No ‘Off’ Season for Gulf County, Florida Adventures!

Beaches Gulf County Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring Break has just passed and I’m chomping at the bit to plan our next family trip.  We love to explore areas with adventure opportunities, great local food and unique history.  Having a good dose of relaxation and fun in the sun and water is always top of our wish list as well!  We’ve visited a few locations in Florida and have really loved it.  Of course Disney World is a highlight but … CONTINUE READING

10 Unexpected Family-Friendly Things to Do in Santa Fe

Chayote-Orange Salsa recipe -

I’ve traveled to Santa Fe (New Mexico) many times but have never stayed there for more than a few days at one time.  I find when revisiting a favorite vacation spot without an intention to discover new places, it's easy to keep repeating what is familiar, or stick solely to tour book recommendations.  This year I decided to spend a full week in Santa Fe on a quest to experience the ‘Santa Fe less traveled’ for visitors; family-friendly spots where visitors might experience lesser known options … CONTINUE READING

What Do You Eat for Exercise Recovery?

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This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyles choices and exciting plant-based dietary options. I live in a very sporty city.  When moving here I was aware that Colorado was one of the fittest states in the U.S. but really had no idea how dedicated Boulder’s residents were to staying physically fit.  My first clue was when attending a cocktail party to meet my new neighbors.  Everyone moved in to our development phase within … CONTINUE READING

Fresh-style Pineapple Cilantro Margarita

Fresh-style Pineapple Cilantro Margarita -

There is nothing better than travel to revive my excitement and curiosity for life.  It’s something I’ve held out as a goal and reward ever since I was a child.  Typically our big family travel is in the summer however especially since my kids have gotten older, doing SOMETHING at Spring Break is key.  They work very hard in school and Spring Break seems to be the last catching of our collective breath before the academic push to summer. Family time off naturally falls over winter break when … CONTINUE READING

22 Fantastic Recipes for Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs

22 Fantastic Recipes for Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs -

Easter is this coming Sunday bringing with it a celebration of springtime.  I have fond childhood memories of a new dress with little white gloves and a hat each year.  We started that same tradition for my daughter, now sixteen, which lasted until we moved to Colorado when she was two. Easter and Halloween both share the same perilous weather exposure being holidays on a seasonal cusp.  Typically it is cold with a high chance of snow, making Easter frocks impractical.  Outdoor egg hunts are … CONTINUE READING

Colorful Roasted Spiralized Carrots with Mint and Dill

Spiralized Roasted Carrots with Mint and Dill -

Spring seems to have sprung with buds on trees, daffodils popping up and new foods appearing at grocery stores.  Farmer’s Markets are quickly starting up in areas with more seasonal climates (unlike California which enjoys them all year round!).  I personally feel a surge of energy when the season changes.  Something about more light filling my house that makes it impossible to sit still for me.  I want to start planning my summer food garden, clean my house, get outdoors and cook light, … CONTINUE READING