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…

Daycare Improvisations | New Mom Series

For seven years, I’ve run a business that has grown so beautifully and served some of the most incredible couples and families and small businesses. I have also grown three little girls and raised them to be joyful, wild and completely hilarious and maintained a deep and loving relationship with my BFF Mike Hedgepeth. We’ve…

Off Season Step Away | Salt Air Entrepreneuer

Can we REALLY turn this off? Will power is tough for entrepreneurs. Let me tell you this annoying inner struggle I just went through… In September I said yesssss Amanda you are DOING THIS! In December, you’re taking two weeks off. You’ll check in occasionally for emails but heavy and intense WORK work (blogging, newsletters,…

A Simple Office | Salt Air Entrepreneur

What if you had one spot in your home to place your desk and office belongings…and you were sharing that space with a six year old girl? One of the things we were recently asked was how we have a simple but cheerful and effective office space to work in…and the best way we can…

The Island Time Series is now available! | Five Waves Shop

Who we were turning into? A couple that argues THIS much over teeny tiny little things that keep adding up and feeling so big. So much bigger than us. We were slipping into becoming a couple I didn’t recognize anymore and I felt something I never wanted to feel toward my best friend and husband…resentful. Another…

Interruptibles VS Non-Interruptibles | Salt Air Entrepreneur

This one is for YOU if you’re one of a hundred moms a year that message us saying “no…but really! I can NOT get work done from home with my little ones – how are you doing this!?!” I FEEL YOU SISTER. And for years, I was like how will this EVER get better? The…

How Much I Used My Phone In Two Months | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I’m not sure you guys are going to believe this mess right now.  This Spring, I said “I think I’m going to do a little experiment that authentically monitors my phone & social media usage so that I know how much I am on my phone when I’m not trying to NOT be on my phone.”…

Planoly Just Changed This Mama’s Life | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I won’t name the app but I was previously using something else when it came to Instagram scheduling and I think my mind has been so absolutely blown in the last four days that I can hardly contain my excitement. When I discovered PLANOLY this past weekend, I realized that yet again, I have found another…

I Love To Hustle, I Love To Slow Down | Salt Air Entrepreneur

Hi there friends! Today we begin sharing our new blog series, Salt Air Entrepreneur! This is a category I’ve constructed where I can happily tuck posts relating to all things business owner, entrepreneur and the spirit that comes along with being someone who absolutely is head-over-heels obsessed with building their empire, no matter how big or small,…

A Year With Three Girls Four and Under | The Biggest Challenges

Please believe me when I say I love my girls before you dive into this post…because I, truly from the bottom of my heart, love and appreciate the heck out of them, but talking about my personal struggles as a parent with three of them so close in age and having a rough year may sound…

Being PRESENT in 2017 | Happy New Year!

Happy happy New Year from this salty aired little beach box in Kill Devil Hills, NC! We are so excited to begin a new year and new adventure together, we ARE believers in fresh starts and new perspectives…although we know the real magic is not in it just happening, it’s in believing in it! Don’t…