Tag Archives: Sleeping Together

Heads Up! (A Brief Interruption From Kitchen Progress to Score a Sweet Deal)

As promised in yesterday’s post about our cardboard kitchen cabinets, today is a totally non-related-to-the-kitchen post. For this post, we’re jumping all the way from one end of our house to the other–our bedroom! Yup, we bought a headboard this week. It was totally unexpected and totally awesome. To back up and tell the whole […]

Great Drapes!

Sorry for the absence, guys. It’s been a crazy week. For one thing, I’ve been sick. For another thing, I almost crashed our blog on Wednesday night while trying to make some style changes. We’re still in the process of getting over both, but I have been well enough to finally turn my attention to […]

Master Plan for the Master Bedroom

We finally got around to doing some shopping for our bedroom and had decent luck, all things considered. (We accidentally went to the mall during the tax-free weekend. Yikes.) We bought a mattress protector for our new mattress. Nothing fancy there, but it’s a necessity. (It’s to protect our new mattress, which we scored for […]

It’s Bed Time!

It’s bed time. And even though hitting the sheets right now might feel good, it’s not currently possible…since we have no sheets at the moment…since today, this happened: We found a sweet deal for a new mattress and box springs on Groupon* awhile back and since our mattress is more than 6 years old and […]

An (Even) Nicer Nightstand

By now, I’m sure you guys have seen my nightstand transformation from this: to this: I definitely love this little guy’s design. Also, I found out via my aunt that it actually did belong to my great-grandparents. In fact, she remembers the exact furniture store where my Great-Grandma bought him and where he sat in […]

Last night…

Last night as Hubs and I fell asleep in our usual “sleeping position,” I dozed off and had some sort of bad dream. It had only been a few minutes so it was pretty early in the night to roll over and change positions but I was awake and needed a hug anyway so I […]

No more tears…

No this isn’t a commercial for some sort of extra gentle baby shampoo, but yes, I am talking about tears, the things that fall from our eyes when we are hurt or upset, not to be confused with tears, or rips in paper or clothing. The English language is confusing. Sheesh. But I did spend […]

Sleep-cheating…a confession

Well guys, I have a confession to make. I sleep in sometimes. In fact, compared to my hard-working Hubs, I sleep in almost every day. See, he gets up around 6:45 a.m. every day to get ready for work. He leaves around 7:05 or 7:10. (Yup, he’s quick.) I get up when he’s finishing up […]

Back at home

Well, guys, did you miss me? If you did, I was missing you, too! And if not, well, I wasn’t thinking of you at all either. So there! Just kidding. I missed you all. Anyway, the past 2 weeks were crazy busy for us newlyweds as we worked 12+ hour days at the fair and […]

From newlyweds to the rest of our lives

First of all, did you all see yesterday’s post? I’m trying to work on some new ideas for the blog and really want some input for you. Please take a minute to leave me a comment and give me some feedback on what sort of posts you like most and what is your favorite things […]

The 10 Best Things About Being a Newlywed

I’ve had some time to think about marriage recently, and I’ve compiled a list that I thought was important enough to share with all of you. Ready? Let’s go. (Note: This list is not at all intended to be taken totally seriously, unless of course, you are a newlywed, or can remember being one, and […]

Self-soothing – “Breathe”

Hubs and I don’t have kids yet, but when we do, we’re planning to teach them to self-soothe. (After they are old enough for that, obviously. We’re not sure what age that is yet, but we’ll figure that out when we get there.) Anyway, self-soothing kids isn’t really what I wanted to talk about. I’m […]


Sometimes, Hubs and I are lazy. Usually though, we’re pretty busy. That’s great, because we love being active and visiting family and friends. But, it means we have lots of long weekends away from home, so sleeping in isn’t usually an option. And sometimes, as newlyweds, our night-time snuggle time interrupts would could be sleeping […]

“U”nderstanding Each Other

Hubs and I are different. A lot different. I am a 50% rational and 50% emotional. Usually the rational part wins over, but when it’s time to be emotional, boy, do I get emotional! Hubs is 80% rational and 20% emotional.* This can make it hard to communicate. Case in point? Last night, about 11:15pm, […]

“Q”uiet Time Together

We’re going to bed early tonight. Why? Because we need some quiet time together. It’s time to focus on some time for us. Lately, we’ve been busy a lot. House-hunting, hosting guests on our couch, work, job hunting, running races, watching TV, going to soccer games…you know, just enjoying our life together. And all that […]

