Hi, I'm Amanda, the face and voice behind Simple Girls, Simple Pleasures. Welcome to my blog! I began writing here in April of 2011 and can't seem to stop. The blog was born when my boyfriend, M, encouraged me to begin blogging again as a way to write more often. Although, I do admit that I'm not just a simple girl with simple pleasures. You can read that story here!

Since the start, I've learned a lot about myself.  I share my struggles and achievements from not running any races to running multiple half marathons, all of which will prepare me for my dream: becoming a NYC Marathon finisher. I cross silly, and challenging, items off my lists all to be completed before my next birthday. And I spend tons of time whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, however I fail to post them all on the blog.

I'm currently living blissfully in sin with M in Connecticut after doing over a year of being in a long distance relationship. You can read our about our long distance here, when the distance ended, and what being in a long distance relationship taught me. M is not only my prince charming, but my best friend, and I'm extremely grateful for him. And for someone who loves reading other people's love stories, I'm still working on compiling mine on the blog, but you can check out these posts to start.

I feel extremely grateful for the life I'm living, and I enjoy reading your blogs, so if you're new, introduce yourself, and I'll come say hello! You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!