Tag: love

Jan 18 2014

Topics you apparently shouldn’t discuss with your mother-in-law

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Earlier this winter, Craig and I went to his parent’s place to get our cars fixed and winter tires put on. My father-in-law is a mechanic, which (I gotta be honest) was one of the reasons why I married my husband… just after money and has nice eyebrows (kidding). While the guys were in the …

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Dec 18 2013

What it’s like being married to a nerd

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Before I married my husband, I had limited wires, cables and extension cords in my house. I didn’t see a difference between cartoons and anime. And superhero movies didn’t interest me. But marrying a nerd has opened me up to a whole new world. Here’s a window into what life is like being married to …

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Nov 30 2013

Talking to your significant other about his ex-girlfriends

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When two people start dating a little less casually (somewhere between “Go home, it’s getting late” and “Will you be my plus one”), they start to wonder about the other person’s past. That’s when the ex questions usually come up. For women, sometimes our curiosity can get the best of us. What starts out as …

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Nov 06 2013

5 Things you should never say to an angry woman

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Whether she’s stressed out about work, annoyed by her parents, upset about her appearance or mad about something stupid you may have said or done, there are just some things you don’t say to an angry woman. A woman who’s in the heat of rage and sees enough red to rip off your head is …

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Oct 12 2013

What happens when a flighty Gemini collides with a structured Virgo

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Life at our house is never dull. Between the nutty things I say and my over-exaggeration of everything (which make him shake his head and question why he married me), our home is never short of laughter. I’m big on personality assessment and understanding why people possess certain traits. And this led me to explore how …

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Jun 01 2013

Guest Post: How to make a work-love balance work for you

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By Lindsay Shoemake | That Working Girl Once you’re in the workforce, it’s inevitable that you’ll find a core group of friends to have drinks with to explore the nighttime scene. You’re out with your friends, you mix with another friend group, a little flirtation takes place and before you know it, bam – you’re …

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Apr 16 2013

Writing my wedding vows – learning the true meaning of vows

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Writing my wedding vows was the one detail I left till the last minute. I just assumed the writer in me would kick in and the perfect words would spill out the moment I sat down to write them. Wrong. So very wrong. When I tried writing my wedding vows on my phone a couple …

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Apr 09 2013

Photos from our wedding in Costa Rica

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Thank you everyone for your kind words. We weren’t sure how people would react to our elopement announcement, so we were incredibly touched when the response was overwhelmingly positive. After sneaking away to enjoy our secret Costa Rica wedding, we’re back home now. But Craig and I aren’t done celebrating just yet. Here are some …

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Apr 04 2013

Surprise, we eloped! Read our elopement announcement

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That’s right. This is our elopement announcement! I can hear my friends reading this and saying, “That’s so Jo!” And they’re right. This elopement announcement screams “We’re married, y’all.” On April 4, 2013 Craig and I tied the knot in a VERY intimate elopement ceremony in Costa Rica. We’re staying at the luxurious Riu Palace …

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Feb 14 2013

Valen-what-day? Why I think Valentine’s Day is stupid

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Some would say the me that existed a couple years ago was pretty cynical, not just about Valentine’s Day but about love, commitment, and feelings in general. Truth be told, I wasn’t fond of relationships, romance, hugging or anything that could be considered warm human interaction. Fast-forward 2 years, and I’m a changed woman… sort …

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Feb 10 2013

Weird conversations between me and my fiancée (part 1)

You are honestly the weirdest person I know. But that's why we are meant for each other.

Anyone who knows us would probably agree that he’s the sane one who keeps me grounded, while I’m the psycho who talks aimlessly with no filter. I blame it on the writer side of me. If I don’t say the things that immediately pop into my head, I’ll probably forget them (which he would argue …

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Feb 03 2013

How a working girl knows she’s got a good man

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I’m no relationship expert. Before I met my fiancée, I was the poster child for relationship screw-ups. Read about my dating past here. However, I’ve been in a happy common-law-riage for over 2 years now. That may not seem like long, but when you live together, 2 years can seem like 12 years (in a …

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Jan 22 2013

A window into our common-law-riage

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I still remember a time when I was a bitter cynic who didn’t believe in the folklore of commitment and happily ever after. I did believe that love existed. I also believed in the concept of forever. But in my mind, the 2 were never (and could never be) related. Love was real. And so …

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Jan 07 2013

12 life lessons I learned during 2012

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#1 – Don’t say “he’s not my type.” You really never know. Sometimes the person you least expect to end up with turns out to be the one person who will love you like no other. #2 – It’s okay to puke after drinking. Everyone’s done it. When you spend most of your days working …

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Nov 17 2012

Me, a “family” person? Yeah right!

My summer and fall were quite eventful with family parties, birthdays, weddings, family visits and other such get-togethers among those that share the same last name. This is the last name that I will eventually assume as my fiancée and I get ready to be married. Ask any of my friends if I typically do the …

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