Making Love Last: Advice from Grandma

We tend to get so caught up in the merchandising of Valentine's Day that we forget what the holiday is really about: Love. When Erin Bried was interviewing grandmothers for her book, How to Sew a Button (and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew), she asked each one for their secret to making love last, decade after decade. Watch this video to hear the advice of these wise women, each happily married for over 50 years! And if you're looking for more every-day wisdom, you should … [Read more...]

9 Easy Homemade Valentines

Valentine's Day is just a week away! Make this year's celebration of love truly memorable with a new twist on old traditions! The Valentine's Day tradition started in the early 1700s, and for centuries it was celebrated with an exchange of handwritten notes and handmade tokens of affection.  (You can thank the Victorians for today's Valentine's Day style—they liked their paper goodies dolled up with lavish images of lovebirds, cupids, and flowers!)   When printing technology began to improve, … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning: Picking a date in 2009

If you just got engaged, congratulations!! You are probably anxious to get out the calendar and pick a date so you can start planning the festivities. But think twice before scheduling a wedding, as some dates, weekends, and religious holidays could pose a problem for you or your guests. The Knot provides a list of dates that you might consider wedding "blackout" dates. Holiday Weekends Holiday weekend weddings have pros and cons. You've got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!); … [Read more...]