Tag Archives: Newlyweds

What Moves Me

Well, guys, we’re all moved. Notice I didn’t say “moved in.” …as that would imply that we had everything unpacked, organized and put away. But that is not the case. Not the case at all. In fact, we are simply settling in to our new definition of crazy. Before, we were going crazy because we […]

Moving Madness

Sorry I’ve been posting less lately, guys. It’s just that we’re moving so soon and I have so much to do and our apartment is a mess and I just am too tired to write a blog post with all this other stuff going on right now. You understand, right? Of course you do, because […]

What do you want for dinner?

Last week was a busy one. With trying to pack up our apartment and paint our new house, we’re running out of all the essentials for weeknight dinners. As in our fridge has ketchup, fresh zucchini, and water inside it. That’s it. Yikes. (Ok, there’s more than that in there, but still, it’s pretty empty. […]

Being in over my head…

It’s happened more this past year than ever in the previous twenty-one or twenty-two years…combined. At least, it feels like that. Why? Well, because until this past year, I guess my life was pretty safe, stable, and some might say…easy. Ok. I said it. I had an easy life. Not that I was spoiled, but […]

Birthday Blessings

Well, guys, for those of you that didn’t know already, Saturday was my 23rd birthday. Around here, at least for me, birthdays are a special occasion. I try to make them a special occasion for Wyatt, too, but he just doesn’t get as excited as I do about these things. Luckily, Hubs was (finally) home […]

Tears of Joy

Well guys, the big one year anniversary officially came and went without a lot of hoopla or fanfare. I had expected lots of joyous, silly celebrating, but we had none of that. And you know what? I’m perfectly fine with that. Don’t get me wrong, we’re still going to celebrate again on Saturday in a […]

How we’re doing on “happily-ever-after:” The Anniversary Post

I can’t believe it. Really, I can’t. But it’s true. Hubs and I have been married for a whole year. Crazy, isn’t it? I mean, considering the fact that we dated for 6 1/2 years before we got married, so much more has happened in the past 366 days. (It was a leap year, after […]

One year ago

One year ago, right now, we were struggling to load up everything we’d DIY’d and gathered up for our reception decorations. I think I was arguing with my dad a little bit about having some sort of plan for everyone to follow. We were packing up everything into the big horse trailer my dad has […]

We bought a house! Let’s celebrate…later.

Remember back when I made that long-awaited announcement about our “big news?” Well, then remember how all my friends and family have been begging me for a picture of our new house? Well, you guys might not remember that because most people that comment on my blog do so in non-blog form. In other words, […]

Color Me Happy, just because

On Sunday morning, Hubs and I got up extra extra early to go run/walk a 5K in this crazy heat. At the moment the alarm went off, we were both thinking it was a pretty bad idea. But by the time we got done, we were feeling a heck of a lot happier. Probably because […]

How a broken radiator taught me to trust my husband more

Last week, my car overheated on the way to get the water switched over to our name at our new house. I told you guys all about it, so of course, because you are such loyal and awesome readers, that you remember ever tiny little detail about it. In case your mind is a little […]

What I learned from my Jimmy, who got too hot today.

Today I had to drive all the way down to Blue Springs to get the water switched to our name for the new house. Exciting, and also super frustrating since it takes all of five minutes for them to do it, and I had to drive an hour and 20 minutes round trip to do […]

Was there an earthquake? And other lessons…

I learned two lessons tonight. One of them may change my marriage for the better if I’m able to really let it sink in. 1. Things will break. Yes, it was a sad night in our kitchen tonight. One of the beer glasses I got for Wyatt for Christmas this year broke in the dishwasher […]

My favorite things about summer

Hey guys. Yesterday was the first day of summer. Did you know that? Did you celebrate that? Well, you should have, if you didn’t. Remember how Hubs and I were going to go eat these awesome gourmet hotdogs to celebrate summer? Oh, you don’t remember that? Maybe it’s because you should go back and read […]

It’s been 6 months…how are YOU doing on your resolutions?

