Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello, Hello!

Ross and I on our trip to Florida (April 2016)
Hello, my name is Abby. I am a young, newly married architect. My husband, Ross, and I live in New Jersey with our 2 dogs, Coco and Chanel. 

Coco and her mom Chanel on Christmas morning
Not only did we get married last year, but we also finished building the home we designed together, and moved in. What a year! I don't think we have ever spent as much money as we did in 2014-2015, between the house and wedding. With the financial stresses of planning a wedding for 200 people and buying a new house, we really learned the value of not just the dollar, but the penny. We learned the value of handmade gifts and crafts, but also the value of coupons and bargain hunting. I have always loved a good deal, especially a freebie. In the years since I started dating Ross, he has become quite the deal hunter too, relying on coupons and free samples to get the best bargain. He loves to share the deals he gets on gifts for me (he won't buy without a coupon!).I, on the other hand, love to try products. I really love to try new things in exchange for my honest opinion. It's exciting for me to receive packages in the mail and try new products with my husband. I plan to use my blog as a platform to write and review the products that I receive.
Since the wedding, we have the ability to be a bit more fluid, but we still love to go on big trips (we went to Mexico in September, Istanbul in November and Florida in April). Thanks to our love of penny pinching and product sampling, we can easily afford to travel the globe!
The Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey (November 2015).