• Welcome!

    Welcome friend! In Blonde Living you’ll find my favorite recipes, cheap travel guides, sustainable living tips and so much more! I’ll also be telling you my favorite local spots in the sunshine state. Florida has a lot more to offer than Mickey Mouse and orange juice (though I do love both), and I’ve lived here my whole life so let me show you around!

  • The Best Carry-On Packing List for International Flights

    I don’t know about you but I love seeing other people’s packing lists, they always give me so many great ideas for my next trip. Today I am sharing with you my carry-on packing list for international travel. This includes everything I would normally bring on a domestic flight- plus a few extra items that are either necessary or make the long trip a lot more comfortable! My International Carry-On Packing List:  This guide is a great jumping-off point for your carry-on. Depending on the bag you’re allowed you might be able to fit more items like a laptop or camera. Those items require their own packing lists so for…

  • Book Rec List

    Are you using your time at home to catch up on your reading list? If you’re searching for what book to dive into next, look no further than my book rec list! Reading is something I have always loved. During difficult times books can be a beautiful form of escapism. A way to make reality melt away as you step into a new world with adventures in fantastical places with incredible characters that you feel you know deeply. They can also be wonderful guides as you enter new stages of life. Self help books and autobiographies can give you perspective and inspiration to reach goals you never thought you could…

  • How to Eat Cheap While Traveling

    Being a Foodie on a Budget: One of my favorite parts about traveling is exploring the food scene. Whether that means trying out fun restaurants, breweries, or cafes I love it all! If you’ve taken a vacation before then you know that all of your food purchases really add up. Trips are expensive enough without paying for 3 meals a day. Lucky for you I’ve got the best tips to eat cheap while traveling on your next vacation! Inexpensive Food Options: 1. Go Grocery Shopping: Okay, I know this isn’t the magical trick you were hoping for but it really cuts costs and it isn’t as boring as it sounds.…

  • Smoothie Recipes

    In this post I am sharing my favorite smoothie recipes with you! I usually start my day with lots of liquids (water, tea, & a smoothie) and the smoothie is the place where I can really pack in the nutrients in the AM. The protein powder I use and love is by Plant Fusion, but any brand will do. I love to prep the fruit ahead of time and put them in their own reusable storage bags so all I have to think about is what flavor I feel like drinking. Open my Sustainable Kitchen Products blog in a new tab to see what storage bags I love to use,…

  • Sustainable Kitchen Makeover

    Going Green One Room at a Time: Being sustainable has never been more in and I am loving it. I have always been an environmentally conscious person, but now it is easier than ever to get your hands on products to make your life more green. There are new products being introduced to the market all the time and my favorite place to upgrade is the kitchen. This room produced the most waste (and guilt) in my household. Are you ahead of the game and looking for the next step in making your life as eco-friendly as possible? Or are you just getting started and want to dive straight in?…

  • 25 At Home Date Ideas

    Whether you are trying to save money, don’t feel like putting on pants, or are just trying to kill time in quarantine, I have some easy, entertaining, and most importantly cheap at home date ideas to keep you busy. My 25 favorite at home date ideas for a fun night in: Puzzles– Okay. This sounds boring, but the sense of accomplishment when you finish a puzzle is pretty great. We will put on a record and quietly work together for hours. Painting with a twist– All you need is paint, a canvas, and Bob Ross on Netflix. Or you can go rogue and paint each other! Movie night– But do…

  • Top 5 Faves: Orlando Coffee Shops

    Like any major city, Orlando has no shortage of coffee shops and cafes to choose from. If you search “coffee shop” on yelp you get over 200 results! While I am sure plenty of these locations are perfectly good, I have compiled a list of my Top 5 Faves for you to help narrow down the search. Things I take into consideration: Both coffee and tea options Atmosphere and seating Veg*n food choices and dairy subs Entertainment & Free Wifi Location, location, location 5. Craft & Common Craft & Common is located in the heart of downtown Orlando, so parking is a pain, but if you are having a downtown…