Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In the Pits

This is essentially a personal blog, among other things. I have been MIA for a good minute, and it was not on purpose. I will share more later (#videotime), but for now these are some thoughts as I get back into the routine...

There are always moments in life when you wonder, "Is life really this calm? Will it stay this way?". And there are moments where you remember the answer to those questions... NO. Life is never consistent. One moment things are absolutely radiant, and the next thing you know it has all turned to crap. This is a truth of life.

But what is (or can be) consistent is how you react to the changes. Will you cry? You should. Will you be angry? It's natural. Will you want to go into a hole (your bedroom) and get lost in a million books because that world is easier to deal with at the moment? YES & you will take an entire weekend to do just that. 
Life does go on. Just as sure as what's up comes down, what's down does come back up again. And whenever life decides to come back up, you're presented with a spankin' new & improved version of yourself that you truly never thought you'd be. 

If you're in the pits (#raiseyourglass), just remember all the other pits you've climbed out of & how far you've come. And never forget that you DID climb out. Just because this pit seems deeper it only means that you will become that much stronger.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

*UPDATED* Social Media: Live Tweeting from 'On the Run' Tour!

The blog posts may be a little dry, but my twitter timeline is NOT! If you're not already, follow me for a live tweeting session as I attend the 2014 On The Run Stadium Tour with Beyonce & Jay Z. I promise I will make you laugh so hard you'll forget that I'm actually tweeting about this sold-out show while singing along with the #Royals.

Tweets will start as soon as I park! This should be around 6pm EST.

Twitter: @_thisisamanda

Update: The show was AMAZING. I have a bunch of video and pics, but I think I'm going to include most of that in my Docu-Diary: Summer episode in a few weeks. My first experience "live-tweeting" was definitely a learning one. It is really hard to tweet quickly when thousands of other people are accessing the same the same place. My drafts box filled up and I posted the #losttweets this morning minus a few that Twitter just will not push through (could it be the Gifs?). Anyway, for those of you not following me here are a few tweets from my feed:


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Clear & Relaxed

I wore this outfit a couple weekends ago on a sunny Saturday. I was in really great spirits and it also helps that I was wearing one of my new favorite lipcolor, Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lipcolor in Coral. I originally planned to just throw on some flat sandals and go, but my mood called for more. I decided to wear my clear/Perspex nude heels to add a feminine touch.

Outfit Details: Top: Leather Panel Tank (Similar) | Bottom: H&M Boyfriend Jeans  | Shoes: Karmaloop Perspex Sandal | Handbag: JustFab

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Where I Went: Miami Beach

Hi friends!

I do apologize for my absence, but I was on a little vacation!
I spent some time in Miami Beach, but I am back now. I will post some shots I took here (just a few) and put the others on my photography page. I can't wait to go back, it was such perfect weather & I'm obsessed! Must get back soon.

Here's a glimpse of where I spent 90% of my time:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happy Eats: Bar Meatball

One thing BB & I love to do is eat some good food. So whenever we get together, finding some grub is always on the to-do list. I had read a few things about this new eatery from Twitter & reviews, so I thought we should try it out. Who doesn't love meatballs (take a seat if you're veggie/vegan, #wegetit)?!?! It's located in VaHi where Latin restaurant, Pozole, formerly resided. We went on a late Saturday afternoon, and we were immediately seated on the patio.  

The menu was very straightforward. You have 5 types of meatballs to choose from, along with 5 sauces. There were also some options for sides (lots of pasta!) and salads. If you are indecisive & like things to be picked for you, you could also choose a combo option. 

BB went with the classic meal: Classic Beef topped with Classic Tomato sauce + a side of Mac & Cheese.
I obviously did the most and got the Sausage & Peppers meatball with the Bolo sauce. Bolo sauce is a meat sauce...that you put on top of meatballs. Like I said, #themost. I also got a side of Mac & Cheese.

If you learn nothing from this blog, you should know that my eyes ARE as big as my stomach (this means I'm not greedy). At first glance I just knew this would not be enough food. Was I really going to have to be the one to order two servings? Surprisingly, by the end of the meal and endless chatting I realized I was satisfied. If you're in Atlanta & in the mood for some tasty meatballs, definitely give this place a visit.

Twitter: @barmeatball

(All photos in this post were taken with an Iphone 4S.)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Life & Style: Just Another Random Haul (video)

Happy Monday!

I recorded this little haul the last weekend of May and (unfortunately) am just posting it. Better later than never! I've included some links below to some of the items mentioned in the video, so feel free to check those out if you see something you want.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Yoncé + Leather

I said I wouldn't wear this shirt. It has hung on my wall since last July when I experienced Mrs. Carter in all her glory. But what the heck, why not? I thought it'd be cute with a mini, so that's how I wore it. Add some standard ankle strap sandals and this combo is probably the simplest summer uniform ever. Plus, this particular tee is ON SALE now on her website (link below!).

Outfit Details: Top: Beyonce Cigar Smoke Tee (Bey Tee) | Bottom: ZARA Leather Mini (Similar)  | Shoes: ALDO Ankle Strap Sandal (Similar 1 / Similar 2)  | Handbag: 'Crosstown' (JustFab)