Well guys, today is the first day of summer. (insert mini celebration here) Are you still celebrating summer with me looking at these pictures? I bet you are! Hubs and I are going to celebrate tonight by heading out to a gourmet hot dog restaurant. Beacause like happiness, hot dogs also=summer. It’s a small thing, […]

Working girl blues

Well, as you guys know, I’m now working only from home every day. And I’m actually staying pretty busy, and making as much as I was during my internship days. (Still not as steady and secure as a “real” full time job, but I’m enjoying my time. Mostly. I’m certainly learning a bunch of things […]

Inside our walls…

There’s a lot that goes on inside our apartment that a lot of people don’t know about. Some of it’s pretty normal newlywed stuff. We bicker about laundry and dishes. We yell at the TV when our cable is sucking. We kiss a lot. We walk around in our skivvies all the time. (Ok, not […]

A season for change…

There’s big stuff happening in our newlywed lives. For one, we’ve now been married for more than 11 months! Almost a year! According to some, we’re almost out of the newlywed stages! Wow! On that note, I’m planning for some changes coming up for the blog. If we’re no longer newlyweds, we’ll have to think […]

Towel trouble

There are five hand towels in our bathroom. Why? Because we have a big towel rack and a little towel holder than would look naked with no towel on them. Last night while we were brushing our teeth, I took that opportunity to explain to Hubs about which towels in there that I use for […]

The 10 Best Things About Being a Newlywed

I’ve had some time to think about marriage recently, and I’ve compiled a list that I thought was important enough to share with all of you. Ready? Let’s go. (Note: This list is not at all intended to be taken totally seriously, unless of course, you are a newlywed, or can remember being one, and […]

Life happens…

Welcome to everyone who found this post via Pinterest looking for my wine-inspired graduation gift! I hope you enjoy our little corner of Blog Land and stop to look around a few other pages, like our DIY Foam Cooler Ottoman, Ruler Growth Chart, our Kitchen Renovation, and my Free Printables! Hi all, have you noticed my […]

Burn, baby burn…

This weekend, we had a great time relaxing with family and friends. We also enjoyed soaking up some Vitamin D…but…we may have soaked up a little too much. We’re both burnt. Yuck. And ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Did I say Ouch already? Hubs says his armpits are the worst, since we laid on our backs with […]

A garage sale philosophy

Do you guys think you know me pretty well? Yes? So I shouldn’t need to tell you that I love garage sales, thrift shops, used-clothing stores, and estate sales. But I’m going to tell you anyway. And, actually, I’d never been to an estate sale before Saturday, but I love them now. Because, I found […]

Time flies…

Lately I’ve been feeling that the past year has totally and completely flown by. Yes, I know that’s something “adults” say. And that the more I say it, the more I sound like my parents, or my grandparents. But when I think back to last year at this time, when I was newly graduated and […]

Chicago on my mind…Kansas City in my heart

This weekend, Hubs and I took a bus trip to Chicago with the Cauldron. (That’s the supporters’ organization for Sporting KC.) It was our first group trip ever, other than mission trips in high school, and our first bus trip. We traveled there with Wyatt’s brother, and some friends, but also a lot of people […]

Self-soothing – “Breathe”

Hubs and I don’t have kids yet, but when we do, we’re planning to teach them to self-soothe. (After they are old enough for that, obviously. We’re not sure what age that is yet, but we’ll figure that out when we get there.) Anyway, self-soothing kids isn’t really what I wanted to talk about. I’m […]

Monday-night Weekend

Last night, Hubs and I grilled out and had a little picnic outside our apartment┬áby the lake. We’d had a hard, busy weekend full of car trouble and warrior-dashing and soccer games and fights. We needed to do something fun together. He made burgers and I sliced up some yellow squash and (Yup, you guessed […]

Warrior Weekend

This weekend was a big one. I’d say it was a warrior-worthy mess of a weekend. For starters, Wyatt and I had a huge fight on Friday night. It was the most angry and upset I’ve been since we’ve been married. I don’t need to go into all the details, but we were able to […]


It’s the last of the A to Z blogging challenge posts, and I’m excited to end with something I LOVE: Zucchini. Remember when I got those giant zucchinis from my grandma and wanted to use them all up? Well, that began my love affair, and now, I’m hooked. Here’s our most recent zucchini adventures. Try […]


Sometimes, Hubs and I are lazy. Usually though, we’re pretty busy. That’s great, because we love being active and visiting family and friends. But, it means we have lots of long weekends away from home, so sleeping in isn’t usually an option. And sometimes, as newlyweds, our night-time snuggle time interrupts would could be sleeping […]