Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 1

I’ve seen several posts on social media about how we should be journalling our COVID-19 experiences since we are living through a historically significant world event so I’ve decided to create a weekly series here on my blog called Life in the Time of COVID-19 to share what I’m...

What I’ve Been Doing to Keep Busy While Stuck at Home

As bizarre as it may sound, I find myself thriving while being stuck indoors during these uncertain times. Having a great deal of control over my daily routine apparently works for me. Have I been wearing PJs all day? Yes. But, I’ve also been getting a ton done and...

Where Did “AmandaPhenomenon” Come From?

I’m not sure if I’ve ever addressed where my “brand” name came from. I’ve been using some derivation of AmandaPhenomenon across all of my social media presences since high school. Back in the days of Myspace I changed my profile name pretty regularly and I stuck to a specific...

Book Chats: My Healthy Lifestyle Guide by Caroline Deisler

My Healthy Lifestyle Guide by Caroline Deisler is the second book I’ve tackled from The Vegan Bundle. This book was visually gorgeous. The designs and layouts were done really well. I also didn’t find hardly any typos or needed edits like I did in the first ebook I read...

Book Chats: Manifest Your Best Self by Namaste Jenay

I recently purchased The Vegan Bundle during its second wave on sale, which if you haven’t heard of it, was a bundle of about 90 ebooks written by vegan influencers on sale for just $50. I had missed it the first time around but talked myself into purchasing it...

A Vegan Valentine’s Day

I hope everyone had a beautiful Valentine’s Day this year, whether celebrated with a partner or with friends or quite frankly all by yourself. This year we celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 13th instead of 14th because I scheduled an appointment get my two upper wisdom teeth out on...

NYC for my Birthday Weekend

For my 30th birthday Austin suggested that we take a weekend trip to New York, which may be one of the best idea he’s ever had....

30

I’ve been 30 for 10 days now and this magical change that everyone says happens when you get to your 30s…well I don’t know if its happening. To be honest, the confidence in who I am, comfort in my own skin, control over my finances, lack of care for...

My 2020 Word of the Year

Much like my goals for the year, I had a difficult time finding one word to encompass what I wanted to direct my energy towards in 2020. There isn’t one set thing I want to push all my energy towards, but rather lots of small things I want to...

My New Coffee Station

For months I’ve been looking for the perfect little cabinet to serve as my coffee station. After I hung up the mug rack it hit me that a coffee station underneath it would be adorable and freeing up counter space seemed like a no-brainer. I’ve been searching second hand...

Goals for 2020

I’ve been stewing over what my goals for 2020 should be for several days now. In years past the thoughts have just come to me, but this year I’ve had trouble forming tangible aspirations (aside from the one thing I’m already on track to achieve). I want to have...

Book Chats: Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness

To answer the obvious question, no, I’ve not been living under a rock. I know the book came out and was devoured by the masses months ago. I actually finished this book a few months back and never got around to typing up my thoughts. Now that I’m in...