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Fall

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Food Recipes

Fall has always been my favorite season and even though it still feels like summer in Florida, September is a week away, so fall is on its way. First things first, baking! This recipe is not only delicious, and pretty easy to make, but it will warm your home with all those wonderful flavors of fall. Ingredients: 1/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking…

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Tips for Conquering Epcot Food and Wine

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Travel

In my last post, I listed some of my favorite fall events and festivities in Orlando, one of them being Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. If you’ve been to this event, or just attempted to eat and drink around the world, you probably noticed how popular it is among the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Well, I was one of those a few weeks ago. Seems like nowadays you can’t go to Epcot Food and Wine without making some sort…

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Festive Fall Events in Orlando, Florida

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Travel Universal Orlando

What does Fall mean to me? Crisp air, falling leaves and cozy blankets. Unfortunately, Florida doesn’t lend itself to these luxuries very often.  In fact, the first Florida “fall front” blew through earlier this week and the temperatures finally fell from the high 90’s to low 80’s (we’re even going to drop to 70’s next week!!!!!). So, while I would love to believe we would have a cool fall season, it likely won’t happen, so fall to me includes theme…

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#PrayforGatlinburg

Life Travel

It’s incredible how much of a difference a week can make. A week ago today I was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, enjoying the views from my cabin in the woods at Westgate Resorts. Now, that cabin no longer exists. All that’s left is the memories thousands of people hold on to who travel to the Great Smoky Mountains year after year. So much devastation in the blink of an eye. While I conscientiously labored through my emails today, the news served…

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Life's No Fun Without a Good 'Not So' Scare

Disney Florida Life Like a Local Travel

When you’re a Floridian, there are certain signs fall is here.  No, it’s not the crisp air or fallen leaves, but rather the Halloween festivities at the theme parks.  Yep, I knew summer was almost at it’s end when I got home from work, on what seemed to be a regular Friday, and changed into my first Halloween costume of the season. I could easy be a character from “A Bug’s Life” which made it perfectly fitting for trick-or-treating at…

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So long Summer, it was fun while it lasted

Life Travel

Well, hello again! It’s been awhile. As I sit here, 10th cup of coffee in hand, I’m wondering–what happened to summer?  I scroll through my Instagram feed and notice many of my friends to the north are already posting about Fall, cooler weather and making s’mores.  Well, that’s definitely not the case here in Florida, as you can see from the temperature in my car just this past Friday. Time is just moving way too fast.  Please slow down!!! Pretty please!…

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Fall in Love with Nature in Alton, Illinois

Travel

Sometimes you find something in this world that is just so beautiful, it feels almost magical, and you just want to lose yourself in the moment.  That’s the way I felt on my recent getaway to Illinois. Mother Nature has a majestic way of showing off her brilliance, especially during the fall season. Breathing in the crisp air as I hiked through the woodlands of The Nature Institute made me feel alive.  The colors popped more and more with each…

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Hakuna Matata, Not so Worry Free

Travel

Just in time for the Halloween season, I thought I would share my ghostly experiences in Alton, Illinois. During this time of year, there are a variety of ghost tour options. I was able to experience two different tours; a river cruise down the Mississippi River and a Trolley Tour through the historic city streets. I would recommend either of these options for those history buffs out there.  The river cruise is a relaxing way to learn about the history…

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