How to Make Valentine’s Day Romantic When You’ve Procrastinated Planning Valentine’s Day

3 Quick Ways to Have a Romantic Valentine's Day. Turn your house into a romantic fortress to watch your Valentine's chick flick in :)

By Celeste If you’re anything like me, your week went something like this: Monday:  Grocery shopping- am I forgetting something this week? Tuesday: Oh look Valentine’s Day is this week.  It’s so far away, I’m sure I’ll think of something to do for it. Wednesday:  Wasn’t there something I was supposed to be planning? Thursday:  Oh shoot, Valentine’s Day is in two days!  Ok, I’ll get on this first thing tomorrow. Friday:  Dangit!  It’s tomorrow.  Let’s google this thing.  Pinterest!  Why are all of your ideas so crafty?!?! Saturday:  Right, ok, it’s today.  What’s something I can do/make that looks… Read More

Share the Love:  Sarah and Bryan

By Sarah We’ve got another Share the Love post for you today from my friend Sarah! Sarah was on the BYU Ballroom Dance Company with me.  Well, with Rich too.  I have very fond memories cavorting about the Richard’s building with her getting into all sorts of mischief 🙂 I thought it was hilarious that Rich plays into her and Bryan’s love story.  I told him he makes an appearance in their story and he was like “whaaa?”  Exact quote.  Anyway, don’t Sarah and Bryan make a GORGEOUS couple?  Those lucky kids and their good looking genes!   – Celeste 1.… Read More

Share The Love:  Julie and Nelson

By Julie It’s Valentine’s week!  I thought we’d celebrate with a few Share the Love posts!  Share the Love is a series we do where we ask three questions: 1. What is your love story?  2.  What is your favorite thing about your spouse? and 3. What is the best marriage advice you have to offer? This post is from Julie.  Julie is my sister-in-law (Rich’s sister), but also my friend.  She’s my sister-friend.  One of the things I most, most admire about Julie is how willing she is to show interest in her husband’s interests.  I was really glad… Read More

Sarcastic Weekly Marriage Tip

By Celeste Maybe don’t buy very valuable, lucrative collection items (like those beanie baby gold mines shown below) if you are ever considering getting a divorce.  The process of dividing them up in divorce court can be contentious and tedious.  Plus you’ll have to divide your fortune.  And those very valuable tags might get bent up.  Now how will you send your kids to college?!!  Heart breaking.  Via Howie Decker  Note:  This is a real picture from a couple dividing up their beanie baby booty in divorce court circa 1999 that popped up on Reddit this week. Add a Comment… Read More

Weekly Marriage Tip: Use Facebook Wisely

By Celeste If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s using Facebook.  🙂  Right Rich?  It’s my online time-waster of choice.  Rich and I have very different taste in online time-wasters and mutually feel the other’s choice is a waste of time.  🙂 So, when I came across this article 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Marriage from Nurturing Marriage, I gave it a page view.   The first of their points hit close to home. “Before you know it, you realize you’ve wasted your entire evening staring at a screen INSTEAD of at your gorgeous spouse.” Hate it when that… Read More