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This + That: Distracting Myself From My Hurricane Anxiety

We Floridians cope with the daunting threat of an oncoming hurricane by sharing memes on Facebook and stress-eating all our snacks and booze days before the storm hits. This Dorian guy is huge and truly terrifying; as I type this post late Sunday night, he’s battering the Bahamas with 185mph winds and heading our way at a walking pace. We’re prepared and will miss the worst of it if the tracking models are correct, but…

This + That: Cookies, Conspiracies & Capsule Wardrobes

BA’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies I cannot overstate the seriousness of my obsession with the Bon Appétit YouTube channel. Most of the bookmarks on my phone are videos of recipes I want to try, and I’m slowly making my way through ‘em; kind of like ‘Julie & Julia’ but with fewer live lobsters and a little less butter. Two weekends ago, I baked a batch of their ‘Best Chocolate Chip Cookies‘. These cookies came together pretty quickly…

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Friday’s Five

Happy Friday! It feels like the summer is flying by. This week, my social feeds were filled with my friends’ kids going back to school — I love those cute first day pics — so we’re officially on the downswing of the season. Pumpkin-spice erry’thing is right around the corner, but we still have plenty of sunshine, fresh produce, evening thunderstorms, ice-cold cocktails, poolside reading, weekend-project-tackling and relaxation to enjoy. Here are five summer highlights…

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This + That: Let’s Catch Up!

Hey, what’s up, hello! I didn’t mean to take a three-week break from updating the blog; before this little hiatus, I started to get into the groove of a regular posting schedule. But at the beginning of the month, one of our flower shop family birdies left the nest to pursue her photography business full-time — we miss you, Summer! — and I’m picking up her daily duties around the shop until our slow season…

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This + That: Holiday Weekend Edition

It’s a short week for us at the flower shop; with Independence Day falling on a Thursday, we’re closing up for a long weekend. C and I plan to spend the break at home, tackling a few more projects around the house — we’re Marie Kondo’ing all over this place — and hopefully spending a lazy day or two in the sun with friends and snacks. (Lots and lots of snacks.) Here are some of…

This + That

Summer is officially here! Despite it already being stiflingly hot in the sunshine state, I’m welcoming this lazy, hazy season with open arms and C and I are on a mission to make the most of it. We kicked it off two weeks ago with an overnight stay in Treasure Island to meet up with friends for a day at the beach. I booked a last-minute suite at the new boutique Treasure Island Beach Resort,…