What to Expect From Your Bridesmaids

People would ask me, and I’d reply: “Well I have 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and then the maid of honor and best man!” I’d say this brightly, ignoring the dark looks many gave me. The main thing to keep in mind when selecting your bridal party is: What do you want to get out of…

How We Chose Our Wedding Venue

As soon as we became engaged, we started looking for venues. I’d heard all of these horror stories about venues being booked a year and a half in advance. With a date set for 15 months, the clock was ticking. The truth is we only visited two venues, booking the second one. I did much…

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…

Double Date with Parents at the Korean Spa

Spas and massages are a bit of an addiction for my mom and me. Naturally, we thought, the “boys” would like the spa as much as we do. Although they were fans of Glen Ivy, they approached the whole Korean Spa experience with much more trepidation. How it works: As you arrive at I Spa,…

How we eat

I can’t say I’m a cook in the truest sense. Mostly we get by on quick-meals from the frozen section and take-out. In the new year, however, I said I’d cook more. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes that are easy enough even for the two of us novices! Crock-Pot White Chicken Chili