What (Most) Women Really Want

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Beautiful Uncertainty, in stores now.

In my humble opinion…it’s not a big mystery.

We want to be pursued. Not endlessly asked to “hang out.” (And especially not asked to “hang out” at 3:00 am.) We don’t want to be treated like “one of the guys.” We want to be your LADY. And we want to be treated like it. We want a little time invested into the plans. » Read More

Day 18: Day 18: If You Could Have a Conversation With Your Younger Self, What Would You Say?

I started this blogging challenge over a year ago and I’ve only worked my way up to Day 18…though the timing of writing this particular blog is so perfect, I can’t help but believe that even in our busyness and forgetfulness and procrastination, God’s timetable still manages to have its way with us.

I’ve just finished reading Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty, and though she’s married with five kids, I saw so many » Read More

Ten Reasons to Give Yourself Permission to Write Your Own Fairytale

My new book I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has: Mishaps & Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After came out on March 11th…and I can honestly say I’ve never been prouder of anything I’ve written in my life. It’s bold. It’s raw. It’s REAL. It’s my story, uncensored. And I honestly think it’s a story that all women, single or not, will find glimpses of themselves in.

The #1 message I wanted » Read More

In Honor of My New Book…How About Some Free Gifts?!?

Hello, beautiful single women!
As you’ve probably been hearing me talk about, my brand new book I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has releases on March 11, 2014, but you can get some really fun FREE gifts if you order NOW!
If you order the hardcover or eBook of I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has before March 15, 2014, send a copy of your receipt or confirmation email to [email protected] and you » Read More

Thirteen Things To Leave in 2013

Hope you’ve had a great first few weeks of 2014!

Since my “Things to Leave in 2013” series was such a big hit on Instagram and Facebook, I thought I would post all thirteen things here in one place in case you missed any. I hope you’ve already left all of these things in 2013…but just in case, here’s a reminder! (And there’s absolutely no time like the present to lose the dead weight.) 🙂

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Day 13: Describe How You Met the Last Person You Texted & Talk About Your Relationship

How I met the last person I texted and what our friendship means to me.

Alli.

The origin of our friendship is so bizarre, it’s almost not to be believed. I have known Alli since she was literally in her mother’s womb. You see, I was her baby-sitter for about a decade before I was her friend, as we are exactly ten years apart in age.

My sister Cher and I were playing at the end of our » Read More

Coming Soon to the Blog! “He Said, She Said” with The Single Woman & Daniel Goddard

Hey friends! I’m SO excited to be able to tell you about the new blog series I’m starting with star of The Young & the Restless, Daniel Goddard. Because you guys LOVED the “Behind the Curtain” interview I did with Daniel SO MUCH…we decided to make it a regular thing!

“He Said, She Said” will give you guys the chance to submit questions and ask for advice about ANYTHING…from love to career to friendships to marriage » Read More

A Fairytale Weekend: My Girls Trip to The Greenbrier (Part Three)

From Part 1:

I think that as a culture, women have forgotten how special we are. We have forgotten that we DESERVE to be treated like a diamond, so we’ve been settling for men who treat us like a cubic zirconia from a gumball machine. We’re such givers of time, of respect, of energy, of love, of service…that we have forgotten how to allow ourselves to receive these things. We’ve been settling for scraps when we » Read More

A Fairytale Weekend: My Girls Trip to The Greenbrier (Part Two)

We arrived in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia at around 4:00 a.m. on a Friday morning, rumpled and exhausted from our long car ride, but still delighted at the sight of the small, sleepy, charming town that is home to The Greenbrier. We were even more delighted when we pulled into the long drive of the resort and saw the expansive and majestic white columned building stretching before us like a cross between the White » Read More

Something wonderful is on the horizon
Life doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
Preorder from Baker Book House for 40% off and free shipping!*
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Something wonderful is on the horizon
Turn Toward the Sun CoverLife doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
Preorder from Baker Book House for 40% off and free shipping!*
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*US shipping only