Here’s my contribution to the online obsession with listicles—an eclectic blend of tips, tricks, satire, and helpful collections to get you through the day.


Affordable Touches of Christmas

Affordable christmas decorChristmas is coming, y’all.

Though I have always loved Christmas, it’s taken me a while to jump into the spirit of home decoration. Last year, Chad and I were still in recovery mode after our wedding, and getting into new routines, sorting out new traditions and family nuances. Before that, we were exhausted college students, and used our breaks purely for recovery.

This year, things are different. We are cannon-balling into the holidays, loud, proud, and full of that cheesy cheer.

For the first time ever, I’ve taken the initiative and added a few…Read more

10 Things to Pack for a Fall Camping Trip

IMG_7551In Colorado, the weather is unpredictable. It’s just as likely to snow on the same day that starts out 65 degrees and sunny. You know this, I know this, we all know this.

For some reason, though, my husband and I decided to try our luck at camping, during Colorado’s more vulnerable and unpredictable seasons: autumn.

Other states might have the luxury of a very defined fall, where temperatures start to slowly drop and snow does not rear its white glisten until the winter solstice. The leaves might just have time to fall, gently, and at their own pace, if you don’t live in a place with seasonal reckless abandon.

While that’s simply not the case in Colorado, there are definite perks…Read more

Marred at 22: Listicle Advice for Wedded Bliss

19260601_10214476780736185_3167526561282568595_nAs a writer and former journalist, I think that list-articles—infamously known as ‘listicles’— are in no way, shape, or form a correct method of journalism. They are pretty much trash, that don’t require much thought or skill to compose and removes any need for critical thinking.

Personally, though, I quite enjoy reading listicles. Sometimes to unwind I read through Buzzfeed’s endless list of them, taking note…Read more