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Happy Monday lovelies!!! I'm back from Florida a with a slight tan, super relaxed and seriously contemplating a move...if only it wasn't 100+ degrees everyday we were there!! We had such great time and it's always hard saying bye to my family and friends!
On to the weekend...

Does anyone else buy a magazine then get sucked into the Jetblue inflight entertainment instead?!
We landed bright and early on Thursday and as soon as we stepped off the plane the heat and humidity hit you like a ton of bricks!! Our first stop was saying hi to my grandmas!! You may remember one of my grandmother's just had a birthday and I was so sad to have missed it - but being able to see her a few weeks after the fact made up for it! They are so adorable and absolutely love seeing us!! Just being able to sit and chat with them about life is a blessing! 
That night we had dinner with our friends that so kindly appease me by agreeing to dinner at Bonefish. 
Bang Bang Shrimp//Toasts//Lobster Grilled Cheese 

It's probably a good thing there isn't a Bonefish location near Boston because Bang Bang Shrimp would be disastrous to any diet! 
Almost 20 years of friendship with these ladies...except for my cousin who I've clearly known forever!! 
A little blurry...but it happens!! 

Our Friday can only be described as...stuff your face and love it! 
We started our morning at the pool...poor Gary had conference calls the entire morning, but when you can take them from the pool it's not that bad! 
We celebrated a belated birthday and anniversary celebration with my parent's at Capital Grille. Their lunch menu is amazing and the lobster & crab burger I devoured didn't stand a chance at being photographed! 
Friday night we had dinner at Cantina Loredo with our friends Krissy & Eric!! I'm pretty sad knowing so many great restaurants opened in Jacksonville only after I moved away!! We celebrated their wedding in Charleston back in March and this time were celebrating some other exciting news!! 
They are one of my favorite couples and I'm so happy we were able to see them on this trip!! 
I had been patiently waiting for Saturday to arrive...Game Day was finally upon us!! I hadn't been back to Gainesville since I graduated 5 years ago and I was so giddy to share the excitement of college football with Gary and see my loves Amanda and Pamela!!! 
Aside from the oppressive heat - we literally had the best time!!! 
We had our only little tailgate going! 

We had the best seats and the game was insane!! After 3 Over Times the Gators finally pulled a out Win!! That would have been pretty bad to come all the way to a game and have them lose...but they didn't disappoint and we got our money's worth!! 

Our trip was so much fun and I'm trying to figure out when we can get back to Florida again!! Hope you all have a wonderful Monday and Meghan and I can't wait to hear about your weekend!! 
xo,
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  1. Eek!!!! So happy I got to meet you and Amanda but so sad you're back in Boston now! I'm going to keep working on getting you to move back down here... :) Glad you had a fun trip back home! Love that green dress you were rocking girl! Can't wait until the next time we get to hang out!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. Your post makes me hungry and it's 7 in the morning. Lobster grilled cheese? That must be a new menu item.....that I need to try right now. Looks like you guys packed it all in and I'm so excited I got to see you and Gary again! Did he love Gainesville and pub subs? ;-) I'm so excited I got to see you! Wasn't that the craziest game ever??? xoxoxoxo

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  3. What a fun game to be at in person! Those 3 OTs were insane! Glad y'all had a good trip and got to squeeze a lot of fun into your weekend visit :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, talk about a super fabulous weekend. Love all your pictures and your green dress is fabulous. Totally jealous of the blate :)!

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  5. Awesome weekend!! The pool looks pretty amazing - jealous over here!! Happy Monday!

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  6. What an awesome weekend!! Bang bang shrimp is one of my weaknesses, too! and the heat and humidity of the south is always alarming! I don't know how I make it through summer every year! It looks like your trip was a success! Happy Monday!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  7. yahh! looks like such a fun weekend! that's great you got to see your grandmas too :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  8. So much yummy food!!!! So awesome that you guys got to go to the game :) We watched it and I never thought it was going to end with all those overtimes. What a fun weekend!

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  9. Hi Love!!!! First, I had no idea that you had a link-up on Mondays!!! I'm so glad that I found it & can join; better late than never!! Also, My outfit for today is Gator inspired too (great minds think alike). So glad you had fun, let me know the next time you're in Gville so we can meet up for a beer ;-) XOXO

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  10. Such a fun weekend! I say just move down south so we can have an ATL meet up! :)

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  11. Looks like a fabulous weekend! Love the blogger meet up at the game! Too fun!

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  12. so. so. so. jealous that you got to go to a game! And that lobster grilled cheese has me drooling at 8 am. Looks like an amazing weekend!

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  13. Your weekend looks like an absolute blast, girl! So good to see family, friends, the alma mater, and eat delicious food.

