I had an unsettling realization a few weeks ago. The only tangible goal I had recently spoken, set, and was working myself toward was watching One Tree Hill in its entirety on Netflix. 187 episodes, at about 50 minutes a pop, comes to roughly 9,530 minutes of One Tree Hill. Roughly 156 hours of One … Continue reading The pre-quarter-life-crisis… or outsmarting it.
(Pre-Lit Monogram Pumpkins from Kirkland's. I told you, I'm all about the K's these days. You know, in case someone forgets my last name starts with K now, I have to put it everywhere.) October air has a spectacularly unique crispness and zeal. Temperatures dip just enough to prompt sweater-wearing, scarves, leather boots, and hot coffee. Everything from the colors of … Continue reading New-Wife, New-Home Instant Gratification Syndrome: Fall Edition!
I enjoyed apartment hunting halfway across the country so much when we did it 9 months ago, I was simply itching to go through the process again... No. It is a seriously painful process –and I don't mean that figuratively. It literally caused me physical pain: throbbing eyes & head from starring at a glowing laptop, … Continue reading Apartment Hunting Remotely: Little Tips & Experience
Let's be honest upfront: my initial priorities were not the conference. "In support of one of our clients, FamilyLife, we will be sending 3 interested couples to Chicago to attend one of their marriage conferences this summer." As this flashed across my inbox I thought: Married? Yes. Free trip to Chicago? Absolutely I'm interested, what kind of question … Continue reading “I Still Do” Conference: 7 gifts wives can bring to marriage
My living room was the worst. I take my job in making our apartment feel homey very seriously, so this really bothered me. We were given a houseful of furniture before moving, for which I couldn’t have been more grateful -but we only had one couch. Imagine guests sitting awkwardly hip-to-hip in a straight line in front … Continue reading My top 3 DO’s thrifting for furniture
Opinions on using coupons in the dating-scene are varied. I err on the side of "for goodness sake, just be a man and buy her a nice meal." However, getting married changes the game. Several months ago, I wouldn't have thought twice if I was hit with a fried rice craving -just order some, … Continue reading Have your cake, and still pay rent
Something I was anticipating most about getting married was cooking our meals. Once all of the little kitchen parts were finally put together and I had a semi-functional workspace, I sat down on our couch, ready to turn a sticky note into a grocery list, and thought, “Alright, what’s for dinner?” That’s when it hit … Continue reading The most stressful question of the day
Really, the time to start a blog would have been about 10 months ago. When I tell you why, though, you’ll understand why it never happened, (and why the stories from that time were probably gold). The last half of 2013 I was finishing my bachelor’s degree with a 17-hour course load, working in marketing … Continue reading Home Sweet …How did I get here?