Hey! I’m Jessica & I’m so glad you stopped by! Carefree Mermaid is about living life deeply. I’m on an adventure to see all of the great things this world has to offer, make memories with loved ones, stop eating mediocre food, make healthier choices, and appreciate the beauty that’s everywhere!

I have a huge passion for anything artistic, especially photography. Photography has always been a favorite of mine. I also have a strong background in the food business after working in it for a long time & fueling a passion for it. And I love to travel!

Culinary Tales

I love food & I’m always trying out new recipes, or perfecting old ones.

I like to eat “healthy-ish”. Which means some days I just can’t resist a big juicy Cheeseburger and Fries. Or keeping it classic in the kitchen, like my Slow-Cooked Brown Sugar Baby Back Ribs because there really isn’t anything that could make these any better! And other days I’m throwing Spinach in my smoothies and jumping on the “Zucchini Pasta” bandwagon, Healthier Shrimp Scampi anyone? Whatever I’m making though, I promise it will taste amazing, I never sacrifice taste!

When it comes to creating recipes, I’ve been so lucky to be surrounded by so many talented culinary influences my entire life. They have helped me to develop a large repertoire of tips and tricks for all types of cuisines & cocktails.

In the kitchen & behind the bar I put a big focus on using fresh ingredients as much as possible. I think that alone can make such a big difference in your health and in turn your life. Not to mention how much better fresh & healthy taste!

Shrimp Scampi with Caramelized Zucchini Noodles


 I love exploring new places. So, I’ll be sharing everything from local favorites to cross country destinations with you… from family-friendly fun to peaceful weekend getaways! I love checking out popular landmarks as well as hidden gems! (Check out my latest trip to Amelia Island, Florida)

Amelia Island, Fl