Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh

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This past Friday my boyfriend, a few friends, and I went to the Carnegie Science Center for a Stranger Things event that they were hosting. It has been years and years since I have been here so it was nice to check everything out again. Although the event had pretty much nothing to do with Stranger Things we all had fun reminiscing.

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If you’re looking for something to do in Pittsburgh, I definitely would give the Science Center a visit, especially if you have little ones. As for parking, they have a parking lot right near the entrance which makes it a lot more convenient. I do believe you have to pay to park unless if that was just for the event. Inside, they have plenty of restrooms as well as a little gift shop. Check out their website here.

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Z Supply Overalls + Airport Outfit

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Outfit Details: Z Supply Star Overalls // Denim Jacket // Gucci Slides // Kendra Scott Necklace // Free People Hat // Straw Hat // Gucci Soho Disco Bag // Sole Society Duffle Bag // Black Suitcase

Happy Monday! I have been a little m.i.a on here the past week or so but I am back and better than ever. I have so much content coming your way so make sure you are following me on instagram to stay up to date @withlovefromjordyn. These Z Supply star print overalls are my absolute favorite at the moment! Not only are they extremely comfortable but they are super cute and great for long travel days! We had a connecting flight heading down to Florida, so I wanted something that would be comfortable wearing for 8+ hours. This outfit worked out perfectly! I will link everything below!

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Marco Island, Florida 2019

This was my first time visiting Marco Island and I was completely taken away. Every single house on the Island was breathtaking and our rental house was my absolute favorite place thus far. As for the island itself, everything is very clean and the people are extremely nice. The only issue we had was with the beach access. There is not many options when it comes to getting onto the beach and with a mother with multiple sclerosis and a grandmother it was a quite the process. We ended up flying into Charlotte and then from Charlotte to Fort Meyers. On the way home we thankfully had a direct flight. Once we touched down in Fort Myers we rented a car and drove to Marco. It was roughly 45 minutes so not bad at all. We got in around 6:30pm Saturday night. Like I said, the house we rented was absolutely breathtaking. Very clean and just beautiful. Our backyard was on one of the waterway canals so it was great for fishing. By the time we unloaded everything, my boyfriend and I headed to grab food at CJ’s on the Bay. I ordered a shrimp cobb salad and he ordered a salmon blt. Having dinner while watching the sun go down was the perfect start to our vacation. Highly suggest going here.

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On Sunday, we woke up around 7:30am and went to grab breakfast at Empire Bagel Factory. I would honestly have to say they had the best breakfast sandwich that I have ever had. It is not a big place at all, just a little bagel shop but they do have some table seating inside. We just got everything to go and came back to the house. I ordered a breakfast sandwich with egg, sausage and cheese on a plain bagel, my mom ordered a flagel with homemade veggie cream cheese, and my boyfriend/grandma ordered the lox deluxe. Everything was very good!

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After eating breakfast, we hungout by the pool for the rest of the day and played some card games. In the evening, we fished on the docks in the backyard and ordered takeout from Cocomo’s Grill. I ordered the homemade crab cakes which were pretty good. They were definitely on the larger side, so very filling. It came with two sides so I ordered rice and coleslaw. Both pretty good as well. On top of all of that, I ordered a caesar salad and hush puppies. Everything was pretty standard and tasty.

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On Monday morning, we woke up early and headed to Tigertail beach with my dad and uncle to go fishing. One thing about this beach is it is a VERY far walk from the parking lot to the actual beach itself. You may think that the brown water is the only view but you have to walk left towards the condominiums to get to the actual ocean. I did find some nice shells though but it was brutally hot and the fleas were horrible. We also were able to catch some fish and see dolphins. My boyfriend insists that he saw a little shark but we can’t confirm. lol.

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After fishing, my boyfriend and I went to Doreen’s Cup of Joe for breakfast. If I could recommend anything, it would be this place. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but the breakfast food is by far the best that I have ever had. My boyfriend and I ordered their french toast as well as scrambled eggs and their homemade sausage patties. Both outstanding! We also went here for lunch on Tuesday. I ordered the biscuit sandwich with their homemade sausage. 10/10.

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After eating here for breakfast, we went back to the house, relaxed, rode bikes, and swam.

