Tag Archives: Newlyweds

Weekend Rewind: A Winter’s Tale and Summer Stuff Edition

This weekend, we enjoyed summer. Not only was it beautiful outside, it was also a holiday weekend, so there was plenty of time to spend enjoying that lovely weather. On Friday, Independence Day, we worked on installing the new cabinets which went pretty well, all things considered. We spent the majority of the time working […]

Sponsored Post: Accessorizing the Best Wedding Gift

This post is #Sponsored by Target on behalf of their #TargetWedding program, but the words and opinions are all our own.  It’s wedding season again, and that means shopping for wedding gifts! Always a fun challenge, right? This year, Target asked us to create our ultimate wedding gift using some fun items from their registry. […]

Monday Funday! A DIY Date Night Giveaway with Newlywed Notebook!

Hi all, happy Monday! Because it’s been one of those days that seems to fly by without me having crossed everything off my to-do list, I’m going to get right down to the point and just say that today, Monday, is a giveaway day. Woohoo! (We’ll be back tomorrow, if everything goes well, with an […]

Thinking About Thanksgiving, Target Style

This post is sponsored by Target, but the words and opinions are all our own.  As still fairly newly-weds, Thanksgiving is always a tricky time. Actually, all the holidays are tricky. See, we have families. A lot of family. And we love them all and want to spend time with them. (What a terrible problem […]

Great Drapes!

Sorry for the absence, guys. It’s been a crazy week. For one thing, I’ve been sick. For another thing, I almost crashed our blog on Wednesday night while trying to make some style changes. We’re still in the process of getting over both, but I have been well enough to finally turn my attention to […]

Right on Target: A Bedroom for Both of Us

This post is sponsored by Target, but the opinions are all our own.  Today is an exciting day because we finally made more progress on our master bedroom! Target reached out to Hubs and I to talk a little bit about their #TargetWedding Registry program this year. The theme is Be Yourself, Together, which I think […]

Resolution Review

It’s been almost four months since we shared our 2013 resolutions with you guys, and that means it’s time for a little check up. I’ve been thinking about doing a little update for while, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Until now! Anyway, for a refresher on our annual “to-do list,” see this post. 1. […]

I’ve Got a Big, Soft Heart

It’s time for a little living room update to share our Valentine-spirit. I’ve never really done a lot to decorate for this holiday because Hubs hates pink. Plus, we’ve never really celebrated this day that much so I don’t get too over-excited about it usually. Still, it’s nice to have a little something sweet around […]

First Annual Champagne Friday

Ok, I know Tuesday nights might be a little late for a weekend recap post, but that’s okay, right? It’s still worth sharing, I think. And here’s why. Hubs had a long work week last week. In fact, he had to work late Friday night. (Remember me asking for advice about that?) Friday night, this […]

Thoughts from home

Last week, Hubs and I weren’t home. It was the first time being away from our (“finished”) house, and I have to admit how much I simply missed being here! Hubs was traveling for work and since I work from home and can technically work anywhere with an internet connections, I went with him and […]

Newlywed Resolutions–LAST CHANCE!

In case you didn’t know, there are only 8 more Wednesdays before Christmas. That means if you haven’t yet accomplished your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to do that. Here’s a sneak peak back at our resolutions: 5. Write at least five things that are just for me. I can worry about what to use […]

Last night…

Last night as Hubs and I fell asleep in our usual “sleeping position,” I dozed off and had some sort of bad dream. It had only been a few minutes so it was pretty early in the night to roll over and change positions but I was awake and needed a hug anyway so I […]

Pushing Through

This week has been a hard one for me, house-wise. I was feeling great heading into this week because we had a weekend with great progress last weekend, and I was hoping that would continue this week. Then, on Monday, we were so tired from our crazy weekend of work, we took a break. Tuesday […]

A day “with” Hubs

So, yesterday was an interesting day for me. First, I had to fast all Tuesday night and yesterday morning because I was going to have some blood drawn Wednesday morning for my lab work (for health insurance purposes). This meant I woke up all cranky and hungry. (Aka: Hangry) But it was also sort of […]

