I’m Deanna!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet – I am a mostly wanna-be homemaker who designs blogs for other people (hence the sometimes wretched state of my own site), takes pictures for fun, reads way too much, has more makeup, skincare and perfume than should be legally allowed, and oh yeah I just started taking flying lessons!

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 TWENTY and 17…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
  • Switzerland


My Fav clothing places
  • Old Navy
  • Target (DUH)
  • Talbots (yes I’ve become my grandmother!)
  • Nordstrom (Rack Dahling!)
  • Farmhouse Frocks
Fav home decor shops
  • Pottery Barn (for inspiration)
  • Anthropoligie (also inspiration)
  • Target (DUH again)
  • Magnolia
  • Junk Gypsy
Fav Cook Books
  • Pioneer Woman – Super Easy
  • Magnolia
  • Chrissy Teigen
  • Reluctant Entertainer
  • Pizzazzerie
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