On Saturday, October 5, 2019, I married the love of my life. After planning for a ridiculous amount of time, saving and spending a ridiculous amount of money, I FINALLY got to marry Joe. It was an amazing day filled with love, laughter, tears, and pancakes (obviously our wedding had pancakes). Our great day wouldn’t … More Our Wedding
2019: a house, a wedding, and a puppy 2019 brought a lot of greatness and growth to my personal life, it was really quite amazing. In April, Joe (my husband) and I were trying to figure out what to do since my lease was ending in June, we were getting married in October, and I … More a reflection of 2019
Since I started my blog in 2013 (dang) I’ve shared my goals for the New Year. Normally, this would’ve been done with a reflection of last years goals, but honestly, I haven’t looked at those goals and I’m not ready for a reflection. It also would’ve been posted on either 12/31 or 1/1, but again, … More 2019 Goals
On January 11, 2018, I went on a life-changing first date. I wrote a blog post the morning of, never published it because I didn’t know what to do with it. If you ask Joe, it wasn’t a great first date, but it was in fact, both of our last first date. By the fourth … More Our Engagement
A not so Average Adventure! In August I got to meet my longtime blog pal, Lauren, aka Loz, aka Girl In Between. She came to Philadelphia all the way from New Zealand! I don’t want to spoil why she was there because I’m thinking she might blog about that someday. It was a little mini-adventure … More Average Adventure: Philadelphia + Meeting Girl In Between!
You had to know this was coming, so here are my 2018 goals! I decided to pick just 10 this year (again) so it is more achievable. Go to the gym a minimum of three times a week Work on transitioning my blog and online presence to more of what I want it to be and … More 2018 Goals
Every year I review my goals. Normally, I do it twice and this year I didn’t want to do a mid-year review. Mostly because honestly, this is the first time I’ve looked at my goals since last January. L O L. 2017 has been a little rough- some really cool stuff happened and I might … More 2017 Goals in Review
I know, it seems early for Christmas/the holiday season but this is the first of the series I am doing leading up to Black Friday so you can make your gift lists before you go out shopping or spend a cozy cyber Monday in. I figure, why not start easy and simple: your gal pals. … More Gift Guide: Gal Pals
In the US (at least I’m not sure about other countries) the bulk of Christians tend to lean towards Republican candidates, which is why people like Trump talk at the graduations of Christian schools. However, I’m fiercely Christian and fiercely feminist and liberal. You may be asking yourself, well how does that work? How can … More I’m a Feminist, Liberal, AND most importantly, a Christian.
a note from Mary: this story contains sensitive subject matter, please be aware. Like the author of the last fabulously-written anonymous story, I too reached out to Mary to be a guest writer on her blog. I have found that some stories are harder for me to share, and this is one few people want … More Stranger Stories: An Anonymous Story About Being the “Other” Woman