Today's the day! Two years ago, I exchanged "I Do's" with the love of my life. It really has been a quick two years, but I feel like I've learned so much from them. So, in celebration of my two-year wedding anniversary, I wanted to share a few things I've learned. They aren't ground-breaking by any means!
I also want to show you how we celebrated this past weekend!
1. YOU'RE GOING TO FIGHT, AND THAT'S OK
Either way, arguing can actually build up your relationship. DO NOT go tell your partner I wanted you guys to get in a fight. No! Avoid it if you can. But if it leads to an improvement in your relationship, a few hours of talking and a few tears aren't bad!
2. YOUR MAMA DIDN'T RAISE YOUR PARTNER
3. GET A HOBBY TO STOP DRIVING EACH OTHER CRAZY
4. SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE
5. YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM CAN HURT YOUR PARTNER
6. BE BEST FRIENDS FIRST
HOW WE CELEBRATED
On Friday, I got off of work early. He didn't have to work. We went to Downtown Fayetteville, N.C. and visited Circa 1800 for lunch. He got a chicken sandwich topped with bacon and pulled pork, and I got a blackened chicken wrap! Afterward, we went next door to the new Caruso's Confections for a piece of three-layer chocolate mousse cake.
On Saturday, we had brunch at Metro Diner in Fayetteville, N.C. before heading up to Raleigh for an improv comedy show with ComedyWorks. We also visited our friend Lauren and her husband Aaron for a bit before heading home.
Since tonight is our official anniversary, we have a small chocolate cake to enjoy with one another!
I'm always down to save money when I have the chance. That's why I've started to do some things that help to save without majorly interrupting my life. I wanted to share these with my readers in hopes that they help you!
DON'T THROW OUT THAT COFFEE
However, if you just pour unused coffee down the sink, you're just wasting money! Instead, I've started to pour my excess coffee into a pitcher and refrigerate it. When I get home, I have cold coffee waiting. I can simply add in my cream, sugar, and some ice for iced coffee that will help me get through my writing assignments and blog posts!
SIGN UP FOR SAVINGS PROGRAMS WITH YOUR BANK
PICK UP YOUR GROCERIES
This service was first introduced to me by my mom. It is great for moms with children who may not be easy to handle in the store, for people with busy lives, and for disabled people. All you do is order online, reserve a pickup time, and arrive. The employees will load your cart up for you. Sometimes, they may not have exactly what you asked for, but they always give you fair substitutions.
This service is free and is a great way to stick to your list without making impulse buys!
FOLLOW MY WATER RULE
I also don't drink my morning coffee until I've had at least one 26 fl oz glass of water. This helps me to save money because I'm not drinking a ton of coffee or soda. It also helps keep my hydrated and focused throughout the day!
DONATE TO A THRIFT STORE
HAVE A FREE DATE NIGHT
There are so many other things you can do to save money and to live your best life, but these are ones that I've tried and will probably continue to do unless I become a millionaire! Do you have any money-saving tips? Let me know below!
Halloween is a great time of year to dress up and have fun. So, no matter if you're heading to a party or you're taking your kids out trick-or-treating on the 31st, these couple costumes are great options:
1 | MORTICIA AND GOMEZ ADDAMS
costume like the Damian family did when they dressed their daughter as Wednesday Addams. You can also add in Pugsley, Lurch, Cousin Its, and Uncle Fester to complete your family!
2 | LINDA AND BOB BELCHER
3 | SUGAR SKULL BRIDE AND GROOM
The groom can don a simple back suit and a top hat for some flare. To match a bit more, make a bouquet of fake flowers and make the groom's boutonnière match!
4 | NETFLIX AND CHILL
blanket. You can then pair your outfit with some comfy pants and keep cozy at home or at your friend's Halloween party. Just remember to keep it PG around the kids!
5 | LILO AND STITCH
Use this link to make your own DIY Stitch ears to complete your look!
Those were the five couple costumes that you can easily make or purchase pieces to for a great, coordinated look this Halloween. Here are a few other ideas you can look up:
- Jake from State Farm and Flo from Progressive
- Mike and Sully from Monster's INC.
- Any Disney Princess and her Prince
- Kevin the Bird and Russel from UP
- A Disney Villain Couple like Malificent and Jafar
Hope you like these ideas and can adapt them to work for you! Happy Halloween to all the beautiful couples out there! Have a costume idea? share it below!
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