Life & Thoughts

Kelly looks down and smiles.

6 Life Lessons I Learned in 2018

At the end of every year, I like to take the opportunity to reflect. As I reflect on 2018 in particular, I am overcome with happiness and pride. My goal this year was to really take advantage of opportunities and pursue my passions. In doing that, I think I grew ...
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Kelly sits by the fire and Christmas tree.

7 Reasons Why Christmas is My Favorite Holiday

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it was fitting to write about why it has always been my favorite holiday of the year. While I can definitely appreciate holidays like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving, there’s just something magical about Christmas that gives me all the warm, ...
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Adam on his knee and proposing to Kelly.

Our Engagement Story

Who doesn’t love a good engagement story, am I right? Three years ago today, Adam proposed to me. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. Isn’t it crazy how some memories are so vivid? Anyways, in celebration of our engagement-versary, I thought Adam and I would recount how ...
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Our First Year of Marriage: What Worked For Us

Our First Year of Marriage: What Worked For Us

Growing up, I read in magazines, heard on talk shows and even heard from those older than me that the first year of marriage is the hardest. Hearing that always felt pretty ominous and I ended up imagining nasty fights, stressful conversations, and moments of despair. I wondered, what could ...
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Ladies dressed up for the roaring 20s party

A Roaring Goodbye to Our 20s

I’ve always seen meaning and had so much appreciation for things like milestone events such as birthdays, celebrations, and holidays. It’s in those moments where I want to just stop time and soak it all in, because I know I’ll never get those moments back. It's sort of how I ...
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30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30

Today, I turn 30 years old and say goodbye to my 20s. Whoa. I remember watching “13 Going on 30” with Jennifer Garner so many years ago and thinking, 30 is so far away. Now that it’s officially here, it honestly doesn’t even seem real. If I'm being completely honest, ...
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Welcome to Our Home decoration hangs on a wall.

9 Helpful Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Adam and I have officially closed on our new condo as of today! It was always a goal of mine to be a homeowner before I turned thirty and I’m so excited to say I achieved that, just three months shy! It’s an amazing feeling to know that we actually ...
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25 Things You May Not Know About Me

25 Things You May Not Know About Me

Through the years, I have enjoyed reading Us Weekly’s “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me.” It’s always been fascinating to me to learn new things I didn’t know about celebrities. Even in the real world, I find myself constantly asking people questions. When I meet someone new especially, I’m ...
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