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All-inclusive Vacations at your favorite VRBO

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I recently read an article about the 15 Best All-Inclusive Resorts.  Of course, they all look wonderful with their beautiful pools, beautiful beaches, and comfortable lounge chairs with umbrellas.  Other articles I’ve read mention the a…

Are you Ready to Get Back in the Water?

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Did you know that Jaws 2 was filmed on Navarre Beach in 1977?  According to Google and Facebook (what better reference source than those for accuracy😊), the reason was “the warm weather and the water’s depth being appropriate for the shark p…

How to save money at the grocery store

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In a previous blog article, Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping a Simplified Solution, I mention that groceries are the 3rd largest expenditure for a family and quoted the USDA food plans and monthly costs for a family of 4.  According to RamseySo…

Is your Home a Food Desert or Food Oasis?

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Not just a Low-Income Problem! Updated January 25, 2022 Have you heard of a Food Desert or a Food Oasis?  According to the dictionary, a Food Desert is “an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good quality fresh …

Short Cuts for Tasty Meals at Home and on Vacation

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Does anyone else remember the TV show on the Food Network called “Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee”?  The premise was that by using some prepared items you can save time and still be creative.  You can enjoy good food but cut out some of t…

Tips for a Stress-Free Trip to the Beach for the Holidays

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Looking for a great place to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas this year?  Come on down to the beautiful Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida (specifically Navarre Beach or Pensacola Beach). Trade in the white snow and gray skies for white …

Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping: A SIMPLIFIED SYSTEM

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For many people, grocery shopping is Decision Overload. Here are just a few of the decisions: Where to Shop?  Online?  Store?  Which Brand—National Chains (Walmart, Target), Local Chains (Kroger, Publix, Trader Joes) or Discoun…

Traveling with Toddlers during a Pandemic

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In previous posts, I shared ideas for Road Tripping to Navarre and steps you can take to protect your family during Covid.  But I have never before investigated the process with small children (under the age of 5).  To help prepare this…

Holiday Planning and Entertaining-2021

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One of my first blog articles (November  2018)  was titled Holiday Planning:  Menus, Rooms, and Entertainment Ideas.  It came from a week of Facebook posts in 2017 where I broke down each area and provided tips for each day leading up to Thanksgi…

Going Beyond the Grocery Store

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To bring you the best in Local Products! I am excited to introduce a couple of LOCAL—TOP QUALITY products that you can’t find at grocery stores (they all have retail locations but are not convenient to the beach).  However, Grocery Concierge…

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