So I was looking at my site meter at the bottom of my blog and it practically blew up this weekend! I put a link to my blog on Kelly's Korner to show my kitchen. That girl has a following like no other. And now some of her sweet readers are my sweet readers! Now I feel some pressure of what I am going to write about....It's not just my 10 friends reading anymore.

So I guess I will just introduce myself to those that don't know me:

I'm Dina. I do love to decorate and I'm not scared of color, hence the blue kitchen cabinets and red and white checkerboard floor. Thankfully it's my husband's opinion that the wife gets to decorate the house how ever she wants. I don't know how he got that opinion, but I love it and appreciate it. We once had a PINK dining room and he didn't mind a bit.

My husband, Marcus, is my BFF. We have known each other since we were 12. I didn't know I wanted to marry him until I was 23 though. He is a firefighter, a deacon, a handy man, a great cook, an ironman and athlete, and the best man I know. Our 10th anniversary is in October. I can't believe it!

You are probably wondering like everybody else: When are you going to have kids? Do you want to have kids? Can you have kids? Do you know that you are probably too old to have kids?

Our answer: If God wants us to have kids, then we'll be thrilled to have kids.

I LOVE Christmas and the whole Christmassy month of December. I start thinking about Christmas decorations in July. I love Christmas music and Christmas movies, especially Elf! It's just such a fun, festive time, when everybody is doing good will and in a good mood. I decorate my whole house and usually start before Thanksgiving. Sorry, I know that annoys some people.

I also love coke, pretty much anything with sugar, reality TV (not the nasty stuff), fun jewelry, girly movies, flip flops, Mexican food, Texas Tech Red Raider football, polka dots, decorating magazines, cereal, Hobby Lobby, antique shops, church, my church friends, and God most of all.

There is not much I don't like, but the main thing I am known for not liking is condiments. You know... ketchup, mustard mayo, sour cream, guacamole..stuff like that.

and look what's in my fridge:gag

Why do we need GIANT ketchup and mustard?
I am a Realtor, and I sell jewelry and other things at Golightly's.
I only work part time, because Marcus has a crazy fire fighter schedule. 24 on 48 off. If I worked Monday through Friday we would never see each other. And we still like to see each other. We have not been apart more than 2 days in our whole marriage. Am I making you nauseous?

And here is my crazy family:

Marcus and I are in the middle

So that's me in a nutshell. And yes, I do realize you never asked!

Thanks so much to all the people who left such sweet comments. It's humbling.
Now I need to go decorate something, so I can take a picture, post it on my blog, and be really interesting. THE PRESSURE!


kimert said...

It's so nice to learn about you! I found your blog thru Kelly's Korner and was immediately drawn to your decorating style! You have such spunk and pizazz! :)

Frugal Jen said...

I look forward to reading along and seeing some more of your sassy and fabulous decorating!

Thank you for leading me to Golightly's what an incrediable store! I can't wait to go back and shop!

amberdawn said...

Awwww, Dina! You have a HUGE blog following! I love reading about youtoo, even if I already knew most of that already! Take a look at my blog today, and you will be thankful for no kids in your life right now! (Oh, and you will get a good laugh out of it too!)

Leigh said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself!! :)
I found your blog on Kelly's site and I believe the blue cabinets caught my eye. So of course I had to look at your previous posts....I LOVE your taste. I look forward to following your blog! Have a great day!

Lauren & Matt said...

Happy Monday! I like your pink dining room! I also love your current one too! It's nice having a husband that lets you decorate how you want.. I'm grateful for mine! You have a very good looking fam too.. your mom is too cute in that pic! You'll have to check out my posting from today.. We remodeled our bathroom this weekend and I now have the mirror from Golightly's bathroom =) I had my eye on it for a while. Have a good week! Maybe I will see you Wednesday night... I couldn't make it last week.

Hines House said...

I was one of those Kelly readers. I am so glad I came across you blog. It is great that you aren't afraid to use color. I just love it. My husband on the other hand.... not so much. I can do whatever I want as long as I keep it in the earth tone family. Thankfully I can get a little creative in my 3 year olds room. Feel no pressure.... your site is great as it is.

Let'sMakeADifference said...

I'm another Kelly follower and found your site! I smiled all the way thru it! I love your style and wish you lived next door to help me!

Staci said...

O-M-G I think we are sister from a different mister. I always tell people that I live a "condiment-free lifestyle"! So nice to meet a fellow plain jane (as far as food goes!) And the love of coke, polka dots and mexican food. Oh how we could be BFF's! And I recognize so many of the places from your blog. I live in Cowtown myself and the Ryan Place Candlelight home tour is my favorite Christmas tradition.

So glad I found your blog. You have awesome style!

Maryellen said...

I was so taken by your decorating talent I told all my coworkers about you. So nice to hear somethings about you today. You are really gifted and I love your style! It is so cheerful and warm. I added you to my list of BLOGS I visit, I can hardly wait to see what wonderful ideas you will have next, no pressure though HAH
Maryellen NJ

Candice said...

I love your blog. Your home is so beautiful and I love how you are unafraid to use color. That pink dining room looks amazing!

Ashley @ Our Happily Ever Afters said...

1. Obsessed with Christmas. Decorate in early November. Listen to Christmas music all year.

2. Love Coke.

3. Love to decorate!

4. Love your blog! You're now on my bloglist :o)

Connie said...

I also came over from Kelly's and now am back. Your kitchen was impressive and so are you. Great getting to know you better.

Maridith said...

Thanks for telling us about you. Once I found your blog through Kelly's Korner I bookmarked you instantly. Love your style!!! Will be back!!

Paul and Cathy said...

Nice to meet you! Loved your kitchen....best of all. (and there were some awesome kitchens...)

Lauren said...

OMG I LOVE your blog and your awesome since of color. You make me want to redo my whole house! I also noticed you were a fan of the Red Raiders. I went to Tech and loved it! Guns up! Check out my website when you get a chance www.cottoncandyshop.com I was featured on Kelly's Korner (love her) and thats how I found your blog. I look forward to reading more of your fun blogs.

God Bless!
Lauren B

Melissa said...

We have the fat mustard and ketchup in our house too. With 4 kids the little one's just don't cut it!

Anonymous said...

How fun that you told us about yourself! Thanks. I came from Kelly's blog too to see your kitchen last week and I loved it. So I made sure I came back to your site to see your living room! You have a great eye. So fun!

FiDesigns said...

Ok so I already planning a vacation to Texas. It looks like there is alot of shopping to be done there!! And I love to shop!! I found your blog through the Kellys Korner and I love it. Cant wait to read and see more.

Anonymous said...

I, too, found your blog through Kelly's Corner and I LOVED your style. I think if I lived closer, we would be great friends. We have similar taste in crazy decorating and I love your writing style!