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About Mandy

Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm so glad you're here.

My name is Mandy.

I'm a young wife and mother living in Northern Oregon with my husband and our 3 little boys.

I studied cosmetology at the Aveda Institute of Denver and plan to get back in the industry when I feel ready to do so. For now, I love getting to stay home with my boys!

My husband and I met when I was 18. He's from South Dakota and from the moment we met, I knew he was the person I wanted to spend my life with. He is my best friend, my support system, my lover and everything I could ever want in a man. He's pretty darn amazing! 

I love my boys hard and try my best every day. I'm not some Pinterest perfect mom, I'm just a real mom with many imperfections and have lots to learn :)

I love being crafty and making things. I always need some kind of creative outlet to keep my sanity. Right now that looks like being an influencer/blogger and running my photography business, Eagleshield Photo.

I love all things hair, makeup and fashion. Finding some cute new clothes makes me feel like a brand new woman, especially when I can score a great deal. Thrifting is one of my love languages for sure.

At the moment I have my septum pierced and I've good a good amount of tattoos. I love being able to express who I am with my body! It makes me happy. Life is too short to not have fun and be who I want to be!

I try to keep things as real and honest as I can in my little corner of the internet.

I am striving to create a positive community for all women in all walks of life. Too often we as women struggle on our own and have no one to turn into. I say no more! You are welcome here, you are loved, and you are worthy. We all have a unique story to tell and have so much to offer. Don't ever doubt that. Join my Facebook group and be part of a community that was built to uplift, empower, and help women like you and I.

Can't wait to get to know YOU!


Mandy The Momma


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