Carrie Pardue

Carrie Pardue
Carrie is originally from Illinois but moved to the Destin area in 2009, where she later met her husband Lee.  They now have two spunky little boys, Elias and Oliver.  Carrie and her family moved between Destin and Nashville, TN for quite a few years - almost as backwards snowbirds - Summers in Florida & Winters in Tennessee. While in Tennessee Carrie finished her degree in Communications and soon after moving back to Florida, settled in Santa Rosa Beach. Carrie started working with Destin 30a Moms Blog once it was founded in 2017 as a contributor and purchased it early in 2019 with business partner, Whitney Whidden. The two continue to believe in connecting local moms both online and off, and creating a go-to resource for everything you need to know about motherhood on the Emerald Coast.   When she's not out around town (probably at Target or looking for the best cup of coffee) she can be found with her family enjoying trips to Walt Disney World, golfing, staying active, and spending time on the water by boat or beach!   Contact her via email at [email protected]

I Sold My Minivan and I’m Never Going Back

I want to tell you the tale of my life with a minivan...  Living near the beach with kids it goes without saying that my car is full of summer gear, soccer balls, toys,...

How Do You Learn About Grieving

*trigger warning: pregnancy loss* The first time I had to teach my child about grieving we were in an OBGYNs office. I had just learned that we couldn't find a heartbeat during a sonogram of...
Destin 30A Moms Blog Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List :: 100 Things To Do in Destin and Along 30A

SUMMER! It's finally here and we have such high hopes for grilling, chilling, beaching, ALL of it! We believe in living intentionally, but we also know that over the summer, that's not always simple. It's...

You’re Invited To The Pick up Party!

Who wants to help pick up the mess? No takers? Thats weird. I will, lets have a pick up party! Before I explain this let me tell you, my house is definitely not perfect (or anywhere...

THE RUNDOWN // October

October is here and we are gearing up for Halloween! This rundown will be full of spooky (or not so spooky) events! I said last month that the weather would be cooling off; that...
Pure7 Studios

Family Photoshoot Deal by Pure7 Studios

Are you planning your next family photoshoot? Well I have great news for you! Pure7 Studios currently has a portrait special, just for you, that only happens ONCE PER YEAR!  For just $99, you’ll get a one...
The Rundown

THE RUNDOWN // September

September is finally here! This is possibly one of my favorite months. The weather is finally bringing in some cooler temperatures, the crowds are lightening up around town, and we are finally getting into...

Back to School Heartbreaks

  Back to school is approaching and this year is going to be pretty tough as my youngest baby is off to school for the first time. While I am so excited for him, my...


August?! Say it isn't so! This means the end of summer is near even though it feels like it has just begun! Soon the kids are heading back to school, some might be going...
Destin 30a Moms Photography Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Destin and 30A Photographers

We understand that you have so many choices when it comes to finding a great photographer in Destin and the 30A area! We are lucky enough to have so many great photographers locally however...


It's July which is probably our favorite month of the Summer! There are so many local events going on especially for the 4th of July (which we have a guide for, of course!) and...

Last Minute Fathers Day Guide

While we have been busy in the full swing of Summer time; Fathers Day seemed to sneak up & we definitly can't forget about DAD! Our team has put together a short list of some...

The Rundown // June

Summer is here! If you were not sure - just step out your front door it is HOT! The kids are out of school and ready to head to the beach - Even if...

Toss the Flip-Flops, Mox Shoes Are Here!

In partnership with Mox Shoes. All opinions are our own.  Does anyone else struggle with finding perfect everyday shoes? I know I do. I long for something that is functional but has more style than just...