Things I’m thankful for right now…

1. There are only two of us in this household right now. Don’t get me wrong, we want kiddos. But I love only have two wardrobes that I’m in charge of washing, folding and putting away. 2. We have a beautiful brand new washer and dryer. Doing laundry has always been a chore I enjoyed […]

What’s in our garage right now

Yikes, right? That’s only the half of it. The good news is that we sold most of that stuff! Just in time to make room for a new kind of mess:   Our garage is now a workshop. Furniture to come soon…I hope! Of course, his first project isn’t really for me. Although, indirectly, I […]

No more tears…

No this isn’t a commercial for some sort of extra gentle baby shampoo, but yes, I am talking about tears, the things that fall from our eyes when we are hurt or upset, not to be confused with tears, or rips in paper or clothing. The English language is confusing. Sheesh. But I did spend […]

Work, work, work…house work.

I haven’t been posting as much as I did a few months ago because we’ve just been so busy around our new house. Things are finally starting to look better and I can’t wait to share them with you all! I do have some semi-exciting news, my new blog is the works! And it’s going […]

Sleep-cheating…a confession

Well guys, I have a confession to make. I sleep in sometimes. In fact, compared to my hard-working Hubs, I sleep in almost every day. See, he gets up around 6:45 a.m. every day to get ready for work. He leaves around 7:05 or 7:10. (Yup, he’s quick.) I get up when he’s finishing up […]

Kinds of Kisses

Hey guys, how was everyone’s long weekend? Good? Good. Mine too. Now that we have that nicety out of the way, let’s get down to what I really want to talk about: kissing. (What? It’s a serious marriage issue!) If you’re like us newlyweds, you probably spend a lot of time kissing. (insert moment to […]

Leftover Magic

Well guys, if you’ve noticed that I’ve been posting more recipes after taking a break from doing that, it’s because I have a new-found love for my kitchen. Maybe because it’s huge compared to my last kitchen. Maybe because we have a brand new refrigerator that I love to fill up with delicious things. And […]

Mini Meatloaves

As you guys may know by now, Hubs loves meatloaf. I think it’s his favorite thing. Ever. (We made it to celebrate being home from a long weekend trip to Chicago with a bunch of rowdy Sporting KC fans in this post.) And last night, because I wanted to bless him in a small way […]

What’s that smell?

So last, night, as I was sitting on the floor in the doorway of our bedroom doing this: I happened to keep getting some pretty unpleasant whiffs of something particularly smelly. I say that nicely. What I wanted to say was that, oh my goodness, something somewhere near me smelled absolutely positively disgusting. Flat out: […]

Baby Fever…or not

Well guys, it’s that time. No, not time for chocolate cake in the middle of the day. Though I wish it was that time. And no, not time to start my Christmas shopping. It’s also not the time to tell you about my secret pet peeve of people spelling “gray” as “grey.” It’s the time […]

Right now…

Right now I’m sitting on my couch wearing workout clothes, but I haven’t worked out today. Right now I’m finding other things to do than make the work calls I need to make because it’s Friday afternoon and I’m just not motivated, even though I have a mid-week deadline next week and still need a […]

BBQ Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

It’s been awhile since I posted a new recipe for you guys. Partly because we were out of town and moving and remodeling and stuff so I haven’t been cooking as much… And partly because I was too lazy (or too hungry?) to stop and take photos while I was cooking and eating. Either way, […]

Back at home

Well, guys, did you miss me? If you did, I was missing you, too! And if not, well, I wasn’t thinking of you at all either. So there! Just kidding. I missed you all. Anyway, the past 2 weeks were crazy busy for us newlyweds as we worked 12+ hour days at the fair and […]

Home…away from home

Well guys, it’s that time of year again. Fair time. For some of you, the state fairs in your respective states come and go with no chance in your daily life. Not me. As the daughter of a beef cattle farmer, I’ve spent about 2 weeks every August working in a steakhouse at our state […]

From newlyweds to the rest of our lives

First of all, did you all see yesterday’s post? I’m trying to work on some new ideas for the blog and really want some input for you. Please take a minute to leave me a comment and give me some feedback on what sort of posts you like most and what is your favorite things […]