31 December 2011

Resolutions 12. Fight Fair

Strengthen your marriage in 2012...

12.  Learn how to fight fairly. Conflict is inevitable.  How you fight can be the difference between lifelong relationship growth and divorce.  Learn how to have constructive conversations about heated issues. 

Ok so for those of you who are over achievers I have one more goal that I just couldn't leave out, take a peek back at The New Year for this last goal... 

Resolutions 11. From the Heart

Strengthen your marriage in 2012...

11.  Speak from the heart frequently.  Regular discussions about personal emotional issues makes people feel closer and more connected. 

check back throughout the day for the last goal. 

Resolutions 10. Brag

Strengthen your marriage in 2012...

10.  Brag about your spouse in their presence.  We should say all the good things we think about our spouse so they hear our thoughts.  Speaking about your spouse in front of others shows your spouse that you are proud of them and that makes them feel good about their accomplishments as your spouse. 

check back throughout the day for the next 2 goals. 

Resolutions 09. Flirting

Strengthen your marriage in 2012...

09.  Touch, flirt, and have sex often.  Remember what it was like during your honeymoon years.  Press the rewind button and pretend you're newlyweds and enjoy the sizzle. 

check back throughout the day for the next 3 goals. 

Resolutions 08. Happy Sleeping

Strengthen your marriage in 2012...

08.  Don't go to sleep angry.  This is not always easy, especially when you think you are right.  But if you can really let go and say sorry before you go to sleep, you will wake to a fresh start in the morning.  

check back throughout the day for the next 4 goals. 

Resolutions 07. Three Things


Strengthen your marriage in 2012...


07. Tell your spouse three things you appreciate about them every day. Focus on what you enjoy about your spouse and what works in your relationship. 

check back throughout the day for the next 5 goals. 

Resolutions 06. 10 Minutes

Strengthen your marriage in 2012...

Ok so I know I said only one more.  But then I got to thinking there are 12 months in the year, so shouldn't I at least have one goal a month?  So we're gonna ring in the new year with 12 resolutions to improve your marriage this year.

06.  Spend at least 10 minutes every day checking in with each other.  Don't let the day pass without finding out how your spouse is doing.

check back throughout the day for the next 6 goals.

30 December 2011

Celebrate 03. CD's

Start your future right by celebrating 2012 in romance...

03. Another romantic idea is to make CD for your partner. Include all the years favorite love songs. Gather your favorite photo of the two of you and write a love poem. If you can't make one yourself, go to a print shop and have them print a cover for the CD that includes your picture on the front and the poem on the back.


Resolutions 05. Get Healthy

Improve your relationship in 2012...

05. Make a goal to get healthy together. Eat cleaner, shape up at the gym, or get your heart pumping with evening walks. Take 30 minutes or even an hour out of each day to focus on health. You will look better on the outside and feel better on the inside. This will help to strengthen your physical relationship and your mental relationship. It will affect you both in more ways then you can imagine. Oh and of course this will help to rev up your love life in the sack as well!!! 

One more idea to come tomorrow! xox

Celebrating 02. Balloon Messages

Start your future right by celebrating 2012 in romance...

02. Set the mood with a message in a balloon. Write a love note expressing your heart's desire and roll the note up into a thin scroll so that it fits inside a balloon. Buy a bouquet of red roses with red balloons and open the neck of one of the balloons so you can slip your love note inside. Enjoy a romantic dinner together on New Year's Eve and see how long it takes for your partner to notice the note inside the balloon.If your budget allows, slip a new piece of jewelry inside the balloon as well. This is a creative way to deliver a romantic message to the person you love.

More ideas to come.

Resolutions 04. Read

Improve your relationship in 2012...

04. Resolve to read at least one book on how to strengthen your relationship.

29 December 2011

Pot Luck Party


Winter Date:  Host a Pot Luck Party
Cost:  Free-However much you want to spend
Perks:  Enjoy the coziness of friends, watch the ball drop in the warmth of your home, and bring in the New Year anyway you want. 

