30A Restaurants to Try - Cocina Cubana in Seaside

New Arrivals: 30A Restaurants to Try

If you haven’t had a chance to try one of the new 30A arrivals, consider taste testing one of these local restaurants during your next visit. Keep in mind, dining establishments are currently allowed only 50% capacity indoors, outdoor seating or limited to-go options. Check online or call ahead to see what individual businesses are...

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What You Need to Know About Visiting 30A Right Now

Rentals are open and there are so many mixed emotions. It feels like a long two months without our little beach towns buzzing along like normal. For so many of us, my family and many friends included, tourism is our bread and butter – literally. It feeds kids and pays bills. As much as we’d...

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Birthday Weekend with Seaside Cottage Rental Agency

Special thanks to Seaside’s Cottage Rental Agency for hosting this stay. All opinions expressed are my own. When it came time to think about what we wanted to do for Collins’ 2nd birthday, I thought it would be fun to skip a traditional party and turn the occasion into a relaxing staycation. With so much...

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Our Favorite 30A Playgrounds

One thing I love about our towns is finding so many hidden gems to enjoy. I’m talking semi-secret beach accesses, restaurants off the beaten path, and 30A playgrounds I can count on for a good time. If you know, you know. While I’m not cool enough to say that I grew up at the beach,...

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My Seaside Favorites

One of 30A’s most popular tiny towns, Seaside, FL and its New Urbanism design have become a darling destination for families over the past three decades and counting. The popularity is only growing and there are so many details that make this community the iconic vacation spot that it’s become. Delicious southern coastal cuisine, stunning...

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Dog Friendly Restaurants on 30A

Where are all my dog mamas out there? My girls have four dachsunds who they “share” with the grandparents and they love their pups SO. much. About 30A Barks Since the girls don’t see the dogs every day, we wanted to bring them some extra special treats. My friends Colleen and Steve at 30A Barks...

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Beach Please Inlet Beach

When it comes to choosing where you’ll lay your head for your next 30A vacay, the list of choices can go on and on. As a mom and entrepreneur with a small business, one of my favorite things to do is support other mom-owned businesses. I’m excited to share an adorable beach rental operated by...

30A Mama - Local Love Phat Crab in Carillon Beach

Local Love: Phat Crab at Carillon Beach

I’m excited to share a new local dining spot! Just east of Rosemary Beach and Inlet Beach, over the Lake Powell bridge is Carillon Beach. If you’ve been there, you know what a hidden gem it is. If you haven’t, put it on your list pronto. One reason to hop over the county line is...

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Rainy Day Activities Around 30A

As moms, we’ve all been there. We have a fun day at the beach or an exciting outdoor activity planned for the family and suddenly the weather isn’t being a team player. Thanks a million, Mother Nature! If you find yourself facing a 30A rainy day, don’t fret. There’s plenty to enjoy beyond the beach....

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My Favorite Matching Swimsuits for Girls

I didn’t realize how much I loved matching until I had two to coordinate with each other. Emery and I have dabbled in Mommy-and-me looks, but dressing sisters for the beach or pool has become even more fun. These Florida girls, of course, love palm prints, flamingoes, and sunset shades to name a few. All...

30A Mama - Indigo Watercolor

Local Love: Indigo Watercolor

Ever think about how much a single color can impact your mood and your mindset? While I definitely play favorites — pink, peach, turquoise, I’m looking at you — I can easily attest to the power of color and its ability to set the tone. To me, happy colors are some of life’s most darling...

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Flying over 30A with Coastal Biplane

Remember when I shared a little preview of our aerial adventure with Coastal Biplane on Instagram stories? It was so fun and honestly the most exciting thing I’ve done in awhile. I am so excited to share the full video that includes everything from our flight starting from Sheltair at ECP airport, taking off, flying...

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Our Christmas Cards with Mixbook

Thank you to Mixbook for sponsoring this post and to all of you readers for enjoying the brands I love. I didn’t realize how much I enjoy the annual Christmas card tradition until we didn’t send one last year. Collins had just arrived and I was in full newborn mom mode of sleep-wake-feed-change-repeat. This year...

30A Bloggers Weekend - Brooke Webb, Jami Ray, Katy Harrell, Hollie Woodward, Sarah Knuth, Jessica Fay, Jordan Underwood, Bailey Schwartz - Eventure Bike Tour-2

30A Blogger Weekend at The Pointe

Sharing a fun photo diary of our blogger weekend at The Pointe 30A, hosted by Jessica Fay and 30A Babe. We had such an action-packed weekend of fun that I’m going to break down our full itinerary for you here. From brews and rooftop rosé to bikes and bites, here’s everything we experienced. Looking for...

Christmas on 30A - Seaside Post Office

Christmas on 30A

So many holiday activities to enjoy this time of year! From movies to theatre and even the annual Christmas parade, I’m sharing some of my favorite things to do on 30A. Along with your holiday celebrations please consider those still affected by Hurricane Michael. One small way to help: mail a toy or send via...