Thursday, February 21, 2013

For the Newbies

Oh, hello there!

I've been seeing some new folks around here lately (couldn't possibly have anything to do with the ginormous giveaway that I'm a part of, could it?), so I figured it's time for a good old get to know Amy post. 

It might be hard to dig up some new material, since we had this post not too long ago, but I'll see what I can do. 

Sweet Home Santa Barbara is the definition of a lifestyle blog. In its year and a half of existence  it's gone through about as many phases as seasons in a year. 

But according to Santa Barbara weather, that would be 2. 

Basically, as my life has changed, so has this blog. And as I've gotten to know myself better, bloggy here has gotten more consistent. 

My favorite thing to blog about is my faith. In the last year and a half, my relationship with Jesus has become the center of my life. So naturally, that's going to take the front seat in Blogland, too. 

In the past few months, I've been switching gears from cooking to fashion. 

Hoping to get my butt back in the kitchen to try out some more recipes, but for now it seems like my passion is in taking seriously professional quality outfit pics. And getting all sorts of hashtag happy with #ootd.

Now don't all jump at once to ask me to schedule a photo session for you. 

I'll bring the iPhone, you bring the weird lighting. And before you know it I'll have some of these top notch quality photos for you, too!

I also like to blog about my adventures with running, the love/hate relationship that is predominantly love these days. 

But back last year when my good friend running landed me in this lovely boot?

Well, it's safe to say it wasn't as much of a loving relationship then.

I also like to travel, and have some pretty lofty goals, both nationally and internationally

Any new readers happen to be loaded and want to foot the travel bill? 

No? Well, a girl can dream. 

Just like I can dream about my future husband, and how wonderful we will look together:

One day, one day those dreams will come true. 

But until then, this girl's got her heart set on the big Man upstairs. And I'd say that relationship's going pretty darn well for me ;)

Well, enough about me. Tell me about you!


Melissa Jo said...

Your so darn cute!

Michelle said...

Love this post! I'm a new follow but actually not entered in the giveaway, so I'm glad you posted it!

HK said...

I know I've said it before, but I really enjoy reading your faith-related posts, because I find them so inspiring! I'm nowhere near as far along in my own spiritual journey as you obviously are, and it's refreshing to read about your own experiences. Gives me hope. Rock on, girl! :-)

Amy said...

@Melissa, why thank you girl :) Right back at you!

@Michelle, SO glad you're here!!

And @HK, I love how we can each find each other inspiring, and not even know it :) I am most definitely inspired by YOU as well! I think you lead such a wonderful life, both for yourself and for your family. THAT inspires me!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Haha! You are so cute! My blog is much the same - it follows me where I am in life. Sometimes it's super recipe heavy because I'm in the kitchen a lot and sometimes it's all about places we're going because we're traveling. But that's what I love about blogging... it's my little space on the internet for whatever I'm doing that day. :)

Amy said...

Great post! :) I knew most of these about you {stalker much? haha} but it was a great refresher and great information for your new followers!!

Kiki said...

Just like your last instagram, I just wanted to say how much I love your heart for Him. It is so refreshing, so encouraging, and so inspiring!

Amy Disbrow said...

:) You are too cute! I love the outfit shots!! Gorgeous! Loving those peach colored pants and the dresses!

Janna Renee said...

Blogging changes us all, and I feel like the fashion side ALWAYS happens. I never feel like a fashionista, but now I've been participating in Fashion Fridays all of a sudden. Haha

You are super duper cute!!

courtney {splendid actually} said...

How adorable are you! I love your fashion pics. Like serious envy chica. ;) Glad to get to know you a bit better!

SH said...

Love reading about your blog - look forward to following :)

Hope you had a great weekend!

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