Florida Vacation Instagram Round Up

I haven’t done a round-up of my Instagram photos in a while.  When I started to put all the photos together for this post yesterday I had almost 20 pictures!  So I decided to break it up into 2 posts.  First, I’m sharing all my Instagram photos from our time in Florida.  Next week I will share everything since I have been home.

at the beach

swim suit top, beach

at the beach

I absolutely love going to the beach!!!  It is one of my favorite things to do!  My family lives in Tampa, which is a very short drive to St. Pete beach.  One day we went over to the Don CeSar, which is a beautiful hotel on a beautiful beach!  We laid on beds on the beach, sipped pina coladas while the kids ran and played.  It is one of my favorite days with my family ever!

Swimsuit Top | Cover Up | Beach Bag (keeps selling out), also love This, This & This | Hat | Sunglasses | Sofia & Caleb’s swim suits are from Target


Mine and Jaclyn’s friend, Christian, is a personal stylist and fashion blogger.  We got to spend a day shooting outfits for our blogs.  We had such a blast!  It was so much fun to share ideas about blogging, photography and fashion.  Christian is an amazing stylist and I love her blog!  If I ever have a piece that I can’t figure out how to style I always ask her.  She is never stumped or out of ideas!

You can check out her blog here at christianblairstyle.com.  You will become addicted!

My outfit: Dress | Shoes | Bag | Hat | Full post Here

pool pizza floatie

swimsuit cover up

We spent most of our days at the pool.  We would sleep in late, have breakfast then slowly make our way to the pool (around 1:00).  It was a very relaxing vacation!  Which is my favorite kind of vacation!!

Pizza Pool Floatie | Swim Shirt Cover Up | Lace Shorts (similar) | Swimsuit Top, also available Here | Hat

easter morning

I was so excited we were in Tampa with my family for Easter.  Living across the country from my family there are very few holidays we have gotten to spend together over the years.  The Easter bunny knew we were in Florida and to hide candy at Grandma’s house for the kids ;)

The kids were so cute and sweet looking for candy.  If Caleb found 2 pieces of candy right next to each other he would give one to Sofia.  They are both so sweet and kind to each other, it was the calmest Easter egg hunt I have ever seen.  It was not that way when I was growing up!  It was a huge race and competition for my siblings and I.  We would run around like psycho’s getting as much candy as we would!

morning coffee by the water

There was this delicious coffee & cafe right across the street from where we were staying.  It was so nice getting coffee and walking along the water in the morning.  The views are beautiful and the sunshine is perfect!

Top (sold out), similar Here | Sunglasses | Hat | Earrings

kindness is cool

One of my favorite parts about blogging is getting to talk about something that I really believe in!

Bullying is a real issue!!  I actually didn’t have a full understanding of how big of an issue it is until I shared on snapchat that my daughter, Sofia, was having issues with some girls being mean to her at school.  The outpouring of stories was eye opening.  I literally sat one night for 2 hours reading so many stories and cried the whole time.  I hate it so much that people and kids are mean!!  I really don’t get it either.  It takes so much more effort to be mean and cruel.  It’s easier to just be nice! (kinda ironic the issue at Sofia’s school happened after I posted this picture to Instagram)

This company Fox & Trove has started a mission ‘to change the world by teaching kids to be kind and brave’.  I am so excited about their mission!  As a mother I have always taught my kids to be kind, respectful and to show love.   Rather than having a message of anti-bullying they have a message of pro-kindness.  Which is exactly what I believe in!  If every parent with young kids would focus on teaching their children to be kind and brave, then bullying will significantly decrease with this next generation.

Fox & Trove is a local company to me.  They are having summer camps and started to hold assemblies at the local schools this fall.  They are a great company to get behind and support and to adopt their mission.

My outfit: Jacket | Top | Jeans | Shoes | Full post Here

4 thoughts on “Florida Vacation Instagram Round Up

  1. Your pictures are always so incredibly stunning, I love them! :) This is such a beautiful and positive post, thank you for sharing. I’m glad you got to spend a wonderful vacation with your family, family days are truly everything. :) I have to say I knew I recognized those beach beds too, the Don Cesar is my absolute favourite place ever, my husband and I got married there and it holds so many special memories. Ooh and aren’t their cocktails delicious?! :) xx

    Lucy x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

  2. These photos are absolutely mesmerizing, I love how they scream love and positivity! Your family is truly a gem and I’m sending all of you lots of love! I hope Sofia’s situation is better and hopefully doesn’t happen ever again, to her nor Caleb. Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots! xox

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

  3. Thank you so much for all the love and support Rachel! You’re an amazing mama and advocate for your kids. I hope things are improving at school. Let us know if you ever need anything at all. Xo

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