Central Florida Suburbs

My new favorite Sunday tradition

Weekends are precious time. Much needed rest, time for my family, time for housework, and time for myself are juggled during my weekends. And even though I struggle with making the most of these precious two days, a few times a month I make time for my new favorite Sunday tradition: Namaste and Drink at… Continue reading My new favorite Sunday tradition

Articles

Longing for a getaway at Bahama Breeze

It can be tough changing jobs. There's a lot of adjusting and figuring out how to accomplish your new tasks. And it is with this challenge that I missed a chance to getaway to Bahama Breeze - a restaurant which began in Central Florida - to celebrate their Reggae Fest. But just because I couldn't… Continue reading Longing for a getaway at Bahama Breeze

Florida Life

The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

In two weeks we will celebrate six years since my very first post on ThisFloridaLife. On 7/7/2012 I hit 'publish' on my little blog. What started as a fun way to do something I love: write, has become a way for me to connect with others and share the joys of life, and specifically the… Continue reading The top 6 posts from ThisFloridaLife

Florida Life

Our new obsession: Tiki bar project

For Father's Day, I unleashed a monster. Without realizing it, I've started us on a nautical journey, centered around our home. I've gave my husband a copy of Brandon Keyla's new book The Field Guide to Tiki Decorating, and our new obsession is born. With our pretty impressive collection of tiki mugs, both from the… Continue reading Our new obsession: Tiki bar project

Orlando

Goodbye, Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando, with its energy, character, and frustrating design, is an interesting place in which to work. The dining options are nearly endless, there's plenty of paths to take for a refreshing lunch time walk, there's perhaps even a certain prestige that comes from saying "I work in downtown Orlando." But it is not without… Continue reading Goodbye, Downtown Orlando

Orlando

Why we chose Animal Kingdom as the first Disney theme park with our baby

The time has finally arrived. My little son is old enough to start venturing out with us for a few hours on weekends; we couldn't wait to take him to his first theme park. And while we have access to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, we knew his first one had to be… Continue reading Why we chose Animal Kingdom as the first Disney theme park with our baby

Orlando

Downtown Orlando’s fusion hot spot takes tiki in a different direction

Church Street Station is hallowed ground, especially for long time Orlando residents like me. Memories of Rosie O'Grady's and Cheyenne Saloon still seep from the walls and brick laden street. And for quite some time this once iconic part of downtown Orlando seemed like a ghost town. Now things have changed. Nearly every available space… Continue reading Downtown Orlando’s fusion hot spot takes tiki in a different direction

Florida Life

My life wouldn’t be the same without this annual concert

I've come close to losing all hope. But I'm glad I haven't. I'm glad that I have a support system that has gotten me through the darkest times. I'm very fortunate for the blessings I have. Beyond that support system there is an organization that has inspired me time and again. To Write Love on… Continue reading My life wouldn’t be the same without this annual concert

Orlando

I had to do this one theme park thing before giving birth

My pregnancy has flown by. It's a little difficult to believe that in maybe 3-4 weeks time our baby will be here and it all changes from there. So with the big day looming ahead (not that I dread it, I truly am excited for this) I knew I had to do something special while… Continue reading I had to do this one theme park thing before giving birth