Marriage Happenings #5

Hi everyone! If you’re new here and don’t necessarily know what this post is about, please check out my first post of this series here.

Much like the last few months, I don’t think I have much to write this time around. However, I’ll gladly give you what I can. I hope you enjoy! ♥

Him: Come in here; I have something to show you.
Me: Are you gonna surprise me?
Him, slyly: Maybe…
Me: You better not have your dick out.


Me: *opening applesauce for a snack*
Him: So, I discovered that if you sandblast the toilet with shit, it keeps it clean!
-He then goes into detail about his atrocious BM earlier that morning-
Me: I just wanted to eat my applesauce…


Me, with a ring pop: Propose to me again.
Him: Booty booty booty rockin everywhere.
Me: Jacob oh my god seriously say something nice.
Him: If you were a dinosaur you’d be an awesome-saurous-rex and its not because your arms are short.
Me: Say something nice that doesn’t have to do with my butt or me being a dinosaur.


Me, teaching him French: Qu’est-ce que ce? *points to foot*
Me: Hint..The English turned it into a word that means “a person walking on the street.”
Him: Hooker?
Me, dying laughing at this point: YIELD TO HOOKERS IN THE CROSSWALK OH MY GOD.

That’s all I have for this month, so I hope it’s enough to keep you going for another little while! If you’re staying up to date with me on social, you’d know that there have been quite a lot of changes for me lately (which explains my untimeliness), but I’m working hard to get back on a schedule!

If you want to see more, please check out my other Marriage Happenings posts, which can be found via the search bar on my main page♥

Until next time,

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U. S. Blogosphere

Hi everyone! I’ve seen a lot of twitter pods happening lately, so I created one specifically for US Bloggers. It’s so damn hard to find each other! 

Then I thought, “Why stop there?” So I also created a brand new (active) Facebook group! It’s called U. S. Blogosphere and I’d love for you to join! 

P. S. If you want in on the twitter pod just for some fun conversation, get ahold of me on twitter @ForgedOpulence 🙂 

Until next time,


Marriage Happenings #4

As you probably know by now, we’ve been completely tied up with moving for the last while, so I haven’t really thought to write anything down. Instead of this post being the usual “funny things about marriage,” it’ll be more like a small update for you.

Here are some funny things we’ve been up to for the last month:

  • I waited until last minute to pack up the old house, so I was literally packing up the wall decorations as Jacob was loading the truck.
  • We spent an entire three week period at the new house, just trying to get it cleaned enough that we could move in. It took me three days to scrub down the kitchen cabinets, that are now a new color. It took my husband three days to scrub out the oven – which we thought was black – but is actually robin’s egg blue. Now imagine all of that, but all over the entire house. I’m not kidding.
  • Jacob accidentally mixed chlorine bleach and ammonia while cleaning the bathroom and almost gassed us both out. Woo!
  • It took us two trips (and me driving, which I don’t do) to get everything to the new house. Not because we have a bunch of crap, but because we ordered a 15′ truck from UHaul and when I measured the truck, it was about 10′ – they lie. Never trust UHaul.
  • After the truck fiasco, we were then overcharged for it because the drop off attendant didn’t enter our return time correctly. It took a week to get resolved.
  • Right before we got the first load off the truck, I noticed that my cat was nowhere to be found. Of course, she’s the one that isn’t chipped. So I spent an hour running around the house screaming and crying for my damn cat. Mind you, I had already made my laps around our property and the new neighborhood, and I ripped apart everything in the house. Where was she? She somehow got herself wedged inside a recliner. She just felt like she wanted to chill there so she wasn’t moving or making a sound the entire time I was FREAKING OUT.
  • I ripped the bottom lining out of the recliner. No more furniture hidey spots.
  • We decided to refinish some furniture right after we moved in, because who doesn’t love more projects, right? Long story short, my husband thought it was good idea to have me stain furniture that’s bigger than I am so I ended up looking like a Dalmatian. Apparently my body parts are like magnetically pulled toward things that will hurt me or leave ebony wood stain marks for a week.
  • Jacob and I were finally able to get back into our old MySpace accounts. Oh man. Ohhhh mannnnn.


That’s about it for the fun. Or at least that’s all that I can remember (maybe for a reason, haha). I’ve already got some things written down for next month, so hopefully that’ll be a little easier and more entertaining to read!

Until next time,


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Marriage Happenings #2

Hi everyone! If you’re new here and don’t necessarily know what this post is about, please check out my first post of this series here.

Unfortunately, I don’t have much to write this time around since we’ve just been so engrossed in moving that I haven’t been able to catch my breath. I’ll share with  you the one thing I managed to write down and then I’ll give you guys a little life update below. I hope you enjoy!

