Gals With Grace

This is a women's community local to Pensacola backed by the beautiful, talented Jordan McKinney!

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If you are a young lady located in Pensacola, FL (whether or not you just moved here or been here your entire life) you are 100% invited to this group!

My wonderful friend, Jordan, has started this community of women that get together on a weekly basis and talk about the latest book we are reading.

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We have already gotten through Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley and we are half way done with Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. There is always plenty of wine and snacks to go around. We start with very relaxed conversation about our weeks and then we get into the videos. After the weekly video is completed, Jordan goes through the books' study guide questions. An open discussion starts and it is very enlightening!

I have learned a lot during these nights not only about God and community but about myself!

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This group is very diverse in the since that we all come from different backgrounds, faiths, and reasons why we currently call Pensacola home. We have girls from all different denominations as well as girls that grew up atheist. There is no pressure to believe a certain way. It is just a group that can come together and have an open conversation about how to live a happy, fulfilled life. 

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We also started going to local events together as a community. We attended a Wahoo's baseball game, Bands on the Beach, and the Fiesta Parade. We have designed a website with a calendar of events that we look forward to attending. Be sure to reach out if this sounds like something you would be interested in! We are always looking to meet new people!

Just bring a bottle of wine or a snack.

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Pensacola Eats: Scenic 90 Cafe

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Hello, Lovelies!

Last week, I stumbled upon one of the cutest local spots! If you are fan of 50s diners, you MUST make a stop here! The diner is located on the Scenic Hwy 90 (hence the name: Scenic 90 Cafe) which is a little out of the way of all the other touristy attractions. I think this is what makes this little restaurant so desirable to locals. 

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I just had a cup of coffee with my chicken and waffles. It was absolutely delicious and I ate every bit. This is saying a lot since I am a very picky eater, ESPECIALLY with meat. (I like all white meat chicken with no veins or fat...I may or may not be a princess about my food) It was super filling which was great but also a disappointment since I didn't have enough room for the tasty looking pies displayed in the fridge behind the bar. Well, I guess that's a good enough reason to head back soon!

If you are local to the Pensacola area and have visited the Scenic 90 Cafe, feel free to share your experiences! If you haven't been, make sure to add that to the list of restaurants you need to try out.

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Pensacola Eats: End of the Line Cafe

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Hello, Lovelies!

Today I wanted to share with you a place I dragged my friend to last week. Neither of us are vegan but we were interested in the restaurant. I, of course was buying since her car battery died when she was picking me up from the airport. That's another adventure.

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So we went to End of the Line Cafe. This place has a normal menu but for some reason on Thursday nights, they serve one "dinner". Everyone pays one price and receives the same appetizer, main entree, and desert along with tea and coffee. I am a very picky eater but I overcame my fear of tomatoes ruining the meal by touching "the good stuff" on the plate. (Tomatoes live a double life as a fruit and vegetable and I just don't trust them.) I was very impressed everything, especially dessert! I have a sweet tooth and I would like 20 more of these cupcakes! I will go back again to try the normal menu so I can make sure tomatoes don't sneak onto my plate again.

xoxo

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Pensacola Events: Beach Air Show

This was the most AMERICAN weekend I've ever had! What a trip.

A few weekends ago, I went to the Pensacola Beach Air Show practice. As you can see, I changed multiple times throughout the day. I don't mess around when it comes to spending the entire day at the beach! I came over prepared and I am so glad that I did. I started out with this summer-y cold shoulder top that I bought local (Ciao Bella) and Lilly shorts  (TJ Max) along with the straw hat (also local, The Sequined Magnolia). We showed up at the beach around 7am to secure a spot for our "set up". I had brought my beach umbrella (new purchase from Target) along with my beach chair, repping my university. Shout out to Moriah for bring her canopy for the short time it rained and to Meagan for dragging the cooler full of beer through the sand! We brought everything between sandwiches and extra sunscreen to dry shampoo and moisturizer. 

Once the sun was higher in the sky, I covered up with a Columbia shirt. I love these on the beach because they are so light and airy but still covers up my shoulders (the first part of my body that burns). We had a few drinks and visited all the vendors set up along the beach. We played corn hole at the Coco Cola booth and participated in the Army and Air Force simulators. The air show begins at 11am but the weather was pretty bad at the Pensacola Airport which delayed a few of planes. At 2pm, Fat Albert and the Blue Angels preformed. I had never been to an air show before so I was in utter disbelief when these talented pilots maneuvered their planes! It was exhilarating! 10 out of 10 recommend the 2018 show!

Pensacola Eats: My Favorite Things

Hi there, internet friends! This is the first post in my Pensacola series and I'm super excited to start with My Favorite Things! So if you are in the Pensacola area, and you need a local cafe (complete with mismatched patio furniture), this is the place for you. The decor is shabby chic and even Joanna Gaines herself would be impressed with the "Southern Antique-y" vibe. Once you get over the indoor twinkly lights, you will notice that this family owned restaurant has delicious food and excellent coffee! I, of course, got the unhealthiest item on the menu but I have no regrets. This meat and cheese sandwich is definitely a nightmare to vegans. I've only been for lunch but I hear (from other locals) that it is a great brunch spot too! I am OBSESSED with the Honey Buzz latte made with local honey! 5 Stars for both hot and cold versions. Finally you're stuffed and go to the cash register to pay your bill. The pay out station is located in a cute little boutique. This however is not pictured since I was too busy shopping! Be sure to check this little eatery out next time you are in town!