I’m Deanna!

Welcome to my little spot on the internet. I’ve been here since 2005, on wordpress since 2007, and a blog and web designer since 2007 as well – which means my first clients were likely pterodactyls. Domestic Chicky started as a way not only to document my first attempts at domesticity (mostly failed), but my growing dudes as well – who were 3 and 6 months when I started, and are now 19 and 16…Damn that was fast!

I love sharing all my favorite tips and tricks – fun easy recipes, books, home projects (mine AND others!), my journey being over 50 AND being over 50 and trying to get healthy (grandkids can’t be too far behind right?), affordable clothes, adventures here in Southern California and around the world (just got my passport paperwork!), my favorite beauty products (gotta justify that Sephora VIB Rouge membership somehow!), photography and a peek inside the world of blogging – I’ve worked with some amazing people over the years and I want to share all the awesomeness I’ve learned from and with them.

Random things about me…

Never Without:
  • Planner (on paper!)
  • Phone
  • Venti, Iced, Upside-Down Caramel Macchiato
  • A Book
  • Apple Watch
  • Ted Lasso
  • Bridgerton
  • Great British Baking Show
  • Old CSI
  • Home Edit (on repeat)
Places I’ve Lived:
  • California
  • Chicago
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  • Upstate NY
  • South Carolina
IN my Car:
  • Heated Seats (SO good on the back!!)
  • Tissues and Wipes (I told you I was a mess!)
  • Grocery Bags (both for shopping, and recyclable ones for trash)
Places on my Bucket List
  • PARIS!!!
  • See the US in an RV
  • Italy
  • New York City
  • You tell me!

Wafer pastry lollipop jelly beans chocolate bar. Cookie cookie pie oat cake pudding lollipop caramels. Cheesecake lollipop halvah cheesecake oat cake tart. Gummi bears shortbread lollipop liquorice cotton candy marzipan wafer cookie cheesecake. Candy lollipop topping topping wafer cake. Gummi bears gingerbread cake pie cake. Cookie gingerbread sweet roll sugar plum danish dragée icing oat cake croissant. Ice cream shortbread halvah gingerbread croissant pudding. Chocolate oat cake sugar plum marzipan biscuit.


Fav Cook Books
  • Pioneer Woman – Super Easy
  • Instant Loss: On a budget
  • Instant Loss: Eat Real, Loose Weight
  • Instant Loss Cookbook
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