Just a Little Check In

Hi everyone! If you noticed, I took a little break from blogging last week to just enjoy the week with family and friends. I strongly believe in taking breaks from work and busyness to allow yourself some time for rest, relaxation, recharging, and refocusing. So that’s what I did. I took a few naps, read a couple of books, spent time with family and friends, went camping, and got a massive sunburn (yes I did wear multiple layers of sunscreen but no it did not work). Anyway, so this week I just wanted to do a little check in with you, see how you all are doing, and to ask you what kinds of content/posts you like to see (maybe what you don’t like to see) and what you would like to see more of. If you could take just a second and take the survey below, I would love that. I have an exciting trip coming up next week and I’m looking forward to seeing some new things and then share them with you.

Thanks so much for reading, following, and supporting Love From Amy, I really appreciate you!

P.S. My dress is from the brand Skies Are Blue with Stitch Fix. If you didn’t see my blog post featuring Stitch Fix, I’ll link it here.



Happy Independence Day

I am grateful to live in the United States. I am grateful for the freedom and liberties we have. I am grateful for the values on which our country was built and for those who continually try to uphold them. 

I am grateful for those who have protected and are currently protecting our country. I am grateful for the sacrifices they have made.

I am grateful for the husbands, wives, children, friends, and family of our service members. 

I pray that God will continue to bless and guide our country, it’s leaders, and it’s people.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Things I Love About Summer

Today is the first day of summer! There are so many unique things about each season and summer is no exception. Today I’m sharing with you 10 things that I love about summer and they are things that I have already been enjoying the last couple of weeks.

  1. Spending time with friends. What’s better than this? Everyone needs friends and when you have a solid, core group of them, it just makes time together that much more special.
  2. Slower pace of life. Summer seems to be a time when the hustle of everyday life slows down a little bit and it’s a lot more relaxing. Maybe it has to do mostly with the break in the school year but this time of year just seems a little slower to me.
  3. Longer days. I really love that it doesn’t really start to get dark until about 8:30-9:00 at night. More time to do more stuff!
  4. Sno cones. Even though I haven’t had one yet this summer (#1 because of a Chewbacca incident and #2 because of Whole30), there are so many sno cone stands around Tulsa that make pretty great ones. Have you ever had a stuffed sno cone? If you don’t know what that is, it’s a regular sno cone with custard on the bottom. Yum!!
  5. Lake days. Growing up, my family would spend so much time at the lake during the summer. I haven’t been to the lake in a few years but I’m hoping to at some point this summer. There’s just something about the quietness, stillness, and beauty about the lake that just warms my heart.
  6. Watermelon. If you don’t like watermelon, I’m so sorry. There’s nothing like some cold, sweet, juicy watermelon on scorching hot days.
  7. Driving at night with the windows down. The other night I was driving home and it was the perfect weather to roll down the windows and crank up the music a little.
  8. Traveling. This is a great thing any time during the year but some of my favorite trips have been during the summer.
  9. Outdoor concerts and movies. One of my favorite places in Tulsa called Utica Square has free, outdoor concerts on Thursday nights during the summer and attending them has been a tradition for several years. People can bring their picnic blankets, chairs, pets, children, food, etc and just enjoy a good night of local music. There’s also another gathering place called Guthrie Green, in Tulsa, that has free, outdoor movies on the lawn on Thursday nights. They’re both so fun and a great place for friends and family to hang out.
  10. Shorts and sandals. During the summer, I basically live in Nike shorts and sandals. It’s just the best.

Comment below if you have a favorite thing about summer–I would love to know!


Spring Mood Board 

It’s March y’all! How are you doing with adjusting to Daylight Savings or Spring Forward? I’m not gonna lie, it’s kind of kicking my butt, however, I’ll just keep powering through and having a few extra doses of caffeine. It’s crazy how the loss of one, ONE, hour can mess things up. Oh well. I’ll stop griping though because Spring Forward also means that one of my favorite seasons of the year will be here soon. Spring and fall are my absolute favorites because of everything that comes with them. Spring always reminds me of fresh starts, flowers, color, gorgeous weather, and so many other things. Today I’m keeping it short and sweet and sharing some images of things that get me excited about the arrival of spring. I would love to know what makes you excited about spring, as well.

Love from, Amy.

Happy Blogiversary 

Today is a really exciting day for me because it’s the 1 year anniversary/birthday of Love From Amy! Happy blogiversary!! I’m really glad that I decided to stick with the blogging process and I have learned so much about blogging this past year. I have some really cool statistics to share with you, to help you understand just how excited I am.

Views since January 2016: over 2,000

Visitors since January 2016: over 1,000

Countries of readers since January 2016: 27

Blog posts published since January 2016: over 60

I’m so happy with these statistics and can’t wait for the, hopeful, continued growth and views in 2017. I have a few possible plans in the back of my mind for things I want to accomplish in 2017, so please stay tuned. I thought that I would also share with you the most viewed blog posts and my personal favorites of 2016.

Top 5 Most Viewed Blog Posts:

  1. For the Fearful Heart
  2. For the Grieving Heart. I’m really encouraged that these were the top 2 viewed posts because there was a lot of thought, heart, and emotion behind what sparked them, and I hope others were encouraged as well.
  3. Fall Lookbook 2016
  4. New Name. Same Girl. If you want to know more about why I started this blog, read this post.
  5. 3 Fall Makeup Looks

My Top 5 Favorite Blog Posts:

  1. Iceland Travel Guide. This was one of the most beautiful, unexpected places that I’d ever seen and it’s at the top of the list of favorite trips ever.
  2. Washington D.C. Travel Guide. I really treasure the time I’ve spent in D.C. because the times I have been were mainly for soul rest and quality time with my friend, Steph. I really loved being able to recap the short trip in this blog post.
  3. Snapshots of 25. This blog post was so cool for me to look back and think of all the highlights of being 25.
  4. August Favorites. I’m adding this post in as a favorite because I think from this point on, I figured out my blogging style and how I wanted photos to look on the blog and on Instagram.
  5. Drinking Coffee on Tulsa Time. This was such a fun blog post for me to create because I was able to go to all of my favorite coffee shops and just drink coffee. I’ll still look back over it every now and then if I’m in a coffee rut and need ideas of where to go.

I have been able to meet some other bloggers this past year and have also received some great advice from them about blogging/photos/etc. Hootsuite, VSCO, and Over have become some of my go-to apps this past year.

Thank you, thank you to everyone who has viewed the blog, subscribed, given me feedback, and have helped me create the content!

As far as February goes this year, I plan to have new blog posts up every Tuesday and Friday this month. Make sure to subscribe if you never want to miss one of those posts!

Love from, Amy.