February 2, 2017 Amanda

Essentials for Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions  We all made those resolutions to get healthy or fit for the New Year and of course with the best of intentions to keep them. But, sometimes after some time has gone by we get a little lazy about sticking to our plans. Life gets in the way and things come up. Before we know it that one skipped gym session turns into a few too many skipped sessions. After a long week, we forget to hit the grocery for next week’s meal prep and that turns into eating out a few times. Whatever…

January 14, 2017 Amanda

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Rocksbox Get Your Shine on With Rocksbox Who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle? I know I love it. I mean, an added piece of jewelry can take your outfit from meh to hey!  That’s where Rocksbox comes in. I love my Rocksbox items and I’ll tell you why! The Why!  Every month I get you unlimited amounts of sets sent directly to my door.  They are always adorable and right on trend. My personal stylist tells me exactly how to wear the items.  When I’m done with them, all I have to do is…

January 6, 2017 Amanda

The Story Stacey Wiedower brings the hilarious Erin Crawford(soon to be Mrs…I won’t spoil that if you haven’t read the book yet)back to life in This is 35, the sequel to 30 First Dates.  Erin may seem to have it all. Her once humble blog is a huge success. Now she is not only a famous blogger but is the co-creator of a television series. Of course not to mention, a best friend as her soon to be husband. With the successful completion of her first bucket list, she has decided to push it even further with a whole new list. This time…

October 2, 2016 Amanda 4Comment

Unique Watches Giveaway! Let’s start with what’s up for grabs! The giveaway is for a $75 e-gift voucher for you to use towards your very own JORD Wood Watch. All you have to do is enter HERE!  Contest runs 10/5/16-10/31/2016. Oh, and did I mention all entrants receive a $20 e-gift voucher just for entering?! Whoop whoop! Totally easy right?*E-gift vouchers expire 2/28/17.   Fall item must-have It’s no secret women love their arm candy. Double points if they are one-of-a-kind.  Triple points for being a steal of a deal. Recently, I came across JORD Wood Watches on Instagram.  I knew…

August 8, 2016 Amanda

It’s 2am and while the rest of the world sleeps I am wide awake. Why? I have no idea. I just keep telling myself you do you! Is it because I just finished my final research paper a week early? Or is it the fact that I’ve written well over 3k words today on different assignments? Maybe I am just on some kind of writers high…is that even a thing? Whatever the reason, I will embrace it. Due to my night owl syndrome, next week’s final is complete, my photography website  is updated and I finished some editing. For the…

May 27, 2016 Amanda

Cruising Away I love cruising because you get a lot of bang for your buck. Besides the convenience factor, you have your accommodations, food, and entertainment all included in one very affordable price. What’s not to love about that!? I found out my grandma was cruising away again and jumped at the opportunity to go along. At the end of April and I was setting sail to sunny Mexico for the second time this year on the beautiful Norwegian Jewel. Kiddo Free This was the first time I left my kids for more than a few days and even though it…

March 6, 2016 Amanda

I Just Did What?  Ever since I started my #30Before30 my life has taken an unexpected turn. I’ve heard those stories where people say you have to write down your goals to achieve them or you have to put it “out there” if you want something to happen but I never realized how huge of an impact writing down a goal could be. It really works. Before my list, I had a good life. My needs were all met, I had enough and I was content. Life was good my all standards. Since my list, it’s like something has changed….

January 30, 2016 Amanda

Sail Away      January proved to be quite successful in crossing off a few items off my 30 before 30 list. With my grandma’s 65th birthday in January, she decided to get the whole family together and sail away to Mexico on a week-long cruise on the Norwegian Jewel to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta.     I don’t know about you but being out in the middle of the ocean was something I was just a little bit nervous about. All I kept imaging was my youngest son falling overboard. And then there was that whole…

January 15, 2016 Amanda

Amanda Montiel Photography I would love to say I quit my job but I didn’t. However, I did take a step in the right direction and completed#22 Doing what I love. I was able to change positions where I work. The new position gives me the flexibility and income to start my own photography business. You can check it out here. I also started working as a stylist for Stitch Fix. That now means I have a full-time cosmetics job, part time stylist job, photography business and I am still going to school full time. I know I’m crazy but…

December 8, 2015 Amanda

Sunday Funday San Fransisco Color Run  A few weeks ago I get a text from one of my good friends Alyssa asking me if I want to do the Color Run with her…ON SUNDAY!! Of course, my crazy self says yes. Suddenly I had less than a week to get ready for a 5k. Now, this doesn’t count towards my 30Before30 goal of running a marathon or half obviously but it is a start towards that. Before I knew it I was enjoying a Sunday Funday running the San Fransisco Color Run!   Ready, set, run! If…