Sunflower Maze in the Sunshine State

Sunflowers make me smile, for obvious reasons, so when I heard about a sunflower maze about an hour away from Orlando, I knew I had to check it out.

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Down a narrow dirt path in Mims, Florida you will find yourself at Sledd’s U-Pick Strawberries.

The sprawling yellow fields can’t be missed as you drive up.

Corn Maze: Check
Sunflower Maze: Check
Where will I find myself lost next?

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It’s a fantastic afternoon activity for families, and of course quite Instagram worthy. We wandered upon many of photoshoots within the flowers. Even I got down and dirty for a few snaps.

For hours and information, be sure to check out Sledd’s U Pick Strawberries Facebook page.

I can’t wait to go back for strawberry picking!!!

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Holiday Shopping Made Easy at Charming Charlie

Winter is coming!

It’s so festive and bright, but if you are like me, you have yet to even start on that holiday shopping. Don’t stress; there are still a few weeks left to get everything done.

I know for me, holiday shopping can always seem a little overwhelming. I tend to bounce from store to store looking for the perfect gifts and end up exhausted by the time the actual holidays roll around.

Well, here is my gift to you (and myself) from Charming Charlie, an exclusive $20 off $50+ coupon with free shipping (valid thru 11/30). For online purchases, use coupon code: YAYHOLIDAY and click here for an in-store coupon.

I’ve already found some great accessories to refresh my winter wardrobe; now it’s your turn.

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You’re sure to find that perfect gift for every person on your list, even pets!!

For inspired gift ideas, check out the Charming Charming Very Merry Gift Guide.

 Happy Shopping!

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Is Celebration Florida Your Cup of Tea?

For many first time visitors to the Town of Celebration, they aren’t quite sure what to make of it. White picket fences, perfectly manicured lawns, families on evening bike rides, it sounds ideal, doesn’t it? If you like living on a movie set, or as many refer to it, The Stepford Wives. You have to remember though, the Town of Celebration was built by the Walt Disney World Company back in the 90’s, and what is Disney if not the picture of perfection?

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Walt Disney’s idea for Celebration was to make it indistinguishable from any other small town in the USA.

I find it quaint and picturesque and a place you should definitely see for yourself. Plus, it’s only about 10 minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World and has some incredible restaurants, so why not take a detour?

The most recent spot to open up is  Celebration Tea Room.

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They have an extensive menu of teas, sandwiches, soups and desserts, ideal for a quiet  afternoon.

The rich decor transports you to another time and place and forces you to sit back and relax, something hard to find in the tourism capital of the world.

For those of you who are fans of Alice in Wonderland, the private room will give you all the feels. It’s so quirky and whimsical. I was just waiting for Tweedledee and Tweedledum to pop out. Hey, it’s close enough to Disney, it could happen.

Enjoy a spot of tea and a scone or two at Celebration Tea Room 🙂

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