In honor of National Puppy Day, we are celebrating our sweet and wild puppy, Jetty! Our Labradoodle, Jetty is the king of catching surf and talking long walks but I was seriously struggling to get out and about with him when I was with our girls. It's so hard to push the jogging stroller and hold a leash and pick up the Sippy cup that Eloise throws every eleven seconds! Enter SportLeash! This leash was a game changer for me! With the hands-free design I am able to clip the le
Yes, you read that right! Eloise moves out! And it's happening this week! We're officially kicking the little bugger out of our room which means we are transitioning her into Penny's old room. We have kept all three of our babies in our bedroom for their first year with their crib set up close enough that I can reach them in the middle of the night and nurse them without having to walk my sleepy-head down the hall. Shocking news...I've jumped up to the demands of each of our
I might sound a bit like a broken record but when it comes to giving gifts, the Outer Banks is THE BEST place to shop! So with Valentine's Day on the horizon, I'm rounding up the best local gifts for the girl in your life. The best part is that you can shop right here on the beach!
1. Lovie's for your LOVIE!
I'm telling you, these ladies have changed my salon experience. They are ALL incredibly kind, talented and uplifting. On top of ALL of that, they're offering a kille
When we originally booked our trip to Disney World we thought we would need 3 days to see everything so we booked a long weekend. We really did have the BEST day ever in Disney's Magic Kingdom. You can read a little bit about that trip and our shoestring Disney budget a post back.
We just realized that after the park experience and after Disney Springs, we just had enough of the commercial world and we were really craving our tranquil life by the sea. On a whim, we decided t
Ahh… Disney World. Most moms have priced it out at least once in their lives and like me, looked at the price tag for a 3-4 day trip for the family and slammed the laptop shut with an exaggerated rolling of the eyes. It’s absurd. I have local neighbors who told me about taking their family to Disney World and couldn’t believe that they spend $3000 on a theme park and I’ve gotta say, I’m right there with them. It’s really borderline offensive to me that a theme park can cost s
We're one week (and change) into the New Year! A full week! 1/52nd of the way through 2018! If that doesn't shock you and show you just how fast time flies then I don't know what will.
I'm still over here trying to set my goals for 2018.
Business goals and weight and cardio training... yep sure! I'm there with all of you... I've set goals on how to deep clean my house top to bottom in 14 days... Goals on the exact number of times that I can get the entire family to chu
School is officially closed tomorrow and we haven't even seen a snow flurry yet! Oh my heavens do I looooove the south! I'm telling ya, this is the way to live! :)
Not only have I noticed many fellow Outer Banks mamas posting about our pending snow storm this week but I have talked to dozens of clients this week who have said to me, "Oh no! What do you do at the beach when it snows?"
So of course, I am thinking the exact same thing here! What in the world can we do with
Here on the Outer Banks our kiddos are gifted with a full two weeks off of school for their Winter holiday break. Don't get me wrong, I really do love having the kids home for a long break and I really love getting to stay in cozy sweatpants a little bit longer each morning but with limited indoor activities here on the beach going stir-crazy is a given. Insert crafting. My little Penny is super creative and she honestly is happier and better behaved when she has a creative o
When my husband and I first moved here we found the cutest little 3 bedroom house. It was an adorable blue single family on a one way street and of course, it was close to the right school. We loved the space, had plenty of storage and at 1200 square feet we felt like we had more than enough room for our family of three. Then we had Penelope. Somehow within the first year of her life we felt like that house was closing in on us. With the addition of one more child in the hous
With the 4th of July falling on a Tuesday this year I feel so unprepared for our annual family cookout! I woke up yesterday in a bit of a panic because I realized that I had some hamburgers and hotdogs in the refrigerator but not much else was planned. Usually, I have dinner planned and the ingredients for a red or blue frozen cocktail and a delish dessert made with patriotic colors. I started to raid the pantry to see what I could come up with and was so excited to find some
Card games. I hate them. I'm not good at them and I always lose. When I was a kid, I remember cheating in Go Fish. For whatever reason, even if I needed a card, I would never Go Fish. I just skipped that part of the game. Of course, I'd end up losing miserably because of this. You would think I would have learned by now... For the most part, I have always felt like I was a pretty put together person. I mean, I wear leggings as pants on occasion and I rarely blow-dry my hair.
It's winter on the Outer Banks and y'all.. I am bored! There, I said it. Usually, I love snuggling in and enjoying the downtime with my family. This year is no different in that regard. I love the quietness that takes over the beach and the crisp air that smells like a bonfire. I love love love having extra time to snuggle our littlest baby and having plenty of time to train our puppy to be the best dog ever. I love winter here. But I am desperate for a creative outlet! This