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Special Announcement

In spite of the dumpster fire that is 2020, I have some good news… We’re expecting our first child in November – a little girl! I’m 23 weeks along with this little babe and it’s the best silver lining I could’ve asked for. Because I haven’t shared about this on the blog since we found…

Valentine’s Gift Inspo

A version of this article originally appeared in the February 2020 Ocala Magazine. Stumped? Here’s some creative inspiration to surprise your special someone with a sweet something. February is for lovers. This decade, elevate your Valentine’s Day plans and get her what she really wants. Whether it’s a designer bag or an afternoon exploring downtown,…

Valentine’s Day Movies: Julia Style

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 Ah, romance. It might surprise you that this true crime loving feminist is a sucker for a good chick flick but, alas, I’m multifaceted. Growing up I lived for the in depth story lines I’d create for my…

Ocala Christmas Photo Locations

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In Ocala it’s still pretty warm, but we’re all faking it by decorating early and forcing joy on everyone we meet. One thing that’s right on schedule though, is planning our holiday photos. As someone who has taken her fair share of Christmas card photos in Ocala,…

10 Easy Last Minute Costumes

Let’s get real. You, like so many others, waited until the last minute to find a Halloween costume. It’s almost too late to order anything from Amazon and your local Halloween store is bare racks. Instead of freaking out, take these four steps: Get outfit inspiration ideas from this post. Check Facebook Marketplace for local…

Healthy Hurricane Foods

I hate all foods that are not served at their proper temperature: pizza should be served hot, salad served cold and I will not touch a Vienna Sausage with a ten foot pole. That being said, hurricanes are a STRUGGLE for me. Everyone is running around yelling, “HUNKER DOWN! STOCK UP ON WATER AND NONPERISHABLES!”…

5 True Crime Podcasts To Binge This Fall

If you know anything about me you know this: I love true crime. The maid of honor at my wedding even brought it up during her speech – and reminded my new husband of my extensive detective knowledge. In recent years I’ve narrowed the scope of my consumption to something easier to devour: podcasts. From…

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Wedding Party Proposal Boxes

Wedding season is right around the corner and with engagements come wedding party proposals! When it comes to wedding party proposals – whether it be bridesmaid proposals or groomsman proposals (yes, it’s a thing and my husband was VERY into it), a customized box is the way to go. I wanted to go big, but…

Spotlight: Ocala Downtown Market

The Ocala Downtown Market is the only reason I’ll wake up early on a weekend. With fresh coffee, peach muffins (complete with a crumble top) and pups at every turn, what’s not to love? The Ocala Downtown Market is one of my favorite spots in Ocala. Every Saturday I make my way to the farmers…