life through photos – duck key

by purelytwins

HAPPY 4th of July friends!!

Our trip down to Duck Key started on Tuesday morning.

We grabbed some goodies to snack on in the car.
parsnip bread

Made a random recipe — parsnip bread. Yep parsnip bread. We blended eggs, coconut flour, coconut oil and parsnips together to create a fun random bread.

A fun twist on our plantain bread.

kale chips

We each ate a whole container of raw kale chips. So good.

It’s a salad-to-go right? 

welcome to duck key

Little 4 hours later we arrived at our destination.


bars blondies

Snacked on a slice of our peanut butter chip blondies upon arriving.  Delicious.

water sign

Watched the USA men play in their game for the world cup.

bar 2


Michelle enjoyed some cocktails.  I (Lori) got a frozen lemonade which I took just a few sips as it was way too sweet for me. I started getting little too hot and the mosquitos were attacking me so I left to head back to room to hang out with the rest of the family.


Michelle’s cocktails –> Mint Lime Cooler (it was made with coconut water!) and she enjoyed 2 chocolate martinis

After sweating in the hot sun watching the first quarter of the soccer game, they realized there was an inside bar. They moved inside and I came back down to enjoy the end of the game with everyone. It was a good game even though USA lost. Did you watch the game?

lori gary sitting

Ordered some dinner and enjoyed the beautiful evening.



Beautiful sunset.

pool at night

pool nightime

coffee in morning

Next morning we whipped up our bulletproof coffee while the sun came up.

joy and lori making breakfast

My niece watched me make Michelle and I’s protein mush for breakfast. She was so interested in what we were having, haha, not sure we have her convinced it’s good.

playing in waterAfter coffee it was pool time.

lori by the water

Baby M wanted to get in.


It was early enough in the morning that we had the lagoon to ourselves. It was nice.


After some play time in the lagoon our niece wanted the pool so she could jump.

more pool time

And jumping she did.

joy jumping in water

Jumping is her favorite.

joy jumping in pool

baby bump at pool

Baby bump poolside 🙂




houses on the water

Then we went for a walk as our niece took her nap.

walk on bridge


Stopped by the hotel gym to do some planking.


Then played in our sister’s amazing stash of Doterra oils!!! Love them. We have been learning a lot and look forward in sharing more here on the blog.

Later that afternoon we went back to the pool while we waited for the boys to get back from fishing.

life is better with family

Life is better with family!

Michelle made up a kombucha cocktail (vodka with kombucha).

fresh caught and grilled fish

Dinner was freshly caught and grilled fish with veggies and rice!! Amazing!

raw chocolate cheesecake

Low-sugar raw chocolate cheesecake (recipe in our purely classic cookbook) for dessert.

low carb chocolate chip bread

And more slices of low carb chocolate chip bread.

More to come…


What are your plans to celebrate July 4th?

What have you been enjoying lately?  Did you watch any soccer? Tennis?

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sophie July 4, 2014 - 10:22 am

Will you post the recipe for parsnip bread?

Please <3

purelytwins July 4, 2014 - 10:45 am

don’t have a recipe, we did not write it down. we just threw ingredients into the blender, we will have to play around with it again so we can share it as we don’t remember what we did. sorry

Heather July 4, 2014 - 10:57 am

Did you cook the parsnips first?

purelytwins July 4, 2014 - 11:07 am

yes we used up old cooked up parsnips 😉

Stacey @ Binge Free Me July 7, 2014 - 12:28 pm

I stayed at Hawks Cay last year and absolutely loved it! Your pics are great!

purelytwins July 8, 2014 - 8:46 am

awesome Stacey yay! it is a great place for vacation 🙂


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