Clutter-Free Goals for 2022 | Simple Life

Happy freaking New Year, friends! Have you done it yet? Declutter your entire life and have the cleanest most perfect house to start out your 2022 living in?? Okay good, us neither 🙂 Also.. if you came here looking for that Pinterest perfect minimalist house… you are in the wrong place but I know there…

Experiences VERSUS Stuff (including screenshots) | Simple Life

In December we found ourselves sitting and really thinking about the past year and where money had gone, what we wished we had done more of, and less of, and differently. We were SO GLAD we went to NYC but we also found ourselves a little stressed around the weeks following our trip when we…

Our Kid’s Room Clutter-Free HACK | Clutter Free

TODAY we launched a course put together by our family with all of our hearts called CLUTTER-FREE GAME PLAN 🙂 We know that life is just easier with less STUFF. For years, Mike and I were on a trajectory of more, bigger, better, fancier… we thought that was it. We thought that’s the way to move…

Why We Went SMALL, Instead Of BIGGER | Life By The Sea

Before we show our new home in an upcoming blog post, we wanted to share WHY we seem to be going backwards compared to the masses. It would seem, for most, you have more kids.. you get a bigger house. More rooms, more bathrooms. More SPACE. Some people are completely adamant on their kids having…

Free SIMPLE Grocery Budget Printable! | Dave Ramsey

I have been a photographer for eight years, we’ve shot over 130 weddings and we are almost fully booked for weddings this year and almost for sessions this summer, too. This is our biggest “thing”, what I think we will be most asked about – but it’s not, LOL! It’s not! It’s more likely I’ll…

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…

Thankful for Poor | Simple Life + Dave Ramsey

A couple of days ago, I added it up and hit checkout. Here’s what it said: Subtotal $190.20 Shipping Cost $16.95 Shipping Discount – $16.95 Sales Tax $0.00 Order Total $190.20 I really wanted this. I wanted it because it’s fun. It’s SO us. It makes us happy. We wanted to do it and talked about it…

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…

One Year Shopping Free | Life By The Sea

So, yesterday…I turned 32! And I can hardly believe I’m in my 30’s still. I truly feel like I’m 25 but I don’t feel how I felt at 25…if that makes sense. There is a wave of maturity that I kind of love along with maintaining a playful mentality that keeps me feeling for lack…

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…

Paychecks + Valentines | Salt & Sunshine Series

I used to think that a successful holiday meant BIG presents, flashy, WOW-I-can’t-believe-you-bought-me-a-car/diamonds/etc … in order to be a good holiday. I thought if I could nail the holidays and do things that looked like perfection on the outside, the inside of me would feel better..but it’s NOT how it goes. I know this now…