Whole30 Round Two

Remember that time like 2 years ago when Liz and I threw sanity and rational thinking out the window and did Whole30?

We were a little on the cranky and miserable side throughout the experience because cheese and alcohol and carbs are wonderful and we missed them. I have no problem owning up to the fact that I’m a lot nicer of a person after a glass of wine or a cupcake.

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The Horse Show Bug

I knew this would happen.

I knew before I even signed up for my first lesson, that this would happen.

I just didn’t realize it would happen this quickly.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently picked up riding again. Being back in the saddle has been incredible. I’m amazed at how quickly I’ve progressed, and that’s been largely in part to my awesome trainer, Carin Penny, and the fantastic horse I’ve been riding, Everette. He’s been a fantastic confidence builder for me, so much so that I competed on him this past weekend.

Devon Cantering on Everette

And just like that, I was bitten by the horse show bug.

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I’m really not sure if this is an omen for the direction of this week or not, but it’s certainly an entertaining way to start a Monday:

Followed by this:

Back in 2008 when I lived in Melbourne, Florida, a lovely Tropical Storm named Fay decided she wanted to vacation in Brevard County. The storm sat on top of us for what felt like an eternity, and just rained and rained and rained some more. We were lucky though – we never lost electricity, cable TV, or internet, but the cabin fever was very real.

The roads in our apartment complex were flooded, but we needed rations of course. And we had a kayak. Thus, beeryaking was born.

A Look at THE PLAYERS Championship 2015 Food

Disclaimer: The lovely people at the PGA Tour invited me out to TPC Sawgrass once again to wine and dine me. Of course I said yes. They also compensated me with chocolate, but all opinions are my own. 

It’s THE PLAYERS Championship week!


Once again this year, I headed out to TPC Sawgrass to get a sneak peek at the food options they’ll have available at this week’s golf tournament. Over the past few years, the PGA Tour team has done a tremendous job revamping the dining options, and this year is no exception.

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A History with Horses

Riding pic with Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

I started riding when I was 6 years old. I was that little girl obsessed with ponies, and my mom had a co-worker who had horses. That’s how I ended up starting lessons which formed a passion that still burns today.

I still remember my first lesson quite clearly. My trainer taught me how to lead a horse properly, the basics of grooming, a little bit about tacking up as well as the names of the equipment used, and some general equine anatomy. I didn’t get on that day, but it set the framework for learning horsemanship. I was in love from day 1.

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The Best Brunch Spots in Jacksonville

Mimosa Flight at Ovinte

In case you haven’t noticed lately, the brunch game in Jacksonville is strong. Brunch is one of my most favorite events, and I’m a very experienced bruncher. I have high expectations when it comes to the quality of the brunch menu offerings and orange juice to champagne ratio in my glass. Let’s be honest, it’s not brunch if there aren’t mimosas, so I’ve disqualified any restaurant that doesn’t serve them from this list (cause that’s just breakfast).

Without further adieu, here are my favorite places to get brunch in Jacksonville:

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