5 Tips for Walking Through Wynwood

On our recent visit to Miami I made a special trip to see the Wynwood Art District. I, like many of you, had been hearing and seeing the buzz about the Wynwood Walls and had to see for myself what was happening there. I was truly unprepared for how amazing it would be. What was once a struggling part of…


How to Wear Gingham

Spring is in the air and so are pretty pastel prints. Chief amongst these is gingham. That iconic, checkerboard print most commonly seen in blue and red. Personally, I love gingham. As a teenager I had my bedroom in Kentucky decked out in blue gingham and daisies. I have the best memories in that gabled room overlooking my Dad's farm. When…


The Best Salads in Jacksonville

The humble Salad. Perhaps one of the most underestimated menu items. So often considered an afterthought, an appetizer, or at best an add on. For me and many others though, salads are so much more. Whether you are a craving your veggies, hitting the gym a little harder, or just interested in testing out the creativity of your favorite dining…


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…


7 Bloggers & Influencers from the First Coast You Should Be Following

As a member of the blogging/travel writing community I feel so privileged to rub shoulders with some incredibly talented and influential creatives on a regular basis. Because this is every day life for me, I'm always shocked when folks don't know who some of these influencers are. That's where the inspiration for this post came from. If you didn't know,…


3 Tips for Beginning Your Fall Transition

We made it to September, but in Florida it's still heating up. Like most of America, as soon as the pumpkin spice rolls out I'm ready to feel all the fall feels. I don't, however, want to have a heat stroke. This requires some carefully crafted wardrobe adjustments. Here are 3 Tips for Beginning Your Fall Transition.  3 Tips for…


24 Hours in Northern Kentucky | Family Travel

This summer, the girls and I returned to my home turf in Northern Kentucky for a little R&R. My childhood memories are chock full of moments at the farm, shaping my early years. I remember always being surrounded by family, always having places to roam, and never being plugged into a device. It wasn't until I was a tween that…


What’s in My Bag | Part 1

As a frequent traveler I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite new finds in my new ongoing series "What's in My Bag". This is my chance to reveal the best beauty secrets, my go to travel wardrobe, and the newest trends in the world of wanderlust. Some of these products have worked with me on collaborations, some…


RISE Gear | An Elevated Packing Solution

If you're like me, you may find yourself stuck in the same ole pattern of unorganized chaos when you pack and unpack your travel bags. Rolling up your clothes to avoid wrinkles and save space is great and travel compartments sure help, but when it comes down to it, wouldn't it be great to pack and unpack just once? To…


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%…