I may or may not love Pinterest a little too much.
Q: I've noticed you are quite the traveler; I'm totally jealous of your latest Bermuda trip! What is the #1 tip/advice you'd give to someone (perhaps if they're about to go on their honeymoon) who does not travel that often?
Traveling is my favorite – when I get home from one trip, I’m already planning the next, so many places to see! My number one tip for someone who doesn’t travel often (preferably honeymooners, always SO jealous of honeymooners!) would be research/take recommendations. Once you’ve keyed in on a location, researching where to stay is the next biggie – check out all the hotels the chosen location has to often (if you can’t pick just one hotel/resort, pick two! We did on our honeymoon!) and see which one has the most qualities that best fit your style. Continue then with researching excursions, sights to see and restaurants and definitely check everything out on Trip Advisor! If you know somebody who’s been to the location, definitely ask them lots of questions! It’s best to have some kind of game plan once you arrive at your destination so you don’t miss out on anything -- the research really helps out on that!
Q: You and Derek are coming up on your one year anniversary (CONGRATS!). What do you two newlyweds have to say those of us about to start our own adventures in marriage?
Christina: I can’t believe that in just a couple days we’ll already be reaching the eight month mark! One year is going to be here so soon – time really does fly! I would say – enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Focus on the two of you and especially focus on enjoying all the “firsts” and little things – the first of each holiday, the 1/2/3/etc. month anniversaries, and things like that. I know this is more than one (sorry!) but continue dating each other! Just because you’re married now, doesn’t mean you can’t still date! We like to have at least one (usually more) date night a week whether it’s out to a nice dinner, brunch or even lunch – just getting out on those dates is fantastic!
Me: Don't apologize, I'm trying to soak in all the marriage advice I can get! I love the dating tip.
Q: Tell us something, we don't know about you?
Christina: Something you don’t know about me – I’m an open book, so that’s hard! We’ll since we’re on the topic of marriage – my husband and I didn’t live together until we were married!
Me: Same here, it seems like this is pretty rare these days though.
Q: I saw that you've started up a link up all about "Owning It"...tell us more!!
Christina: Owning it is SO much fun! I did an own it post a couple weeks ago and there was such a good response that I decided to start a linkup so everyone can join in on the fun too - It’s the last Thursday of every month! One of my biggest pet peeves is people acting one way, but being another. Just own what you do and be yourself. I also find these posts SO fun to read, it’s so funny to see what quirks people “own” and you can usually find some similarities to yourself! There’s so many different ways you can own it whether it’s just in general, or a couple specific examples, a long list of little things, something from yesterday/the past week/past month, ANYTHING!