May 19, 2015

taking stock//4

Making: my to do list.
Cooking: whatever we will be having for dinner.
Drinking: water, always water.

Reading: Four Wives.
Wanting: Maddie to nap AT nap time. Her schedule is all messed up lately.
Playing: how many times can I dress the same baby doll. Over and over.

Listening: Sam Hunt. 

Sewing: nothing.
Wishing: for heat and sunshine.

Enjoying: being back in the Blogging game. It's been too long since I've felt the spark.
Liking: PiYo. I really am digging it! 
Wondering: if I'll ever actually find a dress for my brother's wedding. Any website recommendations are appreciated! 

Hoping: that Summer actually arrives in Nor Cal.
Marveling: at nothing, to be honest.
Needing: to get my PiYo done for today.

Smelling: my wax burner. Obsessed with that thing.
Wearing: yoga pants and a tank. Mom-iform. 
Thinking: that life is weird. And hard. But lovely.

Feeling: tired. 

Bookmarking: this hilariously awesome Buzzfeed article. 

May 8, 2015

Military Spouse Appreciation Day//Link up!

"We love our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coasties. Most of us don't wear the uniform but all of us swoon when we see our Spouses in the uniform.

We keep the home-fire lit and our babies at bay. We manage the home-front with grace and ease mixed with a few fumbles and a bit of heartache. We may not be "issued" but we are chosen.

We depend on friends, mentors, networks and far away family to get us through the tough times.

We use strength to carry us. Distance to mold us. Tears to soften us. Laughter to brighten us. And Perseverance to humble us."

The questions:

//Tell us about yourself and your blog.

Well, hello! And Welcome! I'm Amanda, lover of reading, avocados, hummus, salsa, okay.. food. I am a lover of food. Photography is my thing. I am a 26 year old wife and a mommy of two. My blog doesn't really fit into a category, it's sort of all over the place. I share things from outfit inspiration to photo shoots I've done. 

//What branch of military are you affiliated with?

My husband served 4 years in the Marine Corps and is now on his 4th year of the Coast Guard. We met when he graduated Marine Corps boot camp.

//What is one thing you enjoy about the military lifestyle?

The pride I feel when I see my husband in uniform. 

//What advice would you give other spouses who are new?

Don't ever let anyone make you feel bad if the Military lifestyle and you don't mesh. It takes time, and always be honest with your spouse and yourself about how you feel. 

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Link-Up

May 6, 2015

what kind of party!? a Jamberry party!

Fun fact: In high school and even a little after I used to get my nails and toes done on the regular. Especially when Mike was deployed because it was another thing to keep me busy.

But then I had two kids and the nail salon just isn't what it used to be for me. My nails are now always kept short because... kids. 

And then I was introduced to Jamberry. Insert excited face here. 

My friend, who happens to be a Jamberry consultant, sent me some samples and to be completely honest I was totally intimidated at first. So I set out everything she sent to me, walked away to get my blow dryer and came back to my two wonderful daughters doing their own nails. 

I was a little upset because I wanted my nails to look pretty! But luckily for me they saved me 1. So considerate, right!? 
Em was super excited about how pretty they looked. Then Maddie decided to show me what she did, her toes! And again, I just couldn't be mad because of how they both loved how great they looked. 

Once I watched this video the intimidation factor went way down. Even if I only did get to put one on myself.

My friend Nikki posted this picture of her nails yesterday and I just LOVE. She did them for her husband's A School Graduation. And I want them, like now. 

So pretty, right!?!

Well I am hosting a JAMBERRY PARTY right now!! Check it out here

If you have any questions you can contact Nikki on her Jamberry Page  or her Facebook Page 

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