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…)

The Best (and Worst) Commercials from Super Bowl 2017

I won’t even lie, I slept through half of Super Bowl LI. My team (the Chiefs) weren’t playing so I wasn’t terribly interested in the game and I’m not really a Lady Gaga fan…so I wasn’t really checking for her performance either. The only reason I even wanted to “watch the super bowl” was for the commercials. Since I ended up taking a nap, I spent Monday morning just watching super bowl commercials I had missed. I must admit, overall I wasn’t all that impressed with the commercials this year. There were a few that were notably better than the rest, and some that were just downright awful. I thought I’d put together a list of what I thought were the best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 2017. (more…)

3 Tips to Make a Day at Home More Productive

Like most millennials, I work all day and then just want to come home and crawl in bed. This leads to a back up of household chores and adulting to be done. Whether it’s the weekend or a much needed day off work, I look forward to any day I get to spend at home and I typically don’t want to spend it being responsible. However, my avoidant behavior does nothing for the laundry climbing the wall, so I try my best to be sure I have productive days when I’m home. My theory is that if I can get everything done, I can sit around and do nothing; so I stick to some guidelines to make my days at home more productive. Since you all are my online besties, I want to share my tips with all of you: (more…)

GUEST POST: Romantic Spots in St. Louis to Take That Special Someone

February is here, which means Valentine’s day is in a couple of weeks. I always struggle to make good Valentine’s Day plans. I can easily plan a romantic getaway or a low-key sexy night at home, but when it comes to trying to find something in the middle, I’m always lost. Thankfully, I was approached by another blogger to guest post here on Royalty in Reality and he wanted to write about romantic places right here in St. Louis. I don’t see my home city as “romantic”, but with my desire to find a little romance in the gateway to the Midwest, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. So let’s see what romantic spots in St. Louis, Andy has deemed as perfect: (more…)