Monday, July 22, 2013


It's been a while since I've gotten a "wow! Best girl ever!" from Tyler in regards to dinner...I've been a bit remiss in my Suzy Homemaker duties as well, I work a lot.

I did get one tonight though for the easiest peasiest meal ever (one of those classic what-do-we-have-in-the-fridge meals)...consisting of a broccoli, summer squash and halibut stir fry (leftovers and slowly wilting in the fridge), a cucumber, carrot and strawberry salad with fresh lettuce that my honey grew.

Delicious and unexpected for dinner! Hope the combo shows up in our fridge again because a little salt, pepper, sesame oil and balsamic vinegar really made the stir fry delicious.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My life in cupcakes

Last month I made a lot of cupcakes...

I made oreo cupcakes...

I made Reese's cupcakes....

I made from-scratch Funfetti (recipe courtesy of Annie's Eats)...

And I made Fourth of July chocolate cupcakes...

Not to mention the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes I made at the beginning of the month!

For Oreo and Reese's cupcakes, do a 6-minute chocolate cake recipe and break up Oreos and Reese's into each cupcake well. I used the whipped vanilla buttercream frosting found on Annie's Eats ( for the Oreo, with Oreo crumbs broken in. And then I made a chocolate/peanut butter frosting...mostly by winging it but with help from Google :)

Thankfully July had proven less butter-laden...


Tuesday, July 9, 2013


We're going to the courthouse today to get our marriage license! It's an interesting feeling because each day we march closer to the date, it becomes more and more real.

It's inexplicable really.

I've dreamed of marrying this goofy boy for so long I thought that it wouldn't "really" feel any different. But it does somehow. A happy twisting in my stomach that is a little bit nerves, a little bit excited and a lot bit of wonder.

Wonder at how this is changing me, changing us, in ways that I didn't foresee. Good ways for the most part. Well, not bad ways anyways. 

We've had a couple big fights but its over stuff that we really needed to work out and it's just finally coming out. It's like something is forcing it all out before the wedding to make sure we're ready. Not that I think we won't fight after the wedding, but we are getting stronger and stronger together and figuring out these new spaces.

Interestingly, he seems more confident, very assured of the world and very...stable. Not that he wasn't before so it's hard to explain, but he's got this aura of "this is finally how it's supposed to be" that's very interesting and reassuring.

I think you really have to go through it yourself before any of this would make any sense. Or maybe it's just me and I'm weird. Entirely possible.

Moral of this story is that it's a cool feeling. It makes me happy.


P.S. I love this posting from my phone business.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Love life

Sometimes, Tyler leaves me love notes. This was unexpected :)