Category Archive: Life

May 28

My parents want to help pay for my wedding. Should I let them?


#firstworldproblems, right? First of all I should start by saying that Eric and I are thrilled to be engaged! After dating for 6 years, we know each other really well and feel that we’re ready to make this big and important commitment to each other, yay! Shortly after we got engaged, my mom (and step-dad) …

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May 12

It’s official: My step-dad just retired


This weekend Eric and I traveled up to Maine to celebrate my step-dad’s retirement. My step-sisters and I had been planning a surprise retirement party for him for the last few months, so I was pretty excited for the, “big day” to finally arrive. Each of the three of us (and our families) drove to …

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Apr 30

A Wedding costs HOW MUCH?!?!


On March 8th the love of my life proposed to me (aww). On May 9th, we announced the engagement to our excited friends and family. My mom was smiling from ear to ear and my grandfather joked, “It’s about time!” Immediately thereafter we were bombarded with a slew of questions I was completely unprepared to …

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Apr 23

Where have you been? and BIG news!


Hi friends. You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty quite for the past few months (apologies!). I think I was having a “3-decade crisis” (is that real, I have no idea?). I was feeling like I was at a crossroads in my life where I wasn’t really sure, “what’s next?” I was trying to …

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Mar 04

Would you move to cut your mortgage in half?


When I was paying off my student loan debt I felt, “stuck” and, “broke”. I worried I’d never dig myself out of the hole that I’d made and I felt frustrated a lot. When finally submitted that final payment and received my, “paid in full letter” in the mail, I was thrilled…for a minute. Because …

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