How to Teach your Cat to Sit

Sebastian, our one-year-old Siamese is…unmotivated. He loves to play rough-n-tumble with his brother Valentino, but shows little interest in toys. He’s also picky with food and treats. So I gave up on the idea of training him quite a while ago. It wasn’t until I dug up an old freebie bag of feline Greenies that Sebastian…

Marriage Year 1 Bucketlist

This is a concise list that does not include everything we hope to accomplish by the end of our first married year. However, it is full of good ideas, some more ambitious than others. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments! Go on a cruise Visit the East Coast or Canada. Get fit–increase endurance and stamina–go…

Fun Things for Couples to Do on Rainy Days

Because rain is relatively rare now, in Los Angeles, on the days where we do have precipitation–we panic. By “we” I mean my husband and I and by my “husband and I” I mean: me. My husband, like many other men, would be happy to sit and watch movies or binge watch the latest show. However,…

Do Things Change After Marriage?

This is a question we found ourselves asking our married friends soon after we became engaged. After all, we would justify, we’ve lived together for two years now, been together for five more. How different can it be? Quite. First thing’s first, brace yourself: the change in title. Whether you choose to legally change your…

How Living in the City has Directly Impacted Our Relationship

In this post I will detail how living in Los Angeles has impacted our relationship. My husband and I moved out of our suburban homes and into the larger city to be closer to his job in Glendale, California. In fact, our first apartment ended up being, literally, a block away from the building he…

How to Tour Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Like a Local

It was pretty last minute when we settled on Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico for our honeymoon destination. There were several things we took into consideration when selecting our honeymoon destination. Not the least of which was price. But my husband also wanted a beach and some Daquiris. Or maybe I wanted the Daquiris…anyway. This post…

3 Ways to Split the Housework as a Married Couple

As a modern couple, we struggled when we initially moved out together to really find our roles within our new household. At first, I did the majority of the housework. My husband grew up in a household where the culture reinforced traditional marital roles. His mom did the majority of the cleaning and all of the cooking….

How we found a large apartment in Los Angeles for under $2k

Early last year, I decided I’d had it. I  had enough of being crammed into our 650 sq.ft. one-bedroom apartment. It was our first apartment and it’s charming, cozy space quickly lost its appeal. Not to mention we had an energetic kitten bouncing off the walls as they closed in around us. We had begun…

How I Chose my Dream Wedding Dress

I’m not the most obviously emotional person. So the idea of standing on a pedestal while people cried at me made me very anxious. This was my mindset as I embarked on the journey of finding my wedding dress. I began looking for dresses online in September, immediately following our engagement. I quickly picked up…

Fun couple’s getaway in Las Vegas, Nevada

In our early to mid twenties, we frequented Las Vegas quite regularly. When you’re living in Los Angeles, it’s a quick drive to complete debauchery. Dany and I lucked out in the sense that we are the perfect travelling companions. When it comes to Vegas, we like a little of the high life mixed in…