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

Life as a Wife: Celebrate After the Wedding

I adore love. The romance, the sweetness, the innocence of it all. Love makes us vulnerable yet confident. Comfortable yet challenged. Speechless yet expressive. Love makes us all things. I’ve spent the last several days hosting the BRIDES Live Wedding® series— a competition to star in a million dollar wedding. As a newlywed myself, I feel especially connected to the couples. Wedding planning is exciting, emotional and unexpectedly overwhelming. Nothing in…. Read more

Enjoying the Journey in a Tech-Crazed World

There are days when I overwhelmingly feel the impact of my quarter-life status. Meaning, there are points when a persistent voice inside my head wonders, Is this where I should be? Naturally, we all want to become the best, most successful versions of ourselves— which inevitably prompts us to question whether we’re taking the right steps. We essentially have two realities to now fulfill: online and offline. I’m sure twenty-somethings have…. Read more