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“V”ictories..even small ones

Remember my post yesterday about our big fight before bed on Monday? Well, last night, we celebrated our victory in overcoming that fight, continuing to learn and love and forgive each other when we fail at communicating with care, and for simply the sake of celebrating. So, we made cupcakes. And we enjoyed them. Yum. […]


Last night while we were making dinner, this happened: I didn’t drop it, I swear. I did put it on the top shelf of the cabinet and then shut the door. I really did. Or at least, I almost shut the door. Too bad the cabinet’s too full and I knocked over some other spices, […]


For the past few nights, we’ve had unimpressive dinners. It’s not that we’ve planned this. We’ve just been busy with volleyball, house hunting, planning a bachelorette party… all that good stuff. Sunday night, it was so hot in our apartment, we had only tuna salad. Monday, we had chicken helper. It was pretty good, but […]

So much for my bad day…

I had planned all day to write a post about how awful my day was. The commute was terrible (both to work and home), I had issues with a source, I was locked out of my computer at work because the password expired, I lost some work I’d been doing on a project for Liz’s […]

‘Tis a gift to be…spoiled?

I love that Wyatt spoils me sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I like to spoil him, too. But tonight, this is about how he spoils me. Namely, with homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. And chicken, sauteed zucchini, and mac & cheese for dinner, nearly ready by the time I got home from work at 6:40 […]

Our weekend…a food photo story.

This weekend, was busy. So, instead of giving you a play-by-play of everything we did, I figured I’d give you a little bit to drool over and tell our weekend story through photos of food. With some other awesome stuff mixed in as well. And actually, I’m going to start our “weekend” food photos with […]

Strawberry Salsa and Cinnamon Sugared Tortilla Chips (& Liz’s library shower)

At my friend Liz’s bridal shower, her mom and sister made some super delicious food. (As the matron of honor, my responsibilities didn’t at all include food, and I was totally fine with that because their food is super cute and super good.) See? The strawberry salsa was so good, I had to try it myself. It […]

Time for us

Spending time together is a huge priority for Wyatt and I. We are happiest when we’re just being with each other, no matter what we’re actually doing. Hubs was gone to New York City all last week. It was not fun. Of course, we made it through just fine. (Even though Hubs forgot the “phone routine” […]

Trying to do it all…

I’m trying to do a lot of things. 1. Be a good wife. I get emotional and sometimes I cry or snap at Hubs. I get annoyed at the piles of laundry he hides on his side of the bed. I get tired of doing dishes. I get frustrated that we don’t have enough storage […]

Our first snow day, and other random “firsts.”

Yup, it snowed last night. And neither of us braved the roads to work. Luckily, we both had things we could work on from home. I watched web training videos for a freelance project, and some other things, and Hubs…well, try as I might, I still don’t totally understand what he does. I know it […]

Lesson #12: Long days are hard. Love notes help.

Today I worked at job number 3 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. That means I got up at 6:00 (when we went to bed at 2a.m.!) and drove a total of an hour there and back…in medium traffic. I also had another  “eh” day at work. I’m still very much in the settling in […]

Salty and sweet…and maybe a nap…

After the very, very long day I had today, I was a bit salty, and I came home and hurt Hubs’s feelings. Dangit. That’s not what I wanted to do. It’s times like that when I wish I had a “do over” button. But I don’t, so let’s start at the beginning. And let’s just […]

Today was a big day…

Today was a big day. It was my first day at my “new job.” Yes, I have a new job. In case you missed it, that’s job number three. Yes, I went from no job to three jobs in about four months. It’s not necessarily the best thing ever, but it’s still a good thing. […]

Tonight we went out to dinner…and other thoughts…

When I got home from work tonight, I was hungry. And craving fried chicken. (I was craving it last night, too, but didn’t give in, so it carried over.) All of our chicken was frozen in the freezer. So I sweetly suggested we go out. So we did. And we went to “Restaurant A” and […]

Searching for inspiration…

Lately, I haven’t been feeling all that inspired to write a blog post. (Sorry!) I think it’s because I’ve been a bit bummed out the past two days. I’ll not get into all of it, but basically, the job search and some other random, silly things have been working on me. So, I’ll just use […]

