The Sanctum Cafe

This weekend I had the opportunity to try a spot I have been dying to get to: The Sanctum Cafe near Downtown Orlando. My friends have raved about their coffee and gluten-free options so it has been on my radar and I finally got a chance to see what it was all about. According to their website, they are a one stop shop in Orlando for delicious coffee, espresso & tea, non-GMO and Organic Food, Craft Beer & Wine, & what have been described as “the best freakin’ smoothies in the whole world”. They’re a vegetarian restaurant with most options being vegan and the majority of the menu is also gluten-free. They were founded on the idea that healthy food can also be wildly well […]

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Memorial Day Weekending

This weekend was THE BEST. 3-day weekends should occur at least once a month. I was a little sluggish today at work though trying to recover from all the fun and sun 🙂 But I wasn’t the only one so it’s okay! Friday night the pups had a play date! I went out to dinner and drinks with friends at World of Beer and we sat outside so the fur babies could join. One of my friends just got a puppy so they made a new friend too. I had this amazing Pink Lemonade cider while we there – sooo tasty. Afterwards, we hung around for the movie in the park at Lake Eola. It was cool but there were a lot of people and […]

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2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

This weekend was a busy one! The weather was absolutely perfect and I took full advantage. Saturday morning I was up bright and early to volunteer and then spent the rest of the day with friends at Disney. First, we had lunch at The Boathouse at Disney Springs. So yummy and relaxing sitting on their outdoor patio. Then, we headed to Epcot for their Flower and Garden Festival! This was my 2nd trip to the Flower and Garden Festival this year and I had a lot more time to spend and see all of the beautiful pieces of Garden art! They also had some neat chalk art and a wonderful butterfly garden! I think I may enjoy this even more than their Food & Wine […]

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10 Ways to get Outdoors in Orlando this Spring

I for one plan on getting out and enjoying some outdoor events before it gets way too hot in Florida to do anything outside. Here’s some great activities going on in Orlando over the next couple of months: Movie in the Park at Leu Gardens – April 7, 8:30pm Showing Star Trek Beyond $6 per adult, $3 per child Leu Gardens is beautiful and their movie nights are perfect for both date nights and family nights! Walk for Life – April 8, 8am to 10:30am Register as a sponsored walker or make a donation to join the walk All proceeds benefit Orlando’s non-profit pregnancy clinic Central Florida Earth Day – April 22, 10am to 6pm Family-friendly, dog-friendly, vegan festival Alcohol and smoke-free event Free Admission MovieEola […]

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Where is the Love?

I usually try to keep it pretty upbeat on the blog but today’s a little different. I started this post on Saturday morning feeling unbelievably sad after hearing the news of Christina Grimmie’s shocking death. Little did I know I would wake up the next morning to the sound of helicopters and check my phone to find messages asking if I was okay and seeing the horrific, disgusting news of so many lives senselessly taken in the middle of the night. I know terrible things happen every day, every minute even and we are constantly faced with violence, disease and tragedy. We live in a broken world and I know that. And I believe that my God has a beautiful Heaven waiting for me free […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

One of my favorite parts of living in Orlando is impromptu trips to the theme parks! When my friend asked me to go to Universal Studios this past weekend I quickly said YES because I hadn’t had a chance yet to go to the newest part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley! We started the day off in Universal Studios and made our way through the park hitting up Rip Ride Rock It, The Mummy, and Transformers – a few of my favorites. We stopped for lunch at Finnegan’s – a great place for lunch in the park. And for dessert – Dippin Dots! A must have at the theme parks! Finally, we made it to Diagon Alley and I was […]

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Weekending: Shopping & Soccer Games

Happy Monday! Today, is definitely going to be a caffeine-fueled day, I’m running on empty over here. The weekend was packed with lots of my favorite things: eating, shopping and and an Orlando City game! I’m linking up with Biana for some Weekending highlights: Friday I worked from home due to some doctor’s appointments, oh how I love work-from-home days! Jeff and I hit up Food Truck Friday downtown for lunch. We had Barnyard BBQ and it was sooo good. Jeff had the “Bad Dog” sandwich and I had the pulled pork stuffed potato. Amazing! Friday night, I headed to TGIF for a good ole’ girls night with a couple of friends. We talked, gossiped and shopped. We hit up Bed, Bath and Beyond, Old […]

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