Saturday, April 6, 2013

ETST: Weekend Giveaway, Popina

We're bringin' back the 'ol phone dump to the blog.

Our latest favorite iPhone captures:

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We're also reigniting last year's routine of sharing some of the favorite small things you're enjoying.  Hashtag your IG photos with #enjoyingthesmallthings, and I'll choose some to share on the blog every week. 
This week's #enjoyingthesmallthings moments captured:

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Two quick matters of "business" (slamming briefcase down on table and putting on my glasses):

*  With paperback release of Bloom, there's a fun virtual blog tour going on.  You can check it out here.
*  I wrote about our expectations of perfection for our kids on Babble this week.  You can check it out here.

Meeting adjourned.  I'll type up those minutes later.

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And finally, a fun weekend giveaway, courtesy of Popina.

Popina Swimwear is back as an ETST sponsor just in time for the sunshine.  Anticipating pool parties, planning your summer vacay, dreading the horrors of swimsuit shopping?  Check out Popina.  I've been a Popina Swimwear lover for three years now, and their suits are all I wear.  A big fan of retro swimwear, I've found so many fun suits off their site that scream vintage travel poster.  I feel all Esther Williams, not to mention they fit like a dream.  Like give-your-butt-a-hug kind of dream.


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Left: Jantzen Vamp, Right: The Retro Grace Suit

Popina offers a wide variety of Jantzen Swimwear, their Vamp solid suit (in red and black) a classic choice for the beach.  Add a big floppy hat and some Jackie O sunglasses, and you're good to go.  These suits fit good and snug with a little bit of ruching to make them ultra flattering.   I order one size up for the perfect fit, as they tend to run a little small.

So, one of ya'll is going to receive a new Popina swimsuit.  One comment will be randomly selected from this post (generated by random.org) and announced on Monday.  Popina Swimwear will ship winner's swimsuit of choice from their site to the recipient.

To make it fun, tell me where you dream of wearing this suit--your ideal summer vacation.

Mine?  Hmmm.  I'm going to get crazy and say somewhere in the Greek Islands.  Family, sunshine, turquoise waters, cliffs in the background, plans for souvlaki for lunch.  A big blanket spread out in the sand, a stack of books, my camera, a blank journal and a good pen, a little music...and my Popina suit.  A girl can dream.

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SmithShack71 said...

Your dream in the Greek Islands sounds like heaven right now. I may take my camera, paper, a good pen, and head to the waters of the Kentucky Lake and just lie in the bed of my truck for a while.
It's Saturday and the sun is shining!

-Angie

KaitlinCole said...

I would wear it on our vacation (which is coming up!) to Marthas Vineyard! We are leaving the kids and my husband and I are going! Aren't we sooo Kennedy material (praise God for a great deal on a timeshare there!):)

Hays High Class of 1990 said...

So glad the iphone photo dump has returned! Lovelovelove.

I would wear my swimsuit on family vacays to the ozarks, which we go on every Labor Day weekend. Nothing like a red neck yacht club... :)

Momma Bee said...

I'm desperate to get out of this cold weather! Popina, please give me a suit and take me away to the Galapagos Islands! Margarita, adventurous hikes, relaxing beaches, my sexy husband who works too much, and a suit to make this Momma of two's less-than-stellar body look so much better ;-)

lauren said...

mmmm... yes. i will pack mine up to an all inclusive somewhere. where there is baby shushing at night and someone brings me umbrella laced drinks on a tray , and staffers are tasked with while watching my kids in the pool so they don't drown and i can drifft off to sleep by the pool. we would then be fully rested for all sorts of family fun but there would be a tantrum relief staffer following us around that the offending child would be ejected to for the duration of said tantrum. that's my version of 'all inclusive'. somehow i think it only exists in these here comments.;)

rachel b said...

after the winter we've had in central illinois, i would go anywhere with a beach and warm temps!

Hamilton Family said...

Ooooo I would love to wear a Pompina suit to my dream vacation in the French Polynesian Islands in a hut over the water. I love the beach, but there is something dreamy about a hut over the water.

Kate said...

We are going to Destin in six short weeks and I would love one of these darling suits. Thanks!

Sue said...

Me? Bathing suit? Where would I wear it? Hahahaha - you must be joking. I'd wear it behind closed doors, with no door, lock in place. LOVE your blog.

Kaiti said...

I'd wear my suit at St Bart's on my yacht! Dreaming big today!

Lacy Dobbs said...

