7 Communication Tips That Can Save Your Marriage

7 Communication Tips That Can Save Your Marriage | KeatingBartlett.com

One of the keys to a successful marriage is good communication skills. I admit, I’ve always been the queen of horrible communication. I hold grudges, I’m bad at listening, I always have to have the last word, I get heated easily. These aren’t the best traits to have if you want to be able toRead more

Creating New Year Resolutions With Your Spouse

This is the second year that Zack and I have decided to create our own New Year resolutions. I saw another couple do this and though “Wow! Why haven’t I thought of that?”. We spend so much time creating goals for ourselves each year, but it’s not typical that a couple would create resolutions together for theirRead more

Our Cross-Country Road Trip | Days 1 & 2

Our Cross-Country Road Trip Days 1-2 | Why Hello Lovely

Start: Portland, ME | End: Havelock, NC Distance traveled: 886 miles | Time: 17 hours States driven through: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Cities seen: New York City; Richmond, VA. (thankfully we bypassed Boston and DC). Happy Thursday! As of two days ago, we are officially California bound. As you read this, we are actually on day 3Read more

Living In Limbo

Living In Limbo | Why Hello Lovely

It’s that time of month, ladies.  I know, I know.  That may be a bit of an overshare.  But I’m just not handling it well.  It’s yet another month where this girl still isn’t pregnant.  I had him home for three weeks and still nothing.  As much as we both want to start our family, Zack and IRead more

Our 2016 Marriage Resolutions

Our 2016 Marriage Resolutions | Keating & Co.

This year, I wanted to do something a little different.  Of course I did my usual New Year’s resolutions, but then I also wanted to do ones specifically for my marriage.  This year apart has been such a challenge for us so far.  We argue more than we’ve ever argued before and some days weRead more

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

5 Things You Should Eliminate From Your Marriage

5 Things You Should Eliminate From Your Marriage | Why Hello Lovely

Marriage consists of a lot of trial and error so in the last couple years, I’ve learned a lot about what is good and not good for a marriage.  Because of this, we’ve made many changes which have even included eliminating certain individuals from our life.  It hasn’t been easy, but we know it will beRead more

3 Month Check-In

3 Month Check-In | Why Hello Lovely

We are officially done with month 3 and we’re now 25% done with this year long separation!  Whoo!  Can you feel the excitement?!  It feels great to know that we’ve already hit a milestone.  This past month has been a breeze compared to the first two months.  Of course I still had my rough moments,Read more