About me!

Welcome to “Confessions of a Not-So Domesticated Newlywed”! My name is Kristen and I am 29 years old young.


I currently live outside of Atlanta, Georgia with my wonderful husband, Brandon.


I’ve lived a lot of places.  In a nutshell, I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania.  After high school, I moved to Florida, where I attended the University of Florida for both undergrad and graduate school.


Following graduation, I moved to Sarasota, FL and worked as a school psychologist.

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After meeting Brandon and a year of long-distance dating/engagement, I moved up to Ohio. We got married on December 18, 2010 …


… and after an amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica, I moved in to Brandon’s home in good ole’ Wapakoneta.


In 2012, Brandon and I moved to Atlanta, Georgia.  We love exploring our new city (and trying some new foods, too!).


I decided to write this blog to share some of my experiences as a newlywed. I love cooking and baking, but I’m not very experienced yet, so I have a tendency to make mistakes every now and then all the time. I’m hoping other people can relate to me, and perhaps we can share tips and recipes!


(Tip #1: Don’t slide parchment too far under a cake that you are frosting … you’ll never get it back out. Never.)

Brandon and I also love traveling, trying new restaurants, and being active. So the blog touches on those areas.


Within the past couple of years, I have run a 5k, 10k (completed with a time of 1:03!) , and 2 half-marathons (completed with a time of 2:12 and completed with a time of 2:15).  So in the past, I often posted about my training and shared tips that I found to be useful.


However these days, life has taken a turn.

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Addison Grace was born on April 16, 2013, and has completely changed our world.

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So although I still plan to write about the topics I previously wrote about, my blog has also naturally shifted a bit to a “mommy” blog.

Hey, it happens, right? Winking smile

I hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as I enjoy writing it!







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