I'm not sure I could come up with a better description than yours! But I'd take even a simple vacation, if we could afford one this year. Just to see the ocean would be a dream!

Cheri said...

I would wear it on a beach in Jamaica!! My husband and I went there last year and it was AMAZING! I'm SO ready to go back!!

girlathome said...

I've for the longest time wanted to go to some beautiful Italian place where I have this lovely house overlooking the ocean with gorgeous plants and surroundings and a quick walk down to the water. Maybe in a million years, haha.
Pregnant right now, but I've found that something about being pregnant makes me want to go buy a swimsuit(which I haven't done for like, 8 years. o.O), perhaps the fact that I don't have a traditional swim suit figure makes me doubly yearn for one? At any rate, I always love your suits when you happen to post beach pics. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

I love your swimsuits and it would be fantastic to win one! Hmmm, ideal vacation? I'm thinking Hawaii!

mistene said...

On a white sand beach anywhere warm, you know.. like the South of France. :) It is still so cold here and I am dreaming of summer!

So excited for the return of the phone dump! :)

Emilia said...

I'd love me some Caribbean fun in a suit like that -- a little St Martin sun, sand, and a cold caribe beer with my loves.

jenniwaka said...

Ooh, that's a hard one as there are so many places I'd like to go. I think the top of the list is to go visit my BFF in Australia, though I'd wait until our winter so it was her summer as she lives right by the beach!

Katie | Kate and Campbell Weddings said...

I would wear it on my first beach trip with baby!!

Halligan Family said...

Yeah, so excited!! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win!!

JenniferLayne said...

I'd like to wear it to any beach with white sand and turquoise water!!

moolalaba said...

Wearing my new Popina on my dream vacay? You bet. Cali, here I come, ready or not. Love, love, love Monterey. I can see it now, checking out sea urchins and starfish in tidal pools. Yep. Imma gonna do it.

Meredith said...

I would love to wear a new Popina suit in Bora Bora. We honeymooned there and now it feels like a lifetime ago (only 3 years) and 2 babies later!

Also, I'm halfway through Bloom and hate having to put it down!

Angela King said...

i'm gonna be realistic and say...I will wear this suit chasing my crazy kids around the beach two days a week. oh and in disney! :)

Taryn said...

I'd *love* to go back to Nachi Cocum Beach Club in Cozumel. We were only able to spend a few hours there last time we went (we were with a cruise), but it was so nice. There were only a few other couples, a beautiful view, plus all you-can eat Mexican food and all you can drink margaritas...my heaven on earth LOL! I'd love to spend a whole week there! Thanks for the giveaway! I love retro swimsuits.

The Boys and Mommy said...

So many places I would love to chose, but I think I would chose some east coast or southern location. Big porches, drinking homemade lemonade out of mason jars, jumping off a dock into a lake, catching fireflies with my kids, staying up late and lazy mornings.

Krista said...

Yesss!!! I would go to panama :)

Andrea said...

I dream of wearing this suit on isla Roatan, our favorite island. Can't wait for my little to experience it with us

Rene said...

Doing the math:

Perfect suit + Perfect book + Perfect beach (Oak Island) = Perfect vacation!!!

Pamela Jean said...

So glad you brought back photo dump! Love every little pic, they all make me smile :-) love that bathing suit, too!!

craftymama3 said...

I would love to wear the swimsuit while vacationing in Hawaii......that's wishfully thinking. But I'd be happy going camping for a weekend here in WI :) I love your blog and find it very inspirational and motivational!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful swimsuits! I haven't been in one since I had my baby a year ago. I think I'll be ready this summer, especially with a cute new suit!! ;). Dreaming of a vacation to Belize! I just saw pics of its beautiful beaches and it seems like such a fun and gorgeous place to visit!

Melanie LaSelle said...

I haven't been on a real vacation in over 6 years since my first child was born but I have always dreamed of a warm vacation in Tahiti in a hut with a glass floor over the ocean.....someday hopefully!

Angella said...

I would love to wear my swimsuit at the warm beaches in Hawaii. I would actually look feminine and pretty lounging in one holding my baby, while the rest of my boys run around me, making sand castles and having a blast!

C and M said...

Any beach will do! A swimsuit vacation would be dreamy right now.

Stacey said...

I'd head to Santorini! I've always wanted to go there. Yay for the photo dump coming back to etst.

Kelly Del said...

I would love to wear this suit on a beach in Hawaii

Kelly Del said...

