About This Desert Girl


I’m Amy. I live in the Southwest. I love sunshine and green chile. And pasta and cheese.  Which really have nothing to do with the southwest, but they’re still worth mentioning.

I am married to my best friend (handsomesmartkindsweetathletic guy named Kevin), who I continue to fall in love with, day after day. Being near him makes me a better person. Those are the kind of people we should surround ourselves with, don’t you think?

I do. And I do (surround myself with those kind of people, I mean). My family and friends are supportive, loving, and just the right smidgeon of crazy – to keep it interesting.

I have two cats.  Kiki is a brindle Maine Coon.  She was Kevin’s first, but fortunately she decided to let me stay.  We lost her first roomie, Flo (the whitest of white cats), in the summer of 2014 to a heart condition.  We miss her and her cattitude a lot.  In December of 2014 we added a new cat-baby to the family in the form of Rue, a feisty little black cat.  My phone is full of photos of Kiki, Flo, and Rue because I am completely smitten with them.

But the majority of the photos on my phone include a sweet little toddler girl named Ava and a precious little baby boy named Owen.  Kevin and I welcomed Ava into our family in October of 2015 (birth story part 1 and part 2, here and here). Owen joined us two years later in October of 2017 (birth story here). They are amazing little humans and I love watching them grow and develop their personalities.

This blog covers an assortment of topics…all of which are important (to me at least).

Which reminds me – I use a ridiculous number of dot-dot-dot’s….  Consider yourself warned.

I also try to pay attention to grammar and spelling and the sort.  But let’s be honest – I am not an English teacher.  And who wants to try to remember every single grammar rule?  Sometimes a sentence just sounds better when the preposition is at the end.

I am not artistic, but I am drawn to COLOR (minimal black & white for this girl). I love dressing up, and I love pajama pants. I’m an introvert, but I play an extravert in life on occasion. I worry about silly things and I’m sensitive. When I was a child, my favorite game was “playing pretend,” and now, as an adult, I live the life I dreamed of having. I simply pray to God that I love it as deep and as strong and as much as I possibly can.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay awhile.


9 thoughts on “About This Desert Girl

  1. I am an English teacher, but I tend to not follow the rules when I blog, either. Why has it taken me SO LONG to finally come visit your blog? I’ve been meaning to forever. I think it was because I always thought you were the dessert girl and not the desert girl, and I was thinking, “I will be in SO much trouble if I start following a blog all about desserts…” :-) I need to read more carefully!

  2. Hi! So nice to meet you! I also love colour, am pretty sure I’m an introvert like you (I must have done the Myers Briggs test wrong, it said I’m an ENFJ and that doesn’t seem correct) – and I like using parentheses. A lot. It just helps getting thew point across better!
    I’m very jealous that you live where it’s hot – are you really living in the desert?

  3. Hi Amy! It’s so nice to “meet” you! I recently started blogging and am so happy to have found your blog! I’ve never been to the west of Missouri so I can’t wait to hear all about the Southwest through your blog! Maybe I’ll end up traveling there some day! :)

  4. Yes, being surrounded by people who can you better is the best! :)
    I’m a desert girl myself too, I’m originally from Sonora, Mexico which borders with Arizona. So yeah, you can imagine. HA! Love your blog too!

  5. Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! I love visiting your site and wanted to encourage others to come check it out! Check out my post to find out more about the award. :)

  6. Hi Amy. I wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. I usually read it via the emailed version, and don’t often comment, so I don’t think it shows up in your readership stats. But, it’s surely a blog I enjoy and I wanted to say so. Have a great day!

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