10 Easy Ways to Lose Weight on Vacation

We've all been there. You save up, you take that trip you've been anticipating, and you eat your heart out. Sure the pleasure is undeniable, but so are those extra pounds you put on in the process. You can't fit in those shorts or that cute bikini, and more than that... you just kinda feel crappy. It's true that 80%…


Trend Report | Featuring Belli Skincare

Using high quality skincare that's safe for my skin and free of harsh chemicals has always been important to me. I have the unique history of having practically grown up in the spa world. My parents opened a spa when I was 16 and from then through my early 20s I was immersed in a world where wellness and health…


Summer Skincare Selections | Featuring Image Skincare

When I think of summer skin I think of that bronzy glow we all crave. That fresh from some adventure rosiness glistening against the blue summer sky while the sea breeze ruffles delightfully tussled hair. While these images are certainly picturesque and admittedly fantastical, that doesn't mean healthy, glowing skin can't be a reality. For over six years now I've…


Amy Featured on Naturally Smart Commercial and More

It's been a busy start to the Fall which is typically normal for this household. Lot's of stories being written for 10Best.com and new material for Amy West Travel as well. Just wait til you see what's coming! In the meantime, here are some places you'll find me popping up. If you haven't heard of Naturally Smart Frozen Dessert watch…


10 Habits of a Fit Foodie | Secrets Revealed

 How do you eat all that food and still stay in shape? I hear it often from those I chat with about what I do. It is a little mystifying I'm sure from the outside. I post images of delectable dishes glistening in the light with what is sure to be some very indulgent ingredients. Not only that but from…


3 Juicing Recipes You Will Love | Fitness Trends | Recipes

Cashew Milk Ever since I did my 3 Day Juice Cleanse with Pulp San Marco,  something just clicked. I want fresh juice every day and crave whole foods more. Of course this was the idea all along so again, I couldn't be more pleased with my experience. Since then I've broken out my juicer at home to experiment with favorite…


3 Reasons to Enjoy Fitness | Fitness Trends |Review, Photos, Video

Joy utilizes video analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses. I met Joy Murphy several months ago when I was getting fit for new running shoes at Jacksonville Running Company. We'd been keeping in touch online and when I started this fitness series, she was one of the first to invite me out to train. Joy's business Enjoy Fitness includes a variety…


3 Reasons You Will Get Addicted | Fitness Trends | Photos, Video, Review

The more I explore this fitness series, the more I'm convinced that Fitness should be fun! It should, and it can be, you just have to discover what makes you open up and feel alive. For my next stop in this series I decided to check out a trend that has been around for a while, but has recently blossomed…


How to Make Kale Chips – Tuesday Tips

When I first heard of and witnessed the phenomenon that is Kale chips, I was a little turned off. Krispy leafy greens weren't at the top of my taste buds bucket list, but I have to say it was quite the taste sensation! Not only that, it's a nutrient rich alternative to potato chips. More importantly they fit into my…


Virginia Creeper Trail Photo tour – Friday Recap

It's been an exciting and full week for our family. We tend to travel more during the fall since it's our favorite season. This week we headed up to Tennessee to join my husbands family for an annual bike ride down the 34 mile Virginia Creeper Trail. I'll be writing a more thorough review for the Jacksonville Mom's Blog in…