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Weekending: The Edisto & Birthday Edition

I'll tell you what, there's something about a weekend at the beach that is good for the soul. That combination of salty, humid air combined with sand beneath your toes, a drink in your hand, and good friends surrounding you does wonders.

It was a much needed weekend by the time that we all arrived super late Friday night { ... or very early Saturday morning}.

I started out my Saturday on Edisto by sleeping in and then taking off for a two mile run around the island. Who's ready for me to continually talk about running / half marathons for the next ten months?! Get excited, y'all.

The rest of Saturday morning was spent running errands around the island and sippin' on a Peach Bellini {otherwise known as the "Chessini"} before scooting down to the beach for a little bit.

Our favorite Londoner thoroughly enjoyed being back in the warm sunshine and by the ocean, if you couldn't tell.

& the boys had fun playing games.

But my favorite part of the weekend was Saturday night's dinner.

That's right. I finally got my Low Country Boil!!!!

Plus, a pretty sunset.

But most importantly, the Low Country Boil.

When your Sunday morning starts out with Funfetti pancakes {compliments of Patrick's mom & Patrick} and bacon and at the beach... you know that it's going to be a great Sunday.

Why the Funfetti pancakes you ask?


It was the perfect weekend to end year #26 for me.

Don't worry. I plan on doing a full week of birthday celebrations around here {did you expect any less?} but it was nice to have a slow, lazy weekend at the beach to get it started!


Linking up with Biana and Meghan for their Weekending series.


  1. Happy Birthday, Chesson! So glad we were able to help celebrate!

  2. Happy happy birthday pretty lady! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend and I agree, there's something about a beach weekend that's good for the soul!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I think the beach is the perfect place to kickstart birthday celebrations and now I need to find that pancake mix.

  4. Happy Birthday, lady! A full week of celebrations is how I like to do it too but it looks like you're off to a great start because this looks like the perfect summer weekend. I never knew about funfetti pancakes and I have to get my hands on some now soon!

  5. Happy birthday, pretty lady! And by the way...you can talk about running ANY old time to this miss!

  6. I'm starting my half marathon training this week! We can be obsessed with talking about it together! Happy birthday!

  7. How fun!!! A weekend at the beach is always good for the soul!

  8. Awwww....what an awesome way to kick off the birthday celebrations! (And now I'm going to have to go to the grocery store to find some funfetti pancake mix...seriously!) Ok...so is a "low country boil" essentially a shrimp boil??? I'm a B.I.G. fan!

  9. ahhh the food looks amazing. stop having such fabulous weekends, my soul is super jealous of your soul.
    happy birthday!

  10. Happy Birthday!! I love starting my mornings with a run
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  11. Yaaayy I hope you had a great weekend!! Funfetti pancakes sound awesome :) We need to make it down to Edisto!


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