“N”ine o’clock bedtime…

Last night I was tired. So, so tired. I was tired because I’ve been a little sick. I was tired because I ran a half marathon on Saturday. I was tired because my body hurt… all over. So I went to bed at 9:00. Hubs and his brother stayed up to watch some show on […]

“F”ridays… but not a usual one

We like Fridays as much as the next person. But as newlyweds, they’re even more special because it usually means a night that we get to stay up and just hang out with no bed time…since we have to get up at 6 AM on weekdays. Sometimes we stay up late, sometimes we just go […]

What Hubs thinks…

Tonight I asked Hubs what was an issue in our marriage. I wasn’t trying to start a fight, I just needed something to blog about tonight. Here’s the things he listed, in order of how they occur throughout the day. 1. “You waking me up before my alarm.” 2. “There’s hair on the bathroom floor. […]

Time for us

Spending time together is a huge priority for Wyatt and I. We are happiest when we’re just being with each other, no matter what we’re actually doing. Hubs was gone to New York City all last week. It was not fun. Of course, we made it through just fine. (Even though Hubs forgot the “phone routine” […]

In my head at 6 a.m.

Mornings when I go to my internship, I get up at 6. It’s pretty unfortunate. I hear my alarm, hit snooze, and roll over. I grunt and moan a little bit. Hubs pushes and shoves on me, tries to get me to be quiet so he can go back to sleep. It helps me get […]

What WE did for Valentine’s day…

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. There were no roses and no chocolates. No fancy dinner. And that’s FINE. Because Hubs and I never really celebrated Valentine’s Day that much when we were dating, and we figured there was no real reason to start now. Two years ago, I got him […]

Searching for inspiration…

Lately, I haven’t been feeling all that inspired to write a blog post. (Sorry!) I think it’s because I’ve been a bit bummed out the past two days. I’ll not get into all of it, but basically, the job search and some other random, silly things have been working on me. So, I’ll just use […]

Lost in the sheets…

About 9:00 this morning, I realized I could only see out of one eye. Dangit. So I rubbed a bit, carefully of course, because rubbing my eyes with my contacts in sometimes makes the contacts fall out. And I blinked a lot and tried to focus better. But to no avail. Because I still couldn’t […]

Lesson #11: 6 months in…

Today, Hubs and I have been married for 6 months. I can’t believe how amazing it is to be married to my best friend. He’s the cheese to my macaroni and the butter to my bread. Can you tell I love my husband? And that I love carbs? Before we were married, I felt a […]

Five loads of laundry later…I had plenty of time to think about this…

I didn’t have to work today which was a huge blessing because I really needed to get motivated to get back into the swing of housework. Hubs and I had a great little staycation and restful couple of days over the long weekend and our apartment certainly showed evidence of the lazy nights we had […]

“Honey, how’s your belly?” (Another sleep-talking adventure)

On Christmas night, we indulged in a late dinner of delicious, rich, and not-so-healthy appetizers and sweets aplenty at my parents’ house before opening gifts together. When we went to bed, Hubs had a bit of a bellyache. Now, normally, this wouldn’t have been an issue, but since my sister had been sick the day […]

Christmas time…was here…

First of all, I want to say that I hope all of you had a great Christmas and that I missed all of you very much during our crazy Christmas spectacular. I apologize for my lack of blogging, but as we were traveling for five days to celebrate seven Christmases, I hope you’ll forgive me […]

Stealing things is a lot different than stealing joy

Friday night was not a great night here in newlywedville. (Yes, I know that’s not a real word, or a real place.) Just to give you some background information, neither Hubs nor I owned a credit card before we got married. In fact, we had a slight panic before the wedding when we were trying […]

Thoughts on bed and bedtime…

This morning I did NOT want to get out of bed. I suspect these reasons as to why. 1. It was cold in our apartment and warm in the bed. You do the math. 2. It’s Monday morning and I have a mountain of weekend laundry to do. 3. I have 2 suitcases, 1 little […]

In sickness…

(First of all, I need to offer an apology for my absence lately. You’ll understand after reading this post.) On Friday night/Saturday morning at approximately 12:30 am, it started. I was sick. Sick, sick, sick, sick, sick. We both suspect food poisoning. (Don’t worry, our Friday night Thanksgiving meal sharers, we don’t blame anyone!) But […]