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Let’s Get Local: JumpinGoat Coffee

Let's Get Local: JumpinGoat

JumpinGoat Coffee There are few universal languages in this world but coffee is definitely one of them. Whether meeting up with friends to chit-chat or coworkers to business plan, coffee is always present. For me, there’s something about waking up and anticipating that first sip of hot coffee. I am sure some, if not all of you, can relate to that calming sip that provides the caffeine kick necessary to start each day. Now, image that sense of starting your day “brimming” with possibilities and add a harbor view and a quaint locally-owned trailer serving up fresh brews. That is exactly what you’ll find when you stumble upon JumpinGoat Coffee situated directly on Destin’s Harbor. Co-owners and caffeine connoisseurs, Mackenzie Destin, Grant Destin and Hayden Shaw envisioned this caffeine-toting trailer as a place for people to find common ground in our community. Personally, I know they’ve accomplished just that. And the best part? They’re just getting started. Serving up fresh coffee, smoothies, baked goods and even ice-cream sandwiches (yup, you read that right!) they’re thankful for the business they’ve rooted in the Destin community. I sat down with them to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fresh concept for life’s simple […]

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Three Ways to Sip into Summer with Simple Life Winery Rosé

Three Ways to Sip into Summer with Simple Life Winery Rosé

Gingham Dress | Watermelon Towel | Picnic Basket | Simple Life Winery Rosé As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, I think we can all agree we’re so happy it’s here. For Mack and I, summer is always associated with the beach. But I know that for some of you, the beach means vacation. So let’s chat about three ways to sip into the summer (and feel like you’re on vacation) no matter where you are geographically. The quickest way to be transported into the summer season is to make that pivotal transition from pinot noir to rosé! There’s just something about a chilled glass of rosé enjoyed outdoors that emulates bliss unlike any other. Am I right, or am I right? Hit play on the Summer Acoustics playlist on Spotify and let’s chat about three ways to sip into summer with Simple Life Winery Rosé. Sip #1: At-Home Happy Hour Although I am not the best cook, I am a skilled at-home bartender. I think some of you can relate! Luckily, it doesn’t take much talent to open a bottle of wine. In the summer time, we always opt to sip some wine on the patio before dinner […]

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Let’s Get Local: Jamie Kamber

Homemade Cronuts Cold Brew Salted Caramel Affogato 5-Layer Ice Cream Cake Do you fan-girl over people on Instagram from time to time (or in my case, all the time)? Well I do just that over Jamie Kamber of JamieKamber.com, a destination for affordable fashion, baking and travel inspiration. Luckily for me, I met her at a local blogger dinner a few months ago and I am here to report that she’s the person you WANT to fan-girl over. She’s extremely genuine and passionate about the content she curates and shares with her over 7,000 Instagram followers turned community of readers! As a fellow local blogger, I wanted to share her blog with each of you because we are both obsessed with the color blush, have an undeniable sweet tooth and can’t get enough of our fur babies! Also, she’s the founder of her own social media company, Taste Social Media, focused on elevating the social media presence of Emerald Coast restaurants. Talk about someone who just thrives, that’s Jamie. I’ve learned so much from her already and know you all will too! Receive insider tips on taking blog-worthy (and company-starting) imagery, her insights on how to tackle brand collaborations and […]

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Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Peanut Butter Protein Bites I’ve been doing this thing recently where I have something at a restaurant that I love and then I scour Pinterest to find a copy-cat recipe! Baked Feta from Zoe’s… Pinterest. Peanut Butter Protein Bites from Freshii… Pinterest. “Be Awesome” smoothie from Formula Fresh… Pinterest. Although I don’t find that these copy-cats taste the exact same, they’re still delicious. For me I think food always tastes better when I don’t make it. Have I told you all I am not the best cook haha? Luckily, these no-bake peanut butter protein bites are super easy featuring only five ingredients. I find myself making these once, sometimes twice a week. I eat them when I get that mid-afternoon hunger strike but Mack eats them for “dessert” after his dinner (he also loves this Cookie Bar). I opt for Blue Bell for dessert but to each her/his own! 😂 Regardless, whether you need a hearty snack (I always eat two) or a sweet treat these are for you. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients 2/3 cup Peanut Butter 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed 2 Tbsp Honey Shredded Coconut to taste Instructions Combine […]

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Workout Wardrobe for Warm Weather

Workout Wardrobe for Warm Weather

Rose Gold Nike Tennis Shoes (similar option/s) Daylight savings time may have left us all a little sleepy (I couldn’t get up on Sunday!) but it promises that long beach days are not far from reach! With summer on the horizon, I recently did a little scan of my workout drawer and realized I only have black workout clothes. But with warmer temperatures approaching and because athleisure items are a staple in my day to day, I am looking forward to a fresh update to my workout wardrobe- incorporating more blush tones and blooms. Here are some pieces that I have in the “running” but am waiting to purchase until our budget resets next month (#reallife): With the shift to warm weather, I like to focus on outdoor activities to get my exercise on. Luckily, Mack and I both love to get moving outdoors every weekend. If you’re looking for ways to get some exercise but not feel like you’re working out, give these activities a try (especially if you live by the water or even if only visiting): Beach walk- If the weather is right, Mack and I try to go for a beach walk almost every weekend. We will […]

