Oh hai. I’m Jess. Welcome to my blog! Were you hoping to find out some random useless info about me and strawberry-cake-2_thumb
at least one picture of my dogs? You’re in luck, my friends.

On Being Stealthy:
Nothing gives me joy like sneaking healthier ingredients into my food that may scare some people but taste delicious. I also like hiding behind doorways when I hear someone coming so I can jump out and scare them. Fun for days.

I thoroughly enjoy finding ways to be DL-thrify. This involves the easiest of DIY projects, and lots of shopping at Target and T.J. Maxx.

I will splurge occasionally on things like beauty products or items of clothing that I omgabsolutely-can’t-live-without, but for the most part, I’m very budgety. I know that’s not a word, but it should be.

On My Recipes:
I am what you call a “non-professional”. I cook what I love to eat, and take mediocre (at best) photos. There are some great blogs out there with beautiful photography…mine’s not one of them. But if you like good, simple to cook, tasty food, mixed into my stream of consciousness, I’m your girl. I also do a lot of “inspired by” type recipes, usually changing up the ingredients enough that I consider them my own spin, and will always give credit where that shiz is due.

More On My Favorite Topic: Me!

  • I am married to a man with some seriously sweet dimples who does horrible impressions. (Don’t tell him I said that). His name is Brandon, sometimes I refer to him as “B” on the blog. In real life I refer to him in a bunch of other ways that I’ll leave off here for now.
  • We have two rescue dogs that are completely crazy, but we love them for it/despite it.
  • I have two different colored eyes (left is brown + right is green) – isn’t that weird??
  • I watch a LOT of TV.  Like…. lots. It’s my favorite downtime activity. I also enjoy reading and knitting. I realize that makes me a grandma. Is it a good time to mention I go to bed at like 8:30? TURN DOWN YOUR MUSIC!
  • I drink wine. A lot.  It’s probably my biggest vice, but one that I love dearly.
  • I’m a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
  • I’m 5 minutes late for everything.  (No seriously, everything.)
  • I use parentheses way more than I should.
  • I am a total homebody. I love nothing more than to sit on my couch in sweatpants and spend some
    QT with my DVR and my pups.
  •   acemacky
Thanks for stopping by, comments and suggestions are always welcome (or even just cute pictures of your dog.)  You can email me at ssh (dot) jessica@gmail.com.  I’d love to hear from you!


  1. I just stumbled upon you and I was delighted to read your About section. Things we have in common:
    – just got married to a guy whose name starts with Br
    – Have an adopted dog (mine is named Lennox, a black pit mix! Close to Hendrix!)
    – I have watched every RH episode from every city so far
    – Bought a house less than a year ago!
    – Enjoy parentheses!

    Looking forward to reading more!

  2. You’re hysterical. A great, fun blog to read. Thanks for the giggles :o) You, indeed, are kind of a big deal….

  3. I’m obsessed with parentheses (seriously).

  4. Just came across your blog. Love that you’re an Eagles fan! :)


    aaannddd thanks for the blog love, Jessica! I’ve got a thing for witty writing, so I’ll be following fa sho. 😉

  6. hooray for quirky/snarky sense of humor. I am also guilty! haha

  7. Can I say “ditto” to everything you wrote here? I use parentheses a lot too, love my Bravo, and also like to throw a “sike” in randomly when people are least expecting it. :)

  8. I love that you’re so passionate about your job!! :)

  9. I think we’re a lot alike — I love a good glass (bottle) of wine every night too and we just adopted a rescue dog May of 2010 who is quitey lovely. She’s a girl so yours can be most handsome if mine can be prettiest =P

  10. Cool blog! I can’t imagine how hard it would be to lose around 30 pounds! I can relate to the hardships of becoming healthier (even though I’m TheCookieBoss – but I don’t actually eat tons of cookies everyday, I bake about once a week).

  11. Parenthesis are a staple in my life. I totally get you!

    You look beautiful in your wedding picture…just stunning! Congratulations on losing so much weight – you are an inspiration!

  12. Just found your blog and wanted to say hello!

  13. Love this blog and your humor is hilarious. Can’t wait to read more of your posts. Just saw that yummy peanut butter pie post and fell in love. yummy

  14. Hi! I just found your blog today, and I cannot wait to read more! You’re wedding photo above is gorgeous, by the way.

  15. Just found your blog and love it!! Can’t wait to check out more!

  16. Ha! I couldn’t help but laugh at “my presents are wrapped in x-mas paper”. I’m a Dec 27th baby and let me tell you, for many years my birthday cake was in the shape of a Christmas log!!! Can’t wait to keep reading! Have an awesome Thanksgiving weekend!

  17. Just found your blog via Hope’s … looking forward to reading!

  18. Just saw your blog through Amys! I’ve added you to my google reader :) Have a great day.

  19. I just found your blog today, and I’m loving it! I’ve got a good 30lbs to lose to get myself healthy, so I’m looking forward to gleaning any wisdom you may have. I’m a total dog person also, so I’m here for the pics of Mac too! ;0

  20. I just found your Blog today! Love it, congrats!

  21. Saw your blog through a Spoonful of Smash. My fiance and I just rescued our first dog! We’ve had him for about 2 weeks now. He is a yorkie/schnauzer… and maybe more! 11 months old and so much energy. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to rescue!!!

    Mac looks adorable! Dogs are an amazing addition to a family!

  22. Love this!! Ur humor is awesome i love dog and food (healthy…sometimes) i use parentheses a lot too (it just make me happy)! :)

  23. Just discovered your blog completely by accident, but I’m SO glad I did! Girl, you are FUNny. Keep up the great work!

  24. I adore your blog – I found it through another and I’ve read like ten posts already (more to come…I felt the urge to come comment on here…) I am so so terribly sorry about your sweet dog – what a blessing that he was able to spend so much time with you :) I can’t wait to read more!


  25. Hello

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. You may have already been nominated in the past, but I really do enjoy your blog :)

    Please check out my post for more details: http://lushlili.com/2012/04/14/versatile-blogger-award/

    Love LiLi

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