4th of July on the Sound Photo Recap

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend. If you’re like me and having a hard time coping with the fact that it’s Monday, go ahead and check out this article about the cutest dogs on Instagram. It’s sure to make your Monday 100% better. Maddie in the sleeping bag is one of my faves!

As I mentioned in my last post, Isaac and I spent the holiday weekend in North Carolina on the Albemarle Sound with Alyssa and her family. Her parents (Ginny and Bob) were gracious hosts and included us as in everything as if we were family. The weather seemed a little iffy, but we ended up having sunny days with a few showers in the afternoon or evening. Each day we woke up, got a little workout in, ate breakfast and then headed out for some sunshine and water activities with Ginny, Bob, Alyssa’s Pop-Pop (who’s turning 95 tomorrow!!) and her 6 year-old niece, Addy. Boating, swimming, paddle boarding, jet skiing, water skiing, kayaking, tubing and fishing — you name it, we did it.

Each evening we enjoyed delicious meals and relaxed. The fireworks show was canceled due to the weather so we missed those, but we still got to participate in an epic golf cart parade (see the awesome photos below) and attend a cookout at the community clubhouse so all wasn’t lost. Overall, it was a lovely little weekend — although as usual, it went by waaaay too fast.

Here’s a photo recap, with descriptions when needed — mainly for the food. 😉

Red White and Blue Nails

To start the weekend off I got a celebratory manicure at Atir. I loved this and might just have to do something similar every year from here on out.

4th of July Parade

The golf cart parade I mentioned above. Check out how festive the cart looked.

Uncle Sam

And please check out Uncle Sam and his lei.

4th of July Alyssa

Ginny and Chole

Boating

4th of July Cookout Food

4th of July feast! Thanks to Ginny I had plenty of gluten-free options all weekend, which I was so thankful for. This plate includes a gluten-free bun, gluten-free andouille chicken sausage and TWO gluten-free pasta salads — Ginny’s tuna pasta salad and this healthy pasta salad that I recently posted.

Watermelon Pizza

And watermelon pizza with coconut cream for dessert. It was almost a Pinterest fail until Alyssa saved the day by suggesting we thicken the coconut cream with a little xanthan gum. Worked like a charm, although I have to warn you, it’s really hard to spread whipped cream (of any kind) on watermelon because it’s really slippery.

PaddleboardingFishing in the Rain

Fishin’ in the rain!

Love Grown Foods Oats

My breakfast of choice over the weekend. I had forgotten how good Love Grown Foods Super Oats are.

planking on a tube

Alyssa practicing for the Pure Barre Plank Off this coming weekend. Pure Barre Near West End better watch out. 🙂

Cherry Date Balls

Cherry Larabar balls I brought along for snacking. <— Recipe coming soon!

Isaac Driving the Boat

Isaac got to drive the boat! Look at that smile.

Chloe and Alyssa

Chloe got to swim with her new life jacket. Again, look at that smile.

Pipcorn

Even our car snacks were festive this weekend. Thanks to Pipcorn for sending me a few samples of their amazing small batch popcorn. I’m in love with all the flavors, but as a kettle corn lover the kettle flavor is definitely my fave.

Addy Napping

Addy napping on the boat depicts exactly how I felt when my alarm went off this morning.

Monday Coffee

Thankfully there was Alchemy Coffee to be had!

How was your weekend? Did you travel somewhere fun or stay at home and relax? ALSO, did you happen to catch the Women’s World Cup game last night?!? So awesome and a great way to end 4th of July weekend. Go America! 

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    15 comments
    1. Mindy
      July 10, 2015 AT 1:12 pm

      Love your bathing suit Brittany! Where is it from?

    2. happyjetlagger
      July 7, 2015 AT 6:56 am

      Love the nails!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 7, 2015 AT 2:23 pm

        Thank you. Aren’t they fun?!

    3. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss
      July 6, 2015 AT 2:52 pm

      Best holiday weekend ever. I’m already missing the sleep, the scenic workouts, your Chinese fire drills, and talking really loudly because my head is full of water. <3 U-S-A!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 7, 2015 AT 2:23 pm

        Seriously, so fun! Can we go back next weekend!?!

    4. Char @ Nutritiously Fit
      July 6, 2015 AT 2:06 pm

      I absolutely LOVE your nails. What a great idea!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 7, 2015 AT 2:24 pm

        Thank you, Char! 🙂

    5. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
      July 6, 2015 AT 1:31 pm

      What a festive Fourth! I love SUP.

    6. Alex @ get big, go to work
      July 6, 2015 AT 1:31 pm

      Looks like it was such a fun weekend!! SUP is so much fun. We stayed in town and had a really low key holiday. No fireworks here either because of the rain.

    7. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
      July 6, 2015 AT 1:29 pm

      That sounds like such a fun weekend!!! We went tubing down the James river on Saturday (with about 75 other people!) so it was crazy but definitely a good time!

    8. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      July 6, 2015 AT 1:26 pm

      What a fun weekend! Way to celebrate the 4th right!

    9. themindfulmaritimer
      July 6, 2015 AT 1:23 pm

      Looks like it was an awesome weekend! I can’t wait for the larabar recipe! I’ve been looking for a good one 🙂 Also, that watermelon cake is fab! Pinterest to the Rescue!

    10. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      July 6, 2015 AT 1:11 pm

      So much fun! Looks like an action packed weekend.

    11. Michelle Hunt (@PeachyPalate)
      July 6, 2015 AT 12:41 pm

      So much blue red and white!!! And lots of sunshine! Looks like the perfect weekend!

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