Shared travel experiences have a way of nurturing couples' bonds. As you discover new places and cultural attractions, you'll be creating the memories of a lifetime. You’ve only gotta take that trip as a couple one time together, and forever thereafter nobody can ever take your memories away from you.
While many trips do cost a considerable sum, just remember that you can't take your hard-earned dollars with you when you take that final journey. In today’s blog post we’ll detail some of our favorite (yet expensive) places in the United States and Europe-- plus a few international couple's vacation gems that aren’t super crowded and can provide a great couple’s vacation experience at a fraction of the cost most of our customers spend on just everyday life.
Whether inexpensive or luxury, couple’s vacation trips like these can be money well spent because it's sure to be an enriching experience that complements your love and enhances your time together.
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Roses are red, violets are blue, marriage is forever when you say “I do”.
Marriage is meant to be for life, right?
And divorce is expensive.
It takes a toll on your health, emotions, relationships, finances and state of mind.
Here are 9 poetic reasons a couple might consider couples’ counseling first before putting themselves through the pain, cost and hassle of dissolving a marriage:
Once upon a midnight dreary, divorce can make your health contrary
Two roads diverged in a wood and I? I might have to pay alimony till I die
My love is like a red, red rose; maintaining two households really blows
Continued on the blog...Roses are red, violets are blue, counseling is cheaper than divorce for two
On an episode of truTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything”, in just 3 minutes and 53 seconds comedian Adam Conover completely destroyed the common beliefs that the diamond engagement ring is a timeless symbol of love and a marriage proposal tradition handed down from generations since antiquity.
After watching this funny and incisive video, if you can correctly answer just 5 simple multiple choice questions-- the answers to which are in the video-- you will get a free CubicZirconia.com gift card worth $50 USD to purchase anything you want.
Do you cook together with your significant other?
Cooking can be a chore.
It can be a chore, too for couples cooking together…or it can be great quality time-- a cheap, easy, simple and relaxing couples’ hobby to reconnect after some time apart.
Cooking together regularly with my wife is one of my greatest pleasures.
With the right ingredients, cooking together is a recipe not just for tasty food but for a stronger relationship, too.
Here’s what Mrs. Cubic Zirconia and I think are the ingredients to doing it right.
Building a home together– while it may be super stressful– can also be one of the most fun couple’s activities in a lifetime of life, love and laughter. If you’re currently building a house, this 10-step blueprint might give you some tips. But more importantly…if you’re married, reading today’s post showing how building a house is like building a marriage could help strengthen your relationship. And if you’re married AND building a house together with your significant other... God help you ('cuz that ish can be stressful).
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Marriages are dying every day because of couples’ failures to continue dating-- years and decades after the courtship period-- when it feels hard to make time due to our urgency addictions, modern busyness, procrastination and inertia.
Yet we MUST make time to date our significant other regularly-- especially after marriage and children. It’s important…but IT'LL NEVER BE URGENT (until and unless it becomes almost too late). You can make it easy despite a busy life by creating a date ritual with some basic pre-planning of what to do, where and how. Here's one date ritual we have to ensure quality time together, both free and costing money-- time without kids, having zero errands to run, no tasks to complete and with no agenda except enjoying one another’s company. -- Mr. and Mrs. Cubic Zirconia
Beyond great entertainment that brought in $170+ million US dollars at the box office globally, few movies have been more influential in stirring a call for change than this 5-time Academy Award nominated film.
For humanity: the world became more aware of the human rights abuses, dangerous labor practices, terrorist funding, money laundering, and environmental destruction wrought by the mined natural diamond industry.
For our business: new customers had yet another powerful reason to choose our 5A diamond-quality CubicZirconia.com CZ stones instead of buying a mined, natural diamond.
For the marriage-minded, engagement proposal planner with a future fianceé on the fence about choosing natural mined diamonds or an alternative: he/she can simply have a movie night and watch Blood Diamond together (you won’t have to say much, and if you haven’t seen it…he/she will want to talk after watching).
The discussion with your future spouse about a non-diamond engagement ring can be a tough conversation when society has a certain expectation but you want to do something different. We call it being "between a rock and a hard place". This article will provide a few ideas and resources to help couples talk through the options for a non-mined-diamond alternative. Just as you can create your own wedding experience, you can choose an engagement ring that actually reflects your values-- individually and as a couple. And if you do it together, it's a great test-drive of many future values-driven decisions a marriage will be better off for if a couple makes together.
Ants are thrifty and efficient, work hard and save, exercise plenty, look to the future and manage to get everything they can out of everything they’ve got. Grasshoppers prioritize rest, play and partying, and tend to spend more than they earn (eat more than they harvest). It could be because they’re lazier and more wasteful than ants, though in a judgment-free zone we’d just say they prefer to enjoy today without worries about tomorrow.So what happens when an ant (saver) marries a grasshopper (spender)?It should be pretty obvious that a marriage between the an ant and a grasshopper CAN be troublesome and MAY end badly in our opinion...unless the 2 agree to do some or all of these 9 things.
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Marriage can be an excellent source of high-quality, remember-it-forever memories. But it’s not really meant to be one of those ‘try-it-and-then-I'll-buy-it’ deals.
Let’s be honest: considering the divorce rate, there have been a LOT of marriages in the last 50 years that never should have happened (and wouldn’t have in our opinion if he/she REALLY knew each other). Why?
ONE BIG REASON: Most individuals in heading-toward-marriage relationships don’t ask the tough questions nearly enough before taking such a big, life-altering action.
Thinking of a wedding? You should be asking tough questions every week before you make that decision: questions about yourself, your intended spouse, your values and goals (separately and together)-- tough questions LIKE THESE.
Today we’re sharing a brief roundup of some of the more common scams, deceptions, manipulations and money-grabbing tactics used by unethical jewelers that give our industry a bad rap.
We wanna arm you with the knowledge that each of these common scams and unethical business practices exist...because, once you see it, you can’t UNSEE IT.
In some cases, police and governments have gotten involved. But in most cases, it’s up to ethical jewelry companies to call out the bad actors in our industry.
We hope this 5 minute read can give you the info to spot these shenanigans, and we can rest assured that our friends and customers won’t be deceived (again).
Some people are so passionate about tacos, pizza, burgers or fried chicken that a few famous fast food chains now host weddings and offer special wedding catering packages.
When it comes to planning the nuptials, where to tie that knot
is one of the most important decisions.
It’s perfectly understandable that a married-couple-to-be is gonna
want the perfect venue to spend a fantastic day with the peeps they love the most.
For some brides, the perfect venue is a fast food restaurant.
One couple’s Taco Bell-themed wedding plan called for saying their vows in a Las Vegas cantina “chapel” surrounded by their loved ones, as the bride holds a bouquet of Taco Bell sauce packets.
Ahhh, the tacos may be gone…but for the Ryckerts
the memories last forever.
Why are CubicZirconia.com clearance jewelry pieces so much less expensive than our normal website retail prices for the same item?
Actually, there are three (3) reasons...