Houston Top 10 | Family Travel

Texas has held a special place in my heart since I was 18 and called it my home for a year. On top of that, Texas was also the backdrop of the beginning of my romance with my husband. With all those special memories and feelings tied to this great state, it was with pleasure that we introduced our kiddos…


6 Amazing Day Trips Just in Time for Spring Break | Amy West on The Chat

It's getaway season! What's left of winter is on the run and that's got me thinking of suntans, resort wear, and rejuvenation somewhere warm. On behalf of Spring Break, I've compiled a list of my favorite getaways less than a days drive away from my home base in North FL. This list includes my favorite places to stay, where to…


Jacksonville Zoo Family Adventure | Photos and Video

Epic Photobomb by the Mr This year we have committed to having more fun as a family. Now that munchkin is four, there are so many more things we are able to do. She doesn't require a nap anymore and is able to be active most of the day without melting down. Hurray! Following up our last fun "Family Date…


Why Everyone Must Visit New Zealand –

In a little less than a week I will be celebrating 9 years of love, happiness, comedy, and tragedy with my best friend, David. Yes, we started young marrying at ages 21 and 23. Besides our faith the biggest thing that has held us together all these years, is the number one thing that attracted me to him, an epic…


One Night Stay at Ocean Lodge St. Simons Island – Monday Funday Giveaway

Back by popular demand Ocean Lodge St. Simons Island is participating in another Monday Funday! We had a tremendous response to their first contribution and now you get a second chance to experience Ocean Lodge's Luxury for yourself. Ocean Lodge knows Luxury Ocean Lodge knows Decadence Tuscan Beauty meets Southern Charm a Rafflecopter giveaway In case you  missed Ocean Lodge's…


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…


Travel App-y – Tuesday Tips

I'm delighted to introduce the A-list's newest guest contributor, Tiffany Hager. I met Tiffany brushing shoulders in the fashion scene of North Florida. She became quite the influencer as she co-founded Jacksonville Fashion Week which recently completed it's third year. Now living on the west coast Tiffany has been keeping me up to speed with life on the bay in…