FINAL Wedding Wednesday

I know what you are thinking (because I am thinkin’ it, too), and yes, this is the very last Wedding Wednesday post. I have dragged it out over months and months. This is because it is really hard to find the right words to describe one of the best times of your life…my life (at least, thus far).

Here we are. Nearly a year removed from the big event. A year removed from abundant feasting, fancy, and a few of our favorite things. But, also a year removed from a few hiccups that seemed to ruin our big day.

Know that you WILL run into (seemingly) big snafus. There will be last-minute decorating. There will be a mix up with the tuxedos, bus pickups, hotel blocks. In my case? The video equipment was forgotten, and a wedding planner cried…a lot. I had to sit alone in a dark room to stop myself from crying while stuffing my face with a Jimmy John’s sandwich…to stop the hanger.

During the reception, though, I received some of the most wonderful advice from a family friend:

Spend the entirety of your life working to make your spouse happy.

And then it hit me: I am married. I HAVE A HUSBAND.

With that realization, everything else went away. The goal of the wedding celebration was accomplished. I was starting this life anew with the man I loved. And nothing else mattered. Nothing else DOES matter. A year later, none of those slight snafus matter. They have no bearing on today.

All that matters today – and from now on – is that I am happy. And I work every day to make Timmykins happy. And we are in this big adventure together.

Happy Wednesday, Happy People

<3 The RoaminTwin

a Blog Challenge Day 1: My Daily Success Plan + Happy Tweets Tuesday!

Good Morning, lovely, lovely, HAPPY People!

Coming out of a weekend of moving with a MASSIVE head cold, Monday acted as my weekend, even though I had a full day of work! I slept in, didn’t go to the gym (shame on me), made breakfast for my husband and I, went to work, and came home to watch a movie with my sister before heading to my friends’ house for a couple of hours. Very relaxed, VERY zen.

Well, now it’s time for me to rally the troops (troops meaning myself), and DO something!

I am in the middle of a lot of transition right now. As I mentioned previously, Timmykins and I moved this weekend (more on that later), I am still mentally transitioning into this new year and everything it means for me personally, and amongst all of this, I am transitioning into routine, and living towards my core desired feelings.

With this whole routine she-bang, I have decided to participate in another blog challenge with the lovely Natalie Sisson of The last time I partook in her blog challenge, it made me open up and explore ideas that I never had before. This time, I am starting a little late, but at least I am showing up to participate (and whole-heartedly, at that)! Day #1 prompt? Share my daily success plan.

Current (most days):
Wake up early (6ish). Drink warm lemon water. GYM TIME! Healthy breakfast. Long shower. -WORK- Zumba, sometimes yoga. Healthy dinner. Work from home. Bed.

Going forward (nearly every day):
Wake up around 6. Drink warm lemon water. Gym time (with GUSTO) OR Yoga (with GUSTO). Make a healthy breakfast. Quick shower. Blog/check emails/schedule Roamin4Happiness posts. Work – build in deep breathing and movement breaks. Zumba and or yoga and or a long walk after work. Cook a healthy meal, and it with Timmykins. Reflect on the day. Go to sleep earlier!

I know that it is the lack of routine and self-accountability that is eating away at my days. I know I am my own worst enemy, and it’s time for me to stop me in my tracks by encouraging my own wellness and transformation. It is only then that my energy, creativity, happiness, and BLOG/lifestyle brand will THRIVE!

Oh, you know what else will thrive with routine? Happy Tweets Mondays. Or Tuesday (for an exception like today). And, I promise that if you get into the routine of reading them (like I do every week as I post them), they will put a little pep in your step!

So, now for today’s little pep. From me (and all those who tweet), to YOU!


“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” – Jonathan Swift
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success Albert Schweitzer
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ― Mark Twain
“The greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.” – Theodore Roosevelt
« Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. » Jim Rohn
If you’re not learning while you’re earning, you’re cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation. – Napoleon Hill
“If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”
Happy Tuesday, Happy People! Now, go get em!
<3 The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets Monday!

Happy Monday, Happy People!

Honesty time: Are these Happy Tweets Mondays still capturing your attention and affecting you positively?!

I started reposting positive/happy/motivating tweets over a year ago to kick my butt into high gear on dreaded Monday mornings. I realize that I haven’t kept up my end of the bargain as of late, and I feel like not posting them and having them in front of me has affected me in a negative way. When I don’t post, I feel like there is at least a little something missing. Like my Mondays fly by and I get nothing done.

