Not only do I take photographys but I write too

Hey guys, so I used to writing for a site called Brazen Desires under the pen name, Maeve Gentry. The site sadly had to be shut down. But I wanted to continue my writing. So check out the page Writings From Faerie

Told you I was a redhead

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

We're heading to the bar, girl don't be nervous
No shoes, no shirt and I still get service (what)

Insert short story I wrote and ta-da

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Happy {Belated} Midsummer

I meant to post this yesterday with some cool facts. Oh well hope everyone had a great day.


Photo credit

Midsummerby ~crazy-artist34

I was going to do a post about something but it's too hot to remember

AJ had his very first weekend over at his dad's new house. Ariel went to her dad's. And what did I do you ask? I went home and climbed into bed with 103 fever. Thank you strep throat! Actually thank you antibiotics for making the strep go away. Anyways I spent my first taste of kid freedom home sick in bed. I didn't even sleep late.

So Amanda what else have you been up to? You must be wondering cause I haven't been over here much or on my twitter for this page. I've been focusing a lot of my limited attention on Moon in a Cup. Which also means I've been tweeting from FaerieBarista.

Besides that I've just been being me.

cough cough I'm dying

So technically I'm not dying but I did have a wicked case of strep throat. I'm still hanging around. Feeling better and better each day.

In the meantime here's some photos of my crazy kids and my belly dancing coin belt. 

Meh to lazy, rainy days

She's not a rockstar
but she's got groupies


Let's make a date, a photo date that is

Hey, so I'm going to be having time to actually do some photo shoots.

Want photos? Hit me up.

Splish Splash ... way to cool down when you don't have a pool

I think someone finally grew up

So if you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know all about my love/hate relationship with AJ's dad. I love him as a friend, but I hate him with how he was acting about having a kid.

Well he is home on leave and it looks like active duty might have finally made him grow up. I'm shocked, amazed, and happy. Not even just for AJ's sake but he does have a wife and daughter.

Anyway I talked with him about the whole child support thing. Being on TA in NY and receiving child support sucks! Basically they screwed me over and made the obligation amount $50 (a month) and at one point while I was still on TA I was only getting the $50 a month but AJ's dad was paying $600 a month! That was more than I was getting in TA! What sort of sense does that make?

Anyway .... all of us met up tonight to talk about and let AJ and his sisters play. His dad wants to not only up his child support but he wants to pay more than the required 17% of his income, and he wants to start doing the visitation again. Not only that but wants to know if his wife can still take AJ while he's away on active duty. Which is fine by me cause I want him to have a stable life with his dad.

I couldn't believe what was coming out of this guy's mouth. I was like wait is this the same guy that wanted me to abort AJ? I guess we are constantly surprising each other. I remember telling him once that if I had gotten the abortion I would have hated him for the rest of my life, and his response was "you don't hate me?"

We have a ... unique relationship, to say the least.


What better way to spend a sunny afternoon

Insanity is repeating the same steps and expecting a different result


I was unhappy. I was upset. I was heartbroken.

I moped around for a while, feeling sorry for myself.

Then one day I realized something. I needed to change. I wasn't going to be able to move on with my life if I was stuck thinking about what was done and over.

I woke up. I got out real clothes. I did my hair, sometimes make up. I went out. I saw friends. I got active. I got my DSLR. I started this business. I take photos of everything. I put myself out there.

Go after your dreams.