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Sanctuary at Redfish: A Hidden Gem on 30A

September 28, 2021

Mamas, this is just the escape you need. Whether you’re ready for a change of scenery, crave a family-friendly vacay your crew can enjoy together or just want a kid-free trip to reset and relax, you’ll find a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish will help recharge, rejuvenate and breathe fresh air into the space you’re in. Read to the end for a booking special you’re going…

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A Laid-Back Weekend on Jekyll Island

September 7, 2021

As a family, we love finding low-key, kid-friendly weekend escapes that feel relaxed and fun. Jekyll Island, GA is one of my absolute favorites and a trip that I always recommend to friends and family. You can check out all of our family travel posts here and our previous trip stay at the Jekyll Club Resort here.If you don’t know Jekyll Island, add it to…

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7 Fall Lip Shades To Try

September 1, 2021

Fall Lip Update I like to clean out my makeup stash every season, adding a few new seasonal shades and tossing anything old. Fall lip shades are on the docket today. I’m a creature of habit and the number of pink lipsticks I have is always more than any other shade. Pinks and pinky nudes just fit my skin tone best so I tend to…

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30A Engagement Photos – Maggie and Jarret

August 19, 2021

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you probably know that I’ve been working on my photography skills for a decade or so taking photos for brands as a content creator and for myself as a blogger and boutique owner. I rarely accept personal photo sessions, but have gotten more requests lately and couldn’t say no to this sweet couple. Maggie is a family friend, so…

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My Favorite Things to Eat on 30A

July 22, 2021

There are plenty of choices when it comes to choosing your food and drink options along 30A. You can find something for every taste and the full spectrum of barefoot casual to fancy and fabulous. After spending 20 years here, I’ve definitely developed a few favorites dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I could probably go on for days when it comes to this subject…

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Back to School Essentials

July 19, 2021

It’s that time of the summer again when the family bucket list starts to look more like the check list for back to school essentials. Supplies, lunchboxes, clothes, shoes, gear for activities. It’s all starting! This last stretch of the season is always a little bittersweet knowing the summer will be winding down and the fall routines will be picking up soon. We’ve had such…

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Brunch Cruise with East Pass Sailing

June 25, 2021

It’s so fun to discover new adventures and experiences in our own backyard. If you’re looking for a fabulous Destin sailing charter, this is it.The crew at East Pass Sailing Company invited me to check out their new champagne brunch cruise and I couldn’t say yes fast enough. The girls and I made the short trip to Destin and hopped aboard the 45 foot Space…

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Ode to the Stripe

June 22, 2021

I wasn’t sure exactly when stripes and the beach became so intertwined, but I was curious so had to do a deep dive. You know the kind. Where one Google search leads to a web browser with way too many tabs open, going own a black hole of random sites and links to find the scoop.To me, chic cabana stripes (the thick ones) and classic…

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What to Wear to these 30A Restaurants

June 17, 2021

Make it even easier to pack for your next 30A vacay with these chic outfit ideas inspired by a few favorite 30A restaurants. From rosé and a maxi dress at Pescado to gingham and a margarita at The Pearl, find your next outfit of the day right here from the 30A Mama shop. If you’re packing light, I’ve linked a pair of braided slides that…

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DIY Brown Sugar Oatmilk Espresso Latte

June 11, 2021

This post is sponsored by Califia Farms. The opinions and text are all mine.Skip the drive thru and online ordering and make yourself a satisfying coffee shop drink at home. If you haven’t tried this yet, allow me to introduce you to a little something called the Brown Sugar Oatmilk Espresso Latte. No matter the day, no matter the season, an afternoon pick-me-up goes a…

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30A Restaurant Reservations to Book Now

June 1, 2021

If you’ve tried to make 30A restaurant reservations, you probably know, they can be hard to find. The majority of the dining establishments around South Walton are first-come, first-serve and many have wait lines you just have to accept to enjoy the delicious dishes that await. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy an impromptu dinner out — we do that plenty — but you…

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Key West with Kids

May 25, 2021

When it comes to vacations in the Keys, there are a ton of ways to do it and this trip, we did Key West with kids. In the past, we’ve spent the most family time in Islamorada, and if you’ve visited Key West, you know it’s great for couples, bachelorette parties and bar-hopping. It may not be the first thought for family trips, but I…

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30A Wedding Guest Dresses to Wear This Season

May 11, 2021

It’s almost that time! Tis the season for all the gorgeous 30A weddings and events as we dive into a beautiful summer. It feels like everyone is ready to get out and about after skipping so many events for far too long. Judging by the number of visitors flocking to Florida to relax, celebrate and escape, you might be one in the crowd searching for…

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Friday Five

March 26, 2021

This week’s roundup includes a little bit of home decor, a few fresh arrivals and restocks in the 30A Mama shop and a brand new hot spot to enjoy on 30A. Personally, it felt like the busiest week and the least productive work week running errands, taking kids to appointments and in general, just being a chauffeur all day every day. But some weeks are…

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Disney World 2021

March 11, 2021

I’ll be adding to this post and sharing more soon, but wanted to go ahead and get up a few notes and links for now.A Few Notes on Visiting Now From what friends and readers have shared over the past few weeks and cast members we talked to, it seems like this March crowd is significantly higher than recent weeks at Disney World. We heard…

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