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How I Maintain a Well-Balanced Life

How I Maintain a Well-Balanced Life

Man, I've been writing a whole lot of travel posts (I guess I'm excited about Alaska, huh?!) but it's totally time for a food-related post. While I'm not posting one of my recipes (or a recipe fail, which you haven't had to witness yet, I am posting about...

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Banana Protein Pancakes

Breakfast: the most important meal of the ENTIRE DAY. I love breakfast, including breakfast for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. Since I’ve been working on being healthier (I am 30, after all), I was excited when I stumbled upon a banana protein pancakes recipe. I ended up searching for one when I realized I had some super ripe bananas that I didn’t want to throw out. I’ve had banana pancakes before (like the 3 ingredient kind) but had never had banana protein ones. So, naturally, I had to test it out.

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Bok Tower Gardens

The Bok Tower Gardens is a beautiful destination near Central Florida. This National Historic Landmark, located in Lake Wales, Florida boasts beautiful gardens (obvi!), a historic home, and the “Taj Mahal of the United States”. Adam and I have been to a few gardens; we love walking around, exploring, and – of course! – snapping photos. For those that are tired of theme parks or shopping, Bok Tower Gardens is worth the drive.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Adam and I love sweet snacks, so much so that we don’t keep a lot of sweet snacks in the house. I’ll purchase his favorites – Oreos and Oatmeal Cream Pies – once in a while, but tend to skip the snacks altogether on most weeks. Since I’ve started this Kayla Itsine’s BBG program, I’ve decided that Adam and I need some healthier options around. Even though these chocolate chip oatmeal bars aren’t the best for us, I’m starting out with this simple recipe.

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St. Pete Beach Weekend

I love the beach. I love all the beach vibes and puns; and when Adam and I went to the beach for some much needed vitamin sea (Haha! I’m so punny!), I was so excited. Our quick little weekend trip, to celebrate my sister’s birthday, took us to St. Pete Beach.

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Five Spring Must-Haves

The spring is the best season. I mean, there are florals, pastel colors, lace, feminine dresses, and shorts. Although spring is kind of short lived in Florida, I’ll still be partaking in some of those fashion week trends. But, no matter what trends come in and out, there are five spring must-haves that will never go out of fashion.

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Five Reasons to Visit Orlando

Orlando is an amazing city. I’ve been here for about four years now, and I’ve grown to love my new home. Although a lot of people already come to visit Orlando (theme parks – duh!), I thought I should put together a local’s suggestions and recommendations. So, without further ado, here are five reasons to visit Orlando. 

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Confession: I Love to Cook but I’m Bad at It

Pinning recipes is a favorite past time. I love searching for beautiful cakes, colorful smoothies, and delicious dinners. However, even though I love to browse recipes, purchase cookbooks, and plate items so that it’s pretty, I have a confession: I love to cook but I’m bad at it.

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The Essential Guide to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

It seems simple, creating a capsule wardrobe; however, I found that it was more work than what I used to consider “wardrobe building”. Before, I’d purchase what I liked and hope for the best. The result was a closet that didn’t work well together. So, when Adam and I started cleaning out some things (because our small closet was a disaster), I decided to commit to a capsule wardrobe. After doing tons of research, I’ve come up with the essential guide to creating a capsule wardrobe.

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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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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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About me

 

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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