Holman Ranch – Our Review (and yes it was awesome)

The nice people at Holman Ranch let us stay with them for a couple of nights. Why would they do this? This is a case of ‘if you got it, flaunt it’. Let me talk you through it and you will see what I mean. Nestled in the mountains of California’s wine country of Carmel Valley is the 20 acre Holsom Ranch and Vineyard. Yes, this is an active winery. We will get back to that. The ranch goes back to the turn of the 19th century and has a huge history. At one point, it was kind of a dude ranch for the rich and famous which included Vincent Price (Paul is a fan), Marlon Brando, Clarke Gable and Joan Crawford.

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The Wedding Fantasy

Little girls are raised to embrace fantasy, adore romance and dream of being a princess. Even when feminists raise their little girls, you still get young ladies dreaming of a magical wedding. It is almost impossible to get away from it. From the magical proposal that transports you to that childhood fantasy where your boyfriend creates this elaborate display of love to the dress that makes you look straight out of a fairytale to the wedding that costs more than the GNP of several third world countries, these dreams are not unique to prissy girls.

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5 Wedding Traditions That Might Not Be As Romantic As You Thought

There was a time when we believed that a seizure was caused by demons in our heads. To fix this, the people of old would pop a few holes in the possessed person’s head and let the demons out. Why are we bringing up malevolent spirits during wedding week? You would be surprised at the things that we do because some ancestor thought that it was a good matrimonial idea.

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5 Things to Teach your Kids about Marriage

It’s true someday your child will grow up and have relationships. This is a good thing. They will love and be loved and someday even marry. We hope their lucky and find a partner who love, respect and honor them. We hope their heartache is minimal. Most parents usually neglect this education. We may make a big deal of teaching them about sex but we don’t even have public education to follow up on teaching them about marriage, relationships and being a good partner. This is why CoupleDumb has created the Top 5 Things to Teach your Kids about Marriage/Relationships:

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Aren’t brides beautiful?

So you want to get married….WOOHOO! It is Monday and CoupleDumb will be popping the question. However, before we pop the champagne and celebrate the impending nuptials, there are a few things to consider. This is the pre-wedding crash course and we will be sure to mix in some good ideas for weddings as well. But before we jump on the glass and yell Mazel Tov, we need to address the most basic of questions. Why the hell do you want to get married?

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Cold Feet My Butt!

Cold feet. Pre-wedding jitters. It is so common we actually named it. We consider someone to have cold feet if they have doubts about their commitment and future. We consider an individual who is nervous and wants to run away to merely have pre-wedding jitters. In fact, we strongly question those who do not seem to be suffering a visceral need to skip town or go into hiding prior to the nuptials.

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A Wedding Guide By CoupleDumb

With a divorce rate of 50 percent for first marriages and 70% for second marriages, we have steadily seen the age of first marriages slowly rise while marriages are declining throughout the world. Much is said about the young bride. All the 20 something women go to their local bookstore or newsstands and stock up on the wedding necessities before they embark on the roller coaster of a nightmare called The Wedding Day.

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