Essential Oils + Budgeting | Outer Banks Oils

Two years ago, two big changes occurred in our lives right around the same time. One was very negative, and the other was very positive and honestly we had no idea how great it was about to be… it ended up being the catalyst to something amazing for us and we are SO thankful. We…

What We Just Paid Off & $40K DOWN!!! | Dave Ramsey

You guys… January was productive and I mentioned a lot about what we did (nonprofit work, building an oil business, running Amanda Hedgepeth Photography & creating Workflow lists for photographers, etc) – but we only mentioned in a newsletter to our Salt Air Entrepreneur readers that we paid off $20K MORE IN DEBT!!! OUR SIENNA…

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…

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…

Simple Teryaki Turkey Burgers | Mermaid Meals

Well, another simple recipe from your simple girl down here on the salty Outer Banks. One of the best things we do every week is take 1-2 hours meal prepping things we can reheat for the next 5-6 days to avoid spending money out to eat or on carryout and it’s saved us THOUSANDS of…

Meal Prep Magic | Mermaid Meals

If you came here for perfect, organic, fancy or extremely healthy…turn back around friend. Turn back around. This is simple, imperfect but GOLD for us right now. We are grocery shopping at Walmart and Food Lion until we can pay off both cars and life right now is all about doing our best, saving as…

Bags of Cheerios | New Mom Series

They’re everywhere. They’re in the car, sometimes in our bed, I found one in my sports bra this morning. Our life is definitely covered in Cheerios and that’s okay. We love them, the kids love them…and they’re a big part of what’s reduced the SPENDING in our home. We definitely love to talk about the…

Thankful for Poor | Simple Life + Dave Ramsey

A couple of days ago, I added it up and hit checkout. Here’s what it said: Subtotal $190.20 Shipping Cost $16.95 Shipping Discount – $16.95 Sales Tax $0.00 Order Total $190.20 I really wanted this. I wanted it because it’s fun. It’s SO us. It makes us happy. We wanted to do it and talked about it…

More Money & Less Weight | Mike’s Dad Series

Hello there, old friend. How are things? Doing well? I know, I know; it’s been too long since we last spoke. I’m sorry. Amanda’s a hog when it comes to her blog. In all seriousness, we’ve been talking about me coming back to write for sometime now, just never figuring out what I should write…

The Dave Ramsey Diet | Life By The Sea

Just barely three weeks ago, Mike and I started experiencing Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. What a game changer. Please take time to watch my video if you feel like you need to hear a little more about why we did it and why it could change your life, but I’m here to tell you…

We’re Starting with DAVE RAMSEY! | Life By The Sea

HI YOU GUYS! So, if you’re NOT interested in saving money, saying goodbye to debt or you’ve already been through this course and know about it’s magic…this may not be for you. But, if you have student loans, credit cards and car loans hanging over your head…you don’t know where the money you make goes…