testing

Home

My 5 Favorite Beach Reads

June 22, 2014 duchessoffork 5

I’m not sure it gets any better than losing yourself in a good book with sand between your toes. I suppose an ice-cold Bloody Mary would really cap it off, but it’s hard to beat a relaxing day of reading by the beach. I’ve spent many hours diving into many b …

An Afternoon at Rosemary Beach

June 19, 2014 duchessoffork 0

Nestled on the eastern stretch of Scenic Route 30A is the most breathtaking little town of Rosemary Beach. It sits right on the Gulf of Mexico in between Destin and Panama City Beach. I grew up exploring all of the idyllic beach towns on 30A, but Rosemary has recently stolen …

Mac’s Nursery Reveal

June 12, 2014 duchessoffork 2

Now that Mac is nearly 15 months, I figured it was a great time to share his nursery. No time like the present, eh? The truth is, we moved when Mac was just two weeks old, so I never set up a nursery before he was born. We’ve been renting our current house since April & …

First Family Trip to Big Kahuna’s

June 10, 2014 duchessoffork 1

We did it! This weekend we bathed the kids in SPF, shimmied them into their swim suits, and took them to Big Kahuna’s Water Park. Growing up, I basically lived at Big Kahuna’s during the summer. My mom even worked at the front office for a couple seasons. I’ …

Destin Summer Bucket List

May 30, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Whether you’re visiting Destin this summer or are lucky enough to call this place home, you’ve got to check out this Summer Bucket List. I asked my local friends their favorite things to do in Destin in the summer months and came up with 20 fun ideas. It’s c …

A Happy Little Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2014 duchessoffork 3

We had such a wonderful and (mostly) relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Some of our dearest friends came in town from Alabama and stayed with us for the weekend. We’re always happy to have them visit and the fact that they love playing with our kids is just icing on the cak …

Destin Commons- Fun for Moms and Kids

May 21, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Destin Commons is a wonderful outdoor shopping and lifestyle center in, you guessed it, Destin! The mall features stores like White House, Black Market, Williams Sonoma, Sephora, Bath & Body Works and more. There are also some great restaurants such as Zoe’s Kitchen …

Toddler Breakfast Ideas

May 13, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Is breakfast a battle at your house? I have one good eater and one average eater (care to guess who’s who?), and breakfast has become more of a challenge in the last few months. Julia’s usual response when I ask her what she wants for breakfast is “No, thank …

Stop and Smell the Roses

May 9, 2014 duchessoffork 6

The days are long but the years are short. There is so much truth in these fews words. While I’m busy getting angry over Julia’s attitude that would rival a teenager, she’s growing into a little girl. While I’m busy being annoyed by Mac’s clingy …

Surviving the Beach with Young Kids

May 5, 2014 duchessoffork 6

Ahhh….there is nothing quite like a day at the beach. The sun is brightly shining, the crystal clear waters are glistening, and the sugar white sand is softly squeaking beneath your toes. Once you have kids, your lazy and relaxing days at the beach are over as you know …