A Life That’s Good | Life By The Sea

You’re going to get a shot at what you want your life to be like at some point. Have you ever heard the opening dialogue for the movie The Choice based on the Nicholas Sparks novel? Yeah…he’s right. He’s always right, my boy Nick 🙂 Haha! But really, the truth is that it’s just a series of…

Four Lessons From Our Car Accident | New Mom Series

I’m definitely not ready to blog about the whole accident and experience, but I have been thinking about what I am SO glad to know now, as a parent, after this experience. I can handle talking about that part and sharing what I feel like could help or serve other parents and families so we’re…

The Number One Way We Made Life Easier | New Mom Series

Life is absolutely like swimming in the ocean. It’s still sometimes. So still that you can think so clearly, you can dream, you’re level-headed and you’re really able to keep up with the tides. Then it gets a little choppier, but you kind of hang on and adjust because you know it’ll be still again…

The Saddest Conversation | New Mom Series

I am finding that I’m literally growing as a mother with all of our clients, colleagues and absolutely incredible blog and social media followers. I came to you all as a pregnant brand new business owner who started her business and family the same year. It was scary, it was SO full of what-ifs and…

900 Hours | Life By The Sea

When that little girl looked up at the sky in Virginia Beach three years ago and told us she wanted to see more stars at night…everything changed. Mike and I kind of had a crazy notion that moving to our favorite place in the world COULD happen…we just needed to know it would be okay…

A Year With Three Girls Four and Under | The Biggest Challenges

Please believe me when I say I love my girls before you dive into this post…because I, truly from the bottom of my heart, love and appreciate the heck out of them, but talking about my personal struggles as a parent with three of them so close in age and having a rough year may sound…

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,…

Advice For Fighting With Your Mommy | Cammy Video Series

Okay so this is mostly ME talking because she wanted to sit in my lap and make faces at the camera — HAHA, but I love what she says at the end about Ellie! I love that these videos you can’t edit and can’t prep her to say anything because kids will be kids and…

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…

Regrets | Salt & Sunshine Series

This is a tough one for me. But in my heart, I know it is so relatable for everyone. Regret is a powerful emotion. It’s consuming, it’s obsessive, it’s cruel, it’s justified. Regret is hard, but if you flip it on it’s back, you will truly see that regret is a lesson. I’ve tried to figure out…

Kellie + Matt | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

It was such an honor to shoot their engagements and wedding day…but now I am getting another HUGE honor documenting this baby bump with little boy Grayson on the way and I can NOT be happier for these two loving human beings!! Kellie is a doll, she’s funny, she’s got a really good sense of…

My Selfish Problem | Motherhood

I’ve been debating for so long on whether or not to share this but then when I finally got an indication that this is truly a helpful and relatable topic with other moms, I felt like the green light was right in my face..telling me GO, it’s time to share this and don’t wait another minute. This…