Life, Love, & Laundry — love

I #*%!ing Love You

Posted by Lisa Stevens on

I #*%!ing Love You

Our business is considered a lifestyle business...which means we do our business as part of our life. We share our products but we also give you a peek into our daily lives. Not everyone wants that kind of exposure...but we really enjoy it. It makes our "job" fun and the amount of compassion and support we receive from everyone (our customers and those we meet at events who are customers-to-be...lol) is unbelievable.  One statement we get a lot from people we talk to is this, "I could never work with my spouse." I find this baffling....I mean, is it easy...

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Hear Me Out, Why I Love Twilight

Posted by Lisa Stevens on

Hear Me Out, Why I Love Twilight

28% is a horrible rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But I am in the 28%. I am embarrassed that I am....but I shouldn't be....since I am clearly not alone....not a huge following but not alone.   One thing I love about it is that the vampires sparkle. I know that is so cheesy, but I like it. To think that they hide because of their beauty....not because the sun can hurt them, but because they are scared of the humans hurting them. This particular group of vampires choose not to get their substance from human blood, they choose to live among regular...

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Nerves of Jello

Posted by Ben Stevens on

Nerves of Jello

I wrote this blog post last week as I knew I would be busy today, as Lisa is having surgery to remove her baby making cocoon, not the medical name.  I call it this because I use humour to make things easier when I am uneasy about things that make me nervous.  I know that these type surgeries happen everyday all over the world and we have the very best doctors and nurses, so I should feel at ease.  Problem is my heart and head often fight it out and my heart tends to over power that part of my...

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This Is Us

Posted by Ben Stevens on

This Is Us

Twenty-three years ago today Lisa and I were married on a beautiful day with light snowfall.  The truth was most people expected our marriage not to last because we were getting married out of a sense of doing the right thing.  Why was it the right thing?  Because on October 27th, just a few months before, we had Adrianna our first child. We both wanted to have the baby and both of us wanted to be part of her life, so we decided to get married.  Truth is we were not in love when we got married, we barely knew...

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The Truth About Working With Your Spouse

Posted by Lisa Stevens on

The Truth About Working With Your Spouse

We have for the last few years been working together as a career running Ever After Acres.  I (Lisa) am the official owner of the company, but Ben and I work together as equal partners.  We thought we would share our thoughts on what it is like to spend not only your free time with your spouse but your work time as well.  We will hop  back and forth between my thoughts and Ben's as we examine this lifestyle we have embraced. PersonalitiesBen: In my previous employment I was either anxiously awaiting my shift to end so I could go home...

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