Who Am I?


Welcome to Better Latte than Never. I finally launched my first blog because I truly believe that it’s better late than never. I want to host a community for the frugal-minded, creative, health conscious & fun folks.

about me

I’m Amber >> I’m a 27 year old woman who has married my high-school sweetheart (he really is a sweetheart) who has a business management degree but has chosen to work as a barista and write a blog.

I’m also a woman who never thought she’d actually have a blog. There was always something in my head that told me, “no way…you can’t keep up with that…that’s too much work….you won’t be good enough…blah blah blah.” That self-hate talk that I hate so much, yet has been so much a part of me. Something that we all go through at one time or another, yet mine lingers like an open wound.

Since my husband (Scott) and I have been moving about every two years or so, I decided I needed an even bigger change. I needed a platform to express myself, share the things I love to do, and to break out of my shell. I’ve already learned a lot from blogging for just a short while. Stuff happens, I make mistakes, I say and do some ridiculous things, I put myself out there to be critiqued by anyone and everyone who chooses to visit my site, and I love it. At the end of the day I’m holding myself accountable to show up and inspire people.

“Be careful how you talk to yourself because you are listening.”

                           “If your compassion doesn’t include yourself , it is incomplete”

Scott and I made our move to Northwest Arkansas (NWA) after his graduation from the University of Michigan (for law). That’s when I decided to start my own blog. Why? Because I can. It’s that simple, really. We can do anything, it’s our brains that talk us out of it (yeah I’m almost 30 and I’m just figuring this out). Writing posts is a good challenge for me because I tend to be such a private person. Blogging has been a super fun thing to research and learn about. I didn’t know the first thing about writing a blog and I still have a lot (like a lot, lot) to learn. I’m going to enjoy my journey and hope you’ll join me!

You’ll mostly find posts from my kitchen, but you’ll also find posts about things that I’m passionate about. I call it a lifestyle blog to cover all my bases. Maybe someday I’ll come up with something more original!

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things  ♥

My Doggy Nessa & my hubs.

Cooking & eating.

|^ Mostly eating|


|^ & now having respect for where coffee comes from…did you know it’s the pit of a fruit?|

Dancing & Music.

|^ Music can encompass my emotion almost instantaneously|



|^ I love a good, belly aching laugh!|


|^ not to be confused with cleaning per-se.|

|^ I love when everything has it’s place. How efficient! Less time spent looking, more time spent enjoying|



Bubble Tea.

LIVE! With Kelly.

Ellen Degeneres.

Superbad, Father-of-the-Bride, Silver Linings Playbook, Elf, any easily quotable movie, really…


|^ I basically use it as my search engine these days|

Can you pinpoint your favorite things? Writing a list can truly make you feel grateful. Give it a go!


♥ Amber