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Amanda Swann  Closet decorator β€’ The Cheeky Nest β€’ Homeschool mama β€’ pet ladyπŸ΄πŸ”πŸΆπŸΆπŸ± Vintage ❀️‒ DIYer β€’ Furniture painter β€’ newbie to gluten/dairy/sugar free life πŸ’ͺ🏻

Have to brag about my awesome creative hubby @cheekydaddy for finishing his first of many horse jumps bacon, eggs, sausage links for the 1st and light houses for the 2nd. His creativity and artistic ability just blow me away! So many more fun ideas to come.

My girls....I think the we need to get the little one in lessons. She was in heaven and had an awesome lesson with @ridingrichard ❀️

Willing it to be Fall already in SoCal πŸ‚πŸ

We survived our first horse show and loved it!! Liv was a bundle of nerves going into this show, but after that first class, she had it in the bag. We had an awesome day two. Liv placed 3rd in her hunters class and 5th in her equitation course. So, so proud of her and her boy! We feel so blessed to be a part of such an awesome barn family who encouraged and supported her the whole time. Special thanks to Mary Beth Molt for being one of the best trainers out there. ❀️

Dinner tonight was a new recipe. We're still navigating this whole gluten free/dairy free thing, but this pizza was a home run! The crust was the Simple Mills pizza crust (see stories). We just added our favorite sauce and toppings. That's it! SO GOOD! @simplemills

Feeling all the tireds from last week and for this upcoming busy week. 😴😴😴

This is my little haven. I've been going to the Utah Shakespearean Festival since I was about 8 and it's become almost like a second home to me. Because of my Berkeley graduating, English major mom, I've seen somewhere in the neighborhood of 180 plays here in my lifetime. And now me and my five siblings get to share that with our spouses and kids. We had a family of 33 people there this year 😳 (and that's missing 2 people), and it was SO fun! So fun to share the laughs and good times, but also the culture. All 3 of my kids got to see plays this year. I love that they get to experience something every year that many people don't get to in a lifetime. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend it! Til next year Utah Shakespearean Festival!! @utahshakespeare

Evening rides are the best...especially when it finally cools off a bit 😊

Hi my name's Amanda and I am a sucker! πŸ™‹So...I took the kids to our local animal shelter to play with the kitty's (my first mistake), since they've been really missing our boy. And this little girl stole our hearts. She was a return to the shelter, so adopted out then returned, which just kills my animal loving heart 😒. She is just the sweetest thing too!! So welcome to the family little Macy Gray (ya know cause she's gray).

Said goodbye to this sweet boy today, which was one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to make. We knew when we took him in that he had heart problems and was given weeks to live. He surprised us all by living another 9 months. He was just such a special guy who seemed to know when someone needed him. We called him our therapy cat. He'd sleep with Bentley when he'd have night terrors, he didn't leave my side after I had a tumor removed, and when one of the kids cried he was always right there. He just always wanted to be where we were and we will miss that most of all. We love you sweet Pumpkin. We know you're in better place and free from pain. Til we meet again sweet boy ❀️

This was from her last course yesterday. Such a good lesson!! So proud of my girl for all her hard work. GET IT GIRL!

I have been on the fence about posting this for a while, but since today is Father's Day, it seemed appropriate. This is not a glamorous instagram worthy shot , but this is my hubby @cheekydaddy and this is who he is to a T. The selfless, unconditional loving, caring father, who while in the hospital recently with some scary health issues, was more worried about his kids. He wanted to make sure his kids weren't scared or worried about their dad, so he made them laugh. This is why we love him. Happy Fathers Day sweetie. Thank you for being our rock even when life had kicked you down. We love you more than we can even begin to say.
One day maybe I'll tell the whole story, but this is also the reason for our recent change to a gluten free, dairy free, anti-inflammatory diet. Sometimes doctors and medicine can only do so much. πŸ˜•

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