Vacation Summation & Central Florida Blogger Meet Up!

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So I had a flipping great time in Florida!  We were down there for 8 days and as much as I love Disney, I was ready to get home to the house and the doggie.

We hit the following parks – Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, and Animal Kingdom.  Animal Kingdom was the only semi-let down.  It’s basically a glorified zoo.  The only REALLY cool thing is the Safari, so you do need to do that once.  After the other four parks, though, I expected more from the AK!

I was super excited to see the Max Factor vintage store front and makeup displays at Universal.  There was also really cool makeup effects in a theater for makeup, but pictures weren’t so easy to get in there, so I only have a few of the Max Factor to show you:

The kids had a blast and my son insisted we move there immediately.  “We need to get the dog, sell the house, and move here”.  LOL

Before I left I posted that I was coming and Brittany from Clumps of Mascara mentioned we should meet up!  I’m all for meeting more bloggers (there aren’t so many of us that I know of in Pittsburgh) so I got with the girls one evening at Bahama Breeze and had the BEST time talking beauty, fashion and blogs with some of the greatest minds in Florida (and the best freaking chocolate pineapple upside down cake EVER)!

In attendance (other than me) were Brittany from Clumps of Mascara, Kim from Libby’s Pink Vanity, Catherine from Beauty by Cat, Toni from Toniiz Beauty Blog, Zulay from World of Henna, Pamela from Pamela’s Closet, Lo’Real from Make Me Up In HD, and Elizabeth from Lacquered Up Glittah.

How gorgeous are these ladies?!  It’s a whole table of bloggie talent!  And Wi-Fi Vampires!  Between all of us running laptops, iPads… etc, the normal diner was not getting online.  Sorry, bud!

If you’ll notice, Brittany is only noticeable between two heads (but you wouldn’t know it unless I told you) and I’m really leaned in… the woman taking the photo was snapping away and not mentioning that we weren’t all in.  One of the girls will have a photo of both Brittany and I messing around with our arms in the air and jumping into the photo lol

Don’t worry, Brittany!  I got ya featured 😉

She is using some amazing lip gloss from Philosophy that is a FLASHLIGHT and has a future place in my makeup bag.

Another shot of Brittany and I:

Excuse the shine… it’s hot as Hades in Florida!

Thank you for the AWESOME time and welcome, Central Florida Bloggers!  I love every one of you and if $$$$ weren’t an issue I’d fly down every single month!

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  1. Brandy says

    How do you not have a good time in Florida?! That place is full of fun cities and things to do and see. I’ve been to some great clubs in Florida and by the looks of it you found some great ones yourself! People seem to discredit Central Florida (from what I’ve heard) and they really shouldn’t! Orlando is so much fun and so are the sleepy little cities that surround it. Like Palm Bay! I stayed there for a convention for work at the Palm Bay Hotel ( and I actually really enjoyed myself. Huge place and a lot to do around it and wow, was it affordable! Left me a ton of spending money!

  2. says

    It was so great to meet you! Awesome pics! I’m from Florida and I havent been to half of the places you visited! I guess I take it for granted! Glad you had fun…and yes…you should def move here!

  3. says

    Brooke, it was so cool that you made time during your vacation to have dinner with us. I’m so happy I got to meet you. :) Do move down here; we’d have fun!

  4. says

    I was reading this post and thinking “That’s so awesome I would love to get together with fellow bloggers sometime!” and then I saw you mentioned that you’re from Pittsburgh. I live in Pittsburgh and I’m not aware of many other bloggers here.

  5. The Peach says

    What fun! I’m so jealous that you got to go meet up with all of the wonderful bloggers down there!

  6. says

    Giiiiiirl, that’s like 2 of the best photos I’ve taken all year. No lie. I’ll be posting this in our group so all of the BBCFL girls can see. It was so much fun meeting you and can’t wait to see you again!

    P.S. – I always thought Animal Kingdom was lame but I went this past Thursday and dude, the ride Dinosaur was awesooooome. That made the entire time at the park that much better. You guys will have to check that out the next time you’re in town. Which will hopefully be soon. 😉

    • says

      We totally didn’t even go to the Dino area. I think my son would have loved it but we did AK last and my dad was pooped out haha I’m sure we’ll be back down at some point so we’ll definitely check that out!

      I loved meeting you all SO much! Hopefully next time I travel down that way I can see you all again and meet the rest!