Archives for November 2017

Staying Motivated

I have to say that staying motivated is an art I haven’t completely nailed down yet but little by little…I’m getting there and doing what I need to do to stay focused on my dreams and the plans God has placed in my heart for my life. Today, I’m going to share a bit of what I do to stay motivated and hopefully this will help you if you’re in need of a little push to get going on your hustle. Scroll on down… 🙂

Take time off from your regular routine – this is to give yourself a chance to feel more in control of your life again. Whether you’re a young professional or a student, we most often times do the same thing day after day and it can become quite daunting. I love taking a day or two off from my regular routine and just pretend I work for myself and spend the day doing things that I actually enjoy doing, like: go to the gym, have a good and healthy sit-down breakfast, watch a preaching and work on my blog. A day or two of doing this and my creative juices are flowing, I’m full of energy and my productivity levels skyrocket.

Talk it out with someone who knows you and what you really want to do – since I tend to procrastinate a lot when it comes to my career, I love talking things out with my husband; he’s good at gently and patiently reminding me of what I really love, care about and want to do with my life. He reassures me that my passion is what I should follow and leave the rest up to God. Find that person in your life who’s an effective listener, who you trust and who will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.

Find great sources of inspiration – there are a few amazing #GirlBosses out there that I really love and I make sure to keep up with them and what they’re up to as well as look into their success stories to keep me motivated and excited to launch my own business and keep going with my blog. It’s just nice to see regular, everyday people who have followed their dreams and made them a reality. P.S. Don’t confuse this with envying others or wanting to copy another entrepreneur but rather as a way of allowing yourself to see that the impossible is possible if you just work hard and believe in yourself. (so cheesy…I know lol.)

That’s it but that’s plenty to get you going…honestly, it’s not about having a trillion steps but about having a few simple yet efficient steps that will get you back on the right path.

Stay tuned for my next post!

xo Amanda.


In-Depth Foundation & Concealer Routine

Happy #SimpleBeautyFriday everyone! Today, I’m sharing my ‘In-Depth Foundation & Concealer Routine’ with you, very straight forward and after months and months of playing around with different makeup products, watching hundreds of YouTube videos…I can finally say, I got this down PAT!

There you have it…wasn’t too complicated, right? For anyone out there just getting into makeup, don’t give up! It’s all about trial and error. 🙂

Stay tuned for my next post!

xo Amanda.




Sometimes it’s hard to feel accomplished or feel like you’re moving forward in life but I find that every time I achieve a goal, even if it’s small, it boosts my confidence and motivates me to keep going. I swear, the little things in life that sometimes feel insignificant are what really keeps me going and make me happy. With that said, I’m starting a ‘Monthly Goals Series’ on #TSLB; focusing on 5 goals I want to accomplish throughout the month.

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This is how it’s going to work, on the first day of every month I’m going to list my Top 5 Monthly Goals and throughout the month I’m going to document me getting them done. On the last day of every month…I’m going to report back as a way of keeping myself accountable for the things I say I’m going to do. I challenge you to jump on this journey with me and let’s help each other stay in that happy place together. 🙂

Without further ado, here are my November 2017 Monthly Goals:

  1. Go to the gym 3x a week
  2. Read my Bible every day
  3. Start and finish a novel
  4. Have more ‘no social media nights’ with my husband
  5. Start a journal

Will you join this challenge with me? Feel free to remix it, if you only want to commit to 3 goals that’s all good. As long as you’re making the decision to move forward in your life…you’re already on the right path! 🙂

Stay tuned for my next post!

xo Amanda




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