I started this blog to help motivate myself to cook more and plan my life a little better outside of work and school. Now that I’m engaged to be married, I figure I better practice those wifey duties! But really… I love cooking and organizing, but have never had much motivation after a long work day to make a nice meal. I’m hoping this blog with the occasional cooking challenges will encourage me to keep at it and inspire others to cook as well.

I like to keep things simple, but flavorful. I like meals that give me leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day, but am not a fan of casseroles or frozen foods. I love fresh ingredients, but hate that they go bad so quickly, so I enjoy finding alternatives. The recipes I find or make will reflect this.

Besides cooking, I’d like to write tips and notes to helps others who are recently engaged, planning a wedding, or just started their marriage.

To give you some background, about me and my fiancé, David. In July of 2010, I met David for the first time at a Volkswagen charity car show. By October we had started to hang out and talk a lot via Facebook. In May 2011, we started dating and bought my first Volkswagen together – a 1990 Corrado G60 in Nugget Yellow. On our one year anniversary, David proposed on the beach outside our favorite restaurant and I said yes! We agreed to a long engagement so I could finish school and we could find a place together, planning the wedding date for Valentine’s Day in 2014. We are incredibly excited, but there’s definitely more planning involved than I first imagined. I’d like to give some tips and debunk some myths, so feel free to check out the Wedding Planning portion of my blog.

Thank you so much for following and supporting me! Feel free to contact me with questions, suggestions, or a cooking challenge.



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  3. I love cooking too it’s just that I have never cooed ever 😛 I am getting married in the coming feb and I don’t know what i’d do in future 🙂 I love your blog and I guess It will help me figuring it out ! Love xx

    • Thank you and congratulations!! The hardest thing for me when starting to cook was deciding WHAT to cook. When my fiancé challenged me to a 30 chicken dinner challenge, it became more of a game rather than a task – and I already had my main ingredient. So it became fun to hunt around for easy chicken recipes and eat them in 20-40 minutes after getting home from work.

      Let me know if you need any suggestions or challenges to get you started! 😀

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