Tag: relationships

The Truth About What Changes When You Get Engaged

Happy Valentine’s Day Royals! I love this time of the year because I just love love and want everyone to be in love (lol). As most of you know, this time of the year is especially important to me because The Boy and I got engaged this time last year. I LIVE for all of the #ISaidYes moments on Instagram and can spend hours reading stories on howheasked.com. When we got engaged, I didn’t really expect to feel any differently about The Boy or for us to start operating any differently and for the most part I don’t and it didn’t. However, as I’ve had a little time to think about the year we’ve spent engaged, I’m keenly aware of subtle differences that came along with my title change. I think it’s really easy to believe that nothing is going to change once you get the rock, but the truth of the matter is things are different and the changes aren’t even necessarily imposed the couple.  (more…)

4 Outside the Box Valentine’s Day Ideas Your Honey Will Love

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is just two days away or that The Boy and I celebrated 6 years of dating and one year of being engaged on Saturday. Since we have celebrated 6 Valentine’s Days and 5 anniversaries, the typical dinner & a movie Valentine’s Day date isn’t terribly enticing. We’ve started to try to do more out of the box things that are worthy of a special occasion. While we are certainly working to expand our own list, I wanted to share of few outside the box Valentine’s Day ideas we’ve thought of or have tried over the years. (more…)

5 Affordable Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I don’t know about anyone else, but Mother’s Day really sneaked up on me this year. I think it’s because it’s one of those holidays that’s not on the same date every year. Nevertheless, it is here and I’m excited to celebrate my favorite girl. I got a gift for my mom over the weekend, but it dawned on me that some of my fellow royals may still need to get something for the special women in their life. As always, I’m here to help and found 5 affordable last-minute mother’s day gift ideas any mom would be thrilled to receive. (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…)

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…)