Why I came back to my hometown, Cape Coral, Southwest Florida, Florida, Where I grew up, boyfriend, hometown, personal story

Why I Came Back to My Hometown


People all the time tell you don’t stay for this reason. You shouldn’t stay for that reason because at the end of the day you are wasting your life. Do I technically agree with that? Yes and no. I stayed in my hometown for my dad. I was in high school when I decided that I wasn’t going to leave…

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The Byas Life, Amanda Byas

Why ‘The Byas Life’?


I’ve been asked numerous times, “Why did you choose “The Byas Life” as your domain name? What’s so significant about “The Byas Life”? When I was brainstorming for a domain name, I wanted something different. I didn’t it want it to be fully centered around me. Even though, I am going to be one of the sole contributors. Of course,…

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Recipe Review: Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs


Note: I found this recipe on Facebook, but to view this recipe in its entirety, click here. Let me let you in on a little secret, I love food! You already guessed that? Drats! But in all seriousness, most of the recipes I make I find on Facebook. Yeah, you can probably guess I am always on Facebook too and…

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the byas life, james byas, how to cope with losing a parent, how to cope with losing a loved one

January 22, 2014: A Day to Remember


Four years ago… Four freaking years ago… It all went down. A chapter ended and a new chapter began. I can’t believe it’s been a long four years already. In some aspects it seems like yesterday while other times it feels like an entirety. Four years ago today I lost someone important to me. I lost someone who I was…

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App Review: Ibotta


You probably have heard about the new coupon application, Ibotta. There is a lot of hype about it and I can tell you it is worth it. Ibotta is an application for your smartphone that allows you to save money on groceries, pet items, restaurants, electronics and much more. Here is how it works:         Browse the application for offers you…

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Scream-a-geddon, horror, haunted houses, tampa florida, dade city florida

October 6, 2017: Scream-A-Geddon


If you are like me, you love this time of the year. You love the crisp air, leaves changing… Uh, wait, let’s start that over again.. You love the hot and humid weather, leaves hanging, and scary things! I love Halloween just for the candy and the scary things you can find around. This year is the same. Have to…

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Solomon's Castle, things to do in South Florida

January 22, 2017: Solomon’s Castle


When most people think about Florida they either think of a few places; Orlando, South Beach, and sometimes Tampa. But, what they don’t know is Florida has much more to offer than its beautiful beaches and theme parks. Of course, growing up and even now for that matter, we did the whole theme park bit. While that is fun, but…

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App Review: Field Agent


As a broke 20-something year old, I know I am always looking for ways to fund my lifestyle. Granted, I do well for myself, but who doesn’t want a little extra money? However, how would you like to get paid for shopping? I know, I would love to get paid for my own shopping because I rather make some money…

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