Hello there! Welcome to my blog. This blog will contain some of my favorite things like meal prepping, recipes, beauty, fashion, and being single in my 30s. I hope you gain something from some of the things I share.
Okay so I’m Mandoza (thanks to my best friends) or formally known as Mandy. I’m from the Midwest and currently reside there. I am single and have no children. I am a sister, an aunt, a daughter, a Christian, a coffeeaholic, a lifelong tv/movie buff, a friendly reader, a wishful traveler, a food nerd, and a wannabe minimalist. I also LOVE video! My main hobby, besides writing, is filming and editing videos.
I live vicariously through my favorite tv/movie characters. I’m still waiting for my John Hughes moment, whether that be a man standing with a boombox outside my window or a man riding off into the sunset with me on the back of his riding lawn mower (obviously I love 80’s movies).
I’ve always sought blogs out in order to gain tips on weight loss, capsule wardrobes, organization, beauty, fashion, recipes, or even to learn about the experiences people go through in this thing we call life. So I decided to start participating rather than just observing.
I have been through hell and back over the past couple of years and I wanted to share my journey to healing and happiness. I had to start over in every area of my life. Throughout all of this though, I’ve learned some important lessons that I plan on sharing with you on this blog. Most importantly, I’ve learned the true meaning of friendship, that God is so unbelievably faithful, good, and answers prayers in some crazy ways, and that I desire a minimalist way of life.
I am downsizing every part of my life in order to gain peace. Less is so much more. One of my biggest goals is to live authentically and to be intensely, consistently, and genuinely happy. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join me on my road to love, healing, and happiness.
— “Little and lasting is better than much and passing.” — North African Proverb
— “When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over again.”
— “It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.”