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.

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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Friday Finds

Today, I’m sharing some DIY projects for the body and the home, a beautiful cake to feed your sweet tooth and some awesome things coming out of Sacramento! Enjoy! MAKE: This Buttery Coconut Moisturizer from Refinery 29 is easy to … Continue reading

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I’d Can That: A Canning Roundup

Last year was the first year I ever attempted canning. It was actually the first year I ever thought about canning. My boyfriend got me a canner for my birthday (because these are the gift ideas I have nowadays) and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Amy Cluck-McAlister of Amy is the Party

Amy Cluck-McAlister, whom I met two years ago when she donated some wonderful handmade jewelry to a fundraiser I was organizing, is a creative force to be reckoned with in the Sacramento indie community. She runs Amy is the Party, … Continue reading

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Yo Momma Monday: Tiffany McCauley of The Gracious Pantry

After I had Cecilia, I got really interested in clean eating and living a clean lifestyle and one of my biggest inspirations was The Gracious Pantry. Tiffany’s recipes were simple, easy to follow, I didn’t have to search endlessly in … Continue reading

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Friday Finds

Even though the temperatures are high and the sun still hurts when I walk outside, it’s feeling more and more like Fall. There are pumpkin recipes coming out of the woodworks (not that I mind, of course) and I’ve seen … Continue reading

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DIY Inspiration: Wall Love

Our walls are borrrring. We’ve hung up two posters in our living room, and while we have some more to hang up…I would like to hang up more than just posters. I’ve been searching through thrift stores, flea markets and … Continue reading

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