Fire Wife Life

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Summer Bucket List For Couples

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10 LESSONS LEARNED FROM WEDDING PLANNING

Today I read an article about Post-Wedding Stress Disorder. Yes, you read that right. It’s like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and can leave someone feeling seriously depressed when the wedding is over. I’m not here to judge anyone but all I can say is that is definitely NOT me. I had an amazing time at the wedding but boy, am I glad it is over! I am ready for the next steps in life and wedding planning was very stressful.[Read more]

PRE-BABY BUCKET LIST

A pre-baby bucket list. That’s a thing right? I have been going around the house cleaning like a crazy person and throwing away a lot of clutter. I’ve been painting and planning what we need to get done around the house. I told Ryan I was “pre-nesting.” I’m sure that’s also a thing. I was totally on board with having a baby before we were married. I even thought we would maybe conceive on our honeymoon (sorry if that’s TMI)[Read more]

THE TRAVEL BUG

Less than 30 days ago I was in Jamaica on my honeymoon. Why does it feel like it was at least a year ago?! I am feeling in need of a vacation and wish we were going somewhere and have the urge to book a flight. Only one problem… I quit my job this week and we are on a major budget! I’m not a huge fan of “staycations” – probably because I still haven’t completely fallen in love with[Read more]

DEAR ME:

My mom works at a school and also does an after school program where she mentors young girls and does activities with them. As part of their end of year meeting, all the mentors are reading a letter they wrote from themselves to their 5th grade self about to enter junior high. She asked me to write one that she could read the girls, so they weren’t just hearing from older women and it really got me thinking! I wish[Read more]

BUT WHY?

Why start a blog? To be honest, it’s because I finally have time. I started one in college writing anonymously and it was somewhat successful. I wasn’t making any money but I had a good amount of followers and was getting a lot of free items to review. As a broke college student, free was all I wanted. I could only get so far hiding behind a screen though – I felt like readers really wanted to know about the[Read more]

THIS IS US

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page. I know these days everyone says, “This Is Us,” but I think it’s a good way to introduce fire + wife. Ryan and I have been married a month now but this picture shows us not exactly in our natural environment, but how life really is. The photographer told Ryan to whisper something sweet in my ear and you can see his dimple because he is[Read more]