I would love to wear this suit on a beach in Hawaii

Caroline Culver said...

Love the swimsuits! I am preparing a move across country from Georgia to Hawaii to be with my love. One of these bathing suits would be perfect for the North Shore of Oahu! It might even make it to Waikiki Beach a time or two...

dag2dag said...

I love how the swimsuit looks on you, and maybe, just maybe id jump in the fridgid waters here in sweden if i had one? :) i never win anything, but here's to trying!!

Bonnie said...

I would love to wear it on my honeymoon. I love these suits!

Kell said...

Myrtle Beach with my family!

sillymomma said...

So many things I'm enjoying. Like the last blizzards of this year...hopefully. Also, enjoying my daydreams of beer and patios.

Jenni said...

My dream vacation right now is Cape Town, South Africa. I can picture myself there right now wearing one of these bathing suits... ahhh.....

Wesley said...

I could soooo use a new suit, especially a cute one piece after having a baby a few weeks ago. Won't be wearing bikinis anytime soon. Or ever.

I'd wear it in Jamaica while holding a fruity drink, listening to reggae and burying my feet in the warm sand. Sounds wonderful!

TheParkersest11 said...

They are so cute! We would take a family vacation to maine and visit with my husbands family. Oh, on the beach with a lobster roll in hand! Need some extra rouching in the tummy area if i am goung to indulge in one of those. :)

Seelife3d said...

I dream on wearing the suit at GreatWolf Lodge lol. I havent bought a swimsuit in over 10 years. I either made due with what I had. Then I put on weight to the point where I was to uncomfortable to wear a suit.
Since then I got married, preg and gave birth to twin girls.
My girls will be 2.5 years old in June and we think its time to take them to a place that is filled with fun!
Ive lost 70lbs, and I think what better way to celebrate my new improved body then to wear a great suit and play in the water fun with my family :)

CAD said...

On the Westcoast in Canada on an island called Savory. Nice remote location with white sand beaches, nothing to do but lounge, ride bikes and play board games in the evenings

Jennifer Blaise Kramer said...

Love the vintage look! Would be perfect for 4th of July in Maine, a little throwback Americana on the rocky coast before sunsets, cocktails, lobsters and blueberry pie.

Amy said...

I'd wear mine to Bora Bora! A week long getaway with the hubs in an overwater bunglaow, a fantastic book in one hand, and a fruit alcohol filled drink in the other. Ahhh yes!

TheParkersest11 said...

They are so cute! We would take a family vacation to maine and visit with my husbands family. Oh, on the beach with a lobster roll in hand! Need some extra rouching in the tummy area if i am goung to indulge in one of those. :)

dag2dag said...

but where id love to wear the suit would have to be in greece, xalkidiki to be exact! my dad is greek so every summer used to be spent somewhere in greece, either or the islands or on the mainland. and now im married to a greek canadian, and living in sweden. too bad he is a football player, and they are in season all through summer so no beautiful greek summers for us anymore :)

MissMallory87 said...

I love these swimsuits too! My answer is simple this year for where I would want to wear a swimsuit, I just want to be somewhere with my husband where I could wear a swimsuit. 2013 has started out really rough for us, he has been in and out of the hospital with multiple surgeries since 2013 began and we just want to go to a beach and spend some quality time together after he's completely healed :)

Callismom said...

I would love to wear my new swimsuit in Maui for my 10 year wedding anniversary :)

Elise said...

I dream of wearing this swim suit in Santa Cruz, California. It's near where I grew up, so not a huge dream, but I miss the beach desperately and would love an excuse to show off a new swim suit!

Alzbeta said...

Anywhere where the it's warm enough to swim, but not too hot at all :).

L said...

I would love to have one of theses suits to take to Costa Rica when hubby and I renew our vows on 14-02-14!

Clara Jane said...

I would wear it to Hilton Head Island!

Melody said...

The Outer Banks, North Carolina. Or Ireland in the Summer. I love the cut of these suits. Makes a momma feel better about her curves!

Unknown said...

I'm glad you brought back the phone dump! It's so much fun!!

I could use a flattering suit this summer for the first beach vacation we have planned just a month and a half after I'm due with baby girl! The whole family spending a week together and enjoying the brand new first grand baby :)

Cofeeh said...

Well, since I'm moving to Ecuador in May, I'd like to show off one of those little numbers in the Galapagos!

aphilipp said...

Florida! Just sitting by the ocean and collecting shells.

aphilipp said...

Florida! Just sitting by the ocean and collecting shells.

