Despite the way my breath smells, and despite the way my sweat smells the next day, I LOVE to eat garlic! I was thrilled to learn that there are so many others that share my love of garlic that they created a whole day for it. Yes, you read that right, April 19 is National […]


There is almost nothing more exciting than your first home as a couple, and of course you want to share that joy with all of your friends and family.  Many people like to host a housewarming party to do that.  As they say, a house without friends and family is a nothing but sticks and […]


TruGreen Helps You Enjoy Spring in Your Backyard #TruGreen #sponsored #MC

April 9, 2014

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Can I tell you a secret? I LOVE mowing our lawn. I had never mowed a lawn until about two years ago. My in-laws gave us a riding mower when we […]

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6 “Just Because” Gifts for Under $20

April 4, 2014

Sometimes the best gifts are ones that are given for no particular reason – or “just because”.  Of course, all this gift giving can get expensive, and you probably want to save the expensive gifts for “real” dates, like birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays.  Here are a few just because gifts you can give that won’t […]

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Ask these 5 Questions Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

April 1, 2014

Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, chances are you’ll need a real estate agent.  You’ll want to make sure that the person you hire to help you through the process knows what they’re doing.  A good real estate agent will also know what you’re doing, in terms of what you’re looking for […]

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Ideas for Decorating with Monograms

March 26, 2014

Getting married and having a new last name can be very exciting for some women… maybe not as excited as the woman above, but taking ownership of a new last name can be fun! Have you ever thought about how pretty the letters of the alphabet are?  Probably not, but when used in your home […]

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Game Night: Fun Games You Can Play as a Couple

March 24, 2014

If you have a television, chances are you’ve heard of game night.  A few years ago, a game company marketed the idea that a weekly game night brings a family together.  If you think about it, both from a marketing aspect and for any family no matter the size, a weekly game night is a […]

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Exercise for Couples – 9 Ways to Get in Shape Together!

March 20, 2014

If you have a full time job and not a lot of time to spend with your spouse, the last thing you want to do is leave work and spend another hour at the gym away from them.  Lucky for you, there are a many ways you can get that exercise in as a couple […]

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Do We Need a Marriage Counselor? 5 Times You Should Pick Up the Phone

March 17, 2014

Marital life is not for the faint of heart for sure.  Successful marriages require a whole lot of compromise and forgiveness.  No one is perfect.  And sometimes it’s tough to try to see things from your partner’s point of view.   Many marriages have been saved by marriage counseling, because the therapist holds an unbiased opinion.  […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Spouse With Stress at Work

March 13, 2014

Today’s workforce is extremely stressful, and it’s no secret that if you’re stressed out at work all the time, that stress spills out into other areas of your life.  Stress takes a toll on your body, and sometimes even more of a toll on your marriage. You can try to manage your own stress, but […]

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