Fashion, Lifestyle

Fearless Award: A Little About Me


So recently I was nominated for a blogger award by Alyssa from Teddy Bears and Lipsticks!!  I was so honored and totally caught off guard.  This award is really an opportunity to share a bit more about myself and what my blog is about.  In this blogging business we are constantly being measured up against each other and these types of #shoutouts really remind us how much support and collaboration is happening.  Part of my goal with Pish to Posh is help others feel fabulous and so at the end of this post I have nominated 5 other bloggers that are worth you taking taking a look at!!  Thank you Alyssa for this award!

Fearless Award Questions:

Who are you?!

HI!!! I am Amanda.  I am a wife, a mother, a lover of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, a sister and a friend.  I am a Colorado native but have lived all over the world including Berlin and most recently, London.  My dog is my best friend and confidant and I love macaroni and cheese.  There are few things in life I like more than lazy weekends spent with my husband and son.

What is your blog/instagram all about?

Well….it is lifestyle, motherhood, fashion and a bit of humor. I love to write about my life and the way my mind works- I try to see the bigger picture in life and my hope is to inspire others to live their true authentic life.  I love fashion and clothes but I love my son and my family even more. I write about being a mother but not how to be a mother.  Sometimes I write about other bloggers and sometimes I write about my travels and adventures.  My Instagram is my life captured in little squares put out into the world in hopes of inspiring someone to smile, to laugh, to reflect or to connect.

What do you LOVE about blogging/instagramming?

Freedom of expression.  I love being able to share my world with others. I love connecting with like-minded ladies and I love meeting creative souls who challenge and inspire me.  I love being able to share a snipet of my life but still keep some things close to my heart. I love being able to express myself in a manner that is true and authentic to who I am and who I want be.

What do you not love most about blogging/instagramming?

Such a loaded question!!!  I put a lot of pressure on myself to grow, to engage and to be better.  I do not love those feelings as they can be overwhelming and consuming.  I hate the feeling of wonder when I publish a post (either on the blog or on Instaram) as to whether it will be received positively.  And sometimes I loath Instagram because just when I start to figure it out I realize I have no idea what I am doing #beingtotallyhonest

What are your goals (big & small!) for your blog/instagram?

To start the goal was to create a platform where I could showcase the person I knew myself to be.  As this journey has continued I want to inspire people. I want to connect with people and I want to provide an opportunity for people to feel connected.  One of my goals is to never loose my passion and to remember why I started this.  My goals, for both IG and the blog, are to remain authentic and grounded- be true to myself.

 If you could be better at one thing, what would it be?

In general life it would be flexibility.  I am person who craves structure and routine.  I am working, everyday, to be more flexible.

In the blogging/Instagram world it would be photos.  Both taking them and editing them. I would love to be more creative and artistic when I am behind the camera.

Who are your biggest supporters? How/why?

First and foremost my husband.  He has to endure endless hours of chatter about hashtags, outfit choices, Instagram content, photo shoots and blog content.  Next is my mother who reads every single post I write.  My best friend has been an incredible supporter by initially encouraging me to start the blog and for continuing to push me when I want to quit.

What do you wish there was more of in your life

Tricky question… should I could go emotional and deep or go real and witty….

I wish there was one more chance to say goodbye to my grandmother.


Fearless Award Secret Facts:

  1. I danced from the time I was three until I graduated high school. Ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, tap- I did it all.
  2. I can change a flat tire.
  3. I love graph paper. Writing on it, making lists on it, creating my Instagram plan on it.
  4. I could (and have) eat a whole pan of brownies.
  5. I do not eat crusts on toast… and therefore neither does my son!

I nominate:

Nicole  @lifeinstyles_ns  –

I met her when I moved back to Denver and I could not be happier about it.  She is a fashionista who keeps herself grounded in the mommy world with her adorable son.

Victoria  @govictoria

I met this amazing mama on Instagram and I simply adore her feed.  She is creative, thoughtful and authentic.

Amanda @missamandaleigh117

Another blogger I met on Instagram and she has such a unique and genuine feed.  Plus, we share a name so obviously I was drawn to her.

