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Planning a Family Trip to France: Real Time Travel!

Planning a Family Trip to France: Real Time Travel!

Oh boy, you guys, stuff has gotten real and a lot has happened! We’ve booked a trip to France for our whole family! (I still can’t believe it’s happening!) A few months ago I was daydreaming about a European trip, and I promised to bring […]

7 Beach Safety Tips for Enjoying Florida Beaches with Kids

7 Beach Safety Tips for Enjoying Florida Beaches with Kids

Beach safety is the hidden side of our love of the beach time. Since our mother is a born and raised Florida beach native and lover, through the years she has passed on many tidbits of beach safety wisdom that make our beach days much […]

Johnson Beach Two-Fer: My Pensacola

Johnson Beach Two-Fer: My Pensacola

Despite appearances, the main event when we go to Pensacola isn’t eating (and eating) and coffee; it’s the beach! Our favorite beach is locally known as Johnson Beach: our mother grew up going there, we’ve gone to it since we were kids together, and now […]

Where to Find Delicious Indian Food: My Pensacola

Where to Find Delicious Indian Food: My Pensacola

As we drove into Pensacola last week, I couldn’t help but notice a restaurant that caught my eye with its bold yellow and orange exterior: Dinner India. With both Melissa and I being enthusiastic about Indian food (Indian Butter Chicken is a family favorite), I […]

Greek Food Two-Fer: My Pensacola

Greek Food Two-Fer: My Pensacola

Don’t you find that often the best food is in the smallest, most out-of-the-way places? It certainly holds true for some of our favorite food in Pensacola — amazing gyros! May we introduce to you The Original Georgio’s Authentic Greek Food, aka the Greek stand. […]

Fosko Coffee Barre: My Pensacola

Fosko Coffee Barre: My Pensacola

Charming, chic, cozy, and inviting, Fosko Coffee Barre should be on your must-go list in Pensacola, Florida. We’re always on the lookout for fun spots to add into our Pensacola rotation, and this coffee shop shot to the top of the list! It’s definitely the […]

Creole Creamery: My New Orleans

Creole Creamery: My New Orleans

Want to eat some amazing ice cream next time you’re in New Orleans? (Is that a stupid question or what?) We are embarrassed — nay, regretful — that it’s taken us this long to actually go visit Creole Creamery. Michael’s cousins have been raving on […]

St James Cheese Company: My New Orleans

St James Cheese Company: My New Orleans

I am slowly starting to work my way down my list of places to eat in New Orleans; St James Cheese Company has been on that list for a while! It is devoted to, well, all things cheese, but also excels at turning that cheese […]

Why My Children are Taking French Lessons

Why My Children are Taking French Lessons

So, we’ve started French lessons for our two oldest children this year! And I’m so glad we did. That sentence sounds ridiculously pretentious to me, so allow me to back up and give you the background, before I tell you why we started French lessons […]

Friday Miscellany – links and loves from around the web

Friday Miscellany – links and loves from around the web

Let’s start off with these cookies, shall we? The recipe comes from a cookbook of Melissa’s and was the answer to the what-should-I-bring-to-this-gathering dilemma for both of us, the same week. Any scrumptious dessert that’s freezable, a crowd pleaser, and requires no grocery trip for […]