How to Effectively Apologize to Your Significant Other

I know I’m not the only person who still feels slightly empty after the off-hand “sorry” that comes after a mistake is made. I noticed this was an issue for me early in my relationship with my husband. I found that a “sorry” was not enough for me. Not to say I did not appreciate…

The Details that Make a Wedding Special

As mentioned in my post Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding, there are several areas where you can forego spending a lot of money. Some would argue that one of those areas is the details. However, I would argue to the contrary. It is in the details that you get the…

What to Expect From Your Bridesmaids

People would ask me, and I’d reply: “Well I have 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and then the maid of honor and best man!” I’d say this brightly, ignoring the dark looks many gave me. The main thing to keep in mind when selecting your bridal party is: What do you want to get out of…

Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding

Of course, this varies from person to person; however, most brides will find themselves asking “what can I forego, and what can’t I live without?” I found myself asking these things of myself when I planned my wedding. Splurge: The Photographer. I tried saving money on my photographer. In the end, I went with my…

Why It’s Okay to Be Different From Your Partner

At first look, it doesn’t seem like my husband and I have a lot in common. He likes Hip-Hop, I like Jack Johnson. I’m more aloof, and he’s friendlier. Also, where I’m more emotional, he’s more logical. Have topics brought us some frustration before? Yes, it can be difficult to make a decision when you’re…

How We Chose Our Wedding Venue

As soon as we became engaged, we started looking for venues. I’d heard all of these horror stories about venues being booked a year and a half in advance. With a date set for 15 months, the clock was ticking. The truth is we only visited two venues, booking the second one. I did much…

How I Picked My Wedding Colors

Some people begin the wedding planning process with colors already in mind. Perhaps a favorite sports team or a special meaning. I chose differently. I wanted the process to be more organic. So I made a bubble map of everything that I wanted in my wedding. I began with my husband and I in the…

Does Diamond Size Matter?

Well, does it? Because the only one who can answer that truthfully about yourself is you. What is average anyway? According to Google, it’s a little over carat. Which, depending on the rest of the set design, can set you back a pretty penny. Alternatively, there’s been an up-trend in different stones being used for…

A New Wife’s Guide to Making Money When Grocery Shopping

I remember my trepidation, the first time I took my husband grocery shopping. I watched as he piled one thing after another into our cart–the prices quickly racking up in my mind’s eye. The truth is, grocery shopping can be very expensive and unfortunately, markets have become more and more limited with their rewards. So…

How to Teach your Cat to Sit

Sebastian, our one-year-old Siamese is…unmotivated. He loves to play rough-n-tumble with his brother Valentino, but shows little interest in toys. He’s also picky with food and treats. So I gave up on the idea of training him quite a while ago. It wasn’t until I dug up an old freebie bag of feline¬†Greenies that Sebastian…