Sunday, November 29, 2015

Where I’ve Been…

Hollllllllllla’ y’all!

Goodness gracious it’s been a long time. Let me just clean these, uh, cobwebs off the ol’ blog.
What’s my login again?

There’s lots of reasons people take breaks from blogging – burnout, lack of motivation, life changes, lots of stuff, ya feel me?
And for a person with undiagnosed ADHD like me (heh), you can imagine what it’s like  when you have 320 tabs open in your brain, and you don’t know where to look next. Ha.

First, I needed a fresh bloggie makeover. I was so fortunate to work with Ana Maria Ciolacu of Visual Pixie. I found her on Etsy and she’s in ITALLLY!? WHAAA?

*my blog has been Italian designed?* YUHESS.

I AM SO CRAZY EXCITED about my new blog banner! I’ve refined my vision.
The Hill Country Cook is a little half hippie, half southern, ya know?
Born in California, but got my little bootie to Texas just as fast as I could.

(Hey, my momma’s got roots here, so I get some cred, k?)

It perfectly captures my sign-off “Peace, Love, and Cooking, Y’all!”

ANYhow, so, girl has a fresh new blog, and a fresh new life.
Well, what’s new with me, you ask?


  1. We bought a house. Wow. Being a homeowner is crazy. Exciting, but so full of stress, too. Latest project: Operation National Lampoon’s Christmas Light Special.


2. We got married! Best. Day. Of. My. Life. Period.





3. I got a new job! I’m a middle school counselor, and I get to… COUNSEL KIDS. My current position doesn’t have a lot of the paperwork associated with my counseling jobs in the past. I LOVE IT.

AND I love the people I work with. How many people get to say that?




Also spread out in that year and a half, we got a dog, went to Chicago, went to Costa Rica, I accidentally dyed my hair black, & went to Thailand, San Francisco, and New Orleans.

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Wow. I guess I do have a lot to write about.


~ Peace, Love, and fresh starts, y’all!


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8 Responses to “Where I’ve Been…”

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 29, 2015 @ 2:14 pm

    I’m SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK!!! And so many wonderful things over this last year and a half. Ohh friend, my heart is so full. XOXO

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    Haley @ Hi-Line Healthy — November 29, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

    I’M SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK! I’ve missed you so much in the blogging world! I feel ya on sometimes needing a break. You redesigned your blog, I created a brand new one! I’m so happy for all the wonderful life events and adventures you have had over the past year and a half. Can’t wait to read more! Xoxo

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    Kat — November 29, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

    Glad you are back, girl! Cannot wait to hear the stories to come!

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    Karen B. — November 29, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

    You have been missed !! So glad you’re back…congratulations on all your “news” ! Looking forward to hearing more from you once again.

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — November 30, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    Wow you’ve been busy! Congrats on your exciting new adventures! Happy to see you are back and love the new look!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — December 5, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

    I’VE MISSED YOU SO HARD!! I’m so glad you’re back to blogging! Your new headers is just so YOU. I love it sick. Congratulations on the best year and a half ever. Wishing you all the best things, sister!

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    Jeanne (NanaBread) — February 1, 2016 @ 4:08 pm

    Girl… we got some catchin’ up to do!

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    stitchinsweetsue — December 23, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

    soooo, going thru my recipe box today lookin for your BEST EVER southern coffee cake (cause we need it for the holidays) and thought of you! you’ve been missed. congrats on the new life, and the babes, he’s a lucky lil guy. merry christmas 2017!

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