About Me

Hi y'all!

I am Amanda - an almost 30 year old natural redhead who blogs from the heart of America in the great state of Kansas.  My husband, three daughters, black lab and I call Lawrence our home.  This blog has been my writing outlet since 2010 and over the years the topics have grown from informing the family of my far away adventures as a military spouse, to the journey through the parenting world, to a scrapbook I hope my kids one day look back and smile at.  These days I write about all sorts of topics - parenting, relationships, our home and the occasional style post, just to name a few.

When I am not here blogging - I am probably reading, binge watching some TV show, driving my kids all over town, hosting playdates or wondering the aisles of Target.  I have a graphic design degree that I rarely use and a minivan that I always use.  I love vacuuming, sleeping in and macaroni and cheese.  My full time gig is being a mother and I absolutely would not change it for the world.

A quick recap of life thus far...

My husband, Rob, and I have been together for almost ten years.  We met in a high school college algebra class and started dating a year later after my now husband up and joined the Army the summer after graduating high school.  We dated from December 2008 to March 2010, when we then got engaged and a few days later, married in Annapolis, Maryland on March 17, St. Patrick's Day.  

Our marriage and Rob's career in the Army took us to Fort Meade, Maryland, Fort Gordon, Georgia and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  In the six years that I spent as a proud military spouse, I experienced one deployment, several DITY and military moves, two spouse clubs that I volunteered with, and the transition from enlisted to Warrant Officer.  Above all, the military gave us countless treasured friends that are now scattered across the country, but always held in high regard.

We are the proud parents of three daughters.  Our oldest, Grace, was born in January 2014, while we were stationed in Georgia.  Brooklyn was born in March 2016, at the military hospital on Fort Campbell.  Finally, Emily joined our family in March 2018, post-military.  Our family is officially complete at three and we couldn't be happier to end the baby making chapter and settle in to watch our babies grow up.

After medically separating from the Army, we moved our family back to Kansas and bought our first home in Lawrence, Kansas.  For the first time, we have family 30 minutes down the road and our support system is local.  Lawrence is a college town, but surprisingly very family friendly and a cultural melting pot that always presents something new to try and do.

I try and keep it real here on the blog.  Because after all, life is an adventure in and of itself.

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  1. This is freaky- my name is Amanda I blog about camo- just found your blog and my birthday is February 22!!!! Www.insuranceoutlaw.com

  2. And I was in the military and my parents are still married:)

  3. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: http://wp.me/p1RjNH-BM

  4. Hey!! I was referred to your blog from Rachel over at the Air Force Wife blog and the "Military Spouse Bloggers Support Directory." I'm an Air Force wife, and my hubby and I have been together since our senior year of high school-- just like y'all! We don't plan on having kids for a while, but we do have a super-cute fur baby! :)

    I look forward to keeping up with you and your blog, and I'd love for you to come visit me at http://offbeat-airforcewife.blogspot.com/

    -Rachel <3

  5. Wait, you're in Maryland too? We're neighbors! Where are you?

  6. Stopping by from Wednesday Walkabout - I really enjoyed reading your post about perfection! I think it's great that you find perfection in what's around you while keeping in mind that the objective perfection is impossible :)


  7. So nice to meet you!! (so to speak lol)
    I just found your blog!
    I am now following. I am looking forward to keeping up and getting to know you through your posts!


  8. hi!
    loved how you described your age. i'm in that age range too!

  9. Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to let you know that I love it! I appreciate you standing by your military man and writing about life to help others who face similar situations. :)


  10. Hey there! Just saw your blog on bloglovin so I thought I would come check it out! I can't wait to read more about your adventures! Oh and your little one is absolutely adorable! (I'm also a milso and an almost mommy!)