Mix it Up Monday: Where are the “ziplocs”….

Hah! This post rings so true for me. It is a big challenge to move to another country because of this. I don’t know if I’ll be able to give up Vegemite though. I will have to keep putting in orders to my family to make sure I remain well stocked.

Foreign at 50

One of the most challenging aspects to moving to a new country is that the products you knew and used before, even on a daily basis, is nowhere to be found in your new country.

I have found Denmark to be so progressive, beyond measure to some things in the US, but in other aspects, they lack the things I took for granted.  The best example of this is ziplocs.  I have for years been bringing ziplocs with me every time I traveled to Denmark.  My husband as well would pack boxes of them to bring back with him.  For years the only bags you could get just had a tie at the top so they would not hold anything that could spill, much less give you the ability to freeze food!  I will admit, in the US I found myself buying in bulk and using ziplocs to freeze food…

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Mix it Up Monday: From LDR to LDE(ngaged!)

Mix it Up Monday: From LDR to LDE(ngaged!)

It always brightens my day to read stories of other in LDRs finally getting to close the distance. Especially when that includes an engagement and wedding!

Christina Michelle Speaks

It’s official Alex and I are engaged! Even though he popped the big question over three months ago, I still feel like I’m floating on a cloud. In January, I went to go visit him in Chicago towards the end of my winter vacation. In many ways it was just like any other trip. We were eagerly awaiting my visit, after a couple months of not seeing each other. Like always, I over-packed, making sure I had twice as many warm, yet cute clothes to change into. Little did I know, this visit would change the rest of our lives!

It was Friday, January 8th, and I had already been in Chicago for four days. That night Alex asked me to wear a dress. Although most locals found the 40 degree weather comforting, I’m an LA girl at heart and was absolutely freezing! But I put on my big…

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Mix It Up Monday: How to stay safe when you want to meet someone off the web:

Mix It Up Monday: How to stay safe when you want to meet someone off the web:

Today on Mix It Up Monday we have an excellent post by a fellow LDRBN blogger, Tammy about staying safe with internet friendships. If you’re thinking of meeting someone you met online in person for the first time, this is a great read.

Tammy vs World

With the recent explosion of this post, I felt I needed to make a post about how not to get murdered by someone you met off the internet (just kidding, but seriously, be safe!).

1. Get to know them REALLY well

  • Hobbies
  • Job
  • University/College/High School
  • Family
  • Pets
  • Friends
  • Future aspirations
  • Their intentions (if they want to get with you or just be friends)
  • Full name and what country or city they are from
  • Talk to then for MONTHS if you need to in order to feel like you really, truly know them.
  • For further reassurance, introduce them to your friends so they can also talk and gauge their character.
  • If the person seems nice and as if they are telling the truth, move to #2. If they are creepy, stop here.
  • Don’t give out valuable personal info such as your home address.

2. Confirm their identity 

This is where internet…

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Mix it up Monday: The Bride Life

Mix it up Monday: The Bride Life

This post really resonants with me. I remember feeling similar while waiting to marry my fiancée. It was a good reminder today of making sure to prioritise my relationship with God over my relationship with Brittany.

The Invisible Star

I am an engaged man. Yes, I am no longer dating, but am currently engaging my lovely fiancee, Lawrencia, and have been since February 1, 2015. For the last five months, we have been engaging each other twelve time zones apart. I am in Indonesia. She is in America.

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Mix it up Monday: 16 Truths No One Tells You About an LDR

Mix it up Monday: 16 Truths No One Tells You About an LDR

Mix it up Monday! The time of the week where I share a great post by a fellow LDR blogger. Today’s post had my wife and I crying with laughter. So many great truths about LDRs. Enjoy!

Christina Michelle Speaks

It’s officially been two years and some change, since Alex and I first started dating long distance. There have been tears, laughter, and lots of plane tickets along the way. I’ve learned a few things  and thought it would be a good idea to start the 2016 year off sharing 16 (great and not-so-great), truths about long distance relationships.

1. You have a relationship with your phone.


The only way to really spend time together is via phone and/or video chat. Hearing your phone ring or vibrate brings excitement because it may just be your boo calling.

2. Visiting can be complicated and costly.


Whether you commute via plane, train, bus, or car, the cost of visiting each other starts to add up. We buy our tickets ahead of time and use mileage points, but it still ain’t free!

3. It can be REALLY awkward when you visit each other the first…

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