On January 13th, Ryan and I celebrated our 5 year dating anniversary. I can hardly believe it has been that long but at the same time I feel like I’ve been dating him my whole life. Since I didn’t get a chance to write a post for our anniversary, I decided to write one today for Valentine’s Day. I really cannot put into words how much I treasure my friendship and relationship with Ryan. Since the day I met him, he has been one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever met. (PS: here’s the story of how we met in my words and in his words!) Ryan couldn’t come to my senior prom so we went on a dinner date instead! Here’s a picture from that night. Christmas 2014 or 2015? Before my senior year homecoming dance! Taken during a night out bowling my senior year! A selfie from a “scenic turnout” while driving from Oklahoma to Texas to see a Cowboys game! Selfie from our first night in Cancun Taken during our summer in New York Before our first Sixers game together! Another senior year homecoming pic Taken during Temple vs. Notre Dame last year! One of the first pics… View Post

So it’s October 21st and I haven’t posted anything that could be considered “fall” or “Halloween” related. Whoops! I decided to link up with my friend Merisa over at Monogrammed Magnolias for my first (and hopefully not last?) fall blog post of the year! Be sure to drop your link below if you’re posting with us and check out Merisa’s post! We’re talking all about couple costume ideas which is an area of expertise for Ryan and I (kidding… kind of). Because fall is a pretty active season in pipeline, Ryan and I have only dressed up for Halloween together twice. It was a blast both times!

Ryan graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship. Since high school he’s loved money and investing but recently, he has been reading a lot of forums and sharing his new knowledge with me. I asked him if he had any advice for college aged students who are just getting started with saving money and hoping to plan for the future because it would make a really great, helpful blog post. He was reluctant at first (as he is with most blog related things) but then a few nights ago I saw him composing an email and typing away. I asked him what he was doing and he said “I’m writing a post for you!” He finished it that night and sent it over. He is super passionate about money and investing, like I said, so I wasn’t surprised that he did such a great job. I don’t know the first thing about saving money (I don’t have much to save in the first place) so I wanted to make sure this post was easy to read and easy to follow. I hope that you find this helpful and if you have any questions, I… View Post

Happy Ryday! We’re back with another installment of Guys Behind the Blog! I love doing this linkup every month, it’s so much fun to see Ryan’s answers and share them all with you. For those of you who don’t know about this link up, it is hosted by Betsy at Heavens to Betsy and Laura at According to Laura Jean. Each month they come up with a list of questions for their husbands to answer on her blog. This summer, they’re doing it “would you rather” style. I’m excited about this format because I think it’ll be a lot of fun. If you have a significant other, I encourage you to get them to answer the questions! Even if it’s just privately. The Guys Behind the Blog series has allowed me to learn so much about Ryan that I didn’t know before. And that’s hard to do when you’ve been with someone for four and a half years! I’m answering the questions with him again because his answers were short Hopefully for next month’s linkup we will be able to do it in video format! Would you rather have to wear your swimsuit to work OR have to carry around a large beach umbrella open all day at… View Post

Happy Ryday! We’re baaaaack with another installment of Guys Behind the Blog! I love doing this linkup every month, it’s so much fun to see Ryan’s answers and share them all with you. For those of you who don’t know about this link up, it is hosted by Betsy at Heavens to Betsy and Laura at According to Laura Jean. Each month they come up with a list of questions for their husbands to answer on her blog. This month’s questions are all about family and childhood! Here are the questions and Ryan’s answers. If you have a significant other, I encourage you to get them to answer the questions. Even if it’s just privately. The Guys Behind the Blog series has allowed me to learn so much about Ryan that I didn’t know before. And that’s hard to do when you’ve been with someone for four and a half years! I’m answering the questions with him again because his answers were short! In what ways are you the same as your childhood self? Ryan: My observation skills Kayla: I still love being the center of attention lol. What does family mean to you? Ryan: Trust! Kayla: Family means a lot to me. It means… View Post