Amanda Stanton


April 7, 2017 13 Comments

Hi guys! Happy Friday! I’m so excited (and slightly embarrassed) to share this personal post with you guys today.

Yesterday when I did a live chat, I completely forgot about my birthday, so when I got “happy early birthday” messages (thank you so much, by the way!!), it was like a light bulb came on reminding me that I am turning 27 on Sunday!  ? To be honest, I don’t really care or think about my birthday. It just feels like a normal day! Maybe it’s having kids or just getting older, but I feel that I don’t really care about my birthday as much anymore. Regardless though, I thought I should take some time to reflect on some of my favorite pastimes and pictures. I pulled some of my favorite photos from over the years. Here goes!

Can’t start this post off without my amazing mama and sis. ❤

Homecoming with my sister. Thinking I should bring back that pouf and peep-toed heels! ?

High school days…

Winter Formal!! ?

My favorite part of this series, starting with baby Kins ❤

The Disneyland obsession started very early on. This was actually the day before I went into labor with Char. I took Kins for one last Disney day just the two of us… and to walk myself into labor! It worked!

And here comes Char!!

And then two became three. ?  I can’t handle Kins in this haha she hasn’t changed a bit.

Looking through this timeline, I already feel so blessed beyond words. I also can’t believe that Kinsley is turning 5 in a couple weeks. Where does all the time go?! Tearing when I think about taking her to her first birthday party for a friend from school soon. She’s going to be too cool to hang out with her mom pretty soon. ?

I also wanted to acknowledge and say that this past week has been hard on me and pretty stressful; but honestly, you guys and your warm messages have helped me so much! I can’t thank you enough. I know I don’t always have the time to respond, but please know that I’m getting your encouraging DMs, emails, comments and Facebook messages! I truly love and adore you guys! I usually don’t celebrate my birthday in a big way, but I think a small dinner with the girls and my best friends will be the cure to this week. If you have recommendations in OC/LA, comment below too. ?

xox, Amanda

April 10, 2017


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    April 7, 2017

    You are still so gorgeous??

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    April 7, 2017

    You should try Cafe Gratitude in Newport! So yummy and decorated super cute ?

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    April 7, 2017

    Nobu just opened in Newport. Would be a great place to celebrate a Sunday Funday B-Day!

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    April 7, 2017

    These pictures are so sweet??

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    April 8, 2017

    Gjelina in Venice is one of the tastiest restaurants in LA. I’m obsessed ?

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    April 8, 2017

    I know you get millions of messages per day, but I’ve always wanted to let you know how truly inspiring you are. You are selfless and kind; you are a hope and a huge inspiration to all young moms. God bless you and your girls always xoxo

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    April 8, 2017

    We have the same birthday, I wish I was turning 27, I’ll be 49, so imagine how old I feel! Have a great day Sunday!!

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    Katie Stuart

    April 8, 2017

    Love these pics! So cute ❤️ If you haven’t yet, you should go to The Bungalow at Pacific City!

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    April 8, 2017

    Malibu farm!

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    April 8, 2017

    I’m sure you have probably have been here but Watermarc in Laguna!! So yummy!!

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    April 8, 2017

    LA- Bottega Louie is fun
    OC- you can never go wrong with Red O
    Also, if you are ever in San Diego check out Bali Hai
    Have a happy birthday with your girls! Love the blog

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    April 9, 2017

    I LOVED the old photos. You are a beautiful mommy and know you treasure those girls so much. BTW, I’m loving the darker brown hair on you in some of these photos. 😉

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    HER. Boutique

    May 9, 2017

    Such a cute post! You and the girls are adorable together, they will never be to cool for you, you’re the coolest mom out there!