The Top 8 Marriage Blogs You’ll Love



There are some great marriage blogs out there. Seriously. In fact, there are a few in this list that have truly inspired the blog you're reading right now. We've been blogging about our family and relationship for a bit, but we've learned a lot from each of these marriage blogs. Whether

56 Ways to Show Your Wife That You Love Her

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There's nothing I want more out of our marriage than for my wife to know how much I love her. And if I'm being honest, it's an area that I struggle with at times. Running multiple businesses, three wildly active (but totally normal) boys and that crazy thing called "life" often interfere with

MM 029: 7 Day Sex Challenge Recap

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Seven straight days of sex, in the books. Maybe you're a newlywed, maybe you don't have kids, maybe you are extremely good at finding time to make love to your spouse. Or maybe you're like us and you struggle to find the time and energy to fit it in your schedule. We love each other, there's no

Romantic Weekend Away Giveaway



We are so excited about the new direction of Dollars and Roses. We thank you in advance for all of your support and we truly hope that this "new" site will help others gain more out of their marriage. To celebrate the launch of our new direction and our new blog we thought it would be fun to award

When Someone Tells You It’s Not Possible



You prove them wrong. It was back in February, snowing like crazy if I remember correctly, and I was texting with my friend Jenny about signing up for the Nashville Half Marathon. I wanted to say no, because honestly, I had only ever done a 5k. Which was hard enough.  But something in me

Goal Reached!!!


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  We did it y'all! We successfully raised enough money to support FIVE orphans for ONE ENTIRE YEAR! That's five children who will have care because of YOU. Because of THIS. You know what that means????

Accessorizing Came To Me… Around Age 30.


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I think I spent my entire 20's wearing ZERO accessories. In fact, I can remember thinking how much I hated when my mom would wear pretty earrings and necklaces that looked so glamourous. I didn't understand how much a piece of jewelry could make or break an outfit. I guess I was too into boys

Happy Valentine’s Day Hijack {Take 2}


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Yup, it's the hubby. And just like Britney Spears, "Oops, I did it again"...... I've hijacked my wife's blog. If you're new here, then you probably weren't aware when Professor Van Puppet made his appearance last Valentine's Day. This is of course much sweeter than when I hijacked her

A Plea For My Mother-in-Law…MOVE IN!


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I'm probably one of the only chicks on the planet that can say I wish my mother-in-law would pack up her house, her husband and her entire set of cooking skills and move in with us. And not just say it, but mean it. And gawwwd do I mean it. I hear horror stories from women who say

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas



I know I'm a little late on this one. BUT...I have to recap our New Year's Eve. It was worth remembering. Plus, I hope you can use some of these ideas for your 2015 NYE party {PIN IT for later}! For the previous 8 years... I have either been on my couch in my pajamas or in my bed asleep before

A Much Needed Vacation…



It's been 9.5 years since my husband and I have taken a tropical vacation. We've been to many places, but nothing compares to the beautiful beaches of Cozumel. Holy cow. I'm in love. In true House of Rose fashion.... I give you the, "AHHHHHH! I'm in Cozumel" {with NO kids} pose. ;)

Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop #44


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Welcome to the Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop. I'm officially eating my words. I've been giving my husband crap about being off and on sick for 2 months... AND I woke up today SICK. I'm getting what I deserve I suppose. Or that's what he says anyway. LOL! Luckily my mother-in-law