Friday Fun.

Hi friends!  I have a bunch of random thoughts for today, so I decided to put them into list form. 

Because I am a woman who loves lists, and it’s my blog, so I do what I want. Smile with tongue out

1. I finally have a twitter account! 

I have officially been pressured by Ashley, Lindsay, Natalie, and Brittany into joining the wonderful world of Twitter. 

Actually, I was also pressured by my church.  Evidently you aren’t cool at Passion City until you have a twitter account.

(I’m kidding … kind of. Winking smile)

My Twitter name is @notsodom.  If anyone has a better name, I’m all ears.  Obviously @notsodomesticated would be more ideal, but it’s more than 15 letters.  Grr.

2. Is anyone else excited that gas keeps going down?

This is what I saw when I filled up yesterday:


Love it!  What’s the average price in your area?

3. We had an awesome 4th of July.

A family from church had a party at their house, and everyone had a great time eating, chatting,


and kayaking down the water slide. 


Totally normal, right?

I also got to spend time with one of my favorite new friends!


I’m always a little nervous that I won’t make new friends when I move to a new city.  But I met Leigh at church and we immediately clicked.  She’s the best! Smile

4. I made a slow cooker meal the other night that looked ugly, but tasted really good.


Thank goodness for the green broccoli, or else it would have looked really bad!

I followed this recipe, except I did a few different things that probably made it look the way it does!  I used a mixture of chicken breasts, thighs, wings, etc.  I probably should have just used boneless chicken breasts or thighs.  I also skipped using sesame seeds.  But the flavor really was great.  If you want an easy meal that tastes kind of like the chicken you get at the Japanese restaurant in the mall, try it out!

5. I know who Emily chooses on The Bachelorette.

emily bach

Don’t worry, I’m not going to give it away.  But if you’re someone who likes spoilers, you can get the details at  He’s been giving away the end of the Bachelor and Bachelorette for years.  He can also be kind of crude … just a warning.

And if you want to be surprised, then DON’T GO TO HIS WEBSITE!  This website is only for those of us who like to search the house for our Christmas gifts before Christmas morning, who like to find out the sex of the baby before he/she is born, and who like to read the last page of the book before we even start Chapter 1.

(I don’t actually do that last one … but I know some of you do! Winking smile)

6. We leave for Europe … like, really soon.

Whoa, how did this trip sneak up on us so quickly??

These are the cities we’re visiting on our cruise: Barcelona, Spain; Provence and Nice, France; Florence, Rome, and Naples, Italy.

If anyone has any recommendations for “must-sees” (or more importantly, “must-eats!”), please let me know!  We’re trying not to stress on this vacation and mostly playing things by ear, but I also want to make sure we don’t miss anything super important!

Question for ya …

What are you up to this weekend?

What are the gas prices like where you live?

Are you someone who likes to spoil the surprise for yourself?

What did you do on the 4th of July?

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29 Responses to Friday Fun.

  1. Katie @ msfitrunner

    I am BEYOND jealous of your trip;) I LOVE cruises and more importantly, I LOVE traveling and Europe. Take a ton of pics so I can live vicariously through you:)
    That pool is insane! And lastly, I love that dress you are wearing – I feel like I just saw a similar one at target…have a great day!!

    • notsodomesticated

      Haha Katie, it’s from Target! ;) And I will definitely be taking plenty of pictures. Especially of my food. That’s a given! ;)

  2. Laurie @Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I looked at the spoiler — I couldn’t help it! :) That water slide is awesome!
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  3. Meg

    Congrats on a Twitter account :D !!!!! FINALLY <3
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  4. Megan@ The Running Doc

    I always check out Reality Steve while watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette! I just always wants to know who wins, ha.

