The Cotton Year: Our Second Anniversary

When looking back upon the wedding, what is the first memory that comes to mind?

Helen: When we first walked into the ballroom and were first introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Harm!

Steven: First thing I think about is being nervous, waiting in the room behind the alter before the processional because I knew your on your way.

What was the highlight of this past year?

Helen: All the travel! We went to 6 new states!

Steven: Obviously, buying the house.

Things the other person can't live without?

Helen: Steve cannot live without all his apple products, country music, and our Amazon Alexa (aka his second wife).

Steven: She cannot live without M&Ms, twifigram (my combination of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Copyright pending :P ), and Real Housewives of any city.

Any favorite traditions?
Helen: We try to have proper dinners as often as we can. I cook a full meal, we sit down together, and take our time eating talk about our day and future plans. Between his travel and my evening yoga schedule, we actually don't get to do this as often as you'd expect.

Steven: We have this recipe for Chex Mix that I love. It's the perfect road trip snack. It's reserved specifically for road trips and we make it every time we have to drive a long distance. It's small, but its our own silly, little thing.

What have you learned about marriage or your spouse in the last year?

Helen: We've learned how to argue better. It's an odd thing to say, but we have somehow learned to remain calm and have a conversation, rather than an actual fight.

Steven: We have to support each other in every possible way. Big or small, it doesn't matter, we always have to appreciate the other.  Something as simple as saying "thank you" can make a huge difference.

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What do you hope the next year will bring?

Helen: I want us to stay open to new adventures and opportunities.

Steven: I hope to see a lot of growth with us as a couple and as a family overall. 

 

As always, thank you for reading! XO-

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Events with Victoria Beckham For Target

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Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target | Shoes: BCBGeneration Charia Pump (similar here and here | Jacket: Express | Watch: Old Tommy Hilfiger (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: American Eagle | Nail Polish: Essie | Lips: CoverGirl

 

Like many women, I am obsessed with Target and I am obsessed Victoria Beckham. Target is just wear I manage to get everything I need on a day-to-day basis.  Victoria Beckham is just the most perfect style icon in my eyes. I have literally followed her my whole life, starting from her time in the Spice Girls. In the 90s, I thought her mini lace dresses and crop tops were the best and now her style is just the most chic and posh, pun intended. So when I heard she was doing a collab with Target, I knew I would need to check it out.

When I purchased with dress, I didn't have an event in mind to wear it to, but I knew I would eventually have one. This is both my curse and my saving grace. There have been multiple times, much to my husband's dismay, where I'll purchase an outfit, knowing it will be worn… just not sure when… (But, hey, this worked in my favorite for a wedding we have coming up! More on that later :D)

I have become obsessed with this dress! It's a gorgeous body-con dress that hugs all the right places. I feel absolutely beautiful when I wear it. So far, I have worn it to a baby shower and my younger bother's college graduation, and one more event coming up. This dress, and many others, are still available at Target, and they're discounted now!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Set Your Intention: Be a Beginner

This week, I offer the intention to be a beginner. We tend to look upon beginners as fragile, youthful, and unaware. But the truth is, they are excited and they have fresh eyes. Beginners can look on a situation in a new light and can offer fresh perspective to stale situations and problems.

Beginners are people who try something new. To learn a new skill, one must become a beginner. To master a new yoga pose, one must become a beginner. To start over, one must become a beginner. Sometimes we must be a beginner again.

Let yourself start over. Let yourself try something new.

"Don't be afraid of being a beginner."

 

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like Set Your Intention: Small Acts of Kindness and Set Your Intention: Ask Why

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