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Today is my husband and I's four year wedding anniversary and I am SO happy. I feel so blessed to have such a loving, handsome, supportive, and just overall amazing husband. Sometimes I find myself just staring at him trying to figure out what I did so good to deserve such an amazing man. I thank God daily for bringing him into my life. Not trying to be so mushy, but it's truly how I feel! He's basically the G.O.A.T. to me! :)

In a marriage, not only is it super important to have a friendship with your spouse, but you also have to continuously encourage each other and be each other's biggest cheerleader. My husband supports everything I do and every big crazy idea I have, he's always on board. He's my personal hubbographer for this blog and anytime I am feeling discouraged, he's always encouraging me to keep going. Support should go both ways. I make it my mission to encourage and support my husband as much as I can. I KNOW how important it is to anyone to feel supported and valued. It's always easy to think about the ways we as women want to feel supported and encouraged, but we have to make sure we are reciprocating it to our men.

Falling in love is easy. SO easy to do. Staying in love takes work, sacrifice, and selflessness. We can't just go through the motions of marriage each day and expect it to thrive. We as women can get caught up sometimes in all the things we want; buy me flowers, tell me I'm beautiful, open the car door for me, do romantic sweet nothings. It's okay to want those things, but in the midst of wanting those things, we have to also put loving and encouraging our husbands into practice as well. A little bit goes a long way ladies!

So, I'm here to tell you guys 4 ways you can encourage your husband and you can put it into practice today if you have been slacking a little bit (it happens sometimes). Try one of these things and see your relationship shift in a positive direction. There's so many ways, but I'm sticking with 4 for the theme of this being our four year anniversary. :)

4 Ways to Encourage Your Husband
1. Tell Him He's A Great Husband (Often)
Tell him he's great and that you love him often! Say THANK YOU and mean it.  Look him in the eyes and tell him the things you admire about him and make sure he hears you. Men like to hear these things, too.
2. Pray for Him Daily
I pray for my husband more than I pray for myself. This is the most powerful thing you can do for your husband. If you see they are going through a lot, stressed out, give them encouragement by prayer and giving them scriptures that may help them through it.

3. Listen Intently to What He Has to Say
We as women always want to be heard, right? Well, our husbands do too! When they get the urge to share some crazy idea or just details of their day with you, listen closely and give feedback. Show support and let them know you will be there and ride no matter what.
4. Make Your Home Peaceful
This is a big one. If your husband goes out and works all day, they should be able to come home and have peace. The home should be a peaceful place for the both of you because there's already so much chaos in the world. Do NOT nag at your husband as soon as he gets home. It's easy to do.. especially if you've had a rough day. Try to refrain and give them a little time to unwind.

What are some ways you encourage your husband/spouse? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading! xo

I'm so excited for today's post because I will be sharing some of my favorite swimsuits for 2019! This is the perfect time to buy swimwear and swimsuits because every store is pretty much putting new ones out right now! By the time summer gets here, all the cute swimsuits are usually gone or picked over, so I always like to stock up this time of year. Not to mention, I like traveling in the spring to beaches too and not just in the summer, so you'll need new swimsuits now too!
First let me give you the details about the swimsuit above that I am OBSESSED with! This Swimsuit is from Red Dress Boutique and I love it SO much. The colors are so vibrant and perfect for spring/summer. It also fits true to size! Now, for the rest of my picks. I'm going to split them up into categories to make it easier for you to shop! They will be separated by price and style. Keep in mind that a lot of these are currently ON SALE(!), so I would shop quickly if I were you. If you have any questions about any of the swimsuits listed here, please don't hesitate to let me know. Are you excited? Because I am! :) Let's get into it guys!

Swim Shop Categories
- Two Piece Under $15
- One Piece Under $15
- Two Piece Under $30
- One Piece Under $30
- Two Piece Under $50
- One Piece Under $50
- Two Piece Under $100
- One Piece Under $100

