How To: A Day at the Beach

Alright this is the last of the round-up of spring break pictures!

You can see parts one and two in my previous posts if you’re just now joining along!

Seriously still just feeling so happy on the inside right now looking at these pictures. Kind of wishing we were still there. But Johnnyswim was at school today and it was incredible and I love them so actually I’m glad we’re back haha. (If you haven’t listened to their music…Go. Now. Do it.)

This is what a typical day looked like for us…minus actually being able to put on a swimsuit and play on the beach…but hey ya gotta make the best out of what ya got!!

SO…lets begin…

How To: A Day at the Beach

1. Coffee. Always start the day with coffee. I don’t care if you’re at the beach or not, coffee is part of the formula to a good day. Always. Haha. But really, we lived off coffee. We had the Chemex, the espressos machine, and pot coffee. And there was always one being used and coffee cups in the sink.

Grind it by yourself…

or with a friend…

then add creamer or don’t add creamer…your choice.

2. Grab a book. I would have to advise some reading. Zoe pointed out at the beginning of the week how funny it was that if you looked at almost any surface in the house you’d find a Bible, notebook, or some other time of book…usually all three in a stack with another stack right next to it. Teagon chose to take my book one morning and join the fun! Anyone read Love Does by Bob Goff?? I would HIGHLY advise it…I’m rereading it before I start his wife’s new book that JUST came out. Love Lives Here.

3. Find a 3 year old, a dog, and your mom and hit the beach for some early morning running around and playing. If you can’t find them just go by yourself. Run around a little. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. Does some good for your soul 😉

4. When it gets a little bit later and everyone else is getting up, drag them outside to play with you. Any spike ball fans?? It’s our favorite!!

5. Pet your dog. Or if you’re lacking in the dog category. Pet someone else’s dog. If your in Hilton Head you’ll have plenty to choose from.

6. Take a pic of ya pretty mama.

7. Buy a top and straw for your mason jars. And mason jars if you need to. This is optional and idk why I love them so much, but I do haha. Also buy an Eleswims swimsuit. Obsessed. And I’m really happy about the fact one pieces are making a comeback.

8. Join your buddies in the hot tub. I repeat: Hot tub. Need I say more?

9. Pass out. While eating.

10. Ride a bike. (We ate pzookie every night so this was actually vital hahahaha)

11. Wake up from your nap and run around on “tha beach” some more!!!

12. Get done and drink a slurpy and if you’re a dog, or a dog is your spirit animal, crawl up in someone’s lap and take a nap.

13. Put your underwear on your head because why not?

14. FOOD. Get everyone together in the kitchen and cook! Burgers, steak, chicken, shrimp, and spring rolls are the best combo if you ask our crew.

15. Make a pzookie. Not just one night. But every night. Might gain a pound or two but its ok I promise. Its worth it. I have honestly never seen people bond like they do when they’re eating a pzookie. Quite the experience.

16. Get a little crazy on a sugar high than put Saran Wrap across each others faces to see what they look like and laugh so hard you pee on yourself.

Hope you enjoyed my first how to post and hope that next time you’re at the beach your time is as joy-filled and full of love and life as ours was!! Its truly amazing how wonderful living a life with Jesus can be. He’s with me in the lowest valleys and also the highest mountains. And I love how he can take the little things and fill them with the greatest joy! Wow He’s so good and so kind.

 

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22 responses to “How To: A Day at the Beach”

  1. Rachel Rogers says:

    This is so cute

  2. Shari says:

    Never realized how much fun one could have at the beach in cold weather 😂

  3. Shari says:

    If you’re looking for an awesome place to stay in Hilton Head call Marc Chary 770-335-9880 he has the house we stayed in and 2 others. Ours slept 16 and was fantastic!!! Tons of amenities!

  4. Lindsay Kate says:

    That beach looks gorgeous!
    Definitely gonna go there next, one day!
    If you don’t mind me asking, I love your black overals, where did you get them from? I LOVE overals!

  5. MaryKate!! they have really great overalls at Forever21 right now. like seriously–they’re the best fitting ones i’ve found and they’re like 30$. i share your love of overalls & i understand how hard it is to find good fitting ones!!!

  6. Moni Brians says:

    Your trip looks like an absolute BLAST! I’m so glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful Hilton Head Island! It really does feel like a Nicholas Sparks book when you are there! And you also managed to get some of the cutest pictures of little baby T!!!! You mentioned you got a new camera, are these taken with the new camera or what camera did you use??

  7. Moni says:

    Your trip looks like an absolute BLAST! I’m so glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful Hilton Head Island! It really does feel like a Nicholas Sparks book when you are there! And you also managed to get some of the cutest pictures of little baby T!!!! You mentioned you got a new camera, are these taken with the new camera or what camera did you use??

  8. Amanda says:

    MaryKate, you use the classic VSCO presets right? Do you end up having to tweak them a lot to get them the way you want them to look? I’m interested in buying them but would love your feedback!!! Thank you!

    • marykate says:

      Hi! Yes I use the classic ones. They are so easy to use. I don’t tweak them much at all…just like lighting things!

  9. Rachel Anne says:

    Absolutely love pzookie!

  10. Lauren says:

    What size Ele swimsuit do you wear?? We have similar body types and I’m trying to figure out what size to order :)))

  11. Carolyn says:

    This was such a lovely, cosy post – thank you so much for sharing! And your photos are so lovely!

    Carolyn x
    Faithfully Carolyn

  12. McKenna Watson says:

    Hey! Love your posts! Would you mind sharing what camera/lenses you use???

    • marykate says:

      These were taken on a Canon Mark III, but I just started using a Canon 6D with a 50mm lens 🙂

  13. Hannah Hough says:

    these are beautiful!! what lens were they taken on? 🙈

  14. Hannah Blankenship says:

    What kind of dog do you have? She’s so cute!

  15. Lucy says:

    Hey MK, I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Where did you get the black swim suit with the tie straps?? Thanks!!!

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