6 months post marriage…

Ta-da! We made it, and we are not yet with child, or pet.

Lots has happened, let’s see:

  • Work
  • My face problem came back with a vengeance
  • We bought the new Xbox
  • That’s pretty much it.

We spend a lot of time cooking over on SkinnyCookProblems, and we have a Dinner Club with two other couples that got married on each side of us in May. We talk about what we learned about marriage each week, and it helps us learn and grow with each other.

Justin also bought us a Christmas tree this weekend. And has already put it up. It’s just a baby one. But I like it. I’m normally so bah-humbug about Christmas before Thanksgiving, and I’m not sure why this year I’m like:

I even asked if we could listen to Christmas music while we baked pies today. And I keep having the urge to listen to Christmas music at work. Something is terribly wrong.

I am all in all doing pretty good with Christmas presents this year, so that’s also a pretty solid start.

Yipppeeeeeeeeee okay i don’t have anything else to talk about at the moment so byyeeee. 🙂



I just used the word “guesstimate” over on SkinnyCookProblems and now feel so silly. Mostly because I use that phrase all the time, and it’s about time that I realized that estimation is guessing, and guessing can be estimation…

I don’t want to give up my stupid words yet. #notgrowingup

i can guesstimate I haven’t been here since I got married. Happy 3.5 months to us.

Whoops, i haven’t been here in a month!
Not much to report. I started my real person job, including real person salary and real person benefits and real person BILLS.

I started running, kind of. But then I rolled a chair over my toe and it bruised the inside of my foot and it hurts to walk. So maybe running is out for the week. At this rate (every other week), I”ll be trained to run a 5K by next January or something…haaaaa

new name and that’s it

I’ve had a consistent viewership of zero views for the past three days, and I thought it was about time for a shoutout on the lifestyle blog? Maybe?

I received a notification last week that told me it was my 2 year WordPress anniversary. Which is both hard to believe and easy at the same time, because when this blog began over on tumblr, it was the summer after my freshman year of college.

Here I am now, in the middle of the summer post-college. I picked up my diploma today. Lots of things have changed, but for the most part, I still feel like me.

I’m married now! To the most wonderful man in the whole world. 🙂


People keep asking me what it’s like to be married. It’s honestly a whole lot like when you have a birthday and people ask how you feel. We don’t have to sleep in separate homes anymore, and we have a home together. That’s probably the biggest thing! We’ve been doing a lot of cooking with all of our new gadgets over at SkinnyCookProblems and I’m also blogging about crafts and home organization over at TheSparkleSisters. I have definitely enjoyed the downtime, but am kind of excited to start my job in a couple of weeks.

Biggest pain in the rear about becoming another person with a new last name: changing it. on everything.

I have to go to the DMV next week. SOOO SAD.


but for the most part, just Hillary is hanging out with just Justin and having a great time so far! 🙂

it’s wedding week!

and believe it or not, it’s already almost wedding WEEKEND!

Just realized when I was climbing into bed tonight that this is the last night I’ll sleep here alone.

Tomorrow (Thursday…today?) is the bachelorette party and we are doing a slumber party gig. Then Friday all the bridesmaids are all staying together in the hotel!

Is this supposed to be sentimental? I’m happy to not be living here alone anymore, that’s for sure. We’ve got groceries in our pantry now, and we kind of cleaned the living room. We’re ready for real life! I think.