Life as a Wife: Valentine’s Date Crawl

Since it’s Valentine’s weekend, it seemed appropriate to go all sappy on you today. I’m passed the stage when I thought dudes had cooties, so I embrace my hubby’s date night ideas. The best one? A dinner crawl. I’ve written about this before — when Jake surprised me with drinks, appetizers, dinner + dessert — all at different spots. It was the perfect way to see our city in a…. 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

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

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