Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quick Pics

A lot of these pictures are leftovers from Florida. Just random shots from throughout my vacation. We were there for seven full days, but the whole trip took nine days with the additional travel days. I love getting away from home, but I definitely miss everyone when I'm away. It's hard to be so far away from people, even if where you're going is a lot of fun! I love visiting Florida and I always look forward to getting to go. It's crazy how many times I've been there over the past couple of years, but it's also pretty awesome. I was very lucky to have gone so many times already, not just recently but throughout my entire life. are some bonus feature Florida pictures!

[Hibachi dinner]
[What Insanity looks like]
That last picture is me after starting Insanity up again. I think the farthest I got was about 26 days before I kinda just did it here and there. And I did stick to it the entire time I was in Florida, too. Then I came home and caught a cold and I didn't want to work my body hard when it was already weakened. I need to get back into it again. I'm hoping I'll find the will to do it next week after the holiday.


[Free chocolate!]
Because I'm a tea fiend, I had to use this creamer to drink my tea out of. Not because there were no mugs or anything...but because the mugs were smaller than this and it just wasn't enough. And yes, I did drink it out of the spout sometimes.


[Bok Tower]
[Orange trees on the side of the road!]
[I felt like Jasmine]
I'm not really into the whole tanning thing (as if you couldn't tell by what I call my amazing "moon tan"), so I don't really enjoy laying out on the beach or by the pool all the time. Once in a while, though, I do like to just hang out by the pool and bask in the feeling of the sun warming my skin. I love how it feels to be warmed by the sun. It's so relaxing and it's nice to just read a book outdoors in the warmth. It's things like that that are my favorite things in life. Simple things that a lot of us just take for granted. 




My grandparents also have a timeshare at the same place that my parents do, and they have the three weeks after us. So they came down on the Saturday before we left. Since our flight was on Monday morning and we had to be out of our condo on Sunday, we stayed with my grandparents Sunday night. My mom and I shared the second bedroom and right before I was about to lay down and get settled in bed, I noticed something on the floor. It was that gecko. And I just stared at it and whispered to my mom, "There's a lizard in here". It ended with me, my mom, and my grandmother trying to catch it with a plastic cup. The little guy ended up getting away through some crack under the bathroom sink, though. I was definitely nervous going to sleep that night. I was afraid he might come back and crawl on me or something!



I know I shared the Minnie ring that I got, but I never shared the other souvenirs I picked up! Since I collect novelty mugs, I'm always on the lookout for some new ones. Even though I go to Florida a lot, I actually didn't have a Florida mug, so I finally got one! I'm a fan of tacky touristy places. I'll admit it! 

The other souvenir I got is something called a Hurdy Gurdy. I got it at the gift shop at Bok Tower Gardens. They had different songs, but the one I got plays "You Are My Sunshine". You just turn the little crank on it and it plays the music. It's kind of like a music box, but different. It'll play if you just hold it and crank it, but if you put it on a table and turn it, it plays so much louder. I guess they're supposed to be played on some sort of tuning table, but you can play it on any table. I thought it was so neat!

[Going to Hogwarts...the back way]



Other than going to Florida, this month I've been going out with friends a lot. Two of my oldest friends (one of them being my cousin) and I were just driving around listening to old, lame music and singing at the top of our lungs the other day, and it was so great. was something so small and simple, but I just felt like it was what I was supposed to be doing. And I thought to myself that there is nothing better in the world than spending time with people you love and who make you happy. There's nothing that can replace that joy. It's probably the best thing in the world. We spent the day thrift shopping at various Goodwills. I got that awesome tea mug I had mentioned in my previous post, which I was excited about because you rarely find a mug that is dedicated to tea. They're usually always about coffee. I also tried Shake Shack for the first time, and it was delicious. Sometimes it's just the little things in life...


  1. Hey Sara, I'm nominating you for Liebster Award cause I think your blog is extra special ;)
    The rules are posted in my blog!

    :) Liz @

  2. Oh I saw that burger place on Instrgram and figured it was the shake shack in New Haven - where is this yummy looking burger place in Orlando? I really wanna go back now.........ugh! Warmth! And I love all the extra photos. Looks like a really nice vacation

  3. really love those pictures, my dear. your blog is amazing.
    wanna follow each other??

  4. Beautiful photos, I am jealous of your sun! And that ring is too precious! I also wanted to let you know hon that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You have such a great blog :)

  5. Fantastic pics! I love the swimming pool one... and the burger!

  6. These photos are amazing! i love each of them <3 <3 <3

  7. Great pictures :) Love the crop top!

    xo Ashley