Disney with the Mermaids 2018 | Life By The Sea

WOW. This was WAY harder than in 2014 with just baby Ellie (9 months) and Cammy (almost 3) ,haha! And we needed MORE stuff then because the tinier the child, the more gear required… but this was tough. We were SUPER hot, lines were long for characters, the girls ALL wanted to ride in the…

2019 Powersheets Launch Day! | Cultivate What Matters

If you haven’t yet been connected to the gem that is Lara Casey… I’m encouraging you to now. This woman has changed my life… from her books to her posts to her heart and her message. She is the creator of the Powersheets Goal Planner as well and I could say so much more but…

Four Reasons We LOVE Our Sienna(s) | Life By The Sea

If you’ve known us since the beginning of last year, you may have seen our car accident that happened in March of 2017. We were heading down a dark country road, it was raining, and a girl ran a stop sign plummeting into an SUV, we were hit by both of their cars and it…

Simplified Planners with an Online Calendar

I ended shooting a family session the other day to look down at my phone to see a voice text message waiting for me from one of my favorite people. She told me she’s been using her online calendar for a while and although she LOVED the Simplified Planner when she had it, she didn’t…

NEW from Carter’s: Sizes for KIDS!

This was probably one of the things that totally made our summer. Our friends at Carters let us in on a little secret…they were officially going to bump up sizing to 14 so that we could CONTINUE to grow with them!!!! 🙂 If you know me, you know I have been happily putting my girls…

Lifestyle Changes (with LINKS!) | Life By The Sea

Oh HI THERE GUYS!!! I know, it’s been a minute! I have to say that it’s kind of nice to be back to blogging and content creation and sharing after enjoying a little time off in the middle of the busy season. I’m actually STILL on a social media hiatus while creating this post and…

8 Years Married | Life By The Sea

I love you Mike Hedgepeth. There is no one like you. I confidently tell anyone that they will love you when they meet you because your kindness and your words of affirmation distributing heart makes SURE to make others feel welcome, loved, not embarrassed and in good company. Watching you grow as a photographer alongside…

Forgiving the Girl Who Cyber Harassed Us

If you have been tuned in the past month via Instagram, you may have seen this post where we FINALLY shared what has been going on since December. That evening we posted an Instagram live video but since they disappear and we know everyone didn’t see it – we wanted to keep this story where people…

60+ Pounds Down | Life By The Sea

If you get a message in your DM’s or email more than once…MAKE IT A BLOG POST 🙂 So we’ve checked in before when Mike guest blogged about more money and less weight…but we’ve lost MORE since! And we are just feeling so so good and proud and honestly…MOSTLY…surprised. We laugh so much when we…

Vacation Marriage | Life By The Sea

We hear it all the time (and I’m sure you have, too) … “marriage is work”. And, I get what most people mean by this. It’s tough to combine your things and your life and your time with another person and it’s not going to be seamless. It’ll require some (lots of) compromise, communication, etc….

Celebrating That We LIVED | Accident Anniversary

**WARNING, some images are slightly graphic and may be upsetting** One year later (tomorrow) was the scariest night of our lives. Traveling down a small two lane country road in the rain in Rolesville, NC…a red car was FLYING from the left. I only had a second to tell Mike that it wasn’t stopping before…

The Gifts of Imperfection | Brene Brown

I had heard her name over and over. I knew she was an inspiring author and I knew that so many people I know loved her work. It wasn’t until my therapist that I met after our car accident said to me…you need to go home and watch Brene Brown’s Ted Talk on Shame that…