Jimmy and I just said bye to our first home. I am not sure how normal this is, but I was incredibly attached to that home. Jimmy even bought the house before I came around, so he started off the journey in Clear Brook without a girl and did a fabulous job choosing it! This… Continue reading Goodbye, Clear Brook!
Yesterday I asked on my Instagram who was in middle school, high school or college. I was so glad to learn how many girls follow me who are NOT in my life stage. And it inspired me to address other life stages besides my own. I was single for almost 25 years of my 27.5 years of… Continue reading How to Be Single
I was asked to participate in the #HallmarkAtWalgreens campaign, sponsored by Hallmark at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Holidays and celebrations are a big deal in my family. I love how my parents have always planned to make celebrations fun for our family, and now it’s my turn to… Continue reading Three Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
My days are VERY different now than what I have always been used to. I am the girl who is either working, studying, out with friends, planning a party, or going out with Jimmy. A social butterfly is an accurate stereotype for me. The only time I stick around the house is when I am sick… Continue reading Five Ways to Make Your Home Your (and Other’s) Favorite Place
When I found out I was pregnant, I had so many mixed emotions. We had been wanting to get pregnant for the past 7 months, but I also had come to the point that I was okay waiting a bit longer. One of the reasons for this was because I LOVED my time with Jimmy. We… Continue reading Having a Baby Changed My Marriage
I am sharing with you TWO Asian recipes today. The first is a very special meal in my heart, and it’s not because it’s the most tasty to me. It’s because it’s the most tasty to my husband. Let me warn you: making sushi is a cooking level of difficulty and it’s not easy to… Continue reading Cooking with Allison and Jimmy: Asian Night!
Tonight Jimmy and I went to a Tex-Mex chain restaurant (which I would not recommend) because they had a deal on queso. That is so “basic white girl is pregnant” status. I don’t normally eat queso because I don’t believe in putting that substance in my body. But now, it is one of the only things… Continue reading First and Second Trimester Tricks
Last week I listened to a sermon that was on marriage, and I didn’t agree with how it was presented. The sermon was 100% gospel-centered truth. I am sure it was encouraging and convicting to every married couple listening, and I agreed with everything he said. But the problem is that I couldn’t stop thinking about what… Continue reading Honoring Singleness
I want to let you in on the most common source of conflict my husband and I have in our marriage. This may come as a surprise to you, or you may understand because you relate with me on this… it stems from my iPhone. Seems like an innocent little object, right? Everyone has a… Continue reading My #1 marriage conflict
Wedding and engagement season is upon us. Sometimes when I get on Facebook or surf through blogs, I want to scream when I see the articles people share on “5 things to look for in a guy,” or “5 people you should never settle for”… 8 years ago when I was a freshman in college,… Continue reading You Don’t Marry Mr. Right