I haven't written a good work out post since my 30 Day Challenge, Juice Cleanse, and Fitness Trends series. After covering "How I lost the Baby Weight", I thought it was time to share again what I'm working out to lately. For me, being active has to be fun. I know what my body likes, and I know that I mentally need to work out as an outlet for stress. Over the last year I've had to get creative with my fitness since my little wasn't old enough to go into child care at the gym. Here is the result of my search for best online work outs, and what I'm doing lately.
Fashion is about expressing yourself, and for me that usually leans towards a more classic profile. However, it's fun to mix it up and explore different fashion trends. As I'm transitioning my summer to fall wardrobe I decided to play with the military jacket trend and see how I could integrate it into my favorite feminine looks for the fall.
If I had to pick a favorite season, fall would win hands down. The cool breeze, the rainbow of color, and the promise of gatherings with family and friends we love. Living in North Florida, we don't get much of the fall season. That's why October is one of our top travel months. Here are a few of my favorite fall destinations to revel in the change of season.
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 is always the question, but this year I spotted the "It" dress early and I'm happy to say we already have the Christmas Cards in hand to send out and it's not even October (patting myself on the back)! Here are a few tips for planning your style for this year's portrait.
For the last few years I've had my eye on a pair of over the knee boots that I finally scored this season. Style them with a sweater dress, or mini skirt and they can turn a ho hum outfit into a showstopper. I love this reasonably priced suede pair I found at Nordstrom. The color is perfect for just about any outfit, so you can strut your stuff all season long. Here's how I transformed my every day style into an edgier date night look.
A scenic drive and a short ferry ride away from our home in Jacksonville Beach, sits the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island . It's easy to assume the Ritz-Carlton is simply an exclusive retreat for those looking for a top notch getaway. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are many luxurious amenities open the public. One of those treasures is it's new restaurant Coast. Serving up Modern American Coastal cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Coast's casual sense of style and fresh local catch will please the eye and the palate and once. Here's what to look forward to when you visit.
Back to school has officially rolled out, pumpkin spice is here for the season, and fashionistas everywhere are busting out their booties. Meanwhile in Florida, it's still in the 90's. We tend to play by our own set of fashion rules during this season, I mean, it's hard to zip up your riding boots when your flip flops are still in use for the perfect beach days ahead. Here are some fall transitional ideas specifically for those still suffering from the heat in the South.
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.
Situated in an unassuming corner of Jacksonville's historic San Marco neighborhood, The Bearded Pig BBQ has charmed it's way into the hearts (and stomachs) of First Coast foodies. Recently voted one of Jacksonville's most family friendly restaurants, The Bearded Pig just might be serving up the best BBQ in town. Our family recently ventured out from our home in Jacksonville Beach and headed across the ditch (that would be the intercoastal waterway) to discover for ourselves what everyone is raving about.
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 confident, others will see that and somehow even if the look is weird, it will work. Here are a few ways I'm breaking all the rules these days.
Lately it seems a new restaurant is popping up almost every week here in the River City. It's one of the perks of my job to keep up with these new additions. Currently new restaurants are opening at such a rapid rate, I can barely give them all a taste before reporting on them. I consider that a great problem to have. Here are my latest finds to add to your must try list.
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 post.
When I was a young traveler setting off on a new adventure, my journey would always start in the local bookstore. Researching the latest travel guide on my destination of choice was half the fun of going. These days travel inspiration is instantly at our fingertips as the internet grants us access on demand to whatever our imagination can contrive. As technology advances, so do our options and today our options are extensive. In the information age, not only can you find your destination of choice in a recent blog, you can down download it as an app to guide you from attraction to attraction with GPSMyCity.
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 we even got central heat and air at my family's old farm house. These days, technology has caught up with the times, and the old farm house has gone to ruins. That sweet summer sunset still glows amber over the field of hay on the family farm though, and as long as it's possible, my girls will have the chance to taste the country summer.
Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a novice, I think it's safe to say we can all benefit from any tips that will help us thrive during air travel. No one enjoys excess time in the airport, especially if it's due to delays or cancellations. Here are a few tips we've gathered through personal experience and the advice of other travel experts.
Summer's not over just yet, and that means it's still chic to style up your best nautical looks. I happened upon this darling Ahoy Shift by Maeve at Anthropologie and immediately fell in love. I easily could have played up some red accessories for a fun 4th or Labor Day outfit. For me it felt a little too much like a costume when I did. In this case I kept it simple and easy with a splash of color for an ensemble that remains both timeless and cool for the summer.
|Photo by Kristen Penoyer|
Wanderlust got you feeling restless? If you're dreaming of your next adventure (perhaps a Madrid city break), but stuck in the waiting place, why not travel with your tastebuds? Here are six First Coast dishes whose exotic flavors are sure to transport you to another land.
If you are looking to achieve the perfect Florida summer, you are undoubtedly going to be spending a lot of time in the water. Naturally the beach will be on the list, but if you are truly looking for some thrills and refreshment, you will head straight to the nearest waterpark. For North Floridians, that path leads directly to the regions largest amusement park, Adventure Landing.
From the moment I saw this maxi dress at Anthropologie I was smitten. I loved the color play, fabric, and fullness of the skirt. The charming front tie detail gives it interest but also shape. Dress it up and wear it out for date night, or dress down for a walk at sunset. During our recent visit to my family's farm in Kentucky, I did just that...