Hi, I’m Amanda

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Welcome to my blog, and thanks for stopping by!

Making people happy makes me happy.  I love adding special touches to holidays and gatherings, and making cards, gifts, and treats.  On my blog, you will find posts and tutorials related to paper projects, cookie and cake decorating, and the occasional crafty experiment and DIY activity.  I also own an operate a tiny online soap and candle company, so I will also show you some soapy and waxy projects and ideas!

And because making people happy makes me happy, these activities are my mandatory activities.  When I don’t make time in my life to create something, or explore a new idea, or make a special something for a special someone, there’s something missing for me.  That’s always been the way. 

I grew up as an only child, and in a one bedroom apartment that I shared with my Mom, so we never got a chance to do any entertaining.  Having the freedom now in my adult life to have holidays and gatherings at my house is such a satisfying part of my life, and I intend to make every gathering as special as I can for everyone (which selfishly, feels amazing for me).  You will see tablescapes, napkin folds, homemade placecards, party favors, homemade gifts, and also an array of decorated edible goodies.

I’d love the chance to share some ideas and skills with you, and I hope that sharing these things with you will make you happy, which…wait for it…makes me happy.

There’s a sign up below for the blog, and I’d love to have you.  I put out notices when there is a new post up, but otherwise don’t bother you much.  I will also let you know in the post announcement what the post is about…so if you couldn’t care less about a Cricut tutorial, but you really want to see a llama cookie being decorated, you can pick and choose your content. 🙂

What makes you happy?

Love, Amanda

I'm Amanda, and I put the AMANDA in A MANDAtory Activity (and I like a good bad pun). This blog is a focused on baking and crafting for gatherings and gifts! I LOVE making things a little extra special and I love sharing those ideas with you. Have a look around, or read more here.


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