Before sharing SO many details about our little 4th of July vacation, I wanted to show y’all how I took a dress that was perfect for a casual Farmer’s Market Saturday and made it perfect for a fancy date night.
The less to pack, the better, right?
This linen dress is every girl’s dream. It’s the perfect midi length, comes in white or blue, and it 👏 has 👏 pockets 👏.
Wedges (so comfortable, flatform) + Statement Earrings for a Pop of Color (I always purchase from Bubba Jane’s Boutique)+ Pashmina (Sometimes I freeze in restaurants. This is my mother in law’s from Banana Republic but any neutral will do.) + My Everything Bag
So there you go, just change your earrings, shoes, purse, add a pashmina, or let your hair down and you can completely transform an outfit!
W e d n e s d a y
We spent the week of the 4th with Greg’s family in Raleigh, NC. It was filled with soooooooo much good food, sweet baby time, and tons of activities. I have been so blessed with amazing in laws that truly love me like their very own and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. We left for Raleigh on Wednesday after work and surprisingly, the traffic was very light. Greg and I were starving so we made a quick stop at Wendy’s for dinner and I ordered my usual, junior cheeseburger deluxe – no mayo, no mustard, no onions, 4 pickles. After a couple hours of being on the road, we finally made it to my In Laws’ and Hazel was beyond ready to get out of the car. We let her out and she sprinted into their house, straight for the laundry room where the cat food is kept. After chasing her down, we unpacked, chatted for a bit, and my mother in law pulled out the cutest, mini ice cream cones. She’s the absolute best! We were tired from the work day so we retired early to our bedrooms.
T h u r s d a y
Greg let me sleep in on Thursday morning because it was going to be a busy day. We had to shoot some blog content for a couple brands, his mama had to finish preparing dishes for dinner at his sister’s (Katherine) and his sis and brother in law planned to come over with their baby (A) to hang a bit before the pool. It ended up storming so we just hung at the house for a bit until dinner time and left for his sis’. Once we arrived, they had the back yard set up so cute for our cook out. Water toys for A, a brand new pergola and patio furniture set with adorable twinkly lights, and queso for us adults (and dogs). Dinner was spectacular as always and we ended the night eating strawberry cake and watching the 4th of July on Capitol Hill program on PBS. Before it was time to say goodbye, we made plans to visit the NC Farmer’s Market for early the next morning.
F r i d a y
I woke up early on Friday morning excited to check out the Farmer’s Market. There’s not much I love more than an early morning shopping for locally grown produce and eggs, freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade pastries, and bouquets full of picked wildflowers.
“Early morning shopping for locally grown produce and eggs, freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade pastries, and bouquets full of picked wildflowers.”
Once we packed our car full of shopping baskets, we headed to pick up Katherine and A. They were ready for us so we dropped by, all piled into the car, put the stroller in the car, and headed to Brueggers for bagels to eat along the way!
When we got to the Farmer’s Market, I picked up some of my favorite heirloom tomatoes and PEACHES, and ran around with A! It was so much fun to all be together and we totally enjoyed our sweet raspberry lemonade. After A was worn out, we piled back into the car and picked up THE BEST hot dogs from Snoopy’s – they’ve been around for 50 years! It was sooooooo darn good. Luckily, A was all tuckered out and went down for a nap and so did we….
I am definitely NOT a napper but I snoozed for a solid 2 hours before Greg woke me up to go to one of the neighborhood pools. We had a great time at the pool and a couple hours later, we left for a dinner date at a local restaurant, 42nd Street Oyster Bar. I seriously ate an entire basket of hushpuppies by myself and a don’t regret it one bit. It was a fun dinner date with Katherine and Garrett and my in laws. I love this family of mine!!
S a t u r d a y
On Saturday morning, Greg and I worked a bit on our laptops before heading to Logan’s Trading Company with his parents. Logan’s garden shop is located in the old Seaboard Train Station and the cutest little cafe is nestled right inside it. I ordered the Old Fashion Chicken Salad on a Croissant with macaroni pea salad and pickled carrots. I splurged a bit and ordered a homemade chocolate chip cookie which was to. die. for.
After shopping, we sadly said goodbye and were off to Charlotte!!
Hope you all had an amazing 4th of July celebrating the Land of the Free because of the Brave.