VLOG CITY LIFE: December 2016 Wanderlust in The City

Holiday heels from my shoe collection

Snow on 7th Parade

Snow on 7th parade
This has been a whirlwind of a month! December is my favorite month of the year because I love the Christmas energy and festivities! I made it my mission to go to as many Christmas events as possible and take photos in front of as many Christmas trees as possible! Needless to say, I drove my husband absolutely crazy, but he was a great sport. I think I was able to pose in front of 14 Christmas trees. So, for this month's city life vlog I have a lot of photos seeing that when the month started I was in the Caribbean!  

dem babies


Something I always do at the end of the year is donate clothes to charity since I accumulate so many new items due to being a blogger. My rule of thumb is if you haven't worn it in over 6 months it has to go!  I was able to significantly clean all three of my closets and I even found 2 great vintage items at $12.00 each.

I didn't have a set project this month, but I did spend a lot of time on home decor. Since I was inspired by my holiday table setting I decided to get a few cute items for the condo. Now, I am currently working on a New Years table setting.

Magical Snow at Bay Street event

loosing my mind over fake snow lol.

GF- Chicken Shawarma with basmati rice and olives

Lighted boat parade on Tampa's riverwalk

Wine tasting

Fitness: Fitness was pretty cool this month because I worked out a lot. This month I made a lot of improvements on my yoga poses and I can see the difference in how limber I am becoming which is exciting. My goal is to be able to do a split and a head stand by 3 months, I have little upper body strength so this is going to be a challenge.  I think I did a great job of staying on track this month with fitness and food, it looks like maintained my current weight so I am going to keep going at a steady pace.

GF- Creme Brule at Bull & Bear on our anniversary

GF- Pan seared muscles and clams

GF- Rib eye at Tampa's Timpano

NIMA: I have had NIMA now for 3 months. It has saved me so many times from getting glutened while at restaurants! I wanted to test some of the items that I always order that have never made me sick, but I still was never sure if they were 100% gluten free. Below you will see yellow rice, roast pork, and black beans from my favorite Cuban restaurant. I tested this food and I was so happy that it was in fact gluten free.

One strange thing I never thought about is that NIMA only tests to 20ppm so what happens if I get the smiley face indicating its safe to eat, but really its 19ppm? This is just my theory, but yes, it did happen and I got sick! Parts per million, high gluten, and low gluten are not things that I usually worry about since 99% of the food I buy are unprocessed whole foods or foods that are certified gluten free so they should be 10 ppm or less. I have been on a gluten free diet for 5.5 years now and it always amazes me how much there is still  to learn!


Cheesy egg whites (scrambled)

Ssauteed mushrooms

spicy Gluten free ramen noodle soup

Jerk chicken leg quarters in gravy

Mushroom Gluten free ramen noodle soup



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