The Before: More Pictures of Our New Place

Many people have expressed interest in seeing more pictures of our new house, so I’ll oblige.  We are closing the deal on Wednesday if all goes well!  I’m so excited to get going on all the projects we want to do.  As you’ll see from the pictures, there is a good bit of work that needs to be done.  If anyone finds themselves bored on a Saturday and feels handy, come on over and I will hand you a paintbrush. Continue reading


Movin’ On Up


Hello friends,  it’s terrible that I haven’t posted in over a month!  Work has been quite busy, and as it turns out purchasing a house is quite a process that also demands lots of time and energy.  There were some updates I wanted to let you all know about, but I was kinda afraid I would jinx it or something if I put it on the blog.  Do you ever feel that way?  Like when you have great news but it isn’t for sure yet and you have to keep it under wraps?  It is really difficult for me.  I think that’s why I haven’t been able to even think about posting anything else here.  But I think I can safely spill the beans now…. Continue reading

Our Other New Year’s Resolution

Good morning!

So if you read my last post you know that I, like everyone else in America, has a weight-loss-related New Year’s resolution.  It is going pretty well so far, but slow going ha!  I’ve lost three pounds.  Which always reminds me of Regina George from Mean Girls.reginageorgeAnyway, we have another really exciting resolution – Husband and I decided that we are going to buy a house this year!  Yay!!  We didn’t really want to move into an apartment after we got married, but since we had relocated from Dallas and got new jobs we weren’t able to qualify for a mortgage just yet. :(  But we knew it was something that we wanted in the near future, so it’s always been in the back of our minds. Continue reading

No, I Actually Didn’t Fall Off of the Earth

Hello, loves!  I hope you all had a fantastic holiday.  Maybe you noticed I took a holiday from blogging?  This was unintentional.  Do you ever find that the longer your break is, the more stuff you find to fill it with?  I was somewhat busy for the holidays, but I did get a good bit of r&r in too.  I just took a little unplanned hiatus from technology.  Well, except from my new Kindle Fire that Santa brought me.  And from the wii.  And the reason I was glued to the wii over Christmas break??Image

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Hooray for the 90’s

After all the craziness we’ve endured with it being an election year, I have thought more than once how great it was when I was a kid and understood nothing of politics.  **Let me state here that I strive to be an educated voter and I appreciate the blessing of living in a democratic republic.**  But just take a minute and remember how awesome it was when you were a kid and didn’t have to worry about any of “The Issues”.  Heck, I didn’t even know what “The Issues” were back then.  And it was awesome.

So, I was pretty cool in the 90’s.  I faithfully watched Full House every day and carried my Little Mermaid backpack with pride.  I had a collection of Lisa Frank pencils that came with erasers shaped like pretty neon animals that I would have never dreamed of using to erase anything.  My grandmother permed my hair on a regular basis, and once, I even made the horrible decision to perm my eyebrow-length bangs.

Me, probably around 1995-1997. Permed bangs and all.

I wore out my cassette tape Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and Amy Grant albums working on choreographed roller-blade dances (the skates you see above were the predecessors of my awesome roller blades that I got on my eleventh birthday).  I loved school and only remember thinking about the T.A.A.S. test once a year.  In third grade, our teacher took the students who had successfully learned their multiplication tables and passed all the multiplication tests that week to Dairy Queen for a cone.  I memorized Spice Girl dances with my new junior high friends and thought the Backstreet Boys were the best thing to happen to music ever.  I had one friend who was a ‘bad girl type’ who wore safety pins as earrings and dyed her hair with Kool Aid and I thought she was awesome.  I was allowed to ride my bike all over the neighborhood and got upset when it rained in the summer time because all the fun things to do were outside, other than Legos of course.  Continue reading

I’m Scared of Zombies. For Real.

Feliz Dia de los Muertos!  I should have written this post yesterday I suppose, but I’ve had a bit of writers block lately.  But thanks to this post by another cool lady named Holly over on her fitness blog, I finally have a little seasonal blog-spiration.

So I have a serious obsession with the tv show The Walking Dead.  I love it.  It scares the pants off me.  And since hubby and I have gotten into the show, I have just had a general obsession with zombies.  In the past year or so I have watched almost every zombie movie I can find.  Jared is a good sport about it, because he enjoys them too.

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The weird thing is, I am seriously terrified of zombies.  But I CANT. STOP. WATCHING.  It’s a strange phenomenon.  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 :)

A Change of Pace

Well, it’s been a while, I know. I guess fortunately for me there are only two people I know of that have read the blog up to this point and they know about all the craziness going on.
To make a long story short, Jared and I hated living in the city and hated our jobs. We needed something different. But with the way the economy is, our bank accounts didn’t really support some of the best plans we thought of. So we both moved in with our respective gracious parents, who, fortunately for us, only live about an hour away from each other.
My parents happen to live in a small town not far from the Texas coast, and they have a cute house with a nice big kitchen. So my culinary experiments will be continuing, and now with better equipment and space! However, the delicious and cheap part won’t change. Continue reading