Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

1. Three-day weekend coming up, woohoo! And then once next week is finished, I have a little two-week staycation/break from work scheduled so I can turn 30 in peace and get some much-needed down time. To say I’m looking forward to it would be an understatement. Anyone want to hop in with a guest post for the blog while I’m away? I’ll schedule probably TTT and maybe a book review, but blogging will be sparse those two weeks (Oct. 20-31). I’m specifically interested in recipes, bookish lists, or something life/small business related. If you would like to guest post, email me at with your idea.

2. My lovely friend Kara is helping me out with a photoshoot on Monday to get some more shop shirts on models. It’s an ongoing project and I hope to have all shirts on models by the end of the year.

3. I get to see the Broadway musical version of Beauty & the Beast this weekend, which I’m pretty pumped about. The boy is… tolerant of it, at least. Between this and the ballet last month, I’m pretty sure I owe him a monster truck rally or BBQ road trip or something.

4. If you are near Austin and also self-employed/a freelancer, you might want to check out the upcoming Freelance Conference. It looks like it will be super useful, and I’ll be there, so we could hang.

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Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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