3 Must Have Holiday Checklists + Thursday 3 Link Up

Are you making a list and checking it twice? If not, you should be! The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time with gift buying and visiting family members. In my opinion, the key to surviving this time of the year is to stay organized. When I have a lot going on and need to ensure a variety of things get done, I make checklists. Using checklists during this time of the year helps me to be sure everyone’s Christmas gift is purchased, the house is clean, and I can actually enjoy the holidays without worrying. There are three holiday checklists I think anyone celebrating the holidays should have on deck: The Gift Buying List, The House Cleaning List, and The Master List. (more…)

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s gift giving season. Maybe you started your shopping on Black Friday/Cyber Monday or you can’t stand the crowds so you’ll be doing your shopping in the coming weeks. No matter the circumstance, you probably have some men on your list to shop for. I’ve notice that it’s always much easier for me to plan gifts for the women in my life, than it is the men. I’m not quite sure what it is, but men are SO hard to shop for. In talking with my girlfriends, it seems that we all tend to struggle in this area. This year, I thought I’d scour the internet and create an awesome “gift guide for him” to find the perfect gift for any man in your life. (more…)

3 Tips on Meeting His Family For the First Time

I remember the first Thanksgiving I spent with The Boy’s family like it was yesterday. I was SUPER nervous to be meeting such a large portion of his family and agonized over what to wear for days. My mom and grandma both felt some kind of way because this would be the first time I was going to be spending Thanksgiving any place else. Meeting your boyfriend’s parents is one thing, but meeting the family is a whole different ball game. Will they like me? What if they don’t? What if I don’t like them? The questions that flow through your head are endless. Meeting the family is kind of like ripping off a band aid, the anticipation of the pain is really what causes you distress, not the actual removal of the band aid. However, we’ve all been there before, whether you’re a guy or girl you can relate to the anxiety associated with meeting the family of your beloved. Lucky for all of my Royals, you guys don’t have to worry (much) any more because I’m giving you my 3 tips to be sure you your honey’s family loves you. (more…)

27 Facts for My 27 Years – Get to Know The Blogger

I can’t believe I’ve officially entered my late 20’s today. It feels like I was just celebrating my 21st birthday in Miami and my only concern was making sure I had limes for my Corona. These days I’m worrying about bills, hunting for a house, and fighting baby fever. I strongly believe that many of the trials and tribulations I’ve faced are common amongst my fellow 20-year-olds. Royalty in Reality is all about sharing my struggles and ideas of how to survive this transition from being a care-free young adult to being a real life adult. Everything you will find here is based on my personal experiences and/or other millennials. In honor of my birthday, I want to let all my Loyal Royals further into my life by sharing 27 facts about me. (more…)

3 Tips to Having a Constructive Disagreement + Thursday 3 Link Up

Last week I wrote about 3 things couples in long term relationships argue over and was prepared to write a post this week about how to constructively and effectively argue with your partner. Well while this is very important, we are two days post-election and one thing is for certain, many people are scared, confused, and questioning their fellow Americans. While many struggle to make sense of the election results or what this means for our country, there are just as many people pleased with the election results. This difference of opinion has lead to an overwhelming amount of disagreement on my Facebook timeline. So today I’m going to share 3 tips on how to have a constructive disagreement….with your partner, your friend, whoever. (more…)