I had so much fun at the Florida State Fair this year. I have to be honest. I go for the delicious fun food! This year was no different. One of my favorite food stops was the grilled cheese truck! I asked what is the best one on the menu since there were so many options! I was told the bacon, tomato, cheddar and boy were they right! Crisp bacon, lots of cheese and a perfectly ripe tomato. I had to hold myself back from getting another sandwich there. Our next stop was the bar
I had the pleasure of trying out the new menu at Overture Restaurant in the Art Ovation Hotel!🍽 Everything was amazing! We started with a delicious Charcuterie Palette, Gulf Coast Shrimp Cocktail & Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese. I am not sure which Prelude was my fav they were all that good!! The Lobster Mac & Cheese was like nothing I have ever had before. The wild mushrooms & white cheese fondue with melt in your mouth maine lobster.🤤 We also tried out some amazing cocktails
Eat, drink and be merry! That is just what we did at the Highball Cocktail Competition at NOVA 535. What a fun event! HighBall showcased craft cocktails created by Tampa Bay's top mixologists with either whisky, vodka, gin, or rum and competed to win the title of Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail! There was also a 24-foot cheese + charcuterie spread provided by SaltBlock Hospitality. Delicious bites by Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa & the Little Donut House. Plus an amazing saxophone
The 5th Annual PORK-OUT in Curtis Hixon Park on February 16th. Come & Join us! Get ready to enjoy all things true Southerners live by! Beer, Bourbon, Barbecue, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It's a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. This is what you will receive with admission: -All guests receive a Souvenir Glass For Tastings. -All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll fro
I had the pleasure of attending the Pier 22 and Alexander Valley Vineyard's Winemaker dinner for Forks and Corks this week! When I arrived the set-up was simply gorgeous. From the long table with candles, to the sparkling chandeliers and all of the crystal wine glasses. I was greeted with a glass of Rose' Sangiovese from Alexander Valley Vineyard. The wine was very crisp, clean and I definitely look forward to purchasing a few bottles at the Grand Tasting Event at Forks and C
Have you ever been to Jupiter? No not the planet! Jupiter, Florida! I have family that lives over in the area so I frequent there often. I am always looking for new restaurants to try throughout the state of Florida. I was lucky to come across this gem 1000 North. My husband and I are huge Michael Jordan fans so when we heard Jordan was investing in an amazing restaurant on the water we knew we had to check it out. I was blown away by the service, food and how gorgeous the re
Do you have plans on Friday? Join me for the Winemaker's Dinner at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom 🍷 There will be a passed appetizer and five courses specially paired with six award-winning wines from Alexander Valley! Also all guests at the dinner are entered to win a pair of tickets to the The 12th Annual Forks & Corks sold-out Grand Tasting event on Sunday! 🥂 Purchase tickets here & read more about the event: https://www.pier22dining.com/blog/post/winemakers-dinne
I know it has taken awhile for me to finally post my skincare routine! Thanks for all of you for being so patient! This is no way sponsored just sharing some of my favorites with you! I start everyday with my go to face wash Cetaphil - Extra Gentle Daily Scrub. It is super light and gets the job done. I have very sensitive skin and alot of face washes tend to make my skin red and breakout. Not this brand. Cleanses without over-drying to soften and smooth. Infused with skin co
Plans next Thursday? Join me for the Highball Cocktail Competition!🥃 HighBall will showcase craft cocktails created by Tampa Bay's top mixologists with either whisky, vodka, gin, or rum as they compete to win the title of ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail’ at HighBall.🍹 Plus, bites by local restaurants, entertainment, & more.❤ Click HERE. Use code "Fitlife for a discount on your tickets!🤗 Make sure to stop by & say hi when you see me! Cheers!🥂 #tampaevents #laurielivinlife #life
#sponsored ...Thanks so much Wonder Slim Diet for these healthy goodies.🤗 I have been on the go since October so it is nice to have some healthy easy options to eat/cook at home.❤ Right now you can go to www.wonderslim.com & enter your email & get 21 free meals!🥗 Go check them out. They have a keto, diabetic & seniors diet plans coming soon as well!🍃 #weightlosscoach #nutritionprogram #lifestyleblogger #florida #srqlife #fashionblogger #floridagirl #sarasotablogger #laurie
Healthy Pasta? Sign me up!! Check out this easy recipe for a nice dinner in and is perfect for low carb and keto lovers! Low Carb Sausage Pasta Ingredients: 8oz sausage, mild or spicy
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/4 roasted tomatoes, chopped
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup parmesan, freshly grated
Salt + pepper
Spaghetti squash* Instructions: 1. Over medium heat, sauté sausage, breaking it up into crumbles, for 4 minutes
2. Add in onion and
CBD oil has SO many benefits for both your body & your mind...there are SO many people who have tried and fell in LOVE with the power of CBD.❤
So what are the benefits of it?
