Married, Not Pregnant and It's OK

Before you get married, you hear" When are you getting married?" or "Why aren't you getting married yet?"Then, when you get married it's all about having kids. I am pretty sure it was even mentioned a time or two at our wedding reception. They try to make it all cutesy and sweet but it's the basic, "So when are the kids coming?" "Kids anytime soon?"...more

5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving has started to become quite a common get together the past few years. If you are unfamiliar, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving gathering of your friends. It can be held Thanksgiving day if you are far from family or even the week before or after. We are on our 3rd year of Friendsgiving and it's become a great time to slow down during the holidays and really enjoy company with friends. This year, we are the hosts of Friendsgiving and I wanted to share a few key compents of hosting Friendsgiving if you want to start the tradition with your friends....more

Engagement Gift Basket for the Bride to Be

Two of my dear friens have recently gotten engaged in the past few weeks. Actually, all in the same week. And I couldn't be more excited for them to enter the fun world of wedding planning and marriage. As a previous bride/bridesmaid myself, I know there were things I wish I had to help me with the process. I knew I wanted to put something together for them to kick start their wedding planning and they would really love. Plus, I love enjoying my friends happiness with them. ...more

Competing with Yourself

I am a quote person. In fact, when I first started this blog, I ended every post with a quote. There is just something about quotes. There are so many sayings, quotes that people say or come up with that hit home and really make you feel.There are ones that can make you think about your life. Whether it motivates you, cheers you up or gives you a little smack, there are quotes that you keep coming back to. My personal favorite right now is this one....more

10 Things a New Blogger Needs to Know

If you do not know my blogging story, it started when I was going through a lot of things and wanted a way to document my feelings and also be able to write. It was on a platform called Webs and I kept it primarily to myself. ...more

Having Coffee at Central Perk from the Hit TV Show Friends

This weekend. If there would be words for this weekend, there just wouldn't be any. It was a weekend of celebrating my husband's birthday and a weekend of spending time with friends.  Friday night we headed to Philly to see Aziz Ansari. He did not disappoint. Had me laughing the whole time and especially loved his jokes on relationships.   ...more

Fall Wardrobe on a Budget

As we are almost full into fall mode, it is time to update the fall wardrobe. There is just something about sweaters, boots, fall basics that makes you all warm and cozy.   ...more

Everybody is Fighting a Battle: Including Robin Williams

It was utter and complete shock when learning of Robin Williams untimely death. Especially, when his representative released the statement that he had been battling "severe depression" and it was suspected suicide. The guy that put a smile on so many of our faces was depressed. The guy that caused us to break out in laughter the past 15 years was depressed. The guy who seemed to have it all, a wife, kids, fans. The guy we have all grown to love felt like there was no other option available to him but to take his own life. ...more

Body Image After the Wedding

Your wedding day. You worked so hard to get to that day looking your best. You munched on salads, tried crazy diets and avoided sweets for months to drop those pounds. Maybe even a slight stomach flu to help you drop those last 5 pounds. After all of that, you looked amazing. The dress fit flawlessly and you pranced and danced all night, glowing in your new marriage and hot body. Because you are supposed to drop weight to be beautiful, hot on your wedding day, right? But after the wedding, after the pounds make their way back, comes a new body image struggle. ...more
I had this on reverse...I wasn't worried about my weight prior to the wedding, even though I ...more

I Want All of You, Forever. Ode to The Notebook

It was 10 years ago the greatest love story ever written was brought to life. Brought into our homes, Noah and Allie and their love that withstood time. A love that every girl, woman can ever dream of. The kiss in the rain, run into his arms, write 365 love letters kind of love. Because after all, If you're a bird, I'm a bird. ...more