Central Florida Suburbs

Central Florida’s Best Kept Halloween Secret: Dining Edition

The best time of year has begun. October through December always feels like a whirlwind because there are so many fun things to do. Well, I'm adding one more thing to your Halloween to do list: get thee to Colorado Fondue Company in Casselberry! A little history on Colorado Fondue CompanyThis little gem of a… Continue reading Central Florida’s Best Kept Halloween Secret: Dining Edition

Central Florida Suburbs

A Not So Fond Farewell to Red Cypress Brewery

I sat in my car, leaving a meeting in Winter Springs. I looked down at my phone while still parked and opened Facebook Messenger. A friend sent a screenshot, from Red Cypress Brewery's Facebook page, my jaw dropped. A small sprinkle of tears filled the corners of my eyes. They're closing. I called my husband,… Continue reading A Not So Fond Farewell to Red Cypress Brewery

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

Central Florida Suburbs

Walking the Walk – The Wekiva Trail

It started with a pool party we hosted last weekend. I wanted to get in better shape and reconnect with an old friend. This morning I took a step in the right direction to doing both. The Wekiva Trail in Seminole County, Florida is one of many "rails to trails" pathways that present a marvelous… Continue reading Walking the Walk – The Wekiva Trail

Central Florida Suburbs, Small towns in Florida

Seeing the Sights of Sanford Florida

The county seat of Seminole County is one of the most historical places within Central Florida. It is also one of the most storied. And lately it has been the scene of a full blown media circus; I'm sure there's no need for me to mention why. So when I found myself having to make… Continue reading Seeing the Sights of Sanford Florida

Articles, Central Florida Suburbs

100 Things to love about my hometown of Seminole County

Home is where the heart is, and I heart my home. The whole reason I started ThisFloridaLife was to share my love of Florida and to fall in love with it even more by exploring my state. The county I have called home my entire life is celebrating its 100th anniversary. From the Orlando Sentinel,… Continue reading 100 Things to love about my hometown of Seminole County

Central Florida Suburbs

Just Keep Growing – Central Florida Zoo Expansion

I wonder sometimes, what differentiates those that excel in life and those that do not.  Obviously, there is not one stand-alone characteristic.  But, I think one is the desire to never settle, the desire to grow.  The Central Florida Zoo, located in Sanford, Florida, very easily could settle.  They could accept that Disney's Animal Kingdom… Continue reading Just Keep Growing – Central Florida Zoo Expansion

Central Florida Suburbs, Florida Life

Sanford Saturday Night

Another Saturday night, another debate.  Yet again, the desire to go dancing at Universal Citywalk enticed me.  My husband, however, had to work the next morning and preferred a more low-key evening.  And so, we ventured to Sanford, Florida. Certainly, there are parts of Sanford that I would not send my worst enemy to, but… Continue reading Sanford Saturday Night