seaside necessities

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Beach Tote   |   White Bracelets   |   Beach Towel   |   Yellow Bikini Top (comes in lots of colors)    |   Yellow Bikini Bottoms   |   Pastel Wallet   |   White Sandals   |   Blue Maxi Dress   |   Beach Spike   |   Lip Balm   |   Gold Earrings   |   Sunglasses   |   Journal   |   Fiji Nailpolish


Today, I leave for the beach. Seaside, Florida, specifically. Golly gee whiz is this kid pumped! We weren’t able to go last year due to conflicting summer schedules between my sis and I, so it’s been two whole years (absolutely abominable) since I’ve been to my favorite place on earth. YIPPEE. So wait… have I mentioned I’m excited?

My room is currently in chaos as I prepare for a week of salt, sun, seafood and sand, but above you’ll find a general overview/wish list of my Seaside suitcase. I purchased the yellow swimsuit top in white and can’t wait to break it in. A fabulous pair of sunnies is a must (I manage to forget or loose mine this time every year so pls pray for me) and a few tubes of lip balm are absolutely necessary for braving days in the sun. There’s nothing I love more than quiet times on the beach, so I’ll be packing up my prayer journal as well! (Any journaling fans out there?)

Bottom line, I am too excited for this little getaway and hope to bring y’all along as best as I can! So be sure to tune in to Snapchat (@LonestarSnaps) and Instagram (@LonestarSouthern) for the fun. And speaking of Instagram, did you see the giveaway I posted last night?! I’m giving away a Barrington Cabin Bag (see yesterday’s post) to one of you! Be sure to follow the instructions on this picture to enter.

Final thing… I’m in huge need of book recommendations! I love futuristic-America, Hunger Gamesy, thriller/romance types because I’m a huge nerd and have no friends and would seriously love any suggestions! I just finished the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver and totally recommend it for an entertaining read.


Love from Texas,


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  1. Janine said:

    Have a good time on your trip. I love what you chose to take with you.

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  2. Courtney said:

    Great picks! Have fun on your trip! :)

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  3. Since watching your videos, you post have become so much more personable

    Cheers, Jennifer

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  4. Kelly said:

    You HAVE to check out Lara Casey’s new write the word journal for all your pretty journaling needs!!

    have so much fun! we went last October and I’m missing it so so much!

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  5. I love those bracelets, they will go with everything!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  6. Baillie Padden said:

    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is an AMAZING read! I read it on a road trip last week at the request of a friend and I couldn’t put it down!

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  7. Elz said:

    Not futuristic, but Ashley’s War is the best book I have read in years. So amazing.

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  8. Caroline said:

    All of those items are definitely musts for a trip to the beach! I LOVE journaling! I find it so calming and is a good way to get out my thoughts. I always journal after reading my Jesus Calling devotional and various prayers throughout the day if something is heavy on my heart, or I just need to talk it out!

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  9. Marisa said:

    The Morrigan’s Cross trilogy by Nora Roberts sounds like something you would definitely enjoy based on your list! Time travel, America/Ireland, thriller/romance…I loved it!

    Published 7.28.15 · Reply