Why spend New Year's Eve paying insane prices and dealing with crowds of strangers when you can celebrate with your friends? Have your friends get in touch with their chef side by bringing a few fancy appetizers or dishes for a fancy meal.  Try a traditional party with hats, balloons, and noisemakers or something more creative like a costume party where everyone dresses as an interesting character from the past year.  Prepare entertainment with games, music, or watching times square.  Once the crowd has gone home celebrate the New Year by getting a little cozy with your spouse.  Ditch the party hats, steamers, and noise makers and have a celebration for two in bed.

If you have any winter date ideas please share them.  Winter lasts for quite a few months and I would love to have a new date idea to share each week so we don't get the winter love blues!!!  xox <3

Celebrate 01. Roses

Start your future right by celebrating 2012 in romance...


01. Spell Her Name With Rose PetalsReserve a room at your favorite resort for New Year's Eve. Prepare the room before you take your partner there. Spell her name on the bed with with rose petals, or write her a note using them. Don't just use the words "I love you"--this is too generic. Make it specific to her. Fill the room with romantic additions such as chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne.

More ideas to follow...xox ♥

28 December 2011

Resolutions 03. intimate ideas

Improve your relationship in 2012...

03. Think of 12 new intimate ideas you would like to incorporate in the bedroom this year. A few intimate ideas that should help you start your list: new positions, toys, body desserts, or different locations. Pick one day each month to make your wishes come true. 

More ideas to come...xox <3

14. Don't Pick It Up...

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14.  Don't Pick It Up...

If you're making love and the phone rings, DO NOT pick it up. If you do pick it up, it tells your partner that the person on the phone (or at the door) is more important than the intimacy you are sharing. 

xox ♥

13. Spin Cycle

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13.  Spin Cycle

Make love on top of or leaning next to the washing machine while it is on the spin cycle. 

xox ♥

27 December 2011

25. Out of Sight

It’s like seeing someone for the first time, and you look at each other for a few seconds, and there’s this kind of recognition like you both know something. Next moment the person’s gone, and it’s too late to do anything about it.

xox ♥

03. Lucky

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03.  Lucky

by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

I can't ever get tired of this song. This song captures a lot of what I feel about my love...xox ♥ 

http://youtu.be/2_5oTsMNvjs

Resolutions 02. Date Nights

What can you do for your marriage in 2012? 

Try making a New Year’s resolution to improve your relationship. Here's an idea to get started...

02. Schedule several “Date Nights” for the first few months of the year.  

More ideas to come throughout the week. 

xox ♥

26 December 2011

Christmas Moments

I want to hear about your Christmas? Did you make time for your Santa Baby? Did you try a new Christmas tradition that only involved the two of you? Did you get exactly what you wanted? xox ♥

Packing Party

Who's taken down their Christmas tree??? A tradition I like to keep in my family is taking it down on New Years Eve. Sometimes I want to keep the tree just one day longer so we'll take the tree down on New Years. I like to have a packing party of sorts. Cookies, all the years top hits, and a little hot chocolate or apple cider while we pack up all the Christmas decorations. Do you have a packing party??? xox ♥

25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope that during the hustle and bustle of the day that you are able to spend a few moments of romance with your sweetie. Give them an extra hand squeeze under the table, wink at them across the room, or lightly touch them as you pass by. These are the little things that express in huge ways how much you love each other. Now go love on each other!!! xox ♥

24 December 2011

honey breakfast...

Do you make a Christmas breakfast? If you do, then make something special for your honey to let them know you took time to focus on them. Make heart shaped pancakes or serve his favorite syrup or make his favorite breakfast drink. Whether you go all out or you go simple your spouse will feel your love. xox ♥

PJ's & slippers...

A classic Christmas tradition is giving pajama sets.  We all love to get into pajamas on Christmas morning because they keep us warm and cozy.   Let's make this tradition a little more sexy.  On Christmas Eve secretly stuff each others stockings with romantic pajama sets.  After the kids have turned in for the night, it's your turn to have some fun, dig into your stockings and see what your Santa baby brought you.  

