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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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“Scent”sational Perfumes Men Love

Perfumes that men love!

AHHHHHHH! Isn't is amazing how a smell can literally take you back in time or evoke a certain feeling?!?  Well, let's talk about how to get your husband to get that feeling all over again! The minute I want my husband to remember what it was like when we dated, all I have to do is pull out my coconut lime body spray and watch out - he is all over me!  {WINK}

So if you want him to remember that first kiss, or sexy vacation, try to remember what scent you were...

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A Couple’s Journal

DIY couples love 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 this type of a journal...a COUPLE'S...

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Remember When…

Remember when... recreating your first date idea.

10 Ways To Remember When You 1st Dated

(Lisa P. & Brent - in the "beginning years".  WINK!)

1. Have your husband come to the front door to take you out on your date.
2. Remember to cuddle while driving because you always want to be close.
3. Find somewhere to go dancing together. Create the dance floor at home if needed and you can even put together a great CD or IPOD mix to dance to.
4. Play slug bug in the car with your husband. You will get started...

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The Power of an Invitation

The power of an invitation.

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 invitation on my mirror and each morning and night, I would...

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Fitness Tips

Fitness tips for couples to stay active.

The Top Ten Ways To Be Fit Together This Summer...

1. Go on a walk while holding hands.
2. Ride bikes together while laughing and talking about your day.
3. Count your partner's sit-ups.
4. Sit on your front porch and eat a healthy snack.
5. Go swimming, hiking or running together.
6. Load your man's IPOD with awesome songs that will pump them up for fitness.
7. Set up the Wii and play fit games for a fun date night.
8. Find a new healthy recipe to cook...

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Date Ideas Book

Oopsey Daisey blog DIY coupon book.

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!

I am Alison,...

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Showing Love… Quick and Easy!

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

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
Swedish Fish
Whoppers

For each candy, I came up...

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A Few of His Favorite Things

A few of his 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.

What You'll Need:...

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