Easy and Healthy 4th of July Recipes

Easy and Healthy 4th of July Recipes

The Fourth of July is just two days away! It’s a day to celebrate freedom with family, fireworks and of course, food. With all the burgers and hot dogs, starchy sides and beers and sweet teas that usually accompany holiday parties here in Florida, it’s hard to stay on track as far as healthy eating goes.

One sure-fire way to make sure there are healthy options for you at a July 4th cookout is to bring them yourself! Making some yummy, healthy alternatives to the heavier food choices will guarantee that you’re not feeling guilty after you eat, but the hostess will also be grateful for your contribution to the party.

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How To Make The Perfect Cheese Board On A Budget

How To Make The Perfect Cheese Board On A Budget

When it comes to hosting girls night, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful cheese board (or charcuterie board as the fancy people call it). However, all those fancy cheeses and meats can be expensive, and you could end up spending nearly $100 on them.

So when I decided to make my own cheese board to go with a night of wine drinking and gossiping with the girls, I knew I didn’t want to break the bank. After some research and some bargain hunting, I came up with the perfect formula for making a cheese board on a budget.

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April Favorites: What I’m loving right now

April Favorites: What I’m loving right now

How is it already May?! This year is just flying by so fast I can’t believe it. April was a whirlwind month filled with lots of work and some fun adventures, including two weekend trips to Orlando (aka one of my favorite cities ever!)

I discovered a lot of new favorite things this past month, including the best shirts ever and the perfect wine for girls’ night! Here are a few things I’m loving right now:

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5 Tips for the Perfect Disney Graduation Photoshoot

5 Tips for the Perfect Disney Graduation Photoshoot

Shooting photos at Disney World can be a challenge. There’s tons (and tons and tons) of people constantly walking through the background and that’s a lot of commotion that can be distracting in photos.

My sister is graduating next weekend from UCF (my alma matter) and I had the idea to shoot some of her graduation photos at Epcot. It’s the International Flower and Garden Festival, so the grounds are covered in amazing floral arrangements. Epcot is by far the most beautiful on the Disney parks, so it made perfect sense.

After a full day of shooting some beautiful photos, I learned a thing or to about what it takes to get the perfect shot. Here are my five tips for shooting graduation photos at Epcot:

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Disney Essentials: What’s In My Bag

Disney Essentials: What’s In My Bag

This weekend I’m heading to the happiest place on earth: Disney World! More specifically, I’m off to explore Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival.

When it comes to packing for a day at the parks, I consider myself an expert. I was lucky enough to go do Disney World every other weekend with my family for most of my childhood. After years of watching my mom pack one bag for our family of six, I have come up with my own packing system to ensure I have everything I need for a day of Disney fun.

Here’s a peek at my Disney essentials:

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Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

Hey y’all! Welcome to The Happy Floridian, a lifestyle blog dedicated to all the awesome things in the Sunshine State. Florida is THE most amazing place, and I can’t wait to share all my favorite Florida finds with each and every one of you.

I’ve always wanted to start my own blog. I’ve worked for blogs in the past and written for magazines, but never had a platform where I can write about the things I love in my own voice. So, when I finally got the courage to start my own blog, one question came to mind: do I even know enough about anything to write a blog about it?

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