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Florida makes me happy

As we were driving this afternoon, I was so excited to be in Florida. My husband said, “you’re so happy, it’s sickening.” Florida–you make this girl happy. I think the sunshine and warm temps are definitely the key. Plus, being on vacation is great too. I have honestly been pretty cranky this winter and do find myself cheerier in the spring and summer.

We got up at 4:30 this morning and took off at 7. I ate overnight oats with chia seeds, almond milk, dates, maple syrup and honey for breakfast this morning.


We had a smooth flight, except for the guy next to Craig who snored the ENTIRE time. And it wasn’t a quiet snore.

snoring guy on plane, argh


I read Glamour magazine and snacked on peanuts, prezels and orange juice (still need my vitamin C). I really wanted to start The Omnivore’s Dilemma but couldn’t because I left my book in the overhead compartment and the snoring would have distracted me anyway.


I also had a coffee. Love the “lift” on the Southwest cups and the heart stir stick.


Once in Orlando, we got our rental car and we were off to find our hotel. I am driving the rental car this week and enjoying trying out a new car model–a Kia Forte. It’s pretty nice so far.

kia forte

We were able to check-in early at the hotel and even scored an upgrade of a refrigerator and microwave in our room! Sweet.

We got acquanited with our hotel, rested, snacked and unpacked a bit and then we went to the outlets.



premium outlets Orlando

We shared a footlong ham sub from Subway.


I was so excited for the Lululemon Athletica outlet, but like Une Vie Saine said when she visited this same store a couple of weeks ago, their selection wasn’t as expansive as I had hoped it would be. I may be back there later this week to get a top and some pants.


lululemon outlet Orlando

After the outlets, we drove north to find Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

menchie's orlando



It certainly did not disappoint! As Craig said when he took this picture–I look like a happy little kid. More like a happy little food blogger.

me at Menchie's

Craig was also happy. He loved his strawberry and georgia peach combination.

Craig and Menchie's Strawberry and Peach yogurt

I topped my cake batter flavored frozen yogurt with blackberries, strawberries and mochi. Oh my gosh the mochi was the best part. Next time we go back, I am getting more of those on top!

my menchie's cake batter with strawberries, blackberries, mochi


And finally, after Menchie’s, we went to Whole Foods where I got dinner from the salad and hot bar, we picked up a few drinks and Craig got some chips.

whole foods orlando

Can I just say how good it is to wear flip flops?

fiip flops pedicure

Seriously, why can’t we just move to Florida? I don’t even care if they have hurricanes and the summers are hot.

Off to the hotel gym and then to eat a late dinner.

So happy

I leapt out of bed this morning (after hitting the snooze button a couple of times) and was so happy to start my day. Note: I haven’t felt like this in ages. The vacation in two days is giving me an extra reason to be joyous! I love to travel and especially to someplace warm with my husband in the middle of this icky Midwestern winter. I don’t know why, but I kept singing “on the good ship, lollipop” to my husband and cats this morning. Yes, I am weird and admit it. I don’t talk about my weirdness on my blog much, but my husband and I can be quite quirky together and that’s what makes life fun. Anyway…must have had a dream about the good ship lollipop or something.

Breakfast this morning was the absolute last of Jessica’s gluten free granola in my favorite flavor. I saved the best for last and had the Vanilla Maple. 😦 I’ll have to make my own granola and look for Jessica’s at Whole Foods.

Jessica's vanilla maple gluten free granola

Snack at work was a candy cane hot chocolate and the rest of the Newman’s Own cheddar soy crisps.

Newman's Own Organics soy crisps cheddar

Lunch today was the pizza we had for dinner last night, a pink lady apple and two pitas with greek olive Sabra hummus. The hummus definitely was the key to filling me up at lunch.

pizza, pink lady apple

After work, I changed and went straight to the gym. I did kind of what I did last night–biked for 18 minutes, walked/ran on the treadmill for 10, rowed for 5 minutes and lifted weights.

Dinner was a Boca Bruschetta burger on an Arnold’s Thin & a cup of skim milk.

milk, Boca bruschetta veggie burger

Plus this larabar. I plan on bringing a bunch of these on our trip, so I wanted to make sure I liked this flavor.

Larabar Chocolate Chip Brownie

Dessert was Newman’s Own Organics Super Dark chocolate with Reese’s pb chips.

dark chocolate; reese's pb chips

I also had an airborne because I feel like I am getting sick and that cannot happen right now.


My food has been kind of random lately and it’s because we have been cleaning out our cabinets, fridge and freezer before this trip. For some reason, I just feel better doing that before a big trip and then we can start fresh with a big trip to the grocery store when we return.

I am off tomorrow so I can get a mini mani/pedi in the morning, head to the mall for a bit, pack for the trip, do laundry and clean up the house. Then it’s off to Florida bright and early on Friday morning!