Monthly Archives: October 2009

TV couples that make marriage look good

Enough with Jon and Kate. Here are my favorite TV couples (some reality, some not). Lets take a look at TV couples who should inspire us to want to be married and not make us want to tear our hair out and scream, “WTF? Ed Hardy? Really? Did you think that was a good idea? Wrong.”

5. ShannonTweed and Gene Simmons
tweedsimmons09840-3Yes, I know that technically these two aren’t even married, but I love their relationship. They obviously value family and make it a point to have fun as a couple.

4. The Little Couple – Jen Arnold and Bill Klein


Despite the adversities that this couple faces, they tackle everything together. Their attitude towards life is certainly admirable and I love how they interact with each other. You can tell by watching them that they are each others best friend.

3. Tori and Dean

tori_spelling_deanOk, so they’re both kind of home wreckers, but they are definitely getting this marriage thing right the second time around. I love how honest they are with one another and how they seem completely comfortable being themselves. Their kids are so super cute too!

2. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
jim_bob__michelle_duggarSay what you want about their religious views, but this couple has it together and are raising a family of respectful, smart kids (18 of them!). It is evident from the show that this couple deeply respects each other and the concept of family. In my book ain’t nothing wrong with that! And yes, I completely realize that Michelle’s hair is circa 1981, but with 18 kids I’m thinking style kind of flies out the window.

1. Jim and Pam from The Office
jam_2Ok, so they’re not real people, but the characters of Jim and Pam are so obviously in love and invested in one another. The shared jokes, sideways looks, and camaraderie between the two is something that we could all use. How cute was the episode of The Office where they get married? Watch the wedding dance again here.

Who are your favorite TV couples?

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Trash the Dress

Trash the Dress is a new phenomenon in wedding photography where brides have photos taken in their wedding gown, sometimes days after the actual wedding, in situations where the dress is most likely going to get dirty or destroyed.

Here’s a great slideshow of Trash the Dress photos.

What do you think about Trash the Dress?

I never thought I would be one of those girls who gets completely invested in my wedding gown, but after spending all that money and falling in love with a gown I can’t imagine myself rolling around in the surf just to get some unique photos.


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The Nature to Nurture

Over the past month or so I’ve been thinking about my role as a woman and soon-to-be wife. With a demanding job, freelance work, putting the condo on the market, planning the wedding and having Trav’s sister move in with us things are moving at an exceedingly fast pace and I was reaching burn out. I’m not special – all of my girlfriends seem to be stretched and stressed to the same levels that I am. C’est la vie I suppose.

nurtureI spend a lot of time and effort giving to other people and nurturing their needs. You see it’s my nature to nurture. It always has been, but recently I started asking the question, “Who is going to nurture me?”

I really struggled with this until I came to the conclusion that I would just need to nurture myself. So I made a vow to say no more often, to treat myself to a monthly massage, to get to bed early, go back to the gym regularly, and to spend more time doing the things that I truly enjoy and not just the things I  feel obligated to do.

Then last Friday I had breakfast with some of my besties and I realized that they are the people who nurture me in a way that no one else can (myself included). Their friendship provides me with peace, support, understanding, laughter, fashion advice, and so much more.

So as women do we have a responsibility to nurture each other as much as we nurture our husbands, children, bosses, coworkers, and family?

My gut feeling is that we have an innate ability to give each other the emotional support that no one else can. After all, no one in this world can relate to the pressure, joy, happiness and challenges that we uniquely face as modern working women.

I walked away from breakfast feeling refreshed and happy. While we don’t all face the same challenges, we certainly can relate to each other in a way that other people can’t.

So here’s to the amazing women in  my life who nurture me. Mwah!

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Awesomely Bad Engagement Photos

Travis and I finally scheduled our engagement photos for November 14. I can’t believe that it took us this long to book them, but gosh life has been busy lately!

I went searching for a little inspiration and came across this site where I got some excellent ideas of what not to do for our photos. Check it out if you need a good laugh!

Love is funny: Awesomely Bad Engagement Photos

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