After reading this blog written by a friend that spilled all the tea on a girl showing up at her ex’s door begging to reconcile or at least get closure, I felt a pang deep in my heart for her and what she was going through. It could have easily been Dawn E. Coleman in 2011 if I hadn’t been in an airport on my way back to school. And yes, I cried in that airport. I also couldn’t get the Beyoncé line “you betta call Becky with the good hair” out of my head because ummm yeah, there may or may not have been one in this situation especially since she’d been a presence in this relationship before. But eerily, relating to both of these incidents didn’t lead me to tears. It actually lead me to jump for joy and thank God almighty for where I am today. Happy and married to a man who loves me flaws and all.
This time, two weeks ago, several of my friends prepared to travel from near or far for my wedding weekend. They came from all over, D.C., Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee were well represented. One of my out of town friends commented on how she’s never known anyone in my age range that has as large of a consistent base of friends from all stages of life. For instance, my bridal shower headcount ended up being 26 with 31 invited. Keep in mind that only 12 attendees were family members which included 8 new sister in laws. So that means that I had 14 very close friends from elementary to first real job out of graduate school friends come out and support me.
This time last week I was in Birmingham, Alabama for Dawn’s wedding. It was beautiful! She looked like a melanated Greek goddess, the food was amazing, and we line danced the night away. It was my first time in the Magic City and it did not disappoint.
I am a proud member of the sophistiratchet society of distinguished women. Yes I am “a high-class individual who is open to incorporating low-brow tendencies in to her persona for momentary enjoyment.” Yasssssss!!!!!! I just have to a have a little ratchetness in different parts of my life.
Hello June! May was a crazy month for us here at Priceless Dates. Mother’s Day, Graduations, and Dawn’s wedding kept us busy. However, we still managed to find a few favorite things. See what we picked below!
“Boy Bye” Shirt
For those of you that don’t know, I am a bit of a Beyoncé fan. Her Formation tour will be in Baltimore this Friday and you know I had to get the perfect outfit. I found this shirt on Etsy for only $17.99. Can’t wait to wear it to the concert!
How adventurous are you willing to be on the first date? No, I don’t mean sexually. I mean how open are you to going on an out of the box first date (example: skydiving)? The thought came to me recently as I was binge watching Master of None. For those who don’t know it is a Netflix original series produced by and starring Aziz Ansari. I strongly suggest you add this to your Netflix queue and watch it for a “Netflix and Chill” session.
It’s raining in DC, AGAIN! I don’t know about you all, but I am sick of being stuck inside, bored out of my mind. Since the weather has kept PJ and I from going out we decided to have a date night in. We both enjoy cooking and cook together on a regular basis, but wanted to switch things up.
Happy May! Last month I had multiple “treat yo self!” days and did more shopping than usual. My bank account suffered but I ended up with a lot of great stuff! Here are some of my favorite things.
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Vintage
I swear every time I go to Ulta or Sephora for one thing, I leave with 20 other non-essential items. That is exactly what happened when I went to replace my beauty blender. I usually avoid buying matte liquid lipsticks because I don’t like how they feel. However, I saw this color and just had to try it. I LOVED IT! It’s the perfect color for spring and one I think works with all skin tones. You can purchase it here.
I love to travel! Visiting a new city to explore the history, culture, and food is always exciting. The traveling experience can be enhanced when done with your significant other, better known as a baecation. It gives the two of you a chance to get away from the stressors of everyday life (work, family, etc,) and spend quality time with one another. Taking a trip together also gives you a chance to get to know each other better and can strengthen your relationship.
Double dates can be awesome or extremely terrible. There are so many factors and variables to consider and one of the most important ones is picking the right couple to invite out. The default decision is to invite your closest friend with a significant other whether your bf/gf likes them or not. I’ve been told by multiple married couples to make married/engaged couple friends to hang out with.
But my favorite couple to double date with is my parents.
I was not your stereotypical daddy’s girl, nor was my mom my best friend that I talked to everyday when I was growing up or even now. However, the older I get, the more I realize that my parents are the two coolest people I’ve ever met. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends and enjoy getting to know Caleb’s friends through double dates but double dating with my parents come with certain perks that can’t easily be matched.
Perks of double dating with your parents:
They have a flexible schedule – their kids are grown, my dad is retired, and my mom is about 12 months away from retiring so she has tapered down her activities.
They have a more flexible income – Sallie Mae isn’t breathing down their back and again they have grown kids with one that is able to send some money their way occasionally (shout out to my big sis, one day)
They are a solid, never breaking up couple – The revolving door doesn’t exist and I never have to learn a new name and the wisdom they bestow upon us (insert euphoric gif)
While most old school parents don’t believe in drinking with their kids, my parents do and that’s why our next double date will be a wine tasting nearby.
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