A Newlywed’s Perspective On Love Languages
I am, officially, what my husband and I refer to as a “quality-timer”. I am a hugger, too, but I am mostly a quality-timer. Is this sounding at all familiar to you? My honest guess is no, because we’ve officially... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: When Do You Really Know Someone?
There are all kinds of sayings about getting to know other people. For example: you don’t know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. Or: you don’t know a person until you live with them. Or this... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: Enjoying Family Time
Those people, up there, in that photo? They’re my family: my mom, dad and younger brother (who just graduated from college and is not supposed to be grown up yet if you ask me! Where does the time go?). They’re... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: Reflections on Planning With Mom
As I’m guessing all of you know, this past weekend a little holiday called “Mother’s Day” rolled around. And, although that holiday has come and gone, it remains the topic of my conversation this week – mostly because, although Mother’s... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: Being a Wedding Guest
It happens out of the blue. You come home from work, you pick up your mail and when you go to sort through it in the kitchen that evening, there they are: a stack of wedding invitations. Carefully addressed, carefully... Read More
Practical Wedding Planning Advice
Planning a wedding can be expensive. In fact, planning a wedding can be downright overwhelmingly expensive. The wedding industry certainly has it down: the cost of venues, food, photographers (not to mention dresses, florists and the bar tab!) can be... Read More
Newlywed Date Night Ideas
Last Friday, my husband and I went on a date. This is notable, mostly because it was our first official, out-to-eat date in, oh, maybe like three months. Or four. We’ve been busy enough that it all kind of runs... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: The Value of Fun Time Apart
Is it, in the great world of relationship dynamics, possible that, when you’re married or engaged, spending time apart is a good thing? You may laugh at me now. Because I really do know the answer (which is, by the... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: Setting Goals
It is officially three months (plus, of course, several days) past New Year’s, and I’m glad I didn’t make any resolutions. Why? Because I have a sneaking suspicion I wouldn’t have kept them. New Year’s resolutions and I have that... Read More
Date Night: Registry Fun!
Not to make any blatant stereotypes (but I guess I am going to anyway…), but guys don’t love the registry process as much as us gals. For us it marries our love of shopping with our love of planning, and... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: Valentine’s Day
You see that green thing in the photo up there? The sad, lonely, abandoned tree lying on its side on the ground? Well, that poor little fir used to live in our living room. He was covered in lights and... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: The Dog Sitter
This weekend we got to try something new: puppy-sitting. Yes, that sweet, brown-eyed, shiny-coated little girl in the photo above, who lives with my parents and responds (most of the time) to the name “Dagny,” got to come visit Aunt... Read More
Ask the Editor: How Do We Balance Both Families During the Holidays?
My husband and I were married this last summer, and we live fairly close to both of our families. The problem is that they are three hours from us, but in opposite directions. How do we split up the holidays... Read More
In a Rut? Take a Class!
Has wedding planning turned you into a crazy person? Are your besties complaining that they never get to see you anymore? Take a break and grab a friend and find a fun class in your area. Chances are you will... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: The Importance of a Full “Love Tank”
Shayne and I like, we’ve discovered, to talk about our “love tanks.” We like to discuss what makes us feel loved and appreciated and we like to tell each other when the other person has done something that has made... Read More
Bride’s Perspective: Engagement Excitement
I came to a conclusion this weekend. Shayne and I were at a friend’s wedding (In Malibu. At the Sunset Restaurant. Picture above, and if I hadn’t taken it with my iPhone, you might actually be able to tell how... Read More