Yes, There Are Americans Under 40 Who Aren’t Democrats, Part 1

I know some people aren’t going to like this post.  But before we get going I should say right away that what really makes the United States great is that we can all have our own opinions and are free to express them as we wish.  If you don’t appreciate how meaningful that is, I ask you to take a moment to think about all the people in history and the present who did not and do not have such a luxury.  Many have given their lives for it.  So with that being said, if you don’t want to stick around to hear my opinion or discuss politics, I understand.  Next week you can come back and we will talk about paint colors (although those can sometimes be just as polarizing as politics, can’t they?). Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being a Coffee Snob

Husband and I recently realized that we are coffee snobs.  It was actually kind of funny, because we realized it separately but on the same day.  In an attempt to trim our grocery budget to the last available penny while in what we called “crazy house saving mode” I purchased a can of store-brand coffee instead of the usual Folgers dark roast.  (Oh and p.s., I know that real coffee snobs would never drink Folgers)  Continue reading

A Bit of Reflection & Holly Being Sappy

Two posts in one week – I know.  You can go ahead and be impressed.

Lately I’ve been reflecting quite a bit – I think it’s just because I’m getting excited about our wedding and the realization is hitting me that this is a pretty big moment in our lives.

Have you ever thought about chains of events?  I do; in fact, I think it’s kinda entertaining to think about how mundane choices can make a difference.  I got to thinking the other day about the choices that led me to Jared.  What really struck me was how God used even my worst choices to move me closer to His plan for my life.  And personally, that’s a relief to me, because I have made plenty of bad choices.  However, for the first time I am really at peace with them. Continue reading

Oh, Hello There!

It seems like every time I want to really be good about blogging I fail.  I want to be good. Really.

Here is my current list of excuses:

1. Our wedding is in less than 12 weeks

2. I have a thousand wedding things to do

3. I’m whiny and tired when I get home from work

Ok, none of those are good excuses.  Apologies.  I read a lot of blogs, like this one written by a former sorority sister/wife of one my good friends from college, and this one written by my lovely friend Kim.

While we are on the subject of great blogs, I want to give a shout out to our fantastic photographer, Amber Duron.  You can check out her blog here.

But I digress – When I started this blog I guess I thought I was gonna be like Crepes of Wrath or something and write all these fantastic cooking posts.  Well, turns out that takes a lot of time to put those posts together!!  Who knew?  So I got a little discouraged.  But I really love the way Annie P and Kim D give little blurbs about life and photos and post with some regularity.  So I want Delicious on a Dime to focus on what’s going on with us, especially since we do have a lot of excitement going on at the moment!

For those of you who don’t know, Jared proposed on April 27th and our wedding is on September 8th.  We are so excited, especially because that means that in 79 days we can actually see each other every day! :) Here’s a picture of my beautiful ring:Image

Other tidbits – Jared is really loving his job at Enterprise.  His bosses are great, and it is such a blessing to see him in a job that celebrates his skills.  My job with the Title V grant at Coastal Bend College will be ending on September 30 :-\ so things are really slowing down.  So send up those prayers that I can find something else quickly!!  

Ok another thing is that I am going to try to not write a novel every time I post!  So we’re done!  Here are some planned future posts to look forward to :)

  • my most recent sewing project, the $5 dress
  • Haley & Scott’s wedding
  • trips to Dallas and Lubbock in the next few weeks
  • snickerdoodles
  • our new apartment (when we find it)

Love to you all!! Thanks for reading :)