Happy New Year and welcome to Croissant Crumbs. I’m Amanda, and I am really excited to share my story with you.
I’ve been blogging since 2005 (really, I’m that old) and have found that over the last few years that it’s become almost therapeutic for me. This blog will not sugar coat things and make it seem like things are always perfect – because they most certainly are not in my world. In fact, they’re most often chaotic, unscheduled, rushed and half hazard. But I am striving to achieve a balance in my life between the chaos of life with a toddler (and another on the way), a full-time job, a husband and a house to maintain with who me as a person truly is : a girl who loves red wine, shopping, the ocean, pretty much anything Diptyque sells and afternoon naps. I really, really love afternoon naps.
This blog is an extension of the work I’ve done over the last 4 years with Effervescence Media, and a realization four years in that an authentic, true voice speaks louder than a thousand staged and paid for voices. Women were sick and tired of trying to achieve perfection in every single area of their lives, but still wanted to find ways to lead a refined, glamorous, luxurious and wholesome life.
This blog is about how I find that balance in my life – something that perhaps because I’m a Libra, I seem destined to always be searching for. I am trying to spend more time in the kitchen and less time in fast food drive-thru lines. More time with friends & family rather than store sales associates. Less time trying to decide the next bag I have to have and more time stuffing my kid’s sweater into one and heading out to play. Now let’s not get crazy – I have no problem spending $300 on face cream or spending an entire day at the spa. I’m just slowly learning to be more choosy in my luxuries, financial or not, to have as balanced of a life as possible. Maybe I can’t live without my face cream today, but I’ll have delay my future beach house purchase. Or that bottle of champagne…
I want to live, laugh and love while enjoying the best things in life that I can. It is about living life and preferring quality over quantity, refined over rehearsed and luxury over lazy. And I’m so thankful that you’re along for the ride. Cheers to 2016, new beginnings, and being OK with croissant crumbs on couture every now and again.