Hi there! I’m so glad you’ve stopped in! Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get to know each other. I hope I’ll be seeing you around often!

I’m a 32 year old Minnesota mama of three, wife of one, and human to our four legged canine friends Charlie and Jack. I’m a lover of all things DIY, coffee with cream, summer nights at the lake and craft beer.

If you peeked into my home at 8 pm you’d find the kiddos sleeping (crosses fingers, tip toes out of room) and me knee deep in a new project or watching the latest episode of Homeland.

 I hope you enjoy the easy DIY projects I dabble in, glimpses of my family and the creation of our forever home.

Oh, and this is what I do in my spare time.


 Occasionally I put on my other hat and work as a Physician Assistant. Hopefully you’ll only visit this blog and not the urgent care in which I work.



  1. Grace E. Chrast says:


    I happened upon your blog by chance, and loved reading all about you. I don’t know if you remember me, but I am Jenny Chrast Heidecker’s mom – we lived on North High Drive in Hutchinson when you and your family moved in on 10th Avenue. I love reading all about your family and what you have been up to over the past few years. You certainly have a beautiful family. Keep up your good work, and wishing you a very happy holiday season!! Take care.

    Grace Chrast

    • Hi Grace, thank you! I absolutely remember you and have loved watching Jenny’s family grow, even if through Facebook! Happy holidays to you and your family, I hope all is well! Amanda

  2. Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I’m pretty sure that you’re my long lost blog friend. Your family is adorable and so is your blog! I also read Building a Framework. I see you use WordPress…I know, I know…I’m on Blogger…I need to get the courage to get over to WordPress! Also, that little kitchen that you made for kids?! Um…adorable! I pinned it. Great idea! I’ll be following you… that always sounds so creepy! LOL! Thanks again for stopping by! -Marie :)
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    • Haha Marie, you just totally made my day, thanks! And thanks for following! I’ll be following you as well. You’re right, there really is no way to say that and not sound creepy :)

  3. Hey Amanda,
    Your website is gorgeous. I need to take the leap and buy a theme. And I dunno how many of us that read Building a Framework are in healthcare, it is soooo funny. I am anxious to try making somethings with essential oils like you have. It seems really awesome and don’t ya just love the smells! So glad to have connected.

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    • Thanks so much Leah! I have to give all the credit to Clyde Sanchez who customized it for me! (There’s a link to his site in my sidebar, hint hint 😉 ) Have a great day!

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