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25 Things I Learned from Planning a Wedding

April 30, 2015

Ah, wedding planning. I’m sure many girls dream of what they want it to be like way before it’s time. The dress. The decorations. The people they’d have in their wedding party. It’s a special time, and definitely worth all the excitement! Seeing so many of my younger friends come to this milestone, and many very close to it, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the things I learned when we planned our wedding!

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To My Former Single Self

February 3, 2015

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and I wanted to write a post about dating, relationships, boys and the like. I started thinking about the younger me and how there are some things I wish I would’ve known then that I know now.

So, here’s a few pointers I have written to my former single, dating self, and to those who are in the same boat now. If you’re wondering where all the good guys are, and if marriage is even in your future, this post is for you.

Disclaimer: For your entertainment, there may be a little sass mixed in with this advice!

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LIFE, SHOP

When You Can’t Afford a Graphic Designer

October 29, 2014

We all want cute invitations that are personalized and unique. We want them to be different for our wedding, baby showers, Christmas cards, graduation invitations —you name it! But if you’re on a budget, talking to your graphic design friends may not be the best option.

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LIFE

Should I Watch Scary Movies & Go to Haunted Houses?

October 21, 2014

People enjoy being scared while in a safe environment.” — Statista.com

As Halloween approaches, we start seeing more advertisements for horror movies and haunted houses. Some of the new horror movies people are talking about are Ouija and Annabelle, and some of the older movies like The Exorcist. There are haunted houses that are several floors high in old abandoned warehouses, and there are the ones that require you to sign a waiver that allows the actors to do almost anything they want to scare you.

Sure, it might seem all fun and games because after all, you’re in a controlled, relatively “safe” environment right? And it’s all just fake, right? It’s “not real.

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FAITH, LIFE

How Do I Know He’s a REAL Christian?

October 20, 2014

When I started thinking about dating in high school and college, I knew I wanted to date a “good, Christian guy.” I think that’s what many of us want.

But the term “Christian” is so overused and the meaning has been muddied. How can you really tell if people are who they really say they are?

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LIFE

Have a Happy Grocery Experience

September 26, 2014

happygroceryGrocery shopping can become a monotonous, weekly chore for many of us. Ben and I usually grocery shop on Sundays, and those can be our lazy days. Sometimes it takes everything in us just to get up off the couch and go to the store. Sometimes I’m too lazy to make a grocery list, but as soon as I get to the store, I kick myself for not taking the time to make one. Continue Reading…

FAITH, LIFE

10 Tips for the Introverted Hostess

September 17, 2014

I am pretty sure I’m an introvert to the core. I match almost all of the descriptions I just read on HuffPost – give or take a few.

But for some reason God has given me this huge passion to host.

Weird, right?

Despite my dislike for small talk, big crowds and party atmospheres, I am suddenly finding excitement in having people over, taking new people in, organizing events, planning out the food – and even answering the door and phone calls like it’s second nature. Ha, I surprise myself.

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20 Life Hacks Learned From Married Life

September 11, 2014

Since being married for only two years, I’ve had to figure out a lot of things for the first time – mostly with cooking (since I didn’t do much of that before), but a few other things too. You will probably find these silly, but maybe (hopefully) you will appreciate some of my new found discoveries, too. Continue Reading…