jasmine elias boswell and david boswell, kiss on the beach, husband and wife, panama city beach, florida
jasmine elias boswell, on the beach in panama city beach florida, maxi dress and lack of color hat
jasmine elias boswell, colorful houses in panama city beach florida
jasmine elias boswell, on the rocks at st andrews state park in panama city beach florida

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jasmine elias boswell and david boswell, husband and wife on the beach in panama city beach, florida

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enjoying a snow cone at the beach in florida

i’ve always heard how beautiful the panama city beaches are, but i’ll be honest… i had no idea just how beautiful the panama city beaches are.

david and i spent a few days soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh ocean breeze in this beautiful little town. aside from the stunning views and gorgeous water, panama city

beach just so happens to also be a foodie’s paradise. it was such an unexpected but very pleasant surprise. we beach hopped and restaurant hopped to our hearts’ content and still feel like we only scratched the surface!

below is my travel guide for all things panama city beach. if you happen to stumble upon any other hidden gems in the area (as i know there are many) leave it in the comments below! after all, sharing is caring! and make sure to scroll to the bottom to check out panama city beach’s 2019 calendar of events!


jet ski adventure

i highly recommend this one! we had so much fun cruising around on our jet skis and zipping through the ocean waves. we stopped at shell island where we got to hang out for a bit, but not before admiring numerous dolphins playing in the water just inches away.

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with the 4th of july just right around the corner, it’s time to pull out all your patriotic favorites, grab your friends and celebrate. i’ve always been a huge fan of all holidays because i love any reason to be with the people i love most, all celebrating something together.

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this post has been sponsored by American Greetings. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

with as busy as our days get, sometimes the simplest of things get pushed aside. after a long day of grocery shopping, battling traffic and crossing off the many to-do’s on the list, we forget to appreciate those around us.

one of my goals this year was to show more appreciation and give thanks where thanks is due. and let’s be real, no matter how hard our days get, we all have so much to be thankful for.

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one | bali is much bigger than most people think!

many of the insta-worthy shots that you see all over your instagram feed take a few hours to get to, and many have long lines of people waiting who also want that perfect shot.

try to plan out your must-sees prior to arriving. map it out so you can coordinate with a driver/transportation to save time. while in bali, start your days early! this will cut down on time waiting in lines and chances are you will be able to see more in your day. not to mention, you may be lucky and have some of the gorgeous places all to yourself.

you also want to make sure you are dressed accordingly as many temples have strict rules and dress codes.

there are many different areas within bali as well; seminyak, ubud, canguu, etc. research each one and stay near the area that best suits you!

two | uber is prohibited in bali.

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sunny beach day wearing a red floral maxi with a bow tie on the back

i’ve always been a little dress obsessed and this beautiful floral print with an open back and tie is easily one of my favorite go-to’s. i’m wearing a size 2 with a little give. free people typically runs oversized, but i would say this number is TTS. the size 0 fit snug, but i always opt for a looser fit, so snagged a size 2. with the tie back, you can adjust the size you get to fit you accordingly, so if you’re between sizes and like a snug fit, go down. if you like a looser style, like i do, go up a size.

the best news of all, this stunner is 40% off but sizes are going fast! i have it linked here from multiple retailers to make it easier to find a size that best fits you!

back on the home front, david and i are officially back and living stateside and it has been amazing! we may have been running at 150mph the last couple of weeks, but there is truly no place like home.

best of all we’re receiving our ‘home goods’ shipment today. in army lingo, that means all of our belongings have made their way across the ocean and have officially landed in texas! since texas is our home for just the summer [announcement for our big move this fall coming soon] it’s all going straight to storage for now!

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xoxo | jasmine