Day Trip Travel Guide – Caladesi Island State Park

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be dropped off on a private island where all of your needs would be tended to? On my recent trip to the island, I was impressed by the number of facilities available. Caladesi Island State Park comes pretty close to providing all the beach essentials […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – April 2022

April Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. Rose: 5k Races  April was a significant milestone in my running journey.  I ran not one, but two 5Ks this month. For the first race, my goal was simply toy run my fastest 5K. I was shooting for the […]

Fall In Love With Honeymoon Island State Park

Honeymoon Island is one of Florida’s most popular State Parks. The white sand beaches softly blending into turquoise water are just like the advertisements for Visit Florida. The shore is sprinkled with sun-bleached shells ripe for the picking to take home as a souvenir. It’s easy to see why many people chose Honeymoon Island as […]

Florida Farm Spotlight: Hunsader Farm

Hunsader Farms is like an amusement park loaded with farm activities. The humble beginnings of the Hunsader Farm started with an eighty-acre crop of tomatoes.  Over the decades, the farm has grown to add additional buildings to the property, including a barn to house produce for the farmer’s market, an ice cream shop, and a […]

What To Expect From Your First Pottery Class

I recently took myself to my first pottery class. Like those painting with twist classes, this is one of those artsy activities where I can try my hand at creating art, and in the end, the only person who sees value in the finished product is me. I was inspired by binge-watching the fifth season […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – March 2022

March Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. Rose: 10K This month marks a significant running goal. I’ve slowly built up my running time and endurance, which has led me to run my first 10k distance. In 1:01, I was able to run 6.27 miles. I was […]

DIY: IKEA Entryway Makeover

Finally, I’ve checked off one of my home makeovers for this year. I went back and forth on the style, amount of storage, and budget for this project. Like a flock of cattle egrets circling a tractor to eat the newly turned-up bugs, I found myself circling back to IKEA to find the best storage […]


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