Stacey Werner

682 Flips | 10 Magazines | 290 Likes | 13 Following | 48 Followers | @StaceWerner | One woman hoping to help others survive the first few years of marriage. See my blog at newlywedsurvival.com

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

There are secret luxury villas hidden in the Bali jungle with hot tubs and a spa - and they're actually amazingly cheap to rent

Heading deep into the heart of the Balinese jungle you'd expect to find lush rainforest, exotic wildlife and spectacular natural wonders.<p>You'd be …

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

Average American's debt balances: Anything look familiar?

Americans have a lot of debt. That probably comes as no surprise, because you probably owe money, too.<p>Most of us owe money on some combination of mortgages, student loans, cars, and credit cards. Medical debts and personal loans are pretty common, too. While being in debt is normal, you may be …

4 Delicious Pies That Anyone Can Make

• Peanut Butter Chocolate Caramel Mousse Pie<p>The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel is so perfect! Many people are considering these 3 …

desserts

How Bad Is It To Not Clean Your Dryer Vent Once a Year?

Many home maintenance tasks don't need frequent attention. Left undone, most yearly or semi-yearly tasks (like washing the curtains or wiping down …

6 Weird, Paranormal Things Dogs Can Sense That Most Humans Can’t

Pets are the best, especially dogs. They're your companion when you need a friend, they cuddle whenever you're feeling lonely, and they can make you …

Pets

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bucket Lists

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my husband and our daughter, gazing out on the 66 acres of forest, fruit trees, gardens, ponds, and streams that we feel incredibly lucky to call our own.<p>Just a few years ago, this seemed like an impossible …

Bicycle Commuting

An Easy And Cute Shoe Box Craft For Storage | Scrapbooking Adviser

I always save shoe boxes and other boxes with lids to use for storage, but then rarely do because I can’t find the time to pretty them up. I usually …

This full-body toning workout from Sweat with Bec is both fun and cheeky

When Bec Donlan, the fitfluencer and Aussie personal trainer behind Sweat with Bec, describes her approach to working out as both “fun and cheeky,” …

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

17 Clever Doormats Every Dog Owner Will Love

Every dog owner knows that the dog is the first to greet anyone who visits. Whether it is howling at the sound of the doorbell, jumping on a guest, …

Newlywed Finances: Our Team Approach to Managing Household Money

Agreeing on a way to deal with your newlywed finances can be difficult. Over the years, Stacey and I have developed a method we use to watch over our …

7 illegal ways some Americans admit they try to save on taxes

According to NerdWallet's 2018 Tax Study, many Americans are missing out on certain tax-saving strategies because they think they're illegal. And, on the flip side, some Americans admit to using illegal strategies to cut down on their tax bill, such as not reporting "under the table" tips, …

Why You May Want to Fly a European Airline on Your Next Trip

If you’re heading to Europe this summer, it might make more sense to book your flight with a European carrier rather than with a U.S. airline. The …

Flying

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

More than a third of all US adults use Instagram now

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 35 percent of US adults use Instagram — an increase of 7 percent from 2016. Other findings confirm most of what we’ve come to know of other social media platforms: Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter tend to be more popular among the young crowd, especially …

Couples In This Generation Are The Most Likely To Fight About Money

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “These Couples Fight the Most About Money.”</i><p>Do you and your partner find yourselves bickering over money? If you’re a Gen Xer, you might be more likely to.<p>Generation X couples experience the most tension around their finances, according to a new …

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,<p>I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

Top 10

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making When Renovating Your Home, According to the Property Brothers

While the Property Brothers have done over 280 renovations, their most recent project, Drew and his fiancée Linda’s 1920s-era historic home, was no …

13 No-Heat, No-Cook Meals That Still Fill You Up

Before we get started on a subject dear to our hearts, let's define the term "no-cook," since it can be interpreted in many ways. Long, philosophical …

6 Magic Eraser Cleaning Hacks

This post contains affiliate links. One of my favourite 21st century cleaning tools is Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser. It truly is worthy of its modifier. …

Can Working Out Less Help You Get Stronger? Yes!

<i>Message from Stacey: Hi, Newlywed Survival readers! I have been blogging here since September 2011 and I finally convinced my husband, Dan, to join</i> …

Pomegranate S’Cream Soda – A Bloody Good Halloween Drink

<i>This Pomegranate Cream Soda recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.</i> …

DIY Valentine for Your Spouse - I "Dove" You! {Free Printable}

Valentine’s Day can be a fun day, or a stressful day, depending on how much planning you have done in advance. Do you know what you are getting your …