sometimes a staycation is all you need

In the past couple of years we’ve traveled a lot. Even though big trips are exciting and full of adventure and new experiences, I’ve realized that staycations are good for the soul. Everyone can use a lazy weekend once in a while. Time to refuel, refocus and enjoy the little things in life.

Our good friends asked us to house sit while they went out of town this weekend and it wasn’t a difficult decision in the least since their home is beautiful. We swam in the pool, watched four dogs and a cat become close friends, and cozied up on the couch while watching movies. You don’t have to hop on a plane to have a good time!

Bowl of fruit
Florida pool
Florida pool
Florida flowers
Dorkie puppy
Sparkling water
Kindle fire
Westie dog
West Highland White Terrier
Ugg slippers
I was going to film my vlog this weekend but figured a shot in my bathing suit would be too forward. Maybe on our second vlog date?

Have you had a lazy weekend lately?


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  • Rachel Murphree

    I guess I had an unintentional staycation this weekend, but it wasn’t nearly as photogenic as yours. It was more like me on the couch, braless in an over sized t shirt, reading and watching stupid videos of cats on youtube. And it was wonderful.

  • themovetoamerica

    A staycation is such a good idea! I think I will have a go at that this weekend (if the weather improves a bit as it has gone from super sunny to stormy – but still hot)!

    Lovely collection of photographs!


  • Kelly Sparrow

    I need a staycation, but it really needs to emphasize the STAY part. As in stay out of the laundry room, stay out of the grocery store, stay away from chores around the house. Great pictures!

  • Erica

    That pool.
    I would not turn down the chance to have a staycation in that pool.

  • Dannielle

    Staycations are sometimes completely what you need to recharge. We tend to pack our weekends and it’s just nice to stay home once in a while. Sounds perfect :)

    Dannielle | Chic-a-Dee

  • Treasure Tromp

    that honestly looks perfect. Sometimes sitting around, enjoying the life around you is the perfect thing to do.

  • Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes}

    Sounds like it was great, and I love the pool!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Robert Hill

    Totally agree! I have a ‘staycation’ planned for next month and can’t wait.

    Backpacks & Broken Cameras

  • amandafolk

    I’ve certainly rocked the staycation lately! There’s definitely more to be said about it than people give it credit for.

  • Jenn

    Staycations are great but are always much better when you get to stay at someone else’s house. I’m a little jealous!

  • whit | Black Little Button blog

    looks like a quality weekend. I worked 24 hours through both saturday and sunday at my part-time job. Not much relaxing until I got home at 9pm last night. :/

  • Kenzie @ Chasing Happy

    Wow, that IS beautiful! You’ve got good friends ;) Glad you had a lovely weekend!

  • Rachel

    Oh there is nothing like a relaxing rejuvinating weekend! Yours looks like it was wonderful!

  • M and L

    Love weekends like that. A good couple days of nothing but pure relaxation is sometimes better than a week of full traveling.

  • Natalie Hinkley

    Love staycations! I want to swim in that pool too, lol!

  • Blogger Ash

    Looks like a relaxing weekend. Gorgeous pool and cute doggie!

    ~Ashley (A Cute Angle)

  • Casey Martin

    Gorgeous photos and yes, staying at home if often exactly what we need! Looks relaxing!

  • Alyx

    Holy cow, I wouldn’t mind house sitting that house, either!! Sounds like a good weekend to me!

  • Sara Louise

    Last weekend our vacation was a staycation. We hit up loads of places in Provence within two hours of us, it was lovely.
    And for the past two weekends I’ve been on a couchcation – it’s been pure bliss! :)

  • Lisette H

    Well, if a bathing suit shot is good for a second date, where does this leave us? Hmm?

  • Sarah Shumate

    I would gladly house-sit for someone with a pool! Lucky you!

  • Melanie Fontaine

    You’re so right! Sometimes the best experiences are in one’s backyard! :)

  • kayleigh maryon

    That pool looks amazing. is it totally inside or a bit open? I would love to have an area like that to relax in during the summer.

  • Ech and Will

    Yay staycations! Yours looks like a dream! I want to plan one for when my husband comes back from deployment.

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