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 minute...to 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
Sweettarts...

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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 better...my 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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Giveaway: Lunch Box Love Notes

Lunchbox Love Printable Love Note giveaway.

GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
**GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!!  Thank you SO much to everyone who entered.  We will announce the winner next week!  :)  ...and don't worry....we have PLENTY more giveaways up our sleeves!

Life is crazy busy and we don't always have the time we need to show our spouse how much we love them.  I love quick and easy things and also things that make me smile. Who doesn't love getting a little note? Well....

While I was cruising...

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Simply Spa… At Home!

Simply Spa - a date night at home!

Who wants to go to the spa?

Well, it is about time to sit back and relax with your man!  Here are a few essential items that will make any night the right night!  Simply Spa will help you to create a serene, peaceful spa in the comfort of your OWN HOME!

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Simply Spa At Home Items:
Chocolate
Bubble bath
Tea lights
Back massager
Bath sponge
Relaxing lotion
To...

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Drop It Like It’s Hot

My Mix of Six shares this darling Family Service idea.

Family Fun Activity: Drop it Like It's Hot

"What are we going to do today?"  This is a question posed to me by my children throughout the day.   I am always searching for ideas that are worthwhile and FUN!

When I came across this awesome service activity for families, I had to share it.  The darling mom at "My Mix of Six" did an awesome post!
The basic concept is simply this...
1. Your family creates a few smiley faced greeting cards.
2. Inside the greeting...

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