Hi, I’m Amy!

Hi, I’m Amy, the voice behind The Coastal Oak, which is filled with do-it-yourself ideas for home decor and more. As a home decor enthusiast, I’m inspired by our coastal lifestyle and incorporate it into my designs.

A little about my background, I was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina and I grew up with a love of antiquing and beautiful landscapes.  I am from a large family where Sundays consisted of faith and fellowship.  Not venturing too far from home, I went to college at Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology.  This brought me to Charleston, SC, where I had plans to attend graduate school. However, I pursued my passion for helping others and went back to school to become a nurse.  I have worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and most recently in nursing management.  I recently put my career on hold to pursue a life as a stay at home mom, all while blogging and sharing my interests along the way.

If you have expensive taste and live on a budget, you are in the right place.  Here at The Coastal Oak, you will find a mix of home decor, DIY, lifestyle, and authentic motherhood shared here.  

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about me and you can always say hi and contact me here.


Where you can find me!

You will find daily inspiration and life behind the camera over on Instagram. Follow my spontaneous thrifting trips, daily deals, and an honest glimpse at motherhood.