What is a Swizzle Stick? Tandem For Two

What is a Swizzle Stick?

Besides something fun to say, a swizzle stick is a small stick used to stir mixed drinks! Originally swizzle sticks were created in the 18th century at a rum plantation in the West Indies.
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Summer is for Gathering  - Tandem For Two

Summer is for Gathering

Growing up, summer was my least favorite season. It’s hard to believe, but when you live in the suburbs with no beach or pool nearby, only your banana seat bike to get you around the neighborhood and mostly boys to hang out with, I would escape to our air conditioned living room with a pile of books to read as I laid on the couch.
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How To Write a Personal Note for any Occasion - Tandem For Two

How To Write a Personal Note for any Occasion

Letter writing really is a lost art in today’s culture of texts, emails and instant messaging. But there really are life occassions that warrant a thoughtful, handwritten note instead of an electronic message.
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The Lost Art of Letter Writing - Tandem For Two

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

I think I was a little old-fashioned even when I was young. Some of us are like that. My daughter is only 16 but is an old soul. When I was her age, I wrote letters to my new friends across the state that I had met at summer camp. Letters. With stamps.
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How to Pack the Perfect Picnic Date - Tandem For Two

How to Pack the Perfect Picnic Date

My husband and I often go on picnics. Sometimes it’s just as simple as grabbing a few snack items to take to the beach or sometimes it’s an entire spread at our local waterfront park.
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Why You Need Picnics in Your Life - Tandem For Two

Why You Need Picnics in Your Life

How long has it been since you’ve gone on a picnic? It’s not something people usually think about and to some it may even seem a bit silly. I didn’t realize it until I started thinking about it, but our family has had a tradition of going on picnics and it started with my husband.
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Must Haves for a Teen Girl Emergency Kit - tandemfortwo.com

Must Haves for a Teen Girl Emergency Kit

When my daughter started middle school, I grabbed one of my pouches, added a few cute enamel pins and turned it into a kit for emergencies. Since she’s gotten older, we've added to it and by keeping this in her backpack, it has eased her stress and given her peace of mind!
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How To Efficiently Pack for a Week - tandemfortwo.com

How To Efficiently Pack for a Week

I love to get away and I prefer to pack light when I do. My family actually teases me that I pack in such small suitcases or backpacks for our trips. I’ll let you in on a few of my tips and secrets so you can pack light, have less to worry about, and get more out of your vacation!
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Taking the Road Less Traveled - Tandem For Two

Taking the Road Less Traveled

When my husband and I got married less than a year out of college we hadn’t traveled too many places. He had never flown in an airplane or been to a foreign country. I had been to a handful of states and found while in college that I loved exploring the surrounding area our school was located in.
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What is a tea towel?

What is a tea towel?

Every once in a while I encounter someone who asks, "what the heck is a tea towel"? To me, it’s an old-fashioned way of saying kitchen towel or bar towel, but it really is a bit different than that. Tea towels originated in the 18th-century in England. They were towels that were absorbent, usually made of linen, not terry cloth, and used while serving tea.
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How to Say I Love You without Spending a Dime  - Tandem For Two

How to Say I Love You without Spending a Dime

Have you ever heard of the book The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman? This was a book that had been recommended to me while I was in college and engaged to be married.
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How to Refresh your Walls on a Budget - Tandem For Two

How to Refresh your Walls on a Budget

Are your walls looking tired and outdated or boring? Have you updated your furniture or freshly painted the walls, but haven’t updated your decor? You can easily refresh your walls without spending a ton of money and make them stand out and create an inviting home.
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