Newlywed? Before you head hurts, check out these helpful hints.

Just as the glow fades from being a blissful bride, thank you cards still to be sent out, everyone is hounding you to change your name and make it Facebook ‘official’! That’s the easy part, though you may want to check out this handy tutorial on how to change your profile name: Change your name on Facebook. At least that notifies all your friends of the newly crafted title. Whether you choose to Go by Michelle Smith Johnson OR Michelle Johnson (Smith) so people from your distant past can find you versus the total switch to Michelle Johnson with no mention of your maiden name, this is the easiest way to socially make the announcement.


While you’re at it, go ahead and tackle your own social media account list. You can ‘GOOGLE’ instructions for any other social media accounts you may have for a direct link to their settings help page. As soon as the Social Media is updated, you’ll be ready to make it legal too!

Once you receive your marriage certificate in the mail, you’ll be ready to head to and from there, you can proceed to update your Driver’s license and all other accounts including ordering new checks. A checklist will help guide you through the process to avoid costly time sucks. Here is a list from All State insurance on changing your name Download and Print.

Congratulations on your recent nuptials!



Upcycling is new to me. Maybe new to you too! Taking used items and rather than throw away, figure out another use for the packing. This is a perfect example of upcycling. Using used creamer containers for sugar storage. After washing the used containers in the dishwasher, completely dry placing container upside down. Once the package is completely dry, using a piece of paper sift the sugar into the containers. Now you have sealed tight sugar storage out of something you would normally throw in the recycle bin.

The Mayonaise Jar & 2 Beers

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers

When things in your life seem almost too much

to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough,

remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and

had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up

a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and

proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles

and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar


The pebbles rolled into the open areas between

the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and

poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full..

The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from

under the table and poured the entire contents

into the jar effectively filling the empty space

between the sand.

The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided,

‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents

your life.

The golf balls are the important things – your family

, your children, your health, your friends and your

favorite passions – and if everything else was lost and

only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your

job, your house and your car..

The sand is everything else – the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued,

‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small

stuff you will never have room for the things that

are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to

your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Visit with your Aunts.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house

and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first – the things

that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students   raised her hand and

inquired what the   Beer represented.

The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you


The Beer just shows you that no matter how

full your life may   seem, there’s always room

for a couple of   Beers with a friend.

Please share this with someone you care

about. I   JUST DID!