Category: Florida

  • Hello October

    Hello October

    It’s October, and in most of the US it means fall leaves, cozy sweaters, cute boots, hand knit scarves and mugs of steaming hot chocolate. In Florida it means……nothing. NOTHING! Which makes me sad. However the first day of October decided to put on a show.

  • Weekending

    We finally had a beautiful day here on the west coast of Florida yesterday.  Amanda and I took advantage and went to the local Dia de los Muertos Festival in the Village of the Arts.  Their huge shrine this year was dedicated to the the 2000 tons of sea life that has died along our…

  • Blogtober Recap and NaBloPoMo?

    Well, October came and went…quickly. It was a crazy month for me with my very first ever trip to Washington DC.  I still need to put up the second post of that trip!  While I didn’t blog every day like I had intended, I did blog more than I have in years.  I found that…

  • Hurricane Michael, (Blogtober Day 10)

    Please keep the Panhandle in your thoughts. Hurricane Michael came ashore today at nearly a Category 5 and I’m afraid that daylight is going to reveal a horrific sight.  Panama City was a favorite vacation spot when my friends and I were kids, and I fear that the area won’t be the same for a…

  • Go Back….to the MSC Seaside (Blogtober Day 5)

    I have a very long overdue blog post on our 25th Anniversary Cruise that we went on back in April.  Planned and hosted by the amazing Chip Barker over at Oceans and Lands Custom Travel Planners, it was the absolute perfect vacation.  We are planning another trip soon on either the Seaside or the Meraviglia.…

  • Photo of the Day (Blogtober Day 4)

    Meet Freyja, aka Mama Freyja. She is a six year old retired breeder from Southeastern Guide Dogs.  She is queen of the house and she knows it.  (Taken with my iPhone X) . We brought her home at eight weeks of age, raised her as puppy raisers, sent her back for training. She came home…

  • Ten Things About Me. (Blogtober Day 3)

    Ten things about me, that are probably ten things too many. I am a Leap Year baby. Yep, born on Feb. 29, 1972 (you can do the math) I celebrate my birthday on non-Leap Years on the 28th. It causes all sorts of computer chaos when filling out forms. I was born in      …

  • Fantasy vs. Reality  (blogtober day 2)

    Fantasy vs. Reality (blogtober day 2)

    I love Fall.  I love the idea of Fall.  I love the crunchy leaves, I love the long sleeve shirts, I love the boots, and the scarves and the wood smoke, and the bonfires..and record scratch…..I live in Florida. Southwest Florida to be exact—where Mother Nature is having a hot flash and thinks we all…

  • Fall Essentials, Florida Edition

    While the rest of the country gets this for Fall.                        Florida gets this: Yeah, I know, poor me right? But here’s the thing. I LOVE Fall.  I grew up in Central Louisiana where we had at least some semblance of a fall. I love…

  • Top 5 Favorite Instagrammers

    I LOVE Instagram. I love everything about it.  It serves are inspiration in many areas and it lets me view the world through my phone!  It lets me share my life and it lets me keep up with friends across the county.  It was hard to narrow it down to five, but in no particular…