Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Massage Oil Candle! GREAT for Valentines Day!

Destiny Candle by Karen Michelle

How cool is this? Light it, Melt it, Pour it on! I love it! CLICK HERE to get your's!

My favorite Christmas gift....My new Cricut Explore Air!

I've been thinking about getting a Cricut machine for a few years now and this year decided to ask for one from my family for Christmas.  To say the least, it was the best gift I got and I couldn't wait to play with it!

My first official project was a paper flower wreath, a gift for my grandmother for her 88th birthday.  She has always been creative herself so I thought for sure she would enjoy the intricate details of each flower.  The gift was a hit!  Absolutely the most wonderful thing I could have made and given to my sweet grandmother!

I'm excited to see what kind of beautiful gifts I can make for Valentines Day!

Now through January 31, 2017, CLICK HERE for great deals on Cricut Explore CLEARANCE DEALS!

CLICK HERE for Cardstock and Paper starting at $4.99 (through 2/10/17)

FREE SHIPPING at Cricut with code LOVESHIP (through 1/31/17)

CARD IMAGES starting at $1 at Cricut (through 2/10/17)

Have fun creating and please leave me photos or messages of your favorite creations!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Watch Masquerade Marchers Prowl the Streets of Key West During Fantasy Fest

Just in time for Halloween, thousands of costumed revelers will parade through Key West's historic Old Town on Friday, October 28, during an off beat Masquerade March that begins at the local cemetery.

The march is the highlight of the annual Fantasy Fest celebration, a lavish pre-Halloween costume festival scheduled for October 21-30.  This year, the theme is "Political VooDoo and Ballot-Box Barbarians" in salute of the upcoming U.S presidential elections.

I haven't had the pleasure of attending Fantasy Fest yet or watching the Masquerade March but it is certainly on my Florida Bucket List!

And...I'd probably do this as week or weekend date with the husband, leaving the kids at home!

Enjoy and please post tips or comments if you have had the pleasure of attending this extravagant festival!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Interested In A Great Book For Your Beach Bag?

If you're here on my page looking for Florida vacation ideas, MY BOOK IS A MUST FOR YOUR BEACH BAG!  It's an easy read and not too long.  You'll visit and read about my favorite place in the world, Salt Springs, and journey down Salt Springs Run!

Wisdom and Grace can be ordered through Amazon.comBarnes and or you can place an order from me!  
I'll be happy to send you a signed copy!
Order Links:

HEY you have any suggestions for great BEACH BAG BOOKS?  Leave me your ideas in the comments below!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Matheson Hammock Park:

I grew up going to Matheson Hammock!  It was so much fun to return with my kids and watch them have a blast too!  An atoll with shallow waters, it's a perfect place to spend a day at the beach in Miami!

Tiffanie's Tip:

Bring a net and bucket.  The sealife here is plentiful and kids are sure to love collecting crabs and fish!  Please be sure to return it all to the water before you leave!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Beautiful Christmas Fun! Be sure to visit The Rosen Hotels Christmas Events!

The Rosen Hotels are always simply beautiful but I'm really looking forward to seeing them at Christmas!

These are a few of the upcoming events…if you're looking for something unique and Christmas themed, look no further!

I'll post a few photos after we've visited!

Merry Christmas!

Friday and Saturday Nights in the Snow
December 13th, December 14th, December 20th and 21st (6:30PM -9:30PM)
2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival
The hotel grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with gently falling snow, holiday carolers, the Shingle Creek Express train, a beautifully decorated 25-foot Christmas tree, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, holiday movies, karaoke and appearances from winter characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Santa and the first ever “Live Remote Controlled Toys.”
Christmas Tree Rosen HotelsTake a picture with our Rosen Reindeer, sent straight from the North Pole. Reindeers do exist at Rosen Shingle Creek! Followed by a family dinner buffet at Café Osceola.
All activities require tickets, including food sales, cash bar, merchandise, etc.
Christmas Wagon
Take a ride on the horse-drawn Christmas Wagon, complete with costumed driver and watch as carolers sing holiday favorites while strolling through falling snow. This unique feature will be the newest addition to the winter wonderland at Shingle Creek.
Christmas Cookies Rosen HotelsSunday December 15th and 22nd (6:30PM -9:30PM)
1st Annual European Winter Fair
Take part in Shingle Creek’s newest family event, featuring a European gift mart and culinary crafting. Booths, displayed on the decorated outdoor patio, will offer exquisite gifts and crafts, cocktails and food, chocolate workshops, ornament-making elves, cookie decorating with holiday characters, custom Christmas stockings, card making and more.
*Shuttle available.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at CityWalk! (Review)

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville - City Walk, Orlando, Fl

Margaritaville has rolled out a new menu and I was lucky enough to be invited to try it out!

This was already one of my favorite places to eat.   I dined here with my husband for our first wedding anniversary 15 years ago, and with 15 friends and family members for my 40th birthday dinner just last January.  We’ve been season pass holders to Universal Orlando and the restaurant is always our choice to eat and drink at after a great day at the parks!  So going back to see what was new sounded wonderful!