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Dainty Must-Haves with Katie Dean Jewelry

Dainty Must Haves with Katie Dean Jewelry

Starburst Ring | Hammered Gold Ring | Initial Necklace Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I am glad it’s the weekend and Mack and I have a busy one ahead. We’re excited to embrace a few days off, spend time with friends and even wrap up our taxes. Whatever you have planned, I know it’ll be great because it’s the #freakinweekend. Anyways, I wanted to touch on something I don’t usually mention here and that’s jewelry. I never talk about it because I honestly wear my wedding rings and a pair of diamond earrings that were a gift from Mack every. single. day. I TRY so hard to love a good statement necklace, stacked bracelets and even cute statement earrings. I buy them, never wear them, forgot about them, then Poshmark them. I find that I wear only what matters to me and leave the rest behind. This past Valentine’s Day I was on vacation with my Mom and away from Mack. That’s the day I stumbled upon Katie Dean Jewelry and the minute I saw that dainty “M” initial- I had to have it. While looking at the remainder of Katie’s collection, I decided to […]

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Let’s Get Local: Margaret Ellen Bridal

Let's Get Local: Margaret Ellen Bridal

Headshot Photo Credit: SoWal Margaret Ellen Bridal In my opinion, shopping for your wedding dress is one of the most meaningful experiences one can have. As every girl dreams about their wedding dress, the emotions run deep as the selection process begins. It’s a delicate process that requires guidance, expertise and just a little push out of one’s comfort zone.  Luckily for blushing brides-to-be there’s Margaret Ellen Bridal where owner, Maggie Matthews, curated a sentimental space to share in and envelope the experience of finding THE dress for each bride with the utmost care and consideration. This appointment only, truly tailored occurrence is highly sought after among brides. Margaret Ellen Bridal encapsulates what finding your dress should feel like- a divine encounter. Walking into Margaret Ellen Bridal feels like a dream brought to life as flowing white fabrics in an array of textures and combinations line the racks each with an elegance all its own. I was so excited to have the opportunity to sit down with Maggie (and be in awe over the dresses she carries) a few weeks ago and I am so glad I did. Here’s what she had to say about bringing her childhood dream to fruition in […]

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Spring Ready on Florida’s Emerald Coast

Spring Ready on Florida's Emerald Coast

Ruffle Swimsuit | Denim Cutoff Shorts | Sunglasses | Watermelon Beach Towel | Sandals (similar) Spring is HERE! Oh my gosh, we’ve been having the best weather the past two weeks and I am ready for the beach (despite the fact that my skin is so pale 😂). Since March is officially here, I wanted to share a few ways to get spring ready on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Beach days don’t take much effort and for that, we are all thankful. Here are my tips to get beach ready this month: Opt to cruise- The beach is great but parking can sometimes pose a challenge in our area. To avoid this struggle, opt to cruise on a bike instead. It’s not only fun but convenient and truly the best way to get around. Whether you’re staying on Sandestin or further east on 30A, you’ll enjoying pedaling to the beach, happy hour and even dinner. There are numerous bike rental companies in our area which can be found through a simple Google search. I can’t personally recommend any as we utilize our own bikes however! Snag a one piece- I haven’t worn a one piece probably since I was a baby at […]

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Athleisure with Planted True

Athleisure with Planted True

Baseball Hat | Black Zip Up (similar) | White T-shirt (similar) | Planted True Joggers | Tennis Shoes (similar) | Coffee Mug Happy Wednesday! Holiday weekends always throw me off (especially when the weather is perfect). Give me all the bike rides and beach walks for three days straight and I am one happy camper. But I am also behind haha. I think we can all relate to playing catch up after a week out of town and a holiday weekend! But I am back on track over here and in case you missed it, I highlighted Karen Hatcher of Planted True on Friday in this post. Her family business is very inspiring and I always get so excited to share the stories of fellow business owners in my community. If you haven’t already, be sure to read the post! Anyways, these adorable joggers are from the Planted True lifestyle brand and they’re so comfortable. I rock athleisure outfits more than I am willing to admit. If it’s the weekend, I am in an outfit like this until it’s time to change for date night. I just have a hard time getting dressed up during a normal day where we […]

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Let’s Get Local: Planted True

Let's Get Local: Planted True

“She stands tall.” When a twenty-something hears those words, they resonate. I have to believe that when any woman hears those words, regardless of age, they still resonate. These words along with a specific set of core values are what sparked Planted True (launching at 9am CST for my early readers!), a boutique and lifestyle brand curated by Karen Hatcher in Panama City, FL. A family business that made the transition from brick and mortar to solely online remains focused on their mission of creating a comfortable space for women to shop and find clothes that promote confidence. When I first came across the Planted True Instagram, it was the visually pleasing feed that caught my eye. But after months of following their content, I realized they were so much more than a boutique offering a mix of highly sought after brands in conjunction with their own lifestyle brand, rather I discovered Planted True is a movement through a team focused on uplifting one another and their community. This is so evident in their deep family roots upon which this brand is built. I had the opportunity to sit down with Karen to discuss the future of Planted True and learn […]

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