Wednesday, May 18, 2011

perspective

I'm sitting here, with a warm Mac computer under my palms as I write this, and it feels good.

I'm so glad I decided to slow things down and take time for me lately and appreciate everything I know I have to offer including but not limited to - self love and respect.

In honor of my first entry post-hiatus, I'd like to reflect and entertain my perspective on this last year.

On Friday, the 13th none the less, was my twenty-fourth birthday. Twenty four years of loving, laughing, crying, learning, breathing, stressing, thinking, hugging & kissing, working, earning & spending, reacting, cooking...


And on Friday felt good with myself - twenty four years of me. Amanda Lynn. Daughter. Wife. Sister. Auntie. Lover of all things sunny and happy - happy with myself.
 Who'dve thought? :)


From here on, I will only blog for me. I promise I'm not trying to be selfish (well maybe a little) but I just don't want the warmth and goodness that is blogging, to be lost again. 


I can't wait to share more of newlywed stories, super yummy recipes (because I was totally cheating on my blog with my kitchen - it was heavenly), and your lives with you through your blogs.


I missed you girlfriends!


PS - please stay tuned for the following recipes in the coming week :)



17 comments:

  1. hi amanda! i missed you! i'm so glad you are doing good....and i can't wait for all those recipes! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday!! I really missed you! I was even wondering if I ,by mistake, unfollowed your blog, cuz there was nothing showing up in my reader! haha Good to have you back! xxx

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  3. Welcome back! :) Glad you're high on life and loving yourself. ;)
    ...And you've made me really hungry!

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  4. Happy late birthday, pretty girl! So glad you are back and am looking forward to those recipes!

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  5. Happy 24th!! So glad you enjoyed your break and decided to come back to blogland! :)

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  6. Glad to see you back in my reader! I'm super looking forward to some yummy recipes to try!

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  7. I have missed you!! I am glad you are back, but SO happy you took that time for yourself :) Those recipes look amazing, can't wait to learn more about them! AND happy birthday!! I hope it was great!

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  8. Glad to hear that you are back and that you're doing good :) Can't wait for the recipes -- especially the cake batter chocolate chip cookies (those look AMAZING!!).

    Happy belated bday!! Glad to hear it was good!

    <3 Ash

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  9. Oh my gosh, all those foods look soooo good!

    And Happy late Birthday!!

    kmhaskin.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy 24th! I missed reading your blog- glad your back! I can't wait for these recipes they look super yummy :)

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  11. Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! Your blog is JUST DARLING! So glad to have another fun gal to follow! Well, I am completely shocked...all my photo shoots booked up within 30 minutes of me posting the time slots so right now I don't have any more :( I am going to do these ones I have posted and see how I'm feeling about having the business up and going. Please keep me in mind...my goal is to keep my prices very reasonable and be flexible. I think 1 year anniversay pictures are a super cute idea :) Keep in touch!
    ~tiffany

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  12. Miss you miss you MISS YOU! So glad you are doing better shoog, you really deserve it!

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  13. Glad ur back! Missed you!
    Ps - That Quesadilla looks UH-MAZE-ZING!!!! :D

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  14. Happy belated birthday :)
    I bet it feels lovely to make time for yourself!
    all that glitters.

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  15. hey manda! hope you're doing good....just wantd to say hi! :)

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  16. These recipes look absolutely wonderful! Can't wait for you to post them :)
    I'm a new follower of your blog!

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  17. happy birthday sweet friend, and what an appetizing intro into your new recipes! can't wait to read them:)

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