Balancing Household Duties as Newlyweds

When you got married, you probably never stopped to think how something so simple as dish duty would impact your relationship. However, maintaining the balance of your relationship day in and day out often depends on those little details of living.

It can take a lot of adjustment for newlyweds to learn to live together. Often, it takes time and forgiveness. Nowhere is this more apparent than in household chores. Here are some tips for how to balance household duties in a home where both of the newlyweds work and live together…

Start how you want to continue

Many people start the beginning of a relationship with all sorts of plans for being a domestic goddess, or a husband who pampers his wife. The urge to serve your spouse is something that you should always hold on to, but it’s important to also remember that how you start out is often how you’ll continue. Enlisting help for household duties will be harder down the line when your life becomes more busy and stressful. So make sure that from the get-go, you both realize that you need to work as a team to run the household. Take turns, and take time out to appreciate what the other person does to help life run more smoothly.

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Friday Fashion; Off Shoulder Top

If we’re friends on social media, you may have seen that I recently turned 30! While it wasn’t a grand celebration, it was perfect!

The celebration started early with a road-trip from Houston to Biloxi, MS. There we spent a day and had a great time. But were mostly excited to continue our trip from Biloxi to Columbus Georgia and see my family.

Rose Off Shoulder Top


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Dad deserves a Unique Gift; like a JORD Watch!

It’s June! Can you believe it? Though this is one of our favorite months, it is also the busiest. We celebrate two birthdays and Father’s Day. Which can get a little hectic, especially when you are a true last minute shopper.

Luckily this year, I found a great Father’s Day gift for my husband. I am still working on his birthday gift, but I am glad to at least have taken care of one of two gifts. 😉 I always try to get him something unique, whether it’s something from his wish list or something I stumbled across. And giving him a JORD Watch a perfect and unique gift.

Father's Day Gift

I was happy to be able to surprise him with this men’s watch by JORD Watches. Even though, my husband is a simple man with a relaxed style, a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy. When it comes to accessories watches are a must for him, which made this gift a little more special.

Father's Day Gift

If you are still searching for the perfect gift for the dad in your life, make sure to browse the collection here. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.

Father's Day Gift

I am excited that you have the opportunity to enter this giveaway and win $100 towards your next purchase of a JORD watch.

One lucky person will win, but everyone who enters will receive a code worth $25 once the contest ends! This giveaway runs through June 25, 2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on August 31, 2017.

Don’t miss out on a chance to win!  😉

Saludos,

Thirty Minus One

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Luxury Wooden Watch

While this post was created in collaboration with JORD watches, opinions are my own.

Beef Taco Bowls

I think we’re back to our normal schedule… So here’s another easy recipe! Taco Bowls with Old El Paso’s Taco Boats Flour Tortillas. I’ll be honest the first time I saw these, I thought’ “why not just use regular tortillas.” I bought them anyway because I had a crowd at home, and it seemed like the perfect quick meal to feed everyone. We liked them so much, that I have made a few variations since.

The one that I am sharing today is with ground beef. If you have visited my blog before, you know that I am all about delicious but quick meals. If this is your first time visiting, make sure to check out previous recipes. 😉 Now, on to the instructions…

Ground Beef Taco Bowls with Old El Paso Taco Boats Flour Tortillas, 8 Ct

Making the Taco Bowls

First, I set the rice to make. Then sautéed onions and jalapeños, mixed in beef and taco seasoning; cooking until browned. I lowered the heat and added the salsa, making sure to mix it well. Then, heated the taco boats according to the package instructions.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who are inspiring, creative, and who bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.

Sunshine Blogger Award

When I found out that Sophie at So Finely Lived nominated me, I was beyond excited.

The Rules

Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs (notify them) and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules and display your own version of the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

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Cajun Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a must have here at home. They’re super easy to make, so I make them about once a month. And they don’t need to be thawed out which is great. If I haven’t decided what to make for dinner on any given day, I can take these out of the freezer and have them ready in under an hour.

While browsing around Pinterest I found this Cajun Chicken Wings recipe and decided to give it a try. It was delicious by the way.

Cajun Chicken Wings

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