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Penny Pets – April 2019

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month! Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!

Wedding Feature ~ April 5, 2019

Wedding Registry Tips

Building a wedding registry is a task unlike any other couples may encounter during their lifetimes. Wedding registries are invaluable resources that provide engaged couples’ loved ones with gift suggestions. In spite of that value, couples may find it daunting and even a little uncomfortable to build their wedding registries.

Building a wedding registry can feel like walking a tightrope. Couples likely won’t want to ask for too much or for gifts that are too expensive, but a poorly built registry can be a major inconvenience for guests. The following tips can help couples build adequate registries that benefit them without asking too much of their guests.

• Register with more than one store. It’s important to register with more than one store. Doing so makes things as convenient as possible for guests and increases the chances they will be able to shop at stores they’re familiar with. Unless your guest list is predominantly local, try to register with at least one national chain so guests who live in different regions can shop for gifts in-person if they prefer to do so.

• Make a large list. Some couples are hesitant to make large wedding registries, feeling that doing so gives the impression that they’re asking for too much. But large registries simply give guests more options to choose from. Many industry insiders advise registering for two to three gifts per guest. That might seem like a lot, but guests will appreciate having all of those options.

• Don’t hesitate to include expensive items on your registry. Couples also may be hesitant to include especially expensive items on their wedding registries. However, the couples’ parents and other close relatives may be honored to purchase more expensive items, so couples should not feel embarrassed to include them on their lists. It’s also important to note that many retailers, after couples’ wedding days have come and gone, discount registry items that weren’t purchased. So even if no one purchases the more expensive items, including them on a registry may significantly reduce their cost for couples who want to buy such items themselves after tying the knot.

• Vary the prices of items on the list. In addition to including more expensive items on the registry, make sure to include moderately priced and inexpensive items. This gives guests more options and ensures guests who might be spending a lot to travel to and from the wedding can still purchase gifts without digging too much deeper into their pockets.

Periodically update the registries. Periodically update your registries to remove items you have already received and to add items if many of the less expensive ones have already been purchased. This also makes things more convenient for guests.

Building a wedding registry is a unique task that couples can embrace as their wedding day draws near.

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Penny Pets – March 2019

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month! Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!

Wedding Feature ~ March 1, 2019

Make Healthy Habits Part of Wedding Prep
After the big question is popped and loving partners decide to spend their lives together as a married couple, a whirlwind of activity will ensue. Although wedding planning is exciting, some couples may feel overwhelmed with all the decisions that need to be made before they can tie the knot. In this state of increased pressure, stress may build and health could falter. According to a Cornell University study, more than 70 percent of brides-to-be have weight loss on the brain, but shedding pounds shouldn’t be the only health factor to consider. Here are some easy ways to stay mentally and physically fit in advance of a happy wedding day.

  • Get daily exercise. Exercise is important for maintaining a healthy body weight and keeping stress levels in check. Exercise also can boost mood. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. Strength training exercises performed at least twice a week complete a well-balanced exercise regimen.
  • Slow down and relax. Those who go full-throttle with all of their responsibilities — including wedding planning — may burn out. Stress can weaken the immune system and make people vulnerable to illness. Schedule some time for date nights with your fiancé, and don’t overlook the benefits of hanging out with friends and getting away from wedding planning for a bit.
  • Eat body-boosting foods. The foods we eat can impact everything from energy levels to skin radiance. Foods like berries, sweet potatoes, broccoli, greens, green tea, and dark chocolate all contain antioxidants that boost the immune system, states The Food Network. Avoid drastic diets that can do more harm than good. Simply cutting 500 calories a day can help the average person lose a pound per week if weight loss is a goal. Simple ways to trim calories are to choose skim milk over whole milk and choose low-calorie snacks.
  • Cut down on alcohol consumption. Toasting to the future with a glass of wine may become rote in the months leading up to the wedding, but alcohol is a diuretic and a source of liquid calories. Alcoholic beverages dehydrate the body and cause it to hold onto water. When imbibing, stick to low-calorie cocktails like a vodka spritzer (60 to 80 calories) instead of a calorie-laden frozen margarita (300 calories).

Feeling and looking one’s best starts long before the wedding day. By making health a priority, couples can start their new lives together on healthy footing.

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Penny Pets – February 2019

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month! Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!Click the image to the left to enlarge.

