Hey! I'm Amanda. I'm a wife, a devoted mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a Southern girl through and through. I love to cook, to sew, to create, to shop, to listen, to talk, to cry, to connect. I love a stiff cocktail, a good sale, a long talk with my mama, and sitting on my back porch. I am not perfect, but I try my best to make everyday meaningful, and find happiness in the ordinary. Everyday is worth celebrating! I hope you'll follow along and I'll fix a drink for you and save you a seat.
I was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and moved to south Georgia at 18 months. I have been a Georgia girl since then, only to be transferred to Iowa my sophomore year in high school. I graduated high school outside of Des Moines, then went to the University of Nebraska for college on a cheerleading scholarship. I cheered for football, basketball, and women's volleyball, then graduated, and moved back to Atlanta 2 weeks after graduation since my parents had been transferred back to the Southland! I met my husband, Scott, in 2005, and we were married a year and a half later, in his hometown of Aiken, South Carolina. We lived in Atlanta, lived the dream, suffered through a heartbreaking miscarriage, then welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Brantley, in 2009. I was a working mama for almost 2 more years, until we moved out to Loganville, Georgia, and welcomed our second daughter, Grayson in 2011, and I became a full time stay at home mom! I started my children's clothing business, Goat & Lulu, and then we welcomed our (surprise!) son, Bennett, in 2012. Goat & Lulu exploded, Scott started his own company, and we have been working hard and playing hard everyday since then.
I started this blog as a way of sharing about our family, as a creative writing outlet, as a way to share my interests- recipes, fashion, organizing and decorating, and just as a space on the internet to connect with others that may relate to something I am experiencing, or have experienced. I try my best to be the best mom, wife, and woman that I can be, without passing judgement, and I hope you'll read along and maybe find some inspiration somewhere. Cheers, and God Bless.