Who I’m Jealous Of | Life By The Sea

Recently, I’ve aged another year officially and I am so happy and thankful to be 33. The joy of getting to live this long and raise my girls, continue building a business I love and creating a simple life for our home and family here on the Outer Banks with my best friend in the…

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…

Working With Feeling Undeserving | Saltwater + Grace

I know you’re out there. You have one, two or several things in life that you “always wanted”. You waited, you worked for them…and now they’re here. And now, you can’t stop saying to yourself that you don’t deserve them…they’re too good for you. You don’t deserve to have these things that have been a…

Regrets | Salt & Sunshine Series

This is a tough one for me. But in my heart, I know it is so relatable for everyone. Regret is a powerful emotion. It’s consuming, it’s obsessive, it’s cruel, it’s justified. Regret is hard, but if you flip it on it’s back, you will truly see that regret is a lesson. I’ve tried to figure out…

You’re Not Beyond Repair | Salt & Sunshine Series

I think a lot of us who have negative pasts full of dark corners and very undesirable memories tend to continue over and over shaming and punishing ourselves…as if we are never to be redeemed or forgiven for these mistakes that we made, incidents that happened to us and poor decisions we chose to repeat along…

Your New Life | New Mom Series

In a sea of “get sleep while you cans” and “goodbye to your freedoms!” — I’m gonna be your sunshine today, new mamas 🙂 Almost without a doubt, on every pregnancy announcement, pregnant status, etc on social media..there’s “that guy” — the one who has to write something other than congrats, they have to write…

Three Reasons for Moms to Join the YMCA! | New Mom Series

If this is coming from a pregnant woman who prefers to Netflix binge and eat everything in sight (bye six years of vegetarianism, hello Slim Jims!) — it’s WORTH a read and to hear me out! I never thought for one second that in the middle of my third pregnancy, I would say you know…

It Costs NOTHING | Salt & Sunshine Series

I am the girl that used to walk into places like Target where they strategically keep the women’s/juniors clothes and accessories by the front door and it pulled me in. I started justifying and self-discussing why I need that new coverup. Or leggings. Or scarf. I just work so hard, I need it! I used to…

Understanding Vibes & Energy | Salt & Sunshine Series

Welcome to the blog, new series! The Salt & Sunshine Series was kind of in the cards and destined for this blog corner of the world..and some of you are really starting to think I’ve turned into a gypsy or maybe even a hippie that’s pitching a tent and sleeping on the beach at this…

Walmart Lesson | Personal

I write about the weirdest things, and think to myself while I’m in public when something would be a GREAT blog topic later on…and the best part is, putting this out there always gets an amazing response…so I KNOW It’s worth it! I learned a lesson in Walmart recently, and wanted to share- if one…