Is there a more diverse way that you would like to be receiving inspiration and happiness? Know that I am developing so much more down the pipeline, and I would love to hear your thoughts!

Other than that, I hope you can find your tenacity within these posts, and that it inspires you to pass the positive vibes along to others!


“The only person who is truly holding you back is you. No more excuses, it’s time to change. It’s time to live life at a new level.”
If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers. – Bo Bennett
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ― Coco Chanel
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain
Falling Off The Wagon…and getting back up because I CAN Thank YOU

Dear 2015

Well, hello, Dear 2015!

My name is RoaminTwin, and I want to introduce myself, because we are going to be spending a LOT of time together (365 days, to be exact)!

But, I also want to let you know how high my expectations are for you, because – if you have spent any time with 2014, as I have – you would know the amazing highs that took place in the last year:

– I got engaged + then married (WHATTTT?!?)
– Timmykins + I went on an overseas honeymoon adventure, in addition to a multitude of travels throughout the year
– The ROYALS went to the World Series (and I got to be at a handful of the games)!!
– It was a year of firsts: First year as a married woman, first year really starting to focus on my blog and branding, first year focusing on my personal development
– It was a year of lasts: My baby brother graduated high school, we said “See you later” to a few loved ones who passed away, I said goodbye to the semi-regular self-loathing and competitive mindset
– We welcomed babies and spouses and more into our circle of friends/family!
– I saw my idol, JULIE ANDREWS, in person, and she SANG! I can die happily, now :)

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As each year has them, we also had some tough lows. A few are mentioned above, others are being worked through, and that’s OK! You need the bad to balance the good, or you would never know what good was!

Regardless, 2014 is going to be tough to top! But I believe in you!

I also want you to know, early on, that your expectations of me should be just as grand as my expectations of you. It is time to live my life based on how I want to feel, and not just one long to-do list. I will live unapologetically, organically, and intentionally with passion and tenacity! 2015, you are MY year.

First step? Taking care of some childhood dreams prior to turning 25 in a few months! Let’s do this!



Happy Tweets Monday!

Good Evening, Happy People!

If you are anything like me, you are not too thrilled to be back to the grind after an AMAZING American Thanksgiving, filled with turkey, potatoes, turkey, apple pie, and – you guessed it – more turkey. And, though you may still have leftovers in the fridge, we can’t let the gluttonous, unproductive versions of ourselves carry over any longer (I admit, I gave it the long weekend, too!). I tend to look at Monday as my starting-over point. My take-off into the next week. The way I feel on Monday – as much as I hate it – dictates how I work and feel the rest of the week.

Lucky for everyone involved, I was feeling VERY inspired this morning. In fact, I finally started my morning workout routine again. I can no longer excuse myself with the weather changing and a warm bed calling my name, as that is how it will be for the next few months. No hibernating here!

Here are your Happy Tweets for the week! I hope they motivate + inspire + propel you forward into positive vibes for (at least) the rest of the week!


An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I want to put a ding in the universe.” ~ Steve Jobs
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. – Thomas Carlyle
Only Dead Fish Go With The Flow
“Who said nights were for sleep?” -Marilyn Monroe
“If you want to live a top shelf life then you need to stand on the books you have read. Never stop learning, never stop growing.”- Jim Rohn
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ” – Winston Churchill
<3 The RoaminTwin

3 Recent-ish Developments

Yes, I know: we are over a month away from 2015. But first the first time in, well, EVER, I am really excited to work on very specific areas of my life in the New Year. No more of this lose-15-pounds, knit-10-items, be-more-beautiful mumbo jumbo. It’s time to be clear. It’s time to keep dreaming and scheming, but most of all it is time to sit my a** down and CREATE. Here are the 3 closest-to-my-heart items that I am going to create/develop in the New Year:

1. Myself. I have spent the last couple of months really delving into my desires, dreams, and how I want to feel when I make decisions. I am actually the worst decision-maker you may ever meet, so checking in with myself and asking how I want to feel with each decision is helping me to mature in this area. One of my greatest decisions I have made so far in this mindset?

2. This Community. I have made the decision to develop this platform into so much more. It needs a little TLC + idea-mapping before I can go into much else detail, but I will tell you this: I want this to be a community of like-minded people who want to live a journey of happiness. I want learning materials + a happiness shop + events + giveaways. And I want it all to launch in 2015 so we can all start a real, focused journey!