Wedding Feature ~ February 1, 2019

Alternatives to Engagement Rings
Engagement rings are often sizable investments. Money magazine reports the average engagement ring costs around $5,800. An engagement ring symbolizes the start of a lifelong commitment and may even set the tone for a couple’s wedding day.
Jewelry styles are personal, and grooms-to-be should carefully research their significant others’ preferences in terms of precious metals, colors and gemstones. Even though tradition holds that a diamond gemstone is classic for engagement rings, these precious stones are not the only options. In fact, before World War II, just 10 percent of proposals involved diamond engagement rings. That number jumped to 80 percent by 1990. However, many modern couples now lean toward other offerings not only for the uniqueness they provide, but also for the potential cost savings.
Those seeking something unique can embrace these engagement ring options.
Amethyst: This vibrant, lavender-hued stone can be breathtaking when cut the correct way. Purple shades have long been associated with royalty, making an amethyst fitting for such an occasion as special as an engagement. Because amethysts, which are less expensive than diamonds, are a seven on the Mohs scale for gemstone hardness, they can be very durable.
Knot rings: These rings do not have a center stone. Rather, they’re designed to be a tied knot or infinity symbol. These rings can be particularly sentimental as they represent true, unbroken love.
Opal: Gemstones, like flowers, have been assigned certain meanings. Tying the engagement ring to one of them can infuse more symbolism into the relationship. Opal, for example, represents love, passion, creativity, spontaneity, and inspiration. Those traits seem tailor-made for surprise proposals.
Sapphire: While sapphire stones often are blue, they can also be yellow, green, pink, and white. Sapphires are the third hardest mineral. A white sapphire can be the perfect diamond replacement.
Garnet or Ruby: Red is the definitive color of love. A Valentine’s Day proposal can be made even more special by presenting an engagement ring with a red gemstone.
Moissanite: The jewelry source Brilliant Earth says moissanite is a gemstone first discovered in 1893 by Henri Moissan in a meteorite that fell to earth. It is remarkably similar to a diamond in appearance and strength. Moissanite also has heightened brilliance, with a refractive index higher than that of a diamond.
Couples have many beautiful alternatives to diamonds that they can explore when shopping for engagement rings.

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Penny Pets – January 2019

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month! Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!

Click the image to the left to enlarge.


Wedding Feature ~ January 4, 2019

Get Schooled On Wedding Terminology

Couples about to embark on their wedding journeys will likely learn a thing or two about party planning once their engagements are over and they are newly married. Wedding planning can seem overwhelming and a tad confusing at times, but a crash course in wedding terminology can help couples make more informed choices along the way.

  • Blusher: A short, single-layer veil that covers the bride’s face before the ceremony.
  • Boutonnière: A single flower bud worn by the men in the bridal party.
  • Canapés: Bite-sized appetizers served during the cocktail hour of a reception.
  • Civil ceremony: A marriage ceremony conducted by a council official or justice of the peace at a municipal location rather than in a house of worship.
  • Cocktail hour: Typically an hour-long interlude between the wedding ceremony and the main dinner of the reception. Guests have time to arrive and mingle before being seated.
  • Corkage fee: A fee some establishments charge to allow guests to bring their own wine.
  • Dais: A podium or platform raised from the floor where the bride and groom are seated.
  • Deposit: A percentage of the total cost of service given to a vendor to secure a date for their services.
  • Dragées: Round, small edible balls of sugar that appear on wedding cakes.
  • Escort (seating) cards: Printed cards that direct reception guests to their seats.
  • Fondant: A sweet, plyable product used to decoratively cover layered cakes. It can be used in lieu of straight buttercream.
  • Handle wrap: Ribbon or fabric that wraps around the stems of a bouquet the bride and wedding party carries.
  • Maid/matron of honor: The title given to the woman who assists the bride and stands closest to her at the altar. “Maids” are those who are unmarried, while “matrons” are women who are.
  • Master of ceremonies: An individual who will work with the DJ or band to announce the various components of the wedding reception.
  • Nosegay: A small bouquet or flower arrangement typically given to the mothers of the bride and groom before the ceremony.
  • Processional/Recessional: Musical pieces that mark the entrance and exit from the wedding ceremony.
  • Receiving line: A line of the key people in the wedding who welcome and greet guests.
  • Stationery: All of the paper products used at the wedding, including invitations, programs and enclosures.
  • Tablescape: A word that describes the multiple components of centerpiece designs.
    Learning some basic wedding terminology can simplify wedding planning.

Penny Pets – December 2018

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit
a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month!
Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!

Click the image to the left to enlarge.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Highlighting local businesses and
what they have to offer this holiday season.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

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