Five Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

This post was made in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited. All opinions are my own.

It can get easy to get caught up in everyday life and not devote as much attention or time to our partner as we should. However, I truly believe love is a verb and it doesn’t take grand gestures to strengthen your relationship. It’s often the small things that can really show how much someone truly pays attention and loves you. For example, Johnny knows how important figure skating is to me, so when I embarked on this goal to take figure skating more seriously, he joined in! I want to share five ways to strengthen your relationship. These are not elaborate or super expensive, but they show your partner you love them and appreciate them, which in turn will make your relationship closer and stronger. 

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Things to do in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, Maine definitely took my breath away. The day we got to explore the area, including Acadia National Park, it was cloudy and moody. While I would have loved full sun, the moody skies were dramatic and quite lovely. Since Bar Harbor was our second port stop on the Seabourn cruise, we only had a couple of hours to explore. However, we loved every moment. I’m so excited to share my list of things to do in Bar Harbor and Acadia National park, especially the spots you have to visit to get those swoon-worthy shots. In mid-September, the weather was in the mid 50’s to low 70’s. However, with the wind, and especially if you go to Acadia National Park, packing warm layers is essential. 

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Sleek Machine Washable Workwear

Who hates taking clothes to the dry cleaner? Even though some of my favorite pieces are dry-clean only and I absolutely love wearing them, it’s still a pain. Not to mention expensive. I understand the delicate nature of most silks, satins and wools but I know working women just don’t have time for that. I have a dry cleaner in my building (we use a drop off system) and I still have a dress I’ve been meaning to drop off for weeks!

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Fall and Winter Must-Haves from J.Crew’s 40% off sale

I look forward to J.Crew’s 40% off sale every year! Right now you can use code GOBIG to get fall and winter must-haves on sale. J.Crew makes some of my favorite fall and winter must-haves, including wool coats and cashmere sweaters. Right now they are offering a huge 40% off select fall styles but honestly, almost everything is included. This is the time to buy cozy sweaters and warm coats for the fall and winter. Yes, there are sweaters and coats out there for less money but they are not wool, cashmere and will not keep you warm. When buying coats and sweaters, pay attention to the fabric. Is it mostly polyester or cotton? That’s probably better suited for a warmer climate. Wool and cashmere are incredible fabrics because they have tiny air pockets that react to your body temperature and circulate heat close to your body. So, if it’s hot, wool is still breathable and keeps you cool but if it’s hot, it’ll keep you nice and warm without making you sweat!

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Sleep Secrets: Why We Love Our Leesa Mattress

I truly believe sleep is a necessity. It’s not a luxury and my productivity and success depend on it. One of our biggest sleep secrets? Invest in your bed and your bedroom. We spend so much time sleeping, why are we skimping on this vital time for our body and brain to recharge, recover and reset? I sleep about nine hours a night and it’s the secret to my success. Many people have asked, “but don’t you lose working time during the day?” The answer is no because by sleeping nine hours a night, I’m so much for effective during the day. When I don’t get enough sleep, I’m tired, I’m slow and I end up losing even more time during the day by taking naps or just not being focused.

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