19 Signs You Married a Texan

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i married a texan. if you would have told me i would end up marrying someone from texas, i would have said ‘yeah right, y’all‘ in the most sarcastic tone i could muster. as we all know, life has other things in store for us and sometimes that involves a cowboy. i grew up near denver, colorado and my husband hails from a suburb in houston, texas (his hometown is called ‘humble’ but you don’t pronounce the ‘h’ – no joke).

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i have noticed quite a few differences between him and his texan friends compared to people not from texas so what better way to call these out than to show you a few signs you married a texan!

  1. they can wear jeans when it’s 93 degrees out
  2. they will go to battle that their BBQ is ‘the best!’
  3. when you go to get ice cream, they will inevitably say ‘blue bell is better’married a texan
  4. sometimes they refer to you, as a single person, as “y’all”
  5. they can eat soup when it’s 98 degrees out
  6. if meat isn’t part of the meal, then it is just a ‘snack’
  7. they call samoas girl scout cookies ‘caramel delights’ and tagalongs ‘peanut butter patties’
  8. they call blowing cotton ‘summer snow’married a texan
  9. when they see a texas license plate while not in texas, they have been known to roll down their window and ask the other driver where they are from in texas
  10. they can’t resist american-flag-themed things (but still prefer a lone star to 50 stars) married a texan
  11. the desire to drive truck is apparently in their blood
  12. the boys often give the girls in high school massive “mums” before the homecoming dance
  13. they will try to wear their boots to any and all occasions
  14. they think that driving 45+ minutes to a friend’s house is ‘not that far’
  15. butter is a part of their food pyramid
  16. they love a place called “whataburger” but constantly pronounce it “waterburger”
  17. if there is something in the shape of texas, they will most likely have an unrelenting urge to purchase itmarried a texan
  18.  when they say you have “big hair” – it’s a compliment
  19. in my personal experience, being married to a texan has provided me with a kind man, friendly person and hard worker!

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what am i missing!? fill me in, both texans and non-texans!


  1. Lindsay

    June 27, 2016 at 8:08 am

    We also have been known to eat tacos for every meal for multiple days in a row. #SorryNotSorry
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    • chelsea

      June 27, 2016 at 9:02 am

      ohhh how could i forget the tacos! especially those breakfast tacos – good call, lindsay!

  2. Karen Lucas

    June 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

    My fellow Toastmaster, Bob Hollis, informed me that “If you’re not from Texas [and Texans can tell instantly], just be honest and let them know. Tell them you weren’t Texas born, but you got here just as quick as you could!” They’ll understand. 😉

    • chelsea

      June 27, 2016 at 9:06 am

      ha seems like something a texan would suggestion someone saying 🙂 thanks for sharing karen!

  3. Jo Burns

    June 27, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I knew I liked that husband of yours. My husband married a Texan. Little known fact I’m actually from Dallas and went to school in a little town called Sherman and then Denton for grad school. But you couldn’t pay me money to move back now. I love Colorado!

    • chelsea

      June 27, 2016 at 9:51 am

      hot diggity you made your rounds around texas, jo! colorado is pretty darn amazing – i am so glad we ended up back here! after living 4 months in houston – i can safely say i could never live there full time – that humidity WOOF.

  4. Audrey

    June 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Hahaha, this is cute! I think I identify a lot with Texans! (Although I will NEVER adjust to hot weather. BLEH.) When the History Channel played Rising Texas did you guys watch?? I feel like your Texas-lovin’ husband would’ve liked the mini-series!
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    • chelsea

      June 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      oh man we don’t have cable otherwise i’m sure we would have watched ‘rising texas!’ he frequently likes to remind me that texas used to be its own country, ya know?! hah 🙂

  5. Andrew

    June 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    1. In the silhouette picture, the “Texan” is not wearing cowboy boots. Obviously not a Texan.
    2. Blue Bell is better.
    3. Whataburger is great.
    4. the rest are mostly correct.

    • chelsea

      June 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      ha! even texans have to get their boots resoled sometimes 😉 now i do want a whataburger mmmmm followed by a blue bell milkshake!

  6. Courtney {Alkeks Abroad}

    June 27, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    WHATABURGER AND BLUE BELL!! Love this post!
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  7. Kimberly

    June 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

    This is pretty accurate, I love it. I just moved to New Mexico from Texas and as I was packing, I got sad because no more whataburger, and then we got here and passed a whataburger and I got really happy again. It’s true love.

    • chelsea

      June 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

      haha love it kimberly! so glad you found your whataburger there – otherwise you might have had to move back 🙂

  8. Claire

    June 29, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    LOl!! I don’t know any texans, but I laughed out loud with your first item on the list. What a fun read 🙂

    • chelsea

      July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      i didn’t know any texans before i met my husband but through more connections and thorough research – i can confirm that these ring true for most 🙂

  9. Rodney Rodriguez

    August 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    1) Texians refer to soda or pop as COKE, 2) Adding sugar to tea does not make it sweet-tea. 3) in Texas, you all = YALL 4) you see more Texas flags than you will USA flags. 5) 93 degrees is considered a southern cold-front. 6) I survived the blue famine of 2015 slogan makes sense to us. 7) I went to Indiana and a lot of ppl thought I was weird for smoking a brisket. 8) we laugh at ppl who cook with propane and call it a bbq. sry Hank Hill. 9) Texas is bigger than the UK….I can go on and on., but Ill leave off with a prayer. “God is good. God is great. Thank you Lord for The Lone Star State.”