DIY Engagement Photos on a Budget

Engagement photos are extremely expensive! And as college students, my fiance and I chose not to have a professional do our photos. Here is a must-have list of some tips and ideas for taking your own engagement photos! Things You Need A willing family member or friend with a nice camera A Pinterest board with … Continue Reading

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I’m 22 and Engaged, But Still a Strong Feminist

It surprises a lot of people that I am 22 and engaged. They quickly look at me with concern, even if they don’t intend to at first. Their puzzled looks don’t even insult me anymore because it has happened so many times. However, I still can’t get over their initial question of, “but why?” I … Continue Reading

What Really Happens When You Propose to Your Boyfriend

Yes, you definitely read that correctly. I had the absolute pleasure of proposing to my boyfriend… and he said yes! It shouldn’t be a novel concept, but somehow the gender reversal takes people by surprise. Ever since we announced our engagement, we’ve been dealing with some pretty interesting experiences. For those who might be considering … Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

10 Honest Realities of Being Engaged

Before getting engaged, I often dreamed about what it would be like. I assumed it involved lots of ring selfies, champagne to celebrate at any given moment and nothing but total bliss and happiness. The way engagements and engaged life is portrayed in the media, who could blame me? I dreamed that my fiancé and … Continue Reading

Love is Not a Competitive Sport

“Contrary to what the Bachelor/Bachelorette television franchise and the entire spirit-decimating Hollywood Industrial Complex would have you believe, romantic love is not a competitive sport.” -Cheryl Strayed Alright guys, I have a confession that might make me wildly unpopular: I’m not a fan of the Bachelorette or the Bachelor. I have had several roommates through … Continue Reading

50 Things That Actually Happen When You Live Together

People seem to write and talk about living together in one of two ways. They either go deep into the terrifying repercussions of making this decision, or they make it sound entirely too good to be true. As someone who not too long ago was reading blogs on this very matter, I chose to present … Continue Reading

What Being Engaged in College Has Taught Me

Not to sound cheesy, but this past October changed my life so significantly. I got engaged while on a trip with my boyfriend (now fiance) and his family. It happened at the most magical place on Earth, Disney World. I couldn’t have been more excited and shocked (also bawling of course). But there was something … Continue Reading

7 Things I’ve Learned From My Parents’ Divorce

In this generation, it is not uncommon to be affected by divorce. Whether it be directly or indirectly, it is not unusual to have experienced the effects of divorce yourself or be close to someone who has. My parents have been divorced for 6 years now. It has been a rocky 6 years, but the knowledge … Continue Reading

When Your Lover Really Becomes Your Partner

This is for the boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife who lit the spark that will warm your heart forever. It’s for the lover that really and truly became your partner; the person who changed everything. It’s not a single moment. There isn’t a magical strike of lightning to your heart indicating that your relationship has … Continue Reading