The Truth about the First 100 Days of Marriage

Everyone said it would fly by and it really did. The special day we anticipated for months came and went in a flash. Now, it has been a whole 100 days since Will and I got married. While it seems like we got married yesterday, we have also accomplished and learned a lot in the past 100 days! Today I wanted to share the truth about our first 100 days of marriage. People often question if marriage really changes the dynamic of a relationship, so I am going to touch on that as well. Here are our honest and personal opinions.

The Logistics

For both of us, married life has not felt much different from the year we spent engaged. I moved in with Will last summer, so aside from us (mainly me!) doing some additional decorating now that we are married, our home dynamic is the same. We still go grocery shopping, cook together and enjoy talking about our days on walks at night. It’s not particularly exciting or glamorous but they are the steady aspects of our relationship we can find comfort in.

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Our Biggest Change

We instantly agreed on what the single biggest change is that we have experienced since entering into married life. Now, we have much more free time! We knew wedding planning was taking up a lot of time, even more than I had originally anticipated. But, I didn’t realize just how much it took the focus off our long term plans, something Will and I have loved talking and dreaming about together since day one. Now that we are married, conversations about our future together are back in full force. We have a renewed excitement for where we are right now and everything that is to come.

Since getting married, other changes for us have included a new job for Will and some changes in my career. Will’s new job requires more travel than his previous one, so I have had to (and am still trying to) get used to weeks with less quality time than I’d like! I welcome any and all tips for those of you with a partner who travels a lot.

Level of Commitment

While we agreed about having extra time to think about our plans, Will and I have different views when it comes to the commitment that comes with marriage. Will said today he feels no different about his commitment to me than he did last year. I, however, can’t help but feel like sharing our vows publicly cemented and strengthened our commitment to each other. It is hard to explain, but I have felt an extra comfort and security ever since we exchanged our vows.

I wonder if our difference in opinion is something men and women often view differently. Will, like most men, solidified his commitment when he decided to propose. In contrast, I place a lot of value on words, so I feel like there was a difference in me saying, “Yes, I’ll marry you!” and “I promise I’ll always be there for you. I am yours forever.”

The Truth about the First 100 Days of Marriage - While it seems like we got married yesterday, we have also accomplished and learned a lot in the past 100 days! Today I wanted to share the truth about our first 100 days of marriage. People often question if marriage really changes the dynamic of a relationship, so I am going to touch on that as well. -- Sarah Camille's Scoop - SCsScoop.com

Reminders

The first 100 days have been action-packed and full of change for us. We have a tendency to pack a lot on our plates and do as many fun things as we can. While this is an intention that comes from our excitement to do new things together, we’ve had to remind ourselves that there is no reason to rush. Slowing down and spreading out our plans helps us enjoy each new and individual experience more thoroughly.

In the past 100 days, we have celebrated my little brother’s high school graduation and my grandfather’s 80th birthday. We’ve gotten some beach time with family, had a long weekend in the woods and have enjoyed a hike, kayaking and two motorcycle racing weekends. Looking back, I’m not sure how we did all these things! We were originally supposed to go to Europe the month after our wedding, and due to feeling overwhelmed with all the things on our schedules, we postponed that trip. That might just be the best, first decision we made as a married couple! Hopefully, we can continue to pace ourselves.

The Truth about the First 100 Days of Marriage - While it seems like we got married yesterday, we have also accomplished and learned a lot in the past 100 days! Today I wanted to share the truth about our first 100 days of marriage. People often question if marriage really changes the dynamic of a relationship, so I am going to touch on that as well. -- Sarah Camille's Scoop - SCsScoop.com

Still Learning

When I first met Will, I was overwhelmed by all the questions he asked and just how much he wanted to know about me. Our relationship has grown a lot since that hot summer day, but I’m constantly reminded there are lessons learn about each other and our relationship. We are constantly growing and discovering new things about each other.

Three years into our relationship and 100 days into our marriage and I still wake up thinking, “How did I get so lucky?!” I hope we never stop feeling grateful to have each other. But, just like before marriage, we have our ups and downs, both individually and as a couple. One of the hardest times for me before marriage was losing my job. But going through that experience together gave us a vital lesson. When one of us is down, the person who is in a better state, has to pull the other back up and offer support. Our highs and lows provide us with lessons to make our relationship stronger. We love each other without expectation that the other will magically “save us,” and with the appreciation that being with the other person makes our lives feel completely whole.

“In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

Before marriage, I wondered whether or not marriage can change relationship dynamics, and I have a new perspective now that I’m married. I don’t think a relationship changing positively or negatively after marriage is necessarily the result of the marriage. The quality of a marriage is the result of the continual time and care both partners put in.

Are you married or planning a wedding? I would love to hear if you think marriage changes the dynamic of relationships.

