Jo's Wedding Gift Giving Guide

I'm not so into weddings. I was in only one for my sister when I was sixteen. My own marriage started with a walk through a metal detector into the county courthouse. The whole affair lasted less than ten minutes. When I walked out, I was just as married as anyone. Still married too. Eleven years....more

Destination wedding cheat sheet

 For a brief period of time, Eric and I were seriously considering the destination wedding route. A part of me would still love to, but it’s just not practical for us. Instead, I’ve taken my research and turned it into a Destination Wedding Cheat Sheet for you to use for your dream day!Read more for links to the resources listed....more

Keeping the Fires Burning - Against All Odds

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”-Fawn WeaverThis past August, my husband and I celebrated a milestone in our lives - our 30-year wedding anniversary. Three decades! Over 10,000 days being married. I'd calculate the hours and days, but that may overwork my calculator!...more

Happy Valentine's Day!


The Black Box, a Valentine’s Day Story

I’m going to tell you a little Valentine’s Day story.A long time ago, on a Valentine’s Day far far away I was presented with the most romantic gift I have ever received. I still have it.Here is it.Yes, it is a box. Inside the box…...more

FREE Wedding Planning Budget Checklist

Wedding budgets don’t have to be overwhelming. Make it simple for yourself and cut down the stress with this printable checklist. See the bigger picture and allow your mind to be at ease....more

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

10 years ago, I woke up, put on a white dress, and got married.  OK, it's wasn't as simple as that. There may have been a fair bit of primping involved, even for this non-primping kind of gal....more
OneQuarterMama  Hi and thank you!! Congrats on all your years together!more

Our{Real Life} Vows

The other night, husband and I decided to renew our vows.  Probably not in the way that most people would.  Although I would love to have a do-over for our wedding.It was an amazing day — all of the people we loved the most were there and it was a magical day.  It was just very … {... more}...more