Episode # 022 – In Law Lessons

Today’s episode focuses on some lessons we’ve learned from our in-laws, or in-loves as Marie calls them. Marie shares how she sometimes feel like kindred souls with her mother-in-law because they’re literally married to the same man. I mean, it takes a lot to put up with an Oates Man. And Melissa shares how the stories of her mother-in-law’s ex husband inspires her to never settle in a relationship… and to always pick the spouse that you’re able to be yourself around! (You’ll even hear her get a little teary-eyed during this one!)


Episode # 021 – Money Tips with Melissa

Melissa is flying solo today and sharing some things she has learned about marriage + money! A nice quick listen to get your focus right when it comes to your joint wallet!

Episode # 020 – Love Languages, and Zodiac Signs, and Meyer Briggs– Oh My!

Today’s podcast is going to talk about how we like to be loved. It’s how your Love Plant or Love Tank is filled and fed, if you will. One of the best ways to see what truly fills you up is to take the Love Language Quiz. This shows you the 5 major ways that people show and want to receive love, and it can be such a relationship saver to know these foundational details about yourself and your spouse.

And if you’re more a personality test believer, we show you all the different ways the Meyer Briggs personality types act in a relationship.

Episode #019 – Money Hack: Expense Tracking

Today’s #MoneyMonday will feature one of our most beneficial tips in making you self-aware of your spending habits, expenses, and the all-around makeup of where your money is going. Too many times I’ve sat there at the end of the month with Shawn thinking “where did it all go?!” And it’s terrifying to think about how so much money seemingly just vanished from our grasp.

Then, we started tracking. We wrote it all down, no matter what, and we made it available for both of us to see. We made the tracker something we couldn’t avoid– a habit each time we swiped our card or got out the cash. It made you come face-to-face with the hard truth of where money was escaping. (unused gym membership? reoccurring Kindle fee that you don’t use anymore? or a monthly subscription to a magazine that goes straight to your bathroom?)

We’ve all been there. We get it. That’s why we started tracking; I promise it’s not that hard. We’ve included our expense tracker for you all. All you have to do now is copy this tracker and fill in the slots when you spend. (To edit the categories of what you spend or what your income is, just change it in the “Summary” tab).

You’ll now come face-to-face with all your purchases and see where you can cut back, indulge a little more, and what is a total waste!

Episode # 018 – Bridezilla

So many people have become lost in the sauce when it comes to planning a wedding– every detail must be perfect… or else. In today’s episode, we talk about Bridezillas and how not being one might actually be a bad thing, too.

“I wish I were at least a Bride… Lizard.”

Planning a wedding is definitely a balancing act, and it’s a hard one. With making sure things are cost effective, of good quality, and making sure things run smoothly the day of… it seems impossible at times. Sometimes you’re fresh out of affordable options for venues, photographers, and music, but we made a list of our favorites for those bride-to-bes in the Nasvhille area. (sorry everyone else.)