Last-Minute Gifts for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Instead of sprinting to the store for a dozen overpriced roses, consider these last-minute ideas that put a meaningful spin on an otherwise-traditional gift. These are available in-stores (or, in your hearts) everywhere. They’re more about the sentiment than the price tag. Let’s start with the ladies… Sweet Surprises: A few sweet treats go a long way. Pick up a heart-shaped bowl (available at The Paper Source + Target),…. Read more

A Valentine’s Date from Home

Valentine’s Day steals my heart year after year. Hallmark makes a lot of money on people like me. A few years ago, Jake and I tried celebrating from home. We loved it so much, I asked him to do it again this year (except for about three weeks early and with a photographer there). How else would I share the idea with you?! Staying in sounds simple, but you can…. Read more

Life as a Wife: The Beauty in the Boredom

Life as a wife still feels so new. We indulge in date nights and road trips and weekend coffee in bed. People keep telling me, “Enjoy the bliss, it doesn’t last forever.” This almost always comes off as a warning. Maybe the experienced ones think it’s helpful to remind a couple of naive newlyweds completely unaware of how hard reality can be. Maybe we’re too giddy right now.  Maybe there will…. Read more