Here’s what we did this weekend…

I’m a country girl, raised on a farm, and proud of my roots. We do cattle and crops and all that jazz. But January means butchering time. So while I love this view: Someday these guys will look something like this: Or this: So, that means, they’ll be a trip to the grocery store to […]

Dinner with love…

Tonight I made dinner from this: It’s a “fill-in-the-pages” recipe collection from my family, and full of love and tasty things. I’ve made 2 things from it so far: MaMa’s chicken and noodles (Success! Can’t wait to make again!) and meatloaf from my mom (I’ve made it several times before but now I don’t have […]

Lesson #11: 6 months in…

Today, Hubs and I have been married for 6 months. I can’t believe how amazing it is to be married to my best friend. He’s the cheese to my macaroni and the butter to my bread. Can you tell I love my husband? And that I love carbs? Before we were married, I felt a […]

Resolutions…how we’re doing so far!

So, I know I posted my resolutions just yesterday for you guys. but I wanted to do a quick update to make sure you guys know we’re really working on them. I had this brilliant idea on our way home last night from the party that Hubs and I should see how long into the […]

Christmas time…was here…

First of all, I want to say that I hope all of you had a great Christmas and that I missed all of you very much during our crazy Christmas spectacular. I apologize for my lack of blogging, but as we were traveling for five days to celebrate seven Christmases, I hope you’ll forgive me […]

A birthday weekend…

First of all, Hubs turned 24 this weekend on Saturday. (Happy birthday, hubs!) He doesn’t love to celebrate his birthday as much as I love to celebrate mine…but we did the best we could. Here’s how it went down and what I learned this weekend. 1. Friday night we went to a friend’s house and […]

Turkey 2.0

As it is the week after Thanksgiving and thus, the time for leftover turkey recipes, I wanted to post our turkey adventure from tonight’s dinner for you guys. Just to brief you: 1. It was delicious. 2. Wyatt and I had some quality kitchen time together. 3. We have plenty of leftovers for another great […]

And for this, I give thanks…

After a long weekend (4 nights, 5 days) away from home, Hubs and I are back in our little apartment and tucked in away from the cold. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We certainly did. And because so much has happened I’ve decided to do a quick recap of our Thanksgiving […]

To Turkey or Not to Turkey

Hubs loves Thanksgiving food. He’d eat it for every holiday, special occasion, or random meal he could get it. And I’ve been holding off on making anything like it because he has such high expectations and I don’t want to compete with his memories of the perfect turkey. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than […]

10 Things My Kitchen Will Tell You

Here’s some things you can learn about me from my kitchen. 1. I’m fairly messy, though I like things to be neat. Case in point: I don’t want dishes all over the counter, but dislike unloading the dishwasher so I rise them and stack them nicely in the sink. Thus, I have dishes in my […]

When to NOT apologize.

Tonight when Wyatt got done with work, he immediately set himself on the couch and started playing. (Yay video games…but I know, I know, it’s still so new that he wants to play all the time.) I wasn’t mad. Honest to goodness, I was NOT mad. Not even a little bit annoyed. But when I […]

My Husband Blessed Me Today

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t love sharing the things I treasure most. For instance, when I order dessert, it’s because I intend to eat it. All of it. I do NOT intend to share it with whoever I happen to be sitting by that didn’t order dessert. (This changed forever on […]

Confessions of a Bad Housewife…or rather, a happy one

I try to be pretty positive overall, but sometimes, I just need to get my complaints out in the open so I can move on. So, in order to satisfy both my need to whine a little and my desire to be happy and joyful in all circumstances, I’m going to list pairs of both […]

Dinner with Friends, and more…

Last night, Wyatt and I had the blessing of having my best friend and her fiance over for dinner. It was our first time cooking for others in our little apartment (other than breakfast or dessert of something small like that) and I admit I was a little nervous because we don’t really have an […]

Pumpkin Seed Specials

So, remember when I posted all about roasting my own pumpkin and said I couldn’t tell you about what I did with the seeds yet because they were a special surprise for a friend? Well, if not, that’s what happened, and you should check it out here. Anyway, it’s time to spread the news about […]