The Garcia Family

The beach is definitely the Garcia Family’s “happy place.”
Baby Emma was so excited to be there, and ran straight for the water. No fear!
I think she might follow in her daddy’s sandy footsteps and be quite the surfer one day.  :)

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June 11, 2014 - 12:30 am

Peggy Hyatt - sweet pictures. I love mom in the blue dress

June 9, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Whitney Dianne - Emma is so photogenic!! Great pics! Hard to choose a favorite.

June 9, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Anonymous - Anna Mae Fitch What a joy! I love you all so much

June 8, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Maggie Kauffman - Emma you've made me smile from the first day. Happy Baby…Beautiful family! Love you all.

June 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Kathie Anderson - Really great photos of a really beautiful family!

June 6, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Leann Hellender - The last picture is so funny- I know Emma was saying NO I DONE WANT TO LEAVE! all are just fantastic!!

Outfit of the Week

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My Grandma Shirl was the linen queen. She rocked it like no one else all summer long. I love it too, and when I saw this skirt at the thrift store I thought of her and had to buy it. But we all know the problem with linen, right? Yeah. Both times I’ve worn it I’ve looked like I put it on then rolled around on the living room floor for 30 minutes. One big wrinkled hot mess! Grandma had a secret to keeping her linen clothes wrinkle free for as long as possible. If she was going somewhere special she’d plan to arrive early. Then she’d wear something she could quickly change out of and hang her linen dress/skirt/blazer in the back of her SUV. When she arrived she’d pop into the bathroom and do a quick change into her still wrinkle-free outfit. Tada! No seat belt lines, or “accidentally sat on it weird” lines. Just a crisp linen outfit. One of these days I’ll adopt her methods. But for now I’m just gonna keep walking around proudly with my “I obviously have a toddler” wrinkly skirt. :)

June 4, 2014 - 10:02 pm

Bliss Nogueira - That is the draw back with linen, but it always looks SO nice and so cool. Like your on an island having a fabulous party haha

June 4, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Peggy Hyatt - I remember :0 You look cute. love ya

June 4, 2014 - 1:10 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Jessi!!

June 4, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Jessi - I love your cute bangs and that top is so darling paired with a sunny yellow skirt! Love it all.

Jessi
http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

June 4, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Anderson Almeida - pretty thing

Local Love – Sweet Theory

How to Have a Great Day:

– You’ll want to start with a sleepy little boy sneaking into your room and waking you up with his mouth right next to your ear. He’ll say, “Get up, Mamma. It’s time to get up!”

– Tell that little boy you have a surprise treat for him. Then watch his face light up!

– Head all the way across the city to Sweet Theory Baking Company in Riverside. (It’s a drive from the beach but so worth it!) Sweet Theory is a vegan bakery that uses organic ingredients to make doughnuts, cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, and lots of other mouth-watering goodies. Everything on their delicious menu is egg, dairy, soy and peanut free. They also have some gluten-free items! Basically that all means I can eat sweet treats without feeling gross afterwards. Yes! It’s definitely on of our favorite local places to grab dessert, or breakfast, or a snack. ;)

– Let your cute side-kick pick his treat of choice. He’ll go straight for the doughnuts and pick the Homer. Get one for yourself too (obviously!) You’ll probably want to try the Stretch Pants. Then pick one more. This one is your wild card. You’re getting it “just in case.” Just in case you decide to stop by hunky husband’s office on your way home. You can’t tell him you went to Sweet Theory then show up empty-handed. You have to protect yourself! Pick the Maple Bacon for him.

– Grab your take-out box of goodness and a blanket and head to a nearby park. Then let that cute little boy attack his doughnut.

– You basically cannot have a bad day when you start it like this! Trust me. We tested it!

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PS – We did go by Anderson’s office, and he was pretty excited about the doughnut. He likes surprise as much as Kingston! Although he declared once again that he “doesn’t like bacon on his dessert.” We didn’t tell him it wasn’t even really bacon. :)

What other spots should we try for this Local Love series?!

June 3, 2014 - 2:03 am
June 2, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Anderson Almeida - thank you for calling me hunky and not chunky!!! love you, thanks for the donuts

Savannah

We took a long weekend trip to Savannah with some great friends who just happen to be the perfect travel companions. It was a business trip for them; and a play trip for us! We stayed in a really cool place and just enjoyed exploring the old city for a few days. One of my favorite things about Savannah was the contrast between the way the city felt during the day and in the evening. We walked around late one night and experienced the buzz that comes from music spilling out of restaurants doors onto the streets. Then the next morning got up early and enjoyed the quiet, peaceful moments before the rest of the city woke up. Our friends are Savannah experts and made sure we saw everything we could pack into three days. Here are just a few of my favorites from the trip:

– Forsyth Park (and all 357 squares) :)

– Music and Dancing at City Market

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– Tybee Island

– Coffee and Breakfast from Gallery Espresso, Coffee Fox and Sentient Bean

– The Forsyth Farmer’s Market – It put the Brooklyn Flea to shame! The area just south of the park was my favorite part of Savannah.

– The Mansion on Forsyth Park – This is a “sister” hotel to the one where we recently stayed in St. Augustine.

– The Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet - We made a few too may trips here. And I enjoyed each one!

The Olde Pink House

– Exploring the Historic District with no maps or GPS. It’s a beautiful place to get lost!

– River Street at night

While we were wandering around, I started taking pictures of doors and couldn’t stop. I’m weird. You can thank me later for only including a few!

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July 4, 2014 - 12:23 am

Katrina Calascione - gorgeous photos! Where exactly did you stay? My husband and I are thinking about taking a trip there for our 10th anniversary

June 3, 2014 - 11:50 am

Beka Burke - So! I just did a random search for “photography lifestyle blog” (or somesuch) and yours was one of the first links to pop up. I added you to my feedly (which, honestly, is too little “lifestyle” and “photography” and too much “horse”). While I realized that you were in Jax, I was pleased to see that you had recently visited my city! I always love to see how she is portrayed through the eyes of non-locals. Gorgeous photos!

May 21, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - You would love it! Add this to your list of things to do in "my" area!

May 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Jessica Thornton - I wanna go!

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