Happy Hump Day! I am so excited to announce that I have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you another installment of “Hump Day Highlights”.
Each Wednesday we will list some things from the past week that we are loving, can’t live without, are on our wishlists, or are things we are just plain obsessed with – and we will even add links (when applicable) so you can check out or scoop up anything you love, too.
Your weekly hosts are Misty, April, Shannon, Amanda, Danica, and Kaitlyn. We would love for you to add your post to our link up of the things you are loving this week, too. And please spread the love by following the other blogs in the link up/commenting on their posts. This is such a great way to meet like-minded ladies and make new friends, all while showing off your blog, too. The Hump Day Highlights weekly link up is going to be a blast, I hope you link up and follow along!
I wanted to share what we’ve been up to over the course of the weekend since I’ve been MIA. We decided to celebrate our Spring Break and head to the beach for the weekend. We’ve been so busy working since we returned from LA, we jumped at the chance of spending a little time away from work. People do not realize that we work 24/7 with our business: getting up before the kids to check emails that have accumulated overnight and take photos of orders before we package and head out to the post office. Our business requires constant nurturing, so taking a weekend off is a HUGE deal for us, and something we haven’t taken the time to do in quite a while.
The weather in South Carolina has been so nice lately, and we’ve been itching to take the kids to the beach. We decided to make a weekend of it since we had an Easter event to attend Saturday. We stayed with a few of our friends and enjoyed letting the kids play, grilling out, and dying Easter eggs.
The first day we ran errands and had lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe before heading to the beach. Tupelo Honey Cafe is everything Southern I love combined into one place. We snacked on the goat cheese appetizer and buttermilk biscuits with blueberry jam and local honey.
I ordered curry chicken that was served with an apple salsa that was so amazing I had the leftovers for dinner. I am a salad gal, so I ordered three sides: orange, cranberry and pecan quinoa, kale and carrot salad and Brussels sprouts salad, each with fresh vinaigrette. We are definitely going back again soon! I cannot wait to try different dishes. When we left lunch we headed to the beach where the kids played for hours!
The next morning, I had to rush to Target and grab Easter baskets before we went to an Easter brunch and egg hunt at the Dunes Beach and Golf course in Myrtle Beach. I would forget my head if it wasn’t attached, and while Derrek often rolls his eyes at my forgetfulness, I like to call it “mom brain.” We have taken Nolan to this brunch and egg hunt the past two years for Easter, but Harper was only an infant last year, so this was a really special event for us. After the Easter basket crisis was averted we went to the Club. Nolan didn’t even make it into the building because he was so interested in the animals outside in the petting zoo.
There were baby goats, pigs, sheep, llamas, a donkey, a monkey, and a camel. Since we left, Nolan has been asking nonstop to go see Papa Dewey’s goats, and I have been asking Derrek for a micropig. He hasn’t given in yet, but I am sure he will eventually.
We finally lured Nolan inside with the promise of breakfast, and he was not let down. He shares my love for food and was really impressed he could get a special omelet made right in front of him! For brunch, there are food stations set up with grits, bacon, biscuits, fruit, pastries, and made to order omelets and waffles with all the fixins. The adults enjoyed mimosas with their breakfasts and then headed over for Easter egg hunt fun!
Nolan is the type of egg hunter this year that finds an egg and opens it immediately to see his prize, so he did not find that many, but he enjoyed the ones he did find, and so did Harper. After the egg hunt we were really worn out so we decided to take it easy and just go hang out with our friends. Over the past few days though, we have continued playing with the Easter eggs we acquired over the weekend. There are so many different ways you can use them for play and learning. We count them and name the colors, hide them around the house to find, and hide things in them.
Sunday we woke up and ate breakfast with our hosts then headed to get groceries before going home. I had my head set on Costco without realizing that it was Easter Sunday and a lot of stores would be closed. We ended up going by the outlets, and I picked up a few cute things for the kids and shorts for Derrek and myself. All of my shorts were over two years old and showing their age, so I had to get an update. I have to force Derrek to buy anything for himself because he is just that type of man. His selflessness is one of his many qualities that I love but that drives me crazy at the same time!
There is something about just being around people that you know love you and make you laugh. It was really good for us to be able to reconnect with that for the weekend and carry that energy into this week. We’ve been having an amazing work week and family week, and I honestly believe it’s because we were able to recharge our batteries. I suggest everyone do something fun after having a lot on their plate. No matter how simple or complex you want to make it, it’s completely worth it!