Author Archives: Amanda

A New Start

Hi Friends, For a variety of reasons, I’ve decided to start blogging on my own, personal, individual blog. I’ve been thinking and praying a lot lately about blogging and whether I wanted to continue blogging, why it is that I … Continue reading

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A long-term relationship: Shellac

I had the opportunity to try a Shellac manicure a few weeks ago at InSpa, my go-to spa. It was amazing. It lasted me about three weeks, though it would have stayed longer if it hadn’t grown out so much. … Continue reading

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Summer MiniBook Progress 2

Here’s how my summer book is looking so far. If you didn’t see, here’s the book from inception and through the first part. If you’re wondering how many progress updates there’ll be, the answer is 3. I’m just now finishing … Continue reading

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My Mantel

I know I’m weird, and I choose to blame my wonderful back-to-school memories, but I’m already looking forward to Fall. Here’s what our mantel’s looking like these days. We have recently moved, so our mantel looks a little different than … Continue reading

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Fridge Frames

Look at these ornate fridge magnets I got at the Craft Warehouse in Yakima this weekend. They’re the perfect size for photo booth strips and were only 80 cents a piece. Love. p.s. That’s our most recent photo booth strip … Continue reading

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iPad Perks

 A lot of people complain about their jobs, and i admit that i’m not above doing just that. But this week my job has made me very happy. Why? Well, because this week they (and more specifically, a brand i … Continue reading

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July Update

  Working… … My tush off at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale … On my Summer Minibook … On letting go Reading… … Little Bee by Chris Cleave Going… … To Cannon Beach with E Loving… … “back-to-school” shopping and office … Continue reading

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Summer MiniBook Progress

Remember how I told you about my summer Mini Book project here, inspired by Elise Blaha? Well here’s the progress so far:  You can click on any image to enlarge it. Here are the highlights: {and I will mention, this … Continue reading

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Celebrate: Happy 4th & Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners of last week’s giveaways! p.s. Eric drew the names out of a hat, just to keep things clean Thanks to everyone who participated. If your name is listed above, please email me at with your … Continue reading

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Celebrate: Giveaway Day 4

Welcome to the final giveaway for this week! A few weeks ago Steph and her hubby came to visit and brought us a terribly sweet little hostess gift and I thought it would be perfect to also pass a set on … Continue reading

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