Blogging update & summertime wedding planning

Happy summertime! The weather here in sunny Florida is hot and humid, so I've been noshing on sweet fresh watermelon, sugar kiss melon and fresh Georgia peaches pretty much every day. Fruit, glorious fruit! Oh how I love thee! For some reason fruit is so much better during the summer, don't you think? You're probably wondering why I chose the day after my engagement to take a hiatus from blogging. Truth be told, there are so many reasons it could fill a book, but I'll tell you a … [Read more...]

My Engagement Story: Part 2

So, back to the lovey dovey details surrounding my Christmas engagement! If you need updated, My Engagement Story: Part 1 is posted here. After my sweetie proposed to me three days before Christmas, we decided the most intimate way for us to share our good news with loved ones was by doing it in person. Now, if you know me at all, you'd know how ridiculously difficult it was to contain my excitement after my sweetie popped the question. Although I'm guessing the task would be difficult for any … [Read more...]

My Engagement Story

I’ve been a busy lil bee. So busy in fact, that just about everything life changing that could happen to a person has happened to me since I’ve last blogged. I should tease you all for a while and lead up to the big finale, but I’m guessing the title of this post gives away my biggest news… I’m engaged! Yep, you heard it. He put a ring on it! And I said yes! =) And I’m over the moon happy about spending the rest of my life with a man I love so dearly. And what kind of blogger would I be if … [Read more...]

Happy Fall!

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Happy fall! I think I'm like every other healthy living blogger out there, because I'm positively obsessed with all things fall---including pumpkin recipes, fall weather, comfy sweaters and boots, fall baking, the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg in my kitchen, fall decorations and the anticipation of Christmas around the corner. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year! Although Florida weather is still quite hot and sticky. I've been able to pull a few decorative scarves out of my closet, but … [Read more...]

A lil prep work

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It's been three weeks since our getaway weekend in Ocala, and each week has been jam packed for me. My work and school schedule is probably the craziest it's ever been this fall semester! I'm working more hours at the accounting firm, and taking four night classes during the week. So each day is pretty much a 7 am wakeup, head to work by 8:30, go straight to class after work, and finally head home around 9:30 pm. It's a bit insane! I'm trying my best to keep up my healthy eating habits and hit … [Read more...]

Weekend in Ocala

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This past weekend my sweeti and I decided to take a road trip up to Ocala to visit my mama. It's not too bad of a drive for us, and only takes about 1 1/2 hr. from Tampa. We knew that tropical storm Isaac was on its way, but we guessed that as long as we made it back by Sunday evening we would be okay, since the storm was predicted to pass the Sarasota and then Tampa area on Monday morning. (And the joke of the matter is that as I sit typing this on Monday afternoon there is nothing more than a … [Read more...]

Minnesota Vacation Part 2

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Enjoying being out on the lake with my sweetie and dad's dog Ziggy Going for a boat ride with the cousins!  My sweeti learning how to wakeboard ;) And he's up! A bit shaky, but still up! Cruising around I was probably the only vegetarian at this midwest beef feed! It's a huge fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department and my entire family goes every year, so I tagged along to be social. I had a plate full of delicious corn on the cob!!  Cruising the lake at … [Read more...]

Minnesota Vacation

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Just a few pics of our Minnesota vacation so far... My dad's house, view from the boat on the lake The lake front, docks and fire pit My sweeti getting ready to head out for a boat ride Small fishing boat in Pleasant Lake We took the fishing boat out for a romantic boat ride at dusk Dad's backyard at dusk My dad and his lil lake dog Ziggy Back of the house I got this cute lil sign for my dad and step-mom for their first year anniversary last year A true … [Read more...]

Love the Life You Live

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Is it just me or is summer really flying by? I can't believe July has nearly passed us already! It's more than halfway over and I wish it would never end. The only thing I'm happy to see out of my sight is summer school! We've had some very humid and hot weather here in Florida, but we've also had a lot of rain which helps to cool things down. My sweeti and I spent all of last weekend enjoying the beach and having our own little "staycation". We headed down to Longboat Key, for an ocean swim and … [Read more...]

Stormin’ Debby

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To say that I haven't had anything to blog about would be the understatement of the century. Obviously the time to blog has been the issue, but we all know my sad summer school story by now. humph. Anywhoo... in case you live in a cave and have no access to social media, the news, the weather channel, etc., there was a hissy fit of a tropical storm lurking around all week! Probably the worst weather I've seen in awhile. Lots of flooding, water damage, storm damage, and overall scary … [Read more...]