Marriage

10.09.18

What I Learned During Our First Year of Marriage

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was …

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was the best weekend) of my life. Then I blinked and a year passed, and here we are in our house with a 3 month old baby. We were married less than a month before finding out we …

Finance

Marriage

03.20.18

How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts (as in we’re not experts at all) but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year, then our wedding ($$$), …

Marriage

03.19.18

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Pregnancy

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 …

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 weeks of the most brutal exhaustion I’ve ever felt, I thought it would be a good time to recap a few lessons I’ve learned the past 5+ months. I never want it to seem like I am …

Marriage

02.05.18

Are You Changing Your Last Name?

Before I got engaged, changing my last name wasn’t something I thought a …

Before I got engaged, changing my last name wasn’t something I thought a lot about. I just assumed I’d take Conor’s last name and even ordered a makeup bag, pajamas, and a tote bag monogrammed with DMS. The whole monogram thing was fun while we were engaged. Then I got married.

Marriage

Our Wedding

10.16.17

Why I’m Glad We Didn’t Elope

Every time someone told me the wedding planning process would be worth it …

Every time someone told me the wedding planning process would be worth it because our wedding day would be the best day of my life, I was just like “I’m sure it will be great, but it’s just a day.” They were all at least a little right because our …

Marriage

Relationships

09.08.17

How We Met

How we matched on Tinder and what happened after we swiped right …

How we matched on Tinder and what happened after we swiped right …

Marriage

Relationships

06.08.17

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Get Married in My 20s

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do …

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, who I was, or what I deserved, I put marriage and babies on a pedestal–and that pedestal had a timeline. These events would determine my self-worth and happiness. Moving to Chicago, growing my blog, launching …

Marriage

05.16.17

Should I Change My Last Name?

I always thought I’d want to change my last name when I got married. At …

I always thought I’d want to change my last name when I got married. At first I was excited, so much that I ordered a monogrammed makeup bag and pajamas with DMS, keeping Moss as a middle name. Then I got engaged and was faced with the reality of changing my identity. Ok, maybe …

Marriage

04.13.17

Talk about This Before Getting Engaged

I can’t remember exactly when we talked about getting engaged but it came …

I can’t remember exactly when we talked about getting engaged but it came up at within the first year of our relationship and more seriously around our one year anniversary. We knew where things were headed before deciding to move in together and that we would get engaged early this year. Here’s …

Marriage

08.10.12

Who wants to get married in Paris?

Years ago, I decided that I would like to elope someplace beautiful and …

Years ago, I decided that I would like to elope someplace beautiful and romantic. Paris. Greece. Rome? I don’t have the location pinpointed, but a small and intimate wedding has always been my plan. As much as I love my family a friends, I could see getting married without any …

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