flip flops

I’m back!

It’s tough to come from sunshine to snow!florida1

My mom and I had the most amazing time in Florida. I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to spend time together in such a beautiful place! We stayed in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 1st-March 5th at Tradewinds Grand Island Resort.

I knew our trip was going to be amazing the second we got our rental car after our plane landed at the Tampa airport. We were supposed to get a basic rental car, likely a two door Chevy Aveo. The woman who was helping us asked if we were on a mother-daughter vacation and we said yes. She said “I’m going to hook you girls up!”

She definitely hooked us up. 2013mustangShe upgraded us to a 2013 Mustang. That was pretty awesome.

The St. Petersburg area was experiencing a cold front while we were visiting.IMG_5068Unfortunately, the highest the temperature was only about 65 degrees. But it was definitely refreshing coming from chilly Pittsburgh.

We still spent some time on the beach though! IMG_5108flipflopsI can’t even describe how good it felt to wear flip flops for the first time in months!

I also got the opportunity to run on a local trail. PinellastrailWe did a lot of fun things and saw some pretty cool sights, but my absolute favorite part of the trip was every moment I spent with my mom.florida2

More photos to come in my next post… 🙂

Foodie post

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1


Hey there! Kennywood was so much fun yesterday. Seriously, my cheeks hurt from laughing so much! I got soaked on a water ride, won a game, and enjoyed the whole day-I totally fell asleep on the car ride home at like 11:00PM haha

The Steelers flag was my prize for the game I won… the worker had to guess my age and if they were 3 years off, then you win a prize. The worker guessed I was 15 … i’m 19 bahaha.

My mom is supaa tan


I honestly feel like it has been FOREVER since I have posted foodie pictures

lemonade from Kennywood

Chocolate smoothie. Yes, I keep the cocoa powder next to my drink in case I need more chocolate 😉

Sweet potato fries + cinnamon. I dip em in ketchup!

Totally random salad with hummus, lentils, and tons of veg

Homemade tapioca pudding = <333


This. Was. So. Tart!!!


Other news: I swam with the masters group this morning again and I loved it again. I think I hurt my heel at Kennywood from walking in flip flops… oops, so I think running will be out of the question for a few days if it heals (or should I say heels haha…).

It is no biggie to not run for a few days because I am busy- going to the zoo tomorrow and Niagara Falls this weekend 🙂


Have a GREAT day!!