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It’s a Love Match

It's a Love Match Romantic Memory Game

Romantic Game for Couples
It's a Love Match! A romantic twist on the classic game of memory!

Are you looking for a fun way to connect with your spouse that will spice things up in the bedroom, sharpen your memory skills, and celebrate Valentine's Day?  Today's post accomplishes all three of these goals by putting a romantic spin on the classic game of Memory!  Our version contains fun little romantic prompts that your hubby and you are only allowed to complete...

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You Light Up My

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I adore this time of year- all the twinkling lights seem to cast a romantic glow around the city.  For this date, I wanted to show my husband that he is the "LIGHT" of my life!  To set the scene, I couldn't resist trying out an idea I spied on Pinterest: making a strand of light bulbs out of fingerprints!  This fun technique became the background of a little card I set amidst a strand of lights for my hubby to find.

For the main part of our date, we created...

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Under the

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For this quick and easy idea, simply grab your spouse and share a kiss under the mistletoe!  This classic Christmas decoration not only looks festive, but is a reminder to steal a little romance with your sweetheart amid all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season.
Check out Julie's post, Kiss Me, Baby,, for a fun tip on spicing up your next passionate embrace!...

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Mocktails with your

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Since I've been pregnant, James and I have had fun discovering new nonalcoholic drink recipes.  So - for those of you who are expecting or don't drink... here is a quick and easy date to cook up some fun in the kitchen with your sweetheart when you are in the mood for something besides water or the classic Shirley Temple during this Holiday season.

Your date begins with a tasting party!  I set the scene by leaving this little invitation for James.  I spied a...

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Black Friday

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Yes, we have gathered together the best tips to make your Black Friday a success. Here they are...
1. Research: Do your homework! Black Friday is NOT the day to browse and buy what strikes your fancy. Gather the ads on Thanksgiving Day.  Circle, cut, make a list, whatever it is that YOU need to do to be organized! Timing is everything! Arrange stores by opening time, from earliest to latest. I like to go through all the ads and make a list with the store, opening...

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Service with your

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No joy can equal the joy of serving others.
~Sai Baba
Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve.
~Author Unknown
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~Mohandas Gandhi
Sometimes when things aren't going the way we want them to in life or our marriage, we get SO involved with worrying about ourselves that we forget the very thing that we can do to help us feel better: serve others!
If you want to feel closer to...

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Great

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When James and I found out that I was pregnant, we were absolutely thrilled!  At about week 5, all-day nausea became a constant companion along with fatigue and migraine headaches.  Ah, the joys of the first trimester!  I know James felt incredibly frustrated on some days because he just didn't know how to help me feel better.  To keep us both focused on our growing sweet baby (and not on any unpleasant 1st trimester symptoms!), I planned this fun date.

I...

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Love’s

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Does your husband love to figure out how things work?  Is he constantly tinkering on a project?  Or maybe he loves to experiment in the kitchen with new recipes?  Well, we have a date that is just up his alley!  Invite your sweetheart to join you for a bit of experimenting in Love's Laboratory!

To set the scene for this fun date night, I set out this adorable invitation for my hubby to find the day before.  It probably didn't hurt that I paired it with his...

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The Anatomy of an

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Imagine the following scenario:
You are a one woman wonder that has cleaned the house, folded laundry, and managed to whip up a healthy dinner for your family, all the while taking care of your children ages 3, 5, and 8.  After dinner, your husband sits down to unwind by watching the latest Sports Center.  You are absolutely exhausted and running through a mental list of what still needs to get done that night: a sink full of dirty dishes, walks for the dogs,...

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