Category: Love & Marriage

Follow Mr. Vines and the future Mrs. Vines on their journey of love from engagement to the wedding and the married life that follows.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

‘The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts‘ is a must-read for anyone who is seeking love, in a relationship or in a marriage.  Detailing the euphoric feeling of the “in-love” experience, which on average lasts approximately two-years, ‘The 5 Love Languages’ teaches how to love after the honeymoon period. Even if you’re single,...

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The Five Love Languages + $50 G.C. #Giveaway

“The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman is a book that comes highly recommended any time relationship books are brought up. The premise is that everyone has a different “love language,” and that to have a better relationship we need to know our spouse’s love language as well as our own. And since Valentine’s Day...

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4 Ways to Clean your Diamond

Diamonds are tough. They can even scratch and cut glass, but that doesn’t mean they’re meant to! Diamonds are tough, but they’re also precious. They should be cared for as if they were fine China. Everyday products can cause buildup and grime, from hand lotions to hair products to cosmetics or even the oil from your...

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Buying An Engagement Ring Online

Online shopping has become increasingly popular since the birth of my 16-year old son. I’ve never really been fearful of online shopping whether it’s food to electronics to furniture or appliances, but buying an engagement ring online is another story. It’s not unthinkable to buy an engagement ring online, but it requires proper education about...

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How To Create A Date Night Gift Box

When is the last time you and your partner went out on a date? It’s been a while hasn’t it? I know that feeling. Travis and I have been dealing with opposite work schedules since we’ve been together, until recently. We finally have our evenings back, seven days per week…but we’re not taking advantage of...

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What Would Your Love Story Look Like on Paper?

In the early 2000’s, I was journaling on paper. There were a few times before Travis came along where I thought I was “in love”. I remember seeing ‘The Book of Us‘ in stores in the journal section once and it’s been on my wish list ever since then. It didn’t take long for me...

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Why Mr. Vines Dug Through the Trash for Me

When my SIM card in my LG G2 phone crapped out and my phone warned me that my SIM card was not recognized, I knew it was because I had installed it improperly from the get go. I neglected to read the instructions and simply inserted my SIM card without the SIM card tray. My...

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A Common Bond

This is the expanded version of “How It All Started“…. One of the things that makes the relationship between me and Mr. Vines so strong is our work. We will always share a common bond with work. We’re both very passionate about our jobs. Unlike most couples who are coworkers, we actually enjoy talking about...

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Our Living Situation

We’re together all the time. We work together, but in different departments and we stay together 86% of the time. During the week, we stay at my apartment where my residency is required for my son to attend an amazing high school. On the weekends, we stay at Mr. Vine’s apartment so we can hit...

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