Meet Manda

Hey there,

I’m so glad you stopped by!

I started this blog when I turned 23. Now, a few years later, I’m still blogging my heart out and sharing both the ups and downs of 20-something life. I’m not perfect, though I try to be. This blog is simply and purely my journey.

My day job is pretty awesome. I’m a product manager for a mobile apps company and have been with them pretty much my entire life. Okay, not really, but 8 years is a long time when you’re still in your twenties.

On the side, I invest in real estate. It’s real life monopoly and I LOVE it. Interested in investing in real estate? I’m your gal and will happily answer anything I can. Shoot me a message if you dare. 🙂

I’m also a full-time foster sister. My family has been fostering for 4 years and we’ve had 9 children come through our home so far. Currently, we have a precious baby girl with us named “Little A”, as I affectionately call her on this blog. Fostering has been one of the most difficult and most rewarding experiences of my life. If you’ve ever thought about fostering, are fostering, or just have questions, please tell me! It’s so great meeting others who are changing our world for the better and I wholeheartedly believe fostering is one of many ways to do that.

Lastly, I am in love with travel. It’s been a dream to travel often, for quite some time. So far in 2018, I’ve managed to visit 5 different states, 8 different cities, and another country (whattup Bahamas!) just in the first few months of 2018. If you have some #wanderlust yourself and want to follow along, check out my Instagram to join my recent travel adventures.

Well, that’s a little bit about me. I hope you’ll come along for the ride as I share my adventures, mishaps, mistakes, and experiences as a twenty-something with big dreams and an open heart.

Feel free to drop a line below and introduce yourself! I hope you’ll kick off your shoes and stay awhile.



6 Responses
  • kaityperreault
    July 21, 2015

    Hello, Manda!
    I was reading through your blog and would love to nominate you for a Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a way for bloggers to acknowledge other bloggers, cross promote, and connect with members of the blogging community 🙂

    The participation guidelines are in my post:

    I hope you’ll want to join in, and I look forward to reading more posts from your blog! 🙂


    • happilyme23
      July 21, 2015

      Hi Kaitlynn!

      Thank you for the nomination! That’s so kind of you. I’d be glad to join in and be a part of it. Thank you for stopping by – hope to hear more from you! =)

  • hogghannah
    August 3, 2015

    Hey Manda!

    I see that you’ve already been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award, but I have nominated you as well! I think your blog and words of truth and positivity are absolutely phenomenal!! Follow this link if you would like to participate:

    God bless,

    • happilyme23
      August 3, 2015

      Thank you so much Hannah! It’s an honor to be nominated again and by someone as sweet as you. Keep up the great blogging and thanks for being a fan. =)

  • Darius
    February 3, 2016

    I’m loving reading your blog.

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