Taking Up Less Space | Tourette Syndrome

  I’m going to be honest, I can’t come from a place of protecting readers by softening what this past year has looked like as the mom of an awesome little girl with Tourette syndrome. If it’s not honest, it won’t help anyone. It will only make those going through a hard time with this…

Our Kid’s Room Clutter-Free HACK | Clutter Free

TODAY we launched a course put together by our family with all of our hearts called CLUTTER-FREE GAME PLAN 🙂 We know that life is just easier with less STUFF. For years, Mike and I were on a trajectory of more, bigger, better, fancier… we thought that was it. We thought that’s the way to move…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cozy + Coastal Office In A Salt Box By The Water | Life By The Sea

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, we invested in a Lindsay Letters Quarterly Calendar and replaced the futon with the most comfortable coastal loveseat in the world! Scroll to the bottom to view the NEW office set up and new items! Also, I’ve linked Lindsay’s calendar below as well! It is SUCH A BEAUTY! When we first bought…

Gladiators Sharing Joy | Life By The Sea

This world is a very broken place right now. I’m sure it always has been, but the news and social media bring the broken right to our attention front and center daily and it’s hard to see what kind of acts of violence or tragedy have happened since the last one 10 minutes prior and…

Up at 4:30 A.M. | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I know people who would shudder at this blog title, HA! But they are also the night owls who outdo me in staying up late. What do you MEAN you were up until 11pm!?!? LOL! I can’t even. I used to be a night owl and after Cammy started elementary school – we had to…

Free SIMPLE Grocery Budget Printable! | Dave Ramsey

I have been a photographer for eight years, we’ve shot over 130 weddings and we are almost fully booked for weddings this year and almost for sessions this summer, too. This is our biggest “thing”, what I think we will be most asked about – but it’s not, LOL! It’s not! It’s more likely I’ll…

2019 Word of the Year | Cultivate What Matters

Hi my fellow Powersheets loving friends 🙂 This year..wow. What a special time. If I was a cynic I would say it started with a cyberstalker and ended with a miserable surgery, LOL – but I would rather say it started with self-growth, bravery and forgiveness and ended in a solution to a health problem…