St. Petersburg, Florida

My first adult vacation. So desperately needed and so wonderfully enjoyed.

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Last year my best friend of nearly 20 years moved from our hometown in southern Missouri to a place so wonderfully different: Florida. The sweet beachside town of St. Petersburg to be exact. Located on a peninsula connected to Tampa Bay, the 244,769 population city is home to the Tampa Bay Rays, many beautiful beaches, fabulous culture, excellent museums, and much more. With 361 sunny days every year, I can see why my winter-hating friend made the 1,108 mile move. It also helps that a vast majority of theĀ population is largely 25 to age 40 meaning a great shopping district, fantastic restaurants and bars, and a plethora of activities for young folks.

While we were in town for a short two and a half days, we watched the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 16-1, spent two cloudy but nonetheless enjoyable days at the beach, walked the pier countless times, gorged onĀ amazing food and beers, but most importantly, we had a beyond amazing time visiting my best friend. It was a blast! I’m already planning my next trip down!

As per usual, I took way too many pictures. Enjoy! I hope they force you to begin planning your next vacation to the Sunshine City in the Sunshine State.

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Comic Book Shelf

My boyfriend David almost always has his nose in a book. Any genre will do but his latest favorite? Comic books. The book lover in me is so very happy that he’s reading but the organization freak is going nuts over these tiny little books. They are everywhere! They are scattered about the house, stacked in precarious towers on shelves, strewn all over our coffee table, and shoved into nooks and crannies. He’s subscribed to four different books meaning new ones are always joining our book library. So in an effort to save my sanity from comic books I decided to get creative and build David the perfect comic book storage shelf!

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Refinished Coffee Table

My Refinishing Project is FINALLY done!! I started a couple of weeks ago thinking that it would be a breeze to sand and stain. Boy, was I wrong. Sanding took several days. Then I spent a lot of time at the store looking for a good thinner to get the nooks and crannies. Then I spent a lot of time, a.k.a. 3 products later, failing. The final step took only 2 days: staining and applying the protective finish.

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Refinishing Project

I ate cereal at this table while I watched cartoons when I was little. I was caught trying to use it a footstool way too many times.

I colored at it. I spread out all my Algebra homework on it. I read all my teen girly magazines at it.

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