Sunday Snippets: The Belated Beach Edition

It’s Sunday afternoon, and it’s time for a two-week edition of Sunday Snippets!

Let’s do this thing:

Two images of Florabama sign and wood deck

  1. I was at the beach last weekend, hence the no Sunday Snippets. And to start off our beach trip after our late Thursday night arrival, Rivs, Kendall and I headed down the beach to the Flora-Bama, everyone’s favorite beach bar.
  2. Apparently, a Nashvillian was at the bar previously because I found ‘Smashville’ written on the side of the bar.
  3. We went back to the bar on Saturday night. It was a blast.A collage of two images showing the beach, ocean and sky
  4. The beach was absolutely beautiful on Friday, but it rained/misted all day Saturday. We still had a blast, playing volleyball in the rain and riding the lazy river, despite the chilly wind.
  5. I was so diligent about putting on sunscreen on Friday, and I still got burned. And then my back looked like a lobster. And it’s still peeling now. (And no, I don’t have a photo for you, even though I sent one of me making a super sad face to my little sister when I discovered the burn.)
  6. Little known fact: I’m terrified of skin cancer, and I am that kid who is constantly putting on sunscreen in my everyday life. Clearly, I failed at the beach, and I certainly hope this is not a setback.
    A dog lying on a blanket next to a person
  7. When I got home last Monday afternoon, Lucy was over the moon. So over the moon, in fact, that she laid down on top of me and allowed me to hold her paw.
  8. Yes, I totally hold hands with my dog. Judge away.Two woman smiling for the camera
  9. This past week was pretty chill, considering I’ve been crazy busy for the past few weeks, and we had the opportunity to attend a fun work event with a few friends at a new, hip restaurant in the downtown area.
  10. We ended the evening at Superior Grill, which really is fabulous. And my favorite.

    Hey, that's us with local blogger (and our driver) Jay DuCote, after crossing the finish line!
    Hey, that’s us with Bite ‘n Booze blogger (and adopted driver/co-drinker) Jay DuCote, after crossing the finish line!

  11.  Yesterday, I ran in a race with some girlfriends in the “caterpillar” division. Meaning we were wearing costumes and connected to each other throughout the entire 5K.
  12. You can’t tell too terribly well from that photo, but we were the Budweiser Clydesdales, and we pulled a red wagon — topped with two stuffed Dalmatians — throughout the entire race. We also cheered for friends, drank beers from our wagon and had a fabulous time.
  13. Moving forward, I want to do EVERY 5K like this one because it was so much fun!

Sunday Snippets

Ever wanted to know my thoughts about things? My weekend update, titled Sunday Snippets, is for you and rounds up my thoughts on the week, the events of it, shares random details on my life and more!

That’s all I have for y’all today.

What are YOUR Sunday snippets?

A woman with dark curly hair wearing a black tank top in front of a white wall

About the Author:

Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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  1. Wow, what a fun two weeks!! I love y’all’s caterpillar get-up 😉 And look at those hot, toned legs you’re rocking! *wolf whistle*

  2. oh the beach. Tell me what it is like? I havent seen it in so long (oh wait I just saw it at the beginning of last month…but that doesnt count!!! we couldnt go in the water)

    Your 5k looked like it was a lot of fun! I love the costume!

    1. Too funny about the beach! Why couldn’t you go into the water, though? It was beautiful when we went, though the water was a tad bit nippy for my taste.

      And thank you! It truly was a blast, and I loved everything about it… even though the fur was HOT.

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