Marriage is Weird – but Still Pretty Great

You always hear cautionary tales against getting married at a young age, especially today. In fact, our generation is holding off on marriage later and later with a lot of people choosing not to get married at all. There’s nothing wrong with doing it either way, but Shane and I decided to get married pretty young.

Shane and I were 19 and 20 (respectively) when we got engaged, and even his dad wanted to make sure he was ready and knew what we were getting ourselves into beforehand. We’ve had people question our decision to be married before his 21st birthday, but we never let anyone else’s opinion sway our decision.

Here we are, almost eight years since we started dating, and more in love and compatible and comfortable with each other than on our wedding day. Here are some things we’ve picked up along the way. Continue reading “Marriage is Weird – but Still Pretty Great”

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Get to Know Me: 50 Completely Random Questions People Rarely Ask Blog Tag

I asked on Instagram and Facebook the other day if I should do a Q & A post and it was unanimously decided that I should, in fact, do it. Unfortunately, no one had any questions, so I took it upon myself to find ones to answer. As I’m a relatively open book (and because I’ve done a few “Random Facts” posts) I didn’t feel like anyone would be super interested in the basics, so I went on the hunt for questions I’ve not answered on the blog before.

I came across this post from Molly of Still Being Molly and thought her questions were great, and knew I wanted to answer them myself.

Here are my answers to the 50 Completely Random Questions People Rarely Ask Blog Tag! Continue reading “Get to Know Me: 50 Completely Random Questions People Rarely Ask Blog Tag”

When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen

It’s no secret that I’m a huge proponent for women supporting other women. I’ve made a point to talk about the importance of building each other up and not viewing each other as competition in several past blog posts.

And I think we’re hopefully seeing a shift in how female friendships are represented in the media; whether it’s fictional characters or real-life people.

But why is that such an important topic to me? Continue reading “When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen”

What’s in My Overnight Bag

I mentioned in this post that my best friend and I have pretty regular sleepovers. We try to have them at least once every two months for our sanity, and have been since high school (with the exception of the years she was off at college in Arkansas, but even then, I still came to visit for weekends at a time).
I’ve gotten pretty good at throwing together an overnight bag with the essentials and I thought I’d share my tips that I’ve learned over the years.

Continue reading “What’s in My Overnight Bag”