Flamingo romper: Sadly mine is sold out, but this white romper is super cute, I love this flamingo and palm tree printed one and how fun is this flamingo pajama romper for $20?! // Blush sandals: This embellished pair or this similar one with a bow are similar to mine and this blush pair is great for every day. Plus they're only $25 and available in 6 colors. // Cream sweater: Old Navy, This comes in 6 colors and is under $17, so you'll definitely want to pick this up in several colors. // Nude purse: This ASOS bag with scallop edges is so cute and only $24. If you want something a little less girly this Calvin Klein bag and this faux leather crossbody are great options. // Earrings: Kate Spade // Gold bangle: Kate Spade // Lipcolor: Givenchy in 'Rose Dressing'
When you get engaged, the planning and actual wedding are mostly what you think about...at least that's what happened to me. What I didn't really think about was life after we got married. You know like the day to day things and that fact you will now be living together...
For me that was something that didn't really sink in until after the wedding. I hadn't had a roommate since college, so I wasn't used to living with or having someone else around a lot of the time. I'll be real and say that there was definitely a learning curve for us and we learned a few things along the way.
1. Morning person or night owl
I'm a morning person and Evan is more of a night person, so I like to get up and get going where as Evan likes to lay in bed for a while. Sometimes this can be frustrating for me if we're trying to get some where.
2. The temperature of your house
I tend to keep it on the warmer side, where as Evan likes it a bit colder but we do both agree that at night we like it to be a bit colder.
3. How you use the toothpaste - squeeze from the middle or the end
I am all about squeezing from end and Evan kind of just squeezes from where ever. But the lucky thing is that we use two different types of toothpaste so it's usually not a problem.
4. Is the toilet lid up or down
Evan used to leave the lid up, but I think he finally learned to put it down after seeing me constantly put it down.
5. Making the bed...or not
I would love to make the bed as soon as I get up, but Evan would rather wait. On the weekends, it usually gets made later in the day than I would like, but it eventually gets made and that's what counts. Marriage is all about comprise, right?
6. Leaving dishes in the sink
I absolutely hate dishes in the sink and it definitely doesn't bother Evan as much. Sometimes he will rinse out his dishes from work and then just put them back in the sink instead of in the dishwasher, but for the most part he's usually pretty good about the dishes.
7. How laundry gets done
Folding laundry is not really one of my favorite tasks, so I hate letting the laundry pile up. I like to do it more often so that there's less to fold. Evan on the other hand would let it get sky high or wait until he ran out of clean things before he does it.
8. Is everything neat and organized or random and all over the place?
For me, everything has a place and should end up back in that place once you're done with it. Evan however likes to put things back like he used them. So the couch pillows are awry and things around his nightstand aren't exactly what I call organized, but hey at least it's confined to a small amount of space.
9. How to load the dishwasher
I like to have the silverware facing down in the basket and load the top rack starting from the back. Evan usually puts the silverware in facing up and just puts things where ever. I guess in the long run it really doesn't matter as long as they make it in the dishwasher, so it's probably a bit of my OCD coming out.
What lessons have you learned from living together? Anything you wish you would have known before hand? Share it in the comments below!