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Orange = 1 minute meditation

What's an orange have to do with meditation? I was driving down the road with my kids, who were laughing and talking and, at odd moments, yelling for what seemed like no reason when a segment on meditation came on the radio. When I hear mediation I immediately think...

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Full Circle Kitchen Opens

Justin Gaffrey, an internationally known artist, cooked the first meal in Food For Thought's new Full Circle Kitchen.   “I was delighted and honored to be the first chef to cook a meal for generous donors and supporters of Food For Thought,” says Justin Gaffrey....

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Meal Prep Service Hits 30A

  An organized and full refrigerator, ready to face a week of hungry and impatient people is a bit of an ongoing dream of mine. Meal planning and Sunday food prep is something that sounds completely do-able, until Sunday afternoon turns into Sunday evening and all of...

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Food for Thought Comes Full Circle

It’s easy to forget that there’s need in Walton County. We’re bombarded by real estate ads selling homes that are listed for millions of dollars along 30A and we’re surrounded by beautiful developments. But there is need. A lot of it. And sometimes it comes from...

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Make Magnificent Meatballs

Chef Lott, of amici 30A, took a few moments to share his delicious meatball recipe with us. It's not hard to make and you can even freeze and re-heat the meatballs for a meal a few days away. What you need: Ingredients: 1/2 pound pork/1/2 pound beef. (80/20 blend) 8...

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Full Circle Kitchen Opens

Justin Gaffrey, an internationally known artist, cooked the first meal in Food For Thought's new Full Circle Kitchen.   “I was delighted and honored to be the first chef to cook a meal for generous donors and supporters of Food For Thought,” says Justin Gaffrey....

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Join the Teal Pumpkin Movement

1 in every 13 Kids Has a Food Allergy or Food Color Sensitivity I have a child with food allergies, and after saying the obligatory "trick-or-treat!" he often asks if they have allergen-free candy. We usually get a confused look and then an apology, while I'm...

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Schools Say No to Solar Eclipse

Story updated on Aug. 17 The solar eclipse happens on Aug. 21. In Walton County we'll be able to view the partial eclipse (approximately 86% of the total eclipse) between the hours of 12-3 PM, with the maximum viewing time being reported as 1:37 PM. Schools Are Not...

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The dynamic duo of Huck & Lilly pssst … they’re not really named Huck & Lilly

The toe tapping tunes from Huck & Lilly seem to be everywhere this summer. If you haven’t heard “I Sat on a Porcupine” your life really isn’t complete. It’s a song that might seem silly at first (who sits on a porcupine?), and then you find yourself dancing with...

Butterbean Organics Crafted with Love

Butterbean Organics sunscreen, which earned a #1 ranking with the Environmental Working Group (the best score possible) was created and is managed by local mom Summer Brown. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she’s also mother to five (and expecting her sixth), and...

Sweet Sonny James

Marla Carter has launched an adorable new clothing line for baby girls. Sweet, innocent, fun and made with “a whole lotta love” the new Sonny James line (named after her youngest daughter) features classic bubbles, bloomers, tops and accessories in a range of happy...

Our Top Mommy & Me Resort Wear Tips

  Amy Giles, owner of Wardrobe Made Simple, is a busy mom of two adorable girls. She knows the struggle of looking good while running errands and tending to kids. We reached out to her to get...

4 Best Beach Wagons for your Gear

Going to the beach is a blast … but getting there? Not so much. We took a look at beach wagons and chose our favorites. Trust us, after a day spent jumping the waves and building sandcastles, you’ll be thankful for the extra help. This post contains affiliate links to...

How to make a bead bowl

Crafts for the Non-Crafty: Bead Bowl This is one of the easiest crafts you'll ever make. Perfect for a rainy day, this colorful bowl makes an adorable gift too. What you'll need: • Perler beads • Oven safe glass bowl • Cooking spray • Oven Step-by-step instructions:...

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