Netflix’s new dating show is really cringy, but then again, so is dating!

As yet another snow storm pounded the upper Midwest, I once again turned to my Netflix account for some cabin fever relief. At this point in our record breaking winter, I’ve been through most of the trendy, buzz worthy, series and movies, so when the Netflix Original dating series Dating Around popped up, it lookedContinue reading “Netflix’s new dating show is really cringy, but then again, so is dating!”

How do we know we’re “in love,” and some thoughts on this season of The Bachelor

Happy Valentine’s Day ink.! I try to keep my reality TV observations to one post a season. Some of you are here for The Bachelor/ette tea to be spilled, and as my bracket busting, season watch party lady gang will attest to, I always have plenty of thoughts about what’s going down. However, many of you areContinue reading “How do we know we’re “in love,” and some thoughts on this season of The Bachelor”

Four out of the box Valentine’s Day gift ideas

My husband has always given me flowers for Valentine’s Day, and I love it. I am, admittedly a flowers kind of girl, so it works for me, and is an easy win for him! He, however, is considerably more difficult to buy for. He’s not a big gifts guy, so he doesn’t get too excitedContinue reading “Four out of the box Valentine’s Day gift ideas”

On the couch with Cece, LICSW – Loving through the love languages

Here’s an interesting fun fact about meeting people online. Many popular online dating sites give you a percentage of compatibility. The percentage is largely based on information you put in about yourself, plus information that you put in about what you’re looking for, and then is further refined based on your match history, search preferences,Continue reading “On the couch with Cece, LICSW – Loving through the love languages”

Ladies, stop crushing on fictional sociopaths!

While cold weather has the upper midwest in a vice grip, the Netflix series You is on a hot streak, trending among the most popular options currently on the streaming service. Though I had never heard of the series when it first debuted on Lifetime, I quickly picked up on the buzz surrounding it from friends, socialContinue reading “Ladies, stop crushing on fictional sociopaths!”

I was writing a post about virginity but…, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I started this week by putting together an entire post about virginity. Inspired by the return of The Bachelor and my weekly get together night with my wine and reality TV loving ladies, I had more than a few things to say about the series’ obsession with the fact that this season’s lead is a good-looking,Continue reading “I was writing a post about virginity but…, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Beat online dating in time for Valentine’s Day

I don’t go to the gym on January 1st, and it’s not just because I’ve had a glass, or three, of champagne the night before. The gym is PACKED on January 1st with dozens of new members crowding on cardio equipment and weight racks determined that this new year is going to be THE yearContinue reading “Beat online dating in time for Valentine’s Day”

Revisiting a “pre-marriage” book three and a half years “post-wedding”

It was almost five years ago that my now husband’s picture popped up on my daily match.com list. He was handsome, dressed in a suit for his friend’s wedding with a big boutonniere pinned slightly haphazardly to his lapel. He had kind eyes, a shy smile, and the perfect amount of scruffy facial hair. IfContinue reading “Revisiting a “pre-marriage” book three and a half years “post-wedding””

Passing out on trains, thoughts on the Bachelorette finale, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

As we returned from our 16 day epic adventure this week, it was important to organize our priorities as we readjusted to normal life. After being gone for so long, there are some basic things that need addressing. The laundry needs to be done. The groceries need to be gotten. The mail needs to beContinue reading “Passing out on trains, thoughts on the Bachelorette finale, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

The 5 things I wish people would have told me before I got married

Tomorrow is my third wedding anniversary! Yay marriage. I am a fan. There is a never-ending stream of pre-marital advice available. Books, blog posts, websites, podcasts and, of course, family and friends who have gone before, all offer pearls of wisdom engaged couples should know before “taking the plunge.” Some are amusing, others are sweetContinue reading “The 5 things I wish people would have told me before I got married”