Valentine’s Day is Around the Corner

I am a massive fan of Valentin’s Day! As soon as February hits I’m stuck with the urge to buy everyone I know a little box of chocolates. One thing I do need to get started working on is my Valentine’s Day day plans.

Image by Joe Haupt

By some miracle I have the day off on Valentine’s to that gives me the opportunity to put something together while my husband it at work. He would prefer I not spend money this year so I’m going to have to get creative. He’s making me a romantic dinner (he is REALLY good at cooking) so I really want to do something cute for him. Unfortunately, I only have a ton of Halloween decorations around the house….I went just a little overboard last year.Read More »


On November 1st, 2017 my husband and I ran off and got married! This is not news to the people who know me personally however this is definitely an important event in my life that I would like to chronicle on my website.

Image by Derek Key via Flickr.

I was really surprised about getting married last year because it was my husband’s idea…even though he was super set on doing a traditional ceremony with our families there. It was been my dream since I was a little girl to elope…a strange dream, I know, but as I’m sure you’ve noticed as a reader I’m a little on the strange side in general. I’m still not entirely sure why Austin changed his mind so suddenly but I will say the two of us overcame A LOT of obstacles last year and I think the fact that we came out of it stronger than ever left both of us feeling ready to be married.Read More »

The Point of Engagement

This may come off sounding really silly but after being engaged for a solid 8 months I’m just now realizing the point of engagement. Fun fact about me: I am the type of person who would elope if I were given the chance. But my fiancé really wants to do the whole wedding thing so I will push aside my spontaneous tendencies for once in my life and cooperate.


Image by Judy Dean via Flickr.

That’s neither here nor there. What I’m getting at is that I was never one to spend much time thinking about weddings much less being engaged: if fact up until now I though engagement was just a weird excuse to put off something I would rather do ASAP.Read More »

T – One Year!

As of today it’s officially one year until Austin and my wedding! It’s such a crazy feeling because when we first got engaged it felt like a two year engagement would drag on and on. In reality it flew by!

Image by Susan 402 via Flickr.

Austin and I have both been really busy with work and school to really think too hard about our wedding much less jumping into planning mode. I guess we should start soon! This year slipped right past us. I have a really strong really this upcoming year will, as well.Read More »

Little Ways I Show Appreciation

Sometimes I love my fiancé so much that I don’t know how to express it! At the beginning of a relationship there are gifts and grand gestures but I can’t afford to be dramatic every day!


Image by Oliver Rich via Flickr.

It occurred to me that I don’t actually have to be over the top to show Austin that I care about him.  Sometimes the best way to show someone you care about them is to simply BE there for them. On the days that I feel extra lovey dovey here are a few things I like to do to show Austin how much I love him:Read More »

Wedding Inspiration Collages

Although I have quite a bit of time to plan my wedding (a little less than two years to get it all together) it’s never to early to starting pinning anything and everything on Pinterest! I don’t want to reveal any official plans yet since my fiance and I still have a lot of planning to do but I figure it wouldn’t hurt to share some images I feel inspired by on my secret bridal Pinterest board as a little Valentine’s Day treat.

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Strawberry Tattoo

Yes! I’m excited to be sitting here writing yet another tattoo post! I love tattoos and I find it as such a fun way for me to express who I am as a person. It’s hard to explain…but my tattoos make me feel more like myself.

my strawberry plant tattoo

Last November I get a peony tattoo that my boyfriend drew for me which I’ve been in love with ever since. In fact, that tattoo has inspired me to get a half sleeve of tattoos on my upper left arm of just flowers drawn by Austin. I’ve been waiting all year to add to it and finally I got around to adding a strawberry plant to my collection.Read More »

Traditional Relationships

When I was 18 and leaving the nest I spent a lot of time getting to know myself as a person and thinking about the kind of person I wanted to be in the future. I thought about what I wanted for myself, including my expectations for potential relationships. One thing I never considered was me being in a traditional relationship in any shape or form.


Image by vic xia via Flickr.

I understand that most things in life are on a spectrum, especially human characteristics. When I was first stepping out into the world I saw myself in a “non-traditional” relationship in the sense that I would be completely dependent on my own personal finances, I would split cleaning and cooking 50/50 with my partner, I’d still rock my little mini skirts and crop tops, and I’d NEVER have a wedding. I didn’t even thinking I’d be in a serious relationship until I was at least 27 (very specific I know but I had a lot of free time to think these things through).

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Exiting The Honeymoon Phase

I’ve been in a (very) serious relationship for the past year and I’m finally coming face to face with the end of the Honeymoon Phase. It’s a concept that I’d been warned about back in high school when the shininess of a relationship faded fast. Since then I’ve had very little experience with this phenomenon. Needless to say, I don’t date much and therefore have no idea what to expect from this upcoming new phase in my relationship.


Image by Charlene N Simmons via Flickr.

It’s a bit difficult to ask around for advice since relationships grow and evolve in different ways are there is no real way to know how to go about…how do I even describe it?

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How I Met Austin

With Valentine’s still in the air, today I’d like to take a moment to reminisce about how I met my boyfriend, Austin. It’s hard to believe it has already been 7 ½ months since we met! It was June 23, 2015 and I was in the middle of another miserable summer in San Marcos, Texas. I was in a coffee shop downtown and was attempted to not be particularly noticeable to the people around me. The last thing I needed was any potential serial killers attempting to talk to me, right?


Photo by Linh Nguyen via Flickr.

I was pretty embarrassed when Austin first approached me because I’m constantly a huge mess that also just so happens to not have a filter. When he first approached me I honestly tried to hide behind a menu! Austin still managed to start a conversation and we chatted for a solid hour and a half. I kid you not at one point I actually pulled out a knife from my purse to show him. WHY?? I dropped a ton of F-bombs and picked my underwear out of my ass multiple times. For whatever reason he still seemed interested in getting to know me so we ended up spending the whole day today.

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