Liane said...

Yay for the return of the Photo Dump :)
My ideal vacation? Gosh, it's been so long since I had one! It would have to be the Carribean. sun, sea, sand & clear blue water. A cool drink, my husband, my son running around. You're right, a girl can dream :)

Suzy said...

I would wear it this summer on the French beaches when I'll be reunited with my lover <3
Love your blog Kelle!

Jenn said...

Any warm secluded beach with my hubs and three kiddos. :)

Beachtar said...

These are adorable! They are so 'you'! I would love to try one out this summer :)

Gill said...

Mauritius

Victoria said...

i adore your I photos!!

love the popina swimsuits!

i would wear mine on the beaches of Australia,man i want to go there so badly :)

Melly Wolfe said...

Your blog is hands-down my favorite! Your children are as beautiful as the words you write about them! :) I'd love to wear that suit by the pool this summer in the hot and humid St. Louis climate!

Gill said...

Mauritius

Court said...

My ideal vacation spot would have to be Sea Island. The Golden Isles of Georgia don't get a lot of love because they aren't flashy like the Gulf, but the small town, old world beach resort feel makes me so very nostalgic and happy.

DollyCreates said...

I'd wear it on Lake Michigan. Love it!! Love your blog too. Check out mine at www.dollycreates.blogspot.com

Louise said...

We are going to the Bahamas this summer and I have just lost some weight and looking forward to feeling fit and happy in my swimsuit this summer! Love the vintage look of these suits.

Kellyn said...

I would love to wear one of these cute suits with my two little on a beach in Hawaii!

mommieof4munchkins said...

I'd have to say somewhere in Italy! Been dreaming about Italy for a long long time.

Erikka H said...

I would love it to wear to the YWCA for swim lessons for my baby girl. My dream would be to wear on the beaches of Maui.

Megan Bergin said...

Any beach would be a welcomed vacation. Utah weather is getting me down

MamaVerner said...

I live on the beautiful coast of Maine and would *live* in one of these suits this summer!
Dream vacation? Costa Rica, baby.

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Holly Rehmann said...

I'd be off to the Riviera Maya! With my suit, a few stashed Dr. Peppers (they're difficult to find in Mexico!), a beach bag full of books, and a pair of dancing shoes. After a long day at the beach, I love when the husband takes me dancing at the discoteca!

Jennifer said...

Woohoo! Great giveaway! Perfect timing for the warmer weather that has FINALLY decided to arrive here in Pennsylvania :0)

- jen

Catherine Finn said...

Super cute! Would love one of these!

arg said...

I'd love to be on a boat somewhere in the Eastern Caribbean with my camera, a snorkel and a free pass to pull up to whatever beach I fancy at the moment. I'm feeling relaxed already!

Maria said...

My dream place to wear the cute suit: on Sugar Island 90+ degree day, a stack a books with a few magazines sprinkled in there, a cabana boy refilling my ice tea, hot sand between my polished toes and the sound of the waves crashing into the shore.

afisch said...

Key West, my hometown. There is no place better.

Michele Patterson said...

Lido Beach, a good book, snapping photos of my trio of cuties, wearing a rocking new swimsuit! Yes, I believe that's my dream vacation. :)

kosenrufu mama said...

wonderful!!! i will wear it on Florianopolis, Brasil! yeah!!!!!!

LauraH said...

I would lounge around the Florida keys. Or Costa Rica. Or southern Spain...too many choices!

Heather said...

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. We never really had a honeymoon and I would live to wear the suit in some exotic location for a "anniversary moon".

karel said...

I would like to be laying on the beach in North Carolina.

Chelsea and Daniel said...

Hawaii! Hoping to go next summer!

Heather said...

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. We never really had a honeymoon and I would live to wear the suit in some exotic location for a "anniversary moon".

Anne said...

I'd wear it on my upcoming vacay to Sanibel Island in Florida! Being from Qu├ębec, Canada...I can't wait for some beach and sun!

katrkatekate said...

I could come up with a number of places I'd wear some Popina, Greece would be wonderful, South America lovely, and lookGrayton always makes me happy. However, I'm mostly looking forward to my friend Mel's backyard saltwater pool, fifteen minutes away from home, surrounds by friends or popping in for a solo swim afterwork, it's a Crestwood Oasis.

Lisa said...

If I can dream big, I'd be wearing it on some gorgeous beach in Italy, maybe to explore the famous Blue Grotto. I'd settle for Italy though! In reality I'll just be going to the pool or a local beach, but at least I'd feel fancy doing it!

