*FLASHBACK* FINAL FRIDAYS WITH COUSIN MARS

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Triple B’s only male blogger shares the deets on what men think about proposing.

Okay, I have to admit this is a tough one. I may lose my Dude Card for this post, but HEY…this is for Triple B. Popping the big question takes a BIG pair (you know what I mean). Please understand that most men take the fiancee-to-be, her friends and family, his friends and family, and finances (depending on the dude, of course) into consideration prior to Popping the BIG QUESTION.

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*Flashback* Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Family Ties

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Recently I loaded up my SUV with my sister’s two children, wife, golf club set, roller-blades, and several pieces of luggage. After everyone got comfortable, the journey to North Carolina’s Outer Banks began. [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Family Ties

cousin mars on black bridal bliss

Recently I loaded up my SUV with my sister’s two children, wife, golf club set, roller-blades, and several pieces of luggage. After everyone got comfortable, the journey to North Carolina’s Outer Banks began. [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Ross Oscar Knight’s In His Moment

In his new book, famed photographer Ross Oscar Knight uncovers what's going through a groom's mind before he says "I Do".

In his new book, famed photographer Ross Oscar Knight uncovers what’s going through a groom’s mind before he says “I Do”.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ross Oscar Knight (photographer, author, speaker and philanthropist) and we discussed his newly released book, In His Moment. Here’s what he shared: [Read more…]

Final Fridays With Cousin Mars – New Year, New [ME] US

For the first Final Fridays with Cousin Mars of 2015, I’ve decided to go cliché. Many of you have probably already forgotten several of your 2015 resolutions. Don’t worry; very few expected you to actually make those changes. There are some resolutions/changes I want to encourage you to follow through with completely. [Read more…]

Final Friday with Cousin Mars: Marriage Matters

What’s up, everyone? I’ve missed my Triple B family. Expect me to get back on schedule with this post, which by the way, it is a little different from what you’re used to from me. There is no “aha” moment at the end…Just me sharing my thoughts. I wrote this from the heart though so I appreciate any feedback you can share. [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Summer Date Ideas


After this past winter, I plan to take full advantage of the summer weather. Every year I say this, however this year I am committed to enjoying almost everything the NYC and DC summers have to offer. Solely because I don’t know what to expect when Old Man Winter returns, I suggest you too get your money’s worth between June and September. In fact, I’m sharing fun date ideas. You’ll owe me one after this post. [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – The Truth Behind Diamond Engagement Rings

 

Ladies (and fellas because I know some of y’all are reading too), do you remember your initial reaction to hearing Beyonce’s Put a Ring On It song? We all know one of the first things asked after a woman says she is engaged is “Let me see the ring!” How many people do you know have very little knowledge of precious gems, but can tell you exactly what the Four Cs references? Have you ever wondered why there is an expectation (by most though not all) that a diamond accompanies a proposal? Well, this Final Friday post aims to share a jewel about one of your favorite jewels – DIAMONDS. If you have ever thought why society has come to expect a diamond to accompany a proposal I’m about to share just how and when this tradition began.

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars: My First Marriage Lesson

 

Although my first wedding anniversary is more than half a year away, I have already learned several lessons about marriage. [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Just a Friend


Many of you between the ages of 30 and 45 remember the hit song from Biz Markie – Just a Friend. Although this was just a song, it was and is a topic that many newlywed couples are forced to tackle. In my opinion, too many people expect their significant other to morph into a different person after marriage. Simply put – some post wedding day expectations are unrealistic and possibly foolish. Males and females are guilty of having expectations that are destined to cause heartache. [Read more…]

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