Friday, March 30, 2012

Keeping the Spark In Your Relationship - Excerpt 2

"Grocery shop with her. If you split the list respect her wishes regarding brands and sizes. Text her from the other aisle and tell her how much you love her. If you're waiting in the car call her and tell her you want her just because you can."

By Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Keeping the Spark In Your Relationship - Excerpt 1

Excerpt 1 

"Plant a garden and a tree with her. Make a list of 20 simple things that cost no money you both plan to do with each other in the next 20 years. Put it in a time capsule.  Bury the time capsule in your garden and make a pact to return 5 years later..."

By Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We have to admit. It is amazing. Yes, it is addicting. Yes it's a step up from Facebook. Well maybe two or three steps up. It's called Pinterest. I'm sure you've heard of it but have you been invited to join it?  Wedding planning on Pinterest takes you to a whole new level of finding ideas, inspiration and connecting with the people who can make it all possible. Find recommended books, cakes, gowns and dresses. Read comments about products and locations that will help you pull it all together in no time.

You also get great recommendations before you take the leap. So, have you been invited by someone yet? If not there is no other way to get on board. Pinterest is by invitation only. Kind of an exclusive pin board club. No wonder they have a waiting list.

Even if you're not invited you can still take a look around. But interacting, pinning things you see and want to take a closer look at later, reading, liking and leaving comments and recommendations to friends  is really what it's all about. So getting invited is the key.  How to get in? If you're acquainted with a Pinterest member simply put in a request.

Many Pinterest members already have their own blog, Facebook page and twitter account so if you subscribe to the blog, friend the Facebook account or follow them on twitter they are sure to reciprocate and invite you in. And once you're in, you're in! Take a look at some wonderful wedding interests on Pinterest.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome Good Reader

My dear one worked very hard today. That said she's taking a much deserved rest beside me on the couch. As I type these very words she is comfy cozy on the living room couch in her favorite fluffy house sweater watching a Netflix flick. Probably a quirky love story about a young couple who have to deal with some relationship turbulence that eventually separates them emotionally only to find that they misunderstood a recent incident and at the tail end of the movie they come running into each others arms once and for all.  But I won't tell her how it ends. She likes to be surprised.

Our purpose in writing this blog is to bring together wedding planners, engaged couples and friends of the bride and groom to get those tough questions asked, provide advice as well as wedding tips and marital guidance.  As this is the very first entry of our wedding planning blog we've decided to propose a contest of sorts.

My Wedding Planner Contest
So here it goes.  To the first couple to subscribe to the My Wedding Planner blog we will give away a free signed copy of our book, My Keepsake Wedding Planner.
This 146 page wedding guide represents 31 years of wedding event planning, officiating and marriage counseling between. The book includes our signature wedding planning timeline checklist complete with associated worksheets, a wedding night planner, honeymoon planner and associated wedding events planner. It also includes two very special features couples will find indefensible...  The "A Few of Our Favorite Things" activity worksheet. We think it's awesome! Having tried it ourselves years ago we firmly believe it helped stabilize our marriage during a very trying time. Yes it really works!

We have sense perfected the activity and proposed it to couples during their first year of marriage. Since then it has proven to be a staple activity that really does help keep the bonds of friendship stronger than ever. We will discuss the value of this worksheet and activity in my next blog entry. The other special feature found in the book is the section "Life After The Honeymoon" and the "Post Honeymoon Planner."

Among the next 100 to subscribe we will send a random subscriber a free signed copy of our book, My Keepsake Wedding Planner. So if your not the first you still have a chance to win this remarkable wedding planning guide.

 Happy wedding planning!