RumorsOfGlory said...

Sanibel Island, Florida


Is the yellow one available?

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MySanSouci said...

I'd wear a new suit on a vacation with just my hubby and I (sans the 3 kids) on a trip to Grand Turk. :-) It may only be in my dreams...but it feels so good to dream!

Rosie Keisha said...

I would definitely wear my Popina while visiting my other home on the island of Crete AND Kelle you guys are welcome anytime!

EmilyKH said...

hmm my dream vacay is definatly the greek islands as well. specifically Santorini :)

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I'm ready to go back to Hawaii again and wear this suit! Such precious pictures!

Hales said...

I have been on the search for a wonderful, sexy swimsuit to cover up this baby gut (baby girl is 2 weeks old!) I would love to go somewhere exotic one day, where the water is crystal clear and blue, the sun is HOT and the drinks are never ending! I can day dream....

Celeste said...

I would love to wear it on vacation next month! Caribbean here I come!

Hailey said...

I'd were my beautiful suit on the beach in the Mediterranean of France!

Heather Bird said...

I just want to go to the beach, any beach will do (I'm in Utah) TODAY with my best friend who was just diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Would love one of these beautiful suits.

trezjack said...

Even tho i love any beach, and have worn my suit to many dreamy places, MY true dream vacation will always be the beaches of Michigan where i live; especially Grand Haven. To ride the clean clear salt-free waves with my babies is what makes life great. Happy Swimming!! {LOVE these Pompina suits!!}

Stacie said...

My Lake Michigan visits this summer NEED a Popina suit!

Also, I am in love with Dash's sloth shirt!

kim said...

Puerto Rico...but in reality, I think it will see the cold waters of Newfound Lake (NH). I've been busting my tail in the gym to lose the baby weight by summer. A cute swim suit will be the perfect reward!

Carly LeBlanc said...

I would love to wear it on the beach next summer!

Jessica said...

I'd love to wear one while celebrating our anniversary next year in the Bahamas!


Jessica
Jpcatter(at)gmail(dot)com

Deanna Murphy said...

I'm not picky. Some place with sun, water and a boat.

Mandy said...

Love the swimsuits and as always, your posts.

Deanna Murphy said...

I'm not picky. Some place with sun, water and a boat.

Susi K (BocaFrau) said...

I dream of wearing one of these pretty suits - can I say I prefer one piece suits now - sitting on the beach bay side in Key Largo. It's the perfect relaxation getaway and we haven't had one in a long while! :)

Amy Buckman said...

I would love to return to my honeymoon spot in the Bahamas!

Sharmaine said...

Oh I would love to wear these lovely swim suits in the beaches of my home country, Philippines. Or in Europe! Oh a girl can dream!

Jenna said...

Maldives, hands down. Legs dangling off the pier outside one of those little huts out over the water... Mmmmmm...

Baby Gimbel said...

I would love to relax on the warm sandy beaches in Hawaii!

Megan said...

I am going on my honeymoon in Las Vegas in 2.5 months, and I am still on the hunt for some cute swimsuits! One of these would be great!!

Dani B. said...

Dream? I'd be wearing that suit on an island, sans kids, fruity drink with an umbrella in hand, lying in a hammock tied between two palms, a stack of books and just read, sun, nap, repeat.

Melissa said...

Everytime you post about Popina suits, I want to buy one. I dream of wearing one on Maui!

Lady George said...

I would love to take my popina swimsuit back in time. To simpler ways of living. Back to friends who have moved on either from this world or simply to another stage in their own lives. I imagine us all back on the gorgeous white sandy beaches of Pensacola having a cook out, watching the dolphins, and enjoying each other once again.

Rachel said...

My sister is living on the North Shore in Massachusetts and I'd love to take my babies up there (all the way from Oklahoma) and spend a few weeks letting them play with their cousins on those beautiful beaches!

Colleen said...

I've always loved these suits in your pictures! We are expecting our first baby in 2 weeks!! So our summer vacation plans are a little different than years in the past, but if I'm dreaming, I would say any carribean beach with a frozen cocktail in my hand!

Gretchen said...

The Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Bora Bora...the list goes on and on ;)

Morgan_vinson said...

I'm actually going to Hawaii in June! I'd LOVE to have one of these beauties to take along!

P Bandoni said...

I would Love to wear it in Tahiti!

Allison Rogers said...