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One thing with Marco Island this time of year….the sun is HOT. Unlike the Outer Banks where we usually go, there isn’t much of a breeze and it takes the meaning hot to a whole new level. The level where you can’t sit outside in the sun for very long without feeling like death.  So because of that a lot of the time we hangout at the house and just swim in the pool. Monday evening, my boyfriend and I ordered takeout from Pinchers. We went to pick it up and it wasn’t ready yet, so we sat at the bar for drinks. Some drinks were buy one get one so he got a beer and I ordered a sangria. Thinking we would only be paying for one drink, he comes back with two of each. Here it had to be the same drink so needless to say, we got screwed. Lol. It was fun regardless though, we ended up meeting an older couple who live here and we all chatted for a while. It was a cool atmosphere inside and the food was pretty good. I love their cocktail sauce, especially on crackers! I ordered their grilled shrimp which was very good with a side of hush puppies and a caesar salad. He ordered the grouper sandwich and said it was amazing. So I suggest that with a side of their rice because it was super tasty! After getting our food, we went to Dolce Mare to get some chocolates and gelato. I ordered the chocolate gelato and it was very tasty! I am a Sarris Chocolate girl (hey Pittsburgh) so I wasn’t impressed very much by their chocolates. Definitely worth the visit though for the gelato. The staff was also very nice as well.

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On Tuesday, we woke up and went to Doreen’s Cup of Joe with all of the family. As stated above, I highly suggest going here. Everything is just so dang good! After breakfast, we all got ready and drove down to Sunset Grill to the public beach. Down here, it is really tough to find a beach that is easily accessible. It was really hard on my mom with m.s and my grandma so we only lasted about an hour. The sand was so white though and the water was a pretty shade of light blue, but it honestly felt like bath water which was not very refreshing. My aunt went to Naples on Wednesday and said the beaches were much much better. So I suggest doing that. After the beach, we all just hung out and relaxed because we were exhausted from the heat. For dinner, we went back to Pinchers for takeout and I ordered a crab cake. It wasn’t horrible but it also wasn’t the greatest.

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On Wednesday, my mom, grandma, aunt, and I woke up and went to go to the farmers market which ended up being a bust because it was their off season so we ended up doing some shopping and then headed back to Empire Bagel Factory. Between there and Doreen’s Cup of Joe, I would be broke if I lived here! Lol. They both are so good! There was a really cute boutique next door called OMG That’s Chic. The owner was extremely nice and it was such a neat little shop.

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When we got back to the house, I went fishing with my dad, uncle, and boyfriend. We went under the main bridge in which I got absolutely fried. Although I was under a little umbrella, my legs and feet resembled a tomato within just two hours of being outside. So another tip, always wear sunscreen! It was really cool though because we were able to see a lot of dolphins and manatees, up close.

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After fishing, we went back to the house and swam in the pool. As you could imagine, I was somewhat miserable because of my sunburn but we played a couple of rounds of Uno and then relaxed. After Uno Tom and I ran to a few places, one being the local surf shop. I was able to finally buy myself a cute beach bag. Surf shops always have the cutest things, I swear! Unfortunately, It ended up really storming in the evening so for dinner we just ordered takeout from Joey’s Pizza. I ordered a turkey and provolone cold sub with banana peppers and a side caesar salad. Everyone else ordered more fancy things but because of having a bad stomach, I stuck with a safe meal.

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On Thursday, the boys woke up early to go fishing so I went outside and relaxed while watching the sunrise and worked on some blog stuff. It has been so nice not having to work down here and actually be able to step back and relax. I ended up taking my grandma out for some shopping to Kay’s Boutique and Bealls Outlet. I have never been to one before and it reminded me a lot like TJ Maxx.

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After shopping, my boyfriend and I went to Sunset Grille for lunch and some drinks. We were able to get a table outside on the beach so we ended up staying for a decent amount of time. Since it was right next to the public beach, my aunt went to the beach while we ate. We ended up all going back for dinner and had a really nice time even though it stormed really bad. Before the storms hit, we were able to watch the sun go down which was the perfect backdrop for dinner.

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Today (Friday), is our flight home. My boyfriend and I woke up and headed back to Doreen’s Cup of Joe one last time which of course was amazing. This time I ordered their fruit belgium waffles with blueberries and strawberries with a side of two scrambled eggs.

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After breakfast we just hung out and packed everything back up and headed to the airport around 3:00pm for our flight at 5:55pm which has now been delayed. Not to mad though because I am able to get this post up faster then I thought! Right after getting to the airport and turning our rental car in, we got a tornado warning and a killer storm. So our plane is now delayed until 8:00pm so fingers crossed that still happens! Regardless this trip was one for the books.

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Tea at the Johnston House

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If you are in the Pittsburgh area, The Johnston House is a must. It is the perfect place for a girls day out, bridal shower, baby shower, or even just some afternoon tea. Just an FYI, you do have to make reservations so if you’re planning to go, plan ahead. I went with my Mom, Grandma, and Aunt and we all had such a great time.

