Five on Friday

Hello from Mexico! I bet you thought I’d skip my post for today. No way! I am bringing you a Riviera Maya edition of 5 on Friday…

– ONE – A little peek into my packing earlier this week:

 One of the greatest things about vacationing “off season” is that bikinis are super cheap! I scored the polka dot bikini from Victoria’s Secret for $14!

I made sure to pack our bags wisely. And by wisely I mean we only packed travel size everything so we didn’t have to wait on checked bags – the sooner we could get our toes in the sand the better! Oh, and thanks to Laura for the awesome iHome recommendation!

 – TWO – I wanted to make sure that McKinsey and I were going to be drinking in style on the beach so I whipped up a few customize tumblers for us. Large cups are a necessity for all-inclusive destinations. If you don’t bring your own, you usually end up with teeny cocktails from the resort. But not us! We were prepared!

I picked up the mason jar tumblers from Walmart and purchased the monogram decals from Paisley Peacock Gifts etsy shop.

– THREE – After compiling all of your book recommendations, I went to the library and signed up for half of my reading list {every book had a wait list}! Days before the trip the library notified me that I had a few books waiting for me to pick up! Perfect timing. Here’s what I ended up with:

 – FOUR – Vacation mani/pedi – the brighter the better!

– FIVE – Sorry y’all, but I have to get back to cabana!

Happy long weekend!


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  1. Je Ne Sais Quoi Jules
    August 30, 2013 / 11:10 am

    I LOVE Riviera Maya… totes jelly! Swimsuits are all SUPER CUTE, great mani/ pedi, the resort is beyond beautiful & the bringing your own cups is GENIUS!!!! I am so doing that on my next all inclusive vacay!!! Have a blast!!!Jules

  2. Taylor Jeavons
    August 30, 2013 / 11:26 am

    I am making those cups… STAT! Super jealous of your vacation 🙂

  3. Charlotte Hayes
    August 30, 2013 / 11:29 am

    JEALOUS of your trip! Post more pics when you get back!<3, Charlotte

  4. julia rose.
    August 30, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    so stinking jealous!! have a BALL, pretty girl! and those mason jar drinkies? i NEED some!

  5. Lorraine
    August 30, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    Looks like you're having an amazing trip! SO jealous!

  6. Colleen Sullivan
    August 30, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    You must be having the best time! Love you bikinis! You could easily mix and match them all!

  7. Bekah Walsh
    August 30, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Let me know how The Glass Castle is…my MIL gave it to me to read awhile back but I still haven't…don't know a thing about it!

  8. Amanda {Kids and Cabernet}
    August 30, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    Have a great time!! I love the cups – such a good idea 🙂

  9. Rachel S
    August 30, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Have a good time! Let me know how Beautiful Creatures is. I watched the movie and was wondering how good the books were!

  10. Maureen SIM
    August 30, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    So jealous of your amazing vacay!P.S. Let me know what you think of commencement! I loved it as a nice, fun read!

  11. Maureen SIM
    August 30, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    So jealous of your amazing vacay!P.S. Let me know what you think of commencement! I loved it as a nice, fun read!

  12. Blondie
    August 30, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    Jealous of that cabana view!! Your mason jar tumblers are so fun!

  13. Jess
    August 30, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    Have a blast and soak up that sun, girl! xo

  14. Tammy Jo
    August 30, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Have a blast I know you are jealous of me sitting at work till 6 🙁 Drink one (or 6) for me 🙂

  15. Tara {The Silver Lining}
    August 30, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    How fun is your trip going to be?! Such cute suits and you are so prepared with your adorable cups. Have a fabulous trip!!! I also want to know what you think of commencement as I have it but haven't read it yet.

  16. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    August 30, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Wow, looks like you're in paradise. 🙂 I love these cups, so cute! I didn't read The Beautiful Creatures, but the movie was really good.

  17. the girl in the red shoes
    August 30, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Wow, have a fantastic weekend! Those bikinis and tumblers are adorable!

  18. Megan
    August 30, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Those bathing suits and the tumblers are adorable! Where are you staying? We'll be in the Rivera Maya this Fall 🙂 Can't wait!MeganIG: megawatHello Newlywed Life Blog

  19. [darci @ the good life]
    August 30, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Would it be too intrusive if I jet setted down there this afternoon to join y'all?? Surely not, right??? ;)I love all of your swimmies – so cute!! And you know how to pack for vacation! Smart girl!Hope y'all are having so much fun! Please drink an extra cocktail or six for me and take a nap in that amazing cabana! xoxo!

  20. Sha
    August 30, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    Looks like such a wonderful vacation!

  21. Lauren Davison
    August 30, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    Looks like you're having a great time! We leave for mexico in Nov. and the diet began on Monday! Love those tumblers! fellow usweekly addict right here!

  22. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    August 30, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Awe I am SO jealous!!! Have so much fun reading those books and bumpin' your speaker!!

  23. Jessica @ Better Together and Forever
    August 30, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Jealous of your Mexico vaca! Hope you are having fun! 🙂

  24. The Eberspachers
    August 30, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    Love your polka dot bikini!! Nothing screams vacation like that does 🙂 so jealous of you and your cabanas. Enjoy the rest of your vaca 🙂

  25. Sarah
    August 30, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    $14 for that bikini? Great deal!!Have an amazing time in the sun!!!

  26. Brianne Bracco
    August 30, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    Yay for vaca!!! Love all the bikinis!!!

  27. Kristin
    August 31, 2013 / 4:04 am

    Enjoy your vacation!! Love all your bikinis!

  28. Laurie Tester
    August 31, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    Have a wonderful vacation! Sounds like you'll have a wonderful time!

  29. Jordan Cole
    August 31, 2013 / 5:53 pm

    I love you for still using the library! And that shell bikini, LOVE!

  30. Kathy @ Vodka and Soda
    September 2, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    the glass castle is such a great book!!!! so jelly you're leaving for vacay :)-kathyVodka and Soda

  31. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    September 3, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    did you use the ihome much?! we used it all.week.long!xoxo

  32. Sarah
    September 4, 2013 / 12:59 am

    Those cups are fabulous! I just asked you where I got them and now I feel stupid….read a little more, Sarah, and you will find them 🙂 Heading to Wal-Mart tomorrow. Hopefully they have them!

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