Sylvia  @seasonsinstilettos 

This gorgeous fashionista has the most amazing wardrobe and is as sweet as pie.  Two things I admire in a lady!!

Victoria  @vlaxerg 

This pretty lady is one of the happiest people around.  She is constantly smiling and her smile is so contagious- plus she wears the cutest outfits around!

I hope you enjoyed this fun little post and may have learned a little more about me and Pish to Posh.  Thank you to Alyssa for nominating me- I was truly honored and surprised!  My hope is that you have found a few more ladies to follow.  Let them fill your feed and inbox – i promise you wont regret it.

With Love,

What To Do Next:
Compose the post on your blog (or Instagram? Could be kind of fun?!) and THANK the person who nominated you! Be sure to link to their blog/Instagram!
Answer the Fearless Award questions (the questions that I answered above). List out 5 secret facts about yourself/blog/brand. Have fun with this!
Post on your blog/Instagram! If on blog: Include the Fearless Award graphic (available here & here). If on Instagram: use the hashtag #BecomingFearless and tag @stylecollective_
Nominate at least 5 #bossbabes who you think align with the Style Collective mantra of women championing women! List them and link to their blogs/Instagram. Include a sentence or two on why you love their blog/Instagram!
Inform the nominees that you’ve elected them for the Fearless Award! They should post their answers and award rules on their blog/Instagram




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  • April

    Keep on blogging, dear friend. And don’t quit. Love ya lots and lots more!

    July 10, 2017 at 8:07 am Reply
  • Shannon | Mom Without Labels

    Congrats on your award! Loved learning more about you! And, you look fabulous as always! xo

    July 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    This is great Amanda and congratulations for this award! I love your shirt here, you look great in stripes. ♥️

    July 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Angela Kim

    I love these answers. I feel the same way about blogging and Instagram- they can feel overwhelming at times but still challenges me to continue to write and create which I love. Love your outfit as always! What an awesome award.

    July 11, 2017 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Nancy

    I loved getting to know you! Also, love that striped top!!

    July 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Nancy!! Hope you come back.

      July 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm Reply
  • Mandy

    I absolutely love this!! It is very motivating 🙂 Can’t wait until your next post!

    July 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thank you so much Mandy!!!

      July 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm Reply
  • Jannine Pampu

    Congrats on the award! It’s great to get to know you a little better. I danced throughout all of my school years and loved it too. My favourite was lyrical.

    xo Jannine |

    July 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • Cara Newhart

    I love this!! Congrats on the nomination girlie and keep doing what you’re doing. I love reading your blog because it’s always so heartfelt and meaningful.

    XO, Cara

    July 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Jen

    What a great post! New to the Style Collective tribe so I really loved reading this and getting to know some of the other SC Sisters! I can (& have) ate a whole pan of brownies before too!

    July 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Jen- welcome to the club!!! Ha. Thanks for stopping by.

      July 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • jen

    Congratulations on your nomination!! That is really exciting for you and I love your comment about your goal being to stay true to you, be grounded and remember your passion. Keep up the great blogging babe!!
    xo Jen –

    July 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Linda

    Congratulations on your nomination! Love the outfit!


    July 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    You lived in London, jealous!!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

    July 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Leila

    Congrats on your nomination! You are doing a great job!

    July 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Jenn

    I have an obsession with graph paper too!!

    July 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Courtney Bentley

    I enjoyed reading this post my dear! i thought it is so bad ass for a woman to change flat tires!

    Courtney Bentley ||

    July 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Ha!! I have only had to use that skill one time.

      July 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    This is awesome! It’s great to get to know you better. Keep up the good work.

    July 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Lisa!

      July 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Amelia Furman

    Thanks for sharing! It’s great to get a bit more backstory on bloggers. And very cool that you are a CO native. I live in Loveland, CO and LOVE it. And if it makes you feel any better, I can crush a pan of brownies…no problem.

    July 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    Love all your honest answers! I totally agree about the overwhelming feelings and things changing when you thought you had the hang of them!

    July 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm Reply

    Goodness life is so hectic, I have no idea when I will get my blog post up about this haha, but you are a true Girl Boss in my eyes and totally deserve this award!

    July 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm Reply
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