recipe: Citrus Cake with Tangerine Balsamic Glaze

This is a sponsored post by Noble 100% Florida Tangerine Juice. Lauren, our amazing 14 year old daughter, loves to bake. She bakes sugar cookies, she bakes cupcakes with from-scratch cream cheese icing, she bakes chocolate chip cookies and brownies and cherry cordial cookies and pies... this girl has a serious sweet tooth and some serious skills in the kitchen. This is a problem when: a) Mamma is trying to lose those last 5, 10, 15, ahem... few pounds since baby Wesley joined our family. b) It's winter and colds are passing around like crazy and we're all trying to … [Read more...]

Nights of Lights Trivia

This week's trivia is all about #NightsOfLights... like, are the lights still on?!  Let's see how well you know St. Augustine's most beloved annual tradition!! The answers are posted in the paragraph at the end... you can post your answers in the comments for fun before peeking! Good luck! The answer to question number one is b. The answer to number two is tricky because so many people think the lights are put away after Christmas! St. Augustine keeps the lights up through the end of January- make sure to get downtown and enjoy them!! And the third … [Read more...]

Meals under $10 in St. Augustine

There are a lot of reasons to love living in a tourist town. St. Augustine has some uh-ma-zing restaurants and all of our visitors sustain these local businesses! Hubby and I love exploring downtown on date nights. If you're a foodie, you'll definitely want to check out my post of can't miss foodie experiences in St. Augustine and the post about dining through St. Augustine's history. Day in and day out, though, most of us can't afford $40 lunches and $75 dinners. St. Augustine needs a list of affordable meals and I knew where to find all the local favorites... the … [Read more...]

Amelia Island: Florida Adventure Sports + Lunch {but no coffee}

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Welcome to the Road Trip Simply section of Simply St. Augustine! If you’re headed to St. Augustine, head back to my home page for how to enjoy St. Augustine like a local. Hubby & I love Amelia Island. Also read my post about our Corvette Road Trip to Amelia. I knew I was going paragliding but I had no idea what that meant. I mean, would I be towed up behind a plane or a boat and then glide back down? {No- that's hang gliding.} Would I hang from a parachute with a fan propelling me? {No again- that's paragliding.} Would I be suspended from a parachute without a … [Read more...]

Trivia: Florida Geography

Welcome to #TriviaTuesday on Simply St. Augustine! We play weekly- always for fun but often for a prize. If you think YOU know Florida Trivia, join my mailing list so you don't miss your chance to show your smarts!! You can subscribe at the bottom of the page! RULES: Leave one comment with all your answers. Each correct answer counts as one entry in this week's giveaway. Ariel is this week's winner! Congrats! PRIZE: A delish cup of Kookaburra coffee!! Your $5 gift card will buy you 1 latte or a couple of coffees. Remember- You can earn up to 4 entries … [Read more...]

A Floridian’s Resolutions

Speaking of resolutions... I resolve to work for companies I'm passionate about! I'm proud to be a brand ambassador for Noble Juice- you'll see them mentioned in this sponsored post. Try Noble's zippy clementine or spiced mandarin apple chai and you'll see why I'm smitten! While everyone else is resolving to go to the gym daily to lose 10 pounds or trying to save up for a trip to Florida, I'm sitting here in St. Augustine loving life. In the past, I've done a St. Augustine Bucket List instead of resolutions but this year I have some lifestyle changes I'd like to make. So … [Read more...]