Most special gift to give a bride…

I am trying to keep with some sort of pattern to this blog with: A random post or weekend recap on Monday A recipe on Tuesday A wedding related post on Wednesday A random post on Thursday Weekend plans and a drink suggestion on Friday Hopefully this gives this blog a little more structure and…

Short Ribs are DELICIOUS!

As I shared yesterday, I tried out a new Short Rib recipe on Sunday and I have to say it was pretty delicious and easy–what could be better?  I, initially, was planning to try a recipe that my college roomie, Michelle, shared with me, but I already had the ingredients for this one—but I will…

Dealing with Mean People & Weekend Recap!

So I got my first hate mail regarding my blog yesterday morning.  I have pretty tough skin, but what bothered me was that whoever anonymously sent this email to me said they felt my blog was vain and said “I would rather be single than getting advice from you.”  As much as I don’t love…

Decorating our first home…

Wow! This week has felt so incredibly long for some reason, so I am happy to finally have Friday here.  We don’t really have anything crazy going on this weekend.  Probably just working around our house.  We initially had planned to paint our deck this weekend, but the power washer was not cooperating yesterday when…

Who is your Mr. Right…and who should be your Mr. Wrong?

This is kind of a silly topic, but I feel compelled to write about it because now, I am married, so I am obviously an expert on relationships (this is a joke, please sense the sarcasm…).  I heard the Brad Paisley song “Letter to Me” and it made me think about my younger self and…

Finding a career idol…

When I was younger  I used to think that, without a doubt, I wanted to be a stay at home mom.  I thought this was always going to be my ultimate goal in life and I wanted kids, lots of them, and I wanted to stay home to nurture them and be there for every…

Best way to cook salmon!

One of my favorite shows on TV and of all time is the Pioneer Woman.  I love trying her recipes because they always turn out delicious, and none of her recipes are super hard to make.  I also just like her because she seems like such a wholesome person and I just enjoy watching her…

Monday blues…changing careers

When I was a high school senior and was trying to decide what to study in college, I decided that I would go to school for teaching.  Everyone I met in life told me I should be a teacher, so when it came time to make my decision, I decided to listen to what everyone…