Santa Rosa Beach Vacation Recap

Hey guys! So this past week I’ve been in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and let me tell you…it was perfect. The weather was glorious and the view was beautiful.

We stayed in a cute little cottage a little over a mile away from the beach which I find to be quite peaceful and wonderful when I’m trying to actually have a non-stressful vacation. Anyone else feel the same?

I can’t keep all these beautiful pictures of the beach to myself…so, I MUST share! Enjoy!

*Also, there might be pictures of me thrown in there too. I know I’m not as beautiful as the ocean, so you can just scroll past the ones of me if you want Winking smile

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Can you spot the puppy?

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Okay, that house was mega huge.

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Arrived in Alys beach and decided to take a break!

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When we got in the car, look what we found on the road. Who does this?

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Just a couple more of the beach, please! Gosh, so beautiful. I wish I had a real camera. It would look so much more beautiful.

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Okay, look out for food pics on Wednesday!

XX audrey

Questions:

  • Where’s your favorite place to go for vacation?

A look into the past…

Well, I can’t believe it! 2013 is just about over.

Since Brittany did a 2013 recap of positive events in her life, I thought I would do the same!

Here we go:

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Took this photo as soon as I thought of my blog name and purchased my domain. The beginnings of In Shape Cupcake!

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I trained my butt off for this half marathon and went under my goal time. I was shooting for 1:55 but ran it in 1:51. I was so happy!

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I started lifting weights in 2013. It was the best decision ever.

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I learned the importance of drinking green smoothies for breakfast.

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Got to review some cool products: Cocozia, Quest Nutrition, Crunch Master, Sweaty bands, and Swanson…

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Went on awesome hikes!

Cardio Functional Workout

Made some awesome workout printables.

Photo: 3 mile run. The @purelytwins new 24 min workout. A little core work. Lower body toning and a little bicep/shoulder action. Haven't been able to do anything since I got back from Texas on Monday so a full body workout this Christmas AM was just perfect. Have a Merry Christmas!

I also burned some major calories this year. Kicked butt, baby!

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Turned 18 in April!

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Graduated high school in May…

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Got to go on a really fun beach trip!

Photo: Yesterday, my mom and I went to help package food! Word Alive Church is just so awesome! #project58 #shine #pray #fast #give #Isaiah58

Helped with Project 58 and we packed 100,400 meals! It was so awesome!

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Headed to Texas the weekend before Christmas to see my sister and brother in law!

Miranda!

Hayley!

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Met some really awesome and powerful bloggers!

There was a lot more I got to do, obviously, but these were just a few of the things that stood out to me!

Have a great Friday, y’all!

Questions:

  • What were some things you did in 2013?

 

Hiking The Walls of Jericho

Yes, I hiked the Walls of Jericho on Tuesday.

And it was very, very interesting. I love me some hiking so I totally jumped on board to go get out in nature during Spring Break.

It was a whole day trip so I’m going to recap my whole day with lots of pictures! Hey, isn’t that what bloggers do anyway?

Yes.

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Tuesday

Alarm went off at 6:30.

I (well first, I put in my contacts) made myself a green smoothie and did not take a picture because it wasn’t pretty for some reason…

So here’s a recycled photo

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I actually had coffee that morning too, and if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you would see that I’ve really cut back on my coffee intake. Coffee is now a treat. If you want to know why I have decided to do so, click here. I’ve been drinking way more green tea instead.

I drink coffee every other day now, but I decided to have a few cups on my trips.

We left around 9 AM and headed to North Alabama…very North.

We got “hangry” around 11:30 and stopped at Walgreens to grab a Clif Bar. Yum! I rarely eat these, but it definitely helped me during the hike.

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It took us a while till we got to the trail head, but we arrived! Yay!

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We got ready and started on our hike! And I made sure to turn on my GPS watch but, I’m horrible at stopping it and forgetting to turn it on for over half a mile.  WhoopsEmbarrassed smile

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I’m obviously too cool to pose right for pictures.

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It was a beautiful day for hiking!

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The backpack holder, AKA my Dad.

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I saw a lot of couple’s initials on trees along the way. There was one tree I saw that had so many markings that you couldn’t even tell what they said anymore!

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There was a weird and old cemetery by the camping sight…

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And I got to be in TWO places at once today! The TN border was right by this tree.

You bet I put one foot in TN and one foot in AL!

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Back at the camping sight to eat food!!!! We didn’t make a fire but other people did before us.

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We packed:

  • Sunchips
  • Almond butter and Jelly sandwiches
  • Apples
  • Boiled eggs
  • Water

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I ate my AB&J sandwich in a Flat Out Wrap

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After we ate, we started hiking back!

Back at the car, so happy Smile

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Oh my goodness, look at that hair. Hiking hair, for sure.

Very, very tired though.

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We want to go to sleep now!

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We stopped at an awesome coffee shop in Boaz, AL. I love this place!

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I tried the Black Satin Dark Roast and it was so tasty!

Then we headed home!

Great trip, so much fun Smile

XOXO Audrey

 


Questions:

  • Do you like hiking?
  • What is your favorite protein bar?