About Last Year & Stress City | New Mom Series

I have been talking to some of my friends recently about the dynamic of bringing another little one home and into your lives. There is so much JOY when you introduce a new family member and start to all grow and figure out the new life together. There are so many endearing, inspiring moments. So…

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…

I’m Sorry I Yelled | New Mom Series

I’m so sorry I yelled earlier. I didn’t mean to yell again, I’m so sorry honey. Mike…I am so sick of yelling. LOUD, angry, snappy yelling. Mean comments. Cuts, burns, digs. At my own little kids. How does it come to this sometimes? For about a month I’ve been doing great…however, if you saw me earlier…

Impatience Correlation | New Mom Series

I think I’ve mentioned this before in blogs but the truth is that I REALLY need to stop everything I’m doing lately and heed my own words. Gosh, the past week has just been insane..I have lost my patience three major times with the girls and I feel absolutely and positively terrible. Not like oh I shouted…

I’ll Never Be Cool | Life By The Sea

I feel like that title alone makes people say…okay, what’s your point? Tell us something we don’t know. It’s not news, I’ve NEVER been “cool” and it makes me slightly go into giggle fits when people say anything of the sort to me. That snort laugh kind of a thing you expect from a Drew…

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…

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…

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…

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…