Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.

11 Ways To Enjoy FREE Family Fun

Spending time together as a family has become increasingly difficult. Not only are we so much more busy than we’ve ever been as a human race, we are also addicted to devices. When we decide to spend time together, we can feel the need to go big or stay home. The expense further discourages our […]

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Christmas At Gaylord Palms

My family and I had the opportunity to go to a media preview for ICE! at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center. I had been to the one in Nashville and loved it, so I really wanted to share the experience with my kids. My son was so excited and chattered nonstop from our […]

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Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular 2017

I was able to go to a media preview for the Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular, and I must tell you that I was blown away. JT comes up with some of the most amazing and innovative designs. There are several reasons why I kove this tour starting with the fact that JT makes excellent strides […]

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Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular Tours Begin November 15th

Each year, thousands of visitors travel to DeLand, Florida for the Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular. The Stetson Mansion is a beautiful mansion that was built in 1886 for famed hatmaker John B. Stetson, the founder of the Stetson Hat Company.  In 2005, it was purchased by JT Thompson and Michael Solari, who completed a full […]

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Pancakes and a wildlife park

Last weekend we decided to do a family fun day because we hadn’t had one in awhile.  I knew my parents were leaving so I wanted to do something that they would enjoy as well.  I decided on a visit to The Old Spanish SugarMill in DeLeon Springs State Park and then stop by Smooth […]

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