The Best Ice Cream Parlor (Part 2)

As much as I try to eat a healthy and balanced diet these days I will forever and always be a fat girl at heart. Ice cream is one thing that I still buy on a whim and eat in the afternoon when the kids are watching tv. I shove the container down in the garbage so my husband doesn’t see it and I don’t have to feel guilty when he…

Orlando, Florida Bucket List

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also product/destination links for your convenience which are NOT affiliate links. Recently we drove the 3.5hrs from Miami to Orlando so we could have dinner with a friend who was visiting the area. I wished that we had more time to spend in Orlando, we could only spend the night and then drive back the next…

Why You Should Visit Flamingo Gardens

When I was in elementary school I remember some field trips that the classes took around Southern Florida. There were two places that had an animal meet and greet presentation where snakes, baby gators, or some other Florida native would be introduced. One of the places was “The Native Village” that was located on 441 in Hollywood close to Sterling Road, it has in recent years closed. It was a neat little place…

Tampa, Florida Bucket List

I didn’t take many vacations when I was young or even when I was first married. I feel that it’s a little weird for me to enjoy planning vacations. But I do, and since being back in Florida after nearly two years in the United Arab Emirates I have a bit of drive to try and explore Florida and other states in the USA that I had not done in the…

The Farmers Market You’ll Love (For Fall)

It’s Fall! I see so much about the season right now and how everyone is so excited to start cooking with pumpkin again (or just buying pumpkin junk at the store). Halloween is right around the corner and that means candy, jack-o-lanterns, lots of black, and Halloween activities. I have not had my children carve a pumpkin before now. The last two Halloweens we were in The United Arab Emirates so…

The Best Ice Cream Parlor – Part 1

If you grew up in Broward County, Florida then you very likely have been to Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor at some point in your youth. I have been there more often as an adult because it is a fun place to take visitors and the food is very good! Do you love large portions? Homemade soda? Homemade ice-cream? Quirky wall decorations? I love all of theses and Jaxsons has these and more…

Organized Moms Beach Bag

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also non-affiliate links for your convenience. I remember when (before I was married or had any children) I would ride my bike the 7 miles to the beach early in the morning and lay out on a towel in the sun. All I needed was a book and something to eat and drink and I would chill…

Southern Florida Bucket List

There is much more to South Florida than beaches, you have to know where to look is all. I grew up in South Florida. I spent a lot of my youth shut indoors reading and doing house work but I occasionally got to go see what was around me. When I was out of high school I managed to get out some more while attending college and spending time with my boyfriend (now husband). Having…