New Years Resolutions 2018!!!

Hey everyone,

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday. Our family had a wonderful time. My husband was off work and was able to spend a lot of time with Mattie and me. It was very nice.

So usually my New Years resolution is to lose weight, which I will be changing to living a healthy lifestyle. I have realized that I don’t do good with diets. I always feel like a failure if I don’t lose weight and I hate feeling that way about myself. So no more of that.

I will also be getting into essential oils. I just signed up with Young Living and I’m so excited to get started. I’ve seen how amazing these oils are and can’t wait to start incorporating them into my family’s life.

I also want to be more present. I get distracted so easily. I really need to focus on putting my phone down and spending more time with my family.

That’s what I’m going to be focusing on this year.

What is one for your New Years resolutions?

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Blogmas 2017- Day 3- Scentsy Gift Guide!!!

Hey everyone,

I’m not sure if you know this but my husband and I are Scentsy consultants. We started about 2 years ago when my daughter was just a baby.

I love our house to smell amazing but candles freak me out. I’m terrified of fires, especially with having a 2 1/2 year old that likes to grab everything in sight. Scentsy has warmers that heat up the wax, so I don’t have to worry about open flames and my house still smells amazing.

Here are some holiday gifts for under $20!!!

Luna Bath Bomb!! Scentsy has a whole line of bath and body products. The bath bombs are only $8!!

An exhilarating fusion of inspired fragrance, skin-pampering moisturizers, vivid color and lots of fizz. Formulated with sunflower oil, aloe vera, shea butter and other premium ingredients. Handcrafted. 5.3 oz.

White florals — jasmine, sweet pea and freesia — juicy berries and sandalwood.

Wax bars are 2 for $11 and come in a ton of amazing scents. There is definitely a scent for everyone.

Made of high-quality paraffin wax for long-lasting fragrance, Scentsy Bars are composed of eight break-apart cubes designed to use with any Scentsy Warmer. As the cubes melt, they fill your space with our exclusive scents, inspiring imagination and memories. Safe to use — no wick, flame, smoke or soot. Made in Idaho, USA. Net wt 2.6 oz.

A cozy, inviting blend of Valencia oranges, raspberries, cloves, and spices.



Buddy clips can clip on to kids backpacks or in their rooms to keep it smelling fresh.

Name: Stella

Species: Unicorn

Favorite hangout: At the end of a rainbow

Favorite activities: Prancing, dancing and spreading good cheer!

Favorite book: The Last Unicorn

Favorite song: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Favorite sports team: Indianapolis Colts

Food I crave: Cupcakes, lollipops and all things sweet!

Fun fact: Historically, unicorns are symbols of purity and grace, and have been thought to have magical or medicinal powers

Ambition: To help others believe anything is possible!

Lucky in Love Fragrance Roller – $16!!

If you like Victoria’s Secrets Love Spell, you will love Lucky in Love. This is my absolute favorite.

A kiss of parfum to trace along your pulse points.

Sweet bouquet of mandarin, bergamot and orange with hints of peaches and berries.

Enjoy the Little Things mini warmer- $20!!

There are so many cute mini warmers to choose from and some of them even make a great nightlight.

Plug them into the wall, or use our Mini Warmer Table Top Base designed for use on any flat surface.

This bright, cheery Warmer will remind you to stop and smell the flowers every day.

There you have 5 wonderful gifts that would make anyone happy this holiday season.

To check these out and many more wonderful items, click Here

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Blogmas 2017- Day 1- Get to Know Me!!

Hey everyone,

I thought I would give blogmas a try and blog everyday until Christmas. So, to start out I’m going to answer some hard hitting questions about myself. I hope you’re ready lol

  • What are you most passionate about? I’m most passionate about my family and being a mom.
  • What do you like to do? I like to craft, read and play with makeup

  • What’s the best thing that has happened to you today? Seeing that it’s only 6:30am, I would say waking up. Lol
  • What are you most excited about right now? Christmas!!!!!
  • What are you working on? This blog post.
  • If money was no object, what would you do with your life? Travel with my family
  • What do you do for fun? Craft and hang out with friends and family
  • What’s something your really into right now? I’m really into blogging
  • What’s the most interesting thing, that has happened to you lately? We just bought a new car.

  • How do you feel your life has worked out so far? Great!! I have a wonderful husband and an amazing daughter. I couldn’t be happier

What are some topics you would like to read about during blogmas?

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Stay at Home Mom- 5 ways I Take Time for Myself!!!

