Sunday, March 30, 2014

I walk(ed) the line

My husband and I aren't your average couple. We got married on a whim in the courthouse a year ago. My wedding dress was lavender & cream lace, and my shoes where gold sequined oxfords while my husband wore jeans and sneakers, because honestly, why the hell not? Our honeymoon was in New Orleans with 2 of my close friends who were able to fly out to celebrate. We ran around New Orleans drinking beer and eating local cuisine.

Just like our courtship (also truly out of the ordinary), our 1 year anniversary trip a little over a week ago was fantastic. Instead of an expensive dinner or a couple day at the spa, we trekked through the Arkansas mountains, hiked to the top of Mount Magazine, had a crazy funny adventure, hung out in Memphis in a tiny bar drinking local brew and playing pool, and just all around chilled and got into unglamorous, inexpensive shenanigans.

Most importantly though, we did so frugally. We aren't rich; we searched for the best hotel deals for weeks before finding one that fit our next-to-nothing budget. We saved and pinched to get out of this state for our special day. We didn't have a lot of money, and it was the best, just us, the open road, and doing silly things that don't cost a dime but make every moment a million times sweeter.

 Being in two states at once never gets old.

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