• Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning

    My Birth Control Experience: #thxbirthcontrol & The National Campaign

    Hey guys!  Today, I’m posting something totally different. As per the title, today I wanted to share my birth control experience. I had seen a couple of videos like this on YouTube but I haven’t actually read any blog posts about it.  The videos I watched had me wanting to share my own experience with birth control and where I’m at now in that journey. When I went to BlogHer17 last June, in our swag bags we all received a shirt from the National Campaign and I became curious.  I learned out their advocacy for birth control, having the right to chose when and when not to get pregnant and…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous

    3 Things I’ve Learned In 3 Years

    To my sweet husband: Today, we’ve been married for 3 years and it has been the happiest of my entire life. Part of me wonders how we’ve already been married for 3 years and another part wonders where the time went. Someone said to me the other day that that’s how you know it is a love that’s meant to be. It’s a comfortable love that feels like it’s just always been there. You’re the best part of my every day and I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t have you. If I had it to do all over again, I’d still chose you. Every single time. Today,…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning,  Self

    Going Back to School + My Online Learning Essentials

    Happy Monday, friends! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. I’m so sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve posted.  It’s been a really wild two weeks or so.  If you follow me on Instagram (find me here @ohhappyhotalings) you probably saw that we were out in California for a few days.  Ryan was taking a test for a job opportunity out there and since my student is on vacation we figured I’d tag along and see California too!  But the time…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning

    How I Use My Planner for Multiple Purposes

    Happy Monday Morning! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. I’m not sure about you, but personally, I’m obsessed with my paper planner.  I’ve had a serious love for paper planners for a very long time and I’ve gone through my fair share of various paper planners.  I’ve purchased a wide range of planners over the years.  I’ve purchased the bare minimum you find at a Walmart of Target for less than $10 all the way up to a very sought after paper…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous

    25…you’re gonna be a good one.

    Hey there! So, tomorrow is my 25 birthday! I’m to officially be 1/4 of a century old 😭. Getting here has been an amazing ride. I still can’t believe I’m this old. I remember when I was 18, my brother and sister were 24 and 25 and I remember thinking that it seemed like I’d never be that old and 24/25 felt so far away at the time.  Now, I think back and wonder where the time went.  It’s like I was 18 and then I blinked and all those years just sped past me. I remember when I was little, after all the birthday excitement was over and I…