Do you know the feeling when you fall in love with a city? The architecture inspires you, the history fascinates you, the style invigorates you or the beauty just fills your soul? And best of all is when all of that happens at the same time.
I’d heard a little about St Augustine, Florida over the years, mostly from friends who simply gushed about loving it so much. But you never truly understand until you experience it for yourself.
And that’s what we recently did. And all of those things I mentioned fell into place.
Let me show you why. (more…)
Long before we moved to the Gulf Coast, I had a deep love for the ocean. Every vacation, every spare weekend we had, we tried to spend it at the beach and in the water. But the home to so many incredible and majestic creatures is being choked by our use of plastics. (more…)
I take money very seriously. I also take fitness very seriously. And because I work out 5-6 days a week, I need a lot of workout clothes because I DO NOT want to do laundry any more than I have to. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for good quality fitness gear at great prices. I NEVER pay full price for any item, not even the essentials like a great sports bra.
Below you’ll see some of the awesome outfits I’ve put together for just about any type of exercise.. running, weight training, tennis, etc.. and each outfit is under $40, some are way under $40. (more…)
Of all the chaos in the world, and all the chaos in our own house with two young, growing, rambunctious kids… the drive to school in the morning is kind of a special time for me. It’s a few minutes without video games, TVs, loud toys, running, yelling, screaming (if we’re lucky), when my kids and I can really talk. We talk about the day ahead, upcoming plans… about everything from the lunch menu to what they want to be when they grow up.
But whatever we talk about, the last thing I always say to them before they hop out of the car and disappear into the crowd of kids is, “Be brave & kind.” (more…)
Lots of fabulous mamas have said they love my hat from my Mother’s Day social media posts. (more…)
Mom bloggers like me often talk about the importance of self-care. And I do believe it’s vital and, unfortunately, often overlooked. And we aren’t the only ones who need self-care. Here’s a shout-out to the dads out there who need it too! (more…)
I did something crazy the other day. Something I don’t do very often. I washed and fixed my hair.
I know, I know… it’s a little extravagant. And it wasn’t even a special occasion.
And as a result, I had to take a selfie… or two… after I dropped the kids off at school. I mean rare occurrences need to be documented, right? (more…)
Living in Florida, it’s pretty much summer most of the year. And along with all of the beauty that paradise brings.. beaches, water, palm trees… It also has it’s drawbacks, like the effects of the relentless sun on your skin and your hair. (more…)
As a mom, there are many small and sometimes major moments that signal to you that your kids are getting older and they’re no longer babies. Some of these moments cause a sigh of relief… like when they’re potty trained, when they can feed themselves and when they finally stop sticking everything in their mouths. But some are a little more bittersweet… like when they’re embarrassed to have you kiss them when you drop them off at school, or when your daughter starts to rebuff the pretty, fluffy bows you’ve been sticking in her hair for years. That last one especially stings me lately. (more…)
I have a confession to make. I love Mother’s Day. I mean, what other day of the year do you have kids and husband fawning over you and constantly telling you to relax… and sometimes that even happens. But that’s not the confession. The confession is that I am so self-centered, I think Mother’s Day is all about me. But it’s not. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for an amazing mother of my own. But… back to the self-centered part… I tend to leave my own mother’s gift to the last minute. :I
If you’re anything like me, rest assured that mother’s day gifts don’t have to cost a ton of money or take a ton of time to pick out, buy, or make. What matters is that the gift comes from the heart. It can be as simple as a book you know she’ll love, a cute coffee mug or a comfy pair of pajamas.
I also have the perfect gift card covered for you in this Mother’s Day Gift Card Bundle! (more…)