I’m moving! Want to buy our house? CR210 Home for Sale

Update: SOLD!!!! HUGE thanks to Michelle Santorelli, our realtor, for making this an easy process!! Every good thing must come to an end... it's time for us to sell our current St. Johns County home. If you're looking for a CR210 Home for Sale or if you've been hoping for St. Johns County schools, easy access to the interstate and yet a short drive to St. Augustine and the Beach, our house may be the right one for you! We built this home 12 years ago and have enjoyed the amenities of Stonehurst over the years... Of all the amenities, the pool is def our … [Read more...]

Simply’s Contributors

John Heywood said, "Many hands make light work." He was right! After almost 7 years of writing alone, I'm excited to introduce my friends, Simply's Contributors, to you. These people love St. Augustine as much as I do... but they all have their own reasons! I hope you enjoy reading about the best of St. Augustine from others' perspectives as much as you've enjoyed my mom-of-seven-and-foodie-and-lover-of-all-things-outdoors-as-long-as-it-doesn't-involve-bugs view of this awesome town. Don't worry, I'll still be around! Find me on facebook or here on the website or via … [Read more...]

The Requisite Disclosure Page

I didn't start Simply St. Augustine to make money. {Good thing, too... I would've quit long ago. LOL} Waaaay back in 2011, I wanted to build community, host a platform for my writing and photography about St. Augustine and blog sweet family memories here in St. Augustine so I started a blog. I didn't try to make a dime. That was dumb. Running a website takes time {writing, photography, editing... not to mention all the restaurants I have to try and experiences I'm forced to endure for the greater good!}, money {coffee money, gas money, web guy and hosting money} … [Read more...]

Who’s writing this blog?!

Simply St. Augustine

I'm really glad you've discovered Simply St. Augustine! Simply is a blog about our family's life in America's oldest city. Simply is a website covering attractions like the Pirate Museum & all the delish restaurants in St. Augustine & parks in St. Augustine you may not know about. Simply is also a place for locals {and those who wish they were!} to chat via facebook & twitter. And for those with wanderlust, Simply is a launching pad for road trips. Now that you know what Simply St. Augustine is, I'll share who Simply St. Augustine is... I'm Allie O! I'm a … [Read more...]

Hot Shot Bakery’s Sweet & Sassy Meatball Contest

cooking contest st augustine

Y'all know I love to try new things. November 15, I get to try lots of new recipes because I'll be judging Hot Shot Bakery's Sweet and Sassy Datil Meatball Competition! Sherry Stoppelbein has been whipping up creative combinations at Hot Shot Bakery and winning cooking contests for years. Now, she's giving local chefs the opportunity to show off their best datil meatballs and win a getaway at the historic St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine. Winner also takes home a collection of Hot Shot Bakery’s datil sauces, jams, mustards and jellies. That's one hot … [Read more...]

Panelist at the FPRA Jacksonville Media Summit

PR North Florida, PR Jacksonville, FPRA meetings

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) - Jacksonville Chapter- is hosting their annual Media Summit and power networking event in September. I'm honored to be on the panel of media experts as a blogger and freelance journalist. From their site, "Three panels of working news editors, writers and reporters plus bloggers, digital media and online news editors discuss the state of media in the market, analyze ethics issues and offer tips on best practices in media relations." If you're in the industry, please join us! When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 3:30 … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Record Blogs & other places I’ve been featured…

My facebook and twitter friends know I've written for the St. Augustine Record's online mag- Compass.  Compass does a great job keeping the community informed of the latest local happenings, concerts in St Augustine and St. Augustine festivals. I also regularly contribute to First Coast Magazine (no time for links now- but it's awesome! Check it out!). For easy access, I'll post a list of St Augustine blogs I've written for Compass: St. Augustine 2012 Favorites 5 Family Friendly Historic Sites St. Augustine on $25 a Day St. Augustine Art Walk 5 Ways to Woo … [Read more...]