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Penny Pets – August 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!

Penny Pets – JULY 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 ~ July 5, 2019

Reconnect During Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be intense and often requires dedication and many hours of work. Coordinating a wedding often requires that couples make many different decisions and spend a considerable amount of time in the wedding-planning trenches.

Couples expend so much energy planning their weddings that it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture — namely the relationship that is the basis for the marriage in the first place. But as easy as it can be to get lost in wedding planning, couples can use this time together to connect on a deeper level and learn to work cooperatively.

• Divide and conquer. Separate wedding planning duties so that both of you feel you are contributing equally and no one person gets overly stressed out. Stress can lead to short tempers and arguments.

• Establish a mutual budget. Even the healthiest couple argues over finances from time to time, but budgetary debates should not set a negative tone for wedding planning. Couples should discuss their potential budget before they even begin to plan their weddings, and both partners should do their best to compromise while also understanding where the other person is coming from.

• Schedule time for fun. Do not let wedding planning be all-consuming. Schedule days that allow you to enjoy yourselves together without having to think about or discuss your pending nuptials. This may include date nights that may have fallen by the wayside since getting engaged or periodic day trips to get away from it all. Explore your mutual hobbies or try something new.

• Learn to laugh at the little things. Not every detail will go off without a hitch. How you react as a couple may influence how much you enjoy your wedding. Recognize that certain things will not go your way, but that unforeseen circumstances will not ruin your wedding day, no matter how unpleasant they may seem. Laugh at what cannot be changed and recognize that, in the long run, the details you think are major today may actually prove trivial when you look back on your wedding day in the years to come.

Wheeler’s Catering
1825B Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871
607-426-8207
Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Rehearsals…

Simply Terrie’s Tuxedos & Gowns
568 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947
570-259-6066
Full Service Bridal Salon

Sam’s Kupcakes
Corning, NY
570-439-1984
Specializing In Homemade & Unique Bakery Sweets

Wedding Feature ~ June 7, 2019

Brides and grooms fear the prospects of rainy wedding days. But even couples who have contended with everything from a few drops to an all-out deluge on their wedding days look back fondly on the ceremonies and receptions. In fact, how couples handle any precipitation can affect how happy the festivities may be

  • Have a rainy day game plan. Rain affects outdoor weddings more than any other type of ceremony or reception. If the goal is to exchange vows outdoors, work with the venue to make this possible with a tent or gazebo. However, if the weather is especially foul and windy, move it indoors.
  • Invest in golf umbrellas. Couples who live in notoriously damp climates can purchase golf umbrellas, which tend to be larger than the average umbrella, and keep them stationed in decorated stands to ease transitions between wedding sites and keep everyone as dry as possible.
  • Wear waterproof cosmetics. Women in the bridal party, including the bride, can ask their makeup artists to use durable, waterproof products. This can help salvage beautifully composed looks should some drops begin to fall.
  • Know vendors’ rain policies. Some live musicians will not play in damp weather. Florists may need to make accommodations for arrangements blowing in the wind. Couples need to understand what they’re responsible for and what may be covered if a weather event occurs. Wedding insurance may help cover the costs of nonrefundable cancellations.
  • Move past it quickly. It is okay to get upset if the weather turns for the worse. But don’t dwell on it. Guests will sense negative energy, and couples should set the tone of sticking it through despite a little adversity — which can be a good lesson for the marriage as well.
  • Embrace the rain. While a couple probably won’t wish for rain, there are some benefits to overcast skies, say the wedding

PDR’s Catering
107 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
607-739-1391
Custom Menus For Any Occasion.
Home-Style Cooking With A Wide Range In Cuisine.

Wheeler’s Catering
1825B Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871
607-426-8207
Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Rehearsals…

Simply Terrie’s Tuxedos & Gowns
568 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947
570-259-6066
Full Service Bridal Salon

Canyon Country Elite Transportation
11964 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
570-724-2427
Elite Transportation Services

Penny Pets – MAY 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 ~ May 3, 2019

Unconventional Wedding Menu Ideas
Traditionally, one of the more memorable aspects of wedding receptions is the food. Whether it was fun, tasty or something entirely new for guests, food tends to leave a lasting impression.
The experts at Boho Weddings say that, more than ever before, couples are seeking menu ideas that reflect their personalities as a couple as they seek to make a statement at their events. Celebrating with delicious, unique foods can make receptions that much more amazing.
Bite-Sized Bursts
Tapas and a movement toward small bites has started to take hold at wedding receptions. Such a choice allows guests to try many different flavors without filling up too quickly. From sliders to mini grilled cheese to soup shots to bite-sized pizzas, many of these small bites feature flavors borrowed from familiar comfort foods — just presented on a miniature scale.
Comfort Stations and Bars
Couples who love comfort food can put it on display with a crostini station, a mashed potato bar, a chicken and waffles station, a gourmet popcorn snack station, or a ramen noodle bar.
Food Trucks/Carts
Outdoor weddings can be enhanced with the addition of trendy food trucks. These restaurants on wheels can inject burgers, sandwiches, international delights, crêpes, noodles, and so many more flavors into a wedding.
High-End Options
Couples may want to give guests a taste of the lavish with olive oil and vinegar tasting stations, whiskey bars, French hors d’oeuvres, Kobe beef sliders, lobster tails, risotto stations, and more.
Childhood Favorites
When it comes time for dessert, some couples opt to avoid or downplay wedding cakes in favor of something simpler. A cookie-and-milk bar, doughnut holes, soft pretzel stations, pie pops, or dessert shot jars push creativity and sweetness to new levels. Do-it-yourself dessert stations, such as s’more-making and ice cream sundae stations, also can be big hits.
Couples are increasingly feeling less beholden to traditional wedding reception menus as they look to infuse their personal tastes into the foods they plan to serve their guests. Many catering managers and chefs welcome the chance to work with couples looking to create unique reception menus.

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.

PDR’s Catering
107 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
607-739-1391
Custom Menus For Any Occasion.
Home-Style Cooking With A Wide Range In Cuisine.

Wheeler’s Catering
1825B Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871
607-426-8207
Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Rehearsals…

Simply Terrie’s Tuxedos & Gowns
568 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947
570-259-6066
Full Service Bridal Salon

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.

PDR’s Catering
107 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
607-739-1391
Custom Menus For Any Occasion.
Home-Style Cooking With A Wide Range In Cuisine.

Wheeler’s Catering
1825B Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871
607-426-8207
Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Rehearsals…

Simply Terrie’s Tuxedos & Gowns
568 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947
570-259-6066
Full Service Bridal Salon

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