Browsing Archive: May, 2012

I lost my name, I mean my website

Posted by Misty Montano on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Home 
Well, I messed up with my website... as in I no longer own it. We got a new checking account and I apparently inputted my info wrong. So when auto renewal for the domain came around, it failed and I didn't realize it. The alert email ended up in spam folder. I was able to use the website for months without knowing anything was wrong. On Friday someone else bought/registered :-\ 

I just hope it's another Misty Montano who is going to use it and not someone who is going to do v...
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Chicken tortilla cabbage soup

Posted by Misty Montano on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : In the kitchen 
I love to cook but haven’t had the time. When I am off I often end up in the kitchen, and this time is no different. This Memorial Day weekend when most are thinking BBQ and sun I’m thinking soup, tamales and pulled pork.

First up, chicken tortilla cabbage soup. You read right - I’m making up my own soup combination to get both chicken tortilla and cabbage soups in the pot.


2 large, bone-in, chicken breasts
1 10oz can all natural, low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp sea salt
1 sma...
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Third time wasn’t the charm

Posted by Misty Montano on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Home 

This contract lasted less than 10 days. I think this is much better than being less than a week from closing, which is where we were with house number two. At least we didn’t pay for another appraisal and the inspector gave us a discount.

I know how lucky and blessed we are to have been taken in by my in-laws while we go through this. I believe what everyone is telling us, “all this means is that there’s another better home waiting.”

Onto house number four we go...

We’re learning so...

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Living with my in-laws: hear from my mother-in-law

Posted by Misty Montano on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Home 
Our realtor is more optimistic than we are that we'll still get the house we're trying to buy. We just don't trust the seller to be reasonable at all so we're preparing to lose the house and starting the search over again for the 3rd time. In the meantime we're still lucky and THANKFUL to have been taken in by my in-laws. 

I've shared my thoughts about how it's been living in a multi-generational home, but don't take my word for it. Hear from my mother-in-law Carolina.


She takes care of us, cl...
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Still living with my in-laws and I'm a statistic

Posted by Misty Montano on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Home 
For a few weeks now we’ve been talking about a story Jace Larson is working. And for weeks I’ve sat silent with a slight smile while we talked about the story on adult children living with parents. I am an adult child living with parents, well with my in-laws. As you know from previous writings what was supposed to be a 4-week stay while we closed on a house, has turned into a 9-months and still going stay while we try to buy a house.

It’s been a blessing. It’s not always been easy. It...
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About Me: No I'm not a mystic

I answer to many names Misty Lou, Misty Jean, Mistycal and even Extrafancy are just a few of the nicknames to which I answer. The most important names though are Wife, StepMom and Mom. With all these names it's sometimes hard to know who I am! This blog started as a Nebraska girl learning, trying, succeeding and failing at gardening in Colorado. Along the way in growing my garden, I grew my family too as I married a wonderful man and became StepMom to two precious Boys. Now our family grows more as we have a Baby Girl. So here is all of me as I share my family, home and garden. BTW my middle name is Jennifer; my name is Misty Jennifer Montano.