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…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 3 Months | Autumn Jean

Autumn 3 Month Gold Sweater and Teal Heels All the can’t evens. This is my third daughter and I’m still completely shocked and blown away at home much they are able to grow and change in such a short period of time. It’s absolutely one of the most amazingly painful yet rewarding experiences of motherhood…

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…

Just Give Me A Minute | Saltwater + Grace

I should absolutely positively NOT be blogging right now. My sweet Pursuit Conference roommate Kristi is smart and she’s asleep and here I am with eyes that can hardly stay open because of all the tears fallen from them today causing the salt to weigh heavy on my skin…I’m going to definitely have a cry hangover…

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…

Stop It, Listen, GIRLS | Life By The Sea

Sometimes I feel like I’m totally alone in these motherhood things until I blog about them and receive a response. One of the most rewarding things about intentionally sharing to help others over the past four years has been the surprise of having myself helped along the way! Okay..here goes, gonna post a blog…will ANYONE…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 2 Months | Autumn Jean

She’s perfect. I don’t know what else to say…this incredible little soul is as SWEET as they come!!! Have you seen our Instagram? Oh please, click on the hashtag #autumnseastar or #autumnisalwayshappy …she really is! She cries for a second normally when she needs something but she’s so laid back! When she’s crying more than…

Lessons From Sea Glass | Saltwater + Grace

I remember the FIRST time I found a piece of sea glass down here. We had just moved and Cammy, Ellie, Mike and I were enjoying family beach time..and I was just sifting through and saw it sitting there, an almost square white piece sort of rounded in the middle and super super smoothed out…

No One Like Him | Life By The Sea

I know a lot of people brag on their husbands, and of course..they should! There are a lot of good ones out there..I know a bunch of my sweet friends have snagged some of the best and deservingly so. I love hearing about good husbands especially because there was a low time in my life…