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Georgia-Pacific Palatka Mill

Florida Life

This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. About a week ago I went on a whole new kind of Florida adventure. I took a tour of the Georgia-Pacific Palatka mill where bath tissue paper is made. Now, it might not sound like my typical adventure, but you know I’m always looking for something new in Florida. The mill is located in Palatka, Florida. A cute little town about an hour from St. Augustine. Located…

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Customized Diet and Fitness Plans with HomeDNA Healthy Weight

Life Recipes

Do you feel like your diet and exercise routines have hit a plateau? Has it become one big guessing game? Are you exercising more now than ever and not losing the weight you want? Are you eating less and still gaining? If you answered yes to any of these, it might be your DNA that's holding you back. Everyone has a different genetic makeup so diet and fitness plans should never be one-size-fits-all.…

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Favorites at Epcot's Festival of the Arts

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Orlando Travel

Epcot International Festival of the Arts has returned to Disney for the second year. Similar to the ever-popular International Food & Wine Festival, the Festival of the Arts has a variety of savory and sweet treats throughout the park along with artistic displays and interactive exhibits. Here are my Top 10 favorites at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts: *Warning: This post may induce a sugar coma* Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Whipped Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh…

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Swing into the new year at TopGolf Orlando

Florida International Drive Life Like a Local Orlando

Happy New Year, everyone! The holidays sure did fly by this year; I think because in general, we are just getting busier and busier. I think that’s why I enjoy TopGolf so much, and the fact that I’m actually pretty good at it. But, honestly, it gives you a chance to simply enjoy the company of friends and family while playing a competitive leisurely game of “golf.” If you are not familiar with TopGolf, it is basically a multi-level driving…

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Host with the Most with this easy to make holiday cocktail

Drink Life Recipes

Seems like every restaurant is now serving their own spin on holiday cocktails. I’m seeing lots of Rumchata, Cranberry, Peppermint and so on…’tis the season. After indulging in a White Christmas or two, I decided to come up with my own spin on the festive cocktail. It’s so easy to make and so yummy to drink. 1 1/2 oz. Vodka 1/2 oz. Triple Sec 1 oz. fresh lime juice 1/2 oz. St. Germain 1 oz. Sparkling Cranberry juice 3-4 (or…

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Sunflower Maze in the Sunshine State

Florida Life Like a Local

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. 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? It’s a fantastic afternoon activity for families, and of course quite…

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Is Celebration Florida Your Cup of Tea?

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Travel

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…

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Poking Around at Florida Cactus

Florida Life Like a Local

I’ve put my nurturing skills to the test. A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Florida Cactus, a nursery devoted to cacti and succulents. I first learned about this place on Instagram, of course. However, Instagram did not prepare me for how expansive it was. Row after row of succulents, cacti and various other plants filled 20 large greenhouses. If you are a lover of succulents, you will love this place. We checked in at the office…

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