Love Where You Are in Life & The People in Your Life

Jake & I were one of the few who found each other in high school. We’ve been together ever since. And I know we’re really lucky in that aspect. I honestly don’t know how people date. The stories I’ve heard from my friends….I can’t imagine trying to master the dating apps, meet people at work, and all the other dating tricks. But I know that tonight, on Valentine’s day, a few of my friends will be on awkward Tinder dates, a few will be drinking alone, and a few will be celebrating with their significant others….or their dogs. All are okay. Love life where you are. Easy for me to say since I’ve found my person, I know. But really, I’m queen of not living in the now, daydreaming of the future, and regretting it later. So take my word when I say love where you are in life and love the people who are currently in your life…even if you haven’t found your “one.” . Valentine’s Day focuses on couples, but love reaches so far beyond couples. Love your friends. Love your family. And LOVE yourself. Don’t spend time dwelling on the love you don’t have. Love the ones you do.

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6 Things I've Learned In 6 Months of Living with my Significant Other

This summer Jake & I moved to Seattle together! Here are a few things we are learning from being engaged and living together. 1) It’s important to make time for each other. What? But you’re living together…despite the fact that you live together and see each other everyday, it’s still so important to carve out time to do things together. Life is chaotic and with jobs + pets + the craziness of life. It can be easy to let quality time go by the wayside because you see each other everyday. But just simply seeing each other isn’t enough. Spending quality time together & doing things as a couple helps keep the spark alive.

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How's the Wedding Planning? A Sustainable Wedding Update

As most of you know Jake & I got engaged over the summer! And I’ve made it my mission, as The Honest Consumer, to plan a sustainable & socially responsible wedding…or at least as conscious of a wedding as I can plan because I’m not so sure that the wedding industry is 100% there yet. From the ring (learn about my MiaDonna ethical engagement ring here.) to the reception, I’m trying to make responsible decisions and support businesses who care about people, the planet, and the greater good. We finally settled on a date in March 2020…if you’re going to try to lecture me on having a long engagement please refer here. Now that you’re caught up and the sass is out of the way here’s an update on the sustainable wedding plans….it’s a slow process!

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