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10 Things I’ve Learned As a Mrs.

Hello, hello again! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Our weekend was much too short, as usual 🙂

Thank you for all of your comments on Friday’s post! I loved reading them as they trickled in, and am hoping to respond to them later today!

Friday night as you know was Pizza Night in the Ingle household! Our tradition is going strong and we truly look forward to it every week. If you’re looking for a fun way to sneak in a cheap date-night with your significant other, Pizza Night is a terrific one!

Adam was on pizza duty, and he whipped up a delicious, cheesy, chicken-bacon-ranch! My mouth was watering as I ate it, and I think Truckee is still dreaming about its aromas. He grilled the chicken using his “secret” marinade, then for the ranch base he mixed ranch with a red sauce. He also added a few grilled onions. So. Good.

There she is in all her glory. I know, you’re jealous. Don’t lie.

For dessert, I found this dish of amazingness on Pinterest and just had to emulate it.

I don’t remember what the recipe was originally called, so for now we’re referring to it as, “Oreo Heaven.” Sound good?

The recipe consisted of: double stuft oreos, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 packages instant chocolate pudding, 3 cups of milk, 2 containers of Cool Whip (we made homemade whipcream using heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla…WAY better than Cool Whip out of the bottle!), 1 8oz block of cream cheese, and 1 cup of powdered sugar.

If you need details on how to put it all together, let me know! And if you were curious about the state of my arteries, I DID take Truckee for a 2 mile hilly walk right before dinner 🙂

On Saturday, we headed up to our little college town to love on a few of our nieces and nephews who were visiting for the week.

They’re the cutest, and that’s all there is to it!

We then took Truckee to our Alma Mater, Harding University, and let her explore the Front Lawn while we hung out with one of our good friends from school. What I would give to be starting a new year of college today. Ah, the life. Those 4 years went by WAY too fast!

Truckee strutted her stuff around campus like she was a total babe. Silly girl.

We also met up with some other friends from school and talked all things BABY!! And baby GIRL at that! Correction: the girls talked babies and the guys sat outside and talked fishing.

On Sunday, I slept in with Big’n, then met up with Adam after church for lunch and some shopping. While we were out, I did a bad thing.

I tried on my beloved Frye boots. They were everything I’ve ever dreamed about and more. *sigh*. I’m now working on my plan to save for them.

10 Things I’ve Learned About Myself Since I’ve Gotten Married

1. I’m selfish. There are plenty of times when I’ll gladly do my own laundry, but I “don’t have time” to do Adam’s. It’s not that I hate doing Adam’s laundry, it’s that I hate doing laundry period and I often wait until I absolutely 100% need something washed. I could probably gold medal in an Olympic laundry pile event.

2. I DO leave the lid off the toothpaste. My mom nagged me about this for years, and then my roommate in college even noticed. I guess it really is true! I need to work on this.

3. I can be pretty wasteful. I am not a fan of leftovers, even though I always say I’m going to eat them. I always have such high hopes, but in the end, they sit in our fridge for weeks. And then the container that the leftovers was in, sits by the sink for another week before I wash it. I know, I’m a work in progress!

4. I leave the aluminum pull away cover on things. You know, like when you open up a new container of sour cream, the silver pull back piece that’s between the actual sour cream and the actual lid. I always peel it back about half way then put it back before I put the lid on. It keeps it fresher longer, right??

5. I am a light Nazi. I used to be terrible at leaving lights on in rooms that we weren’t using. But now that it’s our own house, I’m constantly nagging Adam to turn off the light in the hallway or in the garage.

6. I have a completely non-existent green thumb. I always took for granted the fact that my dad was so good with landscaping our front yard growing up, that now I hardly have a clue what anything means or how to go about it! I’d like to think that I could plant a pot of pretty flowers, but that’s about it. All yard work has been deligated to the husband.

7. I am an extremely light sleeper. Ear plugs are my friend.

8. I leave the front door open all the time. This drives Adam crazy!! It’s never on purpose, I just really forget to! I’m cracking up just thinking about it.

9. I hardly ever finish drinking a full drink. Apparently I always leave a little. That explains the multiple ‘almost’ empty glasses of water all around the house!

10. I’m the push-over out of the two of us. Especially when it comes to the dog. I’m hoping this doesn’t translate over when we have kids! I need to learn to be more stern! Grr.

