Sister Staycation!

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Believe it or not, I’ve never spent more than a couple of hours away from the kids. It’s been over three years since I’ve gone anyway alone or with friends! But more over, my sister and I haven’t gone anywhere together either, EVER! 

I’ve been struggling this summer and just needed a night away to reset. I mean let’s be real.

I. Needed. A. Break. 

So my sister and I decided that we would just spend a weekend frolicking around Austin! Sometimes we don’t fully get to soak in our own city even though you’re living in it! It was amazing to get out and just use my city as our playground! 

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After shopping and eating an amazing brunch, we checked into the Westin in downtown and just chilled out before dinner at Parkside!

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We mostly chilled out and talked laaaaate into the night! Woke up in the morning and headed out to do more of downtown Austin!

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 Honestly, it felt great to have one morning that the kids weren’t all over me the minute I woke up. Sometimes, moms need breaks too! And this one was long overdue! Definitely not waiting another three years to make this happen again!

Love, Alfa



  1. August 16, 2016 / 8:35 AM

    This looks like so much fun! And how special to be able to get away with your sister. I’m a little jealous lol! Your pictures are beautiful as well, thanks for sharing!

  2. August 16, 2016 / 8:47 AM

    How nice to spend time enjoying your sister and your city! As much as we love our kids, it’s so necessary to have adult conversations and nice meals and a little time to yourself once in awhile!!!

  3. August 16, 2016 / 1:52 PM

    Oh, this is so beautiful! I love all the photos, and I love the relationship that is obvious between you and your sister. And yes, we Moms need.a.break!!!! I’m so glad you got one!

  4. August 16, 2016 / 4:14 PM

    What a really cool idea!! My sister is coming to visit us for Thanksgiving (Detroit) and I can’t wait for us have a sister’s day out. I haven’t had a break away from my family in years, so I understand what you mean. I love the pictures you guys took!

  5. August 16, 2016 / 6:54 PM

    I LOVE this!!! I am so close with my sister too and I could see us doing this too, in a city near us 🙂

  6. August 17, 2016 / 10:25 AM

    It looks like you had a lot of fun. You should make sure you get away from time to time, for you time and recharge.

  7. August 17, 2016 / 10:30 AM

    I have always wanted to go to Austin! Totally pinning this for future travel 🙂 Your staycation looks amazing and you ladies are beautiful!

  8. August 17, 2016 / 12:12 PM

    This looks like so much fun! I wish I had spent more time in Austin when we lived in Texas. It looks like a beautiful place. And those crepes… YUM!

  9. August 17, 2016 / 9:27 PM

    These pictures are so cute! I wish I had a sister to do stuff like this with!

  10. August 18, 2016 / 7:18 AM

    You and your sister are too cute! Austin looks amazing and you took such great photos! Loved watching your snaps of this trip!

  11. August 18, 2016 / 2:40 PM

    Seems like you and your sister had a great time! Austin is such a great city.


  12. August 18, 2016 / 3:41 PM

    This is so amazing!! I would love to do this with my sister 🙂

  13. Lindsey Lyons
    August 23, 2016 / 12:08 AM

    How fun!! love this!

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