May 21, 2020

{Guest Post} Unique Wedding Favors

Thank Your Guests with These Unique Wedding Favors

Whether you’re having an intimate wedding or a virtual wedding via Zoom, some things never go out of fashion. And that is precisely the case when it comes to wedding favors. 

We all know about for better or for worse. But if you are old or young, there’s always space to say thanks in style. A union is not just about the coming together of the bride and groom but sharing in the experience. 

From friends to close relatives, groomsmen, bridesmaids, and flower girls, everyone can share in this momentous occasion.

And what better way to show your appreciation than with a carefully chosen favor for your guests. Searching for inspiration? If you want the lowdown on what to pick, consult our list of the best unique favors to delight your invitees. 

  1. Bubble Wands

Simplicity Ring Bubble Wand

An excellent alternative to the age-old rice and confetti, these bubble wands are a great way to celebrate the happy couple. Plus there’s no mess!

Make your big bash a memorable one with these slinky favors that can be easily placed on the table. Personalize your wands and create a bit of magic with a ribbon or glitter matching your chosen color scheme. 

With an impressive 100 bottles in every pack, there’s plenty of bubbles, especially for larger weddings. Guests can enjoy making delicate bubbles that are as delicate as the bride’s veil guaranteeing a first-rate send-off. 

  1. Notebook & Pen Gift Set

Personalized Notebook & Pen Gift Set


It doesn’t matter if you’re a doodler or an office exec in Wall Street. Your guests will go nuts for this super stylish notebook and pen gift set. 

Check out this smart notebook that comes with a metal black ink pen and benefits from an elasticated closing. Your guests will appreciate somewhere for those all-important minutes, taking notes in round table meetings, idle sketches, and keeping appointments. 

The pen is certainly mightier than the sword. 

  1. Wine Stoppers

Personalized Wine Stoppers

For oenophiles and wine swishers alike, you cannot go wrong with these cute wine stoppers. 

Perfect for vino lovers, they will love this gift they can use again and again. Your guests can sip on zingy Zinfandel, ravishing Riesling, and glorious Gewurztraminer while looking back on your wedding day.

Made from cork, these offer practicality as well as functionality. Never waste a bottle again thanks to these sublime wedding favors that will last for years to come.  

We are real fans of the custom engraving for both Mr and Mrs not to mention the crucial wedding date serving as a personalized keepsake. 

  1. Salt & Pepper Shakers

Love Birds Salt & Pepper Shakers

No doubt your guests will be chirping about these delightful salt and pepper shakers.

Enjoy the festivities with the two love birds and go away with a one of a kind treasured memento. Your wedding guests will be thrilled with this practical wedding favor whilst whipping up a storm in the kitchen. 

Made from ceramic, these stylish bird-shaped shakers come in a pretty gift box that is transparent showing off your gift. 

Look a little closer and you will discover a satin ribbon and bow finish off this unique gift guests will love to take home. 

  1. Adventurers Compass

Adventurers Compass Favors

Do you want to be pointed in the right direction? Look no further than these unique compass favors. 

Perfect for jet setters, frequent travelers or guests with a passion for wanderlust, guests can look back fondly on your big day. Great for destination weddings or themed events, they are made from brushed brass metal. 

Built to last, make an everlasting impression on your guests and turn them into the next Bear Grylls or Michael Palin. Personalized stickers are also available ensuring an additional special touch to your nuptials.

Thank you to 
Emma Miller, Founder, Vow To Be Chic, for sharing this post

May 4, 2020

{Guest Post} Home Mortgage Refinancing for Veterans

Home Mortgage Refinancing for Veterans

During a somewhat uncertain time, we are all looking to make careful choices to protect our families and our health. Many of us are also carefully reviewing our budgets to cut excess expenses to keep our financial health in shape. If you are a veteran considering whether to refinance your home mortgage, take a look at the resources below to help guide this choice.

7 Steps to Refinancing Your Home Mortgage

How do you best manage a successful mortgage refinancing campaign? Make these key steps the cornerstones of your refinancing plan.

Find the Best Mortgage Lenders and Refinancing Companies

Do your research to learn more about different types of loans, eligibility requirements and what you should look for when searching for the right mortgage lender for your needs.

Home Appraisals: Home Appraiser, Property Value & Tips

You should know a little about the process and how it works, both to decide if a home appraisal is in your best interest and to take any possible steps to influence the final appraisal number.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Key takeaways include: Pay your bills on time, pay down your credit card balances to keep your credit utilization ratio low, and don't close old credit card accounts or apply for too many new ones.