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I’m truly blessed to have an amazing hard working husband. Jim works two jobs so I’m able to stay at home with our daughter. I would be lost without him, that’s for sure.

I’m a Mom to a 2 1/2 years old girl named Mattie. Mattie is smart, beautiful and caring. Mattie is also rambunctious, precocious and a typical toddler. I love her more than anything in this whole world but some days I just want to pull my hair out…lol

Being a stay at home mom means, you don’t get a break from your job. You wake up and go straight to work. Not only are you trying to keep a small child alive but you also do housework. When I do housework, I feel like I have a mini drill sergeant yelling at me the whole time. All I hear is, Mom what are you doing, Mom can I watch Mickey Mouse, Mom can I have a snack, Mom are you cleaning again. Believe me, some days it takes a lot to stay sane.

Taking time out for yourself is very important, not just for yourself but for your child. Here are my top 5 ways that I take time out for myself.

Top 5 Ways I Take Time for Myself-

  • Hide!!! I know it sounds horrible to hide from your child but you really can never hide. I literally have to run to the bathroom, if I want 5 minutes to myself. During those 5 minutes, I have little hands reaching under the door asking me if I’m pooping, if I wiped and saying Mommy I miss you so much.
  • Taking a shower or a bath. Before becoming a mom, showering was something I did out of necessity. Now it’s become a luxury. Early in the morning, it helps me relax before my day starts and at night it helps me unwind after a crazy day. I recommend some aromatherapy while bathing or showering.
  • Arts and crafts- I love doing crafts and this is something that I can do with my daughter. I love being able to create something out of nothing. This definitely helps with any anxiety that I may be having that day.
  • Talking to For most of my day, I talk to my toddler. We mostly talk about cartoons, toys and poop. Seriously, she talks about poop way to much. So it’s nice to have friends that are moms. They know what you are going through and can reassure you that you’re not crazy. I have some amazing Mom friends who I definitely admire and would be lost without.
  • Direct sales business- This might not be for everyone but having a small direct sales business on the side helps me connect with people. Plus, it lets me contribute financially even though it might be a small amount. I like being my own boss, I don’t have a two year old telling me what to

There are my top 5 ways I take time out for myself. These definitely help me stay sane, even on the craziest of days.

What are ways that you take time for yourself?

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hey everyone!!!

I just want to wish everyone a very happy thanksgiving.

I will be enjoying this day with family and friends.

I’m so thankful for my amazing husband, beautiful daughter and the rest of my family and friends. I’m also thankful for all of you who take time out of your lives to read my posts.

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Motivation Monday-Weight Loss!!

Hey everyone,

My name is Amanda and I’m a carbaholic.. no seriously, I have a huge problem with carbs. I love them but my body hates them.

In September of last year, I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery. I lost 70 pounds and was feeling great. Then I let my emotions get the best of me and started to eat like crap again. I’ve gained about 20 pounds back. I’m so disappointed in myself. I feel like all my hard work was for nothing.

So, I’m getting back on track and kicking pizza and pop to the curb. Those are my biggest problems.

Starting today 11/20/2017. My goal is to lose 15 pounds by Christmas. I know I can do it!!!

I will check in every Monday to help keep me motivated.

What are some tips and tricks that have helped you lose weight?

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Dollar Tree E.L.F. Haul 11/16/17!!!

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You guys will not believe what I’ve found at the Dollar Tree?!?! E.l.f. Cosmetics and not just the $1 or $2 items but the ones that retail for $4 on their website. There’s lipstick, lip lacquer, mascara, brushes and so much more.

Here’s what I picked up!!!

Aqua Beauty Molten liquid eyeshadow in Brushed Copper.

This is such a pretty shade. It’s perfect to just throw on for a simple look. This is still on the e.l.f. Website for $4.

Lip Lacquer in Burgundy and Matte Lip color in Rich red.

The lip lacquer is more like a lipgloss than a lacquer. It’s currently on their website for $2

Matte lip color in rich red is a gorgeous classic red lip color. This one is currently on their website for $3.

Lock On Liner and Brow Cream in Medium Brown.

E.l.f. Blush in Coy

The Lock On Liner and Brow Cream is the perfect shade for my brows but this was the only shade that they had in stock. They weren’t lying when they said Lock On, I can’t get the swatch off my arm. This is currently on their website for $4.

E.l.f. blush in coy is a really pretty shimmering shade that would be perfect for every day wear. This one is currently $2 on their website.

If I were to buy all of these on the E.l.f. Website I would have spent $15. I saved $10 thanks to Dollar Tree. I love that store.

