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Lessons in Living with the Opposite Sex

21 Oct

Although I’ve shared rooms with countless girls (ahh, college) living with my boyfriend has proved to be a completely different world. Let’s face it, men and women are just DIFFERENT!

Now that I’m in my new home, I feel inclined to put up decorations! After all, small decorations and good home cooking turn a house into a home. Since fall festivities are in full swing I’ve put up what I consider cute fall decorations. But some didn’t make the cut for the guys. “Too glittery” or “too girly” or “pointless” were their responses.

Lesson Learned: Don’t ask what he thinks about decorations. Just hang them.

Also, us girls…we shed…a lot! With long dark hair, the new shedding around our bedroom is something Vince isn’t used to. According to him, my hair is everywhere, even in between his toes (whoops!) So paying more attention to hair, especially in the shower drain, is extremely important now.

Lesson Learned: Pay attention to the hair I leave behind.

How do young men even survive on the food they eat? The freezer contains frozen pizzas, loaded hot pockets, and all kinds of processed junk while the cabinets hold snacks any 10-year-old would die for: Lays chips and Cocoa Puffs cereal. Making room for my fruits and vegetables wasn’t too difficult…what has been difficult is avoiding all that junk food that taunts me every time I open those doors!

Lesson Learned: Refrain from stuffing my face with snack foods.

There are TONS more lessons to be learned, I’m sure. These are the ones that have stood out in just four days.

 

 

 

10 Fall Must-Haves

13 Sep

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” -William Cullen Bryant

What isn’t there to love about the fall? Nature’s beautiful colors. Back-to-school buzz. Pumpkin coffee. It is a beautiful thing!

As the Autumn season of 2013 quickly approaches, I figured I’d offer my fall must-have checklist (complete with photos!) Enjoy!

Navy blue and white chevron infinity scarf

 ♥Perfect with those brown leather riding boots and a green military jacket!

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin ANYTHING!

♥You know how much I love coffee! This is the best time of year for coffee…PUMPKIN! Dunkin has the best flavor. Not too sweet, not too thick. It is definitely worth a try, even if you’re not a fan of pumpkin.

Tickets to an athletic event

♥Sure it’s cold but it isn’t too cold to get out and do something! This article in Women’s Health Mag said couples who attend baseball games are more likely to stay together. There’s football, baseball, basketball and more!

A good book

♥When the days get shorter and the nights get longer, there’s no better feeling than cuddling up with a good book. End of story.

Wood

♥Tis the season for bonfires! Find some old wood. Bored on a cold Saturday? Wood is an excellent resource for all kinds of crafts.

Oversized sweater

♥These are absolutely adorable! So stylish and they match everything. Plus, they’re warm and you don’t have to try to look skinny.

New pair of running shoes

♥There are tons of charity runs/walks/races as the school year kicks back into gear and also for October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Wine, Wine, Wine

♥Because why not? “The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” – Benjamin Franklin

Autumn-scented candle

♥A special place in my heart is reserved for the love of fall candles. So warm and relaxing. Definitely a must have!

Clever and original Halloween costume

halloween♥Spend $65 on a costume? No. Clever costume ideas can be found everywhere, even on the cheap! Goodwill provided a detailed guide on Halloween costume shopping in their stores. Here’s a list of last year’s best trick-or-treaters:

So there you have it, my friends. This is what this fall means to me! I’m looking forward to it. Hope you enjoyed my list.

What are your fall must-haves this year? I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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