Girls Weekend in St. Augustine 12.9.17 – 12.10.17

My long time friend/sister Gina who I’ve known since we were 4 years old came to see me this passed weekend with my two nieces.  We had planned a trip to St. Augustine to see the Tour of Lights that they have from November – January every year.  They arrived at our house around 7:00pm and we had pizza and garlic knots from our favorite pizza place,  Alberto’s.   After dinner we spent time relaxing, catching up and maybe a little drinking…maybe…..

When we woke up in the morning, we packed my car and left for St. Augustine.  We arrived at the hotel around 11:30am and were able to check in early which worked out great.  We unloaded the car, freshened up and went out exploring the famous St. George Street in the historic district of St. Augustine.

After we walked around for a few minutes we started to get hungry and decided to go to Pizza Time (I try to ALWAYS stop there for pizza when I’m in town because they have the BEST PIZZA in the state of Florida)  In fact, they were named Second Best Pizza Place IN THE COUNTRY by TripAdvisor.  I’m not sure who is in first place (They HAVE to be from NJ or NY.  Maybe V&J’s in Pompton Plains, NJ cause their pizza is like crack!) but Pizza Time has got to be one of my all time favorites.  I never thought I would say that about Florida pizza because, let’s face it, trying to find decent pizza in Florida is like trying to find a needle in a haystack but Pizza Time is the BEST!  It helps that the owners are from Brooklyn too…sooooo there’s that…..

Best pizza I’ve ever tasted in my life so far:

 V&J’s – Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Pizza Time – St. Augustine, Florida

 Alberto’s – Edgewater, Florida

In that order

After we ate we walked around some more and checked out some chocolate shops, gift shops, The Oldest Wood School House in the USA and made our way to the Fountain of Youth.  We took a shot of “youth water” and feel younger already!

I bought the tickets in advance for the Tour of Lights so we wouldn’t have to wait in a line to get tickets when we arrived.  After we parked and got on the trolley to get to where we needed to be to hop on the OTHER trolley to see the lights, we were welcomed by a line that seemed to be never ending!  Recommendation: If you are planning to go on the trolley ride to see the lights, get there at least 2 hours ahead of time to wait on the LONG ASS line! It was a little disappointing but the most important part thing is that we were able to get together and they were able to see St. Augustine for the first time.  We walked around for a little while then went to dinner at Gypsy Cab Company

Below are some pictures and videos from our trip.

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The marshmellow rice krispy treat was amazing!
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Loved these Walking Dead bobbleheads

Till next time….

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Making Money During the Holiday Season and ANYTIME! 

Did you know that there are ways to make money through apps and websites for everyday things that you already buy for your household?  No?  Well there is!  I’m going to talk about 3 of them that I use all the time.

  1. Ibotta – When you sign up for Ibotta you get cash back for purchasing everyday things such as groceries, pharmacy, clothing, alcohol, restaurants, online shopping and convenience stores.  All you have to do is download the app on to your smartphone and you’re off to saving!  You can earn MORE money when you add your friends and THEY spend money.  With the teamwork you can earn bonus money and you can also earn money from referrals.  If you haven’t signed up for Ibotta yet and you sign up through me you will receive $10 when you sign up and redeem your first rebate. I will also receive $5 for you signing up through me and $5 more when you redeem your first rebate.
  2. Ebates – When you sign up for Ebates you also earn cash back just as you do for Ibotta. With Ebates though they use a percentage system that can range from 1% to 10% OR MORE of your online order. For example, my IPad battery died on me a few weeks back so I decided to purchase an iPad Pro from Walmart. I went through the Ebates app, I clicked on Walmart, activated the 4% back, ordered the iPad, got free shipping to store and picked up in 3 hours! It’s really a no brainer!  You get paid quarterly and they automatically deposit it into your PayPal account.  If you sign up through me and spend $25 you will get $10 and I will get $25 !  Refer YOUR friends and earn MORE money!
  3. Swagbucks – When you sign up for Swagbucks there are all different types of ways to earn gift cards. You can watch movie trailers, do surveys, answer polls and enter in codes that they post on their FB page or they send notifications to you with codes or special offers.  It’s fun but I have yet to earn a gift card because I really don’t spend as much time as I should to earn them!  I’d rather scroll through things that DONT make me money like drama filled Facebook or other social media platforms! Hahaha!  Time to reevaluate my priorities!

If you haven’t joined any of the apps above, I suggest you do so.  Why not save some more money on top of department sales and on things you already purchase!

Have fun!!!

Stacy