This post has nothing to do with home staging, merchandising, decorating or anything else that you may have stopped by to read because……..

It’s our 30th Anniversary today! Let me say that again, it’s our 30th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

I can’t believe it…. we’ve gone through so much, grown so much, changed so much, laughed and cried so much.

I am so proud of US!

We get asked what our secret is all the time.

So what is our secret?

Be careful what you say to each other.

NEVER call each other names.


When your really mad and starting to list out all the things that hurt you, irritate you and frustrate you….STOP and start listing all of the good. Seriously, you have to get off that train and think about the things that they do for you, with you and because of you. If you don’t get off the “bad” track it will take you places you don’t want to go.

Do unto him/her as you would have them do unto you, it’s not always about you.

Pick your battles

Laugh some more

Stay in it for the long haul, the next person will get old, on your nerves, forget to take the trash out, forget feed the dog and like above; the list goes on. Just like the person your with now does. The grass is not always greener.

Sounds like we’ve just sailed right through these 30 years without any problems, think again. That is not the case.

We have just made the decision to stay together which is really what the secret is.

Here’s to US!