Me: *Viciously grabs his butt because reasons*


Me: *cackles uncontrollably*


Update: I did. No regrets.

LifeandBlogUpdateOkay, so now for the actual life update/chatty side of this post. Life just hasn’t been slowing down at all lately. We got the news that we were going to move last month, I got sick a little over a week ago, and also for the last week our house has been ripped apart because of all of the maintenance issues we’ve had here.

I literally haven’t been able to get anything done in terms of planning our move and getting started with the process, let alone getting any other work done. Every time I turn around, there’s another issue with this house that keeps us from using one room or more at a time. Coupled with the fact that as of the last week, we’ve had maintenance, management, painters, plumbers, and contractors in and out like crazy and I don’t see that ending any time soon. In all, we might have maybe a week of peace in this house before we leave. Maybe. 

On top of the issues I’ve written about multiple times in multiple places, we’ve been desperately trying to get ahold of management here to have them fix the major issues in our townhouse before we move so it’s not pinned back on us like we wrecked the place. After months of little to no contact, no matter what we tried, we decided to email the owner of the company to let him know the condition of his property. What do you know? We got hoards of people in our house the next day fixing every last thing that they could find. One of those things happened to be the pipes behind the wall in our laundry room.

Now, the funny part about this is that about two weeks ago, we called to have work done because the dryer that we had been renting from management caught on fire mid-cycle and obviously that was concerning. All I wanted was to have the units removed and the vent flushed before I bought a brand new pair and had them delivered. Did that get done? No. The units got removed almost a week later and the vent was never cleaned, so we had no other choice but to move our new units in anyway.

When they finally came on Thursday to take care of the mess that is our house, they noticed that there was yet another leak behind the laundry room wall, even though “all of the pipes were replaced last summer.” Apparently, they were not. So we had to have our wall ripped open once again, which took four days for them to come and patch up. During the patching process, they got drywall and paint all over my brand new dryer, which was clear across the room, and then left the mess for us to clean  up. I’m not happy. So I spent a couple hours last night soaking everything in the room to get the drywall dust off, and scraping the paint off of my new dryer with my nails so I didn’t damage it more. This is on top of being sick. Still.

I know I’ve said this before, but I seriously can’t wait to move. All this being said, I really hope you all understand why my blog has been so lacking and I haven’t been as timely with my updates as I would like. There’s just a lot going on right now that takes priority. Just know that I’m  making every attempt I can to not let my blog fall to the wayside. Please send some encouragement my way if you’re into that sort of thing! Lord knows I need it still, haha.



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Life & Blog Update #1

I know this post is long overdue (a month to be exact), but things have been pretty hectic around here. If you want to know everything that’s been going on in my life and with my blog, keep reading! ♥

Blog News

So, I’m about halfway past due for my Project Pan Update #2, even after I promised an update #1.5 to tell you about my goals. Right before the goals post went up, I dislocated my ankle (on my anniversary), so that just didn’t happen as I had other things to worry about. And then as I should have been posting my second update, we found out that we’re moving again. Like I said.. hectic.

That being said, I think I’m going to try to combine #1.5, 2, &3 – so you’ll get a gigantic update on 4/15. I can’t promise this because I literally have no idea how busy we’ll be with transitioning, but I’ll try my best. I’m sure you want to read about my progress (and my final inventory value ($$$$$)) as much as I want to get my empties off of my dresser haha. If things are just too chaotic around the house, in all reality… I’ll have to end up pushing things to June, probably. That’s why I’m really hoping to get one up on or by 4/15 if at all possible. I literally have no idea what’s going on with anything.

However, for this month, I’m going to try my best to get everything back on track and resume some normalcy.. or at least at much as possible. Wish me luck!

Life Update

So, as you may have read, I’m moving. We just got the news a few days ago, and it was completely unexpected. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you’d know that the house we leased for the last 13 months has basically been falling apart around us. We’ve had 10  major leaks up to this point, and the last one has gone unfixed for two months. For the longest time, we didn’t have the resources to get out of here, so we were planning on just sucking it up for another lease term until we could get everything situated. Thankfully, one of our friends is moving across the country and was gracious enough to set us up with their house.

That being said, this whole “moving transition” is essentially starting now and won’t end until the second week of June. It’s going to be a long and super messy process. Not only do we have to figure out the leasing situation on this house and try to get everything fixed before we leave (because they’ll end up keeping our deposits and charging us damages for things we didn’t cause – because they’re assholes, to be frank), but the other house is a fixer-upper and we’ll be living with our friend until they fully transition across the country. When I say living, I really mean helping them move and then taking care of our business. So much mess.

