Clean Start

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy 2017

Always nice starting with a clean slate.
So many ideas and thought floating around in my head.
Be more intentional.
Prayer Journal.
Gratitude Journal.
Surround yourself with good people.
Intend to be happy everyday.
Start the day in HIS word.
Weight Watchers.
Jesus Calling.
Essential Oils.
Gather Around the Table.
Cheese Boards.
Boat Rides.
52 New Recipes.
Date. (My husband of course)

2017 - Loving you already!


Wake up, be awesome, rest, repeat! 

Staying Stress Free This Holiday Season

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Here are a few tips for staying stress free this holiday season.

Stay Organized/Clean/Prepared 
Take a few minutes each morning and night to do a quick clean up and keep your house tidy in case unannounced friends or family stop by. Keep some cheese, crackers, fruit and wine on hand. It will come in handy and takes little to no effort to serve. 

Wrap It Up
I collect those adorable little white boxes from Anthropologie all year long - they come in handy at Christmas time to just tie some twine or a bow on and you are good to go - and adorable looking too. Wrap as you go, do not wait until the last minute! If all else fails, I've been known to call my mom to help with last minute wrapping.

Give A Little - Get A Little
Almost every store is asking for donations for charities at Christmas time. Every time I go to Publix or Home Goods I always add a few dollars to the total to help families in need and St. Jude's research. You can also adopt families in need or keep items in your car to hand out to homeless people that you see on the streets. Your holidays will be a lot merrier if you GIVE. 

Be sure to meal prep and not leave all the holiday cooking to Christmas morning. Shop the week before Christmas to avoid the last minute shoppers at the grocery store. Be sure to visit Aldi for your cheese and cracker needs. You will thank me for this! They have the best assortments and the best prices.

Party On 
Enjoy the holiday season with family and friends but do not be afraid to say no. You cannot attend every event you are invited to. Don't overbook your calendar and end up stressed and not enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. 

Remember the Reason For The Season
And last but CERTAINLY not least, let's all remember the reason for the season. Without HIM, none of this would matter. 
Happy Birthday Jesus 

Catching Up Tampa

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wow, I have not blogged since summer.

Going to play a little catch up and also share some adorable shops around Tampa for the upcoming Christmas Season.

Chef Inspired Popcorn Company
Located on Howard Avenue

This little popcorn shop is adorable.
Would be great for baskets for the holidays, stocking stuffers or just a mid-day snack.
I chose the following:
Bar Mix
Bolt Corn for the Tampa Bay Lightning 
Buffalo Blue Cheese
Jalapeno Popper
Blow Hard Trump
Chocolate Salted Caramel

So yummy!

They have a contest going on between the Blow Hard Trump and Sour Apple Hillary
Looks like Trump is winning the battle. 


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