Vacationing in Deerfield Beach

After visiting Hawk’s Cay, we headed over to Deerfield Beach.  We decided to stay at the Embassy Suites because that’s where we had our Rehearsal dinner 10 years ago.  Plus we also like the extra space, being across the street from the beach, and the free hot breakfast every morning.

Deerfield Beach vacation

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A Few of My Favorite Things: Key West

It’s that time of year when the market closes for two weeks and we flee Plant City. 😉  This year, we decided to stay semi-local by driving to the east coast for a few days.  First stop, Key West!  Living in South Florida, driving to the Keys was an easy get away for us.  But after having kids, it had been a while since we visited one of our favorite places: Key West.

We figured by now, the girls were old enough to be in the car for so long without it being to much of an ordeal.  They were really good troopers.  We made a pit stop in Fort Drum and Coral Springs before reaching Hawk’s Key, where we stayed.  The pit stop in Coral Springs was really so I could finally try Giraffas.  I’ve seen them come up on my twitter feed and their food look yummy every time.

Giraffas
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July Running Recap

By the end of June I had decided that my running break was over. It was time to get back to running. I know its been hot and wet here in Florida, but honestly my shorts began to feel a little bit snug. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m fat. In fact, I don’t even own a scale. I’ve always gone by the way my clothes fit so I knew it was time to get back to running. I mean, I hadn’t gone for a run since June 4th and before that it was May 7th. And according to my trusted Nike+ app, it appears I only ran twice in April. Yikes!

running recap

Although it’s been extremely hot and wet this July, I’m happy to say that I was able to run 32.96 miles during this month as well as bike 38.44 miles! For the running, I attempted to run two to three times a week. For the biking portion, I attempted to ride my bike on Saturdays instead of driving. It just made sense to ride my bike as part of cross training instead of driving to the gym to go to a spinning class. Here’s a blog post I wrote about it.  When you are short in time, you have to get creative!
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New Beginnings and Blogging Tips

Two and a half years ago, I finally got the courage to start blogging so I created a blog for the market, Parkesdale.  I’ve seen the blog grow and myself with it.  While blogging for the market, I sometimes felt as if the topics I was discussing were not inline with what Parkesdale customers would be interested with.  So this summer, I decided that it was time for a “new beginning” and that’s how my own personal blog started.  With that being said, I thought it would be fun to share some of my blogging tips with you.

Two and a half years ago, I finally got the courage to start blogging so I created a blog for the market, Parkesdale.  I’ve seen the blog grow and myself with it.  While blogging for the market, I sometimes felt as if the topics I was discussing were not inline with what Parkesdale customers would be interested with.  So this summer, I decided that it was time for a “new beginning” and that’s how my own personal blog started.  With that being said, I thought it would be fun to share some of my blogging tips with you.
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