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Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to Have a Mentally Well Marriage

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we believe that you should think about how you’re going to go about your marriage once you’re married. While you’re planning your wedding or buying your flowers, have you thought about the future and how the two of you are going to stay mentally sound? Having a marriage where both parties are at good mental health is important, and here are a few reasons why.

For the Family

If you’re planning to have kids, being mentally well is important. You must be able to make rational decisions while parenting and do what you feel is best for your child. Within reason of course. Being mentally well is important not only for your health, but for the health of your future family.

For Your Spouse

Having strong mental health can help your spouse be a better person as well. You want you to set a good example for your spouse, and the same can be applied for your spouse too. With the two of you having strong mental health, you can help build each other up like never before.

For Yourself

Finally, you should have strong mental health for your own future as well. When you’re aging, having strong mental health can keep you sharp and keep you up with people even half your age.

How You Can Grow Mentally With Your Spouse

With that said, here are some ways you can grow with your spouse.

Always Have Goals

Some people like the idea of settling down, but we believe that you should never settle. Instead, you should look for your next goal and try to make some plans to achieve it, with your spouse working alongside you to help. Accomplishing goals can help you grow as a person, and plus it just feels good to reach one of your life goals.

Embrace Disagreements

As a couple, you will get into fights. No matter how close or alike you are, you will have your differences. Some people don’t want express disagreements because they want to keep the peace. The problem with that philosophy is that it’s possible for you to explode on someone after years of bottling things up. So express your grievances in a calm and collected manner. This can help the two of you find the solutions that you’re looking for.

Have Alone Time

Just because you’re always together doesn’t mean you don’t have different hobbies. Having some time to yourself isn’t a bad thing, and you should look into having a night out with the boys or girls, or taking some time to do your own hobby. A bit of alone time is always good.

At the Same Time, Spend Time Together

If you have a job that keeps you apart from your spouse for too long, this can be a problem as well. You don’t want to feel like you’re growing distant from the love of your life, now do you? It can be hard to have jobs that allow the both of you to spend more time together, but try to do it if possible.

Finally, Talk to a Counselor

A couple’s counselor isn’t just for couples whose marriages are falling apart. Regular counseling can help the two of you grow as a couple. You can air out disagreements and plan for the future in a safe area and be able to find things about each other that you may not have realized before. We say that counseling is definitely worth looking into for the future of your marriage and to improve your overall mental health.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Little Touches to Make Your Wedding Even Better

Our wedding is one of the biggest days of most people’s lives, and hopefully, you’ll only get one shot at it.
This means people put a lot of effort and thought into creating their idea of the perfect day. We all want a
wedding that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives, and that our guests will talk about for many years to come.

Creating a truly memorable experience requires attention to detail. Making your event personal and unique will
ensure you pleasantly surprise your guests and each other.

Pre-empt people’s needs

A little bit of thought can go a long way. Small touches, like providing tissues at the ceremony, can make a big
difference. If the temperature could drop as the night draws in, then provide blankets or pashminas to help keep
guests warm and comfortable. Also consider providing comfy slip-ons or flip flops for some guests, as spending
all night dancing in high heels can be murder on their feet.

The needs of your guests might be specific to your wedding. Try to put yourself into their shoes and consider the
parts of the day that might cause you a problem or discomfort, and then see if there’s any way you can lessen it
for them.

Don’t let boredom set in

The worst weddings are drawn out affairs where guests are wondering what the earliest time is they can politely
leave. There are plenty of things you can arrange to keep things moving at a good pace that will make the day
whizz by. Plan the length of different sections, such as speeches, toasts, ceremony, etc. More short and sweet
things will increase the pace over a couple of long-winded things.

Try to minimize the time between different parts of the wedding. This will stop large groups of people just hanging
around with nothing to do, creating the feeling that the day is dragging. A wedding DJ and a dance floor is one of
the most common forms of entertainment for the reception, however, dancing isn’t for everyone. Consider some
different types of entertainment to appeal to other guests, such as a table magician, or even a clown for your younger guests.

Don’t forget each other

Don’t become so consumed with worrying about everyone else that it prevents you from having a great day. You can include
a surprise sentimental gift to each other. Spend your budget on the things that matter to you. If the dress is really important,
don’t scrimp, the same with food and drinks. Also, when the day is done the one part of the proceedings that will stay with you
forever is your ring. Choose rings that you both love, or if you can’t find appropriate rings consider getting them made. Many
jewelers can create something truly unique and special.  For example, Tacori artisans can craft brilliant pieces that will remind
you of your magical day for a lifetime. Have as much input into their design as you can and you will love them as much as your
other half.

Including lots of personal touches specifically about you both will help to not only make it memorable but also provide some talking
points that help make it even more special. Whether it’s personalized napkins, song choices that are meaningful to you, or simply
sharing your story on a board or the back of the place settings, they all add up and help to set the tone.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Picnic Bag Basket

With summer coming it's a great time for a picnic! This picnic basket bag that we are featuring today is super cute and has all the essentials you need for a relaxing picnic lunch with your bestie or someone special! It comes with a set of acrylic glasses, stainless steel silverware and cloth napkins to share a meal for two.  Also, included is a wooden cheeseboard, knife and wine bottle opener for your bubbly! There is even a built in cooler on top of the bag for your wine, beer, soda, water or food. Easy to carry to your location as there is a sturdy strap and also a front zippered pocket for extra storage.

This makes a great gift for anyone but especially a bride and groom or someone in your bridal party.
Their first or last name initial can be embroidered on the front in your choice of thread color on this crimson color picnic bag. It retails for just $47.99 and the recipient will be sure to love it!

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