Daycare Improvisations | New Mom Series

For seven years, I’ve run a business that has grown so beautifully and served some of the most incredible couples and families and small businesses. I have also grown three little girls and raised them to be joyful, wild and completely hilarious and maintained a deep and loving relationship with my BFF Mike Hedgepeth. We’ve…

The Beat I Skipped | Life By The Sea

Voxering with my friend Elizabeth Henson last week I kept mentioning to her I was feeling frustrated. I was just having this off day and I couldn’t pin point the freaking problem. Then, the more frustrated I became, the more I started to feel ungrateful. Ick, I don’t like that feeling because ungratefulness snowballs into…

Learning to Trust | Saltwater + Grace

One of the biggest hurdles I ever leapt over was when I decided to trust a group of women with a different part of my heart. Not just the “we’re in the same industry, yay!” part of my life…but a part I didn’t even know much about yet. The part where I started a walk…

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…

Gifts for a Simple Life Girl | Life By The Sea

Christmas just came…and Mike struggled again with getting it out of me. “But what do you want?” No Mike, really…just more Papermate Flair pens…please! Make my office supply loving heart happy…get me PRACTICAL things, lol! This has been me for a long time. In another time in our lives…I would request diamonds or more expensive things…

Weak Made Strong | Saltwater + Grace

Sometimes the Lord just leaves me speechless and moves in ways I can’t even believe I refused to see in a previous life, when I was completely disconnected from him. It actually blows my mind. One of the ways I am shocked at my emotional and physical response to His ways is through the most…

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…

My First Social Media Hiatus

You’re looking at a girl who has shown up for seven years and never taken a break from posting on social media. I have a lot of stuff archived so it may not seem so by the numbers…but for example, I took my Instagram recently from 6900 images to almost 1900. WOW. 6900 images, that’s…

Nicholas Sparks Set Charm & Inspiration

I blog for my people…and that can be photographers, moms, people interested in simplifying or Dave Ramsey or running a business while having a family. But this post? This is for the people who’s hearts pitter patter when they see WATER, marsh grass, weeping willows, peeling paint on worn in coastal homes and know that…