the weekend. But just looking at your pictures made me feel I almost had one like that too!! Thanks! xo

    January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Wande- ladyee

    Super cute photos and what an amazing weekend. Your little guy’s so handsome!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    What a fun weekend! The little dude looks like he had a good time too πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    The little dude looks so cute and he got so big! Mommy looks adorable too! Sounds like a great weekend!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm Reply
  • Katie

    What a great weekend! I love that ring πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm Reply
  • Marissa

    Oh, man! What an amazing weekend, and the little dude looks very content. πŸ™‚ You’re making me long for spring, though. I spent the weekend hibernating.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Ann

    Look like fun in Tampatown!!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • Blond Duck

    I have bbq envy…

    January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Every time I hang out 1:1 with my husband, I feel the same way. Glad you got to have lots of downtime this weekend:).

    Mine was a perfect combo. of great food, family, to-do’s getting done, and a good dose of dvr catching up… oh, and a bit of alcohol in b/t the festivities & projects:).

    January 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm Reply
  • Josie

    This sounds like such a fun weekend, dear! I love your outfit and it wounds like you and the family had a blast.
    xo Josie

    January 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Alleen

    You have such a beautiful family! I love to have a face with a name. It was FREEZING in DC this weekend and it still is…not happy!!!! πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Ellen

    What beautiful pictures of you and your family! I’m sure the dude and his grandma had a great time together.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • ae

    Sounds like a great, relaxing weekend! Unfortunately mine was spent inside doing homework. Oh the joys of grad school;)

    January 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm Reply
  • emily

    you look beautiful! and that ring is the perfect acccesory. thanks for the family posts…love the little guy! =)

    January 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    Mine doesn’t even remotely compare to that glory!

    January 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    Looks like a great time. The little dude is getting to be so big!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • cashmere pearls & boots

    cute cute cute!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm Reply
  • Grace

    You look very nice! Must’ve been a great time!

    January 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • Beth

    Oh my gosh, this looks like such a fun weekend and the little guy is so cute! I’m jealous of your warm(ish) weather too!

    January 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Kirstin Marie

    Looks like you had a great weekend!! I love all of the pictures! πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Could you be any more gorgeous?! Love these pics! Such a beautiful family! xoxo

    January 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm Reply
  • Lee Oliveira

    Love those flower pieces.. So pretty and makes any woman so much more live and girly.
    My camera would love that too
    Lee x

    January 25, 2011 at 4:03 am Reply
  • Lee Oliveira

    I am so sorry Kristin… I typed something totally different.
    can you fix please!

    I was about to comment how gorgeous is your family and you babe.
    Lee x

    January 25, 2011 at 4:05 am Reply
  • Ashleigh

    Cute!! Looks like a fabulous weekend, I’m jealous of that warm weather!

    January 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Kirsten

    Mmmmm beer. Noble pils is finally back on the shelves and I am thinking I will be on my way home shortly to have one. Is it the weekend yet?

    January 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm Reply

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