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: 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

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

Looking Back on 2014

Happy last day of 2014! I hope you’re celebrating, whether it’s from your couch or a club. This year gifted me a lot of new experiences, from moving into my first home as a wife, to hosting a wedding show, to jetting out to New York Fashion Week. My favorite part has been sharing it all with you. I’ve always been deeply private, but here, you make me feel eager…. 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