Sarah Soda Part One

First off—props to my clever husband for the spelling of “Sarasota” in the title of this post.
He must’ve taken good notes when I named our San Diego album on Facebook “Sandy Eggo”.
Proof that men can be trained.

Anyhow—I have so much to share about our 5 day little getaway.
Which is pretty pathetic considering it was only 5 days.
I was not kidding when I said I took 563 photos. I may or may not be a little click happy.
Especially after Happy Hours.

This post could easily end up being as long as the great wall of China, however I am going to do my hardest to make sure that does not happen.
Meaning, it probably will be the length of the great wall. Maybe longer. I suck at sticking to original intentions.

Here we go yo.

Day 1: Thursday night. We flew. I drank wine beforehand.  It was the most enjoyable/calmest flight I have ever been on. I am not even giving full credit to the wine either.
I have Keith, chewed up gum, sparkly shoes, and these amazing clouds to thank for taking my mind off the fact I was 30,000+ feet in mid-air.
I mean seriously. Look at the beauty. I would fly every day just so I could see sights like that.
That was a lie. But really, it was gorgeous.

Speaking of gorgeous, our hotel wasn’t half bad either.

Day 2: Stocked up on the necessities at the nearest Whole Foods. Any Whole Foods lovers out there?
My husband HATED the store. In his defense, anything organic or healthy we are not used to. I may be partially to blame on that one.

We started at our hotel pool which looked like this.
And then we realized we would be much better off crashing another hotels pool. Which is what we did. We are so rebellious like that. Clearly we made a wise move. I mean duh. They had poolside food and drink service. Who doesn’t that excite?

Our evening was a simple delicious dinner out {using a restaurant.com gift card}. Yes, we searched for good deals before we went. We may be rebellious but at least we are thrifty.

Day 3: It was Cinco De Mayo. Why wouldn’t I begin the holiday by singing and dancing on the bed?
Yes, I realize. I should be ashamed of myself for posting such ridiculous pictures. But I am not.

We made our way to Siesta Key Beach {#1 beach in the US…represent} and crashed yet another hotel’s pool. We quickly made friends with the other 5 year olds splashing around and felt right at home.

Margaritas, live music, and Mexican music obviously were on the agenda for the day.

As was a fabulous dinner out in downtown Sarasota and a 5 minute run through of Whole Foods where we {I} sampled everything in sight.

.......And I just realized this is getting to be pretty lengthy.
Come back Friday for the rest of the trip ya heard?
See you then lovers.




  1. i totally feel like i just went to china with you. wait, is that where you were? :) ... anywho, love that you two were cheap, love that you dance on beds, and love you in a bikini (holy BOD). just wait ... 120 comments coming about your rockin' body. wait for it ...

  2. Thanks for making the place that has my heart look so good. You definitely did it justice. Can't wait to see the rest! I agree...women would kill for your body!


  3. Yep-- here comes another comment about that rockin' bod. seriously lady? can we get some fitness tips up in this piece or whaat?! looks like a fabulous trip!! can't wait to see more...

  4. I soooooo need a vacation- and that yellow shirt! Where did you get it?

  5. How in the world did you get such a gorgeous picture of clouds from an airplane window?! Also, Erin, I just want to tell you that you seem like a beautiful person, inside and out. And now I'll stop being a creeper. ;)

  6. What a fun trip! I love your pictures, especially the pretty beach photos. You must have an awesome camera or some amazing editing skills!! Please teach :)
    AND please share where you get your ADORABLE clothes :)

  7. Agree- you take amazing pics! Your hotel should probably be paying you for this post because the shots of your room are great!

    The worst part about a vacation are the days immediately following it. At least its almost the weekend!

  8. I need your toms, that place is absolutely gorgeous, I have that same tote bag and you look slammin' in a bikini.

    I think I covered everything.

  9. Seriously gorgeous. You've just given me one more good reason (presentation) to coax my hubby into relocating! AND what are you eating or doing to look like that?? DAM!

  10. I looooove your jumping on the bed pictures!! Trip looks great so far!!! :)

  11. Loving your toe polish! I have on the same color right now! Mucho thanks to the boyfriend, who does my tootsies for me :)

  12. Recently stumbled across your blog and glad I did! Love your style...keep it up. :)

  13. what a fun trip! looks like y'all had a awesome time!

  14. OMG! Y'all are too cute!!! Sarasota/Siesta Key are my favorite places on the West Coast of FL!

  15. Please Lord let me be as "bikini ready" as Erin is in just 3 weeks time. I'm counting on you, big man.

  16. Creepy that I knew exactly where you were in every single picture? Even down to the hotel on siesta key? Perhaps.

    Glad you had a great trip to my home away from home. No place like it.

  17. What an awesome trip! I love your coverup!

  18. i totally wish i knew you were coming! that's where i live, and your post made me laugh! you're to cute.

  19. Your hotel looks amazing and I'm totally jealous of this entire trip. Next time you vacation, I'd appreciate an invite. Thanks :)

  20. Things I love most about this post: Sparkly TOMS, Siesta Key (most amazing place ever), the fact you used a restaurant.com gift card, your toe nails (is that weird?)and how cute you and the hubs are!

    Fantastic trip, friend!

  21. love all the cute outfits, mexican food, & the pretty beach! My kind of get away!

  22. Siesta ahhhhhh we were there last summer and it was fab! gorgeous gorgeous :) next stop is Naples for you and the hubs. ok? I think you will make that happen if I know you at all.

    still hating your beach bod.

  23. We were just there adopting our daughter :)


  24. Can you believe I live less than 4 hours from Sarasota (Sarah soda? lol) and I've never been?! Looks so beautiful. Thanks for taking us along. Seems you had a great time. I gotta start taking some better pictures for my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. What a fun trip. I keep seeing everyone's vacation photos, and it is making me so anxious for my own (...in August).

  26. Love this post-- can I please go with next time?

  27. Please tell me that your husband does not take pictures of you doing crazy things (i.e., jumping up and down on the bed), because if he does, my husband is going to be in some serious trouble for not enlightening me while I do the same.

  28. Wow! First of all, you are gorgeous. Second of all, I am totally jealous of your trip. My husband hates whole foods too, he calls it "Whole paycheck". :)

  29. Girl, your body is so slammin'. It's insane.

  30. I love the necklace that you are wearing with the yellow top! Where is that bad-boy from, I must have one! :)

    xo Teresa

  31. So glad you had such a fun trip!


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)