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I have a little story to tell. It is a story that has drama, excitement, despair, hope, and a happy ending. The ending could have been horrible if it wasn’t for one saving grace. I was having a particularly good day. I pop some clothes in the wash. I put the dishes in the dishwasher. I loaded all three children in the car and they even had their backpacks, lunches, shoes on. I dropped them off at school. I then had a weird feeling and decided to go home instead of straight to the gym. Do you ever get those feelings when you know something is wrong and you do not know what? Well, I walked into my garage and there was a puddle. How did water get in my garage? It didn’t rain and the kids were at school. It then dawned on my as I opened the door to my home and there was my laundry room covered in water. Continue reading
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine.
Growing up in Florida made me love everything about beach, sand, nature and adventures. For me, the sunshine state is one of the greatest places because it’s always filled with places to explore and adventures to do, making it the perfect vacation destination for adventure lovers and the best part there is no off-season because of its warm weather. I want my kids to be able to experience the fun outdoor adventures that I grew up to that is why even if we don’t live in Florida anymore, we make sure to go back home every year to connect with family and make new special memories.
Fall is actually one of the best time to visit Florida because the weather is just perfect for everyone to still enjoy the beach, nature and play outside. Gulf County Florida has always been on our list of place to visit every year. For my kids, vacation isn’t a vacation without water fun and Gulf County has beautiful beaches that they love. It has also been our tradition to go fishing, camping and hiking with our kids every Fall, and we love the fact that we can do it in Gulf County plus a lot of other activities. Every corner of this place is filled with great adventures for everyone in the family. Here are just some of the Gulf County Adventures that we plan to try this year.
Turtle Treasure Hunt
I’m pretty sure my kids will be thrilled to go on a turtle treasure hunt. Not only will they enjoy it but they will also learn how to love, save and conserve sea turtles. On this adventure, you will go with a guide on a Turtle patrol on the beach. You get a chance to view baby sea turtle nestings in the highest density-nesting beach in North Florida. You will look for signs of nesting and participate in the process of protecting loggerhead turtles. This part of the walk is really about marking and protecting the nests. You will help place posts and caution tape around the nest, so people know to stay away.
Camping by the beach
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park with miles of white sugar sand and natural beauty is the perfect place to camp to be able to enjoy the sunset, sunrise and sound of the sea. Throughout Gulf County campers will find a variety of full-facility campsites offering tent and RV sites with water and electricity.
Kayak Through the Dead Lakes
Every nature lover should add this adventure to your bucket list. I can’t wait to see the Dead Lakes, which got their name from the Cypress and Tupelo trees that stand in the water. It’s the perfect adventure to see and enjoy the peace and beauty of nature.
If you haven’t been to Gulf County, I definitely recommend that you add it to your bucket list. Start your new Fall tradition now and check out Gulf County Adventure Guide.
Make sure to enter Gulf County Florida weekly contest for a chance to win $50 gift card to have an adventure of your own in your local town.
Have you ever had something go wrong with your home and you think, “This is why it stinks to be a homeowner!” or “If one more thing goes wrong with this house I am selling it!”? My husband and I have owned our home for almost a decade, and we have been really lucky. We live in an amazing neighborhood full of older homes that have withstood the test of time through all of the weather that Florida can throw at them. We have fantastic neighbors who all have similarly built houses and very few problems with them. Unfortunately, there is one issue that even the most well-built house will eventually face: the test of time. What’s even worse is that once one thing starts to go wrong, it almost seems as though the entire house will start to fall apart. So here we are, up to our necks in home repairs for the very first time. Even though we love our house and our neighborhood, I would be lying if I didn’t say that on some of the more stressful days I haven’t locked myself in the bedroom with a bowl of ice cream and my iPhone cruising www.trulia.com for a new home!Continue reading
Are you ready for fall fashion? Ready or not fall is fast approaching and this fall bold colors are going to be one of the hottest trends. I have to admit I am a stay safe with neutrals and muted shades kinda girl but I just love love love one of the hot colors this fall – aubergine – and I really want to include it in my fall wardrobe. So to get comfortable and confident with color I am adding it to my wardrobe a splash at a time.
Fall Fashion Trends – The spotlight is on aubergine!
Aubergine is a easy color to work into your wardrobe for us gals who like the neutrals especially gray. To show you how I am going to update my fall wardrobe with aubergine I did a little shopping at Monroe and Main. I picked out and ordered this fabulous Street Chic Sweater because comfortable chunky sweaters will also be trendy this fall. Fashion Tip: Don’t feel like you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe every season. You can add one or two trendy pieces and reuse them in different outfits to create several different looks without breaking the bank. So yes, the sweater is mostly grey however it has several splashes of aubergine. Remember, I am color shy and need to take baby steps.
First look: Comfy Casual
This look is inspired by the cooler temperatures of fall and getting cozy and comfortable. It is totally casual and totally comfortable while giving me the boost of confidence from my favorite fall color aubergine. To get this look I put the sweater on over a pair of grey leggings and an aubergine t-shirt, added some ballet flats, and some chunky earrings. Remember ladies- leggings are not pants! So make sure you keep your sweater buttoned when wearing it over your leggings.
Second look – Date night or girl’s night out
My new sweater also goes nicely with jeans and boots and lord knows we love our boots, right? So same Street Chic sweater, same -t shirt now add some jeans and your favorite boots. That’s it so easy to totally switch up your look. With this option you can wear the sweater open or closed since you have jeans on and not leggings. Perfect for day into evening because you can button up when it starts to get chilly. Wearing the sweater open adds more of the great aubergine color to the look and I think it is just the right amount of color for me. I love this outfit and feel great in it. I think aubergine is a great color for fall.
We want to help you add some color confidence to your fall wardrobe and enjoy this year’s fall fashion trends. Enter to win a Fall Color Bundle with a scarf, earrings, bracelet, & bag valued over $125 from Monroe and Main! Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older. Not only can you enter to win the giveaway hosted by Real Advice Gal but you can also enter all the other 24 giveaways. There are 25 giveaways in all so be sure to visit all of the other blogs (linked below) to learn even more tips for incorporating fall’s hottest colors into your wardrobe and enter all the giveaways.
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Calling all coffee drinkers!! I have found the perfect summer iced coffee treat that is quick and delicious! New this summer is Folgers Iced Café Coffee Drink Concentrates in four delicious flavors – Original Latte, Vanilla Latte, Caramel Macchiato and Hazelnut Latte! Continue reading
We are talking about nutritious, delicious lentils!!! #LoveLentils twitter jam tonight 6/24 9pm ET Follow me on twitter @realadvicegal also follow @joeyfortman @CdnLentils #BBNYC. We’re giving away a Kitchen Aid Mixer!
Did you know that Lentils are GREAT in IceCream? Yes!
Here are some other Fun Facts about lentils:Continue reading