High Five for Friday + A Vacation Recap

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Candice from She's Leaninig In Blog - featured blogger on this week's H54f

This week’s featured blogger is Candice from She’s Leaning In! She’s my kind of girl – a lover of pretty skirts, fun products, and fun home decor. Plus, last week was her FIRST week linking up with H54F ever! So DEFINITELY be sure to jump over and say Hi & welcome!!

There hasn’t been too much going on, so I thought I’d do 5 favorite memories from our trip to the Outer Banks last weekend!

1. First off, our room was so delightful! We stayed at The Sanderling Resort, the same hotel we stayed at a few months earlier. A room wasn’t quite ready for us when we arrived, but when one WAS ready, it was HUGE!! Well worth the wait. Parents of small children will appreciate plenty of space for running and playing, as well as dark, out of the way corners for pack-n-plays to hide. (pardon all the mess! We just plopped bags down!)Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

Elizabeth had tons of fun exploring the bathroom too. Don’t know why it was so fascinating to her, but she loved it!Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

2. The weather this time was so lovely! It wasn’t warm (like run around in your bathing suit all day warm) but it was sunny and not frigid. We spent a lot of time on the beach, exploring.

Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

3. My husband was attending a conference, but he had a block of time off on Saturday, right during nap time. He opted to nap while Elizabeth was napping, so I escaped to the lobby (they had the most delightful second floor lobby area with sofas, window seats, and ocean views!) to enjoy some hot tea and a book!

Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

4. Cornhole = at least 30 minutes worth of entertainment for toddlers

Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

5. One thing we didn’t discover on our last trip to the OBX was the delightful sound-side boardwalk in the town of Duck (where the resort was). Elizabeth had a fun time zooming around, saying hi to everyone. And the views were so pretty!

Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

Recapping our Outer Banks Vacation on this week's H54F!

And then can I do a 6th? It’s not related to vacation, but it happened WHILE we were on vacation! #royalbabywatch has come to an end! Anyone else love the name for the new Princess? Charlotte is just such a classic royal name that isn’t too obvious. Perfect! And I thought Kate looked great! I would be happy to wear heels, a dress, have my hair and makeup done, and show off my new baby (who is conveniently hiding my post-birth belly) for 2 minutes, if it meant I could go home to relax and recover! I really liked Whitney’s perspective (from Come Home for Comfort) on this.

Finally, if you didn’t see this week’s posts:

Menu Monday #45 + An Old Menu Redo

April 2015 Favorites

The Lazy DIY Sandbox for $4

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24 comments

  1. Erin says:

    I’ve never been to the Outer Banks, but I’ve heard and read so many great things about it. It’s definitely on our list for summer vacation spots one day!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      It’s fun! Depending on which part of the OBX you go to, it can be quite quiet and low key.

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      I think anyone would be! The regular sized rooms are still a great size, but this was just dandy!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Reading time doesn’t happen often, so it was nice to sneak it in. Have a great weekend!

  2. Whitney says:

    Love your weekend vacation recap! It’s always nice to tag along with the hubby – but it’s extra nice when the accommodations are lovely. Glad you had a nice weekend at the beach!

    Thanks for sharing my post! 🙂

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      It was such a great weekend! And it was nice to only have to drive 4 hours to the destination. Win! And happy to share it! It was a great one.

  3. Ashley says:

    I LOVED the Princess’ name! I am quite a Royal watcher so I was very excited! I am glad you had such a lovely trip! Have a lovely Mother’s Day!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Royal watchers unite! I was living streaming that hospital feed, waiting for them to pop out. What fun!

  4. Jess says:

    Katie, I recently discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks for hosting the link-up! Also, I’m jealous of your vacation–and enormous hotel room! 🙂 – Jess | To Sparkle Punch

  5. Whitney says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! I’m glad you had such a nice room. Isn’t it funny what toddlers love – hotel bathrooms, dark corners to sleep in and Olive always goes for the land line phone. I loved all the royal baby watch and think Kate was a champ. I hope she enjoys her longer maternity leave this time around. Happy Mother’s Day weekend to you 🙂

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      It always cracks me up! Because, inevitably, she finds something fascinating that we have at home… so why the hotel version? I don’t know. HAHA! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day too!!

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