Scenes from our Weekend : Fourth of July

We had such a fun holiday weekend for the 4th and I wish I could do it all over again!  We kicked the weekend off on Thursday when our friends from New Orleans came in town to stay with us for the weekend.   We cooked a really simple and low-key dinner for the night and visited with friends and family. 

I set the table for the 4th as I was already in the decorating spirit after Brody's birthday party and we actually never even sat at the table for dinner!  But it was still festive and looked pretty :)

The cute star napkins are from Potterybarn. 

The theme was red,white and blue all weekend long for Brody and I and we did a pretty good job!  

|| Joie Top {old}, JCrew White Chinos, J Crew Sandals {old}, Swara Jewelry Bracelets ||

My beautiful nephew, William, who turned 3 month this weekend.

Brody and his girlfriend Emilia Kate sporting their matching flag outfits.

 Fresh Tomato Pie was for dinner and it was so damn good!!!

Friday morning we loaded up the car with all of us and the dog and headed to the boat.  We were headed on the boat for the day to a fun spot called, Fort McRay, to meet some friends and relax for the afternoon. 

Brody and Mere were ready for the boat trip!

We anchored and parked ourselves on the beach for the afternoon and let the kids play in the sand and water!

Brody was such a trooper all day and I was thrilled because it could definitely have been a disaster if he was a fusspot all day! 

I was proud of us for behaving ourselves on the boat all day because we had to get home and rally for friends to come over to the house and watch the fireworks.  I kept things super simple for the evening since I knew we would be gone all day and was smart enough to throw a pork butt in the crockpot that morning before we left on the boat.  It was perfect. 

The weather was absolutely spectacular all weekend thanks to the hurricane in the Atlantic that sucked all the humidity and some of the heat out of NW Florida.  It was so pleasant (sorry to my friends on the East Coast who probably didn't have such great weather). 

One of my besties since we were 4 years old was in town from St. Pete for the weekend and it was so much fun to see her and catch up!! 

We woke up Saturday and couldn't believe the weekend was just starting.  The weather was gorgeous again, so we decided to make it a pool day at my brother and SIL's house and grill out and swim.  

|| Annie Griffin Dress ||
(Sorry, can't find the dress anywhere. It's so short on me, I have to wear it as a cover-up and not a dress.)

My MIL was set to come over and babysit Saturday night so we could take our guests out to dinner on Saturday night.  We ended up just walking from the house to one of our favorite local restaurants, Jaco's, and watched the fishing weigh-in of a big tournament that was finishing up.   It turned out to be a lot of fun.  The weather was perfect again and we enjoyed cocktails outside and ate some apps as we watched the boats come in with their prize fish!

We were sad to see Sunday come and wanted to squeeze in one last hooray, so we took our friends to brunch at the Country Club before they hit the road.  Brody posed with them for a family pic and then we kissed them goodbye to head back to NOLA.  

Matt's family are in Perdido for the week and they had lunch in Pensacola, so they came by for the afternoon to visit and play with the Brodster.  They are so sweet and good to him and can keep him entertained for hours.  So Mama was thrilled!!! 

Fourth of July weekends not complete without a big bite of watermelon, so Brody bit in!! 

I'm sad to see the weekend go, but looking forward to enjoying more summer weekends ahead.  I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend!! 

Linking up with Biana for Weekending
 Still Being Molly for Funday Monday
Mingle Monday with Meg
Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap


  1. I want to come to one of your weekends! It always looks like the spread from a great magazine!! Glad it was wonderful. xo

  2. This seriously looks like the best weekend ever! Can you set my table for parties please?? It looks straight out of a magazine!

  3. What a fun weekend! Glad to hear the hurricane or whatever it was didn't effect you. We got lucky here too just a little bit of rain! Your 4th of July table looks awesome! Seriously it looks like it came out of a magazine!

  4. Such a perfect weekend!! You are definitely the hostess with the mostess!! I love the way you did the table for Thursday night!! The day on the boat sounds like such a blast!! Thanks for linking up! xo

  5. Looks like you had such a fun weekend. Love your pretty tablescape!

  6. What fun! I love that table setting. Festive outfits all around too!

  7. Oh my gosh...that cup has got to be my fave...Party like its 1776! HA! :)
    What a fun, fun weekend. Love that y'all rocked red, white, and blue through the whole thing! xx

  8. Looks like such a fun weekend! That place setting & the "1776" cup are too fun :)


  9. I LOVE your tablescape!!! Such a perfect balance of classy and patriotic!! And that wine glass is so fun!

  10. You are a GREAT HOST! Wow. And all of that was accomplished without a formal itinerary! :) Brody and his girlfriend EK are so cute!! :) PS- you said it best when you said you woke up to Saturday and could not believe the weekend had really just begun- I felt the same way1!

  11. Those napkins!!!!!!!!!! I love your table set up - and it looks like you guys had a perfect long weekend!

  12. Loveee your tablescape! So cute. And loving all of Brody's 4th of July attire -- and yours of course! Looks like a wonderful weekend! xo

  13. Looks like you had a fun filled weekend! Much more exciting than mine! I love that plastic wine glass! And your 4th of July inspired table was perfect! I gave you a little shout out on my blog today ;) You should take a look!

  14. Love the decorations!! Those babies are so adorable! Glad to hear you had a fun filled weekend! The weather here in Dallas was pleasant as well :)

  15. Seriously how much energy do you have?! You have some amazing weekends and it seems like you are always the organizer/hostess!! I'm so impressed!! What a great weekend you had - pls tell me you sat on the couch and took a nap today (although I saw from your Instagram that's not true either!). Love love love the cup and the matching flag outfits on the babes! Brody is so adorable.

  16. That table is so gorgeous I had to pin it.

  17. Looks like SUCH a fun weekend! I want to live where you live - it looks so fun! That tablescape is perfection!

  18. Love your 4th of July tablescape! What a fun filled weekend in the sun! So jealous! Thanks for linking up! xo

  19. Looks like you had an awesome 4th! Love the festive outfits and accessories!!

  20. Looks like a fun filled weekend!

    You have such great style, by the way! I always swoon over your outfits (and Brody's, too)!

  21. Best 4th recap yet! So much fun. Right, wasn't the weather great in FL after Arthur headed up? Good timing for us. Not so much for the rest of the east coast, ha. Can't win em all. Love the napkins! Love all the red white and blue. Love the flag outfits, I die!