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Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps

January 15, 2014
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If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, what I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and […]

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Weekend Getaway in Kohler, Wisconsin

November 21, 2013
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Ali, Heidi, Sandy, Sommer, Dara, Amy, Me A few weeks ago I spent four days in the gorgeous little town of Kohler, Wisconsin with some sweet girlfriends. It was my first time to visit Kohler, and I had no idea what to expect, but I fell so much in love with this cozy little village […]

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Better Blog Retreat

October 17, 2013
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Earlier this month I got to spend the most amazing four days tucked away in a cabin in the mountains of Park City, Utah with some of my favorite blogging girlfriends. I love going to blogging conferences, but my favorite part about them is after the conference — when we’re back in the room, in […]

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Hellmann’s 100th Birthday Party in NYC

October 10, 2013
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What a whirlwind NYC was! The day finally came for the Hellmann’s 100th Birthday party, and I could not believe what all they had in store for us. It was incredible. Talk about celebrities everywhere! I was such a dork! ;) We started the day at a taping of The Chew on ABC. I sat […]

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Girls Day in NYC

October 8, 2013
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After Kevin headed back home, I still had a few more days to myself in NYC before the Hellmann’s 100th Birthday Party. My sweet blogging buds Shelly and Shaina joined me, and at the last minute we found out our other friend Jessica was going to be in NYC too! :) We met up for […]

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The Tuscany NYC

October 4, 2013
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When Kevin and I were in New York, we stayed at The Tuscany NYC. I really wanted to surprise Kevin and stay here, because I knew the number one thing on his to do list was go to the top of the Empire State Building. The Tuscany offers rooms with a stunning view of the […]

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The Empire State Building at Night

October 3, 2013
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Kevin’s number one thing on his list to do in NYC was go to the top of the Empire State Building. I kept telling him about Top of the Rock too, but I think what really convinced him is when our friends Stephanie and Tadd over at The Plain Chicken told him about it when […]

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The Treat House, NYC

October 1, 2013
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My friend Shelly told me about this fun new dessert shop in NYC called the Treat House. They specialize in Rice Krispy Treats and offer over a dozen varieties of gourmet mini Rice Krispy treats! Kevin loves Rice Krispy treats, so I knew we had to check this place out. We stopped by first thing one […]

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Two Quick Days in NYC

September 30, 2013
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Last weekend Kevin and I spent a few quick days in NYC together. We had so much fun this trip! Whenever we travel together, I usually pick where we eat, and he picks what we do. It works out great! :) He always does his research and finds the neatest things for us to do. […]

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Sunset Boat Tour of NYC

September 27, 2013
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This week I was in New York for an unforgettable event with Hellmann’s. The event was super quick — just lunch on Tuesday — and since I’d be in the city anyway, Kevin and I decided to go up a few days early and make a weekend out of it, just the two of us. […]

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Where to Eat in Cape San Blas

September 20, 2013
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Cape San Blas is very secluded. It’s definitely not your typical commercialized beach town. There are no high rise condominiums, we didn’t see any parasailing or jet skiing on the beach, and the streets weren’t lined with restaurants, putt putt courses or go karts tracks. There was a small selection of restaurants in the nearby […]

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Where to Stay in Cape San Blas: Barrier Dunes

September 13, 2013
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On Wednesday I shared a few photos from our beach getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida for Kevin’s birthday. If you missed them, go take a peek now!! :) I wanted to share a few more photos of where we stayed in case you might be considering a visit to Cape San Blas in the future. […]

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A Week at the Beach in Cape San Blas, Florida

September 11, 2013
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For Kevin’s birthday this year we took a little getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida. It was our first time to visit that part of Florida and we absolutely fell in love! Not only were the beaches gorgeous and secluded, but it was also PET-FRIENDLY!!! Miley and Howie could go!! And they could run on […]

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Exploring the Caverns at Limrock Blowing Cave

August 8, 2013
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When Kevin and I were at school in Auburn, we had two awesome friends, Melanie and Walker. In fact, Melanie plays a big role in how Kevin and I got together. She’d drag me to Auburn baseball games (in which I had no interest in anything other than the hot dogs) and somehow we’d always […]

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Weekend in Chicago, BlogHer 2013 — Part 2

August 2, 2013
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Check out Part 1 of my Weekend in Chicago, BlogHer 2013 recap if you missed it! :) Welcome back!! :) So when I last left off, I was telling you how Friday night in Chicago was one of the highlights of the trip. We had dinner in the private upstairs kitchen of Little Goat Diner, […]

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Weekend in Chicago, BlogHer 2013

August 1, 2013
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What a seriously fun-filled whirlwind this past weekend in Chicago was! I was there with some sweet foodie friends for the annual BlogHer conference. I was also speaking at the conference teaching a DSLR photography class! I’ve been going to the BlogHer conference every year since 2010 (In New York 2010, San Diego 2011, and […]

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BlogHer Food Conference, Austin, Texas — Part 2

June 12, 2013
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Welcome to Part 2 of the BlogHer Food 2013 recap from Austin, TX! :) Here’s Part 1 if you missed it. So after lunch with Michael Angelo’s on Saturday, Maria, Jenny, and I stopped by the conference and they were making freshly spun cherry-flavored cotton candy! Fun! I haven’t had cotton candy in years, lol! That […]

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Weekend in Austin

June 11, 2013
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What a blast this past weekend in Austin was! The annual BlogHer Food blogging conference was in Austin, Texas, this year, and this weekend fabulous foodies from all over were in attendance. It’s in a different city every year, and when they announced Austin as the destination for 2013 I was so excited for the […]

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Weekend at Disney and the Food Blog Forum Conference

May 24, 2013
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Left to right: Rachel, Gina, Megan, Meagan, Carla, Erin, Julie, Me, Jenny, Katrina, Tina and Sommer. Last weekend was such a wonderful whirlwind of friends, blogging, food, and fun at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando Florida. I had not been to Disney since 5th grade, so it was so fun experiencing the magic all […]

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Cottages of Seaside

May 17, 2013
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One of the things we loved about Seaside that made us feel so immediately at home was where we stayed. Seaside is not like other commercialized beach towns. There are no skyscraper hotels or giant condominiums. An escape to Seaside will simply find a quiet cluster of cobblestone streets, pastel-colored homes, and white picket-fenced cottages. […]

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