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

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: Taxidermy Turned Chic?

My husband wants to hang a deer head on our wall. I want nothing to do with it. It’s currently sitting on our basement floor waiting to be mounted. It’s terrifying me. Haunting me. Hating me. I’m mad at whoever invented taxidermy. Here’s the backstory: my husband went hunting last year and excitedly came home to say it was a successful trip. I didn’t ask for details. Fast forward nine…. Read more