30 Before 30

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Truth time: it's a little crazy to think I'm in my late twenties. In three years [and three months] I will be 30. THIRTY! I remember when I was 20 and 30 seemed so old and far off....now it's right around the corner. Gracious sakes.

In light of this alarming realization, I put together a 30 before 30 list. Because that seems to be what girls my age do - almost like a right of passage. 

Thirty things in three years seems doable, right? Some of them I already have plans to complete in the next few months while others are almost more of hopes and dreams and random shit. None of them include babies. Please keep baby comments to yourself and/or wait until I am 30+.

Follow along on my adventures using the hashtag #AM30before30. Keep me accountable, ya'll!

  1. Visit NYC at Christmas
  2. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  3. Make a Wish at the Trevi Fountain
  4. Take a picture with a guard at Buckingham Palace
  5. Eat a beignet in NOLA
  6. Ride a horse on the beach
  7. Buy a historical home
  8. Go on a mother/daughter weekend adventure
  9. Start a side hustle 
  10. Love my job
  11. Volunteer
  12. Buy a Louis Vuitton
  13. Host a dinner party
  14. Hike/camp in the Wichita Mountains
  15. Do a juice cleanse 
  16. Start a vegetable and/or herb garden
  17. Beat an old school video game again (MK&A or Crazy Castle)
  18. Attend a workshop over something I enjoy
  19. Take a class in something fun
  20. Start riding horses again
  21. Pay off my student loans
  22. Perform a random act of kindness
  23. Go to the movies by myself
  24. Try a new and strange food
  25. Buy a new car
  26. Learn what wines pair with what foods
  27. Make a nice homemade dinner for my husband
  28. Make a point to read more books for fun/relaxation 
  29. Find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop
  30. Turn 30 in style (a.k.a. partaaaay)

Puppies Make Me Happy

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Fact: Not much in this world makes me happier than puppies do.

There's a reason I have over 140 pounds of dog in my house. I get so much joy from those two fur balls....even if they eat enough to drain my bank account, bark at all hours of the day/night, slobber on my work pants and leave dust and dirt and hair all over my freshly cleaned wood floors. #worthit

When I came across this Puppies Make Me Happy tank, I knew I had to have it. I'm a self-proclaimed dog aficionado / crazy dog lady and proud of it. It's perfect to wear to the gym with bootie shorts but I also love to style it with a cardi for a cozy look.


Photo by Chad Hamilton - The Athlete's Media

The Puppies, Wine and I'm Fine Weekend Tee is becoming a go-to for me. 1) Wine and puppies are the greatest combo since peanut butter and jelly and 2) it can be worn so many ways! It's great with leggings and booties and a plaid shirt like I'm wearing here, but would also be cute with Nikes and a zip up hoodie for a sportier look! Throw on some skinnies and pumps (or even boyfriend jeans and flats) and you have a whole different outfit. Confession: it's also super soft and comfy to sleep in. Guilty as charged. 


I love Puppies Make Me Happy for obvious reasons (because puppies really do many me happy...duh), but what I love most is that a portion of their sales go to dog-related charities and shelters. Win-win! Their clothes come with a "lifetime happiness guarantee," so you really can't go wrong. Also.....they sent a tennis ball to Chloe and Kylo. They really know their audience. 


Check out all the clothes Puppies Make Me Happy has to offer and use code AMANDAMART for 10% off your purchase! A few shirts I have my eye on (i.e.: adding to my cart as I type) are this Puppies And Fitness Crop and this Muscle T. So cute and functional and I love all their sayings! Plus they have "Humans Make Me Happy" hoodies for your dogs....if you're into that sort of thing ;) 

Happy shopping!

xoxo,
Amanda
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