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Everything Else, Shop

I did a thing today

May 14, 2018

Hi! It’s been awfully quiet around here lately. It looks like my last post was over a year ago. Oops. But alas, it feels like the time to write is here, so here I am. Ready to start over in the blogosphere. 🙂

So, today I did a thing. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I’ve put it off long enough and today felt like the right day for it. It has been in the back of my mind for so long. Do you ever have that? When you think of something you want, but it gets buried by the things you feel you have to do, that the things you want to do just fade away? Please tell me I’m not alone here!

 

Today, I opened an online shop. You can visit it here. Like I said, this has been a long time coming. Just something I wanted to do and finally found the time (read courage) to put it all out there. This little shop of mine will have cute Florida lifestyle inspired accessories and Florida favorite products. I hope you come check it out some time soon!

If my math is correctly, I’ve been in Florida now for close to 30 years. Based on my knowledge of Florida, I’ve carefully curated some cute Florida Inspired accessories and some of my favorite Florida products. Because seriously, who doesn’t love coconut palm trees?

Florida lifestyle pins

Aren’t these pins adorable? They are perfect as party gift favors or just for fun you can use them to customize your favorite hats, purses, you name it. How would you use these cute enamel pins?

Leave me a comment below!

From Florida with love!

-Xi

 

Eating

Favorite Lunch Spot in Bartow

February 14, 2016

Working in Bartow has its benefits. Over the past few months, a bunch of new lunch spots have opened up in downtown Bartow making lunch time more fun for this foodie. While these new spots mostly offer the same type of lunch, i.e., salads, sandwiches and soups, their flavors and decor are completely different.

Urban Oak – Lunch Spot

Lunch at Urban Oak

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Everything Else

The Poor Porker opens in Lakeland

November 8, 2015

Last night was a memorable evening. Not just because I got to go out with my handsome husband, but also because we were invited to a grand opening in Lakeland. Hard work pays off. It really is as simple as that. Having a vision, setting a goal and working through obstacles to see a final product. That’s how I would describe Robyn and Jarrid from the poor porker: visionary hard workers.

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Traveling

Get to Adventure Island – Tampa

September 12, 2014
Waterpark in Tampa Bay - Adventure Island

Disclaimer: As a Busch Gardens ambassador, my family was invited to visit Adventure Island. We received four free day passes in exchange for this review. I was not compensated monetarily for this review. All opinions are my own based on my experience.

This was my first visit to Adventure Island in Tampa. Yep, the last time I went to a water park was close to five years ago when we went to Aquatica for my niece’s birthday. The girls were so young, and it was overwhelming to say the least having two toddlers running in opposite directions. So I figured now that they were older, I would be able to relax a little and enjoy.

 

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