3 Podcasts Every Millennial Should be Listening To

Maybe I’m a little behind, but it seems like podcasts are all the rage right now. I realize they’ve been around for quite some time, but it seems as though a large number of people I know have started podcasts within the past year or so. For those that are unfamiliar, according to dictionary.com, a podcast is a “digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series…” Podcasts are great for when you’re stuck in traffic or even at work (assuming you don’t interact with people). I’ve become a regular listener of two college friends’ podcasts and The Boy has one he frequently enjoys. I think these three podcasts are totally worthy of being shared with all of my Royals. (more…)

10 Things to Do On a No-Spend Weekend

Does anyone else experience a certain level of fear when they check their bank account on Monday after a weekend of fun? Even when our weekends are full of adult-y things (i.e. paying bills and grocery shopping), I’m nervous to look at our balance come Monday morning. I’m always shocked by how much we spent and yesterday I decided it was time for us to rein it. I pride myself in being fairly budget conscious, but I try really hard to find a balance between knowing where every penny goes and being spontaneous. I think it would help if we start doing no-spend weekends every once in a while. What are those you ask? During a no-spend weekend, we will not spend money eating out or on activities. If we break the rule, I think we should have to put $10 in our savings account. So the next question becomes, if we can’t spend money, what are we going to spend the weekend doing? I’ve come up with 10 things we can do on a no-spend weekend. (more…)

3 Questions From a Newly Engaged Bride-to-Be

Holy smokes, The Boy and I are getting married! It still feels unreal to say aloud and type. Things really started to set in after I shared our love story and how he asked on Tuesday. So far everyone has been asking when we’ll get married and where it will be, but I’m still enjoying the moment of being newly engaged. We have very briefly discussed a date far enough down the road to be able to actually afford a wedding. As of now, I have PLENTY of time to plan, but I randomly dawned on me that I have no clue where to start. Lucky for me, I know many of my readers are married and/or engaged and thus have experience planning weddings so I thought I’d seek advice your these women. I have so many questions, but I weeded them down to what I think are the most important three right now and I’m hoping that anyone with experience can help this newly engaged bride-to-be out! (more…)

Holy Sh*t, I’m Getting Married – Our Love Story

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know by now that The Boy and I are engaged! We have been so thrilled and overwhelmed with the all of the congratulatory texts, calls, FB messages, etc. I have read every single message and I can’t thank all of you enough. As to be expected, everyone has been asking us how he popped the big question and/or how we met. Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect time to share our love story with the world. (more…)

3 Great Valentine’s Day Ideas for Him + Thursday 3 Link Party

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and if you haven’t made any plans you better keep reading. Valentine’s Day is a holiday usually catered to and centered around women. I’m not sure who made the rules, but somewhere along the way this holiday became men proving/professing their love to their woman while the woman sat back and soaked it all in. Now, I’m all for being spoiled and having The Boy shower me with love, BUT I think it’s unfair that a day reserved for lovers only celebrates the love in one direction. I like to shower The Boy with love and believe it’s important that he also feels special on Valentine’s Day. However, it can be a little tricky finding an activity that’s not too girly. but actually shows love in a way he will perceive as such. This is why I’m sharing 3 great Valentine’s Day ideas for him that your man will love! (more…)