Merry Christmas Eve.  xox <3

23 December 2011

02. Baby It's Cold Outside



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02. Baby, It's Cold Outside

This is a great love song for Christmas time. Glee cast has a great version. But you can't ever go wrong with the one sung by Dean Martin! I couldn't find one by him so this version with the American Idols will just have to do. If you have some favorite love songs, please share them with us! xox ♥

Cozy Lights

Winter Date:  Cozy Lights
Cost: Free
Perks: Enjoy the sparkling fire place or rows of candles together.  Relax together during the crazy hustle and bustle of the season.  Chocolate and cuddling, doesn't that just sound like heaven?!?

Light a cozy fire and have fun playing board games, putting together a puzzle, listening to an old radio show , or just sipping homemade hot cocoa and cuddling for a night. If your home doesn't have a fireplace, try lighting candles. Lots and lots of candles.

If you have any winter date ideas please share them!!!  Winter lasts for quite a few months and I would love to have a new date idea to share each week so we don't get the winter love blues!!!  xoxo



22 December 2011

card each other

A great Christmas tradition would be to make your own cards for each other. Set a card making amount, use your imagination and see what clever ideas you come up with. xoxo ♥

21 December 2011

special something...

Have you found that special something for your spouse or are you still looking? Is there something that you're really hoping to get? If so what is on the top of your list from your husband or spouse??? xoxo ♥

24. Sleepless in Seattle

Destiny is something we’ve invented because we can’t stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.

xoxo

20 December 2011

one gift

Who doesn't want to open one gift on Christmas Eve? Once the children have gone to sleep, slip into your pajamas and open one gift together. Make this a Christmas Eve tradition that you will for sure be looking forward to! xoxo ♥

19 December 2011

23. When Harry Met Sally

I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

xoxo ♥

12. Naughty Stockings...

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12.  Naughty Stockings...

Bring a little naughtiness into your Christmas traditions by filling each others stockings with naughty things, without the other one seeing. Sometimes it's better being on the naughty list then on the nice list when it comes to romance. You can fill it with lingerie, naughty coupons, lubricant, candles, body paints, restraints...the list is endless. Oh and of course your spouse would love a naughty gift from Tickled in Love. Let us do all the work and you get all the rewards! xoxo ♥

18 December 2011

22. Slumdog Millionaire

I thought we would meet only in death.

xoxo

pretty lights...

Drive around, and see all the pretty lights, tune in a radio station playing carols...Or go to a comercial light show. xoxo ♥

17 December 2011

just because...

Hand your lady her favorite flower-just because. xoxo

special ornaments...

Another great tradition idea is buying a special ornament together that symbolizes your love, the year past, or a special moment you celebrated. As you decorate the tree spend a little time reminiscing about each special ornament before putting it up. xoxo ♥

16 December 2011

21. The Last of the Mohicans


"You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."


Another classic great love movie full of tragedy and romance.  I love this line.  My heart flutters each time this part shows.  You know he doesn't want to leave her but he has to and you also know that he sincerely means that no matter what he will find her.  And should we also add a great looking cast!  xoxo 


Sledding or Tubing...



Winter Date:  Sledding
Cost: free to sled, cost of a tube or sled up to $15
Perks: Having your strong manly hubby carry your sled up the hill for you.  Remember the nostalgic feeling you had as a kid during Christmas.  Burn a few calories laughing at yourselves!

Sledding or tubing is always a blast and you can do it down almost any hill that's covered in snow.  Bundle up and bring a long a yummy mug of hot cocoa to share. 

If you have any winter date ideas please share them!!! Winter lasts for quite a few months and I would love to have a new date idea to share each week so we don't get the winter love blues!!! xoxo

15 December 2011

Homemade gifts

Homemade gifts are a wonderful Christmas tradition, but when couples celebrate this tradition, they should try to make it more creative. Couples should choose to make gifts that help to express their love for one another. Great gift ideas for this creative Christmas tradition would include love poems, decorated cookies, and hand carved gifts. xoxo

kisses...

Put some chocolate kisses in the dresser drawer with a note saying, "There are more kisses where these came from." xoxo ♥

14 December 2011

making no. 1 what matters most...