I would wear the butter yellow to Turks and Caicos. Yummy!!! Dreaming BIG today!

Ren Ann said...

Thailand!!!! Really though, anywhere would do...WI winter does not seem to be letting up anytime soon!

Fresh Mommy said...

What delicious suits!! And I say delicious because who doesn't like to feel absolutely delectable in a good suit?! My dream spot right now would be an Isle in the south of France, with crystal beaches, sunshine, beautiful accents and plates of bread and cheeses!! :) Cheers to the weekend!

~Tabitha Blue

Emily B said...

I would take my hubby and little man to South Carolina to see my brother. I would stay at one of the beautiful pastel colored homes, sit on the porch in the afternoons and play at the beach during the day! I could use a new suit to cover my new "mommy tummy"!

Emily Roberts said...

I would really love to go any where that has a beach house with not too many people around. Relaxing and quiet :)

Kelsey Eberth said...

I would love to relive my honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta! Pick me!!

Lindsay said...

Wish I had somewhere exotic to wear such a great swimsuit but likely I'd be wearing it on our vacation to Ontario this summer with my kiddos.

the mom~ said...

I'd LOVE to wear it anywhere that is WARMER than Minnesota has been for the last 6 months. I'd love to see Florida. I'd also love Hawaii and really just anywhere warm. I'm pretty easy to please.

KendraRae said...

Absolutely Greece, but that is a big dream. It is on my bucket list and I'm determined to make it happen someday!!

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oddvision said...

Love the photos!

And definitely love the suits!! I'd love to wear it relaxing on the beach in Tahiti!!

Amy said...

A kiddie pool in our backyard, hopefully on the property we are trying to buy. We travel a lot during the year. The summer is beautiful where we live (Wisconsin), so I dream of being home in summer :)

Erin said...

This sounds super boring in comparison to where I could go with this... I'm from TN, but going to school in Tampa, FL. Where I would love to wear a Popina bathing suit is at any beach, it doesn't matter where, on a day trip with my best girls. Because I could be at the most beautiful beach in thw world, and if they weren't there, it just wouldn't be worth it.

Stephanie said...

If I was to wear this suit on my dream vacation it would be on the West Coast in Southern California by the ocean where I would take my best friend, a camera, a towel, sunscreen (for the protection of this Michigan white chick's pale skin), a pen and a journal, a good read, and sunglasses. Forget the bikini-give me that retro style. :) Love your blog and popina.

GGross said...

Kinda boring, but I am always happiest at Lake Havasu, NV.

Lorena said...

Super cute suits! My ideal summer vacation would be in my backyard with my family around, playing in the pool. And maybe a trip to Ocean City, NJ in the mix.
Of course, if money weren't an obstacle, I would probably enjoy the Greek islands, or Hawaii. :o)

The Viehweg's said...

Hmmm, dream place to wear it.....that's tricky. I'd have to say somewhere like Bali, heck I live in Western Washington, anywhere with crystal clear water and SUN.

Colleen said...

I would love to wear my popina swimsuit while staying in an overwater bungalow in Fiji! Just need my husband, a few good books, and some fruity cocktails :)

Hannah said...

I've always wanted to go to Bora Bora. A girl can dream, right? :)

Jenna said...

I would love to win one of these suits! My dream vacation is pretty realistic...I just don't think I can make it happen this year. My almost 3 year old son has been to the beach in Florida the past two years and it's still all he can talk about. I had a baby girl at the very end of December and used all my vacation time for this year for my maternity leave...so a big vacation is not going to happen this year. I would love to take him to the beach even in Michigan since we live in the Midwest and also to have baby beach pictures for my daughter like we had done for my son!

Crystal Kupper said...

I'd wear it in Maui -- my favorite island -- with my hunk of a husband by my side.

Monica said...

Right now, I would just be happy wearing a cute swimsuit in summer weather period! Winter still has a grip on southern Saskatchewan and I'm craving all things summer!

Tamela said...

I would love to rock a Popina swimsuit to a sandy location that can only be visited by plane so my biggest little one can fulfill her dream of being on an airplane....anywhere with my two little ones is a dream vacation...sunshine, water and sand is all we need!!!!

Jenna said...

I would wear my suit to the Cayman Islands, snorkeling and teaching my daughter how to swim, taking it easy. That sounds like heaven compared to my hectic lifestyle !

Lydia said...

I would wear a new swimsuit in some good California sun!

ella said...

In my dreams I'm wearing that suit on a beach in the south of France with Alexander Skarsgard by my side. I like to dream big.