3. a FILM. I have wanted to be a filmmaker for years at this point. And in the last year – mainly because of our Roamin4Happiness community – I have decided that I want to create MEANINGFUL films. Films that inspire happiness. Films that change lives. Well, also funny films, but I will need a little help in that department :) To start out, however, I have an idea up my sleeve that incorporate both #1 AND #2. More on that later…

For the remainder of 2014, I will be working with #SecretBloggersBusiness (and hopefully their #SBBscholarship ) to really dig into best plan + action for our community. I have so many ideas in this little ole brain-o-mine, but have just had a hard time with execution of these ideas in the past. With their assistance, I know that our community will become highly contagious, as well as sought-after. I also know that they can assist me in ways that I don’t even know yet (heck, with the #SBBscholarship , our original graphics + photographs will finally have a universal feel and develop leaps and bounds)!

So, at this time, I seek a little patience from you, my wonderful community of Happy People. Don’t stop doing what you do. Just know that this is the top priority of mine and that I am working to make this blog the best I can for us. The future may be blurry, but know that as we choose our own happiness, it becomes decisively more clear. Wonderfully, splendidly clear.


Thank you!

+ TY to #SecretBloggersBusiness for this opportunity!

<3 The RoaminTwin

Wedding Wednesday #10: 2 Tasks You Can’t Trust ANYONE With.

Real quick, before I get started with Wedding Wednesday #10, I just want to toot our own horn: our wedding was featured on Wedding Wire! Of course, they don’t go into TOO much detail on their website. But that’s A-OK, you are getting all the need-to-knows RIGHT HERE!

Now back to your regular (fabulous) programming…

There are 2 INTEGRAL Tasks regarding your wedding-besides the getting married part-that you cannot trust with anyone but yourself (and maybe your spouse). Are you ready for what those are?

1. Ceremony Programs
2. Thank You Notes

At this point you know I am a personalization fiend, but these two items are uber personal. The program maps out what’s gonna happen and who is involved. The back of ours also included directions to the venue, tips for the evening (HEY! We will have March Madness on the bar TVs! Mimosas for all!), and – my very favorite – a Thank You to all in attendance.

What the heck, RoaminTwin?? Those are sent out after you open gifts!

Well, yes. And no. I am a pretty grateful person (and you should be for maximum happiness in your everyday life!), and I made sure to thank everyone involved every step of the way. I didn’t prepare much of a spoken thank you for the rehearsal dinner. But I did it anyway. And was a blubbering/nervous wreck the entire time.

We put a Thank You in our programs. I would share that with you here, but it was tailored for the crowd at the wedding. I did include that this celebration was as much for them as it was for us. Heck, besides the ceremony, every part of the wedding day is a big Thank You Note! Because each and every person in that room has been with us as individuals and as a couple, and have helped us grow into who we are today.


We carved out time to give a little Thank You Toast (or two or three – I kept grabbing the mic from Timmykins) before dinner. I was VERY thankful for my practice run from the night before. Because we will never have the same group of people in the same room at the same time ever again. Think about it. The room was bursting with L.O.V.E!!

Last but not least, we sent out Thank You Notes for the gifts we received. They were all purchased and made with the biggest amount of love, so I made sure to not only design the postcards (below), but also write notes that were filled with gratitude and sentiment. Because these aren’t just random people who decided to buy you gifts. These are your closest friends and family. They have been there for you through thick and thin. Good and bad. I mean, that’s why you invited them to your wedding, right??


Right? If not, why did you invite them, silly?

<3 The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets MONDAY!

Happy Monday, Happy People!

Let me tell you: The last couple of weeks have been eye-opening ones for yours truly! I have been plannin’, schemin’, and – most importantly – BELIEVING IN MYSELF. I have decided that 2015 is going to be the year of THE LAUNCH! What am I launching, you ask? I will be launching a new site + design for roamin4happiness, a new film project, + MYSELF into the world! It’s time for me to take the reigns of my own life and LIVE!

With that in mind, we are back with our happy tweets! I hope that they inspire you to think a bit about the coming year and what you are going to do to make it the HAPPIEST year yet!

If you have any ideas you want to bounce off someone, please feel free to interact with me in the comments! I am ready to inspire + be inspired!


Entrepreneur Support @FounderSupport
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie

ActionComplete @ActionComplete
Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful… lead the way!
~Steve Maraboli

Cash Cow Couple @CashCowCouple
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
― Aristotle

Lori Fields @YourWorthySelf
You can make a mistake & begin again. #YourWorthySelf

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. -Amelia Earhart

Cash Cow Couple @CashCowCouple
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moven @getMoven
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. -Ayn Rand

Barbara Wilder @bwildone
It takes a courageous person to choose Joy. Barbara Wilder

since for some reason I am not able to copy the twitter profile pictures for each user onto this week’s happy tweets, I will include a picture that makes me happy :)


<3 The RoaminTwin

2 Actions to GET INSPIRED!

Good Day, Happy People!