What can you do for your marriage in 2012? 

01. Try making a New Year’s resolution to improve your relationship. Christmas fast approaching and the New Year's right around the corner it's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions. Are you planning on getting in shape, eating healthier, or excelling at work? How many of you have decided to be a better husband or wife? Shouldn't the person that matters the most be on the top of our goal list? This year pick a goal that focuses on your spouse and make that the number 1. on your goal list. 

xoxo ♥

13 December 2011

Be You...

Be genuine in your relationship. Don't pretend to only like the shows he watches, don't pretend to love all of her friends, don't pretend to enjoy all of his hobbies, and don't pretend to love everyone in his family. If you don't enjoy something say it. If you love something say it. Your spouse loves you for who you are not something you're pretending to be. xoxo

12 December 2011

Have You Seen This? Just friends? | ksl.com

This is great! I'm a firm believer that there isn't such a thing as "just friends" between the opposite sex. It's great to see that I'm not the only one...So don't you be fooled by the "We're just friends" statements! xoxo ♥


Have You Seen This? Just friends? | ksl.com

11. X Marks The Spot

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11.  X Marks The Spot

Get a map of your city, county, state or country. As you make love in certain locations, mark the spot on the map. See how many places you can mark. 

 xox ♥

20. Titanic

"Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me...It brought me to you...You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise." 


Such a tragic love story.  I wonder if the sadness of such movies is what makes us love them so much more???   xoxo


11 December 2011

Make me Merry


Make me Merry

One big glass ornament full of 12 little note prompts to help you make Christmas Merrier.

Use your imagination and creativity to add a huge amount of love to your Christmas.  Each note slip has a prompt to help you find just the right words to express your love.  Kit ideas come with each ornament. You can hang these on the tree and surprise your love with it or you can share the love by splitting the 12 note slips between you two to secretly fill out and present to each other, or to use as a stocking stuffer.

Each ornament available in:

Silver love notes covered in red lace a spray of white tulle topped with a shimmering black rose.  $12.50

or

Red love notes covered in black lace a spray of white tulle topped with a shimmering red rose.  $12.50

xoxo

For My Santa Baby




For My Santa Baby

Sexy 12 days of Christmas wishes to make the holiday season merry and bright. 

Who says Christmas is only for the nice???  Inside each sexy wish package are 12 glass ornaments laced with pearls and roses along with instructions on how to fulfill naughty wishes.  Each ornament is filled with one sexy wish slip for your Santa Baby.

Sold in either:

white lace & silver wishes  $27.00

or

black lace & red wishes   $27.00

xoxo 

It's a Wonderful Life

Every couple should make it a Christmas tradition to watch this movie every year. This is such a wonderfully romantic Christmas film and it does couples good to take the time to watch it together. To make this Christmas tradition creative, prepare sweets that they might have had during that period. The couple could also make this tradition more creative by decorating their tree the way they would have in that period. xoxo

10 December 2011

Men's Top 10...

1. Sports or Concert Tickets $50 plus at Ticketmaster
2. A Great Ipod Dock $349 at Bose
3. A Classic Blazer $200 plus at J. Crew
4. A Phone Upgrade $ 100 plus at their Wireless Provider
5. An Espresso Machine $699 at Breville
7. Cologne $50 plus at Sephora
8. DVD TV Collection  $50 at Amazon
9. Polo Ralph Lauren Waffle Knit Robe $98 at Nordstrom
10. Money Clip Card Holder $64 at Filson

These boys are pretty pricey! lol...

Seriously it's not the price of the gift that guys are looking for.  Remember guys truly love knowing that your gift demonstrates that you actually put some thought into it-according to your hobbies and interests.

xoxo



All you need...

