5 Years & A Handful of Hours - Krispy Kreme Wedding Cake

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary. In dog years, that’s 35 years and in Hollywood, that’s like 50 years! ...more

Second Wedding Guest List Protocall

Last night I asked my mom if she could provide a guest list of any family friends she would like to invite to the wedding. I already have a very short list of those people in my head, but I assumed there would be people she would want to invite in addition to that list. Her response: “Not to offend you, but quite frankly, I’m a little hesitant to ask our friends…” (She trailed off because she was breaking up due to a bad signal. It was ok. I had heard enough.) Well, later I got to thinking about it. Offense kind of taken. ...more
I have a young male relative who'll be getting married for the 2nd time this spring. He's not ...more

Cheat, Break-up, Stay Stong.

Cheating, so many different meanings to so many different people. Why do I think that a flirty text is cheating, yet my girlfriends see no problem with it? These blurry lines can cause a lot of heart-ache especially when it comes to the ONE you are going to marry.    ...more

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It takes a wedding...

I started this blog for my daughter. But without my husband, I would not be lucky enough to have my daughter. So tonight, I am going to do two posts. One for my husband. And one for my daughter. For my husband, I am going to go off my FPIESmommy path briefly....my apologies... ...more

The Things we Do for Love

The list is long of the things we have all done to find, get and keep love in our life. Abandoning our authentic selves to become some variety of whomever you want me to be ranks among the top few. At some point we learned this was a good idea; probably the same place we all learned a version of this, from our parents, who learned from theirs, and so on. We are imprinted with the belief that love has to be earned—or, at minimum, looks a certain way. (IE. I do this or that and then you’ll love me.) Dr. Helen Fisher, whom I greatly esteem, calls this your love map. ...more

That would've been helpful...lol! 

Now I'm gonna have to go buy your book, 'cause I ...more

Marriage? I Could Take It or Leave It. ("Leave It" Sounds Pretty Good.)

I've written a lot of posts about being single, and dating, and many related thoughts in-between. Lately I’ve been thinking about marriage -- but not because it’s suddenly on my personal radar. I just think it’s interesting that, rather than becoming pro-marriage as I get older (and subsequently closer to a “marrying age”), my long-standing views on the subject just become more reinforced in my mind. ...more

I never said that marriage was wrong or that I didn't believe in it. It's just not on the top ...more

Save Time and Money Planning A Beach Wedding

Planning a beach wedding is a very affordable alternative. This is why many couples elect to hold a beach wedding, because it can be more affordable than a traditional wedding. No matter how large or small your budget, you will stay within your price range if you follow these suggestions: ...more

New Beach Wedding Planning Guide Saves You Time And Money

Many couples elect to hold a beach wedding because it can be more affordable than a traditional wedding. No matter how large or small your budget, you will stay within your price range if you follow these suggestions when planning a beach wedding: ...more

Life Lessons: Assumptions

If there's one lesson I've learned in my life, so far, that I can pass on to your wondrous ears (or eyes), is to never assume anything. Oh, you've heard this one before? Well, how often do you actually follow it? I believe this to be one of life's most important lessons. When you assume something, anything, about anybody, you're also in danger of passing on some kind of judgement, which is also a faux pas in my eyes. ...more