WELL, let’s start with your mind.. CBD oil can help relieve:
And even neurological disorders.
Just to name a FEW things.👍
CBD also does the body good helping with:
🔹️ Pain relief & inflammation
Make your own bath bombs for National#Bubblebath Day!🛀
Self care is the best care.💕
🔹️Bath Bomb Ingredients:🔹️
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tsp water
2 tsp your choice of essential oil
1 pack MCT//143™ (shop ketones link in my bio)
4-6 drops of your choice food coloring
bath bomb mold
1. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together.
3. Slowly add th
I’m slowly learning that even if I react, it won’t change anything, it won’t make people suddenly love & respect me, it won’t magically change their minds.
Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers & don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from.
I’m slowly learning that life is better lived when you don’t center it on what’s happening around you & center it on what’s h
🎉🎉🎉GIVEAWAY🎉🎉🎉 10k followers on my insta! I am blown away! 😍 As a big thank you I have teamed up with Creative Loafing Tampa for an amazing giveaway!💥 Two tickets to the cocktail competition of the year!!🤗 Enter here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsOHwWVhYuM/ Contest ends Monday, January 7th at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on my insta stories on Tuesday, January 8th. Goodluck! Cheers!🍾 #tampaevents #florida #srqlife #sarasotafoodie #sarasotablogger #srqfood
GIVEAWAY! New year..New & more fabulous you!❤
Loving my new watch from Jord Watches. Compared to all the other watches I've owned, this wood watch stands out in terms of quality, craftsmanship & style. This watch was originally purchased for my husband...engraved on the back & all but he is going to have to share.🤣
Good news is I have teamed up with Jord Watches to offer you an amazing giveaway!🎉
Super easy to enter...follow me @laurielivinlife & @jordwatches on instagra
Sometimes you just need to be by the water, relaxing with a cold beer in your hand.🍺
I just started using Bottle Keeper a few days ago & love it. It keeps your beer ice cold in this crazy Florida heat☀️ & has a built in bottle opener. It also comes in a variety of colors.❤ You know I had to pick green because not only is it my favorite color but it also matches my pride for my college. GO BULLS! This will be coming with me to the beach in the summer, tailgates, hiking & so
I'm still thinking about my Christmas Eve 🎄 dinner at Chart House on Longboat Key! 😍
There scallops are one of my favorite: Seared scallops in wasabi cream, served with wasabi mashed potatoes & asian green beans.💕 There salad bar is amazing as well & has the option to add caviar! Which is another one of my favorites!
Overall the restaurant is gorgeous & if you haven't been out to longboat key to check it out you should.😋 #christmas #lifestyleblogger #florida #srqlife #
💕Things I need to come to terms with💕
1. No response is a response.
2. If they wanted to, they would.
3. Timing will not always be in my favor.
4. Not everyone has the same heart as me.
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“Always be the best person you can be. Be kind even when you’re tired.
Be understanding, even when you’re angry.
Do more than you’re asked, & don’t ask for anything in return. Don’t silently ask for anything either.
Listen when someone talks, & really listen too, stop just thinking of how you will reply.
Tell people that you love them & that you appreciate them. Go out of your way to do things for people.
Be the greatest person you possibly can be & when you