City Girl Gone Coastal {What the Redhead read}

I have been reading City Girl Gone Coastal for literally years. Amanda was one of the first people I remember chatting to on Twitter and I remember reading her blog back when her boys were small – they are fully fledged school boys now.

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What do I love about this blog?

I first loved City Girl Gone Coastal because of the beautiful seaside photos of sunrise, sunset and the pier. You really cannot beat beachy photos when you live so far from the sea. But now, from reading for years, I have come to love Amanda’s honesty, her openness about her struggles with depression and how she writes with her heart on her sleeve.

I love reading about her twins and seeing photos of them getting up to all sorts on the seafront. But, I also love Amanda’s creativity. I think that she can turn nothing into something and is definitely one of the most creative people I am lucky enough to know in this world of blogging.

What are my favourite posts?

Cacti & Succulents, My New ‘Thing’

Have Sponsored Posts & Monetising Ruined Blogging?

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If they don’t already, why should people read this blog?

Amanda has twins – so a great new reader for any other twin parent. But, it’s also a great read for anyone with a creative streak – making things out of driftwood, pebbles or anything else washed up on the beach. There are also beautiful photos and posts that really draw you in. A deeper blog than many I read but so worth taking the time to enjoy.

Where can they find the blog?

You can find City Girl Gone Coastal over on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Disclosure: The above blog hasn’t asked to feature in this post – I love it and so I’ve decided to share it with you.



  1. August 31, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Another lovely sounding blog to check out! I’m off to read the post about monetising ruining blogging!

    • August 31, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      I thought that might be up your street Natalie! x

  2. September 3, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Oh Donna!
    I can’t thank you enough for this, I’ve been umming and ahhing about chucking it all in, this is the boost I needed to keep plodding along.
    It’s rather refreshing to see ones blog from another perspective.
    You really made my day with this, thank you xx

    • September 3, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      You are more than welcome Amanda. Yours is one of only a handful of blogs that I clearly remember reading before I started blogging myself and I have literally seen your boys grow from being tiny until now on the pages of your blog and on social media. I used to chat to you before blogging and I feel like through your blog I have really got to know you. I love that you write so honestly, and openly and I hope more people find your blog and read it regularly. Don’t give up! x

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