    That slide looks so fun! I could totally use a pool like that in my backyard. :)
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  5. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    wow, gas prices are super cheap where you are! our’s have definitely gone down, but they are about $3.30 here. i’m so excited for your trip coming up! you guys will have a blast! love you!
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  6. Theresa

    kayaking down a water slide, how funny!! i love it :)

    this weekend is the first one in a while we have no plans, i’m thankful! its going to be a scorcher on saturday (101!) so i’ll be getting up at 5 am to run..ugh! but we might do a picnic on sunday if it cools down a bit…we shall see. i wouldnt mind just doing nothing!

    your trip sounds like its going to be absolutely awesome, take lots of pictures bc i cant wait to see them already, haha
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  7. Jen

    I wish your gas prices would head north! I’m in Detroit and we’re still seeing $3.50 +

    • notsodomesticated

      Yowza! What a bummer!

  8. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    LOVE that you are on Twitter now. Maybe we can help each other get good at it??? Could not be more excited for your trip. I have never been over there and can’t WAIT to see all the pics. Kayaking down a water slide seems totally normal to me. Doesn’t everyone do that?
    I don’t watch the Bachelorette so I totally looked. I do sometimes read the last page of the book (sometimes) it calms me down? Is that weird? I think probably yes.
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    • notsodomesticated

      If you can help me even in the slightest on Twitter, that would be great. I have no clue what I’m doing! The whole hashtag (#) thing? Yeah, I don’t get it!

  9. amy @ fearless homemaker

    cute striped dress! you are going to have SUCH a blast in europe – i can’t wait to hear all about it. off to look you up on twitter!
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  10. Angela @ Health, Happiness & Harmony

    Wow! Prices are much higher here!
    Dinner looks delicious too! :)
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  11. Michelle @ Blogitness

    That water slide looks amazing! I am trying so hard not to click the spoiler.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah Michelle, don’t blame me if you spoil it for yourself!! ;) Only look if you reallly want to know!

  12. Jen B

    Kayaking down a slide would be so much fun! And I actually love surprises! I am one of the women that has never found out the sex of our boys before they were born! I have accidentily found out a few times what my husband got me for Christmas before Christma morning and I have been sad to have ruined the surprise for myself!
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    • notsodomesticated

      OK I’m actually with you on the Christmas gift thing. I was mostly kidding in the blog. I like to find out who wins The Bachelorette, but I don’t like to know what I got for Christmas ahead of time. It takes the magic out of Christmas morning! ;)

      But I’m not with you on the baby thing … I will want to know the sex of my future children in advance! ;)

  13. jessie

    Not sure whose house your at, but by the back yard.. uh AH-AMAZING!

    Who cares if your food turned out ugly, as long as it was delicious that’s all that matters :)

    Have a wonderfullll time in Europe girl!! Can’t wait to hear all about it.
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    • jessie

      **Also, I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award Details on my blog!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh I know … the house was unbelievably gorgeous!!

  14. Stacy

    I total would have loved to get gas for under $3.00- in Chicago we are still around $3.65-$ 3.89 depending where you’re at.
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  15. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I’m beyond jealous of your trip haha…and I’ll have my guest post to you this weekend! YAY for new friends! I’m so happy to hear that you met someone you really click with. And I love your dress!!!
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  16. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Yesssss. 10 points for Twitter peer pressure ;) What are friends for?

    and wow, your trip really has snuck up!! I’m sure you’re counting down the days :D
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  17. Kailey

    Really jealous that your gas prices are SO cheap – ours our still hoovering around $4.00…
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yikes! Where do you live?? I will say that after Friday’s post, the prices in the area jumped up a bit … but only about 15 cents.

  18. Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats

    Yay!! I’m happy with Emily’s pick!!!
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  19. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    FINALLY!!!!!! I’m so glad you caved and got a twitter account. :)

    I am so excited for y’all about your trip – I can’t wait to hear all about it! I’m trying to convince Daniel that we should go to Madrid next year. Well, I guess I’m trying to convince our bank account to triple so we can go.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha you’re so funny! If you really want to go, start saving now. Every little bit adds up!

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