Mortgage Assistance Programs for Veterans

There are several government-backed options that make the home-buying process more accessible to active and former military service members. 

What is a VA Loan?

Available to eligible veterans with key advantages such as: No down payment or mortgage insurance required and no pre-payment penalty for paying off a loan early.

VA Home Loans: A Guide For America’s Veterans

The ins and outs of VA loans explained.

Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

Refinancing lets you replace your current loan with a new one under different terms. Find out if you’re eligible—and how to apply.

Thank you to Suzie Wilson from for sharing this information

December 30, 2019

{Guest Post} How to Support Children in Military Families

How to Support Children in Military Families
First, we want to thank all of our military families for their service to make this country safer for all of us to live in on a daily basis. And we could never understand how difficult it is for military parents and especially kids that are apart of military families.

It can be difficult to move from place to place at a moment's notice and not being familiar with the people or places that you will be introduced too. It is important that we not only provide support to families but especially the children as your family unit transitions from place to place.

Think about it children that are apart of military families move up to three times more frequently than the average family.

Communicate with your child's school

It can be difficult for teachers to be conscious of what is going on throughout the year so it is recommended that you communicate upcoming dates of deployment or training with your children's school. By communicating these dates with your children teachers it will help them to stay aware of any upcoming signs of anxiety and stress that the child may begin to exhibit. 

It will also help them to offer the child away to relax or an outlet that helps them to express the feelings that they may have pent up about the impending deployment. The open line of communication will also help in case your child will need to take an absence from school in that they can get the world ahead of time and not miss valuable information while they are away.

Communicating with your child's school will allow their transition into their new school to go as smoothly as they possibly can. Which is important especially since military families are constantly moving from place to place.

Ask questions for clarity

Wherever you move that place will have its own set of rules and procedures. To ensure that your transition continues to be smooth ask any and all questions you may have when it comes to your children's transition.

Ask about the school rulebook and what is expected of your child when they are entering into their new school. Also, it is helpful to ask about the assessment and test dates so that you can make sure your child doesn't miss important things like the SAT or the ACT.

You may also want to inquire about times where you are able to come to your child's school and volunteer or eat lunch with them. This may help your child to begin to feel more comfortable versus just being shoved into a new situation and being scared.

Spend time with other military families

It can be tough making new friends in a brand new are so we urge you to get in contact with other military families and your children can spend time with other children in military families. Sometimes it is easier to identify with people that have been in or are currently in the same situation that your family is in.

Children need friends their own age so that their social interactions skills aren't delayed because of the constant moving. And having friends they can relate to can decrease the likelihood that they will become depressed or face other mental issues that can stem from moving constantly.

Stay on top of educational records

Stay on top of your children's educational records and if possibly send them ahead to the net school electronically to save yourself some time as well as create a paper trail that shows that you did send your child stuff ahead. By staying on top of your child's school records you can reduce any chance that you move and then have to go through various hurdles to obtain the records once you've moved.

The other thing that keeping up with school records does is it allows your children's new teachers to understand where your child may be struggling and where their previous school left off as far as curriculum. This will ensure your child doesn't fall any further behind then they need to which can make catching up and moving on to the next grade difficult.

You can also save time for your children that have IEPs by carrying the documentation with you. This will make sure that the school has some background in case the electronic version from the previous school has not been sent ahead yet.

Other records you may want to bring with you are examples of your child's work. It will help the teachers to understand what your child is good at, needs help with, and if they have any special talents or interests that may make their transition smoother.

Connect with organizations

There are various organizations around the world that specialize specifically in helping military families with their transitions. They offer resources that help military families get connected with others in the community that can offer them the support that they need while they are making such a difficult transition.

This can be helpful of one parent is currently deployed leaving the other parent to do all of the moving and getting the kids settled themselves. The more help you can find the better and these organizations are designed to have already done the work for you so that you don't have to spend valuable time searching for support.

Get ready….

We understand that transitions are tough and can cause everyone involved to become stressed out and anxious over what is to come, but we hope that this article helps to guide you through your transition. We also hope that the connections you make help your children to view transitions as a great thing and begin looking forward to new places and new adventures.

Don't be afraid there is always help that is set up to assist those who risk their lives for us and our families. We can all lend a hand to helping provide adequate support your children need during this crucial time period. Thank you again for your families service. 

Tiffany Simmons is a Georgia mom, wife, and aspiring children’s book writer. Acquiring a BS in Mass Communications & Marketing from the University of West Ga. Leaving a job in the healthcare profession to become a freelance writer for!