travel : seaside, fl

IMG_7751this weekend, josh and i travelled with the dogs to seaside, florida for a development conference. i tagged along to enjoy the sun and sand. seaside is a new urbanism community that was beautifully master planned in the 80’s and is the location of the filming for the truman show (love that movie!) growing up, my family visited the neighboring seagrove beach every year in august. in the offseason, seaside is shockingly quiet and calm. some evenings were chilly, but the weather was beautiful during the day. we ate great seafood, lots of snow cones, and walked for hours.

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{seaside square’s quaint post office}

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{their first time on the beach at sunset}

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{lobster rolls at the shrimp shack}

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{all houses are painted in pastel shades, like this tiny pale pink one}

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{hot pink dream house}

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{breakfast tacos and mimosas at cowgirl kitchen}

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{sundog books at seaside square. we stayed at the bookstore owner’s rental home!}

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{playtime at the beach}

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{colorful walks through seaside side streets}

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{pastel shutters}

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{the best juice food truck}

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{family walks with my guys}

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{red tolix chairs at the artist’s colony}

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{seaside chapel in the community}

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bye seaside! we miss you already.

madeline

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feeling fall

feeling like fall in tennessee….like everyone else, it is my favorite season. we just celebrated my 29th birthday this week, visited a pumpkin patch, drank apple cider, and huddled around a bonfire.

feeling fall | madeline made

{pumpkins at the gentry farm}

feeling fall | madeline made

{gentry farm pumpkin patch}

feeling fall | madeline made

{birthday dinner at margot}

feeling fall | madeline made

{pumpkin branches and homemade psl syrup}

feeling fall | madeline made

{sampson and baxter}

xoxo madeline

new traditions

new traditions | madeline made

2015 so far has been about rest and recharge. we spent new year’s day exploring with the dogs and letting them run and play at an agriculture center and preserve near our home. we decided a family hike in the woods would be a tradition every year on january 1, a time to reset in nature and be together. growing up on new year’s day, my parents always cooked black eyed peas for prosperity in the coming year. last NYE we were in nyc!

do you have any new year’s day traditions?

new traditions | madeline made

don’t they look like they are having the time of their lives…?

xoxo

madeline

our new family member

if you follow me on instagram, you have probably seen that we adopted a new puppy this month, baxter. this and a few other things could help to explain the silence here on the blog in may and june. baxter is a four month old lab hound mix with a sweet temperament who stole our hearts. sampson, our other baby, is still warming up to him, as he has been an only child for four years, but i think in time they will be best friends. aren’t his little spots the cutest? we are so happy to have him as part of our family now! do you have any tips for handling and introducing two dogs? it has been a really difficult two weeks with getting some bad news, but puppy cuddles are helping me get through.

meet baxter | madeline made

sampson and baxter | madeline made

meet baxter | madeline made

 

lately, i am reading this book for book club. have you read it?

 

[natalie came to visit this month! it has rained everyday in tennessee, but we trying to spend every dry minute here.]

summer nights | madeline made

[at the end of may, we celebrated my husband joshua’s 29th birthday at gray’s in franklin.]

gallery at gray's | madeline made

gray's franklin | madeline made

{i took a modern calligraphy course with my best friend at the skillery nashville.]

modern calligraphy | madeline made

[we have been enjoying summer in nashville’s 12th south and made a stop at the biscuit love food truck.]

biscuit love | madeline made

[we went to the outdoor movie night at the belcourt theater to watch ‘singing in the rain’]

outdoor movie | madeline made

[and of course we celebrated our wonderful father on father’s day, here is us in 1989.]

happy father's day | madeline made

much love to everyone this weekend.

madeline