Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category


99 days.

That’s right. In 99 days, I will officially be Mrs. Malek. Crazy right? It seems like such a short time ago that Matt asked me to be his wife and we kicked off this adventure. Since 8/10/12 (best engagement date ever, btw) there have been registry debacles, ribbons and declarations that we must “DO COOL STUFF.” And now we only have 99 days… which I imagine will fly by just as quickly as those legendary 99 beer bottles fell off of the wall. Between
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a thousand words.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. While I understand that this saying actually derives it’s meaning from the value of data visualization versus a super long explanation (aka “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.”) and NOT cheesy exclamations of love, it comes to mind when I look at our engagement photos. Because there are so, so many THOUSANDS of things I wish I could say to this man every single day and feel like you
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Everyone needs a juicer.

Today, we are working on our wedding registry. We are only one hour in, but I’ve already learned a few important lessons… The internet is totally overwhelming. Macy’s sells things I didn’t even know we needed. Matt is hilarious and has strong opinions about towels. Did I mention that there are things I’m supposed to register for that I don’t understand at all?? Matt really dislikes red towels. We need a juicer. And an Empire Red KitchenAid mixer. Matt thinks the
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Finding Joy

One of the greatest lessons my mother has taught me is to always find joy in the little things. I will admit that as I’ve gotten older (and life has gotten busier) I sometimes forget. In the midst of rushing to the gym, checking out this or that bridesmaid dress, booking that next meeting; I sometimes have to force myself to remember. But then… I met Santa Claus tonight. One of the projects my agency has been working over the past several
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The place for [us].

Things are getting serious around here. Why? We’ve officially booked our reception venue! And every time I think about our Shirley Acres, a few bars from the theme song of one of America’s best loved sitcoms plays through my head. Come on. You know the one! Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for me. Land spreadin’ out so far and wide Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside. Rewinding for a moment… we initially
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