October Life Update

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 0

Hello Friends, 

I can’t believe another month has come and gone! I hope everyone had a great month. Let’s rewind in time and see what’s happened for me in October…


Canton First Monday Trade Days

Well, this October I discovered the Canton First Monday Trade Days. Wow, oh wow I must say! This flea market is a DREAM for vintage and antique lovers like myself. I absolutely loved it and as I sit here in early November typing up this post and reminiscing about October, I must share that I loved it so much that I attended again just this past weekend. Antiques galore! I highly recommend it. 

I decorated my front porch for the fall and added a little bit of Halloween flair with my Jack-o-lanterns. I also made my front porch a little bit country by adding my steer skull.

Texas Front Porch Fall Decor



New Plants in my Garden

Also, I am very excited to say that planted some fruit plants this month. I added raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry plants. I learned through some research the fall season is a great time to plant these as it gives them to time to establish themselves while the weather is still nice. I learned that these plants will go dormant over the winter and will devote their energy to strengthening their roots. I hope they bloom in the springs! I’ll keep you updated.

Planting berries in Texas


Austin City Limits

I took the hubby to his very first ACL Music Festival! Among my favorite shows were Awolnation, The Strumbellas and the Chainsmokers! 




DIY Faux Shiplap Laundry Room Make Over

Last but not least- I bought myself some power tools! I am now the proud owner of a miter saw, jig saw and nail gun. With those tools I transformed my laundry room from 90’s to amazing! I found a material that is lightweight and easy to use. I also found the perfect shade of white to create an airy and beautiful space. I am still working on decorating my laundry room but for now I am happy with the results. 



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September Life Update

Thursday, October 6, 2016 0

Hello Friends, 

It’s about time I give an update…

As I said before we bought a house and MOVED which I am really excited about! So much has happened but we’ll catch up little by little, I promise. 


My First Garden 

This September has been exciting. First of all, I started a garden last month and I’ve had success (well, a little success). But any success must be celebrated, right? My summer squash and cucumbers are taking off and my squash plants have already produced MANY squash. They are tasty. Both for us and our little doggie, Kiya. Yes, our dog still eats homemade dog food.



That’s my garden starting out! Obviously now its MUCH bigger. Check out my Instragram for more photos and an occasional video here and there. 

The garden is a learning process for me. I got overly excited and ordered many seeds only to find that…. well let’s just say that even though my research said to go ahead and plant those in August, it turned out not to be the right time for me. It was still too hot I assume and sadly some of my seedlings didn’t make it. But my success so far with squash and cucumbers I’m very happy with!! I’ll keep trying (and learning) with the rest of the seeds as time goes by. 



In some aspects, this house is updated… While in others, it needs, let’s just say, some love. Slowly (really slowly), we’ve been DIY-ing everything we can. One project at a time. We still have a long way to go but I’ll keep on moving and hopefully I can share some of our updates. So far we’ve done a entire yard clean up project (thanks to Dad for coming out), we replaced all carpeting and said goodbye to 90’s green carpet, we painted the kitchen, breakfast area and bathroom, we replaced the 90’s tile in the entryway with a more unique look (thanks for my favorite show Fixer Upper for the inspiration) and I’ve replaced light fixtures and installed appliances. Yes, it’s true. Home depot was supposed to install our new dryer BUT they ummm “forgot” some supplies and so a couple of tears later (out of frustration that I accidentally put it on incorrectly and had to start all over), I later celebrated my accomplishment that I did it! I installed the dryer all on my own. Woohoo!!!





I love you September…

Those of you that know me well know that September is one of my favorite months. There are some special birthdays this month including my brother and my little doggie. Kiya celebrated 14 years by the way…

Also, Brian and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary!!!! And we celebrated on a cruise to Alaska. It was great. We went from Seattle to Vancouver by train. We embarked on our first cruise EVER from Vancouver for 7 amazing days in one of the most beautiful– actually probably the MOST beautiful state I’ve experienced so far. I will tell you that being my first cruise I was concerned about sea sickness and I traveled prepared with Dramamine in hand BUT no need! The cruise was perfection. 




In conclusion,

Just Kidding!! My writing is far from formal… September has been great. Life is good and busy. Don’t forget to follow my personal Instagram to see the occasional picture of house updates or gardening– I’m much better about posting there than here.