If you want more detail, please keep reading. I just wanted to keep this short for the most part for those of you who just wanted to check in. ♥

So, our  master shower started leaking into my downstairs again on 01/28. On 01/30, we were told by maintenance that everything would be fixed and good to go (meaning they were finally going to rip out the shower and replace it completely) in two weeks. Here we are two months later and they’ve only been to the house once. ONCE in two months to get this thing fixed. I’m beyond livid. I’ve been literally stuffing myself up their asses to try to get this resolved, or to at least get some answers, to no avail.

On top of the shower thing, I can’t get any information on our lease extension either. I already was told that we can have one for one month (just to make moving a bit easier on us), but have yet to see any paperwork. In order for us to be out by June and not have to pay more massive amounts of rent, I need to have something to sign by the last day of this month. Which is in less than a week.

I’ve dealt with a lot of crappy landlords, but I’ve literally never been so disgusted by a management company in my entire life. Words can’t even explain whatever it is that I’ve been feeling for months now. I mean, this was supposed to be our first house as a married couple and it’s turned into a complete shit show. I’ve lived here for over a year and not once has it felt like home. It’s awful.

God, I can’t wait to move. Even if that means there’s so much more work in store for me.. I. Can’t. Wait.

That being said, thank you for reading if you’ve made it this far! I really appreciate it. Oh, and wish me luck! If you want to see the entire process, please feel free to follow me on SnapChat (@ForgedOpulence) – Lately I’ve been snapping a bunch of decluttering,  if that’s your schtick. You can find my other social media linked under my “Contact” tab♥



10 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage

I’m completely aware that this is a little redundant since yesterday I posted a different list, but seeing as today is my one year wedding anniversary♥, I thought this post was called for.

I’m happy to say that marriage is a lot more than I ever thought it could be. Knowing that we both have family that have struggled with it, and I have friends that are kind of fumbling now, I figured I’d put a few things out into space that might help people. Hell, maybe one day I’ll need to look back on this post to remind myself of certain things. Who knows? So here are ten things I’ve learned about marriage in no particular order:

  1. You can be married without losing your individuality. My husband and I are polar opposites, and that’s what makes our marriage fun, and probably what makes it work so well. We appreciate each other’s quirks and we encourage each other to not lose touch with what makes us happy as individuals.We make it a priority to constantly learn new things about each other as well as have new experiences together.
  2. Communication is everything. I’ve been in so many relationships where we just yelled at each other, but my husband and I make a point to talk to each other and keep an open mind about everything. We’ve literally only fought once in our entire relationship, even before we got married. That was because I was having a rough time and he was pissing me off. But even during that little spiff, we still kept talking to each other. Never stop talking. It’s that old saying of “never go to bed angry,” but simplified.
  3. Humor is super important. Make sure you’re constantly finding new things to laugh at, even if it’s each other. If you can’t have fun together (even if it’s at someone’s expense), the excitement will probably end up snuffing out at some point.
  4. Cherish your quality time together – phones down! I know it’s really easy to get sucked into things like Facebook just because of everything that’s going on around you, but you’ll benefit from the quiet without your phone. You can’t really enjoy each other if both of your faces are glued to screens. Don’t put yourself in a position to look back one day and wish you paid more attention to your spouse than social media.
  5. Your partner will still love you even if you’re gross sometimes. You’ll both get sick eventually. Kids are gross. Everyone poops. Those are facts of life. Be comfortable with yourself and with your partner. Eventually something gross will happen and you’ll need to realize that it’s okay and normal. I’m still working on this one, to be honest – I’ve given my husband an enema and I have yet to poop with the door open. It’ll come eventually, because I’m 100000% sure that that level of comfort and reassurance is completely necessary long term.
  6. No one can prepare you for taking care of someone when they’re sick. I always thought that I’d be perfectly fine dealing with the flu or whatever else life could throw at me, but when you’re faced with it….oh no. You have to remember that you love that puddle of germs and mess that’s really angry because they feel like garbage, and sometimes it’s really hard. I can’t even imagine what going through a critical illness is like, and I don’t want to, but I give kudos to the people that are in that position. A bad cold is a challenge in itself. This will be one of those times where it sucks, but just power through.
  7. Every decision you make from “I Do” until.. will be “our” decision. You don’t always have to concede to your partner, but you do always have to keep them in mind. Even on stupid things like deciding when and how to clean something. Every little thing matters. Never be afraid to ask how they feel about whatever because you might end up being surprised by the answer, but you’ll always be glad you asked.
  8. You still have to sacrifice in marriage. Go to that thing your wife wants you to because it’ll make her happy. Splurge a little on stupid things to break up the monotony of every day life. Let your husband go out for a drink with his boys if he wants to. You shouldn’t ever expect everything to go your way, or your spouse to be at your mercy. Give a little and you’ll get a little in return.
  9. Realize that no one is perfect, and find happiness in that fact. Even if something bothers you for a while, eventually you’ll learn to love it anyway, even if it still irks you sometimes. Your spouse will make decisions you don’t agree with. They’ll do things that absolutely gross you out or piss you off. Embrace your differences and it’ll help you grow as a person.
  10. The only opinions about your marriage that matter are yours and your partner’s. You’re only married to one person. You’re not married to your cousins, grandparents, in-laws, and parents too. If you’re happy in your marriage and your partner is happy in your marriage, everyone else can eat it.

