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My name is Amanda & this is my blog!
Who am I? What am I like? I’m sure you’re wondering these things, and wondering whether or not you’re interested in a blog by someone like me. Okay I’m starting to sweat, why does this feel like a job application!? Or a super hard test & if I get one question wrong you’re out of here and I’ve failed the test. Please give me a chance & don’t judge me until you’re done reading all of this, okay? Do we have a deal? If after reading all this you still think I’m lame or boring or cringe or just not your cup of tea (or blanket *wink*), by all means don’t pity me and stick around for my sake, but stay until then okay!! Perfect! Alright I’ll shut-up about nonsense now and tell you about myself.
What matters to me:
- My hubby AKA my best best best friend & obsession
- Being kind to others & supporting them, especially those who need it most
- Being uncompromisingly myself (work in progress)
- Making people happy
- Being the best version of myself & inspiring others to do the same
- Continuously trying to make the world a better place
My Favorite Hobbies:
- Being in my cozy home with my hubby
- Spending time with family
- Taking pictures & blogging!
- Social media
- Watching lots of anime
- Playing games
- Going for walks
- Road trips
- Creative pursuits (drawing & writing)
- Anything doggo related ( I don’t have a dog but my in-laws have 2 labs so I’m blessed in the best way)
- I overuse emojis & exclamation marks (sorry not sorry, I’m expressive)
- I smile way too much
- I’m really needy, I constantly harass my hubby for hugs & kisses, I’m pretty sure I need them more than food
- I have a guinea pig named Gamgee (like LOTR’s Sam Wise)
- I have a religious studies degree
- I was raised in the Baha’i Faith
- I found anime 1 year ago & I’m extremely obsessed with it, please give it a try
- I love COCONUT, chocolate, chic peas, & ice (not together)
I can’t explain to you how much I love my hubby. You might think that’s a given, but we’ve been together for almost 7 years (married for almost 5) and we’re still head over heels for eachother. I’m not kidding he still gives me butterflies & makes me blush. My hubbys name is Moeen, but I call him any combo of Moe, Momo, beans, beano, hubby, goob, best friend & a million other things. We both use twitter a lot, you can probably find us chatting and teasing eachother on there if you have any interest, like I said, we’re pretty obsessed with eachother. Oh also, my husband is my inspiration. He has taught me so much about myself, my life and others that I don’t know how I went about my life any other way. I was a completely different person before this man became my best friend & I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our little love story goes like this:
We’ve known of each other since we were maybe 11? We went to the same summer camp ever since we were little. But we didn’t really get to know each other much until we were a bit older, maybe 15 or so. But even then we were just friends for a long time before our relationship became anything else. But let me tell you a secret that I think only he knows, but it’s really sweet so I want to share. Back when we were teenagers that were just good friends, I thought he gave the absolute best hugs in the world. And now I get to have those hugs whenever I want, how lucky am I!? Okay back to the story, ehem. I think we were around 17/18 when we became best friends, & then quickly realized we were head over heels for each other. We tried to do the long distance thing, but it was so so torturous. So I eventually moved to the city where he lived (where we now live). A few years later at 20 yrs old, on January 5th 2013 we were married! Lots of people think that’s too young, and while we’re both undoubtedly much more mature now than we were then, we both had no doubt in our minds that we were committed & would stay together no matter what life threw at us. Getting married young isn’t the answer for everyone, but it was the answer for us and every day I’m grateful for the decision we made. Here are some wedding and lovey pics for you guys!
I think that’s almost about it! As you might be able to tell, I’m a very passionate person. I have so much love in my heart to give that sometimes when I see beautiful things my heart feels like it will burst!!
I guess I should probably answer the question of why I blog. Well, I grew up not really having all that many hobbies aside from cleaning, seeing friends and the odd game or book. I started a blog because I enjoyed writing, and it seemed like something that I might enjoy. I first started a blog dedicated to my guinea pigs, it was pretty lame & cute, but I quickly realized that I wanted to write about a lot of other stuff. So I started a tumblr blog called Blankets & Tea. To be perfectly honest wtih you, choosing a name was far too easy for me. I didn’t even brainstorm. I just thought of the things I like, thought of something that felt cozy and like me, and went with it! I feel very very lucky that I chose such a good one that still suits me so well! So yeah, I love all things cozy & cuddly, so Blankets & Tea is perfect!As for the blog, for a while I focused a lot on recipes & food photography, which I like a lot. But I also really just love talking about things that are on my mind or things that I’m passionate about. Sometimes I’ll give advice or just share thoughts, sometimes recipes, sometimes snippets of my life (a lot of times) and I’m also embracing my geekier side and writing about anime & video games too! Oh gosh, no wonder I have a blog, I could talk FOREVER. I’m so tempted to keep talking about my love for photography, self-improvement, all the games & anime I love, food, and yadayada. But I should really end this.
I’ll leave you with a few of my favorites! Click through the slider to see them all.
Thank you so much for spending time getting to know me. I hope you’ll leave a comment so I can get to know you too ♥
Sending love & smiles