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When you walk in, you walk through a tiny tea shop. A worker will greet you and take you to your table. You will then be waited on and order your drinks. I always just get the hot tea but they also have iced tea, water, coffee, etc. After you receive your drinks you then get your little snacks delivered to your table. After that, you’re good to go. We usually just sit and talk and when finished we visit the tiny store.

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For our snacks, we had cucumber sandwiches, quiche, chicken salad croissants, and some small desserts. Everything was SO delicious and whatever you do not finish they give you a box to take it home. As for pricing, I believe it was around $30 a person which is totally worth it in my eyes. I highly recommend The Johnston House, you won’t regret it!

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Spending the Evening in Lawerenceville

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Happy Monday! This past weekend, I finally got around to going to The Candle Lab in Lawrenceville. I have wanted to go there for over a year and was so happy that I finally got the chance to. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. In fact the entire little town of Lawrenceville was amazing. I went with my boyfriend, a friend from high school, and her boyfriend. Can we say double date? lol. The Candle Lab was the first place we stopped at. When we walked in, I immediately got smacked in the face by so many different smells! It was actually pretty packed so we took our time picking out what scents we wanted. The first thing you do is grab a clipboard which has your card on it that you fill out. You then walk over to the wall of candles in which all are labeled with a different scent. You can write down the ones you are interested in using. After picking out those you then walk over to the other side to pick out the jar you want. We ended up picking the white ones which were around $21 each but they had a buy 3 get 1 free deal so we all ended up just splitting it four ways. When seats finally opened up, we sat down and spoke with one of the workers who helped us pick out our top scents. When we all decided on the ones we wanted, she gave us the oils and we got to pouring! It only took about twenty minutes to do everything and then we had to wait about 90 minutes to pick them back up so we headed over to a local boutique called No. 14.

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Walking into No. 14 Boutique was like walking into heaven. I would honestly have to say it was the cutest boutique that I have ever been to. The aesthetic was literally amazing. One thing that kind of sucked was things were definitely on the more pricey side but I guess you get what you pay for. I ended up buying a really cute sweater and a few things from the brand Brittany Fusion. Needless to say I will definitely be back!

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Since we still had a lot of time left to kill, we went to grab a bite to eat at Industry Public House. Another cool spot to check out. I ordered a chicken salad and in return got a mountain full of lettuce. I mean this picture doesn’t do justice; the salad was HUGE but also very yummy. My boyfriend ordered a caesar salad which was also on the larger size, my friend Shannon ordered their mac n cheese with pulled pork, and her boyfriend ordered a burger. Everything was so delicious; I would have no problem going back. For dessert my boyfriend and I ordered to-go a Leona’s ice cream sandwich. I have heard so many good things about Leona’s since it is made locally and also is lactose free. When we got home we devoured the entire thing. I can’t wait to go back to Lawrenceville and try some other amazing spots that I saw! Stay tuned!

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Palm Leaf Jumpsuit + Coffee Shop

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Outfit Details: Forever 21 Jumpsuit // Target Sandals // Louis Vuitton Purse

This past weekend I went to my camp with my parents and grandma. We ended up taking off Friday so we all went down in the morning. Unfortunately, it rained all day so us girls went to Bridgeport, WV to do some shopping. We first stopped at a cute little bakery called Almost Heaven Desserts. This was the second time visiting and I once again was not disappointed. I ended up getting an iced coffee, acai bowl, carrot cake, and some cookies. It was all literally amazing. After the bakery we headed next door to a cute little monogram shop called About You Monograms. Y’all, this was the CUTEST southern styled shop ever. Not only were the workers super nice but so was all of their stuff. They carried so many things such as monogrammed jewelry, bags, totes, clothes, house wear, baby stuff, etc. You name it, they had it. They also had really cute regular jewelry and accessories. I left with an adorable little purse, a bracelet, necklace, and a pineapple J key chain. After we were done shopping we headed back to camp for dinner and a bonfire.

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On Saturday morning, my Dad made us all breakfast and then we headed out onto the boat. We stayed out for about five hours before going back to eat dinner and have another fire. Sunday morning we just woke up around nine and headed back home. Small weekend getaways are seriously my all time fav! As for this jumpsuit I can thank my boyfriend. He ended up buying it for me when he went on vacation out west. I can’t even lie, he did a damn good job with this one. Unfortunately, I can’t link this exact jumpsuit for obvious reasons but I did link some similar ones down below. I hope you all have a great week!

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