Posted in August 2012

Signs of Halloween in Orlando

Signs of Halloween in Orlando

  And so it begins.  The kids just started school again, the lull in tourism creeps in for the next month, and that means one thing.  It is time to get ready for Halloween in Orlando.  As is customary in Orlando, Halloween and Christmas start early.  Maximize that revenue baby!  Every year I look forward … Continue reading

Pre-Isaac Visit to Universal Studios

Pre-Isaac Visit to Universal Studios

It had been too long.  About four weeks ago we made the spontaneous purchase of our Universal Orlando Annual Passes.  However, we had only been twice during that time (thank you pneumonia).  We were overdue.  And yet, Isaac loomed.  And, we had youngest stepson with us, who had never been to Universal.  Time to buy … Continue reading

Just joined bloglovin’

Just joined bloglovin’

This seems like a great option for us WordPress bloggers who want to be able to easily read blogs that aren’t on WordPress.  Once you add your favorite blogs to your bloglovin’ account you will be able to read them all in a list similar to the “Blogs I Follow” page on WordPress. Thanks to Jenn Setter … Continue reading

Dapper Day at Disney

Dapper Day at Disney

Once upon a time, society cared about how they presented themselves.  Stepping out in public for any reason meant dressing well and putting your best foot forward.  Now, for better or for worse, we are a culture of casual.  The extreme shift does make me quite sad as I have always been a romantic and … Continue reading

The Hourglass Brewery: Time Well Spent

The Hourglass Brewery: Time Well Spent

Nestled inside a set of three, small, white home-like buildings sits the Hourglass Brewery and Tap Room.  You’ll find this unique, local brewery in Longwood, Florida neighboring the historic district.  Really, there is no place like it in the area.  Here you can enjoy a wide variety of beer brewed on-site.  The Hourglass sells their … Continue reading

Another Summer, Another Hurricane

Another Summer, Another Hurricane

  Hurricanes and tropical storms are an annual occurrence. As a Native Central Floridian, I was raised to pay attention to them, take them seriously, and be prepared. So far this season has been fairly quiet. But as any Floridian knows, the worst is yet to come. My second favorite time of year is approaching, … Continue reading

Florida Heat: Blog on Fire Award

Florida Heat: Blog on Fire Award

Yesterday I came across a comment on thisfloridalife that delighted me.  This little blog of mine was selected by MuddyMommy as a “Blog on Fire”!  It is my first blog award, so I am very thankful and honored! Essentially, there are blog awards throughout the blogosphere.  Fellow bloggers and other folks nominate blogs that inspire … Continue reading

Appreciation for Animal Kingdom

Appreciation for Animal Kingdom

It may not be the most attended of Disney’s theme parks, but it is very dear to me. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest of the Disney parks and could be considered the most underrated. The wild child of the Disney theme park family, offers unique entertainment, a few thrilling rides, and distinctive details not … Continue reading