Questions Answered

 I’m answering any and all things vacation today!

I’ve tried to keep track of any questions I’ve gotten via blog or Instagram and am answering them all.

I got asked a lot about our clothes…
Ebby Lee’s hat:  This is Ebby Lee’s hat, but only navy is in stock now.
Ebby Lee’s cover-up:  Exact here (33% off).

Nixon’s swim shorts:  Exact here.

Bowen’s swim shorts:  Gap Outlet
Bowen’s swim shirt:  Gap Outlet

Tab’s swim shorts:  Similar here. 

Erika’s sunglasses:  Exact here.
Erika’s Tassel Shorts:  These are from Altar’d State last year.

Ebby Lee’s Dress:  Sold out, but this is the brand.  Dillard’s has this cute brand and they have lots of goodies on sale.
Ebby Lee’s Shoes:  Exact here.

Erika’s Dress:  Exact here (40% off).
Erika’s Wedges:  Exact here.

Nixon’s Shirt:  Exact here.
Nixon’s Shorts: Exact here.
Nixon’s Shoes:  Exact here.

Bowen’s Shirt:  Exact here.
Bowen’s Shorts:  Shorts are old from last year.
Bowen’s Shoes:  Exact here.

Erika’s Dress:  Exact dress here.
Erika’s Earrings:  Exact here.

Ebby Lee’s dress is sold out too, but it’s from that same brand.

Bowen and Nixon’s suits came from Gymboree outlet.  

Ebby Lee’s suit:  Here

Where did you stay?

What were your favorite things at the resort?
The entertainment at our resort was fabulous!  The activities at the pool were awesome and the beach and pool area were perfect!

Would you stay there again?
We’re already thinking about our next visit to Mexico, so hands down we loved the location.  Next time we’ll probably try a different resort.  Not because we didn’t like ours, but because there are SO MANY resorts we’d like to give another one a try as well.  Any great family recommendations are wanted!!  🙂

If you missed any recaps…

Where did you swim with the dolphins?
Our resort had this dolphin encounter attached.  We just went down to the ground level to sign up.  Easy!

How are the hermit crabs?
Currently, we still have four Meixcan crabs in hiding around our house. (ha!  YES, we still haven’t found them.)  We have one Mexican crab that’s been found and three purchased crabs in the cage.

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you tomorrow!  XO

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  1. 6.30.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I love that you're already thinking about your next vacation! #travelagentproblems

  2. 6.30.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Totally dying that the crabs are still MIA. Can't wait to hear where you finally find them….if you EVER do! Ha! 🙂

  3. 6.30.16
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    I keep picturing that the hermit crabs have built a little Mexican town hidden somewhere in your house while enjoying Margaritas and chips and salsa. All while thinking "I can't wait to tell my friends back at home about this vacation to Texas". Ha!

  4. 6.30.16
    ld said:

    We love the Paradisus line of resorts – have done Punta Cana and Playa deal Carmen!

  5. 6.30.16
    Kimm said:

    Love the missing hermit crabs. That would be freaking me out

  6. 6.30.16
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Such an awesome trip and location!! Love your dresses!!

  7. 6.30.16
    Amber said:

    Excellence Resorts are AMAZING!!!! I think The Finest is family friendly and its owned by the same company!

  8. 6.30.16
    Bjjmama said:

    FYI – those crabs will die without water and will start to stink. Bad! Trust me, I'm speaking from experience! Blech! Hope you find them!

  9. 6.30.16
    Emily Schulz said:

    I grew up going to Iberostar Resorts- both in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. They are amazing, family friendly, and so much fun! Glad you guys had a blast in Mexico!

  10. 6.30.16
    Megan said:

    I'm just imagining finding a hermit crab underneath your shoes….. You know with a Big Crunch.

  11. 6.30.16
    Casey said:

    I keep thinking I hope none of y'all are mouth breathers at night with those crabs still loose!! Haha!!

  12. 6.30.16
    ramblingsnotherthings said:

    FYI- to capture the hermit crabs try putting a ramp leading to a bucket, and some food in it. They can climb the ramp to get into the bucket, but will not be able to get out. (My hermit crabs like shrimp.)

  13. 7.1.16
    Unknown said:

    I'm still chuckling over the missing hermit crabs. It's not like they move very fast, so it's hilarious that they're still on the lam. Lol! And your vacation posts/pics were so great! Made me really wish I'd been there!

  14. 7.4.16
    juliegmartin2 said:

    So I'm late to the questions party–oops! My family & I are going to this very resort in August. My question is, should we book the water park (xel-wherever it is, lol!!) before we go? How can we secure the best price? Thanks so much for taking the time to answer!! Happy Summer!