Two Piece Under $15

One Piece Under $15

Two Piece Under $30

One Piece Under $30

Two Piece Under $50

One Piece Under $50

Two Piece Under $100

One Piece Under $100

What's your favorite swimsuit style? Thanks so much for reading! xo

 April means anniversary time for hubby and I, and honestly I couldn't be more excited! Any milestones my husband and I reach just make me so happy and make me feel even more blessed to have him in my life. Interesting story, we had to go to the bank earlier this week and the guy who worked there was asking us a lot of questions about our marriage. He asked how long we had been married and then he asked how long we had been together. On our anniversary, it'll be four years we are celebrating, but Marcus and I have been together for almost 10 years now. The guy at the bank was saying how people tend to not care about all of the years you put in before marriage and I couldn't agree more! Ten years, even if six of them weren't married years, is a huge accomplishment and I just feel so happy that it doesn't even FEEL like it has been 10 years! It feels new and more fresh and fun every single day!
Our relationship just keeps getting better and better because we make it a priority to have fun together. We both have busy schedules (Marcus definitely being more busy than me at times) and we don't always get along, but no matter what at the end of the day we always find room for fun. We laugh together every single day. Even when I'm PISSED at him, he can make me laugh y'all and that really just makes me so mad! But it also makes me feel happy that our friendship is so strong that arguments can't keep us from having fun, and I honestly couldn't ask for more. Think about your friendships. Who are the friends you more than likely want to be around the most? Probably the ones you have fun with! Marriage should be held to the same regard and I can truly say that Marcus is without a doubt my closest friend.

As far as finding what that fun looks like for you in your relationship, it'll take you digging into what you guys like. Find what similarities you guys have and even what differences that could possibly become similarities. What fun looks like for us may not look like fun for you, but I'm here to share four ways we keep our marriage fun in hopes that it will inspire you to spark some fun in your own relationship.
4 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Fun

1. Plan Date Nights Regularly
You should always remember to keep dating each other in a marriage. Try doing exciting new date nights together. Sips N Strokes is a fun date night or even rock climbing! Want some at home date night ideas? You can find some other cool and unique date ideas here.

2. Travel Together
It's no secret that Marcus and I always have the travel bug! Exploring new places together is so much fun. It doesn't have to always be far places, but you can travel on road trips together on a weekend getaway. I always think it's important to plan at least one trip a year with your significant other. As cliche as it may sound, you only live once!
3. Be Silly Together
My phone is FULL of hilarious videos of Marcus and I acting so silly together. They are amazing and I love watching them over and over again and just reminding myself how blessed I am to have him in my life. He gets annoyed sometimes when I pull my phone out to record him, but when we watch them back months later together, we both just laugh so hard that I know it's worth it.
4. Flirt With Each Other
So people think it's crazy that my husband and I still text and talk throughout the day like we are just starting to date. It's so natural for us though! If one of us leaves the house before the other, we text good morning when we get up. We check on each other throughout the day, and we send flirty text messages sometimes too. Those types of things don't have to stop just because you're married. I think they should increase honestly because there's no barriers and you know you'll be in each other's arms that night. ;)

What are some things you and your significant other do to keep your relationship fun? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading! xo

Happy April friends!
I hope no one played any too harsh jokes on you yesterday. :) It has been so long since I have played any April Fool's jokes on people that I kind of forget about it. I did see a fun one on Facebook where a wife saved all of her Amazon boxes and then put them outside for her husband to find so it would look like she had done some serious shopping, haha! My husband would have FREAKED!

Anyway, I'm so excited to be in a brand new month and especially this particular month! So many exciting things happening and I can't wait! If you read this post then you already know a couple of the major things I am looking forward to this spring season, and two of those things are happening this month! My husband (Marcus) and I will be celebrating our four year wedding anniversary on the 11th, and then at the end of the month I will be attending the Nashville Cocktail Festival! I'm SOOO excited! I went to one of the events last year, so I'm super excited to attend a couple more this year and don't worry.. you'll hear all about it afterwards!

Marcus and I just got back from Palm Beach, FL on Sunday and we had the BEST time! I wore this jumpsuit to dinner one of the nights we were there and got so many compliments! It's super comfortable, super cute, and did I mention it has pockets? WIN. I'm a sucker for a cute jumpsuit! I am extremely obsessed with traveling and my husband has to tell me to relax a lot because if it was up to me, we would just keep going and going! We have some financial goals we are trying to reach this year, so some of our travel plans may get put on hold. Have to do the responsible thing sometimes, right?

As for the rest of life now? It's good! My husband and I are still recording our podcast weekly and loving it. We have a great time with it! I've been feeling more motivated than ever when it comes to growing my blog and I finally feel like I'm back where I want to be. I've been spending a lot of time with my family and close friends and I'm honestly happier than I have been in a long time! Last year was kind of rough on me and I know I didn't really talk about it much on here and I promise I will in due time. You know how when there's a story you have a beginning, rise, climax, fall, and then the resolve? Well, I think I'm still in the falling stage, but in a good way! As soon as I get closer to the resolution, I will be updating you guys. Get ready though, I'm sure it'll be a long post. :)

What are you looking forward to this month? I'd love to hear about it!

Thank you so much for reading! xo
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