Bridesmaids Hold Rescue Puppies Instead Of Bouquets

Rescue puppies, talk about the perfect “Something Borrowed” for an incredible wedding. That’s what one bride who has dedicated herself to rescuing animals made happen for her special day. TheDodo.com has a great story about the wedding of Sarah Mollouck and Matt Crain. Sarah works for Pitties Love Peace which is a rescue organization in Pennsylvania. Sarah and Matt have three rescue dogs and they foster puppies and dogs who are looking for forever homes. They figured it would be

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He Put A Ring On It! Beyonce’s Lead Dancer Gets Engaged During Concert

One of superstar singer Beyonce’s most popular songs is “All The Single Ladies.” You can’t help put repeat the refrain over and over, “If you liked it should’ve put a ring on it.” I hear you singing it right now. One of her back up dancers, John Silver, must’ve been listening closely when they performed that song last week in St. Louis during The Formation World Tour. The Daily Mail reports Silver popped the question to fellow dancer, Ashley Everett,

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Why I Can’t Do The Facebook “7-Day Love My Spouse” Challenge

It would be so romantic. A wonderful tribute to my husband. I get that. And still, I can’t do it. I’m talking about the latest viral thing floating around Facebook. Have you seen this? The “7-Day Love Your Spouse” Challenge. The goal is to post photos of your beloved spouse for seven days including some mushy note expounding on their amazing qualities. And you’re supposed to tag two other friends, challenging them to do the same. I’ve been tagged twice.

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Something Smells Funny In My Marriage

Something smells funny in my marriage. And by something, I mean someone. And by someone, I mean my husband. He doesn’t smell bad. Rather, wonderful, I must say. But he smells funny, as in his sense of smell. He smells everything. I interrupt our upcoming fourth wedding anniversary to ask, “Why didn’t you mention this before I got married?” Of all the things we were supposed to figure out if we’re compatible—religion, politics, money, raising kids, health. No one mentioned

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Rattlesnake Bites Groom During Wedding Shoot

A rattlesnake biting your groom while your taking your wedding photos might not seem like the most uplifting of stories, but I’m sharing it because nothing like this to see how a new couple will weather the storms that come everyone’s way. The Today Show reports newlyweds Johnny Benson and Laura Loretz did what so many couples do–they went to take photos between their ceremony and their reception. The photographer knew just the perfect place–a reservoir near their favorite hiking

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My Bathroom Secret I Think You Just Might Understand

My husband caught me. Not in a secret, per se. But certainly something I’ve been able to keep it to myself through almost four years of marriage. “Sure does take you a long time to blow dry your hair,” he remarked the other day. “Yeah, sure does,” I agreed pointing to what I thought was my perfect alibi—the huge mop of hair on my head. “What exactly do you do in there?” he asked, raising an eyebrow of suspicion. “Brush,

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The Six Words Guaranteed To Unfix My Marriage

Watch out what you wish for. I realize now. I went into the new year hoping for doors to open. Surely, I didn’t realize I had to more specific. As in professional doors. Because doors are opening alright. All around me. There’s my car door which won’t stay shut. Our dishwasher broke its seal. It won’t close. Upside is the secret fun watching teenagers learn to wash dinner dishes by hand. And finally, the shower door won’t close. Which leads

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Musical Theatre Lovers Create Incredible “Opening Number” To Their Wedding

Just when I thought I’d seen every kind of viral wedding video, I come across this wedding’s opening number. I don’t know these people. Just came across the video the bride’s brother-in-law posted on Facebook which was shared by someone else. I’ve been able to piece together that the bride is Amy Lieberman. The groom is Keith Andrews. They love musical theatre and knew that a simple walk down an aisle wasn’t going to do it for them. Who wrote

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The Unexpected Price Of My Dream Coming True

I had a bill come due this week. The kind of bill they don’t tell you about. The price you must pay for a dream coming true. You could’ve walked right past us and not known what a bittersweet moment was taking place. A simple visit with my two nephews. My brother’s boys. The boys who have been my treasures since the day each was born. Which happened on the other side of the country. No matter. At least four

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What Happens When A Cattle Rancher’s Wife Goes Vegan?

If you love your dog, you might enjoy my new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” It includes a number of essays about loving your dog. This sure doesn’t have the makings of a conventional love story. Things started out so well for cattle rancher Tommy Sonnen and his wife, Renee. Then, she went out and had to go vegan. A vegan and a cattle

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