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After That Newlywed Bliss

When the wedding cake has been eaten, the dress cleaned and stored, and the thank you notes sent out, you are left with what really matters, your new husband or wife. You spend so much time together planning the "Perfect Day" that often you can forget what your lives will look like after those first few months of honeymoon bliss. For those of you who may not know, let me give you a clue as to what it looks like.

You wake up in the morning and instead of rolling over to give your honey a kiss, you immediately are repulsed by the long train of drool coming out of their mouth. After a quick kiss goodbye, you run off to work or other errands while your spouse goes their own separate way. You come back together some time in the night too tired to do anything and often end up replaying your favorite show over and over while eating your favorite frozen dinner. Eventually one of you drags the other to bed to get your rest for the next day. You curl up into your separate sides of the bed (because cuddling is just too hot and uncomfortable) and wake up the next morning to do it all over again. 

Now this is not every day, and of course you love them with your whole heart, however you soon begin to see a pattern emerging. Have you become that old couple who has fallen into the same old routine? You had always promised yourself that it wouldn't be you but alas, that 14th rerun of "Friends" or "The Office" has never looked better. 

This is quite the reality that I noticed with my husband, so one day we decided to break our regular routine and spend a night in making a fancy 3 course meal all from scratch. We went to the store and after 45 minutes of debating which items to buy and if Tarragon is really worth the $4.62 investment, we left the store excited and ready to make our fancy meal. 

To spare the details of our evening, I can say it ended no short of a fire alarm going off, dough getting stuck to the bottom of our counter (which we found for many months to come), and burning of the entree we had labored so long to prepare. 

While we never attempted that again we still talk about that day and laugh about it fondly. You see, it's not about what you do together, it's all about the quality of time you spend together. Get out of your comfort zone and try making something you never have before. And if you need a little help, our "I A-Dough You (Cookies)" Box or "I Knead This (Loves to Bake)" Box is definitely the way to go. 

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