MBQue Smoke St Augustine Barbeque

MBQue Smoke Restaurant in St. Augustine

MBQue Smoke... it was long awaited. Well, at least it was by me. I'm a big M Shack Jacksonville fan and have delicious memories at Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra. To have a Medure restaurant in St. Augustine where I can get the Super Kale Salad, great burgers and some delicious, house-smoked BBQ makes me very happy, indeed! MBQue Smoke is the Medure brothers' latest iteration of good food done right. The menu includes some M Shack favorites but MBQue doesn't lean on past accomplishments. Their barbequed meats and Southern sides stand alone in a competitive BBQ … [Read more...]

Hydrobike on the St. Johns River

Just when I thought we had done everything in St. Augustine, I stumble across a brand new way to explore my favorite place in the world. You may have sailed, kayaked, jet skied, SUP toured and taken airboat tours but I bet you have never ridden a bike on the water. Now you can when you Hydrobike on the St. Johns River. This is way easier than it looks and simultaneously harder than it looks. It's a very simple design- a bike frame sits on 2 wide-set pontoons for a very sturdy platform. No matter how light or heavy you are, this thing will not tip. And a little bit of … [Read more...]

Build Your Own Scavenger Hunt

Happy Monday, friends! I start every week with a #SimplyBloggers blog hop... this week we're talking family night fun. I'll share links to their ideas at the end of this post. There is a lot of affordable fun to be had in St. Augustine if you'll get a little creative. This week, create a personalized scavenger hunt to make your kids smile! Simply print the below file, customize it to fit your family with a pen and start making memories. Easy peasey! As a mamma of 7, I know the challenges of coming up with ideas that are fun across the ages yet still affordable. With … [Read more...]

Explore St. Augustine by Color: Yellow Day

St. Augustine Vacation Guide

Like a nice dinner out with a 1.5 year old in tow, touring St. Augustine with little ones can feel more like work than vacation. New places, tours where they’re supposed to be still and quiet and long days exploring from “son up to son down” leave cute kiddos cross. How can preschoolers vacation in St. Augustine? Don’t waste your trip! Instead of dragging preschoolers through grown-up experiences, tailor your trip to the little ones you love with this St. Augustine vacation guide. Start with something they know… colors… then pick through the suggestions below to create a … [Read more...]

Titan Up Fitness Ponte Vedra Comes to Nocatee

Hi friends! I'm joining my #SimplyBloggers friends in the #SimplyFitChallenge. After you read my story about Titan Up Fitness Ponte Vedra, check out the links at the end of the post to read some other perspectives! And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter. Do it in the sidebar -> I used to be fit. For that matter, I also used to be 21. LOL But as we've added kiddos to our family (seven sweet babies now!) and as blogging here on SimplyStAugustine.com has taken up my free time & given me the excuse to eat out more (because I'm a legit food blogger, ya know LOL), … [Read more...]

58 Things to do when the Bridge is Up

Do you find yourself stuck in traffic regularly? Are you preparing for a road trip with kids? Whether you're a St. Augustine local stuck on the bridge or not, this list will help you keep a good attitude, save some time or make a new memory when the car is crawling! This post contains affiliate links. I don't know how many times a day the Bridge of Lions goes up but it seems to always be when I'm running late! Instead of huffing and puffing, make the most of your new-found extra time! Put the car in park and choose one (or two or ten, depending on how many boats are going … [Read more...]

Explore St. Augustine by Color: Gray Day

Like a formal wedding with a 1.5 year old, touring St. Augustine with little ones can feel more like work than vacation. New places, tours where they’re supposed to be still and quiet and long days exploring from “son up to son down” leave cute kiddos cross. How can preschoolers vacation in St. Augustine? Don’t waste your trip! Instead of dragging preschoolers through grown-up experiences, tailor your trip to the little ones you love with this St. Augustine vacation guide. Start with something they know… colors… then pick through the suggestions below to create a perfect … [Read more...]

Florida Girl Beauty Tips: Summer Sun Skincare

School may be back in, but the sun is at summer strength for another couple of months here in St. Augustine... and most Floridians' lifestyles keep us outdoors 365 days a year. Unlike friends up North, we need to follow summer sun skincare tips year round! Summer Sun Skincare After finding a spot on my temple several months ago, I finally worked up the courage to ask a dermatologist about it. Lots of my fair skinned, red-headed family members have had skin cancer removed; with the appearance of this spot, I was no longer able to cling to youthful ignorance. Thank God I'm … [Read more...]