Hello from OBX!

Hello from the beautiful Outer Banks, North Carolina!


Matt and I are here enjoying a beachy vacation with our families. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and have been getting our fill of sun and sand ever since!


handstands on the beach

Below with Matt and his brothers Chris and Drew, plus my sister in law Jess and Drew’s girlfriend Morgana:

outer banks

Matt’s parents have made not one but two epic feasts for us so far. On Saturday night, we enjoyed clams with pasta!



Plus some salad to get in a little green.




For dessert, Chris and Jess had a special treat for all of us – cupcakes! Jess is pregnant (so exciting!) and they just found out the gender; the cupcakes had a colored center to reveal the gender. We all counted down and then took a BIG bite at the same time!


It’s a boy!! I guessed right. :)


Last night, dinner was some awesome kabobs on the grill.


They were AMAZING.



Time to get back out there and enjoy our vacation! We’re here for the week and will return to DC on Saturday. I’ll be popping in with a guest post on Wednesday and will try to share another beach update later in the week, but in the meantime, you can see what I’m up to on Instagram. :) 


Until next time, friends! Have a great week!


  1. 1

    I’m jealous…wish I was at the beach right now! It looks beautiful! All the food looks soooo delicious and the cupcakes are decorate so beautifully! I love the idea of coloring the cupcake filling to find out the gender of the baby…so cute!

  2. 2

    The handstand pic is phenomenal! How many takes did that require?!

  3. 4

    I’m at OBX too with my family! We’re in Duck & love it. Enjoy your vacation!

  4. 6

    I love the cupcake reveal! Pretty photos!

  5. 7

    Wow, looks like you guys are having great meals! That is such a cute way to reveal the gender, I’ve been seeing a lot of creative ways to do it!

  6. 8

    your hot pink shorts are AWESOME!

  7. 10

    Super jealous! Could do with a little beach getaway! Have an awesome break! We call them kebabs! :)

  8. 11

    Beautiful photos! Enjoy your vacation.

  9. 12

    The scenery looks absolutely beautiful and the food looks delicious. You can’t go wrong with a vacation like that!

  10. 13

    Enjoy your vacation! Looks like perfection :)

  11. 14

    YUM! Those kabobs look incredible. What is even more incredible is the beautiful views!

  12. 15

    Looks like you’re having a blast! My family used to have a house in the OBX and I love it down there!

  13. 16

    Aw, I love gender reveal cupcakes! Such a cute idea.
    It looks like you’re having a wonderful time!

  14. 17

    If you’re near Kill Devil Hills I highly recommend Mama Kwan’s. They have what I consider to be the best fish tacos in the world. And they have something called “Special Occasion Pasta” that has to have like 20,000 calories a serving (you’d definitely have leftovers!) but it’s amaaazing.

  15. 18

    Looks like a beautiful place! I’ve heard such wonderful things about North Carolina. The pasta and oysters look amazing. Congrats on welcoming a new nephew – how cute were those cupcakes!

  16. 19

    I love your hand stand! Very impressive :-)
    The food looks amazing! It’s 7.44 am and I feel like BBQ… thank’s for that :-D

  17. 20

    I love OBX! It’s such a relaxing place to go, and one of my favorite vacations.

  18. 21
    Roadrunner says

    Love the Outer Banks! And loved the handstand photo, too!

  19. 22

    I love the cupcakes, what a great idea!

  20. 23

    That cupcakes idea is adorable! And they looked yummy!

  21. 24

    Looks gorgeous! I was in OBX this time last year actually…first time, loved it :) Hope you guys have a great time.

  22. 25

    Looks awesome! But i gotta ask – aren’t those mussels, not oysters?

    • 26

      It was actually clams – typo! Will fix it when I’m on my computer next – thanks! Apparently I had oysters on the brain.

  23. 27

    I went to Duck two years ago for our beach trip and had sooo much fun! Enojy it :)

  24. 28

    Oh, I haven’t been to the Outer Banks in years… but it’s such a wonderful place!

  25. 29

    Love the outer banks! I’m impressed that you got that handstand picture!

  26. 30
    Janet george says

    Looks like clams, not oysters.

  27. 32

    Wow it looks so sunny and beautiful there, very jealous it is freezing here at the moment.

  28. 33

    FYI, those are clams, not oysters.

  29. 35

    We are heading to Duck in a few weeks with all 18 members of my husband’s family, 10 adults, 8 kids, one house but it’s going to be a blast and your pictures are making me even more excited!!!

  30. 36

    Kabobs are probably in my top 10 favorite foods. I love grilling. I love handstand pictures on the beach! I need to start practicing my hand stand so I can do that one day. Looks like youre having a great time!

  31. 37

    those cupcakes are so cute – love that idea! it looks like you’re having a fabulous vacation! (I’m super impressed with the handstands!)

  32. 38

    I think I need a cupcake now. Hehe.. Those cupcakes look so yummy! How’s the water there? I’m wondering because where I’m from in SoCal, the water’s always chilly!

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