Do you think the level of commitment changes when you get married? Or, do you think marriage is just a social construct and a legal change that doesn’t matter? Let’s chat in the comments.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Our Favorite Prime Day Deal: EUFY

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Hello friends! In case you missed the news, Amazon Prime Day starts TODAY (July 16th) at 3:00 p.m. EST and ends on Tuesday, July 17th at 11:59 p.m. This means 36 hours of a million crazy-good deals are coming your way hot. Seriously, there will be more than 1 million deals. Today, I want to share with you our Favorite Prime Day Deal. It has saved us time, made our home cleaner and totally changed our lives! I realize this might sound dramatic, but when I try to add up the number of hours this product has saved us in the past year, I lose count after two weeks.

“So, what is it?!” you ask.

Our Favorite Prime Day Deal - Eufy - Robo-Vac - SC's Scoop

It is our robo-vacuum. Yes, and it vacuums for us every day. It is ahh-mazing to say the least and one of the best things is that we paid only $160 for it. It is currently $90 less than its normal $250 price. Compared to the $500+ price tag of other robot vacuums, this was a steal. It was about $50 off from the retail price, which I believe has gone up slightly in the past year.

Leading up to last year’s Prime Day, I did a lot of research into these to see if they were really worth the hype. With Will and I working full-time jobs and living in a single floor condo, it made sense to consider getting one of these. The Eufy line of robo-vacs continually gets high remarks and great reviews. That combined with the good price, made us decide to pull the trigger.

The Scoop on Our Favorite Prime Day Deal

I can confidently say a year later that this machine is worth every penny. You can schedule it to run each day at the same time, like clockwork! Once it’s set up, make sure there is nothing on the floor that can get caught in the vacuum. Then, the Eufy is good to go! It is amazing to think of the thousands of hours Eufy has saved us. Since we have to make sure the floor is clear, the Eufy also forces us to pick things up regularly.

Our home is cleaner overall because of this vacuum. Our Eufy has held up through a lot (read: dog messes! yuck!) as well. It is quite easy to take the vacuum apart for proper cleaning, and I’m constantly amazed at how much dirt/grime it picks up! It does a great job on carpet and is perfect for families with pets that shed or anyone who lives on a single floor.

There’s nothing like coming home to a vacuumed home after a long day of work. So, if you are thinking about pulling the trigger on a robo-vac like I was last year, the Eufy Robo-Vac is definitely worth buying during Amazon Prime Day. It will be $30 off!!

An important note — If you want to take advantage of this discount and/or the million+ Amazon Prime Day deals, you need to be a Prime Member. Click here to sign-up! 

Do you plan to purchase anything during Amazon Prime Day this year? Do you have a favorite Prime Day purchase from last year? I would love to know if you have a robo-vac too! Is it a Eufy?! Tell me what you think.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille


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2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks for Booties, Boots & Coats .. Oh My!

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Happy Thursday! I went on a brief blogging break after being at the beach last week, but I have several things in the works for y’all. Today, I am sharing some details about the most exciting sale of the year, which kicks off TODAY! It’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale aka the NSale. If you’re scratching your head wondering what this is, I’ll explain! Every July (like Christmas in July!) Nordstrom releases new Fall and Winter merchandise at super discounted prices.  It is the perfect time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, boots, bags and tops for layering! Now, here’s the scoop and my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale top picks for booties, boots and coats.

The Timing

There are two phases for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — Early Access and Public Access. Early Access is available to all Nordstrom debit or credit card holders.  Nordstrom also offers a $40 bonus note if you sign up (open a debit or credit card here).

NOTE: There is a limit to the quantity of sale items sold, so if you really want to make the most of the sale and get this year’s hottest items, then I recommend acting fast and getting Early Access.

  • July 12th, 2018 12:01 AM Pacific: Early Access begins!
  • July 20th, 2018 12:01 AM Pacific: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is open to everyone!
  • August 5th, 2018 11:59 PM Pacific: The sale ends :’-(

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

> BOOTIES & BOOTS <

Booties and boots are always one of the first things to sell out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and there are so many options this year. Pointed toe booties, over-the-knee boots and the classic, flat bootie style are all on sale!  I am in need of a new cognac pair of booties and this flat style totally caught my eye. If comfort is key when it comes to your booties, I highly recommend the Kork-Ease booties pictured below. I got a pair last year and my feet have seriously never been so happy in a pair of booties! I am also loving the camel shade of the Steve Madden over-the-knee boots that are on sale. They would look super cute with a mini skirt!

> COATS <

I am a huge coat lover, and Nordstrom has a great range of options for this year’s Anniversary Sale! Everything from rain coats, down coats, long wool coats to cropped leather coats and denim jackets are on sale. If you don’t own a good denim jacket yet, now is the perfect time – they are perfect for transitioning from summer to fall weather! Wrap coats were pretty popular last winter, so I have a feeling this Badgley Mischka wrap coat will sell out fast. I’m also loving the cozy fleece and shearling jacket trend! They’re like wearing a soft blanket – need I say more?! Ha!

Are you shopping the NSale? How do you like my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks? I’d love to hear what you are looking forward to buying or wearing for this fall and winter too!

*** Stay tuned for a post with my favorite picks for denim, sweaters and cardigans tomorrow! ***

 

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S. If you are already gearing up and super excited for fall, be sure to check out my Ultimate Fall Fashion Checklist.

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