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…

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…

Moms That Break Rules | New Mom Series

We really should have them lay in their beds at night and get better at falling asleep in their own space. Yeah, we REALLY should. It’s what you’re supposed to do. Sometimes we do, most of the time lately though…we don’t. I wonder if I’m making the “right” decision. If having your child not fall…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 4 Years!

Hilariously…you’ll read in the LAST Ellie sweater & heels post that I was so sad about losing her 3 year sweater pictures. After all, I had been late before…but never LOST or missed the pictures in these series before! So you’ll read about me feeling bad about that and then guess what actually happened? I…

The Magic of January 2018 | Life By The Sea

On January 1, some time after 6pm…I officially logged off of Instagram and Facebook for a period of time that wasn’t pre-determined. My first goal was a week, then it turned into TWO…then…THREE?! I mean…for a girl that hasn’t been off social media for more than a few days in seven years, this was quite…

Hiatus Week One | Salt Air Entrepreneur

It’s the strangest thing to not pick up my phone and continually check in on my notifications and what my friends, colleagues and connections are doing…but it’s really amazing at the same time. Here’s what I’ve learned in one week of not opening up social media, AT ALL, for any reason. (And if you know…

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…

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,…

Outer Banks Content SURVEY | Outer Banks

Oh 2018. We have big dreams for you…and one of them is to bring MORE Outer Banks specific content to those who feel HOME when they cross that bridge, whether it’s their actual home or not. I can’t convince you to love this place if it’s not your jam. But for millions of people, it…

Five, Three and One | New Mom Series

This is an interesting life season. And by interesting I mean Autumn, where are your pants? Cammy why are you so freaking smart and I can’t spell things out because you can basically read and Ellie why did you just throw a temper, tell me I’m not your mom and then grab my face and…