anchored to sunshine blog

Hi, my name’s Amanda :) Originally from Florida, until one day I packed up my life and moved to DC on a whim!

Over my last year here i’ve picked up an amazing boyfriend (he technically picked me up but that’s a story for another time), a wonderful roommate, and a number of new friends who’ve helped me/ forced me/ and made me want to officially call DC home.

I work for a branding firm by day and blog by night (actually more like the early early hours of the morning, I’m a morning person). I created this blog to keep track of it all; great restaurants, books, fitness trends, and everything else that happens in a 20-something girl’s (woman’s?) world.

Note: This blog is a work in progress, and always will be.

Some people have elaborate stories behind their blog name, I’m not one of those people. I spent days trying to think of something trendy and cool to name this… but the problem is that I’m not actually super trendy and cool. So I stuck with what I know: I love anchors and I love sunshine (even through I now live in freezing-cold DC). So there you have it, no matter where I am in the world, I will always be Anchored to Sunshine.

Still want to know more about me?

Favorite things:
– lighthouses
– coffee (every morning person has to love coffee)
– anchors (duh)
– snacking
– old people

Least favorite things:
– being late (or when others are late to meet me)
– unmade beds
– driving
– unorganized things
– sleeping in

If you stillll want to know more then you are either a serial killer or think I’m cool…. I only accept the latter :) If you think I’m cool (or you are cool and will bump up my street cred.) follow me here:

Bloglovin: Anchored to Sunshine

Instagram: @amandanbrooks
Pinterest: amandabrooksy
Twitter: @amandanbrooks

Want to work with me?

Feel free to contact me about reviews, giveaways, or advertising: anchoredtosunshine at gmail dot com :)

33 thoughts on “About

  1. Tony November 29, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the follow, Amanda. I hope you will enjoy it. One further item on the Kind granola. I sprinkle a tablespoon of hemp seeds on it. This is a super nutritious addition. I posted on hemp seeds if you aren’t aware of them.

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    • Amanda B. April 8, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      So sweet! Thanks, Karen. Look forward to reading your future posts as well! Happy Wednesday :)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Karen Rees April 9, 2015 / 4:30 pm

        So welcome Amanda :) And of course, thank you!! Xo


    • Amanda B. April 17, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      You know exactly how I feel then! Moving to a new place is a great experience, but a bit exhausting :) Have a great Friday!

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  2. slowmotionsmile June 19, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I looked at your blog after you liked one of my posts and I love it! I love that you also love the sun, books and coffee! I think I will keep on reading now :) xx

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    • Amanda B. June 19, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      You are so sweet! I was so happy I stumbled across your blog today as well :) Happy Friday!


    • Amanda B. June 30, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      You’re so sweet! :) Thanks for stopping by! I’m off to check yours out now!


  3. Kristin July 7, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Your blog looks great! I just moved *from* DC (well, Arlington, OK?) to Minnesota. I like it cool and refreshing. :)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Amanda B. July 8, 2015 / 6:26 am

      Thank you, Kristin! I lived in Minnesota for a few years when I was younger, bundle up extra warm for winter! :)


  4. jordynashley July 8, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Just came across you blog and love it!! Excited to follow along :)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Amanda B. July 9, 2015 / 6:22 am

      Of course! You have some great recipes :) Thanks for swinging by mine as well!


  5. Tony July 14, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Thanks for stopping by again and liking something, Amanda. Your blog looks terrific. I can’t get over how much you get done in terms of work, reading, exercise, etc. As an old guy I get tired just imagining it. Also, must tell you that as a Chicagoan, I have always thought of DC as part of the South. So, it is funny to see you write about it as if you had moved to Alaska. I remember some horrendously hot days there in summers visiting. Keep up the good work!

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    • Amanda Brooks July 15, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Thank you so much, that is very kind! And yes, at times DC does feel like Alaska to me haha I don’t think I would last a minute in Chicago during the winter!


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