A year ago, I was a scared 23 year-old entering a new realm without much support. Initially, I was drawn in by Jess' lovely photography of her family and her insight into motherhood (she was pregnant with her third, little Remy). As time passed, I kept reading, now hooked by her devil-may-care attitude and southern sassy charm. She quickly became my favorite blogger.
You see, I was recently married and pregnant with my first child. I was working at a restaurant/bar with a bunch of people my age whose greatest concerns were primarily which bar to hit up after the shift ended. Not knowing who to talk to or where to go, I stepped out into the blogosphere, hoping to find other young(ish) moms and to document my own fall down the rabbit hole.
My name is Amanda. Today, I am a stay-at-home mom, wife, and blogger.
The three of us, along with our pug, Lucy, and two cats are packed into a charming 2/1 duplex. Though at times I feel like I can never get ahead of the laundry, the vacuuming, or the dishes, we still manage to have a lot of fun. In between the chores and dodging baby vomit, we have grill nights, kiddie pool hangouts, and 80's dance parties. We most certainly don't take ourselves too seriously.
I still love to create. I love to hang out with my friends. I have an affinity for vintage treasures and bohemian style. I have a constant itch to get another tattoo. I could spend hours in the kitchen, researching recipes and making meals and treats for those that I love. My favorite part of the day is the hour between putting Wyatt down and Jason coming home from work, when I get to drink tea (or a glass of wine), read, and have a little bit of quiet time. My life hasn't been turned upside down by having a child, I have just made a few adjustments.