White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 8 Years | Cammy Mae

I mean honestly – she’s almost my height. The other day (around Thanksgiving) she did ALL of her extra credit homework and then made popsicle sticks with compliments on them for her class at school because this girl is an above and beyond overachiever if I ever saw one! GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE A GEM!!!!! You…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 5 Years!

This girl. If I could tell you how I feel about her – I think we would be talking for the rest of my life. She is sugar, and she’s biscuits, and she’s kindness and she’s gratitude and she’s caring and she’s LOVE. Ellie is love. She is charmingly awkward (is that me, too? LOL)…

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

Okay this girl is just absolutely the wildest, fastest and most AWKWARD human we know, LOL! Autumn Jean, your off the wall comments and your crazy spirit and your kind heart have changed our lives. We can’t remember a day that you haven’t made us soar with joy. You are weird..weirder than all of us,…

White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 7 Years | Cammy Mae

Camryn Mae… you are like this tiny (yet tall, LOL) little force that continues to surprise and impress me daily. You read to your sisters, you get INSPIRED and continually dream up businesses you could run (and bring them to life like MacGyver with the most obscure items and it’s extremely incredible) and you are…

NEW from Carter’s: Sizes for KIDS!

This was probably one of the things that totally made our summer. Our friends at Carters let us in on a little secret…they were officially going to bump up sizing to 14 so that we could CONTINUE to grow with them!!!! 🙂 If you know me, you know I have been happily putting my girls…

8 Years Married | Life By The Sea

I love you Mike Hedgepeth. There is no one like you. I confidently tell anyone that they will love you when they meet you because your kindness and your words of affirmation distributing heart makes SURE to make others feel welcome, loved, not embarrassed and in good company. Watching you grow as a photographer alongside…

Vacation Marriage | Life By The Sea

We hear it all the time (and I’m sure you have, too) … “marriage is work”. And, I get what most people mean by this. It’s tough to combine your things and your life and your time with another person and it’s not going to be seamless. It’ll require some (lots of) compromise, communication, etc….

Parent | New Mom Series

Mike and I often talk about the fact that we know we’re mommy and daddy, but the word parent seems so foreign to us still. That sounds weird to say out loud (or type, lol) and to admit, but it does. I know I’m not alone here, too. I am fierce about my love for my…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 11-17 Months | Autumn Jean

Guys…I promise we love this child. I promise. She is NOT getting the frequent sweater and heels posts that her older sisters got but whew what a whirlwind having three of these little ladies to shoot for! If you are just now joining us for these posts…every single month until they are 18 months old,…

There’s Plenty of Sea Glass | Small Businesses

Last week, I was having an incredibly peaceful morning. No really…it was AMAZING! I had a morning to myself by the sea in a HUGE shell bed next to Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills here on the Outer Banks of NC. I love living here…getting up super early and hitting the salt air first thing,…

Being PRESENT in 2017 | Happy New Year!

Happy happy New Year from this salty aired little beach box in Kill Devil Hills, NC! We are so excited to begin a new year and new adventure together, we ARE believers in fresh starts and new perspectives…although we know the real magic is not in it just happening, it’s in believing in it! Don’t…