My Evening with Dracula

Hello, lovelies! Don’t you just love this time of year? The weather is cool (yay sweaters and boots!), the leaves are changing, and anything can be pumpkin. One thing that I love about this season is the traditions that I have developed for the season. Family traditions are extremely important, so important that as aRead more

What I Wish I Knew Before Getting a Doodle

Hello, lovelies! Take is Brady’s “gotcha” anniversary! A year ago today, my friend, Rachel, and I drove 10 hours round way to pick our little bundle of fur and attitude. Readers of Blessed and a Mess and Brandi Amanda, have followed my journey since the day I got him. The time in my life IRead more

An Introduction to the Vlog

Hello, lovelies! Long time no see! Previewing what is to come next with Brandi Amanda, I thought I would officially announce my next effort with Brandi Amanda. Although with work and moving (again) time to write has been a little tight, the wheels are always turning! In addition to writing posts, you will notice theRead more

Craft Round Up

Hello, lovelies! I hope all is well, and everyone had a fun, safe Labor Day weekend. I would also like to take a moment to remember yesterday, a historic date in American history. I would like to thank all of the heroes that stepped up for our country, and remember those that were fallen. IRead more

Moving Tips for Beginners

Hello, lovelies! I have mentioned before, my time recently has involved a lot of getting ready for school to begin (I’m so excited!), and wedding planning. Right in the middle of all of these big changes in my life, for some reason I got a wild hair idea that I thought it would be aRead more

Cute & Easy Camera Strap D I Y

Hello lovelies! A few weeks ago, I shared that I had invested in a Nikon D3300 camera. Since this buy, I have been so happy with the camera. I find myself carrying it everywhere, ready to snap a picture whenever I see the opportunity. From taking pictures at school, to shameless pictures of myself (thanks toRead more

News for Brandi Amanda

Hello all! I hope my creative and beautiful followers (shout out to all 10 of you!) have been well over the past week. Now that I am through with being sick (fingers crossed), I am excited to write about what I have had my hands into! They say that money can’t buy you happiness…but itRead more

1920’s Pompom Cloche Hat

  Cute alert! I have to share a new favorite pattern I’ve tried out recently. If you like Downton Abbey or think that flapper fashion should make a comeback in four years, then you will absolutely love the newest pattern I’ve been obsessed with. If you are a crocheter and you haven’t already checked out Olivia at HopefulRead more