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2015 Roundup!

They say that the days are long, but the years are short, and it never seems more true than when the year comes to a close. I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made in my blog’s fourth (!!!!) year, which may be modest to most, but I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve […]

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The best fourth birthday present

Today is my blog’s fourth birthday! On October 24th, 2011, I wrote my very first blog post and began an adventure that I had no idea where it would take me (much like when I first met Sven in Thailand!). Four years later, my first article for The Huffington Post has been published! The timing is […]

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Five things I learned at #BlogHer15

I had the pleasure and honor of attending the BlogHer’15: Experts Among Us Conference, the world’s largest gathering of women content creators hosted right here in NYC. In two days, I experienced a wealth of inspiration and had more FUN than I ever expected! Here are five of the most exciting things I learned at […]

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#BlogHer15 – You can find me there!

I’m excited to be attending BlogHer ’15, an annual mega-conference of female bloggers from throughout the globe, right here in New York City from July 16-18! It’s the world’s largest conference for women content-creators, and this year is being keynoted by Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington Burns, Soledad O’Brien, and even more awesome ladies! I’m looking […]

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Three Years of My So-Called Perfect Marriage!

(But only 2.3 years of actual marriage) This week marks the three year anniversary of my blog, which is just crazy! Apologies for the cliche, but time flies when you’re having fun…and writing this blog has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things I have ever done. I had no clue what I […]

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New Year, New Blog!

Happy New Year! I’m back on the blogosphere after a two-month hiatus, and I’m super excited to get back to writing in 2014! You may have noticed that my website has a new look. Even though I haven’t been writing, I’ve been spending a lot of time behind the scenes redesigning and reorganizing the site, […]

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Two years of my so-called perfect marriage!!!

Today marks two years since my very first blog post! My So-Called Perfect Marriage existed before I was even married! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by. It sounds so cliche, but I still remember the moment I was inspired to start this blog. It was one of those moments where you […]

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Two years…and counting…?

This month marks the second year anniversary of my blog! I’m proud of myself for writing consistently for this long, but as this milestone approaches, I feel conflicted about the future of this blog. In the past month, I’ve considered both writing more frequently and stopping writing altogether. I feel conflicted mainly because I can’t […]

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Happy 1st Birthday to Me!

And by me, I mean this very blog!!! A year ago today, my very first blog post hit the World Wide Web. I’ve written lots about how far I have personally come in the past year, but what about my blog itself? Some first-birthday stats thanks to Google Analytics: Number of Unique Visitors: 2,897 Number of Site […]

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Changes…

I’ve known for a while that I wanted to switch up my blog format after one year, but it wasn’t until recently that I finally was comfortable with my decision. After all, this blog is my baby! However, it’s with a twinge of sadness that I’ve decided to cut down my blogging to once a […]

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Looking back on Year 1 of my blog…

A year ago this week, the idea for this blog was born. If you haven’t read about why I started this blog, you can read about it here, but this blog helped kick off a journey that led to the happiest time in my life. Last October, I was in the middle of a crisis […]

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My Top 5 Posts!

When I published yesterday’s post, I didn’t realize that it was my 100th blog post! It wasn’t until later in the day that I noticed that I had exactly 100 posts on my WordPress dashboard. That’s a pretty big milestone isn’t it? I’m going to be unabashedly proud of myself for this, and share my […]

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Ten things about my blog

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my blog and how I started it, so I decided to post the answers to ten of the questions I’ve been asked most: 1. What blogging platform do you use? I use wordpress.org. 2. Is your blog free? No, wordpress.org is free to use, but requires a web host, […]

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Three months old!

My blog is three months old today! My very first blog post went up on October 24, 2011, and as Sven mentioned when I “interviewed” him, he didn’t think I would follow through. He gave me three months max, but here at the three month mark, I still feel like I’m going strong. Some reflections […]

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Sven talks about my blog

A lot of people ask me what Sven thinks about my blog, so I decided to ask him myself! Melanie: Hey, Honey! So what do you think about my blog? Sven: It’s cute. You’re cute. M: Aww. What was your initial reaction when I told you I’d be starting a blog…about our relationship? S: Oh…one more of […]

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A Comment on Comments

As I am very new to this blogging thing, I still haven’t been able to figure out how to indicate this on my Comments form: Your name and email address are not required fields, so you can comment anonymously, or use an alias. I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions on my posts – […]

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Turning fashion (and wetsuits) into passion

Last night, I had a drink with a friend I hadn’t seen in nearly three years. Since the last time I saw her, she had quit her career in finance, went to school for fashion and design, and launched her own triathlon apparel company. She’s an avid triathlete, having completed multiple Ironmans. Massive underachiever. As […]

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My so-called perfect marriage

I might as well be blunt about it – Sven and I are perfect for each other. People we know always tell us things like, “You guys have the healthiest relationship – you’re like, an ultimate couple.” Now, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t swell with pride after being called an “ultimate couple” […]

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Welcome to my blog!

If you’re reading my very first blog post, you probably know me, and you’re probably wondering why I decided to start a blog. I myself never thought I’d start one because I thought, who really cares about my life enough to actually want to read about it? Plus, my life is so boring, what could […]

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