My Made-up Rivalry

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The theme for this week’s “Remember the Time” is RIVALRY, a concept I know all too well.  As an actor and now a blogger, I’ve become an expert at comparing myself to others over the years.  Not to mention there’s no rivalry like the one between sisters, but to avoid beating a dead horse, I’m going to branch out a bit for today’s topic. My earliest rivalry was one I created myself with the girl across the street.  We’ll call her K, because duh, every other girl in my year was named some Read more […]

Guest Post: CrossFit Couple Part Two

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Hi everyone! Sara from Fit for a Bride blog here again to talk about how my relationship with my husband, Aaron, has changed since we started CrossFitting. In case you missed it, my hubby shared his perspective last week – you can read that here. (Editor’s note:  No one was compensated for this blog post.  This is not an endorsement of CrossFit.  All opinions regarding CrossFit are personal to the guest writer.  Thanks!) For me, working out has always been better with a buddy. I first Read more […]

Guest Post: CrossFit Couple Part One

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I asked my friend and blogger Sara to guest post about how her marriage has improved by joining CrossFit with her husband Aaron and instead of one guest post, I got two!  I’m so excited to introduce this adorable couple, so let’s get started… (Editor’s note:  No one was compensated for this blog post.  This is not an endorsement of CrossFit.  All opinions regarding CrossFit are personal to the guest writer.  Thanks!) Hi everyone! I’m Sara, author of Fit for a Bride blog and Mrs. Brooch Read more […]

The Royal Lessons

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I’m a firm believer in having strong role models in your life for some good ol’ fashioned learning by example.  In her MOH toast at our wedding, The Sister shared that she and The Brother-in-law are happy to have such a good example in The Scottish and I of a healthy marriage, or rather, someone three months ahead of them to make all the mistakes first.  🙂 Naturally, The Scottish and I need our older, wiser, relationship to glean tips from.  Recently, I decided to remedy that situation. First, Read more […]

A Closer Look: Married, No Kids

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Hi friends!  I’m back with another exciting interview that I can’t wait to share!  Today, we’re going to hear from Tiffany on why she’s not interested in having children.  I like Tiffany because she’s not afraid to say what she feels and doesn’t spend time comparing her life to anyone else.  We all can learn from that, right?  Please enjoy and as always, be respectful with your comments (not really an issue here, I have the best readers!!) How long have you been married? New Years Day will Read more […]

The Joy of Shopping with The Scottish

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Did you sense the sarcasm in that title?  I hope so, because what I really meant by “joy” was actually “misery.”  Shopping with my husband can only be compared to shopping with a small child or a toddler, in which case their behavior is excusable.  Let me tell you, it’s a lot less cute when a grown man does it. To be fair, in normal life circumstances, I’d say my temperament and demeanor resemble a child more than his do, BUT when it comes to clothing shopping for him, it’s an extremely unpleasant Read more […]

Exciting Interview #2 Coming Next Week!

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First off let me apologize, I realize these “COMING SOON” posts are mostly just a big tease, but I enjoy whetting your appetites and creating some buzz around my content so I hope you’ll bear with me.  Thank you readers! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… Or does it??  It’s not quite as common these days to see baby strollers (cause let’s be honest, no one says “carriage” anymore) immediately after (or in some cases before) marriage.  Sometimes what follows is higher Read more […]

Are you in a bi-facial relationship?

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NOTE: This post idea and some of its content was taken from none other than the original Drama Happens, but I found I had to edit A LOT after re-reading it, so even if you’ve followed me since then (PS I love you), it’s still worth a read!  Enjoy everybody. Bi-facial relationships.  Have you heard of them?  I did not coin this phrase, nor do I know how long it’s been around but I do know it’s great blogging material.  I first heard about bi-facial relationships while listening to my favorite Read more […]

Where do you find joy?

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We have entered into my favorite time of year, aka the holiday season, and that means I will be obnoxiously happy for the next two months (followed by a dark depression throughout the the rest of winter).  Whatever you celebrate around this time of year, I encourage you to focus on things that make YOU happy.  The longest relationship of your life will be with yourself (duh) so spend some quality time on it, m’kay?  In case you’re lacking inspiration, check out my list below! I’m finding joy Read more […]

For the Love of Squirrels

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It’s time for an update on my trip to North Dakota to visit the grandparents… if you haven’t read why I was nervous, start here. To be perfectly honest my trip home wasn’t so dramatic, which is kind of a bummer because that could mean an uneventful blog post. But even though it lacked the sort of drama you would have expected or the type of silliness that might make you laugh, it was filled with something much more meaningful and worthy of sharing. Before I get to the meat of it, let me just Read more […]