If you’re married, what’s something silly you’ve learned about yourself now that you’re no longer on your own?

I’m thinking tonight will be a fabulous night for another 3-4 mile training run, then catch up on reading my next chapter in 48 Days To The Work You Love.

And before I go, if you’re familiar with the Robertson family, aka the Duck Dynasty clan, here is a fun video of them from a recent interview you might enjoy. Fun side note- Willie and Korie actually went to Harding years ago, and we got to meet and see them speak up at school a few months ago. He also spoke in chapel one morning. Word on the street is two of their kids, John Luke and Sadie are also hoping to attend Harding. The Robertsons are members of the Church, proud of their faith, and any Harding alumni probably has a soft spot in their heart for them!

Robertson Men on Live With Kelly & Michael

Willie Robertson Speaking in Chapel at Harding University

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    August 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! And, yes, directions to that amazing Oreo dessert please!

    If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been married 10 years and still hate laundry. Just wait until you have kids – baby clothes, running clothes, normal clothes, sheets, towels, blankets, burp cloths…

    There is always at least two loads of laundry waiting. Sigh!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Nicole- Oh my goodness Nicole, it’s SO easy to make, your girls would LOVE IT!!! Hahaha that does make me feel better…laundry is the pits!!

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    Elizabeth
    August 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I have NO green thumb either! Nothing! Nonexistent!

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    Elizabeth
    August 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    And I forgot this part….

    I nominated you for a Liebster award! Check out more about it here – http://rosegoldbuttercream.blogspot.com/2013/08/liebster-award-nomination.html

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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Elizabeth- Aww thanks!! Can’t wait to answer your questions! 🙂 Yay for no green thumb..it’s a little bit embarassing hahaha

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    Matilda
    August 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I tell you I learned a lot in my 1st marriage more so why it failed. We weren’t compatible, and we got married to solve a problem. Like a band-aid fixing a broken leg. The problems were still there. I’m just glad that relationship is over. The only good thing that came out of it were 2 wonderful kids.
    New relationship is hugely different. It’s like comparing fairy floss and dirt, that’s how different it is. But all in a good way, and it makes me appreciate all the things I didn’t have and all the things I have now.
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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Matilda- Haha girl, bless your heart! Glad you’re happier now! Going through a tough times definitly makes you appreciate the good even better!! As usual, thanks for being such a loyal reader 🙂

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    Kelly Runs for Food
    August 19, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Haha I love your list! I’ve learned just how much of a talker I am, cause Riley is not a big talker at all. I end up just yammering about my day while he smiles and nods.
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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Kelly- Aw thanks! Hey, sometimes having someone who just listens is exactly what you need! 🙂

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    August 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    All of that food looks SO good!! Honestly, chicken bacon ranch pizza? That sounds like a dream come true. And that dessert? HEAVEN ;).

    Ahh those boots are amazing. I’m actually looking for a new pair since my last ones broke and they are a closet necessity for me when the weather gets colder. I just hate the price tag that comes along with them!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Christine- Yea girl!! It’s pretty amazing, and so easy to make! You and that cute boyfriend of yours should make it sometime! Amen sister, boots are so expensive! But just think about how often you wear them in the cooler weather..all the time!!

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    Ashley @ Life and Fitness
    August 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I loved your list of all things you learned about yourself. I must confess I leave all the lights on even when I’m not in the room. I just hate the dark!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Ashley- Haha, we’re too alike..when I’m home alone you better believe EVERY light is turned on 🙂

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    Caitlin
    August 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Omg you sound just like a mix of Joe and I. He does half of that, and I make up the rest 😛 I’m not a mrs. yet but i have learned a lot in the six months that we’ve been living together, the most important of which is that boys are confusing and think a lot differently than girls and it’s important to talk about everything to avoid confusion and make sure you’re on the same page. Your friday night looks awesome 🙂 we haven’t done pizza friday in too long! Have to bring that back in september when we have a free weekend 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Caitlin- Oh my goodness you couldn’t be more right! Boys ARE confusing and think WAY differently than women 🙂 It’s crazy 🙂 You guys should definitly bring back pizza night! Thanks for the comment, friend!

