Little Things Mean A Lot

It's the little things you do that will mean a lot to your spouse.

My husband, Jared, is pretty much amazing!  He has such a unique way of making me feel loved!
We have been married just under ten years and I have found that the smallest act of kindness from him.... ...mean the most to me.

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Shortly after we were married,  I noticed a glass of water next to my bed on the nightstand each night.  Jared may think it is no big deal, but...

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The Spouse Sleepover Date

The Spouse Sleepover Date Night that is fun and inexpensive.

Remember your very first sleepover? I sure do! I wore Hello Kitty pajamas and had a bright pink sleeping bag. Sleepovers use to be the ultimate reward for me.

It made me start to think… "Why not have a sleepover with my spouse?" Oh, I couldn’t wait to get this date started! I knew this date would work because it did not require a babysitter and would be inexpensive!

So first things first… I wanted my husband to get super excited about the fun...

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November: Family Fun Ideas

November Family Fun Ideas

I can't believe the month of November is fast approaching! Where has the time gone? In thinking about November and families, I want to share THREE ideas you can easily do with your family.
Even if you don't have kids, there are still fun things that you can do!

The Pilgrim Hat
(Thanksgiving Dinner Name Card/Favor Idea)

My mom is pretty much amazing. When I think back to Thanksgiving dinner, I can almost smell the turkey and her famous mashed...

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Family Story Time

A list of books that are perfect for Family story time!

Once upon a time...not too long ago, I was a literacy specialist.  It is safe to say...I am a little obsessed with children's books.  You know you are a bookaholic when you can direct customers at Barnes and Noble to specific books and you don't even work there!

Each night before my children go to bed, my husband and I take about 20 minutes to read stories as a family.  This has become one of the greatest and easiest traditions that we have done.  It doesn't...

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A Couple’s Journal

DIY couples love journal.

How to Create A Couples Journal
Whenever I find an extra second in the day, I love to jot down little or big events or experiences in a journal.  Journals are such an amazing way to keep memories alive!  I keep both a personal and family journal.  I have so much fun reading through the history of my life.  It is incredible how many little things you can forget over time.

Keeping in the spirit of journals, I wanted to start one with my spouse.  I call...

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The Power of an Invitation

The power of an invitation.

The Power of an Invitation: Creating a Strong Connection

Think back for a the first time you ever received an invitation.  This invitation may have been to a birthday party, some type of celebration, or a special event.  Can you recall the feelings you had upon receiving something that was specifically created for you?  I still remember the time I was invited to a neighbor's birthday party when I was six.  Oh, I was so excited!  I kept the...

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Date Ideas Book

Oopsey Daisey blog DIY coupon book.

Date Ideas Book by Oopsey Daisy
Hello, my fellow divas!! I am so tickled to be a guest today! I had been enjoying The Dating Divas blog for a few months when one day I realized that I actually knew one of THE divas! Corie was actually my mentor teacher when I was student teaching at BYU. Corie is truly amazing, and I carried her inspiration with me all the way through my first grade teaching career!! It has been so fun to have a friend in the blogging community!...

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Showing Love… Quick and Easy!

Showing love for your spouse - quick and easy printable candy tags.

Candy Bar Notes: Show Love to your Spouse

Showing someone love doesn't always have to be a big event.  It can be something simple, quick, and easy. While I was shopping at the dollar store, I saw theater candy and thought..."Why not get my husband four treats to have ready to go."  I decided to make up four special tags that would offer my husband my thanks and let him know that I loved him.

The candy I bought:

Coconut M&M's

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A Few of His Favorite Things

A few of his favorite things... date idea.

Favorite Things Date Idea
One day, I was watching The Sound of Music with my kids and the classic song, "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" was playing.  It got me thinking about my favorite things and even husband's favorite things!  I quickly jotted down a list of things that I knew my husband loved.  I then challenged myself to plan a whole week worth of fun and a date for us, all for under $10.  My idea started on a Monday and ended on a Friday....

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