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  14. Aw looks like such a fun weekend!! Love the pictures outside the Swamp :) I think that may be my favorite spot on campus. That game though... ugh! Could they have made us more nervous?!?! haha

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  15. so much fun! i just said outloud, "Hey! I know them!" when I saw Pamela and Amanda--haha. Isn't that how blogging is? I feel like I know y'all!

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  16. Yayyyyy for flying Jet Blue (best airline ever!) and I definitely think you should move back down... I'll take the heat and humidity any day over the never ending winters up north. Plus the heat is starting to break (low 80's this week). I'm just sayin ;-)

    Glad you had such an amazing trip and got to meet 2 fabulous bloggers!

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  17. Glad you had a fun trip! That game was crazy LONG...lol. I loved going out to those Gator games although I never made it inside and I haven't probably been in over 5 years too! ;)

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  18. I love the pictures of you Amanda & Pamela! It looks like such a fun trip-- with sooo much good food! So funny, we both got your bang bang shrimp fixes this weekend! I love all of your outfits and the selfie of you and Gary in the car is so cute!

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  19. That BANG BANG Shrimp looks delishhhhhhh…

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  20. Great pictures! I'm glad that you had a nice weekend. :-) That food looks very delicious! Lobster grilled cheese?! Omg. That green printed dress is really pretty too. Sorry that Gary had to work a little bit, Chris does that pretty much every time we go on a trip and its a week day. :-/ I hope that you're having a great day so far too lady!! :-)

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  21. Looks like you had an awesome weekend and trip! I am drooling over everything you ate! Bang bang shrimp from Bonefish is my ultimate weakness!! Glad you got to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather before coming back to hardcore fall! (seriously, what's with this weather!)

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  22. How exciting! I LOVE Bonefish and drag my Hubs there any chance I can get!

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  23. B! I'm so excited you had a blast in FL!! I think we need to get you back here ASAP!!! You looked like you had a blast with family and friends and then got to hang with new blog friends!! So fun. I love that green dress you wore in Jax. That's a great color on you. I bet it feels like Fall back in Boston now!! xoxo

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  24. Looks like you had a blast and so many celebrations! Glad you got to see Amanda again and they pulled out a win!

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  25. Looks like you had a great trip! We have a Bonefish just around the corner from our house and it is very dangerous! That bang bang shrimp is addicting!! Loved you blogger tailgate pics! :)

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  26. aww you guys had such a fun time! i have never flown with jet blue, are they good? i've heard bad things but you always hear more bad than good. we have a bonefish here but i've never been there - though thats probably a good thing! i love all of your outfits - and what news are you celebrating?! don't keep secrets, lol. jk. so jealous of you all meeting up, i want to come next time!

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  27. Hi I'm a new follower - and I live in Boston too! Sounds like a fun weekend, it's always nice to go back to college for a day!

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  28. Sounds like it was a super fab weekend!! Great pictures. Isn't hard getting back to work now. Oh Florida and the heat!! I hate the heat, therefore, I'm not a big fan of Florida. Ha! I once went in December and everyone told me it would be cool. yeah right, it was still like 80 during the day. It was freezing at night, I liked that! Happy Monday.

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  29. Looks like you had such a fun and busy trip! All that food has made me quite hungry now. :) So glad you got to meet up with Amanda and Pamela - looks like you girls had a blast together. Happy Monday!

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  30. Looks like you had a blast! I love your blue and green sundress! Perfect for hot and humid weather :)

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  31. Aw glad you had an amazing time!! OMG love me some bang bang shrimp!! Wasn't that game crazy?! I thought it never was going to end!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  32. What an amazing weekend! I love that you got to visit family and friends in Florida! you girls all look so gorgeous!!

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  33. Glad to hear you had a great time in FL! And yes it is way too hot right now. Love all your outfits and the gators gear!

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  34. Oh my goodness family time, friend time, blogger meet-ups and good food! What else do ya need??

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  35. That looks so fun!!! I love Bonefish, now I am going to be craving it! You know I can't cheer for the Gators but... that was a heck of a win:)

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  36. Again, so jelly that y'all got to meet up! But it looked like a blast. And you and I had similar tastes in dresses this weekend - check out my post! LOL :-) Bright and beautiful is the way to go, right? xo
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  37. This trip looks like so much freaking fun! I secretly kinda missing going to Florida. My ex moved to Florida 2 years ago so for the past 2 years I visited every other month. I will say that it is so hot down there.

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  38. Awww it looks like you had the best time in Florida!! And omg Bang Bang Shrimp is WAYYYY too good...Bonefish Grill for the win!

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  39. Hi Biana!! I've been following your blog for a while and always thought you looked really familiar. Now seeing the pictures you took on your trip back home I knew I wasn't going crazy!!! lol

    I'm also from Jacksonville and I think we went to the same high school for a short time. I also know the two gorgeous gals you went to dinner with.

    The internet is such a small place! Glad you had a great time on your trip. And Holy Moly was that Gator game intense!!!

