Every time I am at the grocery store I discover a new product I want to try. I go through this conversation in my head that usually ends with me convincing myself not to spend extra money on something I’m not sure we are even going to like. The “saver” in me always seems to win out! That is why I love when I can get free samples of products.
Now that you are married, one of the biggest changes in your life will be your finances. This is probably why money is one of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. It is very important that you make sure to start off on the right foot with your newlywed finances so that you can avoid possible disagreements in the future. Here is a financial to-do list that will help you and your spouse navigate some of the tough financial decisions you now need to make as a couple.
Summer afternoons call for one main cooking event–an outdoor barbecue. The roasting (using charcoal) of succulent meat, and the fondness of beer, are all in a day’s work of newlywed bonding. Come dinnertime, you and your spouse could be wallowing in the sweet fruits of your labor. Unfortunately, this traditional method of slow-cooking meat is […]
For a special treat, I will make something more than coffee and Dan and I will eat breakfast in the sunroom. We open all of the windows and enjoy the breeze while we eat. Recently I made these awesome grain-free waffles for breakfast in the sunroom. I like making waffles during the warm weather because it doesn’t involve sweating over a hot stove.
Summer is a big party season! Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, then 4th of July, then Labor Day. Plus there are pool parties, block parties and barbecues all summer long. If you throw your own summer party, you definitely need some easy and delicious appetizers to serve your guests.
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? I know we are always ready for some quiche in our house—we’ve had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It’s also a great picnic dish partnered with a nice white wine. This quiche is packed with spinach, Italian sausage, and more for a nutritionally full meal. You can make […]
Many believe that sex can be hard on a body especially an aging one. In certain cases, this can be quite true, however, for the majority, sex is an extremely healthy activity and has been linked to various health benefits over the years. Here are 7 ways sex makes you healthier. 7 reasons that sex […]
If you’re married, odds are you have a mother-in-law unless she passed away before you had the chance to marry. In that case, it’s very sad but also leaves you out of the usual mother-in-law drama. I personally love my mother-in-law but she is definitely not without her quirks. A couple of these came through […]
The day I brought our beagle, Honey, home for the first time I had to drive 2 hours with her in the car. As a first-time dog owner, I didn’t know what to expect and hadn’t thought about much ahead of time. After about an hour, I stopped at a gas station to let her out to “stretch her legs”. I wanted to give her some water but hadn’t brought a bowl with me. I ended up buying paper plates and bottled water at the gas station and poured the water on the plate for her to drink. I can still remember how unprepared I felt!
Looking for an inexpensive hobby you and your spouse can enjoy together? Check out Coloring Books for Grown-Ups. Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re envisioning the coloring books from your childhood and a set of crayons. Today’s adult coloring books are a so much more sophisticated, and there’s one for just about every interest. Did […]