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Happy Monday y’all!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was pretty eventful! I am so happy that my Christmas shopping is ALMOST done! Fewwwhhh! It is such a great feeling! I mean, I love giving gifts, but goshhhh, sometimes thinking of what to get is sooooo toughhhh, it’s a mood killer, don’t you find?! Oh, and I finally got the CORRECT wedding date on my band(read more on this here)!

On Saturday, Justin and I decided to go to Juliette et Chocolat. It is a restaurant in Montreal, where you can get your chocolate fix, duh! Haha! Anyhow, while sipping on my delicious chai latte, I looked around to get in on some of the happiness and excitement. A couple of tables away from us, there were 4 teenagers: 2 boys and 2 girls. Right away, I noticed that one of the boys was looking shyly at a girl in front of him; I could tell that he liked her. And this made me think.

chai latte

Since I was little, I’ve had so many crushes: in kindergarten, elementary school, high school, college, you name it! We (girls) are always on the look out for our prince charming. Then one day, you meet him. You don’t really think he is your prince charming, but you like him, and decide to give it a try, just because he gives you butterflies in the stomach. And then it happens: you fall in looooove! You fall in love sooooo hard that nothing even matters anymore: the lack of sleep or mad friends, whatever! After going out for a couple of years, an annoying thought starts bugging you: Is he going to propose? When is it going to happen? *Okay, stop denying it, we’ve all been there!* Then before you know it, the day comes, and the love of your life is standing on his knee. You cry, you laugh, and you FREAK OUT! Why? Because there is a huge wedding to plan! But you get over it, and your BIG day ends up being a huge success! When the honeymoon is over and you’re all tan and happy, all of a sudden, it comes to you… you’re stuck… STUCK FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! * So dramatic, eh?! Well, I tried! Haha!*

Okay, stop freaking out for a moment and let me tell you something: Don’t worry that much! There are actually a few good uses for your husbands!

They can paint.

Painting

They can give you a foot massage for free!!! *a definite bonus*

foot massage

You can occasionally hold on to them when you need it.

support

And this one is the best: YOU CAN BLAME IT ON THEM, when it’s actually you who is craving junk food! Ha!

Pizza in Antigua

Fine, I’m not thaaaat bad! And even though I actually enjoy all of the mentioned above benefits, I love my husband very much. But let’s be honest here. It’s not always all moonlight and roses. You have to work on your relationship. And the good news is it’s possible to fall in love with your husband OVER & OVER again! I swear!

I compiled a quick list of ideas on how you can spice up a relationship with your loved one. Enjoy and take some notes!

10 ways to keep on falling in love over & over again

What are your thoughts? How do you keep your relationship fresh and exciting? I LOVE hearing from you!

xoxo
Olena

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What Is Your Marriage Expiration Date?

How would you feel if your marriage or relationship had an expiration date?

YES, I’m super happy with my husband. And, NO, I didn’t hit my head this morning. In fact, last weekend we celebrated our 3-monthaversary of our wedding and we are looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together!

Feeling a bit lost? Don’t worry, I would be too! Let me put things in perspective for you.

The day of our wedding was, without a doubt, the happiest day of our lives! Even though, both of us were super nervous in the morning, waiting impatiently to see each other at the church, I wouldn’t change a thing!

This is me getting ready and about to faint from all excitement, nerves, lack of sleep, you name it!

the morning of

Here is my man, trying to look all confident and faking that ‘I can do it, no big deal’ look, but *we all know* freaking out deep inside.

Happy Justin

This is the moment of truth with nowhere to run.

the moment of truth

Here is us, officially married, super excited for what the future holds for us and ready to celebrate!

Finally married

And, finally, this is us dancing the night away!

dancing the night away

So where did it all go wrong??? What if I told you that it happened here!

making it happen

Haha! Are you even more confused than ever? Don’t worry, even we weren’t aware of what was about to happen! Actually, it took us quite a while to even realize that we had an ‘expiration date’!

So how in the world did we get it???

You see, both of our rings have our names and the wedding date engraved on them…

our wedding bands

About 2 months after the wedding, I was showing my dad our wedding pictures, including the one above. He was really surprised because, with all pre-wedding craziness, I forgot to tell him about this little detail. Obviously, like any great dad, he wanted to take a closer look at my wedding band. And then, it happened! I realized that the date was written wrong: 31.8.31 instead of 31.8.13!!! Can you imagine my shock?! I’m not sure if I even slept well that night!

oh no they got my wedding date wrong

That’s when some of my friends started joking around about the expiration date. Clearly, we went to see a jeweler to fix the error, and guess what? We got a NEW ‘expiration’ date instead: 13.8.31! Haha! Anyhow, I strongly believe that the third time is a charm (right?!?!) and I should have the correct wedding date on my band anytime this week! How crazy is that?!

I mostly laughed about it, but, I have to admit, this little inconvenience got me thinking. The truth is we never know how much time we have left with each other on this Earth. Therefore, we should always cherish our moments together, love each other more, and live our lives to the fullest without any excuses, because any day could be our last. I believe in working on relationships and not in giving up when things get tougher, because as we said at the alter “For better or for worse”!

Now let me ask you. Has anything crazy happened to you on your wedding day? How did you go about it?

xoxo
Olena

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