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We bought a house!

Monday, July 11, 2016 0

Hello Friends, 

Wow! So much has happened! I’ve been living in Dallas for about one year. I got an amazing new job at the beginning of the year and I am still loving it and enjoying it every day! And since then, Brian and I have been working on finding our dream home.

Well, we found it! We found our dream home.




And we’ve moved. We’ve been here almost one month and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. It’s been a crazy adventure that has been jam packed with new tasks. It was a big move for us. As you know, we’ve been living the city life in Dallas but we’ve made the big move out to a more rural setting.

Well, it’s not too rural but just rural enough to make the move a little nerve wracking. I must say that I’ve learned so many new things. Things I never thought I’d be doing such as mowing the lawn and weed eating it. Soon I’ll start my garden amongst many other new things I look forward to sharing with you. 

Stay tuned. I’m excited to post and share my new adventures with you. 

Oh, and I’ve been posting some fun pictures on my personal Instagram . Feel free to join me there! 

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February Fun: A New Job, Miss Kiya Update & Ski Trip

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 0

Hello Friends, 

It sure has been a very LONG time since I’ve posted a My Life in a Nutshell post. Things have been crazy for me and there have been so many changes in my life. Some of you know from my last post that I moved to Dallas for my husband’s job. Shortly after, my dog Austin was diagnosed with a Tumor and he passed away.

So much more has happened and I don’t want to bore you with every single detail. Instead, I’ll just pick right back up with February’s edition of My Life in a Nutshell. Here are a few highlights of my life in February 2016. 


A New Job

I’m very excited to say that I have a new job. I’ve been working there now for exactly one month and couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity. I’m still helping my good friend with her online boutique, Wake Me Up Goods in my free time too. Working with my friend was a dream job for sure as it allowed me to work from home (which both my doggies and hubby really enjoyed). But I was given a job offer I couldn’t refuse and I am grateful and blessed for the opportunity. Sometimes I feel super busy BUT actually I couldn’t be happier about it. 


Rosa Work


An update on Miss Kiya

Kiya is doing great! She celebrated her 13th birthday this past September and she’s still going strong. She loves living closer to Austin where she can visit my parent’s house more often. She won’t admit it but she sure does enjoy spending time with her Chihuahua and her miniature poodle best friends. 


Kiya on a walk


Kiya’s obsession right now is meal time. When Austin was sick, I started cooking homemade dog food. It’s a habit I haven’t stopped. I swear that sometimes Kiya eats healthier than I do. Soon I’ll post some of my DIY homemade dog food recipes on the blog. 


Kiya Homemade dog food



Ski Trip in Colorado

The first time I skied, I had a terrible experience. I never thought I’d give it another try. Last week, I went with Brian (my husband) and his parents to Copper Mountain and I promised myself that as fearful I felt, I’d give it another try. I must report that it went well! I did have a few falls but overall skiing for me was a success. I no longer fly off the ski lift or freeze in fear or cry. Thanks to my ski instructor I must say that I am actually looking forward to trying it again. 


Ski in Copper Mountain

Wishing everyone a wonderful March! Thank you for reading. 

See my previous My Life in a Nutshell post here.


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I’ve Arrived in Dallas!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 0

I’m back!!! As most of you know, I’ve been away from my little blog for quite some time. BUT I’m back now and I’m very excited to get back to posting!

Here’s what happened… In April, my husband was offered an amazing new job opportunity. It was a great offer that he couldn’t pass up. He took it and so we’ve relocated and moved to Dallas, Texas. Brian moved in April. I stayed an additional six weeks in Las Vegas, sold the house, packed it up for shipping and just arrived in Dallas last week. It’s been a hectic six weeks and although I’m excited about this new beginning, it does come with some big changes to our lives that to me will take just a little bit of time to get used to. 

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Some news from me…

Friday, May 1, 2015 0

Hello everyone,

I have some news to share… I’m moving to Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, Dallas does not have any Smith’s Grocery Stores 🙁

This move was unexpected and happened very quickly. I’ll take my blog with me of course and once I get settled in Dallas, I’ll begin my Money Saving Journey once again. 


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