|Our quest post for the month of February comes from Sandra Leggott, Queen of Comedy! If you ever need a good laugh, you can go to Sandra for help. She’s a hoot! I knew she would be a great guest for Valentine’s Day, so I asked her to write for you all – I’m so honored that she said yes! So, sit back and read Sandra’s post about her very first married Valentine’s Day. It WILL make you smile. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!Oh, and she does all her own artwork.|
|I never dated, I mean really dated, anyone prior to my husband. Valentines is touted as this BIG, AMAZING holiday when your one-true-love can display his true love. My husband and I started dating the last weekend of March and got married in Oct. of the same year. So on our first Valentine’s Day we were already married. Imagine my delight at not having to question, “Will he be mine? Does he love me? Will we have a Valentine’s date?” When the glorious day rolled around, I was working as a secretary at the University of Iowa. I trotted off to work that day, excited to be in love and enamored with my new husband and Valentine.Continue reading|
My next upcoming workshop is in Mountain City, TN on November 6 at 12:30pm. All you need to bring is a pen and your favorite covered dish with a serving spoon, and also bring your own drink. You can click on the flier above to see the information in more detail.
If you have plans to attend this event, please send me an RSVP via my contact page so I can let them know how many to expect. Thanks!
This week I decided to address another angle of what became a very hot topic several weeks back, “Marriage and Money.” My initial post discussed the concept of “His Money and Her Money” and boy did you have varied opinions on how to handle that one! Then I dug myself in deeper when I wrote about charitable giving when couples don’t agree. I figure I’m on a roll so this week I’ll see if I can redeem myself a bit by sharing some essentials for marital financial bliss.
When Stacy and I got married I was clueless. Yes, I’m admitting in front of the thousands of people who will read this article that I was clueless about so many things related to marriage and how to be married. It was all new to me and I had to learn. I still learn something new every day and thankfully, Stacy has been gracious enough to learn along with me for all these years. Along the way, I’ve picked up some tricks when it comes to marriage and money that I thought might be of benefit to share. Fortunately, I haven’t made all the mistakes (hey, we’ve only been married for 7.5 years!) but I’ve counseled several couples who just plain didn’t get it and were/are headed for disaster. So what are my five top things husband and wife should agree on when it comes to money?Continue reading
Guest post by Shannon Brown of GrowingSlower.
It was early early 2013, a new year, and a time for resolutions and starting over. I opened one of my favorite blogs, Keeper of the Home, and happened upon Stacy’s guest post entitled, “How to Be Debt Free in 2013.” What an intriguing title. Curious, I couldn’t help but read on.
So how about it? “Debt Free in 2014″ has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?!
I’ve always loved cookbooks. If you’ve visited my house, you know I have a floor to ceiling bookshelf that is FULL of cookbooks – and I still have some in boxes that won’t fit on the shelf. I need to pare these down, and will do that at a yard sale this spring – I’ll only hang on to my very favorites. I know Barry is very relieved – he probably feels like the cookbooks are about to take over. Today I’ll share with you my top 5 favorite cookbooks.Continue reading