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  40. See - I couldn't have hung with you ladies... I know nothing about football, but I do love my UK Wildcats so I would have been opposite seats of you all :)
    Glad you had a good time.

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  41. I heard ya'lls game was super crazy, like overtime 3 times?! I didn't watch it, but I'm sure you had a ton of fun! Glad you got to take a little Florida sunshine back home with ya! :)

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  42. What a fantastic weekend - and you fit so much in your time away! Love that you spent a ton of time eating (that is the most important thing in my book!) and seeing some great blogging gals! Hope you have a great week!

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  43. Awww I love this post! Bonefish is amazing and there is a "skinny" Bang Bang Shrimp somewhere on my Pinterest. Love that Gary took his conference calls in the pool.

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  44. Even though I'm loving fall, that pool picture is making me jealous! So glad you had a fun weekend and got to see lots of friends and fam!

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  45. Such a fun weekend! Love the pics of some of my faves, all together. Glad UF won - that game was insane!

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  46. That was such a crazy game to watch on TV-I can't imagine what it was like to be there! Glad you had such a fun time in Florida- those Bang Bang Shrimp look amazing!

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  47. Looks like you had a BLAST! And yay for a win! My team didn't fare as well (University of MN v. Texas Christian University... TCU won. Whommp) Also, I adore your sandals in your first pic - super cute :)

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  48. What a lovely weekend. Love all the different fashion choices. That shrimp looks so good but so decadent!!!! Happy Monday!!

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  49. I didn't know you used to live in Jax!! Was that the Capital Grille in St. Johns Town Center? I've heard they're good but haven't tried them yet.

    I'm so jealous you got to go to the game, that must have been intense to be in the Swamp for such a crazy game! They were majorly stressing me out but I'm so glad they won!

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  50. What a PERFECT weekend! Family, friends, blogging bff's, good food and football?! Love it! I'm nervous because where my family was just moved to in Florida for Christian's rehab is further south from the panhandle part of Florida that we're so used to haha, up there the heat/humidity isn't nearly as bad!

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  51. I got back from Florida less than two weeks ago and I am missing it so much! My boyfriend loves Bonefish, we go there every time we visit. I'm not actually a seafood person, but even I am a fan of that Bang Bang Shrimp!

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  52. So jealous of your blogger meetup and I just informed my coworker that we need to go to Bonefish Grill ASAP because BANG BANG SHRIMP! I haven't had it forever and now I'm drooling. Glad you had a great one! xo

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  53. lobster grilled cheese! good lord. you had me at lobster... and then again at grilled cheese!! so glad you got to see your grandmother and i can imagine how hot that game was!!

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  54. I am with Amanda, lobster grilled cheese sounds divine!! It looks like you had such a fabulous time! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  55. That print dress you are wearing is gorgeous on you! Looks like you guys had a blast! XO

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  56. Your weekend looks amazing! I love fun in the sun but I don't love being hot everywhere all the time until the end of October. I am in AZ and I remember one Thanksgiving we wore shorts cuz it was so hot.

    That is awesome that you have 20yr friendships! It is amazing to look back on some of the people I have know since I was in high school!

    Lobster grilled cheese reminds me of a time in Vegas when my friend and I ordered a lobster sandwich and we always laughed about it because someone offered to pay our tab afterward!

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  57. Jealous of your little get-away! I could totally go for some bang-bang shrimp right now.

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  58. So jealous that you girls all got to meet up! Also, jealous of Shove Yo' Face Friday. :)

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  59. What a fantastic weekend! I've never been to the South but hope to someday. BTW, this may sound strange, but as a Dental Hygienist I must tell you have beautiful pearly whites! lol

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  60. Looks like an amazing time! You three beautiful ladies are the best! I love the green dress you were wearing too! It's so crazy to look at this pics and you girls are in summer outfits still and here I am in Michigan all bundle up! Not fair! :)

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  61. you, amanda, and pamela look so cute! i love your friend krissy's top! your seats for the game are awesome!

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  62. Yall look so cute!! Great weekend Im sure!

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  63. What a great weekend! Delicious food and awesome company - also, loving all if your outfits!

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  64. What an awesome weekend! Y'all are so cute at the game! :)

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  65. wow, UF Stadium is insane!!! that is soo crazy huge!!!!

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  66. Looks like it was a great weekend for you guys! And I am in total agreeance with you - this FL heat is brutal and needs to take a hike! I'm SO ready for cooler temps down here :)

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  67. What a fun weekend! I haven't been to Bonefish in forever, but I need to go and try that lobster grilled cheese. And a lobster and crab burger? OMG. Glad you had fun and jealous of your blogger date! xo

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  68. I'm into that Lobster grilled cheese! What a delicious meal!

    XO Chloe
    A Latte Lipstick

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  69. Looks like you had such a fun trip to Florida - always great to see family and friends that you don't get to see too often! You looked beautiful (as always)!

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