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Are we really doing the best of Amanda Millie week 4 and 5, what??? 

Hey lovelies, gosh it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks. I’ve had a ton of blog posts planned but alas the time to sit down and actually write them was very limited. The month of May has literally seen me live out of my suitcase, travelling from city to city with work, and June looks like it’s pretty much going to be more of the same. I definitely need to start planning and putting time aside to blog because I really do love to write and connect with you guys.

I’m so excited to share some upcoming posts in the next few days, including some great affordable beauty buys, the worlds most comfortable skinny jeans(ok maybe I’m taking this statement a bit too far, but seriously they are crazy comfortable and super stylish), and I’m also finally posting some travel review blog posts that o feel are way overdue.

I know, I know, it’s all too exciting for you and you literally can’t contain yourself, but how about a little recap of what’s been going on here so far…..

My scary stalker, part one!

I share with you a very disturbing ordeal I went through with an almost stranger who pretty much scared the heck out of me. This story is scary but it’s only part one, and it gets worse.

My scary stalker part two!

If you’ve read part one, then you’re definitely going to want to read part two. In this post, what I thought was over turns out I was dead wrong….

Easiest healthiest 3 ingredient pancakes!

These pancakes are a staple breakfast in my household, very easy to make buy oh so delicious. Give them a try, you thank me later;-)

Throwback Thursday and lessons in self love!

Oh boy, sometimes opening ourselves up and sharing our vulnerabilities, insecurities and emotional scars can really help us move forward. This post is a little bit of a throwback to a life changing photo shoot I had last year, and I also share about a personal healing journey with body dysmorphic disorder that I’ve been on my entire life.

That’s about it guys, get on the blog and get caught up because, we’re full steam ahead with more exciting stuff coming up! Remember to leave me a comment below, I’m always happy to hear from you. If you like this blog please do share it with your friends, bring them over to the party:-)

Till next time, love the life you’re living! Xo

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Lately I seem to be having constant reminders and lessons in self love and acceptance, so I’m just going to go with it and see what happens. I shared this throwback picture on my Facebook earlier today and the message that came with the picture is so dear to my heart to had to share on the blog too. So this shot was taken almost a year ago, as part of a portfolio update photo shoot and I really just LOVE it so much, it’s one of best shots for sure. 

I’ll tell you why it’s my favourite. Having suffered from body dysmorphic order pretty much my entire life, this is probably the first time I stood in front of the camera and felt comfortable in my own skin. The photographer made me feel so safe and I think this was the first time ever I had a shoot where I wasn’t worried or stressing about how I looked. It was also the first time I ever did anything as risqué in front of the camera and instead of feeling shame I felt strong, powerful, sexy even. I wasn’t worried about looking fat, or my lack of boobies, what will people think/say or any of that irrational stuff that comes with my condition. I totally owned it and I don’t care who knows it. It’s a bumpy road this journey of ‪self acceptance‬ and ‪self love‬ but this day was a turning point for me and I haven’t looked back since, taking it one day at a time. One thing that I’ve noticed about myself, is that I’m REALLY good at putting on a front….you know that I’m totally ok and always got it together type of front? I realised very early on that I am great at being the pillar for other people which is awesome, but it’s time I started extending that same courtesy to myself.  View Post

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Easiest Healthy 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes! 

I LOVE having pancakes for breakfast, and ever since I found this healthy alternative to the sugar-filled ones, I have never looked back. I’ve seen a lot of different variations of these online and to be honest, at the end of the day I think it comes down to personal preferences and what kind of flavours you like. These pancakes are perfect if you are following a grain-free or dairy-free (just replace the whey protein with a plant based one or simply use coconut flour instead) diet and they’re also gluten free, so it’s really a win all round. I especially love having these post-workout to refuel my body and set me up for the day. 

The recipe below is so easy and foolproof, you can then spice it up by adding your own favourite toppings. It’s simply a batter of banana, egg white and protein powder(whichever protein powder you prefer will work on this one. I use the PhD diet whey in vanilla flavour). You might need a splash of almond milk if your batter is not wet enough, although I’ve never really had this problem. View Post

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Stalker

If you haven’t read part one of this story then I suggest you go read it over here first before continuing onto my scary stalker, part two. So guys, at the end of part one I had literally blocked John from every single communication mode I could think of, and I really did think that was it….and it was for a while, the calls stopped, no more messages, nothing. I actually even forgot he even existed, and life carried on as normal.

There was a random creepy message on my Facebook once, from someone with a name I didn’t recognise, but I immediately knew it was John as the message just said what he had been previously saying before I blocked him…..he wanted to know how my son was doing and if he could visit. Seriously??? I blocked that person as well and forgot about it.

Fast forward to about a year later, that’s right an entire year passed by and I was sure I had put that ordeal behind me. So I reconnected with the friend of mine whom I had met John through, and as with all reunions we started reminiscing about the past. I wasn’t sure if she was aware of my scary encounter with her cousin, and I didn’t really want to talk about it much, but curiosity about his whereabouts got the better of me and asked her how he was he was doing. Oh boy, I almost wish I hadn’t asked…. View Post

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Stalker

If you read my blog post on 20 random things about me, then you probably know how obsessed I am with true crime documentaries and that kind of stuff. As obsessed as I am, I never in a million years envisioned anything remotely close to that happening to me….but it did.This is my scary stalker, part one as its so long, that actually materialized out of nowhere. Let me start from the beginning, I think you’ll see what I mean once you read the rest.
So about 7 years ago, I was in college at this time and really not loving it so much. I was so bored, so as a result I started making frequent trips to visit a very good friend of mine out of town, who’d just had a baby girl. I LOVE babies, omg I can’t get enough of them, they’re just so ridiculously adorable it’s crazy. Anyway, spending time with my friend and here newborn really lifted my spirits so I came to spend more and more time with them.

As you know, the more time you spend with someone, the more sort of integrated into their life you become. Well, this one random day a male cousin of hers came to visit so we were introduced to each other. First impressions of this dude? Hmmmmn nice guy I guess, very polite and actually quite the gentleman. I mean he wasn’t my ‘type’ romantically speaking, but I remember thinking how refreshing it was to see that chivalry wasn’t dead. He was significantly older and seemed quite God fearing and solid in his faith. One of those guys you won’t see at a club living it up, but will definitely be front row in church on Sunday morning. View Post

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