Mandy Boyle

NEPA Girl with Moxie. Writer. Nerdess. Practically Balanced.

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Thankful Thursday: Chuckle

Today, I’m thankful for:     Tina Fey. There may not be a cooler lady out there right now. She’s…

It’s BlogCon Kick Off Party Time!

Summertime is a pretty great season in NEPA. There are festivals pretty much every weekend, county fairs, and of course,…

Thankful Thursday: Simple

Today, I’m thankful for:   Blueberries.   Cinnamon almonds.  Warm smiles.     

Sleep and My Codependent Relationship with the Snooze Button

This morning, I didn’t want to get up. It was like most mornings. I’m not a morning person. I never…

One Little Word

Right now, at this very moment, there’s something hanging around my neck. I’ll give you a clue: it’s shiny, is…

Organized

Have you ever had a question that bothered you for so long that you just gave up on trying to…

3 Things I’ve Learned By Playing Charlotte Lucas

So, I’m in a play. It’s a production of Pride & Prejudice set in the 1960’s. Think Austen meets Mad…

25 for 25 – How It Went

25 years, 25 acts of kindness. It was really uplifting to try to do something good with my time for…

Creativity Tool: Story Starter

I don’t really do much with fiction writing, but on the occasion that I decide to dabble (or if I…

Hobbies

I really suck at hobbies. I tried painting, but I don’t have the patience. I tried poetry, but I prefer…

My First Phone Number Request

So, I’ve never actually been asked for my phone number by a complete stranger before. It’s never happened. The closest…

25 Years. 25 Acts of Kindness.

In a few days, I’ll be 25. I never really thought 25 was a big deal until I got closer…

Things I Don’t Like to Do

Fold laundry. Put away laundry. Do anything remotely related to folding and/or putting away laundry. Dishes. Play volleyball. Wrap gifts….

Things That Can Be Frozen

And my experiment with list making continues. Assets. Bananas dipped in chocolate and peanut butter. Peas. Broccoli. Meats. Mango cubes….

Things I Like to Do on Rainy Days

Nap. Read a book. (I just finished rereading Les Miserables in preparation for the film release.) Watch movies. Clean something….

Things That Are Slimy

I got this topic idea from a writing prompt that was sent to my inbox. It was sort of fun…

Surround Yourself with Cuteness

We all have days when we’re feeling blue. Discouraged. Lonely. Stressed. On days like that, I usually end up on…

Long Day? Skype a Friend

A few moments ago, I was making faces at my webcam along with my friend, Alli. Alli is one of…

Staying Balanced Tip #601 – Step Away From the Send Button

Have you ever noticed how scary an email without context can be? Or rather, how intimidating your inbox can feel…

Tea Leaves

I did something really stupid about a week and a half ago. Instead of giving myself what I wanted (a…

I’ve Got a Fever – and Pinterest

(I wrote this post the other night when I was feverish, bored, and stuck in bed with a box of…

Pro Tip #495: Don’t Make Decisions When You’re Tired

Everything always seems worse at night. You know, those moments when you’re lying awake in bed, trying to fall asleep…

Balance

Balance has never exactly been my forte. Let me paint you a picture. Think about what it would feel like…

Ideas and a New Project

Shower ideas and before bed ideas can be some of the best ideas a girl can have. In my case,…

Rockstars

There are few things so beautiful as a barefoot little girl in pink capris, spinning around on her porch singing…

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