restaurant reviews

Date night

The Michelin Guide is finally recognizing Tampa FL, and while no stars have been awarded here yet, they’ve recognized 19 of our local restaurants. As of tonight we’ve been to 9 of the 19 restaurants. We dined at Restaurant BT. I can see why it’s been recognized. Amazing food and service.

moving forward, restaurant reviews


Hey everyone! It was a pretty crappy week last week. Work/personal stress + still suffering from this cold sort of did me in.

But thankfully we had today off from work, and my hubby took me on a lunch date. We went to a place called On Swann in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa Fl. It was such a lovely place and we enjoyed some drinks and delicious and light food. It was just lovely. We finished the day with some window shopping and I even landed a few items for 30% off.

How was your Friday? Any fun plans this weekend?



Disney, Thankful

Epcot Festival of the Arts/Thankful #3

We had gone back and forth on whether or not we were going to go to Epcot’s Festival of the Arts today. With all the storms up north, or temperatures plummeted into the 40’s with gusty winds of 20-30 mph. BRRRRR!! But I am so glad we ended up going despite the chilly temps. Epcot is my favorite of all the parks, and we always end up having a great time. It was the perfect wrap up to my birthday weekend.

Today I am thankful for:

  1. My family. They have taken such good care of me these last three weeks and went above and beyond to spoil me.
  2. Yummy food. I truly enjoy a good plate of food and love that my daughters have grown a love for food as well.
  3. Living within driving distance to Disney/Epcot. We love the  parks and festivals and all they have to offer throughout the year.
  4. Naps. Now that I am in my mid-to-later 40’s I catch a 20 minute cat nap whenever possible. Who knew someone could be SOOOO tired. I blame my inability to sleep more than a few hours at a time.
  5. Days off. I have tomorrow off, and I tell you what, I am ready for a day of just relaxing!!!

Here are some pics from the Festival of the Arts today:


What are you thankful for today? Have you ever been to the different festivals at Epcot? Are you working tomorrow?