2015 | A Year In Review

Wow.  It’s finally the last day of 2015!  The year has been quite the roller coaster with its highs and its lows.  It was an interesting chapter of our life that unfortunately included many goodbyes.  Since it’s the last day of the year, it’s time to do a recap of our 2015. JANUARY We kickedRead more

How To Balance Families During The Holidays

Balancing Families During The Holidays | Keating & Co.

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but it’s also a time when newlyweds are faced with a new challenge: who to spend the holidays with.  We’re very fortunate that 95% of our family lives within 30-45 minutes of one another.  This makes it easier to divide up our time during the holidays andRead more

Our 2015 Christmas Photoshoot

Okay so I lied about not doing a post for today.  I caved in because I just had to share these photos with you all!  Zack and I finally did a couples photoshoot yesterday (our first one ever!) and I’m completely obsessed with them!  My best friend, Chelsea is a photographer so for Christmas this year, she offered toRead more

A Quick Guide to Spending the Holidays Apart

A Quick Guide to Spending the Holidays Apart | Why Hello Lovely

The holidays are seriously my favorite time of year ever.  I love the whole atmosphere surrounding the holiday season and being able to spend time with friends and family.  It’s a great time to bring everyone together and see those that you may not see as often throughout the year.  Unfortunately, not everyone is asRead more

He Said, She Said: On Married Life

He Said, She Said: On Married Life | Why Hello Lovely

Good morning everyone!  This isn’t the post I originally had scheduled for today, but last night, I found this awesome post on Heavens to Betsy.  It was a guest post by Rebecca at The Adventures of Bug and Boo where she did an interview with her husband about marriage.  I absolutely loved the idea and had to do it for my ownRead more

A Husband Approved Date Night

As a woman, I love a great date night. In my perfect world, it would include a nice dinner, and maybe a museum visit. Even as I type this, I can see my hubby looking away and hiding a little eye roll! Maybe this is why it’s tough to get most couples (our male half)Read more

LDR 101 | Keeping The Spark Alive

LDR 101: Keeping The Spark Alive | Keating & Co.

One of my biggest worries when Zack left was our ability to stay close and keep the spark alive.  Of course I knew we loved each other and would do everything we could to make it work out, but I legitimately worried that the distance would somehow ruin our entire marriage.  I’ve seen it happenRead more

The 10 Commandments of a Long Distance Relationship

The 10 Commandments of a Long Distance Relationship | Why Hello Lovely

Long distance relationships (aka LDR) suck sometimes.  Of course you have the cute text messages and emotional homecomings and visits, but it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.  An LDR is hard.  Very hard.  It comes with its own set of challenges that “normal” relationships don’t always have to face.  After a lot of thought, IRead more

I Do It Because I Have To

I Do It Because I Have To | Keating & Co.

When people find out Zack is stationed overseas, their first reaction (aside from “wow, that sucks”) is “I don’t know how you do it.” I get it constantly.  And honestly, I had no idea how other people did it either.  I looked at other military spouses who have gone through a dozen deployments and thought they hadRead more

LDR 101 | Dealing With Different Time Zones

LDR 101: Dealing With Different Time Zones | Keating & Co.

A long distance relationship is never easy.  There are so many factors that play into a long distance relationship, especially when it’s between two different countries.  Add in a 13 hour time difference and it makes everything a million times more challenging.  I knew being on the opposite side of the world as Zack wouldRead more