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Two Key Benefits of Winc

Two Key Benefits of Winc

You all know that I love to test out new recipes, like these pancakes or this pasta. And I’m sure you all know that, deep down, I can’t really cook that well (read all about that here). However, one thing I’m good at? Choosing wine options that Adam and I both love. On most occasions, we have to run out to the store before seeing our friends (either to pick up some wine for our place or grab some for theirs), and we stare at the overwhelming rows of bottles until we pick one – often because of the label, name, or wine region. Well, I’ve started something that can stop those last minute wine runs and the endless staring because there are too many options. Winc, an amazing wine subscription, has all that I could ever dream of. With it, I feel like I’m part of an exclusive wine club, and I’ve come with three key benefits of Winc.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

For those that follow me on Instagram, you know that I put together a short fall bucket list. The list can be seen here. The first item that I’ve checked off that list is Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party. As a former annual passholder, I never saw the need to spend more money to get into the celebration but, now that I don’t have one, spending less than one hundred bucks to get into Magic Kingdom for eight hours didn’t seem so bad. So, I went, and here’s all the stuff I did (and things I think everyone should do) at Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party.

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How to Spend a Weekend in Denver

Adam and I traveled to Denver last weekend for a wedding. Even though we participated in various wedding activities, including the actual wedding and a cocktail hour the evening before, we tried to do a few things on our own. We walked around downtown, tested out a few restaurants, and meandered through a farmer’s market. Heading to Denver? Read all about how to spend a weekend in Denver.

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Five Places to Visit in Alaska

I’ve talked all about what to do in Juneau, Alaska but I haven’t discussed the other ports we visited. While each destination was beautiful and unique, I don’t think I’d do them justice if I wrote a post about each. Sometimes, spending twelve hours in a destination doesn’t guarantee enough content for a full blog post – either the photos don’t come out or we spend all morning and afternoon on a hike, which would be a boring post if it were multiple paragraphs and sections, right? So here are five places to visit in Alaska (that I can’t dedicate a whole post to).

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The Best Accessories

As I’ve stated before, I’ve got a capsule wardrobe. I’m still loving it, and even wrote about some misconceptions people have. Although I’ve written some general capsule wardrobe posts, I haven’t started diving in deep, giving outfit posts or one of those five-ways-to-wear-a-certain-item posts. Well, here I am now (finally, right?!) to talk about one of the most important things when it comes to building a capsule wardrobe (especially if your style is a bit more minimal, like mine): accessories. So, here are, in my opinion, the best accessories.

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The Best Places to Grab Food in Orlando

Orlando is a great town for those that love food. New restaurants pop up all the time (and no, not chain restaurants either!) and, with our foodie scene increasing, I anticipate even more. The best dates, whether during the morning, afternoon, or night, involve food; so, if you’re heading to town for theme parks or for a concert at one of our various venues, I’ve got a list of some of the best places to grab food in Orlando.

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Five Things to do in Juneau

Our Alaskan Cruise was one of the most beautiful trips I’ve been on. The Alaskan wilderness is stunning and, with nonstop views, there were hundreds of reasons to walk further into the temperate rainforest, climb a little higher on those mountains, and paddle a little farther in our kayaks. The first post of our Alaska series, though, is going to be about one of my favorite ports of call: Juneau. So, without further ado, here are five things to do in Juneau.

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Three Reasons I’ve Started a Capsule Wardrobe

 I have a small closet – and a husband to share it with. After months of struggling to find clothes amongst the clutter, I’ve decided to start a capsule wardrobe. There are lots of reasons to start a capsule wardrobe, including the ease of locating items in a small closet and the amount of time it takes to choose an outfit (hint: it’s a lot less!), but I’ve got unique reasons for starting mine. Keep reading to discover the three reasons I’ve started a capsule wardrobe.

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Chicken, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Pasta

Since summer's here, and I'm working out in the mornings (rather than having to wait until I get home) I've been testing out some of the recipes that I've pinned. This time, I've got a spin on this date night mushroom pasta with goat cheese, which I found...

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Capsule Wardrobe Misconceptions

I've been doing the capsule wardrobe thing for a little while now and wanted to share how it's going. At some point, I'll begin creating fashion posts that include the pieces of my capsule wardrobe but I've got to up my indoor photography game first. I...

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hi there!
i’m jamie smith.
i’m an author, educator, and blogger.
orlando is my current home.
i love sunshine and theme parks.
i’m obsessed with my cat, charlie.
i’m married to the best man in the world.
oh, and i’m a kaleidoscope.
nice to meet you.

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