I Promise, Good Guys Still Exist

“I’m just not sure that there are good guys out there anymore,” my best friend said to me. “I’m actually pretty frustrated.” I assured her that there are still good guys out there. She merely hasn’t met the right guy as of yet. But, one day, she’ll meet him. She vouched to be single for…

Dear Men, Is It So Hard To Be A Good Significant Other?

Dear Men: Is it so hard to be a good significant other? A good boyfriend entails listening to us when we’re venting about a bad day, being our shoulder to lean on when we’re upset, showing support, making us happy, and cuddling. A good boyfriend entails listening to us when we’re venting about a bad day,…

Don’t Forget To Appreciate Your Significant Other

He’s in the kitchen making dinner as I sit down and relax after a long day at work. I look at him as he’s flipping the turkey burgers and making sure our sweet potato fries don’t burn. He’s attentively looking at the burgers to see if they’re done. As he pulls the fries out of…

15 Things On What Being In Love Means

Love is more than getting a dog and watching Netflix together. While spending time is important, you must also spend time apart so you have a chance to miss your partner. Love means sacrificing what you want to do for what they want to do. Love means buying a gift for them when you see something…

#SCBDReview Oliso Smart Vacuum Sealer

OMG, guys. Let me tell you about The Oliso Smart Vacuum Sealer! Not only does it keep veggies fresh, it’s so simple and easy to use. All you do is crimp the bag shut and slide it up to the machine and voila! It will indicate when it’s done too, which is super convenient! It comes…

10 Ways to Say ‘I Do’ Without Going Bankrupt

When my then-boyfriend asked for my hand in marriage November 2015, we were both full-time employees living in Tennessee. Not only were we living on our own, we now had to pay for a wedding. So, before we began planning, we sat down and set a budget of $15,000. Knowing the average was about $35,329,…

You Can Never Be Prepared For A Loved One To Pass Away

I don’t think I’m going to be able to walk into a nursing home for a while. It’s just too painful for me and evokes too many memories. I don’t like to think of memories because then I’ll get sad and the waterworks will start. I’m afraid that once I start crying, I won’t be…

Here’s Hoping I Can Keep My Emotions Together

I’m in Greenville and I’m at Walmart picking out the curtains and garbage bags for our new apartment. I’m in my own world as I take a look around the store. My dad calls me, but doesn’t leave a message while I’m chatting away with my husband about shower curtains. I know that if my…

Making A Change In Your Life Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

I’m sitting in the clubhouse at my new apartment in Greenville. Instead of thinking about the emotional stress I’m about to endure when we officially move, I’m focusing on finding a job, my new life with my husband, hanging out with our friends who live here and making memories. If I were to think about…

My Husband And I Are Searching For Our Happiness

“It’s about $1,000 plus for an apartment in the north, so why don’t we look for places in the south?” my then-boyfriend asked me years ago. We were searching for jobs in Tennessee – because I always wanted to live there. So, he applied to a few jobs and boom, one day he got contacted,…

10 Things Never To Say To Someone Whose Been Dumped

“My boyfriend broke up with me – on Valentine’s Day,” my co-worker divulged to me. My response was what a dick. When she explained how he just wasn’t ready for a relationship, my next instinct was to say something like, “he probably wasn’t the guy for you.” But, I didn’t because I remember when I got…