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Welcome to The Amabiscas! I am seriously so glad that you’re here. If you’re new here (even if you’re not), you’ve landed on the right page! I know that there are a billion different blogs out there, and I’m so thankful that you’ve chosen to come here and spend some time with me.

 

About Brandi

My name is Brandi Amabisca, and I am a Wife, Mother, Professional Makeup Artist, Wannabe Foodie, and Blogger! I am a plus-sized, Latina, Millennial Mom just trying to figure it all out… I am a lover of all things beauty, home, making delicious food, and travel. While I enjoy living a moderately healthy lifestyle, the occasional cheats make their way in. I’m a sucker for French fries, y’all.

My husband and I have been together for thirteen years, and married for three. He is 100% my better half, he is full of all of the wonderful and amazing qualities that I’m lacking. He has always just…gotten me. It’s one of the most attractive things about him. I’m also a lot to put up with, and he does it *mostly* with a smile on his face.

Like most, our marriage isn’t without ups and downs, but I find myself valuing Jacob’s commitment to our family and our relationship daily. He never fails to keep me feeling safe, he makes me laugh, he keeps me sane, and he manages to annoy me just the perfect amount. I feel truly fortunate and blessed to have married my best friend.

Sweet and oftentimes shy, but incredibly rambunctious from day one, Grayson is our little explorer. In Early 2017, we found out that Grayson is hearing impaired, though that doesn’t slow him down! He is incredibly opinionated, beautifully brilliant, and such a character. He has a fascination with Space, Dinosaurs, and literally anything with wheels. He is such a cool dude, and he is full of joy–truly. Every single day he brings a smile to my face and makes me laugh. He just recently has started practicing jokes on everyone, and it’s as precious as you’d think. It’s been so rewarding watching him turn into a little boy.

Photography by: Alura Wayne Photography

Photography by: Alura Wayne Photography

In July of 2018, we welcomed Sawyer into our lives. She has been such a blessing. Grayson has so enjoyed being a big brother, and really tries to step up and help with everything, every day. Her little smile and laugh is incredibly infectious, and it’s been so fun to see her personality come out more and more as the days go by.

Becoming a Wife and a Mother has been the most rewarding, exhausting, joyful, and terrifying experience of my entire life. Some days I falter, but we all do. It won’t always be sunshine and rainbows, but it will be raw and authentic. Becoming a Mother of Two has been…an experience. I am still trying to navigate my way through it, every day I learn that I’m capable of more than the day before.

It’s totally possible to kick ass at this Wife and Mom Thing. I know it is. I get by with caffeine and a lot of crockpot meals (which I’ll totally share with y’all!)

I started blogging because I craved people, community, and Moms to share my hopes and dreams, and trials and tribulations with. I hope that through this blog we can connect, share stories, and get to know one another.

You can never have too many women in your corner.

About Me

About Me

I'm Brandi, a thirty year old Mom of two living just outside of Nashville. I share all of my passions here. My hope is to help you realize that you can make some absolutely amazing, flavorful, and healthy meals at home...meals that your family will love, and you don't have to spend a lot of money or put in a ton of effort in the kitchen. I want you to be able to find community, encouragement, tips, and several laughs here.. So grab a snack and your favorite drink and stay a while! Let's be friends. Read More

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  • I wasn’t a huge fan of 2019, honestly. We struggled in a lot of ways, and I’m sure (I know) that some of that will trickle in to 2020 as well. But, we had some really great moments.
Like this one...seems simple and sweet but it’s probably one of my favorite days of 2019. We were randomly buying eggs at Sam’s...I was having an awful day and felt super depressed at all of the obstacles on our plate. I was even mad that my husband made me get dressed and leave the house.. When we got in the car to drive home though, we got the news that we were approved for our house! (Which I will talk more about as we start gearing up to move on the 16th). Having just one thing we were worried about taken off our plate was just what I needed that day. Just. What. I. Needed. 
Happy New Year, y’all!
  • 👋🏻 👀 We did something potentially super exciting today. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us, and keep us in your thoughts, as we will either have really good news right after Christmas or really crappy news. Hahaha.
  • He told me “Ho, Ho, Ho—Goodnight!” tonight, and insisted on wearing this hat to bed. •
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#momblogger #nashvilleblogger #unitedinmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #thisismotherhood #lovewhatmatters #theselittlemoments #funnymoms #funnyparenting #scarymommy #mommyhood
  • Secret Santa 2019 Dinner in the books. 
I am so thankful for this strong and beautiful group of women that I get to call my best friends. 
#honestmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #momblogger #momentsinmotherhood #momlife #mommyblogger #motherhood_squares #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodloop #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodrising #motherhoodsimplified #nashvilleblogger #nashvillemom #nashvillemomblogger #themotherhoodcorner #thisismotherhood #unitedinmotherhood #lovewhatmatters #momlifebelike #mommyhood #momsbelike #motherhoodising #motherhoodunplugged #scarymommy #stopdropandmom #theselittlemoments #funnymoms #hq_beercade
  • I’m going to be honest here, I am impatient. 
Do I like waiting in lines? No. 
Am I going to fight someone for a chicken sandwich? Also no. 
Like most things, If I can make it at home I’m going to… out of pure convenience. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love some drive thru burgers, fries, and chicken sandwiches. But, the articles recently about the mayhem happening over a chicken sandwich? Miss me with that. Check out this really simple, made at home, better than fast food fried chicken sandwich.

https://theamabiscas.com/2019/12/04/better-than-fast-food-fried-chicken-sandwich/ (link in my bio) •
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  • My favorite part of Thanksgiving? The leftover sandwich. I *might* even like it more than the actual Thanksgiving Dinner. 
I started with a thick slice of @saraleebread Artesano Bread (the original, but I bet the new brioche would be bangin’), then I placed some of the OG Ocean Spray canned cranberry sauce sliced thin and topped that with some leftover arugula from my charcuterie board. I smeared a hearty serving of mashed potatoes on top of that—with a little extra salt and pepper, strategically placed my turkey slices, and drizzled gravy over top. Closed it up with another thick slice of bread. 
I didn’t go all Ross with my moist maker slice of gravy soaked bread, but you totally could. I’m thinking of adding some melted brie over top of the one that I’ll be having today. 👀

Grab a napkin, because you’ll need it. 
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