What can I say? I haven’t blogged in almost a year, and while I have everything to say, I’m not sure where to start. Over the past few years I’ve developed a pretty major aversion to social media. I adore it as a tool to keep in touch with friends, and share good news, but […]

A Return to Blogging

It all started with the airfare. We had booked a cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico to celebrate our ten year anniversary, and all that was left was to find a way down there. Well Eric, being the travel guru that he is, found us an AMAZING price on airfare…the week BEFORE our cruise. […]

Old San Juan – Anniversary Trip

My Dearest Eric, If you can believe it, ten years ago today, at 2:15pm, we were married. Writing out “ten years” feels like it couldn’t possibly be correct. Those seven years before our wedding drag on in my mind. Back then, it always felt like we would never get to November 4th and all that it represented. […]

Ten Years

We’ve been meaning to visit Montana for a long time, years in fact. Eric and I love the mountains, I have family there we’re never visited, and frankly we’ve always wanted to see Glacier National Park. Sitting here writing this is so hard, because in retrospect Montana is almost impossible to describe. The pictures we took […]


We passed our one year anniversary of being “Amanda Beside Eric” earlier this month. We didn’t really stop to note it or celebrate it, but it passed nonetheless. This time last year I was so excited for the new brand, but I was also full of fear. I was terrified the name change would hurt […]

One Year of Amanda Beside Eric

I’ll never stop saying how lucky we were to find a move in ready historic home at a reasonable price. After looking for so long, finding Melrose in good condition was like a miracle. Now, having said that, there sure was a whole lot of ugly and dirty when we bought the house. For an […]

A Kitchen in Progress

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