I brought a friend and her daughter to join us.  This was their first experience eating there and they were nothing but impressed! 

The moment you’re greeted by the host, you know it’s going to be a good time!  Back in the day, I remember all of the employees wore lanyards that said, “I love my job!”  Although it’s not around their neck anymore, it’s clear that everyone there still “loves their job!”  The customer service was out of this world.  That’s hard to find these days and each and every employee, was awesome!

We tried a variety of appetizers…

For dinner, YES, you can have a Burger in Paradise and it will be the best you’ve ever had!  The girls had their own varieties, choosing from the Rancho Deluxe, the Black & Bleu, a Volcano Burger or the Cheddar BBQ.

My choice, the Shrimp Trio and Kathy loved the Key West Sandwich!  I'd recommend either.  You can't go wrong.  

And yes, we saved room for DESSERT!!!

I’d say they have the BEST key lime pie you’ll find and we got the “experience” the Chocolate Hurricane!  WOW!

Dan Murray, Margaritaville Orlando’s executive chef, came out to do the honors and prepared the “Hurricane” right before our eyes! 

A pint of ice cream. chocolate brownie, bananas, and a wonderful surprise of toppings, the dish is turned on a lazy Suzan while chocolate and caramel sauce are drizzled over top. Hence, the Hurricane!

Thank you to our server, Adam J. You’ve gained customers forever!  We’ll ask for your table again because WE WILL BE BACK!

If you’re visiting Orlando or you’re a local, be sure to check out Margaritaville at CityWalk!  You won’t be disappointed.  I apsolutely recommend making a reservation and stopping in for lunch or dinner.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
6000 Universal Blvd. #704
Orlando, Fl. 32819
(407) 224-2155


Monday, November 25, 2013

When wearing YOUR wedding ring isn't the best idea...

Tristan & Eve Titanium Wedding Band

As a blogger, a traveler and a busy mom, I sometimes end up in places where my wedding and engagement ring aren't the most practical thing I'm wearing.  I even ended up trading them out one time for a conch shell ring I bought for 5 bucks in the Bahamas.

When asked to review Tristan & Eve's Titanium Wdding Band, I thought, WOW!  Maybe that would be a great alternative to my expensive ring (the conch shell broke!)

I recieve my ring in the mail.  It fit perfectly to the size 7 I ordered. Arriving in a black satin bag, it felt like Christmas opening it!  It's so pretty.  With 7 channel set, great quality, CZ stones, it sparkled as soon as it hit the light! Brushed grooves and raised ridges make it beautiful enough for a woman's hand and masculine enough for a man's.

Not only is it beautiful but it's incredibly comfortable as well!  It's so light, you almost forget you're wearing it!

If you or your husband are looking for a new ring at a great price, I absolutely recommend this one!  You can't go wrong.  It's on sale right now on Amazon for $17.99, that's a $21.01 savings!   And they've got a 12 month guarantee.  

If you see me out and about, make sure you take a peek, or even try it on!  


Monday, November 18, 2013

Reptile Discovery Center - DeLand, Florida! FANTASTIC!

Finally!  I was able to arrange a trip to The Reptile Discovery Center  in DeLand, Florida.  I've been talking about it for YEARS!  I wish I would have done this sooner.

For anyone visiting Orlando or traveling past the Daytona Beach area, it might be just off your path.

My family visited with our cub scout group but it's open to the public.  Venom extractions are done twice a day Thursday- Sunday.  Please make sure you call for any changes.

We started our tour with a short hike around the Discovery Trail.  Turtles, alligators, snakes, iguanas, it's filled with animals that permanately live at the center.  Mara, our tour guide did an awesome job answering all of our questions and was incredibly knowledgable on all of the animals.

She then led us into the Discovery Center where we got to see some of the worlds most venomous snakes!  Up close and personal.  Mambas, cobras, rattlers, corals and cottonmouths, all of the snakes we fear the most!

Next, we entered the the lab and took a seat infront of a huge glass window.  And that's when the venom extractions began! Mr. Carl came out and introduced himself, explained what he'd be doing then  ventured back into the room behind the glass.  He was so patient with the kids afterwards.

Look at the pictures!  They don't do it justice!  This is a MUST SEE when traveling through Florida.  At least once, maybe twice or even every time you pass by!  It's that cool.

Parker holding an albino python.

Feeding a coral snake after the venom was extracted.

Milking a cottonmouth.

Thank you to all of the staff at The Reptile Discovery Center!  THIS was a great visit and I'm proud to have you on my blog!  

~ Until we visit again!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HALLOWEEN FUN! Trot or Treat Festival at DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center in Clermont, Florida

It's that time of year, DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center, Inc., Annual Trot or Treat Festival!  Are you looking for down on the farm fun?  Look no further!  Pony rides, arts and crafts, games, BBQ....the best Fall Festival in Central Florida!

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