What We’ll be Doing this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day is a special one. It will be just the two us, one last time, selfishly indulging in a cozy night in. This time next year, we’ll probably be celebrating over spit-up and sweet babbles from our little babe. How life changes… If I’m being honest, there’s a small part of me that’s afraid I’ll miss this time of just ‘us.’ We’ve celebrated so many Valentine’s Days together….. Read more

Life as a Wife: Third Anniversary

Three years. It’s apparently the year of gifting ‘leather.’ Hopefully my husband knows that means diamonds. It ALWAYS means diamonds. But really, where did three years go? This week [on the 25th], we’ll celebrate year three of wedded togetherness. I pushed for a vow renewal, but Jake says anything before year 5 looks like we’re trying too hard. He obviously doesn’t have Pinterest.  This year wasn’t a particularly big year. We didn’t…. Read more

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

Life as a Wife: Steal Time Together

Timing is everything. Sometimes, it’s coincidental. Other times, it’s intentional. Let’s talk about the intentional kind of timing. The kind of time you create for your career, your relationships, your passions. Life pulls us in all sorts of directions — from meetings, to happy hours, to errands, to date nights — and it’s tough to balance everything. So I don’t. Instead, I’m learning to balance the imbalances. For Jake and I, our…. Read more

Use Your Damn China

Right now, I have precisely 62 pieces of overpriced china sitting in a glass cabinet. Once, my husband used one of those beautifully stacked plates for a Tuesday night dinner of canned chili. Canned chili on our overpriced china. I [calmly, of course] said our china is not for canned chili. Fast forward to a recent run-in with the woman who helped us register for all of this fancy hardware. She…. Read more