I firmly believe that getting married was the best decision I ever made, and that being married has made me a better person. I really hope that some of the things I’ve learned can help you or maybe give you a new insight, at the very least.

Let me know what you think! Are there any tips you’d like to share? What have you learned from being married? Did what I said make sense to you? I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions.

Thank you for reading. If you want to stay around for a little bit, I’d love for you to read some of my other posts!

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Super Chatty Post #1

So, I had two posts planned for yesterday and today (obviously, one a day, duhhh), but I just needed to vent. If you follow me on SnapChat (@hippiehxc), you’d know that some serious drama has been going down just in general.

Let’s start with the whole house situation. For months, we’ve been having major leaks in our house. Nine to be exact. If you think I’m kidding, I can name all of them for you and probably the day they started if I look back in my planner. Yes, I’m one of those. I keep track of everything, and for good reason in my opinion. Anyway, the last leak was in our master bathroom again and started about a month and a half ago. Within two days, maintenance was at our house and told us that they were just going to rip out the entire shower and replace it since we had so many issues. Three weeks later, no one had come back. This past week, someone stopped by again and said that they were going to hire a contractor to do the work instead. So we’ve been without a master bathroom for a month and a half now. Again. After being without it for months this past summer. Essentially, we’re paying for a 3 bed, 2.5 bath and can’t even use a full bathroom out of that. It was worse before, so I guess I should be counting my blessings. Best part though? Aside from not having a shower, they’re raising our rent once our lease is up. Excuse me? I wish so badly that I had the time and resources to look for a new place to rent because I’m so done. Understandably so.

Then we have the whole issue with my post office, which I ranted about on SnapChat yesterday and again on Twitter today. Essentially, someone at the post office stole my Sephora Play box. I know it’s not really a thing since it’s only $10 and tax, but it’s the premise that I paid for it, it’s mine, and someone working at USPS took it. I’m not jumping to conclusions either. I was told that my tracking was manually altered to show that the package was delivered when I have screen shots that prove otherwise. On top of that, I finally got some answers from my post office today. They just informed me that my package entered the PO and never left, and now no one can find it. And even though my tracking was manually altered to say that it was delivered, my postal carrier said she had never seen it, nor delivered it. Sephora is already shipping me out a new box at no cost to me, which I’m insanely grateful for, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t still be mad that someone is being so clearly negligent and deceitful. I ended up (just now) going through the crap of submitting a formal complaint with the Inspector General. This isn’t the first time that my packages has been weird with showing up while living here, and the fact that the carrier has changed so many times makes me weary in the first place. Like I said earlier on Twitter, lord knows what other companies have sent me gratis and I have no idea because there wasn’t tracking and I never received anything. I feel so bad for companies that have to ship out extra product at their cost because the PO can’t get their shit together. It’s not their fault, and it’s certainly not mine. Example: I asked the woman I spoke to flat out if the carrier left my package with my office attendant (which is what my tracking says (now)), and she responded with “No.” Nothing else. Just one word. So why does my tracking tell me otherwise? It’s so shady that it literally makes my blood boil.

At this point, there’s not really anything I can do about either situation except wait. Hopefully I can find a way to make sure my next package actually enters my hands. As for the shower, at this point I’m so past caring. That situation sucked up enough of my energy when it was going on for months previously.

I know that 90% of this probably didn’t make any sense to you, but this is my blog and I needed somewhere to vent all of my frustration so I didn’t end up taking it out on someone who didn’t deserve it. I’m not perfect or happy all the time, and I do get angry and sometimes you’ll see that. I’m just a regular person who happens to write.

So, thank you for reading if you’ve made it this far. My regular posts will start back up again tomorrow. Please feel free to check me out on social media too, that way you don’t miss any drama. You can find me on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – SnapChat @hippiehxc ♥♥♥