I commit to growing and using any God given abilities to encourage others, make things beautiful and create something that will communicate hope and a future.
Hometown: Born in NYC, raised in Colorado, currently in Fort Collins, CO.
About Me: After traveling the states for four years with her Travel Nurse husband and three kiddos, Amber and family have settled in Fort Collins, CO where they plan to continue a life of fun and adventure with the community they have there. Amber is glad to get to homeschool, mother and grow as a wife and friend all while continuing to pursue her side businesses as a Personal Stylist and Recording Artist.
Do you have a nickname? How did you get it? My siblings all grew up calling me Am, but my mom has called me Ambrosia for as long as I can remember! A lot of friends call me Am, or Amby Wamby, or any other variation of the form. The sillier the better!
Favorite Spring ’17 Aventura pieces you are looking forward to trying: I always seem to gravitate towards the dresses and hats! I’m really excited about trying the Dale hat (if only I can choose a color!) and the Easton dress is adorable and has a vintage-y feel to it, but I’m also stoked to try the Novak SS tee because a great tee is a classic wardrobe staple and anything made with Modal I want on my body.
Favorite Blog: I’ve really liked Mel Joulwan’s food blog for great clean eating recipes and cooking tips!
Favorite Instagrammer or Pinner: I love the Instagram feeds of Cobblestoneroadhandlettering, beautiful hand written inspiration and beauty and of makeupmommy because she’s always encouraging, and has gorgeous photos of her adventures in parenting and beauty blogging!
Singing in the car or singing in the shower: Both? Much to the chagrin of my family… :)
Person that inspires you: I currently have a major woman crush on my producer, Katrina Stone. She’s not only a wife, mom, musician, producer, writer, but an incredibly brave and encouraging friend/life coach. She never fails to make you believe that you are capable of great things all while giving her time, effort and investment to help you succeed. She’s a Girl-boss indeed, but an incredible encourager and friend. I want to be like her when I grow up.
Favorite Book: Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl by N.D. Wilson
What are you listening to right now? I just discovered the song Victoria by Jukebox the Ghost; they’re like a revamp of Queen in this song! So fun! I’ve also really been liking Lauren Daigle!
Favorite movie of all time: Oh man! Just one?! Singing in the Rain or Waiting for Guffman. Vastly different but, hey, variety is the spice of life!
Best piece of advice you ever received? If you never try you’ll never know!
What’s the most amazing experience you’ve had in your life (besides having babies and getting married)? Probably getting to write and record actual music that gets produced and licensed! I still pinch myself that I’m the luckiest to get to follow that passion.
Funny tidbit not everyone knows about you…but will now! I speak french. I majored in it during college and lived in France for about a year and a half. The travel bug hit me early I think… and I used to teach it to preschoolers! I still get to speak with francophiles every now and then on our travels!
What does #aventuralife mean to you? How do you live it? It means living to the hilt wherever I am. I commit to growing and using any God given abilities to encourage others, make things beautiful and create something that will communicate hope and a future. It means saying, “Why not?” more than asking “Why?”. It means passing on a sense of humor, a love of people and a love of learning to my kids by laughing at myself, loving fiercely and staying curious.