Meal Prep Magic | Mermaid Meals

If you came here for perfect, organic, fancy or extremely healthy…turn back around friend. Turn back around. This is simple, imperfect but GOLD for us right now. We are grocery shopping at Walmart and Food Lion until we can pay off both cars and life right now is all about doing our best, saving as…

The Gifts of Imperfection | Brene Brown

I had heard her name over and over. I knew she was an inspiring author and I knew that so many people I know loved her work. It wasn’t until my therapist that I met after our car accident said to me…you need to go home and watch Brene Brown’s Ted Talk on Shame that…

White Sweater & Glittery Heels Project | 6 Years | Cammy Mae

You’re about to LITERALLY flip book through the life of our biggest girl, and it’s AMAZING! Camryn Camryn Camryn! You smart little amazing nugget…you have just rocked our world!!!!!! 🙂 You’re a Kindergartener, you’re doing SO well in school and you are just as Type A and artistic as ever. This gorgeous blend of being…

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…

More Money & Less Weight | Mike’s Dad Series

Hello there, old friend. How are things? Doing well? I know, I know; it’s been too long since we last spoke. I’m sorry. Amanda’s a hog when it comes to her blog. In all seriousness, we’ve been talking about me coming back to write for sometime now, just never figuring out what I should write…

Rachel + Richy | Sunrise Nags Head Session

When couples are heading for a getaway here on vacation and want to have a session done – naturally, I’m honored and if you know me in person, you know I’m giddy to shoot two people in love for a year, five years, forty years. I just LOVE couples. I love families, too because they…

Interruptibles VS Non-Interruptibles | Salt Air Entrepreneur

This one is for YOU if you’re one of a hundred moms a year that message us saying “no…but really! I can NOT get work done from home with my little ones – how are you doing this!?!” I FEEL YOU SISTER. And for years, I was like how will this EVER get better? The…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 3 + 3 1/2 Years!

I’m sitting here in mother-of-a-middle-child disbelief, we have no pictures from Ellie’s THIRD sweater & polka dot shoot at all. I shot them, but we never posted them and I can’t find them. Looked through RAWS. Hard Drives. Folders. We just simply thought we had them and this is a BIG reason we have a three…

Kirsten + Chris | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

When someone is driving from out of town and not already on vacation for a full week, I am praying over and over the weather works out. Instead, I’m looking at this devastating forecast for a 2018 bride and groom and I can NOT even accept that it’s real until my husband Mike says, “no…

Three Day Phone Use CHALLENGE! | Salt Air Entrepreneur

If you saw Monday’s blog…you know the tough truth that I spent over 9 days on my phone in a two month period. Literally over a FULL WEEK on my phone. It was tough to swallow that pill but I’m glad I did because it’s opening up a WORLD of inspiration for others to start…

How Much I Used My Phone In Two Months | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I’m not sure you guys are going to believe this mess right now.  This Spring, I said “I think I’m going to do a little experiment that authentically monitors my phone & social media usage so that I know how much I am on my phone when I’m not trying to NOT be on my phone.”…