Up at 4:30 A.M. | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I know people who would shudder at this blog title, HA! But they are also the night owls who outdo me in staying up late. What do you MEAN you were up until 11pm!?!? LOL! I can’t even. I used to be a night owl and after Cammy started elementary school – we had to…

Front Porch Cafe | Outer Banks Small Business

We have a problem, a really good one ūüôā We’re fairly simple when it comes to what makes us happy in life. We love going to the beach (free), collecting sea glass (free) and swimming in the ocean (free)…which inevitably leads to lots of salty kisses (free depending on the mood, Ellie will make you…

Using Instagram Stories For Business | Guest Blog: Tommy Morgan

Well this is a first and I am just absolutely honored that I get to share this today! Last year, I headed to Northern Virginia for an engagement session and I left having made¬†two friends who made my entire week. Hannah and Tommy are getting married this year and I am the lucky, lucky girl…

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…

Goal Setting with Powersheets | Life By The Sea

Over the past year, I would see these posts about Powersheets and I didn’t know¬†fully what they were because I was so busy scrolling and scrolling along on social media. Mindlessly, halfway paying attention to that and halfway paying attention to real life in front of me. It’s ironic that here I am today blogging…

Goal Amnesia | Salt + Sunshine Series

Have you ever wanted SO badly to reach a goal, a number, a figure, an amount of money..that you just become fixated and stressed beyond recognition? You project this anxiousness by yelling at someone you love, being impatient, acting panicky. Everything¬†is a big deal all of sudden, even if it’s really not. It’s not some…

Having Support | Small Businesses

One of the hardest emails I get from small business owners/dreamers are the ones that include “my spouse/boyfriend/family/etc” don’t support me, they don’t believe in me. They think this is impractical, the investments are frivolous, it’s harder than it’s worth trying for. They feel¬†alone¬†and I don’t blame them, I would, too..and I¬†have.¬† There was a…

Creative at Heart Charleston | Round Three

There just aren‚Äôt enough words to express my gratitude for being a part of such a dynamic experience for the third time in one year. This beautiful conference has a testimony that speaks for itself through the inspired tears of all of us during the presentations all the way to the resulting successes of the…

Putting The HUMAN Back In Small Business | Small Businesses

This is something I’ve subconsciously thought about blogging for a while but I never knew how. It’s a subject that isn’t easy to approach and I knew I would always go at it with caution, but when my bride emailed me back last night– she opened it up for me BEAUTIFULLY. And for that?! Mike…

Support Her (Or Him) | Photography

I realize this is a very sensitive topic — but¬†it’s extremely applicable to several people who have opened up with me about whether or not they are getting the BIGGEST thing they need when it comes to running their own business. More than the camera, the lens, the license..more than ALL of it, it has…

The Vegetable Bin | Outer Banks Small Businesses

This little gem was stumbled up by complete accident earlier this week by yours truly¬†in the POURING rain. The truth is, I actually had¬†another farmer’s market in my GPS and when people kept slamming on their brakes on bypass I decided to ride from my house at Mile Post 4 in Kitty Hawk down toward…

The Right Time | New Mom Series

The right time: we are raised with this phrase kind of tied to all major life events and taught to abide by it strictly or otherwise, other major life events will not properly follow or even occur at all. Not. True. Sure, following your own little strategically set-up-by-your-parents yellow brick road may work for a…