Hey friends! I’m Amanda.

I have an unusual last name, always have a cup of coffee in my hand and usually laugh a little too loud — especially when I am not supposed to.

I’m a fairly run of the mill 20-something with interests that stretch far and wide. There’s nothing extraordinary about my life story and I have never felt like I have the expertise to be throwing my wisdom opinion at the topics trending on the web. But my first love is writing, and I love using this platform as a creative outlet and a journal for sharing my life with those I love near and far.

I am originally from beautiful Northeast Oregon. I’m lucky to live a life full of adventure and a lot of beautiful views, but my favorite one is back in those Blue Mountains. I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism. My career began in the Kansas pork industry and a piece of my heart will always remain in those Kansas Flint Hills. Now I live just outside of our nation’s Capitol working for the U.S. wheat industry and I’m loving the chance to live in my history books.

I firmly believe in the integrity of farmers and what they do. Working in U.S. agriculture is my life long passion and I do my best to use my words on its behalf.

I’ve been raised to believe that learning never ends, and indeed, it doesn’t. I have a new favorite song just about every week and am chronically impatient. All you have to do to see my true colors come out is sit beside me at a sporting event. You might as well not sit down if it’s the K-State Wildcats or the Portland Trailblazers.

I love 80’s movies, turquoise, pigs, traveling, binge reading, messy hair, DIY projects, people with big laughs, watching sports, watermelon, mason jars, sarcastic memes, fresh flowers, live music, being outside, hobby photography and I own every season of Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls.

I’ll never turn down a good glass of wine or my Dad’s cooking.
My mom is my best friend and thank goodness my sister shares my sense of humor.

I don’t believe in coincidences, but I believe in God’s grace, working hard and the importance of surrounding yourself with good people.

I wish I could hug my family every day,
and gosh, I really do miss those mountains.

Thanks for stopping by my blog


9 thoughts on “ABOUT AJAESPOO”

  1. I am not for sure how you found my little blog Country Linked, but I am so glad that you did! Reading your about made me smile. I was a Kansas resident at one time, love turquoise, pigs, mason jars and I too have seen and love every episode of Gilmore Girls. Best of luck on your getting back to blogging!
    Laurie – Country Link

    1. Laurie – I figured that a part of returning to blogging also means engaging with new people. I found your blog through Dirt Road Charm’s link up post.Sounds like we have a lot in common! Looking forward to reading your blog!

      Amanda – The Good Stuff

  2. It’s a pleasure to meet you Amanda Jae.

    Lauren at PainttheTownAg.com is in your current neck of the woods and she’s made of ag awesome, too.

    Emily Grace

  3. Found your blog via Friday Favorites 🙂 My blog has taken lots of hiatuses too…but you’re right…as long as we like it and we like writing, why not keep trying?! 2015 has been my most successful year so far. I love that your post grad life consists of lots of phone calls home to mom because mine does too! Ha!

    1. Thanks for the comment Kylie, that was the first time I was brave enough to join a link up! So far in 2015 I’ve been good at keeping up with so we’ll see how it goes. Looking forward to reading yours as well!

  4. How fun to read. Just a bit about myself your GRANDPA Howard was one if my favorite Uncles, my mother’s youngest brother. I have heard about the digging for years, Susan is always talking about going there. Your blog is very refreshing.

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