Dancing in the Mine Fields


I remember reading books on the topic of dating in high school. They basically said “don’t date, you have absolutely no chance of marrying who you date in high school—and even if you do, it won’t turn out well.”

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Enjoying Patience


Wow, life has gotten crazy. Between working (more than) full-time, being in school full-time, cooking, cleaning, having mono, and being newly married, I feel like I’m living life in a vacuum! As if everything else wasn’t enough to tire me out. It’s difficult to sit down and relax for an hour when I’ve got assignments [...]

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Dear Kyle…


Dear Kyle, I absolutely love our little life together. From our bright and cheery apartment, to our lazy evenings watching movies, to the way we chat and laugh about our crazy encounters each day. It’s so wonderful. I love that glowing look you get in your eyes right before you tell me you love me. [...]

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The Perfect Day


We hired Willowcraft Media to do our wedding videos, and we are thrilled with how they turned out. It seriously makes me tear up every single time I watch it.

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Wedding Remorse


I got lipstick all over Kyle’s suit jacket during our first look. We forgot to decorate our getaway car. No one put their photobooth pictures in the guestbook. Somehow Kyle’s old family pictures never made it to the reception. I didn’t get a single picture with just my maid of honor and I. I completely [...]

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How to Laugh in the Middle of an Argument


First off—if you haven’t watched this video yet, please do. I’ve always been known to be an arguer. My parents could tell you that much. Well last week Kyle and I got into a rather heated argument. The issue was so miniscule that I honestly don’t even remember what it was about. However, I do [...]

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Our Cancun Honeymoon


We spent nine days in Cancun for our honeymoon, and we had a blast! The weather was perfect (Roughly 85 degrees), the resort was incredible, and the beach was GORGEOUS.

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Our Wedding Day


*Beep beep beep* My alarm went off at 7 AM. It was our wedding day. It had finally come, and yet, I couldn’t quite believe it was here. My bridesmaids and I spent four hours getting our hair and makeup done. The videographer and photographer were at the apartment documenting every moment. I felt as [...]

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DIY Lavender Laundry Soap

DIY Laundry Soap

  What You’ll Need: 1 bar shaved lavender soap (I use Mrs. Meyers) 1 cup Borax 1 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda 2-3 drops lavender essential oil Directions: Shave down your soap bar. I recommend popping it in the freezer for a few hours prior; this firms up the soap and makes the shaving [...]

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Homemade Sweetbread


What You’ll Need: 1 cup milk 1 room-temperature egg 2 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup white sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups bread flour 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast Directions: Warm up the milk in the microwave until it is warm (roughly 110 degrees) and place in bread maker along with the egg and butter. [...]

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