Nadine said...

I've always wanted a Popina Bathing Suit!
I'm seeing myself wearing it in the backyard, swimming with our future kids! :)

Cheryl Verver said...

I think I would say the Bahamas, the beautiful water, warm sunshine and colorful building, I could spend time on the beach reading or swimming or out walking around taking picture...I think I am in need of a little sunshine.

Sophie said...

I would wear my swimsuit to a Carribean island. I haven't decided which one yet :)

Beth said...

I would love to have a new swimsuit to wear to my favorite spot, backyard with my kids splashing in the kiddie pool!

Jennifer said...

Grand Haven, Michigan. Definitely. :)

Ami said...

So cute! Dream vacation would be back to Hawaii! In reality, if I win, it will be worn at the Jersey shore this summer. :)

Melanie said...

Bora Bora with my husband for our 10 year anniversary!

Carrie said...

This may sound funny to some, but my dream vacation will take place in my backyard this year. We moved a year ago from a house with a pool to a house without a pool. We missed our pool so much last summer (we live in AZ, where having a pool in the summer really makes being outside with your kids a possibility) that we have decided to build a pool. It is in process- my backyard is a mess- but I can't wait to be in my backyard, with my kiddos, lovely beverage in hand, relaxing and spending time as a family!

Tami Lake said...

I'd wear it on vacation in Hawaii!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Oh I need a new swimsuit like you don't even know! At this point since we have snow falling today, I'd take any beach anywhere!

Kristen said...

I'm dreaming of heading back to the Virgin Islands where we spent our honeymoon last summer. A quiet beach and a fruity drink would be perfect right about now!

Amanda said...

Hubby and I honeymooned on the beautiful and tranquil North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Dreams to return-- in Popina swimwear! :)

Candice Nichole said...

I'm not much of a swim suit fan since I had my two girls but I'm learning to be more comfortable in my own skin.

We recently moved from Daytona Beach, FL to O Fallon, IL.

I'd love to go back and relax with some family I haven't seen in a while. Nothing too extreme, but special to us :)

Bless by Tone said...

I would so rock this at Hollywood beach Florida, visiting my daughters grand daddy ... I wish

Teresa said...

I dream f wearing a super chic swimsuit at any beach resort that requires airline tickets. Accompanied by my lovely two daughters and handsome husband. However, if I do win, I'll probably be wearing it to our annual beach camping trip. And that's ok too.

MKaySigler said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Where I'd wear mine: Me and the hubby, sans kids, lounging outside our bungalow on the sun-drenched cliffs of Negril, Jamaica at the Rockhouse Hotel where we eloped 8 years ago. Little piece of heaven on earth.

Chris said...

My dream location for a new suit would be Mexico. Chilling by the pool/ocean, drink in hand, half awake, half asleep - just wasting time!

Carlotta said...

Looove Popina swimsuits :)
I'm thinking about wearing one of them on a beautiful seaside, between splashes of light and shadow...
The sound of the waves in my ears, the feeling of wind on my skin.
Then maybe have a nice drink with feet in the sand watching the sun dipping in the sea. I love summer sunsets <3

Thank you Kelle, have a wonderful weekend :)

Lindsey said...

I would wear the swimsuit on our vacation this summer. My husband and I are taking our first trip away from the kids to celebrate five years of marriage. Somewhere warm with a beach sounds wonderful since we've been buried in snow and cold temps all winter. I'd love Florida or California.

Lindsey said...

I would wear the swimsuit on our vacation this summer. My husband and I are taking our first trip away from the kids to celebrate five years of marriage. Somewhere warm with a beach sounds wonderful since we've been buried in snow and cold temps all winter. I'd love Florida or California.

Heather Paulding said...

Somewhere very tropical and exotic like Figi!
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The Mahlke Chronicles said...

I'd love to wear it on ANY beach, really, holding a mojito in one hand, a good book in the other, soaking up the sun. But, realistically, I'd be wearing it in my backyard on an old, worn sun chair "lifeguarding" my two littles in their blowup pool.

[LJT] said...

Love the iPhone dump!

I have been dreaming of Hawaii and Mexico lately. But for a summer vacation, I wouldn't mind a cabin on a lake with lots of sun and cold drinks. And no bugs. (a girl can dream, right?)

tharker said...

My ideal place to wear one of these gorgeous suits? Anywhere! Well, anywhere that it is deemed appropriate to wear swimwear, that is. ;)

Leslie said...

