How To Spot (& Slay) An Energy Vampire

Everyone knows vampires, those scary creatures who have sharp teeth, love blood and hate garlic. They tend to hang out in Transylvania/storybooks, and in general aren’t a real big threat to your average, everyday person. Or are they? Blood-sucking vampires aren’t the only vampires out there. Vampires also come in the form of “energy vampires,”…… Continue reading How To Spot (& Slay) An Energy Vampire

Daycation: Exploring the History of Salem, Massachusetts

We are the grandchildren of the witches you could not hang. I’m about to show my nerdy side here, so brace yourself: I am fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials. The history is just… well, it’s hard to believe that it happened. I’ve been intrigued since I was a young girl when my mother took me to…… Continue reading Daycation: Exploring the History of Salem, Massachusetts

Gratitude Journal: Honeymoon Edition

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I’m big on gratitude! I thought I would take some time and reflect on this trip and all the ways I’m grateful for it (while my husband procrastinates showering and probably eventually ends up showering): The fact that we’re here. Look, I survived an international…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal: Honeymoon Edition

Honeymooning In Aruba, Days 2 & 3

Do we have to go home? I keep asking E if we can just ditch our real lives and be real life pirates of the Caribbean. I mean, hello, he did vow to support me in whatever I decide to do with my life, and being a pirate would be perfect, right? Right?? All you…… Continue reading Honeymooning In Aruba, Days 2 & 3

Hello, Aruba!

We arrived in Aruba yesterday! And I’m taking advantage of the fact that my handsome husband likes to sleep in to write a post about it. 😉 Before we left I was having major, major anxiety. Can you blame me? Not only is anxiety before travel somewhat normal for me (see Wanderlusting: Pre-Trip Anxiety), it was…… Continue reading Hello, Aruba!

On Scars

“Ugly” truth time: we all have scars. They can range from big to small, noticeable to not, mental to physical. They’re not going away. Scars are like glitter- that shit sticks for life. Anyway, in life, we typically have two choices when we encounter something we can’t control. Either a) we get angry about not having…… Continue reading On Scars

14 Things You Should Never Say To A Bride-To-Be

“Can I see the dress?” Unless you’re super close or a family member, don’t even ask. Most brides want that big reveal on their wedding day in front of their closest family and friends- let them have it. “How much was your ring/how many carats/any question having to do with the ring’s quality?” Oh, it…… Continue reading 14 Things You Should Never Say To A Bride-To-Be

Throwback Thursday: Our Love Story!

  In thirty-seven days we’re getting married, so I wanted to take a few minutes and write down our love story to this point- for posterity’s sake, you know? We met in sixth grade when we were assigned seats next to each other in every class. Look how adorable he was, separated by every other…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Our Love Story!