Roses Don’t Have to be Red: Valentine’s Day Gift Swaps

Growing up, Valentine’s Day was always celebrated in our house. My parents always got my siblings and me a little gift to show us that we were loved. It was something I always looked forward to every year. Because of this, it was hard for me to understand those who didn’t like Valentine’s Day or simply did not celebrate the…

A Change to the New Year

Okay, I know this is way late, but I have been struggling to come up with a New Year’s Resolution. I’m trying to decide if I actually believe in them. So many New Year’s Resolutions fail every year, it is kind of discouraging. How many people have signed up for a year’s gym membership and quit…

5 Things to Consider Before Buying your First House  

1. The real expense comes after the down payment. You’ve finally saved up enough money to put a down payment on your first house. You and your wife are tired of renting and you’ve pulled overtime, skipped eating out, and worn the same shoes until you’ve walked holes in them. You have no clue what…

8 Reasons I Love Having an Introverted Husband

He doesn’t always stand out in a crowd but flourishes amongst close friends My husband can seem standoffish in a group setting full of people he doesn’t know, while I am very outgoing and can strike up a conversation with just about anyone. My flaw is that I don’t put a lot of time into…

Why these “looking for whoever” memes need to STOP Immediately!

Facebook is famous for swarming the internet with viral posts, such as the ice bucket challenge, the no-make-up selfie, and the fake privacy hoax. However, none of these intentionally hurt people uninvolved from the post. Now trending: Finding people you find aesthetically displeasing, creating a meme of them, tagging your friends on social media, and giggling like preschoolers. “Hey,…

5 Ways I Created a Unique Wedding Day, While Saving Money

It is especially weird sitting down to write about something that happened almost two months ago. I thought I would be able to talk about it right away, but I never took into account that the wedding pictures would come at a later date. I was the Bride who wanted to elope. We already lived…

33 things to ask your Husband over a Bottle of Wine, Tonight

Tonight is a perfect night for a date with your husband. You’re busy, he’s busy, you have kids, I get it. But tonight is the night- no planning, no scheduling. Cancel all your stuffy plans, put the kids to bed, sit down with a bottle (or two) of your favorite wine (or his favorite drink) and…

Commandments of Thrifting

Second Hand Shopping has to be one of my favorite hobbies! Its relaxing and fairly inexpensive. It started out as something I would do with my mom, but now it is something my whole family enjoys (even my husband). At one point in college, I am pretty sure every article of clothing I owned cost less…

Why You Should Tell Your Wife, She Looks Fat in that Dress

Q: Do I look fat in this dress? A: No sweetie, not any more than normal. You’re sitting on the couch, watching football, waiting on her to finally get ready to go out to dinner. You’re about to give up on steak and just microwave the leftover pizza in the fridge when she walks into…

3 Unconventional Ways to Solve an Argument

Matthew and I have been together for a total of almost four years now, and we have had our share of arguments. I would not necessarily use the word ‘fight’ to describe our disagreements. It’s not that we don’t have them- we do – It is just Matthew is extremely calm for the most part, and our disagreements rarely escalate into…

Hosting Thanksgiving {For the First Time}

This year makes for a lot of firsts in our new house, one being Thanksgiving. In years past we have always gone to one of our grandparents house, but this year they are remodeling and have are not able to host. Most people would rather forego the madness of hosting Thanksgiving, but Matthew and I were beyond thrilled…

Zumba VS. Jazzercise

Let me start off by saying, I absolutely HATE exercise – but it seems to love me. I feel better, less anxious, and more energized when I add a little exercise in my routine. The hardest part is getting off the couch… What I have found is that I love my exercise to be in…