The Thing That Took Our Marriage To Another Level

Hi, I am an extremely Type A girl married to an extremely Type B boy. I knew that going into this and had NO idea what kind of a ride that would truly take us for. We’ve been together ten years, married for over seven and we have three beautiful little girls who make our…

The Island Time Series is now available! | Five Waves Shop

Who we were turning into? A couple that argues THIS much over teeny tiny little things that keep adding up and feeling so big. So much bigger than us. We were slipping into becoming a couple I didn’t recognize anymore and I felt something I never wanted to feel toward my best friend and husband…resentful. Another…

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…

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…

Cammy’s Real Job | New Mom Series

I will never forget the day I met her. I had waited and enjoyed big old contractions for a while before having to be wheeled to the OR for a c-section to bring her into this world, and then just like that…she was in my arms. I may have still been slightly drugged holding her in…

Three Reasons Mamas Need A FitBit! | Mermaid Mama Gets Fit

When I first learned about what a FitBit was…it was at the Pursuit Conference with my friends Amanda and Erika while we were on our way hopping planes to get there. When they explained to me what it tracked and why they liked it, I was SOLD. Honestly for me, living in this overly technological…

Autumn’s Birth Video | Life By The Sea

I can’t even begin to describe how it feels when Jeremy and Ashley Mitchell drop one of these videos in your lap. On both occasions, Mike and I had been having exceptionally rough weeks and then Jeremy floats in with a text that says oh here you go pal! And our world is right again,…

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…