THE GREAT ST. PETE CUPCAKE CONTEST

Any person who has crossed paths with a mini Cupcake knows the inevitable smile effect. Cute, small pastries are destined to cause happiness. I entered the 6TH  Annual Cupcake Competition smiling. Unfortunately that smile melted into frustration as a Root Beer Float Cupcake blocked my path. I turned… into an oncoming Creamsicle Cupcake. My only…

STUCK IN A GIANT BALL PIT aka THE BEACH TAMPA

Ah—Tampa Bay-nians (or whatever we’re called) receive plenty of sunshine, warm weather, and easy access to some of the best beaches in America. Yet on opening night for The Beach Tampa, we easily traded all that outdoor goodness to jump… not into powdery white sand but into a pit of white balls. The Beach Tampa…

I’M ON AN ECZEMA CLINICAL TRIAL

More than 8 weeks since my last eczema vlog… I’ve barely ‘scratched’ the surface! (ohhh no time for puns). My sister Melkshake—who (like me) has had eczema since the toddler days—has been one of my biggest skin supporters and sympathizers. We’d complain about the ‘coconut oil’ evangelizers, share gluten-free dishes, and hiss at each other…

ATLANTA: TOO MANY

Which Atlanta attraction gets mentioned more than any else? The World of Coca-Cola! (although others tend to mutter stuff about Pandas, Mountains of Stone, some Olympics Park, Pandas drinking Coca-Cola and occasionally Andre 3000). The king of sodas was our next conquest. Driving into Downtown Atlanta was smooth sailing that quickly descended into madness. Besides…