I’m hoping to do a future post doing a full face of e.l.f. products. So look for that coming up soon.

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Dollar Tree Haul!!!11/13/17

Hey everyone,

Most of my friends and family know that I’m addicted to the Dollar Tree. They have so many cool things and everything is only a dollar, I feel like a millionaire walking into the store.

I mostly buy items for crafts and makeup. Especially when they have ELF products. This haul is almost all Christmas decorations or items for Christmas crafts.

We will start with the none Christmas stuff.

Socks!!! The whole family got some new socks. 3 pack for $1 is amazing, especially if you lose socks like we do.

Batteries because everything takes batteries and we are always running out of them and one of my crafts used batteries.

E.l.f. Liner and brow cream in medium brown. I’m always on the lookout for amazing brow products. We shall see if this is amazing or crappy.This product is still on the e.l.f. website and retails for $4, so it’s a steal for $1.

Next is Christmas stuff!!!!

This year I’m going for rustic Christmas decor and I thought these cute signs would be perfect.

Cinnamon pinecones are going to be turned into Christmas ornaments.

These candy canes will also be turned into a rustic Christmas ornaments.

I’m obsessed with burlap. It goes so good with my farmhouse decor and is perfect for our Christmas decorations. The clear bulbs are for another Christmas craft.

The sled ornament was just to cute to pass up. I might need a coup!e more of them. The led lights will be for a diy and the burlap i use to make cross frames.
That’s my Dollar Tree haul. I will do a post on all my Christmas diys.

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Easy Everyday Glam Makeup

Hey everyone!!!

Being a stay at home mom to a sassy 2 1/2 year old can sometimes make it hard get your glam on. Not that you want to be glam everyday but it is nice once in awhile.

So, here is my easy everyday glam makeup!!

Step 1-

The easiest way to even out your skin tone is with a B.B. cream or tinted moisturizer.

Step 2-

Conceal don’t feel!!! All of us moms know concealer is what makes us look alive. I put this stuff everywhere, under eyes, around my nose and on my blemishes. Yep, 38 years old and I have more pimples now than when I was a teenager. Lol

Step 3-

Powder!! I always set my face with powder, especially when I’m using a B.B. cream. I feel that B.B. cream can rub off very easily and no one has time for that.

Step 4-

Blush!!! I love cream blushes. It gives your face a more youthful glow but be careful if you have large pores, it can make those stick out worse than a fake designer hand bag.

Step 5-

Highlight!!! My favorite part of face makeup is the highlighter. I want the astronauts to look down and see my glow. If using a cream highlighter be carful of the pores, they can end up looking like pot holes when you use to much cream highlight.

Step 6-

Brows!!! They say the eyes are the window to the soul, so frame those babies. My eyebrows are disappearing, I might need to put out a missing eyebrow alert. So, I need to fill mine in, if you have perfect eyebrows then you can skip this step and I hate you.

Step 7-

Eyeshadow!!! First make sure you prime your eyes, you don’t want your eyeshadow disappearing like my eyebrows.

I always start with my crease, I use a light to medium shade. Then I put a shimmery shade on my lids. The shimmery shade helps you look awake and gives it that glam look. Next is the outer V, I use a darker shade just in that area. It helps give your eyes more depth. Last but not least is the lower lash line. I always use the same shade from my crease and the dark shade.

Step 8-

Mascara!!! I’m a sucker for a good mascara and the Voluminous Lash Paradise is my holy grail. It makes my lashes fuller without drying them out and flaking.

Step 9-

Setting Spray!! As a busy mom we don’t have time to touch up our makeup, that’s why Setting Spray is very important. Simply spray your face and forget about it.

Step 10-

Lips!!! Lipstick is my favorite makeup product. I have recently been using LipSense. I love it!!! It literally lasts me all day and it doesn’t feel heavy or drying. This shade is Roseberry. No, I’m not a consultant but maybe one day I will take the plunge.

The final look!!!

This is the perfect look to wear while chasing your little ones around the house or the park. Why not make the other moms think you have so much time on your

There you have it, everyday glam look in only 10 easy steps. If I can do it anyone can do

Have a great day!!!

Simply Amanda

Hey everyone,

Amanda Spencer Beauty is now Simply Amanda. I have evolved over the past year and I feel that my blog needs to evolve also.

You will still find the same fun beauty post but I will also be writing about family, life, crafts, food and maybe even style if I ever get out of my yoga

So, I can’t wait to start writing about stuff that I really care about and I hope you all stick around to read it.

Thank you!!