Kitschy Gift Swap

Kitschy Gift Swap

A few weeks ago, Caitlin had the brilliant idea to host a gift swap. But not just any gift swap: a gift swap centered around the cheap, touristy, kitschy stuff from around where you live. Seeing as Austin in particular and Texas in general is chock full of that kind...

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

If you're here for the Preview to Summer Blogger Book Swap, scroll down. Laugh-worthy thing of the day: visit Gizoogle, type in your Twitter name, enter, and visit the first link. Too funny. Here's mine. Life Lessons in Fighting the Culture of Bullshit. Possibly the...

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Lucky Leprechaun Book & Polish Swap

Lucky Leprechaun Book & Polish Swap

Back in February, I signed up for the Lucky Leprechaun Book & Polish Swap. Because I like books and nail polishes, if you didn't know, and swaps are always a fun way to get new ones. 🙂 I was paired up with Lauren, we exchanged a few preferences, and here is what she...

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The Rejects Swap

The Rejects Swap

At the beginning of this month, Kristen over at Milo & Molly proposed an interesting gift swap. It was for shop owners only, and the purpose was to clear out closets/shelves of 'rejects' from your shop - things that had just a tiny imperfection or old stock that...

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Bling in the New Year Gift Swap

Bling in the New Year Gift Swap

This past month I participated in the Bling in the New Year gift swap, which was all about accessories you could use for a New Years Eve party and beyond. I got paired with Allie, one of the organizers, and sent her a box of goodies earlier this month (even though I...

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All About the Polish

All About the Polish

You guys probably know by now that I don't paint my fingernails. But my toenails? Always painted. And I've been slowly growing my collection of nail polish colors (I only had 4 for the longest time - pearl white, pale pink, copper, and a dark maroon). So this past...

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Arm Party Gift Swap

Arm Party Gift Swap

This past month I participated in the Summer Time Arm Party gift swap hosted by Leonora & Ilene, and it might have been the most fun I've had doing a swap to date. 🙂 As the name of the swap would suggest, this swap was all about bracelets. When you signed up, you had...

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Thrifty Gift Swap Reveal

Thrifty Gift Swap Reveal

This past month I participated in the Thrifty Love gift exchange run by Carina. She paired everyone up, and then we exchanged notes on what we liked to thrift shop for, and went to town. The idea was to find something you thought your thrifty partner would love, and...

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

This past month I signed up for the Christmas in July gift swap hosted by the amazing Alyx. She paired me up with Noël for the swap, and let me just say, how appropriate is my swap partner's name for this? Haha. We traded emails and mailing addresses and vague gift...

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About

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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Currently Reading

The Surviving Sky
Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places
Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms
Thinking, Fast and Slow


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2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Amanda has completed her goal of reading 75 books in 2023!
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