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Kelly Michelle



Fiesta Themed Party- Decoration and food ideas for a mexican themed party

This past week was my sisters graduation party. And in true Buchtien fashion, a party was in order! I think our family (and by family I mean the momma and sisters) enjoys prepping for the party just as much, if not more, than the actual party itself. Em decided on a Fiesta themed party and […]

Finding the Small Things in the Mundane, what I learned from Melanie Shankel's Church of the Small Things

It’s not really any secret that this year has been one I have been dreading. I love teaching- I really do. I have wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. Playing school with my imaginary students in my bedroom that was decorated like a classroom is the backdrop of my childhood. But the […]

Last month I turned the big 3-0. Which really probably isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it gave me pause. Turning 30, and contemplating the fact that I have been alive for three whole decades, caused me to want to take a trip down memory lane. This post […]

Our honeymoon in Mexico

Well…as you know. We got married! Whoop (As those Aggies would say…..) And you know how the story goes. We lived happily ever after. Hah! The day after the wedding we flew off to Mexico. Actually, that’s not true. We had a really romantic “First Breakfast” date. This was our first meal as husband and […]

Our first Christmas abroad in Regensburg Germany

Merry, Merry Christmas! I suppose I’m a day late, but today is Boxing Day in Germany so a holiday for many. Which means the stores are closed. The buses are running on a slower schedule. And I have a whole day with nothing to do! 🙂 This is our first Christmas abroad and I wanted […]

Favorite and recommended books to add to your yearly reading list.

About midway through 2016 I set an ambitious goal. I had been listening to a lot of Podcast’s lately that were recommending tons of good books to read. I headed over to Good Reads, made myself an account, and set my goal of reading 30 books by the end of 2016. Well….Wanna know how well that […]

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