northwest florida



It's hard to put words to these, because this is it, really. Florida is so visual; so much color.

The city of Seaside is a wonder; it's constant patterns of surfing and Starbucks runs and food trucks and grocery shopping at night. Days are spent on the beach [as soon as the sun is tame enough not to burn Abbie, who is delicate porcelain] getting slammed in the breaks, or exploring [feat. eglin air force base museum] and evenings are sunsets and fires and eating food. Quite a few of the shots toward the top were taken while I was waiting for a grilled cheese. [Those machine-looking things? Are grilled cheese machines.]

I brought Abbie into a surf shop where I bought a Channel Islands snapback, and we drooled over Al Merrick boards together. And she also took surf lessons; I saw this chica get up and ride her first wave. I could have cried tears of pride.





lOVE,
kATE



SUMMER IS BLOOMING GUYS; 
what are your summer plans?? travel plans? vacation plans? Tell me the things.
Also, is it just me or does Abbie have a really sassy grocery store face???

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  1. Oh my goodness I LOVE THAT FOR KING AND COUNTRY HAT I NEED THAT NOW OMIGOSH
    ah and that's so cool cause I'm driving through north fl now back home south so :P and I want to go to that Af base museum now *heart eyes* agh so pretty love all the pics

    ||hannah

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    1. FOR KING AND COUNTRY FOR THE WIN! <3

      Enjoyyy Florida and eat at a waffle house for meeee

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  2. I WANNA GO TO FLORIDA AND EAT GRILLED CHEESE

    ALSO I WAS GOING TO SAY "WOW ABBIE LOOK AT ALL THAT SASS" WHEN I SAW THAT PICTURE HAHAHAHA

    my summer plans aRE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON TO SEE YOU AMAZING PEOPLE. And also finishing my second draft. Because if I don't finish it by the end up summer, I'll be 300% done with myself XD

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    1. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD GRILLED CHEESE WAGON. actually it was an airstream but whatev. Except they forgot the strawberries on my strawberry goat cheese grilled cheese and I was DISAPPOINTED AND WANTED TO SCOLD THEM AND CRY AND HAVE A SMALL CHILD TANTRUM. but other than that it was chill as heck XD

      ANOFSHGRGRE I CAN'T WAIIITTT TO SEE YAAA GURL! <3

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  3. aW DO YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY THIS POST MAKES ME??? it's like y'all's life and just you guys and florida and it just makes me happy.
    plans = beach, conference in the mountains, wedding, etc
    ps SHE HAS A SASSY GROCERY FACE FOR SURE

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    1. YOU + your life and everythinggg makes me happy. And your words which make my heart like ahhhfoihwefjba

      and those summer plans sound beaut.

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  4. ASDFGHJKL SO MANY WORDS. Like Olivia is right this post just makes me so crazy happy. Y'all are definitely my favorite family.

    First off, YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILL OH MY GOSH. They're incredible!!! Like I'm seriously in love with these photos they're full of so many memories and colors and aghhh I just want to have a collage of these on my wall they're perfect.

    Also speaking of gorgeousness um LOOK AT YOU YOU'RE SO FLIPPING GORGEOUS I CAN'T HANDLE IT. Like, #modelstatus right there.

    GRILLED CHEESE MACHINE WHAT IS THIS GLORY?!

    I really want to learn to surf! I've never even tried it but it looks so fun! It slightly terrifies me but it looks like a ton of fun.

    ABBIE'S SASSY FACE WAS LITERALLY THE FIRST THING I WAS GOING TO COMMENT ON I DIED XD

    I don't really have any summer plans so far, things should be pretty chill. Lots of hanging out with friends and just enjoying time off! So excited to see photos from y'all's upcoming trip!!!! xx <3

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    1. duuuudee :') bless your beaut heart

      THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 I must admit, I was pretty happy to see that they came out really pretty because I hadn't really even had a chance to go through them thoroughly until I put this post together, so that means sooo much! <3

      AND EEEEPPGGRSGDG GIRL, BACK AT YOU. YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS ALSO.

      The grilled cheese machines were amazing and the surfing was amazing. Abbie was a little hesitant to try it for those reasons too, and she ended up not really being a fan. XD But it's definitely something I would reccomend giving a shot, I personally love it!

      those summer plans = bomb.com Chill summers with friends are the best. <3

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  5. AWW SERIOUSLY LOVED THIS POST SO MUCH <3 like it's so full of happy and good memories and travel vibes and beautiful things like that. florida is an incredible place. i was there when i was super little, but all i remember is eating pizza on the beach and making sand castles on the shore and watching the waves crash against the beach.

    i think surfing would be an incredible undertaking <3 i mean, NOT ONLY is it like GOALSSS but also um like so brave and thrilling and ADRENALINE RUSH???

    AND ABBIE'S SASSY FACE AHAHA xD ^_^

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    1. that sounds like such a gorgeous childhood memory of Florida though <3 It's one of my favorite places on this good earth. There's just something about it.

      AND SURFING aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh it's honestly one of my favorite things. Second to writing. There's nothing else like it.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRL <3

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  6. I can't believe i haven't seen your blog before now, it is spectacular and so are you. <3
    Ava of Quiet Land

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    1. AWWW, thank you, Ava! That's so sweet of you. I look forward to checking your blog out!!

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  7. These pictures are sooooooo gooooooood ughhhh.

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  8. OKAY SO I'M CRYING FOREVER AND I DON'T HAVE ANY WATER LEFT IN MY BODY. *shrivels up*

    first -- HAHA ABBIE IS IN A LOT OF THE pHOTOS. absolutely loves. second -- grilLED CHEESE MACHINES? jaawhah.a whata. i love it.

    and then these pictures. my heart is fuller than the pacific ocean. who am i. ouch ouch ouch ouch. florida looks wonderful and my goodness. I CAN'T TALK BECAUSE MY HEART HURTS SO MUCH RIGHT NOW AND I AM IN SO MUCH PAINNNNN OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

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    1. aaaaaghhgghsad THANK YOU CALLY. And honestly most of the photos I take have Abbie in them. She is always nearby and also so photogenic so that works. XD

      like your words mean sososo much to meee, thank youuu <3

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  9. THE GROCERY STORE FACE oh my worrrrddd. I die.

    Gorgeous photos!! Looks like a crazy adventure. :) jealous of your colourful life!! ♡

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    1. right though??? XD

      Thank you so much, Olivia!!

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  10. I love the grocery story face. It is the grocery store face of all faces XD. Ok and the pictures were AMAZING. (As usual) and adventures. Gah. Adventures are life.
    Basically I love all of this and Florida has just moved up on my places to go list.

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    1. Florida is amaaazzing. As is Abbie's face expressions. XD Just too much sass goin on. I don't know how she does it.

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  11. I love Florida. And these pictures are so happy and fun. ♥

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  12. love love love love loveeee thissss!! DUDE ABBIE'S GROCERY STORE FACE IS LITERALLY GREATNESS. *laughing emojis* ahhhhhh, man. Mine and Abbie's sass would get along JUSSSSSTTTT fine.

    I am in love with all these pictures and you and Abbie are literally two of the most gorgeous people on the planet I think??? yeah.

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG JUST AS A WHOLE :'''')

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    1. DUDE YOU ARE THE MOST GORGEOUS ON THE PLANET OK <3

      Um yours and Abbie's sass would get along so well that the rest of us prolly wouldn't be able to handle it??? XD Like my goodness SO true ahaha

      DUDE THANK YOU <3 I NEEEEED TO CHECK OUT YOURS ASAPPPP

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