Are you searching for that perfect love gift for your wife or hubby? Then look no further. Whether your looking for romance or a little naughty play we've got you covered. Take a peek at our romantic gifts, I'm sure you'll find something that will make your love very happy! xoxo ♥

09 December 2011

Women's top 10

1. Very Versatile Women's Sweater Wraps $24 at Victorias Secret
2. Their name in photos custom art $59 at Personal Creations
3. Delicate Custom Initial Necklaces $24 at Urban Outfitters
4. Michael Kors gadget cases $38 at Macy's
5.  You! in a Vampire Novel $35 at U Star Novels
7.  Stylish Wrap Watches for her $35 at Urban Outfitters
8. Shades with a Story: Charitable TOMS Eyewear $135 at Toms
9.  Cutting Boards for Colorful Chefs $19.95 at Chef's Catalog
10.  The Iphone Photo Printer $149. 95 at Discovery Channel Store

for more top picks visit: gifts for her

xoxo

08 December 2011

Nutcrackers and Such...







Winter Date: Attend a Holiday Performance 
Cost: free-$150 per person
Perks: Catch your spouse shed a tear or two.  Remember the nostalgic feeling you had as a kid during Christmas.  You get to see sexy men in tights (this last perk came from my husband lol)!
Holiday Performances include The Nutcracker, a Carol Sing Along, A Winter Symphony, A Christmas Carol Theatrical Event.  If you don't have the money for a huge production then find a small local event.  High Schools or Churches put on free or inexpensive Holiday Performances. 
If you have any winter date ideas please share them!!! Winter lasts for quite a few months and I would love to have a new date idea to share each week so we don't get the winter love blues!!! xoxo

12 Days of Love Letters...

In the 12 days leading up to the holiday skip the tradition of calling birds and give a gift of love. This is a very creative Christmas tradition for couples. Each day, they write a short love note and then on Christmas Present they present each other with a long love letter that truly expresses their feelings.


xoxo 

Wish List

Guys it's your turn...let's help the girls out...What is on your top 5 wish list for your Santa baby???

xoxo

07 December 2011

01. The One Who Loves You the Most

I'm adding a new little segment to all my little segments.  I love music.  I love finding undiscovered artists.  I love falling in love again with my old tunes.  I love groovin to a sultry sound.  So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites unknowns and knowns with you.

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01.  The One Who Loves You The Most by Brett Dennen


"When the sky is falling from above and the wind is ranging from the cost and you want someone who truly loves you...I will be the one who truly loves you the most...Now the women with their stolen graces who don't invite you to play host, to their daughter's with fake faces, I will be the one who loves you the most.  When all the debutants desert you, and the doorways are all closed, and all the harlequins that have hurt you, I will be the one who loves you the most."

Such a sweet song...This is a song for all the women who find themselves in situations where they need their man to be the one who loves them the most.  

19. The 40-Year-Old-Virgin


I’m very discreet but… I will haunt your dreams.


xoxo 


Christmas Adventures

Read one of your favorite Christmas tales together.  This will help you remember what Christmas is all about the whole month long.  If you have a book you truly love then make it a tradition and read it every year the holidays start.

Here are a few of my suggestions, I would love to hear some of your favorites too!!!

The Christmas Carol
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Polar Express
The Mansion
The Christmas Sweater
The Night Before Christmas
Letters from Father Christmas
A Christmas Story: The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film
It's a Wonderful Life
The Story of the Other Wise Men
Little Women

Make reading time a little more fun by snuggling up under a blanket on the couch, lighting the fire place, and sipping a warm drink.  Enjoy the adventure.

xoxo <3 


Wish List

Girls let's help the guys out...What is on your top 5 wish list for your Santa baby???

06 December 2011

10. Love is Blind???


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10.  Love is Blind

I just read this and had to share...

"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?" Unknown Author

xox 

Christmas Spirit

Keep the spirit of Christmas and love alive by attending a Christmas devotional or concert together. Even if that means you sit on your couch and watch Michael Buble together. What counts is that you are spending time together and maybe taking a moment to dance a song or two in front of the TV. 

xoxo

09. Is Chocolate More Important Than Sex???


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09.  Is Chocolate More Important Than Sex???

Researchers asked college-aged men and women to fill out a questionnaire detailing their attitudes toward sex, and then they were given a device to help them tally how often they thought about sex during the day. Men were found to think about sex around 19 times a day, while women thought about sex around 10 times a day. Hence, while men did spend slightly more time engaging in sexual thoughts, women were not far behind.

