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We’ve Landed in Temporary Housing!

We made it back to Florida after a chilly long weekend in Connecticut. I mentioned a couple weeks ago we had trouble finding a house to rent while our next home is being built so we signed a lease on an apartment. No yard work, big pool, there are quite a few pros but not a lot of storage :). I took some time over the weekend to ship myself the essentials to the apartment ahead of us using my…

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Capsule Wardrobes,Clothes,Outfits,Summer Outfits,Workwear

Nordstrom Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Work

business casual summer capsule wardrobe for work from nordstrom 2021

Hey guys!   After recently posting my Amazon Summer Capsule Wardrobe, many of you asked if I could recommend some workwear appropriate items to throw in the mix.   So today I’m sharing a summer capsule wardrobe for work. Summer Work Capsule Wardrobe 2021 As with any capsule wardrobe, I tried to whittle the pieces down to my favorite essentials.   Before I went into blogging full-time, I worked 2 ten hour shifts a week in a cardiology office.    As a nurse practitioner,…

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World’s Best Men’s White T-Shirt

best white tshirts for men

What is the world’s best men’s white t-shirt? Pete and I set out to answer this very importantquestion. After all my favorite outfit is jeans and a white t-shirt! In a nutshell we purchased t-shirts in both V-neck and crew neck from every major retailer in all relevant sizes. I stayed awayfrom very small retailers and brands that are often out of stock. For reference Pete is 6’6” and Iam 6’2” so sleeve and torso length are very important to…

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is only a few weeks away so now is the perfect time to start buying gifts for the special dads in your life. Gift giving for men can be kind of tricky so this year I created a few different gift guides to help you find the perfect gift. Not all dads are the same so I have a few different gift guides one for the outdoorsy dad, stylish dad, sporty dad, well groomed dad, and the dad…

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Home Interior,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

Bungalow Renovation Budget

beach bungalow renovation budget - kitchen after photo - stayon30a

Before Photos of the Beach Bungalow along 30A Flooring The floors in the beach bungalow were tile downstairs and carpet upstairs. My father in law and his friend came down and helped us tackle his project so the cost does not include any labor. I selected this Lifeproof Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring in “Dusk Cherry” for $3.19 a square foot and we covered the first floor living space and upstairs bedrooms for about $2,700 in materials. I also didn’t include…

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Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

Welcome to the Bungalow

Welcome to the Bungalow! The newest addition to @stayon30a. If you are looking for a short term rental along the Florida panhandle we just renovated this 2 bedroom home. The front porch items are from all from Walmart! We have only been here a little over a week but I used my Walmart+ fast and free shipping to get things here quickly before this home opens to summer renters. I have mentioned before that certain deliveries are challenging when traveling.…

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Clothes,Outfits,Summer Outfits

Vacation Date Night Outfits

cute beach vacation outfit ideas 2021

Happy to be coming to you sharing spring outfits from a warmer climate down in Florida ☺️! Today I’m partnering with Express to share a few date night outfits for your next vacation. I love Express’ denim but they also have an amazing selection of going out attire and right now it’s all BOGO 50% off! I’m a big fan of paperbag waist shorts because they’re easy to dress up with heels with a flattering silhouette. Below I’m styling them two…

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Capsule Wardrobes,Outfits,Summer Outfits

Amazon Summer Capsule Wardrobe

amazon fashion summer capsule wardrobe 2021

What’s a Capsule Wardrobe? If before we get into this you’re like… wait a minute Rachel, what’s a capsule wardrobe? Let me explain. The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to group versatile, basic wardrobe pieces that can be restyled in many outfit combinations. The goal is to minimize your wardrobe with pieces that mix and match AND ALL LOOK FABULOUS. Not only are you buying less, but the pieces I’m sharing today and budget friendly. Many of these items…

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Home Interior,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

Work in Progress – Bungalow Update

We have been working our tails off for the last week and a half trying to get this beach Bungalow ready for summer renters. If you missed it on Instagram stories by brother purchased this 2 bedroom home along 30A and I volunteered to give it some cosmetic updating before summer renters came in. We don’t have an active AirBNB listing because you’ll see below this renovation is still ongoing but I shared direct booking info on the @stayon30a Instagram…

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Home Interior,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

Saying Goodbye to our Connecticut home

modern traditional living room interior design

I cried A LOT of tears leaving this home and I’m not a crier. It was our dream home. It was the home I thought we’d get our kids through high school in. The home where we made the kind of friends who are like family. My emotions are so raw, I’m teary even typing what we left behind. My Dad had been sick with Parkinson’s and dementia for so long I pictured myself helping take care of him until…

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