40 Plus Activities For Kids During the Storm

It's storm season and that means chances are you'll find yourself stuck inside with the ones you love for a few more hours than might be comfortable. To avoid cabin fever try some of these great ideas to keep the kids busy.   1.Prepare the House Kids are part of the family. Encourage them to join in the prep work.…


Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Jacksonville

If you know anything about me, you know I like good food. It's no surprise we have made it of chief importance to expose our kids to great eats from a young age. Kids are notoriously picky eaters, but in our house we have one rule: You have to at least taste the food. If you don't like it, you don't…


Cold Shoulders and Casual Stripes

This off the shoulder Topshop Bardot top I found at Nordstrom for under $40 has been a huge hit on my instagram feed this week. I've been previewing my outfit posts on my instagram so make sure you follow my feed under @AmyWestTravel and don't miss out. These looks are selling out quick. I love this ensemble for so many reasons.…


12 Holiday Traditions to Share with Your Family

We all have our Holiday traditions. You know, those never fail "To Dos" we check off our list between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve. As a young family we are still determining what our traditions will be. A mix of my family favs, his family favs, and our own individual family favorites. Here's a round up of our current never…


A Few of My Favorite Things 2016

2016 has been a full year between travel, keeping up with my two spirited girls, and a crazy election cycle. I'm celebrating by featuring a few things that brought a smile to my face this year. There are plenty of Holiday Gift Guides out on the world wide web to give you inspiration. However, if you are still seeking that perfect…


Happy WineAversary to Us with Trinchero Napa Valley

This November my husband and I celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun and building a life together. My husband David and I were practically kids when we married. He was 23 and I had just turned 21. Like any relationship our journey has had twists and turns we never expected. We've traveled literally around…


Tampa Top 10 | Family Travel

Ever since our visit to the Epicurean a few years back, Tampa Bay has remained at the top of our list of favorite cities to visit. Besides the fact that it's a one tank trip for us, Tampa is bursting with things to do for the whole family. Our last trip was more of a romantic couples weekend, so this…


How to Style Family Portraits

It's finally fall and if you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about your family portraits. I'm not uber traditional when it comes to the holidays, but after years of being professional photographers and working with hundreds of families, one thing there was never a question about was doing our own family photo for Christmas Cards. What to wear…


How To Break 4 Fashion Rules The Right Way

There is much talk these days about breaking fashion rules. Sometimes it's hard to know when to follow those "old school" rules, and when to just let it go and do whatever the heck you want. Ultimately, fashion is about self expression and the number one goal is that you feel confident in your skin. If you are happy and…


Boho Beach Days | Featuring Anthropologie

Summer is creeping to an end, but if you're a Floridian like me, you may be looking forward to several more months of sunshine and sand. I have a closet full of go to cover ups and sundresses, but when I saw these flowy beach pants I knew they had my name written all over them for my next outfit…