Exploring the Orlando Neighborhood: The Milk District

Hello Orlandoians! Friday is finally upon us! Thank you for joining me here on The Tangled Tinsel for another Explore Your City adventure! This weekend we are exploring the famed Orlando Milk District!

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This adorable little Florida gem is just minutes away from downtown Orlando. Filled with small town charm, this district gets its unique name from residing in the same neighborhood as the T.G. Lee distribution center for Florida! (Check out their unique history here). You can even sign up for a tour of their factory!

For a day trip, be sure to check out their Facebook Events Page to see what’s going on for the weekend! A few weekends ago we visited the Vintage Pop-Up Market and had a FAB time! This small part of Orlando is packed to the rim of vintage shops, quaint little pubs AND tons of local small shop charm.

Even when visiting on a non-event weekend, there is still SO MUCH to see!

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Not only is this district FILLED with small town charm, but they have some of the BEST wall murals in Orlando!


I absolutly love exploring my city. Orlando is a beautiful city with so much to do! Even though I spend weekends out and about, I still have an INCREDIBLE amount of energy. I work two full time jobs and still spend the weekends traveling. How I do it? There’s this AMAZING healthy, energy boosting coffee that keeps me going! Want to know more? Check out the company here.  I’d love to share my storm


I would love to see more about your Orlando adventures! Drop me a comment below! Thank you all for reading! Be sure to follow us on Instagram

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Exploring your Orlando Neighborhood : Museums on Us

What’s honestly better than going on a cute date with your husband or meeting up with your friend group over the weekend? MAKING IT A FREE ADVENTURE!

If you are in the Orlando area (or anywhere else in the USA) and if you currently are a Bank of America card holder: YOU NEED to check this out! The first weekend of EVERY month Bank of America sponsors all of the local art, science and history museums, allowing free entry to their card holders! (AMAING RIGHT?)

To find what museums are being sponsored in your area, check out the Bank of America site here.

First just a few tricks:

  • Pack a picnic. Between each of the Museums and the Science Center, there is a HUGE beautiful park. An absolutly perfect spot to roll out a quilt and have a picnic.
  • Bring cash for the parking garage. For the weekend it will cost you around $10 to park for the day. The Museums and the Science Center are walkable from the garage.

Here’s a suggested itinerary for making the most out of the weekend! 

Start off at the Orlando Science Center (weekends the open at 10:00AM). Spend time, wandering through all of the fun exhibits the Sceince Center has to offer and even check out one of their IMAX shows!

After the Science Museum, wander back to your car and grab your picnic basket. You can park a blanket right underneath Orlando’s oldest oak tree, located right in front of the Mellenno Museum of art. Best Choice Products 2 Person Wicker Picnic Basket W/ Cutlery, Plates, Glasses, Tableware & BlanketCheck out my absolute FAVORITE picnic basket from Amazon here!

After lunch, step into the Mellenno Museum of Art (weekends they open up at 12PM). Be sure to wander their sculpture gardens out back!

Next stop, Orlando Art Museum (weekends they open up at 12PM).

For the last stop, jump back into your car and make your way to Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens (they open up at 1PM on the weekends).

I am obsessed with packing my weekends FULL of activities from kayaking, to wandering countless art museums, I can never keep still. How I do it? I take incredible care of my health. Even though my schedule is JAM packed. Check out my website and stock up on my favorite energizing coffees and green SUPER drinks. Now let’s hit up another museum!


What museums have you visited during the Museum Free Weekend? I would love to see photos below! Thank you all so much for reading! I cannot wait to hear about all of your weekend adventures! 😘😘

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Exploring the Orlando Neighborhood : The Wondermande Cafe

Happy Friday 👋🏻 let’s jump right into this weekends fresh date night inspiration!


Last weekend the hubs and I decided to take a day trip up to Sanford, Florida. About 30 minutes from downtown this quaint little city is the absolutely adorable. Cobble streets, cafes and old brick buildings > I was in heaven.

Utilize their free parking along the main road through their historic downtown. About every shop and cafe is about 2 blocks distance from the main strip, so don’t worry too much about seeing everything.