These findings have much to teach us about our current sexual landscape. While young men still lead the pack when it comes to sexual thoughts, it is interesting to see young women gaining on them. Clearly, sexuality and sexual desires are not limited only to the male of the species, and women have just as many fantasies and sexual impulses as men do.

And, while many women might have felt embarrassed to give into sexual thoughts, most were comfortable confessing their thoughts about food. While women thought about sex only 10 times a day on average, they thought about food 15 times a day. Maybe instead of starting the latest fad diet on New Year’s Day, women can simply revamp their frame of mind. For example, instead of thinking about a slice of chocolate cake when you are bored or frustrated, why not think of an exciting sexual fantasy to brighten up the day?

By generating more sexual thoughts throughout the day and creating a mental landscape that celebrates and welcomes sex, you will be much more likely to enjoy sex with your partner and to initiate sexual contact in an organic and spontaneous way. That’s way better than any diet!

Excerpts taken from an article by Dr. Laura Berman

xox 

18. The Twilight Saga: New Moon

I love you. You’re my only reason to stay alive… if that’s what I am.

xoxo ♥

05 December 2011

Mistletoe

You can never have too much Mistletoe: This is a wonderful Christmas tradition for couples that goes back several decades, but why not make this Christmas tradition more creative? A very creative spin for this Christmas tradition is for couples to hang mistletoe in every door way of their home. This increases the chance that the couple will have a romantic Christmas kiss.

xoxo

04 December 2011

keeping us together

If you have seen the new Hallmark commercial then you have heard this cute quote...

"Traditions are not for keeping...They are for keeping us together." 

I love this.  It's so true.  Traditions bring us closer.  If it works for cultures, communities, and the whole family, then wouldn't it work for you as a couple.  Take time for the two of you and create a tradition that will bring you closer to each other.  If you have any traditions that you share with your spouse please share it with us.  Hopefully you can help spark a new tradition for one of us.

xoxo

03 December 2011

Love is Christmas - Sara Bareilles (Christmas Song)



This should be the anthem of Christmas and all year through. Love this! Take a peek and you'll fall in love too! Thanks for sharing Amber Smith Cain...xoxo

17. Juno

In my opinion the best thing you can you do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out of your bum. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.

xoxo

02 December 2011

yee-haw

Winter Date: Country Dancing
Cost: Around $4-6 per person
Perks: Hee-Haw with your spouse on the dance floor. Dress up in tight wranglers or ruffle skirts and put on those cowboy boots. Learn something new together while learning slick country moves.

Have you seen the new Footloose yet? If you have then you were probably dancing in your seat and had the need to get your country on. You can find a
 country club in your area and most will offer classes before the dancing begins. Invite a few couples, dress up, and have a blast!

If you have any winter date ideas please share them!!! Winter lasts for quite a few months and I would love to have a new date idea to share each week so we don't get the winter love blues!!! xoxo

01 December 2011

love notes

Pick a night to spend together writing each other a love note. Roll your note up and tie with a ribbon. Hide your note somewhere on the tree for your spouse to find on Christmas morning. Promise each other that there is no peeking allowed. This is a great idea for a Christmas tradition that you will look forward to each year! xoxo

Moments to Treasure

The Holiday season is all about love, family, and charity. These little moments spent loving others create big moments in our memories. Are you and your spouse spending quality one on one time together in order to create huge moments to treasure? It is important that you create traditions that remind you both of your love for each other. 

As you know we have been playing around with tradition ideas and I have a few more up my sleeve but I would really love to hear all of your ideas too.

xoxo

30 November 2011

08. Sex Does a Body Good!!!

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08.  Sex Does A Body Good

We spend countless hours and dollars to doll ourselves up, but Mother Nature has given us women an au natural way to turn heads: S-E-X.

Sure, there’s a time and a place for perfectly applied eyeliner and not-a-strand-out-of-place hair. But really, what’s hotter than devil-may-care, mussed up bedhead and a swagger that just won’t quit? 

