Nice to meet you! My name is Mandi and I am a lover of optimism, Jesus, traveling to anywhere I can enjoy time with my husband, seeing new sights through my sons eyes, the seaside & a good vegan decaf latte.
Known to many of my oldest friends as Miss Mandi or "Slash", I've always been a girl to wear many hats. I'm a dreamer, a go-getter and I'm restless when I'm resting. (although I've learned it's importance in our lives and now crave it. Especially as a bone-tired new mama.)
Originally a California girl, I am currently residing in Arizona with my husband and best friend, Mr. Charming, along with our new miracle baby Grey, and our fur babies, Princeton (a 14 year old lab) and Charlie (a 3 yr old Miniature Schnauzer). I graduated in 2015 on my path to becoming a nutritionist specializing in special diets & pediatric nutrition and have worked as the Managing Editor of high end celebrity and fashion publications BASIC and RUNWAY (yes, just like Devil Wears Prada) for the past 6 years since finishing journalism school. I also hold a diploma in Social Media Business Management.
Mr. Charming works in the dental field and is a master of many trades. During nap times and on weekends, I work feverishly to get this little blog and brand to reach other girls & guys out there who want to share their stories and find connection over whole, healthy living.
After spending many years as a touring recording artist since I was a teen, I chose to settle down with the man I fell madly in love with and went back to school for journalism, which led me to so many new opportunities. I love and devote my life to Jesus Christ and believe that my struggles and life changes happened to bring me to my purpose. Though I always said music was my sole purpose, I'm beginning to see that inspiring people to eat better, live better and love better fills a void that nothing else has ever touched. I'm learning to listen to His purpose for me. I am still signed to NVE Records/Universal Music Group, whom I adore, and I continue to work as a professional songwriter, I just took a break from the stage to pursue God's heart. But you can see my work as the Label Director for our new company, NVER Publishing.
I adore being a wife and mama and we love to build stuff, decorate, travel, shop, eat and cook healthfully and organically. We also love to host parties and game nights in between adjusting to parenthood. We love to spend time with those we love most. I am also super girly and love girl time. I love reading anything and everything that entertains or teaches me and shopping for clothes is kind of a sickness.
Born a California girl, my heart belongs to the beach and I dream of owning a small organic cafe by the shore, performing and writing on weekends, raising our littles to be ocean lovers.
For now, we are focusing on raising Grey to feel as loved as possible, simplifying life, living simply and healthfully and connecting to as many as we can to spread love, light and tools to help them thrive in health and home.
Connect with me on Instagram - that's where I hang these days - I'd love to hear from you!