I’ll admit it: I have been a little less-than-inspired recently! I subscribe to blogs, “Like” Facebook pages, and follow people and businesses on Twitter for daily doses of inspiration and motivation. But sometimes, it affects me for 2 minutes and then I go about my day, mundanely. And I hate it.

Sometimes, we all need a little kick in the pants, and for me, I continuously kicked myself for almost a week, and now I feel all charged up like the Energizer Bunny!

What did it for you? How can I do the same? Time to get back on the wagon!

Here are the 2 simple actions I took/am taking to propel myself forward, inspired:

1. I purchased something for myself. A few things, actually. When was the last time you purchased something for yourself without necessity? Purchased a dress you didn’t need for an upcoming work event, or that T.V. and XBOX 1 you needed to continue to interact with your gamer friends and stay up-to-par with the status quo?

Not only did I purchase a few things for myself, but they were on sale (YEEEE!), and they display words to motivate and inspire me:
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 * “STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES” bangle purchased ON SALE from:
* “Quit Slackin’ + Make It Happen” wallet, and “Start the day with a smile and end it with champagne” phone case purchased ON SALE from: The Icing

If you have a difficult time “selfishly” purchasing items for yourself, then do what I (wish I could) do, and give away one item in your home for each item you purchase. Guilt-away! Now, every time I look down, I have a reminder to be positive, and not just dream, but GO FOR MY DREAMS! Everyone deserves a little sumpin-sumpin to do that for them!

2. Write a MANIFESTO. This week, I am participating in a FREE course with Melissa Cassera ( entitled OBSESSED. Monday’s prompt was to write a Lifestyle Manifesto. According to Melissa’s worksheet: a Manifesto “provides a ‘check-in’ system to ensure that you’re practicing what you preach + presenting an accurate depiction of your lifestyle.” I have read so many times over that writing a Manifesto could be that one thing to spark everything else positively in my life…and for some reason I just never jumped on it. The prompt inspired me, but blocked me at the same time. Good thing Melissa included a fill in the blank form for me to start with! I will past the first draft of my manifesto below. But, just like life, it is a work-in-progress. Let me know what you think!

RoaminTwin’s Lifestyle Manifesto: Draft 1

When I wake up in the morning, the first thought on my mind is: Will going to the gym bring me more joy or pain, today?
And after that: Time for a big stretch and a spot of tea!
My heart glows when I am laughing with my best mates, and my heart breaks when I have no power to better a tough situation for a friend or family member
My community is my inspiration. More than anything else, I care about helping them to realize the joy they bring others
In my world, fantastic, flirty underwear is an absolute necessity
Jumping in puddles and wine nights are always a good idea.
Champagne and celebration are acceptable EVERY day
Pants are overrated, and being anything but authentic is a definite NO.
Fantasizing about that ice cream treat after a zumbathon is totally reasonable.
Striving to roam every corner of the earth is a must.
But, at the end of the day, living an abundantly joy-filled journey is all that matters.
When I die, I want to be remembered as the person who found herself on an adventure in happiness with…herself
And who inspired others to find joy and fulfillment in themselves, too.

Call-To-Action: Now that I have shared my Manifesto, I want YOU to create one to share with the community! This is a forum to share and promote happiness, so no holding back!

<3 The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets Monday!!

Good Day, Happy People!

I hope that – wherever you are – the sun is shining on you literally, and in every aspect of your life. I hope that you are stopping to smell the roses, and chasing your dreams like they are that cute boy you chased in middle school. I have been having a rough Monday myself, but with the help of this week’s Happy Tweets, as well as some positivity reminders I purchased for myself (that I will share in an upcoming blog post), I am gearing up to get today back on track!

Y tu? Enjoy!

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling
^^A.K.A. – Move forward with those dreams! :)

Change your attitude and it will change your life.

“The more we rejoice, the more we win the battle.”

You must stop talking about the problem and start talking about the solution…start speaking words of victory.
When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.

Don’t look back – you’re not going that way.

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” —Judy Garland
See how TIMELESS these Happy Tweets are?? I am reaching all the way back into the re-Tweet vault from the second week of April, this week!
What are some words of motivation that keep you going through the week?
<3 The RoaminTwin