it's always time to party!

you guys...it's here...the 2012 ultimate blog party!  woop woop!  do you know about this party?  i was totally in the dark, but thanks to ashley from our life 'better together' for cluing me in.  this is an online event for bloggers to meet, get connected, and ultimately have some fun!

for those of you who are already in the know and are visiting from the party, here is a little information on the mama behind it's the little things blog.


my name is amanda and i am wife to my best friend andrew, mama to our {almost one year old!} baby girl stella vivienne, and pup leon.  other than being a full time mama, i work as a middle school english teacher in kansas city, missouri and love documenting everything along the way.  

this blog is about all the little things that make our life a beautiful one.  you will find some tasty recipes, a few crafty diy's, dates at the park, letters to our baby girl, crazy adventures, giddy giggles, some of my favs, and lots of pictures of us!  for more about our little family, head here to read the story of us.  thank you for stopping by, and enjoy your stay! 


  1. HI Amanda! Just found you via the UBP! It's my first and I have found a lot of great blogs! Looking forward to getting to know you and reading about your family! Come by and say hi if you get a chance!

  2. Sounds like a busy and fun life! You have an adorable family and take lovely photos. Hope you have fun this week making some new friends along the way. Stop by and say hi when you get a chance!


  3. Stopping by from the party and wanted to say hello and say that I'm excited to start following along!

    1. Thanks Josie for becoming a new follower! I look forward to reading more on your blog as well :)

      xo, Amanda

  4. What beautiful photos on your site -- love the dreamy nature of them. Lovely family as well. Glad to have found you via UBP. Will be bookmarking your site!

  5. Visiting from Ultimate Blog Party! I'm enjoying your blog and sweet little family:)

  6. hi! i'm kristy. i'm dropping in from the ubp. you have an awesome blog with an adorable family. can't wait to read more :)

  7. i am a new follower from the party i hope you'll check out my blog follow and comment!