A Little Catching Up

Hello again!

I took a brief hiatus in order to do some things…

Like start school again!

Yep…I’ve returned. After much moaning and groaning and excuse making. I’m going to get another degree. I have a degree in Family Studies, however after working in that field for a few years, I discovered that I hate it. Forever.

SO, the next logical step is to get a degree I plan to use. I’m going back for accounting. My mom has an accounting degree. She’s a pretty smart lady. I’ve only been back two weeks. It is hard, but it’s been fun and interesting. Maybe someday I can do your taxes!  🙂 So this has been my life the last 2 weeks.


Before that, was Christmas. Christmas! My absolute favorite holiday. We spent Christmas with my family this year. It was so much fun. All the home-cooked foods, the cooler of leftovers that my parents “force” us to take home, the gifts, both given and received. It’s just wonderful. My favorite. For realsies.

This year, my parents took us all to see The Lion King Broadway musical.


It was absolutely amazing. You just have no idea how wonderful it will be until you actually lay your eyes on all the intricate costumes and lay your ears on the magnificent harmonies. Tears! If you haven’t seen it, add it to your bucket list. Truly wonderful.

Then, New Years!

My husband and I spent New Years in Albuquerque. New Years Eve was spent at the casino. Found out I’m a whiz at Roulette. Troy cleaned up on the Black Jack table, and then we lost it all on the slots. We managed to break even, though and had a ton of fun.


We were in Albuquerque because Troy managed to get us invited to the Governor’s Inaugural Ball. No big deal, you guys…

Ok,  it was pretty awesome. We were really just trying to hold it together and avoid coming off like the Clampetts. I made it through the end of the night without falling on my face in my gown and heels, so I’m calling it a success.



We clean up pretty good, don’tcha think?

What else?….What else?…



Garth Brooks in concert, y’all!!



It was HANDS DOWN the best concert I’ve ever been to. Troy said it was like getting punched in the face over and over with songs from your childhood. Good ol’ Garth sounds exactly the same as he always has, and EVERY SONG is the anthem of your youth. We were up in the nosebleeds singing and dancing and screaming for about 4 hours.

I also love me some Trisha. I watch her show on Food Network religiously, and she came out and they sang together and she sang some of her hits….She’s in Love With the Boy always gives me chills. You guys. It was just wonderful.

Another thing to add to your bucket list if you haven’t done it already.

Whew! We’ve been busy the last two months or so. Several bucket list items checked off. I managed to bake some banana nut bread today…Muy delicioso! I’ll post about that soon! Stay tuned!!



Hello! I’m Michelle Oliver. This is my first blog post ever, so thanks for reading! Let’s get to know each other. I’m originally a Texas girl, now living in New Mexico with my fabulous husband, Troy. We are just shy of our 3rd anniversary…No kids 😊

This is from our trip to Chicago this summer. Ain't he cute?
This is from our trip to Chicago this summer. Ain’t he cute?

Troy has been a prosecutor for the last 3 years and recently became a civil attorney. He’s got his passion nailed down and he’s darn good at it. Me, on the other hand, I’m still figuring it out.

I have a degree in Family Studies from Abilene Christian University, which I am not using. Turns out, social work is really hard. I am a receptionist at a dental office (my dentist is bomb, btw) and when I’m not at work, I spend the rest of my time on all the fun stuff.

I’m on Pinterest, like, ALL THE TIME thinking of new projects, finding new recipes, figuring out ways to save money, etcetera, etcetera. I’m currently re-decorating our home. On a budget. One small project at a time. I’ll post some of those projects later. I love decorating, party planning and I’m always trying new recipes…Lord, bless my husband. We’ve had some epic dinner fails in our time together which end with me near tears and him choking down a dinner that resembles the taste of cardboard, but he always does it with a smile. He says it’s good, but I’m eating it, too. I know it’s gross. Don’t worry. I’ll only share recipes we enjoyed. I might still rant about my dinner fails, though. Fair warning.

I’m pretty clumsy and disorganized, so none of the aforementioned hobbies come particularly easily to me. I’m here, representing those who want to, but don’t know how. Let’s just try anyway! We can figure it out together!