Our goal was to visit the Wondermade Cafe! Wondermade is this complexity unique cafe that sells delectable s’mores! Take your time walking and explore each of the back streets, every area is covered paintings and sculptures.

Stop into Wondermade Cafe and pick up a handmade s’more! They have small jars on the left counter top filled to the brim with unique flavored marshmallows and dark chocolate.

Although, I have to admit, the prices were a BIT EXPENSIVE. (Two small s’mores cost us roughly $7) but it was well worth the price. I picked out strawberry marshmallows and dark chocolate 🤤🤤🤤

I absolutely loved everything about this small downtown strip. My husband and I did end up getting to Sanford a bit later than we had hoped to, so we missed out on a few stops. We defiantly will be back!


Have any of you visited Sanford, Florida or the Wondermade Cafe? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Healthy Living : 5 Thing You Absolutely Need To Beat The Summer Heat ☀️

Summer is fast approaching and if you live in Florida (like me) it’s already in full swing. Here in Florida, I can pretty much say we are experts in beating the summer heat waves; ranging from high 90s and 100% humidity. So here it’s, my secrets to beating the summer heat ☀️☀️

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First on my list: Find a sunscreen that can protect the sensitive skin on your face. Here’s the link to the sunscreen I use. I cannot sing enough praises about this sunscreen! I have naturally oily skin and this sunscreen makes my skin feel so fresh and protected.

Second item on my list: Large floppy hats! Purchase a cute one like this one! I absolutly love stitched quotes in floppy beach hats! Wether I’m visiting the beautiful sunflower fields of Sweetfield Farmers or wandering through local gardens, I love to wear this hat to keep my skin safe from harmful UV rays.

Next up: These comfy elastic sandals. I currently wear these EVERY day in tan and just ordered another pair in navy. These are absolutly my FAVORITE sandals. You can even find me wearing these in the office 🙃 And for only $12 come on!

Next: Find a pair of sunglasses that totally fits your soul. You will see my sporting these cuties in almost every single selfie this summer.

Last up: Find a great pool floaty like this cutie. There’s no better way to spend the hottest summer days by just floating in a cool pool. (Please see adorable husband sitting on giant swan 👇🏻👇🏻) Purchase our actual giant swan here!

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Life Hack : Six Things To Carry in Your Purse – That You Will Thank Me For Later

6 Things I Always Carry In My Purse & You Should Too

I sound like a broken record, but I am SWAMPED. A full time job, on top of all of the volunteering committees I run, on top off blogging > I’m out of breath just thinking about it.

I live that #stresslife

What keeps me going? Always being prepared. I’m prepared that meeting is going to last another hour through lunch. I’m prepared for sticky sick people shaking my hand (gross). I carry all of this in my purse > for all of those “just in case” moments. Here’s my list! These items do include affiliate links to Amazon, meaning I get a very small compensation if you purchase one of these items. BUT I do actually use all of these items every day!

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  1. Hand sanitizer in one of those cute dangly plastic animals. I actually own this little unicorn, because I have no shame 🦄🦄 
  2. Bright colored lipstick. You know for those times when you are rocking your athleisure at work and get called into a meeting with executives. 
  3. A rechargeable phone charging brick. For all of those times you run out of juice while traveling
  4. Socks for cold/wet feet. Or honestly, just wearing them underneath your desk when you slip out of those oh-so uncomfortable heels. (Is it weird? I actually have a funny collection of novelty socks like these LOL).
  5. Baby food! I know this is a weird one. I always carry one or two squeezable fruit/veggie purée packs in my purse for those times when meetings extend into lunch meetings and I need to pull myself through. I got this tip actually from a coworker with low blood sugar, it’s a great pickup during those never-ending work days.
  6. Cheap, blank “thank you” cards. I love wowing coworkers with a sweet thank you note for something they did or something I really appreciated (like leaving me the last gluten free cookie in the break room 😏). I love the look on friends or coworkers faces, when you take that extra moment to say “thank you!”. Stash a stack of these adorable floral thank you cards in your purse and in your desk – take those moments to thank your coworkers and friends!