It's a bit in the future, but I would wear one of these fabulous swim suits in Bali Indonesia in 2016 - there's going to be a total solar eclipse visible there so I've been planning to do that trip for years!

Raimie said...

Dear Kelle,
Perfect Summer prep giveaway, Thank you! Popina suits are the stuff dreams are made of... unless you only have the kind of dreams where you show up at school/office/beach naked! Popina would certainly improve those experiences! ;P

Ummm... vacation... We are in sun deprived NE so anywhere with warmth and green would be fabulous. We love Puerto Rico where we have some family so maybe I'd choose there. The food, the friendliness, the beaches, the fascinating culture and history. Yum!

Thanks again, Kelle,
Love,
Raimie Lu

Jessica Hernandez said...

My dream spot would be playa de mujeres(in Mexico, about half an hour from Cancun). My hubby and I went there on our honeymoon in 2011. We are planning to start a family soon and thinking of planning a babymoon. Playa de mujeres will be the spot we enjoy! :)

Unknown said...

If I win, I will wear the desperately needed bathing suit on a girls/kids vacation with my bestie (somewhere in FL in early June) and then again in July on the family vacation which will be a DISNEY CRUISE!! I want to be the most stylish mama there. Love your blog!! I work with special kids in middle school and the ds kids are a fave! They are so sweet but stubborn. We work on life skills and have a ton of fun in our room! Peace, love and harmony is our motto....

amy said...

Would love to win a suit! I dream of wearing it on our extended family's beach trip in July, probably to coastal Carolina (location TBA)!

Laurel said...

Anywhere warm with beautiful blue ocean stretching on forever . . . plus one of those huts on stilts in the water . . . ah!

Aimee LH said...

I would wear my new Popina suit to our first vacation in Florida this year with the family....celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary! Excited just thinking about it :)

Erika said...

My kids have been begging me to take them to the beach. Sadly, only my oldest has been. I'd love to take them this summer...any beach would thrill them and thus thrill me!

Elizabeth Beads said...

I would rock that Popina suit on or trip to Yellowstone in August!

Love that photo of Dash smiling. :)

Liz

bkeila said...

Being in Greece sounds like a dream vacation, I could only imagine a family vacation there. My dream beach vacation would be Europe in crystal clear waters enjoying the amazing view with my camera in hand to take pictures of the amazing view and those little family moments :)

Debora said...

Popina, yes! I'd love to take mine to Spain, although we leave on Wednesday, so let's dream up another vacation... mmm yes, Hawaii. Definetly Hawaii.

Julie said...

I'm dying for one of these suits. I would love to go back to the Zoetry resort in Mexico where my husband and I honeymooned. It was absolutely perfect!!

Tina S said...

I'm heading to CA this summer for a dreamy week with my family and sista! New bathing suit? Check!

Emily Brown said...

I would love to wear it on a dream trip to Seaside, FL. Went there a few years ago and would love to return.

Emily

Megan said...

My dream vacation with a new suit would be to Hawaii with my family...boogie boarding on the waves with my boys. What fun! Can't wait...it will happen some day ;)

Debbie said...

My vacation to Jamaica is already planned....I just need the POPINA swimsuit! Kelle, I love reading your blog. Thank you for being so willing to "put yourself out there"!

Melissa C said...

The Italian Riviera, if we are dreaming!

Melissa C said...

The Italian Riviera, if we are dreaming!

Suzanne said...

A cruise!

Kimberly said...

I would wear it to Australia so I can lounge around on the beaches! Except...I would have to take it off for the nude ones. :)

seven.thirty.pm said...

Oh how perfect! My brother is getting married in Mexico this May, and I don't have a suit to wear yet. We're staying at an all-inclusive resort in Playa that I'm told has swim-up bars and the best tequila selection, and that sounds like a dream vacation for me!

Maria said...

I would love to wear a popina swimsuit at any beach that has white sand and some sunshine... if I get all caught up in dreamland I'd say I'd take it to the Maldives.

Raelyn said...

Kelle....
I read your Babble post. Every single word!! Very good. Very, very, very good. Nella being born with Down syndrome is a fine example that WE should plan nothing. God is in control. Our very life is His Plan. And thank Heavens for that!! I was born with multiple birth defects and now struggle with learning disabilities. Would I have planned any of that? Nope!! Yet, as resulted, I have met and befriended some amazing kids--both in person and Online--who, too, were born different!! I would not change that part for the world. ;)
--Raelyn

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