Last week when Mack got in from fishing....well "work fishing" we decided to hop in the skiff and do MORE fishing :) Who woulda thought? We had no idea that we were about to catch A GIANT Speckled TROUT!  Just another day in the cheese (wanchese) turned out to be one exciting afternoon!! Y'all...I can't explain it when he hooked that thing and saw it flip and rol[...]
Buy a Boat, Drink a Beer, Get Along

Buy a Boat, Drink a Beer, Get Along

They say, “The two happiest days in a boat owner's life: the day you buy the boat, and the day you sell the boat.” :) But, I can tell ya that if I ever sell this boat it’ll be because I’m buying another. I get it though, boats are a never ending project.  I challenged myself last year without hesitation to buy a boat, [...]
Maternity Sessions on the Outer Banks of NC

Maternity Sessions on the Outer Banks of NCHali Easley | April 28, 2016

I have so much love filled in my heart for these photographs and moments shared with Hali, Derek and Banks.  I honestly get tears to my eyes thinking about how much I love and admire Hali not only as a friend but more like a sister.  Since diapers we were inseparable and I am so proud of the gorgeous woman and momma she has become.  I am so thankful everyday knowing I[...]
I thought about......

I thought about……

  I thought about.... Today I sat. just sat. in silence for a while to meditate and take in different waves of energy that have been passing through my body and mind. I like silence. I believe our minds need to stay busy and inspired just as much as they need to be calm, quiet and centered. I knew I needed this time today… I thought about life…and everything t[...]
Sweet Potato Pancakes with Almond Butter Maple Syrup

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Almond Butter Maple SyrupRecipes by Caroline Jarvis Photography

So Easter morning I woke up with the biggest craving for pancakes…but not just any pancakes, sweet potato pancakes. I was inspired immediately when I opened the fridge and saw two left over baked sweet potatoes from the night before. I started day dreaming about the different ingredient options and decided I would make them with oat flour….yummy :) and perfect flour f[...]
Instagram is changing......tomorrow.

Instagram is changing……tomorrow.

Instagram is changing.....tomorrow.  Yes, it's true.  And to be honest, I kind of feel strange and stupid even talking about this...because this is VERY insignificant compared to "real" problems.  This is very egotistical towards the platform of instagram and it's algorithm behavior.  It's all about people seeing your specific content whether it's for personal or busi[...]
Backyard Vacations - Heart Shaped Coral

Backyard Vacations – Heart Shaped CoralSeries 1:2

Backyard vacations, Hatteras style. Stumbled upon this beautiful heart shaped coral when cruising the beaches the other day. It’s safe to say I’m smitten over this treasure! It’s amazing what you can find when walking the beaches of our island and if you know anything about me, you might know that I have a special love for coral. I was so excited when I found this[...]
Hatteras Style - A day in the life

Hatteras Style – A day in the life

Living life, in Hatteras style. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think about how thankful I am to be living in Hatteras near my family. Being able to pop in Dillonscorner everyday and see my dad, spend time with my mom throughout the week, and see my sisters and the kids so much is priceless. Oh yea, and my parents puppy Frisco :) Buxton’s best buddy......[...]
Acai Bowl - The Superfood Smoothie :)

Acai Bowl – The Superfood Smoothie :)

I’ve been making this Acai Bowl - Superfood Smoothie Bowl for so long now that it feels like second nature to whip this up after my morning workouts. It’s so delicious, filling, protein-rich, and AMAZING for your bod.  The overall health benefits are out of this world and you truly will feel so great the rest of the day. What I put into the blender…. 1 Banana 1 P[...]
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies you've ever had in your life.....seriously.  Some of my favorite random things in life include arising early with the sun, warm peaceful beach adventures, puppies....well all animals, a good cup of coffee, creating photographs, perfect avocados, a.m. workouts, finding coral, having endless supply of lemons in my house, ho[...]
Inspirational Active Women - Tone It Up - Karena and Katrina

Inspirational Active Women – Tone It Up – Karena and KatrinaMotivation & Inspiration

Almost 4 years ago when I moved back home to Hatteras from New York City I came across these two gorgeous, inspiring, bubbly and extremely fit beach babes, Karena & Katrina; the founders of Tone It Up. Their energy was incredible and I was immediately intrigued in learning everything about them and their business. If you haven’t ever heard of Tone it Up or Karena [...]
New Year, New Things :)

New Year, New Things :)Februray 11th, 2016

New Year, New Things Hi Guys! How was your holiday season and first month of the new year? I can’t believe it is already February….crazy! Life just keeps moving in full speed. These past couple of months of less social media posts have been extremely necessary for myself in preparing for the year ahead, mental clarity and detoxification of so much technology. As you[...]
Our World, Our Business

Our World, Our BusinessCaroline Jarvis Photography

Our World, Our Business - Caroline Jarvis Photography  I have always been in love with the idea of capturing moments.  I remember when I was a little girl my dad always had a camera within reaching distance. He had a way of documenting our entire life growing up and never missing a beat. I think it was having the opportunity to look through all of the pictures of my[...]
Backyard Vacations - Outer Banks

Backyard Vacations – Outer Banks

Beach Adventures A little while ago I told you guys that I would be starting a series called, "Backyard Vacations," that is centered around all of the awesome opportunities that we have at our fingertips, technically in "our backyard" on Hatteras Island and all around the Outer Banks.  It's easy sometimes to get caught up in our day to day things that we forget the b[...]
Raw Vegan Cheesecake....Whaaaat?

Raw Vegan Cheesecake….Whaaaat?Thanksgiving Inspiration | Raw Vegan

Raw Vegan Cheesecake, yes....It's real food and it's definitely one of my most favorites creations ever.  I was inspired by a few different recipes and took little bits of their ingredient list, instructions, and toppings and created my own.  The three different recipes I used as reference are here, here, and here.  Now I know what you all might be thinking, isn't she[...]
Buxton's First Birthday - Homemade Milkbone Carrot Cake

Buxton’s First Birthday – Homemade Milkbone Carrot Cake

Buxton Levi Junior I can't believe this past month we celebrated my little teddy bear Buxton's first Birthday!  It feels like yesterday that I was just hugging his little floppy ears at 8 weeks old.  The amount of joy that Buxton has brought into my entire families life is incredible.  From his talking ways, to his fluffy fur, to his love for the beach and surfing ad[...]
Outer Banks Bride - Hatteras Island

Caroline Jarvis PhotographyOuter Banks Bride – Hatteras IslandBridal Portraits | Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Hatteras Island doesn't always surprise us with a night this magical, but when it does you best be ready!  Like with a gorgeous Outer Banks Bride with an elegant horse along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean....right? ☺️ Having been born and raised in Buxton, North Carolina part of the beautiful Outer Banks, I am very used to some of the best sunset views in the wor[...]