We’re just living the Florida life and chasing our wildest dreams.
We hope to utilize this space as a way to creatively share our daily life, new adventures, local favorites like restaurants, beaches, parks and other things we love to do. Life is busy and we hope this little corner of the internet will help remind us to continue being grateful and maybe inspire others to do the same.
We are happiest with our feet in the sand and a drink in our hand.
Mark and I were both born and raised in Ohio but we high tailed it out of there in 2015 and swore we would never look back at cold dreary weather. Each of us have made small trips back, but mostly for sad reasons (losses in the family) and not at all since the pandemic started. I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t seen my in-laws in over 4 years and had never even met my sweet little nephew – it was weighing on me… then my family experienced two more sudden losses this year – so I said enough was enough, life is too short, and we bought Allegiant non-stops flights to Toledo to spend a couple of days with Mark’s family before it truly gets Northern Ohio cold!
Our 2019 trip to Caye Caulker and Cayo, San Ignacio Belize was magic! As we get ready for another visit this November in a post-covid world, walk down memory lane with us!
This past April, Mark and I took a Staycation for the first time in forever. Meaning we took an entire 5 days in a row off of work and planned nothing (other than releasing precious Hocus squirrel back into the wild). We woke up each day and either decided on a local adventure or decided to do absolutely nothing besides being home with no major obligations. Ahhhhh – everyone should do this every six months – just sayin. Seeing as I am just now getting around to posting about our local adventures from that week, tells me things got crazy busy again as soon as it was over. One of the local adventures we took was our very first visit to Bok Tower Gardens.
Birthday Extravaganza – Disney World 2021
The first time we have traveled out of Florida since 2020 and it was to visit family in Greenville, South Carolina for a beautiful weekend on Lake Hartwell.
terally crave the specialty cocktails and food from there and it’s becoming a regular hang-out anytime we venture down Central Avenue.
Want a waterfront bar & grill with a lively atmosphere, great food, and even better drinks? Then allow us to tell you about Sea Hags Bar & Grill!
We recently had our Mid Century Modern minds blown when we finally visited the Vintage Marché Vintage Market for the first time during their July sale. Known as Tampa’s Premier destination for vintage, repurposed, and one-of-a-kind finds- we couldn’t agree more!
Urban Brew and BBQ is known for scratch made bbq and southern foods with a heavy emphasis on whisky, bourbon and craft beers.
Yesterday we attended the first-ever Pride Festival held at the Pinellas Art Village in Pinellas Park, FL and we were pleasantly surprised by what our little town accomplished! We’ve attended the last Saturday of the month art walks and block pARTies held at 5663 Park Blvd N and really enjoyed ourselves, so we thought thisContinue reading “Pride @ the Village 2021- Pinellas Park”
What good are Mondays if you can’t reminisce about all the amazing food and drinks from your weekends? I know that’s what gets us through – Check out Thirsty First!
Hidden gem alert! The Pinellas Farmers Market is located at England Brothers Park at 5010 81st Ave North Pinellas Park, FL 33781. The market recently had its grand opening on April 17, 2021 and seems to be going strong!
I know I know… that didn’t take long. Welp… we caved… and reinstated our annual passes for Walt Disney World!
We’ve discovered a local gem (just blocks from our new neighborhood) and wanted to share it with anyone who enjoys a unique experience!! The Pinellas Arts Village located at the 5600 block in Pinellas Park is a hidden treasure for artists and those who love art! You’ll find inspiring art, photography, sculptures and so much more!
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to feature our current top 5 favorite Mexican restaurants in St. Pete, FL!
Mark and I have been Walt Disney World Annual Passholders since 2016. I had been to Magic Kingdom as a young child, and once to Epcot in my early 20s and loved it, but Mark had never been and I’ve always wanted to show him the childlike magic that he missed as a kid. HisContinue reading “Did COVID ruin our Disney Magic?”
I had the adventure of a lifetime. My first ever international trip was with 18 amazing people to 3 different national parks and the Taj Mahal for 12 days in India!
Since we last spoke, we bought a new house, moved across town, sold our old house, raised 4 baby squirrels full time and countless other time-consuming and emotional events occurred….
We finally got to “exPIERrence” the new St Pete Pier in our beautiful downtown St Petersburg, FL. Over 7 years ago was our first time visiting DTSP when we came to Treasure Island for vacation. We were instantly in love and eventually moved here and planned our wedding in 2015. I loved the retro lookContinue reading “St. Pete Pier First Impression”
Mark and I hadn’t taken any time off or traveled since Sept 2019…. we’ve cancelled two trips for 2020 and like everyone else during this pandemic we’ve become sad, sluggish, anxious and overwhelmed. That’s until some dear friends/co workers reached out to see if we were up for a camping birthday adventure just a coupleContinue reading “Flagler Beach Escape”
I’m a runner, reader, video gamer, and lover of nature with an anthropology degree from Ohio University. I’m a keeper at Big Cat Rescue and protecting and helping animals of all kinds is an extreme passion of mine.
Ohio transplants living the Florida dream while working hard to go see the world. We met in 2009 and moved to St Pete, FL in 2015 to chase our wildest dreams in the sunshine.
I’m a photographer, writer, day dreamer, and beach lover with a degree in visual communications. I’m a keeper and staff member at Big Cat Rescue and have dedicated my life to being a voice for the voiceless.