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.

Happy Halloween!

After today, the virtual world as we know it will change. No more funny costume posts, no more pumpkins being painted or carved, the pumpkin recipes will start trickling away (except from here…they will always be here). We will start … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Errything

Last night, I made a proclamation. I will only eat food with pumpkin in it for Halloween. If it doesn’t have pumpkin in it, I’m not interested. This is really how I would like to live my life in general, … Continue reading

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Meet Kristin DeNeeve of Semi Sweet Press!

I took my first Journalism class in College and at the time, I had no clue what it do for me. I was good in English in High School, and for me, Journalism was a natural (and I’ll admit it…easy) … Continue reading

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Homemade Holidays: Craft and Food Swap

Last year, I bought Kate Payne’s Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking and learned about food swapping. Through her site, I found the Food Swap Network and researched how to hold my own food swap. But here’s the thing. There are … Continue reading

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Hometown Tourist

Nowadays, it’s very rare that I get out and explore. Even in my own town. Our days already feel so packed as it is, and with a toddler, it can take a few hours to prepare for just one hour … Continue reading

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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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