I’ll admit, I detest grocery shopping yet I’m the happiest when my fridge, pantry, and stomach is full (go figure). I’ve been looking for a cost-effective way out for years but foraging for food seemed a bit extreme. From creating lists and remembering to bring them (Do you have the pen?), driving to and finding decent parking at the store, dealing with crowds and pushy people who are now navigating carts, searching over stimulating aisles for items that seem to disappear between trips, checking out (self-checkout I appreciate you but you always seem to need an employee anyway, so what’s the point?), and then loading and unloading, in sometimes unfavorable conditions. I have anxiety just thinking about it. I didn’t even get into the part where you get home and realize you forgot items or the store didn’t have items you needed to prepare dinner that same night. Pizza anyone? Ok, you order.
Cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get fit and explore but it can also come at a price. While most find themselves buzzing around on two wheels, in Florida the state ranks at #1 for both cyclist injuries and deaths. As beautiful as the scenery may be, that’s a steep price for just pedaling along, and one we should avoid paying at all costs.
Holidays are usually summed up with two major activities; eating, and a neverending to-do list. While I would much rather have the former in hoards, I know (we all know) that gluttony doesn’t look good on anyone. This joined with the changing weather, stress, and the busy-ness takes a toll on our immune systems, waistlines and mental wellbeing. But you can change that this year with just one cup of fix-it-all tea! Continue reading “Bust the holiday sniffles and weight gain with a versatile fix it all tea- Plus free printable holiday weight management guide”
If you ask what we have been doing these past few months (aside from work projects) we will enthusiastically answer, riding absolutely everywhere and anytime we can.
It’s a little addicting and we’ve logged over 300 miles in just a few months. Thankfully, we live in an area that offers so many amenities to cyclists through these long amazing trails. I always wanted to explore them (all) but never expected we would reap so many benefits and gain a shared hobby.
The Pinellas Trail is 49.3 miles long, stretching from North Tarpon Springs all the way down South through St. Pete. If you ever wanted to see it all this is a great way to do so. Feeling adventurous? The trail is a combination of city junctions, unique bridges and secluded paved pathways with amazing sites, bike shops, and even restaurants sprinkled in throughout the way.
Many places call to us but few beg us to stay like Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor. The post card like views, great fishing spots, beachy views, wooded waking areas, and plentiful spots to park and picnic all make this a beautiful weekend destination for the entire family. Continue reading “Hanging out in the Hammock at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor”
Tea time has been known for centuries as a social time, a time for tradition, for health, self-care, and a time for comfort. Tea time is my time. It’s been a long week but I know stealing a moment to regain my zen is always within reach.
Baby, it’s cold outside. No, not really, I live in Florida but we can pretend. Continue reading “Taking time for tea- Our cozy Florida Autumn”
This past Saturday was SPF 2016- Arts Alive and it was a blast! This idea of offering a free day to introduce culture and history through local museums was adopted from the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live which began 12 years ago.
We began preparing our day the night before by planning out the museums we wanted to see and mapped our route since we would park and walk to them all. While this is a wonderful way to spend the day with the entire family, my husband and I decided we needed some us time and opted to make this a date. Continue reading “Free Museum Day in St Pete”