Cheers to Three Years

by Amanda Friesen in


Happy Wednesday everyone! This past weekend, I celebrated an interesting milestone. I have officially been single and independent for three whole years!

I invited all of my closest friends over to celebrate, because what the heck, right?! Everyone out there is celebrating getting married, having babies, and all of that stuff that I am not experiencing right now, nor will I be in the near future. I'm also totally okay with that (if we're being honest, kids aren't really in the cards for me anyways). So, I figured I would invite people over to celebrate one of the best things you can celebrate - being independent!

If these past three years have taught me anything, it's how to deal with shit on my own, pardon my French. As much as I would LOVE to have a boyfriend help me out with car troubles, life issues and just stuff that I don't want to deal with on my own, this has been good for me. I am so proud of the woman that I am today, and I know I wouldn't be where I am if I was still in a dead end relationship - absolutely no hard feelings towards Matt, he is an amazing guy who is doing great for himself and I'm forever thankful for the friendship we now share. Any woman would be lucky to be with him. 

So, here I am, living my best life possible. I have amazing friends and family, and I know that when the time is right, it will happen for me. For now, since I don't know when that time will be, I'm going to continue enjoying being a strong, independent woman! 

MUAH <3

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Mama

by Amanda Friesen in


A couple of weekends ago, my friend April from Floralie Photography took these lovely pictures of my mom and I for Mother's Day! They turned out so good that I've already gotten a couple printed for my gallery wall :)

My mom is the best lady I know. She is so giving and thoughtful and continues to inspire me everyday. I'm so thankful I have her in my life.

See below for some of my favourite pictures from the shoot!

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Tulip Fest 2017

by Amanda Friesen in


Good morning everyone, and happy Friday!

I can't believe these photos were taken almost a week ago now. Time is flying! I'm moving out of my current home tomorrow, and I'm not ready! I still have so much to do and no time to do it :( any tips on how to make things run smoothly would be much appreciated.

Anyways, back to the tulip festival! Leanne and I went to the one in Abbotsford last Saturday, but if you are in the Fraser Valley, there is one in Chilliwack that you can go to as well! Because of the rain, the tulips didn't bloom as much as they had last year. It was also super mucky, but we made the best of it. The photos still turned out wonderfully and we had a GREAT day! 

Make sure to leave me a comment if you are thinking of going before it's over (May 7th). Tag me in your pictures on Instagram too. I'd love to see how you capture the beauty! 

P.S. How cute is this coat? I scored it at Club Monaco last week for half price. Nothing better than a sale on an item I can barely afford even at a discount HA.

Have a great weekend everyone! Cheers - A

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Weekend Brunch Vibes

by Amanda Friesen


This past weekend, Leanne and I decided to explore my soon-to-be new neighborhood and tried Le Marche St. George. In case you haven't heard of it, it is a small cafe/grocery store. It was much smaller than I thought and we had to sit outside because of this. I froze my butt off, but the pictures made it worth it ;) It was delicious as well. I had the cinnamon crepe and a vanilla latte. 

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After brunch, we went and saw my new place again. I'm just going to go ahead and say that I'm the luckiest girl in the world because I have heated bathroom floors! Check out my new kitchen.

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Have a great week everyone! 

- Amanda