How to Say “No” without Burning Bridges

While a short word, it’s the hardest for some people to learn to say. “No” is a very powerful word and it can be a difficult thing to tell people, especially if you’re worried about burning bridges. Many of us fall into the category of people pleasers. The truth is, saying no rarely will burn bridges if you know how to do it.

Evaluate the Circumstances

Listen carefully to the other person before blurting out “no”.

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Bamboo Cutting Board #Review

It’s no secret that my husband is the main cook in our household. He has a passion for being in the kitchen that I just haven’t been able to tap into yet. With that being said, he was very excited to see our new set of cutting boards delivered. We’ve had the same cutting board since our newlywed days and just kept putting off replacing it.

Part of Mr.

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8 Years of Marriage: 8 Lessons Learned

My husband and I recently celebrated our 8th Anniversary. I was talking to a co-worker and realized I am at the stage where newlywed wives are looking to me for advice and support. I’m no longer a “newbie”!

I decided to share 8 lessons I’ve learned from each year of our marriage. I will be the first to admit – we are not that “happily ever after” fairy tale story. We have had our moments but we’re committed to each other and our family.

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Enjoying The Last Days Of Summer #spon

Oh the long lazy days of Summer! Today was the first day of school for us and a stark reminder that summer will soon be wrapping up for good. One of the benefits of living in South Carolina is that we’ll have great outdoors weather for a few more months – one of the down sides is that we’ll have not-so-fun flying critters for awhile, too. Flies and mosquitoes are ruthless around these parts and can truly put a damper on an afternoon in the backyard.

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30 Simple Strategies To Increase Productivity

Increasing productivity or even being productive takes planning and time. We often want to find an extra hour or two a day to do certain tasks, but if you put into effect systems and get organized in your daily life you can get a lot more done each day. Parents can easily fit in more fun time with their kids when they organize their day and their home and learn to say “no” more often.


Brightening Up My Space With #BOUQLove #spon

I have to admit – I’m a sucker for pretty flowers and plants. My absolute favorites are lillies and orchids. I was first introduced to The Bouqs at BlogHer in San Jose, California and just loved the fresh flowers they had at their booth. So, of course, it made my day when they reached out to me to try their flower delivery service and share my experience with my readers and supporters.

Their online ordering process is very simple and easy to use.

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