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    August 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I am such a light nazi too! I don’t know how this developed over time because in college I could’ve cared less!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Katie- Agreed! In college I NEVER thought twice! Funny how that changes when you’re the one paying the bill 😉

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    Mary
    August 20, 2013 at 2:56 am

    I love this! Haha!
    I always leave a few cms of water in the bottle of ever glass too and then tip it away before getting my next glass full of water. I keep the same glass all day, sometimes two days, which really drives my OH mad!
    I’m going to jot down a list of the things I do over the next few days too!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Mary- Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!! That’s hilarious, I’m so glad I’m not the only one 🙂 Oh I can’t wait to read your list!!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Hahaha this is great. i love those frye boots!! ahhh i want those so much 🙂 that pizza looked delicious, and yes, i think oreo heaven is the perfect name, indeed. BTW- i nominated you for the sunshine award!! your posts always brighten my day!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 20, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Charlotte- YAY I’m so excited to share my answers 🙂 You’re too sweet! I know, the Frye boots are killing me slowly!!

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    Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy
    August 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I am the same way with almost everything you said. My boyfriend says I have a problem when it comes to drinking the last of something… I won’t do it. I never noticed it until he started pointing it out all the time.

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    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
    August 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I’m not married but just moved in with my BF… I’ve learned that I am much messier than him! I get home and change out of my work clothes and leave them in a pile on the floor… and they stay there for way longer than i’d like to admit 😉 he, on the other hand, re-hangs all his things immediately! I need to learn from him on that one… haha
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    kelly @ racesrepsramblings
    August 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Oh this is HILARIOUS! I can totally relate to most of those up there. I am also a light nazi! And I’m SO proud because the other day my Adam actually turned around to go shut one of (UNPROMPTED!). It seems to be working 😉 I also am guilty of the half empty water glasses… drives Adam nuts. I am sure once I’m married and we officially live together vs. just spending lots of time at each other’s places, I will learn so much more!

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    Kelsey @ Blonder Side of Life
    August 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Haha this post was too funny, but don’t feel too bad I do some of your 10 things(though I’m not married) and I’m sure there’s a lot of ppl who do as well lol. I’m glad you got to see some family and visit friends!! Oh and fill your belly with Oreo Heaven 😀
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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Kelsey- Haha that’s what I’m figuring..I’m not the only crazy one 🙂

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    Ashley
    August 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Oh I loved this post, and am that much for excited to be a wife myself in a few short weeks!

    I thought I was the only one that leaves the metal lid on containers! That is hysterical. It’s odd, I do it ALL THE TIME, but have no idea why. Maybe in the back of my mind I think it helps it stay fresh? Who knows…it’s probably just I walked away from the trash can and am too lazy to take it there 😉

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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Ashley- Yay! It will be here SO SOON!!! Haha yes!! Leaving the lid on just seems to make sense!

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    Mandi @ Miles and Mascara
    August 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I love this! I’ve learned that dinner should not always revolve around what I want (or don’t want) to make. Grilled cheese, PB&J or cereal will not cut it 98% of the time.

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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Mandi- That’s hilarious. Yes, if I ate every night what I WANTED to cook..oh dear..it would be bad!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    August 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    It’s amazing the things you learn about yourself and your spouse after living together for a long time. It sounds like you’re pretty good at admitting your faults which I think is an important trait.
    I never puts caps back on completely either. It’s a bad habit-especially with the toothpaste!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Sarah- Agreed 🙂 And we always just end up laughing about them anyways!

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    Tara@PNWRunner
    August 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Love your list. I am guilty of some of those things as well and I am not even married. I leave the lights on, toothpaste cap off at times and I cannot cook. Baking=yes, cooking=no way! That will be the mans job! 😉

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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Tara- Ha thanks! Cooking is most certainly the man’s job..as much as I’m ashamed to admit it! Thank goodness my husband can cook or else we might starve!

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    Reba - Not So Perfect Life
    August 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    It is amazing how much you learn about yourself being with someone. I love this post. I have been living with my boyfriend for almost two years, since then our relationship is definitely different but I know I am a better person and I love him more everyday.

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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Reba- Definitly! You learn so, so much about a person when you live with them! It really is an eye opener 🙂

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    Natalie@fit.fun.femme.
    August 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I love your list! I’ve learned about myself living with my fiance too. I leave shoes everywhere – I don’t know why, but it’s a fact!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Natalie- HA! YES! We have shoes all over the place…I try so hard to gather them all by the front door, but it’s so much easier to just leave them where I take them off!

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