#SimplyFit: Easy 5 Step Hotel Gym Workout

It's no secret- I love to eat! My favorite way to explore a city is by tasting the unique dishes of the area. So even when I'm away from home, I try to work out. If you're in the same boat as me, try this easy 5 step hotel gym workout while you're out... then help yourself to an extra croissant! Also, this post contains affiliate links. Full disclosure here. Y'all- I'm in San Diego!! Woot!! The great thing about vacation is... well, it's vacation! There are sites to see, food to try, photos to take and beaches to relax on. When I got off the plane, I hopped aboard … [Read more...]

9 Surprising Places to Volunteer in St. Augustine

Today, all my #SimplyBloggers friends are sharing ways we give back in our communities. While we're spread across the nation, we share a heart for service as a way to teach our kiddos compassion and to share the love of Jesus in a practical way. I'm writing about where to volunteer in St. Augustine. Seasons change and fads come and go but caring for our community and those who live here is always in style. Over the years, our family has searched for ways we can serve together... it can be hard to figure out where the needs are! Add young children to the mix and it can … [Read more...]

September VLog

Live Video from St Augustine, FL

Y'all, I'm adding live video to my site! Let me know what you think in the comments! Hi friends! It's September in St. Augustine! It's only September 5th but we've already had an eventful month... we dodged a hurricane, for starters. That's a big deal. I added a post about brunch at Casa Monica Hotel and now I'm posting the first #SimplyLive VLOG. Who knows what else the month will bring!?! First, a bit of back story... My facebook friends <- {that's the link I promised in the vlog} love the live videos I share from around St. Augustine and have asked that I … [Read more...]

Brunch in St Augustine – Costa Brava

Weekends are for relaxing. What better way to start a day off than with a leisurely brunch? Costa Brava's brunch is in line with the Casa Monica Hotel which houses it- classy, contemporary and five-star. It's the swankiest spot for brunch in St. Augustine. Adjacent to the lobby, you'll be drawn to Costa Brava's brunch spread whether you intend to be or not. If you're looking for an excuse to dress up, you can do it here. Gilded trim throughout the first floor, live music and servers in ties elevate the brunch to semi-formal status though many in this vacation town … [Read more...]