Sex is the ultimate beauty enhancer. No product or procedure can beat getting down and dirty in making you even more gorgeous. During the next few days check out these eight reasons why.

Adapted from You Beauty. xox ♥

29 November 2011

I love you but...

Do you ever find yourself thinking, I love you but don't completely like you today? If you say yes, do you do anything special or different on those days to remind yourself and your spouse that you love them no matter what??? 

xoxo

16. Jerry Maquire

I love you. You… you complete me.

xoxo

28 November 2011

Do you tell???

I recently watched the new episode of Parenthood. Did you happen to see the last episode? If not I'll give a little background before posing a question. Two men work at a recording studio. One is married, and one is not. These men hire a beautiful young assistant. She dresses provocatively to work and tries to act seductive. The married man tells her that she doesn't need to dress that way to get attention. He reminds her that she's smart and has more to offer then just appearances. One night they are celebrating and drinking at work. Married guy offers to take her home. He walks her to her door and she throws herself on him and kisses him. So the question I pose is the one this married man asks the single guy. Do I tell my wife? The single guy says, "No, don't tell her, relieving your guilt by telling her is unfair to her and it will only make her feel bad about herself." Does this sound like sound advice? If this was your friend what advice would you give? If this was your husband would you want to know? If you are the married guy do you tell your wife? xoxo

Sugar, Sweetie, Hunk, Sexy...

Little romantic gestures are always worth a little bit of extra work. Make sugar cookies to surprise your love with. Shape them into hearts and decorate them with icing with different pet names and sayings that you two use with each other. Once dried put them in a cute tin and present your gift. They will enjoy reading the cookies as much as eating them. xoxo

27 November 2011

Season of Sharing

A great way to celebrate the season of sharing is to create a tradition of service. Choose a family or friend to focus on and find little ways to secretly serve them. Buy gifts for each member of the family and doorbell ditch them. Or volunteer at a food shelter, nursing home, or hospital. There are soo many possibilities available for the two of you to serve others in your community. xoxo

15. Forrest Gump

I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.

This is one of my all time favorites. And this has to be one of the best lines in that movie! I love it! xoxo

07. Not So Silly

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07.  Not So Silly

This may sound a little bit silly, but it works...Greet him naked. xox ♥

26 November 2011

14. Emma (1996)

Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another.

xoxo

simple expressions



I love surprising my hubby with little things. He's a fireman and works 48 hours and then returns early in the morning. Occasionally I'll make him breakfast the night before he returns home. When he gets home he finds little notes directing him to the fridge. I also write love notes on his napkin or on a decorated piece of paper. This is a simple little thing but sometimes little things are huge things to those we love. I encourage you to find a simple expression of love that makes your spouse delight in happiness! xoxo

25 November 2011

13. The End Of The Affair

You see I never stopped loving you, even though I couldn’t see you.

xoxo

Sleigh Ride



Winter Date: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Cost: Around $50 
Perks: View the scenery in a very romantic way. Let someone else do the driving while you cuddle and snuggle up to your love. Everyone else will be jealous and wish they were the two of you. 

Many of these rides take place in a scenic area. Sometimes they are in the city others they are in the mountains. They will usually provide warm b
lankets but it's always a great idea to bring your own. You can find rides that are packaged with a romantic dinner. If you are smart you will dress warmly and will bring a hot beverage to help keep you warm.

If you have any winter date ideas please share them!!! Winter lasts for quite a few months and I would love to have a new date idea to share each week so we don't get the winter love blues!!! xoxo

Putting up the Tree

Another seasonal tradition that's a for sure, most do around our house is put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. I've noticed that in our neighborhood the trend seems to be putting up lights on Thanksgiving day. What traditional moments do you share as a family or spouse when putting up your tree or lights??? xoxo

24 November 2011

Love Gratitude Challenge

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you spread the love!!! 

