Category: The Prince

10 Things to Do When Your Man is Away

As I’m sitting here typing this, I haven’t seen The Boy since about 5pm on Sunday. He did surprise me on Tuesday by walking to my job with one of the dogs just to say hi for a few minutes, but that hardly felt long enough. Due to a co-worker being sick, hiss work schedule has changed and right now we’re lucky if we see each other in passing. Our daily conversation is also a little off because he’s sleeping during the day while I’m at work and at night it’s vice-versa. I know part of the reason I’m having such a hard time with this temporary change is that I am a very routine person and easily get thrown out of whack when something like this happens. Last week my eating and sleeping patterns were a mess all because The Boy was gone. I didn’t realize that these couple of years of living together would have me so accustomed to his presence that his absence would be terribly felt. This week I decided to commit myself to finding things to do when my man is away. I figure this probably will not be the last time our schedules conflict or that we’re apart for an extended period of time so I might as well learn to seamlessly deal with it. (more…)

The Royal Guide to Surviving Cohabitation

So you and your man have been dating for a while. He’s met your family and you’ve met his. Things are feeling pretty serious and you find yourself spending more and more time with him. Next thing you know, you all are having nightly sleepovers, alternating between your respective places. You’re basically living together, except you’re not. Your mail still comes to your place, your name is the only one on the lease, and you’re paying all the bills by yourself. At some point, it begins to dawn on you that you’re both wasting money by living in your apartment half time and the idea of cohabitation begins to float around. While The Boy and I didn’t solely move in together to split bills, I was still living with my mom, I can attest to having nightly sleepovers and being annoyed that I was lugging my whole life around in a duffle bag.  (more…)

The Birth of Knight Vision Photography

Support comes in a variety of shapes and sizes from a myriad of people. Many are fortunate to know their parents’ unwavering support and will always want it, but it seems to be around our mid-twenties that we start seeking support from a romantic partner. Whether you’re single or have a long-term boyfriend, the desire for support from someone you are building a life with yearns a little louder with each “I said YES!” post you see on Facebook. Personally, having support from The Boy has truly become a driving force in my life. Since the day we met, he has been supporting all of my random ideas and pushing me to pursue my dreams even when my confidence in them faltered. It’s important to me to provide him with the same support. That’s why I’d like to introduce all of my readers to Knight Vision Photography. (more…)

Don’t Lose the Spark, Get Dolled Up!

The Boy and I have officially been together for 4 years, but I swear it feels like my entire life (in a good way). We’ve been living together 2.5 of those 4 years. Because we’ve been cohabitating for a few years, things have become pretty routine and as you can imagine he’s seen me not looking too sexy. Gone are the days of spending hours shopping for an outfit to surprise him when he picks me up at my doorstep. He basically watches me transform from couch bum to diva from the bathroom door (he’s not that attached to me, he’s usually telling me to hurry up because I’m making us late). In an effort to keep our relationship fresh and him on his toes, every once in a while I’ll randomly get a little extra dolled up. (more…)

GUEST POST: So You’re Finally Ready to Date?

With Valentine’s Day just days away and The Boy and I celebrating our four year anniversary yesterday, I have been all caught up in being in love with him. While in my blissful stupor, and probably doodling “R <3 J” all over the place, I began to realize not everyone is floating around on cloud nine because of their relationship. That realization then made me decide that another Valentine’s Day post surrounding this idea that you have a man/woman was totally ignoring my Royals who are still looking/waiting for love. I know that I’m too far out the game to really be making recommendations to single people (I legit still don’t really know what Tinder is) so I thought I’d leave it to my expert single friend.  She’s an entrepreneur, amazingly beautiful, is literally the most generous person I know, and any man would be lucky to call her his, but for reasons I can’t understand she’s still single. Lucky for me, she graciously agreed to share her guidelines for anyone who is ready to step into the crazy world that is dating.  (more…)