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Happy Wednesday everyone! To me, today isn’t just any Wednesday, it’s my golden birthday! I am 27 and officially in my late twenties… for better or for worse (haha!). To celebrate, I’m letting you in on 10 things you probably didn’t know about me. Enjoy- and treat yourself to something special for me today, okay?! […]

February 27, 2019

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so in this case I am saving you about 40,000 words about our wedding with pictures instead 🙂 Domenick and I got married in Chicago at the St. James Chapel where I attended mass frequently while I was still a student at Loyola and lived downtown. […]

February 11, 2019

The Story of Us | Part VIII

I last left off when I had moved to Kenosha and was really starting to find my groove there- I started my teaching job, had a cute apartment, and spent so much quality time getting to know Domenick more deeply in the context of our relationship. It became more and more apparent to me that […]

February 4, 2019

The Story of Us | Part VII

It’s that time of year again- you think you *just* survived the holidays and then BOOM. Valentine’s Day comes out of nowhere and you’re desperate for a non-generic gift for your man. For this post, I’ve enlisted the help of my wonderful hubby, Domenick. I wish I could take credit for coming up with these […]

January 31, 2019

What to Get Your Man for Valentine’s Day!

In the beginning of our courtship (I feel so old using that term but don’t know what else to call it!), Domenick and I were still living in separate states, with a six hour drive between us. We tried our best to see each other as often as we could, though it never felt like […]

January 28, 2019

The Story of Us | Part VI

The summer following graduation was a whirlwind. Right after graduation, it was my full time job to find a full time job. And while my degree was meant for me to become a middle or high school English teacher, that wasn’t necessarily the job I wanted to do right then. I looked into many different […]

January 22, 2019

The Story of Us | Part V

Ahh, graduation. The sweet feeling of freedom mixed simultaneously with uh-oh-what-now. I graduated with a BS in Secondary Education, a BA in English, and a minor in Studio Art (I definitely made the most of my four years of credits!). And for any NCAA basketball fans, I’m sure you know who Sr. Jean is as […]

January 14, 2019

The Story of Us | Part IV

I sat down to write my goal list for 2019 last week, just a few days after the new year started. I hadn’t really premeditated any of my goals, but I found that just by carving out 30 minutes of quiet to think, quite a few came to mind. The one that intrigued me the […]

January 13, 2019

What Marie Kondo and My “Why” Have in Common

Once we made our way back to the United States, it was back to life as we knew it. Domenick and I started our junior years of college and continued to sporadically stay in touch every now and then. I was thrown into my core classes for student teaching and moved into a house with […]

January 7, 2019

The Story of Us | Part III

Since our lackluster first meeting, months passed and Domenick and I continued to grow our friendship. He was in my philosophy class so I made a habit of keeping him near when a paper was due (he was a philosophy major and this philosophy class was HARD!). We went on a small group trip to […]

December 31, 2018

The Story of Us | Part II