I'm thankful for a healthy and strong man. We spent part of our day with a very pregnant firefighter wife and her family. A few weeks ago her husband had a stroke. He was in a coma for a couple of weeks and has now been transported to another section of the hospital. Each day they witness little improvements and they continually hope for more. They have a long journey ahead of them. Stories like this remind me of how fragile life is. What lies ahead is a mystery to us so we should treasure each moment we have and live the best life we can. xoxo

Season of Love

I love this season of thanksgiving and love! I am thankful for soo many wonderful blessings in my life and I don't have the words to quite express how grateful I am. 

I challenge you to take a moment out of your day and tell those you love how much you appreciate them in your life. If you get a chance to stand before a crowd and express your thankfulness, publicly mention your spouse. 

I also challenge you to make this season of thanksgiving a permanent season in your life. Sometimes those we love the most don't realize it because we don't take the time to verbally express or show it. Shower your spouse with love all year round and you will discover that you've got the whole world in your hands!

xoxo ♥

23 November 2011

12. Crazy / Beautiful

"There are millions of people in this world, but in the end it all comes down to one. I still panic sometimes, forget to breathe, but I know that there’s something beautiful in my imperfections; the beauty that he held up for me to see. The strength that I will never be able to say."

I've never seen this movie but I'm going to guess this has to be a guy talking about his girl. There's no greater hope, peace, comfort, and strength then being fiercely loved by someone who will stand by you through your weakest moments. xoxo ♥

Love Gratitude Challenge

I'm thankful for a man who sends me ♥ fluttering texts like the one I received today..."I am happy to take out the trash for you! You make my heart melt anytime you caress me, or even the soft look from your beautiful amber eyes. The playful giggle that tells me you're still willing to make me feel special by letting me think I'm funny. I'll go to the end of the world for you my love. :*" Don't you want to fall in love with him??? I know I fall in love over and over again with this guy!!! 

ps I couldn't help but share this with you guys and yes, I asked for permission first! xoxo ♥

Christmas Breakfast

A family tradition that I love came from a dear friend of mine. When she was growing up her family made a big deal about Christmas breakfast. Now that everyone has grown up, married, and started families of their own they get together in the evening on Christmas Eve and have a huge breakfast. So now at my home we have a huge breakfast brunch on Christmas day. xoxo ♥

Ice Cream Stickies...


I just saw this and thought it was too cute to pass up. Made me start thinking about how that cute comment appeared on a box of ice cream and who put it there. Got me thinking about a fun date idea. Any ideas that came to your mind??? xoxo ♥

love gratitude challenge

I'm thankful for a hubby who always remembers to take the trash out for me!!! xoxo ♥

22 November 2011

Tradition...

With Thanksgiving fast approaching and Christmas not far behind it makes me think about family and traditions. I love the movie Fiddler on the Roof.  I love how dear their traditions are to their heart and how passionate they are about them.  Their traditions keep their family and beliefs strong.  Growing up we had tons of traditions. As I have started a family of my own some traditions have carried on, new ones have started, and some have slipped by the way side. I'm always looking for a tradition that is worth starting during the holidays. So maybe you can help me start one by sharing one of your family traditions, including those just with your spouse, that you cherish and look forward to each year??? xoxo ♥

11. The Bridges of Madison County

"It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you."

xoxo ♥

Were you Sex Smart

Ok, so were you as Sex Smart as you thought you were??? lol I was excited to see what answers I would get from all of you so thanks for playing!!! xoxo ♥

Love Gratitude Challenge

I love that my hubby showers with me with loving and adorable compliments. There are days that I feel like a fuddy duddy and need a pick me up and he's always there to whisper sweet nothings. xoxo ♥

21 November 2011

Sex Smarts 13

Sexual activity can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack in older people.

-True
-False

This is our last question for this quiz. xoxo ♥

Sex Smarts 12

The G-spot is a sexually sensitive part of a woman’s anatomy found in the anterior vaginal wall.

-True
-False

xoxo ♥

Sex Smarts 11.

Most women can have an orgasm without direct stimulation of the clitoris.

-True
-False

xoxo ♥

Sex Smarts 10

What percentage of men say they always have an orgasm during sex with their partner?

-39
-60
-75
- 93

xoxo ♥