Bear and I only cohabited for 2 months before the wedding (although I pushed for longer) so the good ol’ moving in together strangeness is upon us, besides being married is just weird. Here’s just some of the weird things we’ve done as newlyweds.
1.Fighting Over Pizza
As newlyweds, you will fight. Wedded bliss isn’t exactly a thing where you’re fight free, but one of the sillier, harmless fights is whether or not to order pizza, what gets put on it, et cetera.
2.Random Classy Twerking
You two will just twerk on each other. (It’s classy twerking because you’re married and it’s done in the privacy of your own home.) Whether one of you is in an office chair working at home, cooking in the kitchen, or doing your makeup. Twerking of this kind can be dangerous, and neither of you will exercise caution. Just speak up if you are cooking, putting on mascara, or on a conference call.
3. Never Leaving Each Other Alone
Want some spare time to make a phone call? Need to see your friends? Is your spouse looking over your shoulder as you write this?
Yeah, it be like that.
But would you have it any other way?
4. Getting Frisky In the Kitchen… With the Windows Open
You wake up, make coffee. Wait for him to get up so you can have breakfast together, and well… he is excited to see you. Very excited to see you. So you oblige him a little, and eventually you realize your large windows were open.
5. Incorporating Your Dog Into Your Married Unit
Now, I never officially made Bear Pupper Princess’ Doggy Daddy. I know some girls who make their boyfriends their pet’s dad after a year or so, but I wasn’t comfortable with that. What if she got confused? What if there was a custody battle?
I’ve had my dog for 8 years now. Bear keeps introducing Pupper Princess as our dog. It’s been hard to accept that she is, in fact, an “us” doggo instead of just “mine” now.
Being a newlywed couple comes with many emotions. Anger, lust, adventure, fun, awkwardness… and weirdness, as explored by this post. I assume cohabiters can relate to this as well. Hang on for the roller coaster ride! I hear it gets better!
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If you’re anything like me, not long after you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you searched for answers. From everything from diet to treatment, to bras to footwear. You soon discovered that your body was ultra-sensitive to fabrics and you’ve probably ditched a bra by this point. I’m here to share some Holy Grail products of mine that I’ve found work like a charm.
The products below are enough to give you an entire wardrobe of comfort – I even included a bra! All of the items included come in multiple colors and patterns, so you can order multiple and mix and match for instant Spoonie Style, my Fibromyalgia Fashionistas.
1.Old Navy Jersey Knit Swing Dress for Women
This essential T-Shirt dress comes in 10 different patterns and colors. When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, my mom took me to Old Navy and gifted me 3. I later thrifted 1. These are comfortable enough to wear without a bra. This is my favorite Fibromyalgia Fashionista find on this list.
2. Old Navy High-Waisted Leggings 2-Pack for Women
These are my favorite pair of leggings – a pack of one black and one gray, and there’s a plus size version too! My weight fluctuates with fibromyalgia and I am bottom heavy, so finding leggings to keep up is difficult. I find these are the Elastigirl of leggings at a great price.
Now I will admit, these Paperbag Waist Wide Leg pants aren’t for everyone, but they will snazz up an outfit. These are for real Fashionista Spoonies looking for Spoonie Style! They’re fresh, they’re funky, and they’re soft as yoga pants with more breathing room and style. The Paperpag pants come in multiple colors and patterns from Kohls.
4.Amazon Brand Daily Ritual Women’s Jersey Short Sleeve Open Crewneck Tunic
This soft tunic available in multiple colors is long enough to be a dress on some people – if you’re under 5’4″ – but makes an extremely comfortable shirt. Comfort like this is perfect for Fibromyalgia Fashionistas. Nothing scratches against your chest and it makes excellent street clothes or pajamas.
For those of you with fibromyalgia who cannot go without a bra, this is for you. The Genie Bra is comfortable, breathable, and supportive. However, use the sizing chart and order one size up as it runs small in the band, which is a no-no for costochrondritis and rib cage pain. As long as you order one size up, you will have perfect Fibromyalgia Fashionista comfort. The Genie Bra is a type of sports bra and you will have to pull it over your head, which I can still do. Unlike many sports bras, it is a low V-neck, making wearing low-cut shirts possible. Look out for a full review from me on the Genie Bra soon.
Your mileage may vary depending on what your symptoms are. If your fibromyalgia involves swelling like me, you may find yourself living in boots all of the time. I always wear high quality Chelsea boots, right now my brand of choice is Franco Sarto. Others have fallen arches and must wear orthotic shoes – I used to do this until my feet became too swollen.
For most Spoonie Fashionistas, I would recommend something soft with arch support, like a running shoe specifically fitted to your foot at a running store, or high quality boots that are expensive. Spend at least 30 minutes in the store trying on the boots. The boots should have a low heel, low height and have a zipper. If you’re in Texas, cowboy boots could work fine – take it from a Texan. However, your leg could get stuck in the boot if you swell while wearing the cowboy boots.
Mix and Match to Build Your Wardrobe
Have some cardigans laying around pre-chronic illness? Pair it with a tunic and some leggings for some cute laid back street style. Add a beanie or beret for some artistry.
Pair the tunic of a corresponding color with the Paperbag pants for an instant Fibromyalgia Fashionista “wow!”
The little knit dresses go with everything, especially the solid color ones, so have fun with those, Spoonie Styler!