our recent visit to disney world hollywood studios

One of the things I was most excited about when moving to Tampa was being within driving distance to Disney World. To me, Disney is one of the happiest places and being there always fills me with joy! Of course, while living in a pandemic we wanted to wait until we felt safe and comfortable […]

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lunch and the sunken gardens in st. petersburg

As evidenced in my past blog posts we’ve spent a few weekends exploring St. Petersburg! St. Petersburg has so much artistic charm I’m inclined to describe it as eclectic. There are endless bars, restaurants, parks, museums, and painted murals on sides of buildings that it’s going to take us many weekends to even scratch the […]

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february reads

February has been another busy reading month for me! One of the favorite parts of my day is sitting out on my balcony with a good book. There’s a large tree in front of our house that has leaves that rustle in the breeze. Birds like to fly in and sit on the branches chirping […]

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The Don Cesar and st. pete beach

One stop I knew I wanted to make after moving to Tampa was visiting The Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach. This award winning hotel sits on pristine beach and is captivating with its pink exterior and white trimmed windows. A few weeks back I visited their spa for a glorious massage. After my spa […]

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Salvador Dali Museum In St. Pete

A few months ago I had seen an advertisement for the Van Gogh exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum located in St. Pete. I didn’t know much about the Dali but after looking up the exhibit it sounded intriguing and I decided to book us tickets. Most weekends were sold out due to limited tickets […]

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Living In Tampa For Super Bowl LIV

Living in the city that hosted the Super Bowl has been such a unique experience. The weeks leading up to the game we’d drive by the stadium and watch it slowly change as massive billboards and signage began decorating the stadium. Slowly and almost without noticing billboards around the city “Super Bowl LIV” adorned every […]

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golden hour

One of the biggest advantages of moving to Tampa, FL has been the weather and it’s one of the biggest reasons why we moved! We still follow some of the local news stations on social media and one meteorologist in Rochester said that there had only been 3 days of partly-sunny weather in Rochester within […]

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welcoming 2021

I know I’m not alone in being thankful for a new year for a fresh start. There’s no need in lamenting on the hardships we all faced in 2020 but I can confidently say that it’s been the most unprecedented and overwhelming year I’ve ever experienced. Looking ahead to 2021 I am cautiously optimistic for […]

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our first month living in tampa

We’ve officially been residents of Tampa, FL for over a month now! Time has truly flown. Reflecting on what this first month has been like, I can say with absolute clarity that moving here has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Yes, it’s been exhausting and challenging at times but it’s been […]

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cross country moving: tips and what we learned

As I mentioned in my last two posts, doing a cross-country move had so many unexpected challenges and stressors! No matter the distance, moving is already a really stressful thing to do. Add in 1,200+ miles of distance and the variables to manage become overwhelming really quickly. For this post I’m organizing everything we learned […]

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