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Weekending on Island Time

It's been said on this blog a million times before but it's always worth repeating: a weekend at Kiawah is so good for the soul.

It had been six weeks since I last set foot on my favorite island and y'all, six weeks was entirely too long. The only bright side to leaving yesterday afternoon was that I'll be back in two short weeks for a long weekend of 4th of July fun {and for a beach wedding!}

There are very few times that I live on "island time" but this weekend? There was no schedule to stick to. It was so incredibly nice to just wake up and go and do whatever.

There was an attempted morning run on Saturday:

Nope. I ditched that run one mile in because it was entirely too humid outside to be running around. I opted for a 3 mile walk with my mom followed up with 20 miles of island biking.

That afternoon, we threw in a little beach time plus some sunset drinks down on the boardwalk.


On Sunday, there was another 3 mile walk along the beach and the bike paths.

We followed that up with cooking a family breakfast of cheese biscuits, bacon, grits, and eggs at the house for Father's Day.
& then of course, MORE BEACH TIME!
What you don't see in these pictures is all of the wind and the piles of sand that were blowing around. We got so sandblasted out on the beach this weekend. I finally found a sweet spot on the beach to sit {right next to the water where the sand was too wet to blow} and was perfectly content out there for hours.
Leaving is always the worst but it's good to know that we'll be back soon!

Until next time, Kiawah!


  1. I loved the tidbit you shared about the biscuits and your dad!! So glad you had a relaxing weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Ugh girl, your weekends at Kiawah make me SO jealous! It's so gorgeous there and there's nothing better than being on island time. Glad you had a great weekend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Oh my goodness! It looks amazing!! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! x

    Victoria | http://www.victoriaahelenn.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Your snap with the wind blowing was crazy - but at least it wasn't a million degrees like it was down here last week. This will be the first time I'll be in Charleston for the 4th since living here, so we've been looking for fun things to do - maybe a trip over the Kiawah will be added to our agenda, too ;)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  5. Looks like you had a great weekend! I'm with Pamela - jealous of your Kiawah weekends! And it was so humid on Saturday!

    Southern Style

  6. Love! Lots of walking and bike riding sounds so peaceful, as does lots of beach time. So nice you were able to be on island time for this trip!

  7. So beautiful! Bummer about the wind but at least you found a spot to avoid it!

  8. I always love reading about your time here - it sounds like the best! That Father's Day breakfast sounds pretty good too!

  9. Your island time is exactly how I feel about my time at my parents place in the country! It's just the perfect place to unwind, but it always ends way too soon!

  10. I would love to visit Kiawah at some point! It looks so relaxing and beautiful! Love that you had a great time with your family this weekend :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  11. Kiawah looks like such an amazing retreat! I love your bike basket! Did you purchase one that color or did you spray paint it?

  12. It's SO gorgeous there! I saw the crazy wind on your snaps but I'm glad you found a nice calmer spot!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  13. Such a pretty place... and I remember those alligator signs!! Did you see that video of the one on the golf course in Florida recently. That was CRAZYYYY!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  14. That beach looks heavenly, though the "alligator" sign would terrify me! I'm not used to having these creatures roam around so freely where I live!


  15. Nothing like a trip to the beach to refresh you!

  16. Your weekends on Kiawah always looks so fun & relaxing!! It's nice to just go with the flow & not have a schedule :)

  17. I am always so refreshed by a trip to the beach! That looks like such a relaxing place. :)


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