I’m Amanda and I’m the blogger and creator behind Sincerely, Marie Designs (formerly know as The Tale of an Ugly House.) I’m a follower of Christ. I’ve been married to my best friend, Josh for almost 12 years and we have a rambunctious little boy named Charlie. We live just north of Atlanta and love the north Georgia life. It’s a little slower pace of living with all the charm that goes with an old town. I started my blog almost three years ago as a creative outlet after having our son. I’m a stay-at-mom but have always had a passion for design and teaching others how to create a space they love. Sincerely, Marie is where I share our story of renovating a southern colonial, my family’s favorite recipes and some of life’s happenings. I’m so passionate about creating a cozy and warm environment for my family to grow. Our home isn’t perfect but it’s real. With every project, recipe and story I hope I can inspire you as well. I hope you’ll find that you too can love the house you’re in!