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.

Where we do our Living

Right now, our living is in a transitional state. There’s Cecilia’s little cabinet that we got her at the antique fair, waiting to return to her room when space permits. We have an old bookcase that we’re not in love … Continue reading

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Family of four

Things are happening around here. We’re working on slowly painting each room in the house as we can, moving stuff around and making lists for things we need in Freddy’s room. We’re getting the house ready for the holidays and … Continue reading

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Friday Finds

I would like to dedicate this post to my sweet tooth. It’s insane. Growing up, my mom always baked homemade chocolate chip cookies and other wonderful desserts and by my early twenties, I thought I had enough desserts and switched … Continue reading

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Favorite Halloween DIYs + An Article That Hits Home

Halloween. Before, it meant dressing up in a costume that was thrown together minutes before whatever party or bar hop we were attending. It meant people coming over to our apartment before said party and everyone getting too drunk to … Continue reading

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Specialty Coffee Week Happenings!

Today marks the kickoff of Sacramento’s very first Specialty Coffee Week. And with craft coffee roasters like Temple, Insight, Chocolate Fish and Old Soul putting Sacramento on the coffee map, it’s about time we dedicated a week to celebrate all … Continue reading

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DIY Halloween Costume Inspiration: Lucille Ball

When I was in high school, I stumbled across I Love Lucy on TV Land. Or was it Nick at Nite? Either way, I was hooked from the first episode I watched. After that, I bought her autobiography, Love, Lucy … Continue reading

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Birthday Party Inspiration: On the Farm

Old MacDonald is Cecilia’s jam right now. She will break into the cutest rendition of it at any given moment, especially when she’s upset. It’s her coping mechanism. And she loves farm animals like nobody’s business. This is why we’re … Continue reading

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The State of Writing

A lot has changed since my first Journalism class in 2002. The print industry isn’t what it used to be – newspapers are closing, fallen victim to the internet. The majority of the print publications that are still out have … Continue reading

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Handmade Life + 10% off Sale!

I completely believe in creating a handmade, mindful life. In making things with my hands, supporting people who make things with their hands and putting a creative touch on everything I can. I believe in making food from scratch whenever … Continue reading

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