What kind of things do you carry in your purse or backpack? I’d love to hear about them below in the comments or on our Facebook Community Page!

If you loved this article be sure to check out these great articles too! 5 Amazing Things To Purchase Off of Amazon That Will Make Your Day 100X Easier.

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Life Hack : 5 Must Have Amazon Dog Products That I Can’t Live Without

5 Must Have Amazon Pet Products That I Can’t Live Without

Tinsel (my pup) and I are bit of adventurers. We love the outdoors; swimming, kayaking, hiking and traveling to new cities all over the U.S. With all of our travels in the books, there are some pet products on Amazon that I could not live without and have really saved us.

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The best step-in harness! I always put Tinsel in a full body harness when we are out hiking or kayaking. I cannot tell you honestly how many times she has gotten stuck in the mud or needed help getting over a log. Having a harness with a handle on the back has been an incredible investment

A pop up bowl. I actually have two of these! I keep one in my purse for traveling and the second is always clipped to my daypack for hiking. No extra weight or equipment needed to give Tinsel a drink. When we stop for water breaks I just unclip and we can share a bottle of water. 

This pad healer. Because I’m an over protective dog Mom, I always keep this dog balm in my purse. There have been so many times when we are exploring a new city and Tinsel cracks a pad on her paw. I know it’s a bit expensive ($19 for one stick), but trust me this has saved us. This pad healer is great because it basically comes in a deodorant stick, with a nice neat cap. Pop the cap off, rub it on her feet and POOF perfectly healed and ready for our next adventure.

Treats!! This product is Tinsel’s pick. She can get exhausted, so a good nutritious pick-me-up is always good to carry. Check out my favorite treats here. These treats are high in protein, so they give her a good boost of energy!

I love this cooling vest! We live in Florida, our weather is HOT all year so we are always careful with hiking during the summer. Keeping Tinsel in this cooling vest gives us less worry of her overheating. 


What are your must haves for your dogs when travling or hiking? I would love to hear about them below in the comments or any of our social media sties! Hit us up on Instagram @TheTangledTinsel or on our Facebook Community Page

If you loved this article! Check out some of Tinsel and my adventures on our travel page 👩🏻‍💻♥️🐶

Life Hack : 5 Cheap Things Off Of Amazon Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks

5 Cheap Things Off Of Amazon Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks

These are the top 5 things that make my home look like a million bucks, but I spent VERY little on. Of course these are all items that I already have in my home but they do include affiliate links!

 (I get a little compensation for writing these articles, if you purchase the items listed) 


  1. Oversized throw pillows with bright printed color. What makes a home look put together, is beautiful pops of sophisticated pints, like these pillows. Mix and match colors and prints; these make guests think I actually spent time and effort on my home but REALLY I just two-day-shipped these and threw them on my sofa (If I’m being honest).
  2. Centerpieces. Cheap, small centerpieces make the room put together. Opt for a large vase on your dinning room table like this one and fill it with florals depending on the season (sunflowers for summer, wheat grass for fall ETC). 
  3. Double Whammy, add a wax melter into your decor. Pick out something cute like this electric white lantern and add in your favorite scents. It looks great with your decor and also make your home smell wonderful.
  4. Curtains! I discovered these the other day and they changed my life! Anyone else rent a condo with those horrible vertical blinds covering sliding glass doors? Look at this no-install option for curtains instead. Pop the hooks over the vertical blind railing, add a curtain rod and hang curtains. Trust me, it makes our rented condo feel like a real home. 
  5. Never underestimate the addition of a good house plant. Big leaved plants like this rubber tree add so much character and color to a room ALL WHILE filtering out toxins. ANOTHER DOUBLE WHAMMY 😉😉

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What are your must haves for home decor? How about your trips and tricks on how to save money? I would love to hear about them in the comments below or on our Facebook Community Page!

If you loved this article be sure to check out this great article > Habits of Highly Successful People that You Can Start Today! Or this article 5 Things to Purchase off Amazon That Will Make Your Day 100X Easier!

Thank you all again for reading!

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