Beach Vaction- Our Week In Emerald Isle, NC

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Jason and I were more than ready for a week at the beach with all the crazy fence building we have been up to:).  Last year was our first time vacationing in Emerald Isle, NC under the suggestion of some close friends.  We loved it so much we did it again this year!  We stayed in this beautiful house a few blocks from the beach with some of Jason’s family.

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Growing up vacationing mostly at the Jersey shore, Emerald Isle is unlike any beach town I have ever been to before.  There is wildlife everywhere and it’s absolutely beautiful.  There is this turtle bridge that you can walk to in the community we stay in where they are turtles that are just waiting for you to come and feed them:).

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

 

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Every house is painted a bright fun colors on the inside and outside.  The house we have stayed in the last two years has this super fun bunk room that the boys in our family share.

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

This bedroom totally inspired some of the design choices we made in Tucker’s room.  While there Jason and I brainstorm about what we love about the house that we can recreate in our old farmhouse.

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

There is also this great private pool that the kids would swim in all day long while the adults just sit and chat.  Jason and I are currently brainstorming when and where we can put a pool in at our place.

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle

Our family loves seafood and one of our new traditions is to make this great shrimp boil one night and lay it out on dining table and feast.

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

To see the recipe click here.  I love that the house has enough room for us to eat together as a family but still plenty of room to spread out and have some quiet moments to ourselves too.

Emerald Isle

We also spent every chance as we got at the beach,swimming, boogie boarding, collecting seashells and digging in the sand.  There is a sand castle contest every year and our minions came in 4th place:).

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

I brought home so many shells I am having trouble deciding whether to make another wreath or try a picture frame.  To read how to make a seashell wreath like mine, click here.

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At night we would do puzzles, or play cards.  The sunsets off the sound are breathtaking.

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Beach Vacation - Emerald Isle, NC

Is it bad that I can’t wait till next years vacation, only 300 plus more days:).  And now we are back home attempting to turn all that inspiration into reality. I will be back next week to share what we have planned for our oldest’s room.  I hope y’ all have had a chance to take a break and enjoy time with your families and God’s creation. Take care,

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6 thoughts on “Beach Vaction- Our Week In Emerald Isle, NC

    1. Mary, thank you so much we really were blessed with a great week at the beach:). The shrimp boil is delicious if you ever get a chance to try it! Take care, Tara

  1. First, I love your blog. So much inspiration. I’m glad you had a great time at Emerald Isle. We live about 40 minutes from there. We have lots of friends and family that have places there but we haven’t been in a very long time (years). The next time you go you might want to steal a day and visit historic downtown New Bern if you haven’t already. The home of Tryon Palace. This town is “loaded” with large historic homes. I steal a day every once in awhile myself just to relive the past.

    1. Hi Mary! Thanks so much for suggestion of New Bern I love checking out old homes so I will definitely try to check out New Bern next summer! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment:). Take care, Tara

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