I Hate Running, I Love Running | Saltwater + Grace

Being in my thirties is this insane wake up call. It’s a maturity I’ve been really far from without ever having realized it and I’m surprised at how incredibly more grown up I am, how much wiser I know I am and feel and how in tuned with myself I’ve become. I could credit a…

The Hum | Business Owning Mama

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a life changing podcast. Who in the house is a Shonda Rhimes fan?! That woman is a powerhouse, an incredible force, or as she says in her Ted Talk…she’s a titan. I feel like so many of us are titans in our own way, in our destined elements. When…

Goal Amnesia | Salt + Sunshine Series

Have you ever wanted SO badly to reach a goal, a number, a figure, an amount of money..that you just become fixated and stressed beyond recognition? You project this anxiousness by yelling at someone you love, being impatient, acting panicky. Everything is a big deal all of sudden, even if it’s really not. It’s not some…

Salt Air Motherhood Experience | Outer Banks Workshop!

A pattern started to develop over the past couple of years, and I finally caught on. I was mostly mentoring women who were either thinking about becoming mothers or already were. Not all of them, but most. My favorite thing about this was that we were on the same level of understanding where we knew that we…

Occasional Buddies | Raising Seastars

Because of the fact that I’m a straight up girl mama for life and never going to be anything else…I think it’s a great idea to have a series dedicated to raising daughters and what that dynamic and relationship looks like for us! It didn’t dawn on me until recently when we started to see…

Little White Lights | Life By The Sea

Somedays I can close my eyes and feel like I’m still in that $700/month apartment in Archer’s Green in the heart of Ward’s Corner, Norfolk VA. YES…that place. That little hole we called home for a while. The one where we were calling the non-emergency Norfolk police number frequently enough to where it was always…

Six Ways to Survive The Stomach Flu as a Family | New Mom Series

It happened. We have been through so many little colds and aches together as a family of four before Autumn arrived but then the stomach bug hit our family of FIVE, with three kids four and under. I’m not gonna pretend I got through this looking pretty, people. It was ATROCIOUS. The advice will be…

28 Hours In A Week | Photography

No, there are not 28 hours in a week….maybe I shouldn’t have typed the title of the post that way, hahaha! We DROVE 28 hours in ONE WEEK this week. From Kitty Hawk to Annapolis, back home, and then from Kitty Hawk to Franklin to Cleveland/Statesville NC back to Franklin back to Kitty Hawk. Now…how…

Why We Need To See Each Other | Life By The Sea

I am what I like to call an extroverted introvert, and hopefully this is going to make a little sense to you. Basically, I am fairly “social” when I’m out, but I prefer to be in and at home. I love getting wind down time and chilling out after being out of the house at a…

Why Are You Trying So Hard? | Salt + Sunshine Series

The Salt + Sunshine Series is meant to take a negative and turn it into a positive 🙂 Some of us are just huge sensitive Sallys…and if you’re one of those kind of gals, let’s unite today over this post. It’s funny how strong I’ve become in being resilient toward rough situations and people that have…