Tips from the two of us

Shirt/Skirt: Thrifted, Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Ann Taylor (via Ebay) Earrings: the Field Museum

Much thanks for all of your encouraging comments; they made my Monday a lot easier.

Today I want to talk about happier things.

Newlywed things. :)

Nick and I have a good great life, right now. But, we also have a lot of important changes and decisions coming up in the near future; what to spend our energy doing, where to live, where to work, what to do for work, etc. So, I want to give you the magical tip that keeps us happy and helps make our relationship work.


It's actually quite simple. I put him first and he puts me first and then we're both taken care of and don't have to look out for our own interests first. We're not perfect at it, but when we keep this way of relating in mind there is less selfishness and more unity of thoughts. Surprisingly we don't spend all of our time asking, "What do you want to do?" "I don't know, what do you want to do?" Most of it is internal. And when situations arise, which they frequently do, we talk it out and figure it out and always know that we're the most important person to the other and that they want our happiness above anything else.

I am the most important to him!

And he is the most important to me. This is one of the big anchors that keeps our relationship steady.

(Ship-pun not originally intended, but then definitely intended.)

This works for us.


  1. You look really lovely in these photos, I'm loving the yellow. Also this is a really wonderful sentiment for being in a relationship. I'm sure you have your ups & downs like everyone else but it sounds like you two were really made for each other.

  2. Darling! I love the yellow shirt&shoes! How happy!
    Good luck!


  3. putting my husband first is definitely something i'm working on as a 20 year old newlywed. the fact that you and your hubby can truly focus on one another is amazing and i admire that.

    thanks for stopping by my blog and i hope you'll stick around. oh and thanks for introducing me to your blog :)

    mrs. dtf

  4. I think you look fantastic in that honey yellow color. How fun paired with that flippy skirt!

  5. loving the bright yellow + relationship advice. :)

  6. First, love the outfit. Second, I really hear you! As a (rather) newlywed couple with a baby on the way, we also are learning so much about really hearing each other's heart in situations. Congratulations on having found the Right One!!!

  7. i have an almost identical skirt (also thrifted)!

    it's nice to hear about couples really making it work.

    and thank you for visiting my blog!

  8. The skirt is awesome... and the advice! :)

  9. Great tip ;) Seems easy, but sometimes it's hard to remember. Love the top and the skirt by the way!

  10. Your hair is GORGEOUS! You look amazing :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  11. You look beautiful in these photos! I lvoe the outfit and those yellow shoes are so so cute! You and your husband sound like a great pair, :)


Thanks for your nice words. I appreciate them so much.