Life as a Wife: Birthdays and Bromance

I’m still waking up from my weekend staycation in Newport Beach. I blame yesterday’s mimosas. Those mimosas were well deserved, though. The day before, I found myself walking a 9-mile golf course [alone], while my husband bromanced. Here’s the story: we venture to Newport Beach as a joint birthday treat. Jake has a 10am tee-time set for Saturday. The hubs thinks I’ll make an excellent caddie, so I skip the…. Read more

Paris Doesn’t Play Beer Pong

I had this childhood dream of meeting my future husband in Paris. It would be by chance, of course, under the Eiffel Tower. Straight out of a romantic comedy.  In reality, I met my husband in an equally romantic way — at a college party that smelled of booze and bad cologne, starring my man playing a serious game of beer pong. If only Kate Hudson knew the role she could…. Read more

Life as a Wife: Two Years In

Today marks two years of marriage for Jake and I. My heart is full + and my soul is happy. Some things haven’t changed. I’m still not cooking like Martha, and he’s still not serenading me like Keith Urban [sigh]. But other things feel different. We’ve changed careers, traveled the world, settled into our home and welcomed a puppy. We’ve had a lot of fancy experiences at fancy places, yet…. Read more

Stop Looking For Your Other Half

I’m a giddy newlywed who adores my husband. But you’ll never catch me calling him my “other half.” For years, though, storybooks and pop songs and the Chris Harrisons’ of the world groomed me to think a future partner would somehow complete me. I used to love watching TLC’s A Wedding Story. Remember that show? It was my favorite. As you can imagine, the term “other half” was thrown out…. Read more

Inside Our Wedding

Yay! Today I’m finally able to share some of my wedding photos with you. Looking back on this day makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A favorite blog of mine, Style Me Pretty, is sharing some of our wedding day magic on its site. I picked up so much inspiration from them while planning. Looking back on the photos makes me want to do it all over again. I…. Read more