Fri(yay) Lovin’ #6

I think we can all agree that trying to pencil in some much needed “girl time” is hard once you become an adult so when you’re able to squeeze in not one but two entire evenings to catch up with friends, your heart basically explodes.

It’s been a busy week for me, between work events, impromptu gatherings, a random work-related photoshoot that will probably not launch my modeling career, and getting ready for the inevitable departure of my boss today — I’m basically riding a rollercoaster of emotions.


But it is Friday and my heart is happy so we can get back to our regularly scheduled Fri(yay) Lovin’ post in which I share the things that made me smile this week!

Parabo Press:

A few weeks ago I was scrolling around the “Explore” tab on Instagram and came across Parabo Press. They are a photo printing service for “design-minded photo takers.” Once you give them permission on the app, they can pull images from your social media accounts or your phone’s photo album and you can create calendars, square prints, glass prints, engineer prints and more on elegant matte paper. They currently have a special deal going on for square prints (check their Instagram bio) — 20 free prints, just pay for shipping — which is guaranteed to get you hooked on their service!

Some of my Instagram pictures coming to life!

Dead Lizard Brewing Co.:

We grab a drink at our local brewery quite often and have never really thought to visit another one until last weekend when we found a $35 Groupon that included four flights, a souvenir cup and a brewery tour of Dead Lizard Brewing Co. so we called up our friends and headed out.

The brewery is located inside a warehouse near the Mall at Millenia and it is owned by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Patricia Dine. The story of how the name came to be is simple: the owner saw two dead lizards on his porch and the rest is history.

We weren’t able to go on the tour because you have to reserve your spot ahead of time, but we did get to enjoy the environment and beers! I had the Key Lime Cream-Sic-Ale, the Orange Cream-Sic-Ale, the Trippy Pippy’s Red Dred Ale and a stout, which I was surprised I actually enjoyed because I am not a fan of any stout.


The brewery has a menu of appetizers and small bites or you can just walk outside to one of the many food trucks that frequent the brewery’s parking lot.

Party Flavors Custom Cakes:

Our anniversary is coming up in ten days and we are looking forward to eating our weight in cake after our visit to Discovery Cove. We chose Party Flavors Custom Cakes for our wedding and instead of having to keep cake in our fridge for a year, Party Flavors actually bakes you a simple cake on your anniversary — you just have to give them a week’s notice and the flavor you’d like! For the wedding we couldn’t decide what flavor we wanted so each tier was different: Lemon, Strawberry, Amaretto and Bailey’s. We decided on Amaretto for our anniversary cake which is actually their most popular flavor. The staff is extremely helpful and easy to work with and the cakes are pretty much so I highly recommend them.

Is anyone checking out the new CycleBar in Winter Park over the weekend? I’ll be there on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening, ready to die on a stationary!


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