Author Archives: Amanda Branham

About Amanda Branham

I have quite the history, but my days of partying came to an end when I became a stay at home mom to a beautiful girl. I write about my adventures in domestication, with everything from baking, cooking, crafting, gardening, starting my own business and more.

Friday Finds

This is an ode to my favorite things: DIY for the home, pizza, awesome small businesses and of course…Sacramento. DIY Find: This DIY Hand Painted Rug from Caitlin McGrath of The Merrythought on Poppytalk is about as new as it … Continue reading

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Baked Pumpkin Doughnut Recipe

I have been wanting to bake doughnuts since I got really into baking last year. I never got around to it, though, so I got myself a doughnut pan this week and decided it was time. Since I love pumpkin … Continue reading

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Creative Business Resources

Since 2012, I have been trying to see if I can truly make it as a creative business owner working from home. And if there is one thing I’ve learned so far – it ain’t going to happen overnight. Taking … Continue reading

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Hello, Fall!

It’s official…Fall is here! Heck, there is even a chance of rain in Sacramento tomorrow and Thursday. It will still be in the 70s, but I will take it! I restocked the baking supplies, got a doughnut pan and I’m … Continue reading

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Mama Style Inspiration: Fall transition

When I let our dog out this morning, a chilly breeze hit my face and invited me outside. I stood out there for a few minutes, feeling the cool air and smiling at the realization that maybe fall is really … Continue reading

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Hello, beautiful new site!

I’m so excited to announce that my new blog site is up and running! It’s been a long time coming, but I finally made the decision to move my blog to a self-hosted site so I can work with partners … Continue reading

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Just Eat It: Pumpkin Coffee Cake

The other day, I used Sally’s Baking Addiction’s wonderfully delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, and as per usual, they did not disappoint. Even my mom, who is a pumpkin hater, enjoyed one. The only problem with making something that … Continue reading

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The Living Situation: Freddy’s Hot Rod Nursery

I have always loved vintage cars. I could only pick out a handful of the popular ones that everyone knew, but I have always found them beautiful and I just love watching them drive by. An homage to a time … Continue reading

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22 Weeks: Oh boy!

It’s official. I’m over the halfway mark! And we’re having a boy! Of course I would be happy with two spoiled princesses, but I was very happy to learn that we are having a boy. I tend to swoon over … Continue reading

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