Oh, hey! Welcome to my little corner of the web. I’m Amanda, the average 20 something year old that has no idea what’s going on with adult life, but trying desperately to balance it all. To put it simply: I have a ridiculous love for the ocean, anything Kate Spade-esc, and wine (duh). I live my life through quotes, bucket lists, and the desire for uncontrollable laughter. This little blog is simply an excuse to combine my two biggest passions of the enjoying every square inch of sunshine & trying to make the most of life outside the 9-5. And documenting my shenanigans, struggles, and successes throughout the way.


As for the technical stuff: I have a bachelor of fine arts degree in Communication, grew up in San Diego, spent two years in Charlotte, NC and couldn’t stay away from the salty water, so I moved back. Currently I am living in Boston! I currently work full-time in the sales industry & am a full time Mom to my two year old golden retriever, Gatsby. I started this blog, to share my journey of starting a “big girl” job and  how I am trying to create the life I’ve always dreamed of, and always to keep in mind creating a life is more important than creating a living.

When I’m not concocting up a new recipe I found on Pinterest or chasing after Gatsby, you can find me exploring the never ending coastline, invading brunch spots, or trying to perfect the perfect messy bun. If anyone knows the secret to having more hours in a day, send it my way.

Like so many bloggers, I started writing when I needed a creative outlet- for me, it lead me to talk myself through my thoughts, and is a way to share stores about my life trying to work a day job but make the most outside the 9-5, and my adventures of exploring a new city.

Let’s be real, now onto the part everyone wants. Here is Gatsby. The totally awesome Golden Retriever who completes me.

dog at beach

So these days, you’ll find me writing about all things cooking, anything ocean related, trying to get through the work week, food, Gatsby, my new found passion with clean beauty, and me learning from everything life throws at me, along with snapshots and essays about my life as a San Diegan turned Bostonian. Some might call it a lifestyle blog; I just like to think of it as your front row seat to anything & everything Amanda.

My goal? To create a life worth living. 

1 Comment

  • Reply Ken Harris November 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Gatsby is the best dressed dog I have ever seen!

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