Its another day in paradise…

by agirlandhermutt on September 9, 2010

On my last day in Pensacola, I participated in my most favorite activity ever…spending time with my family!

We started off with the classic breakfast of “sausage” and eggs. My parents served up some soy sausage with maple syrup. My fave! There were also some serious scones involved.

I also snuck in an early morning photo with my Moms. *MUAH!* She=the best!

I decided that for our last day I would take The Scientist out to the beach to play some putt-putt golf. I’m a golfer from way back and used to love this little course on the beach.

We got there and this is what we were greeted with.

Seriously? How embarrassing. The whole course looked like this! The carpet was peeling and the cute waterfall and river that I remembered ended up a little Sahara Desert.

We still had a great time (tied!) and I tried to make it up to him with another frozen delight at Bamboo Willie’s.

I’m pretty sure I enjoyed this little pit stop more than he did. Mmm….delicious frozen drinks!

Our last stop was to downtown Pensacola. We took a little walk past Pensacola Bay.

I could have stayed there all day, but our stomachs were grumbly. We visited Hopjacks. With 64 beers on tap and some yummy pizza, we were all set.

Have you ever had corn on your pizza? I hadn’t either! I’m a fan apparently!

The rest of the afternoon was spent just relaxing in the CENTRAL A/C and laughing with my family. Our final dinner before heading back was at my favorite restaurant, The Fish House. They are known for the gouda grits and I’m known for chowing down on them. 😉

We all got a version of the two dishes below. You stick with what is good, right?

Our meals were OUT OF THIS WORLD. Everything was fresh and tasted so yummy. It was so great to support the Gulf Coast community with some local food eatin’.

We said our good-byes to the sand and sun with some fully bellies and a smile on our mugs.

I have some great memories of Pensacola. I was born in Pcola. I lived there for 18 years. My parents have been there for almost 40 years. It will always be my home and I have some seriously fond memories.

You can take the girl out of the South but you can NEVER take the South out of the THIS girl.



by agirlandhermutt on April 19, 2010

I have a confession to make. My dog smells sometimes. My apartment has a bit of a funk every now and then. I even have a little bit of a stink happening occasionally.

All of these reasons are why I am obsessed with this…

My mom introduced me to these “simmer pots” a few years back. She has a big fear of me burning down my house (for good reason probably) and preferred that I not burn candles. However, because of the smelly aspects of my life mentioned above she knew that I needed something to help me out. Simmer pots use a light bulb to heat up wax tarts. No candle. Nothing to burn myself on. Super easy to switch out the smell! 
Are you a candle person? Have you ever tried these simmer pots? I’m always on the lookout for cute pots and great smelling tarts! Help a girl out.


w-w-w-what?! I forgot to tell you!

February 18, 2010

All about my Dad’s visit! For the past few years my Dad has come to visit me during the weekend of the Avon Walk. We always have a great time, but because of the time commitment the walk took we rarely had much time for just “hanging out”. Enter my mom. She gave my Dad […]

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