LITTLE HATTERAS BEACH BOX TOUR | Life By The Sea

YAY YOU’RE HERE!!!!! THE LITTLE HOME TOUR finally made it to the blog!!! We are so happy to virtually welcome you into our happy little Hatteras cottage down the road from the sea. Whew, what a journey it took to get here. Amanda 15 years ago in Virginia Beach would have envisioned happiness and success…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 7 Years!

Ellie is still the queen of kindness and the queen of biscuits. For her birthday this year, Gdog (my dad) drove down from Norfolk and picked up HENRY’s biscuits in Kitty Hawk on the long haul down to Hatteras… we are NOW LIVING IN FRISCO! Ellie loves life, she loves love, she loves being fancy…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 5 Years | Autumn Jean

Oh this little weirdo, where do I even begin? Autumn is the baddie of the group – better known as Naughty Autie – she is always saying something off the wall, left field and including a shock factor in every delivery.. and we couldn’t love her more! You know that you can get away with…

Why We Went SMALL, Instead Of BIGGER | Life By The Sea

Before we show our new home in an upcoming blog post, we wanted to share WHY we seem to be going backwards compared to the masses. It would seem, for most, you have more kids.. you get a bigger house. More rooms, more bathrooms. More SPACE. Some people are completely adamant on their kids having…

$68,193.31 | Dave Ramsey + Budgeting

We have been waiting 3 1/2 years to say this… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE DEBT FREE  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shortly after our car accident in 2017, I kept asking myself.. “what do we NEED to do with our life? what is IMPORTANT?” We were in a season of really deep reflection after what we experienced and we just…

We’re Moving to HATTERAS! | Life By The Sea

Last week on Instagram, we announced something we had been holding on to for weeks, but we had been hoping for far longer. We let our community know we were moving an hour plus south to live on Hatteras Island, which is truly a dream for our family! We have been head over heels in love with…

YOUTUBE VIDEO: How we find sea glass!

One of the MOST ASKED QUESTIONS of all time on our Facebook and Instagram pages! How do you find sea glass? What does it look like? How can you tell? While filming a tiny little video about Avalon Pier a few months ago, I got to double up on video content & ALSO film a…

Lightroom Edit from BLUE to GOLD | Outer Banks Photographer

One of the BIGGEST CHALLENGES shooting here on the beach is when we have this perfectly great sunny day that should make golden hour shooting a piece of cake… and then… low-lying clouds are sitting right on the horizon. This is tricky if you don’t know to look for it because you may think you…

Favorite Beauty Products from AMAZON

I am the least beauty expert person out there … SO, if you can relate, MAYBE just maybe I’m the perfect person to share these things with you! Sometimes I like hearing about things from people who aren’t experts because I know I will be able to use and handle whatever they are sharing better…

Office Supplies are My Love Language

I know I’m not alone. I see the way the double taps soar and the comments roll in when I talk about a good pack of pens or the perfect Wite-out or the most vibrant washi tape. Office supply nerds unite – THIS POST IS FOR YOU!!!! I’m sharing my FAVORITE office items in this…