Outerbanks Update & Recipe

Happy Friday! 3 more days left on Vacation 😦 I thought I would give you guys an update on how my vacation is going so far by playing the number game. Here it goessss.


trips so far down the stairs to the beach


pounds of candy brought


times the boys have planked/owled


theme nights so far (Italian, Hawaiian, Mexican & American)


restaurant trip (which was AMAZING)

Sweet Potato Biscuits

House salad w/ feta red wine vinaigrette

Fresh Rockfish in a mango coulis with blueberries, rice & broccoli

 The restaurant won best dessert. Would it shock you to tell you I picked the peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake? Didn’t think so.


Happy Hour’s attended (at home)

Watermelon Spritzer


trips to Harris Teeter. LOVE.


beautiful sunrise (i’ve been sleeping in!)


times I’ve complained that I’m SO burnt.

but I keep laying out


desserts made and still 4 more to come


good memories and lots more to come 🙂


recipe to share with you

This is a staple in our family – We make this ALL the time because a.) it’s that good and b.) it takes about 5 minutes. It’s not exactly “homemade” but nobody would ever know.

Strawberry Banana Pudding


  • 1 Large Box Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 Small Box Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 1/4 cups of COLD unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Tubs of Sugar Free Cool Whip
  • 5 Bananas
  • 2 lbs of Strawberries
  • 1 box of Mini Vanilla Wafers
  • Whisk almond milk and pudding in a large bowl
  • Fold in bananas

  • Fold in 2 containers of cool whip

  • Add one layer of mini vanilla wafers to a 9×13 dish

  • Add 1/2 of pudding mixture on top of vanilla wafers
  • Add another layer of vanilla wafers on top of the mixture and spoon remaining mixture on top of cookies

  • Cut strawberries in half and add to the top

  • Cool in fridge until ready to serve or serve immediately
Warning: You will not be able to settle on one serving of this.

Now if you’ll excuse me i have to go soak in the sun.

QUESTIONS: Do you take family vacations? Whats your favorite memory??

27 Responses to “Outerbanks Update & Recipe”

  1. I want those sweet potato biscuits! Glad you are having so much fun!

  2. Awwwww !! You guys are having a blast! I love it! Harris Teeter is a awesome store, I used to live near one, we would call it Harris Tweeter, lol, by mistake!

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation girl! xoxo ❤

  3. looks like you’re having an amazing time, and your family is adorable. You all have the most beautiful smile!

  4. i just printed this recipe out. it’s going in my belly this weekend. done.

  5. yay! glad you guys are having a blast! i love all of the theme nights! ❤

  6. Oh, sweet teeter, you always offer up everything good in the world.

    Glad you’re enjoying your trip, I’m counting down the seconds til I’m in the sun by the pool tomorrow. Maybe a watermelon spritzer in my hand …. or a beer, lol.

    Love my family vacations, we’re heading to Orlando this year before halloween and I am soooo excited, especially since 3 of the 5 kids are now over 21 and yet we’ll still all be together! woooo!

  7. Oh what fun you are having!!!! Love it.

    Can I come play too!

    And we didn’t take to many family vacays, but I went on some killer trips with just my Mom: Cancun, NYC, Spain

  8. I wanna join your family on vacation. Looks like a total blast. And I’m totally jealous!

  9. You are having so much fun!!! That pudding looks delicious 😀

  10. Wow- that last dessert looks so good! as do the sweet potato biscuits- how does one make THOSE babies?

  11. i need more theme nights in my life!!! you guys are so cute! 🙂

  12. ALL those desserts look to die for! Yup I love family vacations 🙂 Growing up we went on a big international summer trip every year with a few smaller ones throughout the year. Fave memory: living in Dubai !

  13. Strawberry banana pudding? Yum!!! 🙂

  14. Glad to see you are having an awesome time! All the food looks amazing 🙂

  15. I’m invited to the next family vacay, no buts about it.

  16. Easy and delicious! Exactly what I need in a recipe =) Your vacation looks like it has awesome! My family was never a big vacation group so most of my vacations have been with the BF but its fun to go with friends as well!

  17. awww…..it looks like you’re having a fab time! enjoy every moment 🙂

  18. Reese’s Pieces! MMM Childhood favourite of mine 🙂

    i wish i could join you on vacation! there’s nothing more sad tho then when the va-cay is over 😦 always a bummer!!

    xoxo ❤

  19. I love that you’ve been having theme nights! The fake ‘staches featured on the boys on Mexican night are too funny.

    Peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake?! Seriously? Gah, I need a slice or four right now. That combination is what I hope to eat in Heaven every single day. 🙂

    Love the pudding recipe. I used to be addicted to boxed pudding, but completely OD’d and haven’t had it for a year or two. Time for a comeback? I think so!

    Enjoy the rest of you vacay! xoxo

  20. The sweet potato biscuits sounds fantastic…so glad you are having a fabulous vacation! Enjoy!

  21. Looks like such a great time! We take family vacations once every couple of years and it’s always fun. Usually not as big of a gathering, but a good time nonetheless. 🙂

  22. AHHH how fun- love the pics! I am dying to go to the beach!! great recipe.. looks SO good!

  23. AHHH LOVE THE CANDY!<3 I went to europe with my family it was GREAT!!

  24. Looks so beautiful there!! Glad you’re having an amazing time and eating awesome treats 🙂
    When I come back to NYC and move to Hoboken we must, must, must get together!!


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