A Local Christmas: Jacksonville and St Augustine

If you are from the Jacksonville area, recently moved here, or are even familiar with the area, you know that in the last year or so the city has exploded with growth and commerce. Along with this growth has come countless incredible small businesses and stores. I myself have really enjoyed getting to know and …

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Dirty Dancing and Dreams Come True

I've seen the movie Dirty Dancing more times than I can count. My mom let me watch it when I was in middle school, fast forwarding through the really steamy parts. The music, the dancing, the romance, the fantastic magic of it all, made me fall in love. It has become my go-to film when I …

Dad’s Day Tips for the Last Minute Gift Giver (like myself)

Hey y'all so I am not the greatest at timely gift giving. I will buy you a present, I will probably go all out and also get color coordinated gift wrap and usually an artisan greeting card if I can get to the right store. But, you'll probably get it about two weeks to a …

Summer is Magical 

As summer rolls in, the atmosphere shifts. We stay up later with the sun, spend more time outside, and seem to be slightly more inclined to having fun.  It's a state of mind. Relax more, enjoy more, and sleep less. I love summer. Even with a full time job, I seem to embrace the free …

Bliss In A Bike Ride 

Remember running out of the house, grabbing your bike, jumping on and pedaling away as fast as you could? Sometimes just to feel the wind in your hair, sometimes with tears streaming down your face, sometimes with headphones blasting a song on repeat. I know I'm not the only one who did this. It felt …

Gabriella

I met Gabriella Poole almost five years ago at a gathering where neither one of us knew very many people, except for the two who had been telling us we “had to meet and be friends." Those two were her older brother and his best friend, who is now my husband. Let’s just say they …

GillzFest2016 (the nickname for our wedding)

Five months in and I am just now downloading and sharing my wedding photos. #winning! Oh, well…. Better late than never! I am so excited to share these snapshots with you all. Everytime I reminisce about our whole wedding season, I am overwhelmed with how much God blessed us through it all. It seemed like …