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…

Three Ways Simplifying is Emotionally Wise | Life By The Sea

Oh to drop everything and change your ENTIRE lifestyle because you need to breathe! THAT, for us, was what simplifying was about. Being physically cleared of so many “things” and “stuff” — and emotionally feeling like we needed to keep up with everyone around us but never feeling truly and deeply content after making the…

Vacation for a Simple Life | Life By The Sea

When we went to Disney World last year..that for us was truly a FANCY experience…and we’re not saying we’re cave people and we were shocked by all of the attractions, crowds and elaborate experiences, haha..but that was a big huge deal for us! And can I tell you? We stayed in the cheapest resort there…but…

It Costs NOTHING | Salt & Sunshine Series

I am the girl that used to walk into places like Target where they strategically keep the women’s/juniors clothes and accessories by the front door and it pulled me in. I started justifying and self-discussing why I need that new coverup. Or leggings. Or scarf. I just work so hard, I need it! I used to…

Freedom from Minimizing | Personal

If there is anything BIG we have learned and felt since moving to the beautiful Outer Banks…it’s material things really don’t matter. Objects, things, materials, decorations, all of it. They are fun and for some people that brings joy to them because it’s their thing, but I gotta tell you..as someone who has moved 10+ times…

Breathing | Personal

Some of you poor, poor souls– you’re over it I’m sure. This transition of moving for us is something I’ve been sharing constantly with the world because it’s been HUGE for our life. It’s the story of a boy and a girl who met, fell in love, got married (here, where we now live!), had…