Welcome to Thistle Hill!
Where life happens….
Hello and welcome to my small space on the wonderful world web.
My name is Amanda.
Writing has always been a passion of mine. It has helped me sift through life. I have been able to sort out and piece together solutions to all the ups, downs, twists and turns that life has thrown. I’m hopeful that through this blog I will be able to connect with others.
Thank you for stopping by.
I am a mom to 3 incredible boys, a wife, writer, virtual assistant and a business owner.
Thistle Hill is a name I have heard since I was young. My mom used it to describe the house where we lived. It was full of love, hard work, God, and real people who I call my family. My childhood home was filled with people who were there for me. Wonderful memories were made… life-changing events also took place. Members of my family got sick, prejudices were dealt, educations were challenged, vacations were taken, mistakes were made… and so were a lot of birthday cakes! I learned that it wasn’t about the cards you were dealt in life, it was about how you held those cards that counted. Thistle Hill is a platform I want to use to discuss those cards.
You are welcome to join in the conversation. I would love to hear from you. You can visit our Facebook Page, leave a comment on one of the Thistle Hill Blog Posts, or reach out to me directly by email.
My mom, Linda Dunlap, was a school teacher and had been since I was young. She LOVED her job. Everything she did was centered around her students learning in a fun environment. She made learning fun and easy for hundreds of students. As I grew up and the months turned...read more
Shark week is greeted with anticipation and excitement in my house, every single year. Let's celebrate with these shark week s'more treats! All 3 of my boys love sharks. They have book after book about these incredible creatures. They also don't dare miss an episode...read more
This post contains Amazon affiliate links. To find out more, read our disclosure statement. J-E-L-L-O! I love Jello. There are so many different things you can do with it... and the best part, it is kid friendly. When I was young, my mom and dad use to make me and my...read more
The perfect healthy, frozen treat Raspberry and Kiwi Ice Pops! With summer comes the heat. Instead of cooling down with a bunch of ice cold treats that are full of extra sugar and junk, keep it simple. With a little bit of pureed fruit, ice pop molds, and a bit of...read more
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo I made this delicious margarita cupcakes recipe! I have been celebrating this day since I was young. If Cinco de Mayo landed on a school day, we would have a huge celebration complete with mariachi bands and beautiful dancers in their...read more