Third Year Wedding Anniversary: A Staycation in Houston

Third Year Wedding Anniversary: A Staycation in Houston

The staycation I never knew I needed. We spent our third year wedding anniversary in good ole Houston, TX. Our original plans consisted of something totally different, however, who knew how fun it would be to act like tourists in our own city?!? Well, we totally didn’t pretend to be tourists, lol! But you get the point – the change of scenery was very nice 😉

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Takeaways from The Five Love Languages

Takeaways from The Five Love Languages

Happy, happy Monday! Hope you’re having a wonderful day so far. I am feeling a little sore from our run yesterday, but other than that, I feel quite refreshed. The hubby and I had a nice weekend of connectedness. I am using the word connectedness because we did a lot together, and for some reason, didn’t feel the rush or pressure we typically feel. As some of you know, we have been working on the home pretty much every weekend since we bought it and there’s always this feeling of anxiety for getting things done. It can be exhausting if we don’t break from our routine. Hence, a run at the park 😉

Something about this weekend was refreshing. I have yet to put my finger on it but I am going to guess it’s because Jose spoke my love language all weekend long.

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Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

If you are an OG around here, you know July is love month on the blog. It’s love month for many reasons but the main one is it’s the month I tied the knot. I share everything related to love, marriage, wedding planning, etc. during this time. And even though July is a few months away, I am still going to share a wedding-related blog post because I recently had a lovely bride-to-be ask for advice on planning for a destination wedding. And I figured, why not share my response with you as well…

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Our biggest life update to year

Our biggest life update to year

AHHHH!!! FINALLY!!!! I can share what we have been up to for the past few weeks…we are officially HOMEOWNERS! Jose and I finally took the plunge and purchased our first townhome!!! We are over the moon excited, happy, joyful, thankful, and grateful, for this new chapter in our lives. It has been…

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How I knew he was the one…

I knew Jose was the one from the moment he shared his dreams with me. I had never met anyone with bigger-than-life dreams before him. Throughout my life, I’ve only met a handful of people with the type of dreams we have for our future. This always played a huge part in my dating life. I wanted to know what the other person was envisioning for themselves.

In previous relationships, I found myself doing the most to prepare for my future. It was only a matter of time before realizing I was dating the wrong people. For whatever reason, I wanted more for them than what they wanted for themselves. I found myself trying to mold them into someone they were not. It was a huge issue and I was stubborn about the whole thing. I thought I knew what I was doing and was certain I had all the answers. Boy, oh boy, was I wrong. Slowly but surely, the truth would reveal itself and these bad relationships came to an end. Whew – so happy they did because I ended up marrying the man of my prayers.

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Second year wedding anniversary

Second year wedding anniversary

Praise The Lord, hallelujah!

Happy hump day!

Hope you are having a great day! I know I have been a little out of touch lately because I decided to (partially) unplug from social media during our anniversary trip…and then a few days after it ended.

It was sooo nice but happy to be back!

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If you are not doing this…you should be

This blog post is under “married life”,  but honestly, this applies to every person with a savings account. I know money (or finances) isn’t the most exciting thing to talk about for most people but it is super important. This is a topic I’ve been excited to share because we have truly enjoyed the benefits of it!

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One year wedding anniversary

One year wedding anniversary

You can bet this past year was one for the books. I had no idea what to expect during my first year as a married woman. We had many ups and downs – more ups than downs, thank GOD. Where shall I begin? I guess a brief list of the highs sounds right, huh? We moved to the city, paid off our wedding, got new jobs, traveled to new places, explored the city, and enjoyed other things as a married couple! Along with the highs, we embraced the lows, such as: loss of a job, car accidents/incidents, health issues, and managing a budget.

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How to Change Last Name

This post is way overdue and I apologize in advance for that. As many of you know, I got married last July (our ONE year anni is around the corner – eek)! I am not kidding when I say that as soon as I got back from our honeymoon, I changed my last name. Seriously, the very next day. I dropped mine completely (bye-bye triple S initials) and took on his. Hello, SSH.

I remember feeling a bit overwhelmed after researching the steps on how to change a name on a driver’s license, social security card, and passport. You can bet the honeymoon high was over real quick, LOL! I was tempted to pay HitchSwitch (or another service company) to do the legwork, but in the end, it was actually not that bad!

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