• Love Your Spouse

    My Honest Review of Date Night In Box: Painted With Love

    This is the third month we’ve done Date Night In Boxes, and this one was all about creativity. I love that each month is something different. I love that it’s delivered straight to your door. I love that you don’t need to plan anything at all. I love that we can do it in the comfort of our own home; especially on busy months! There are seriously so many positive perks about Date Night In Boxes! If you want to try a month, you can order a box here! Give one a try – it’s so fun! (They also have Kids Night In Boxes!) Now onto this specific box. I’m…

  • Love Your Spouse

    Date Night In Box: Dream Together

    If you want to try out Date Night In Box click here ! It’s totally worth a try, and will help make your relationship stronger!!! πŸ™‚ This was our second Date Night In Box, and we had fun once again! We thought this month would finally slow down, but it’s still been just as busy. Plus our kiddos are once again sick!!! BUT a plus side for the kiddos being sick is they were in bed before 6:30 so we actually had a decent amount of time for this date night … before passing out in bed by 9pm! In this date night in box, there was of course the…

  • Love Your Spouse

    The Look of Love

    I’m not sure if you all know that I photograph weddings occasionally (Life by Charley Danielle). I actually photograph families and babies as well, but there’s something about weddings that make them my favorite to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like capturing such a special day and letting a couple relive their moments through the story my photos tell. It could also be that they make me think of my own wedding day or that I’m a helpless romantic. Regardless, they are my favorite! It’s such a beautiful thing to see, the look of love between two people… and sometimes it’s more evident than others. This past July I photographed…

  • Love Your Spouse

    9 Years of Marriage <3

    My hubby and I are celebrating 9 years of marriage today .. almost a total of 14 years! We are 3 years short of spending half of our lives together! Y’all that’s crazy to think !! We’ve owned two houses, had two beautiful girls, supported each other in job changes (so thankful for my hubby’s job now and the fact that I’m able to stay home with our girls), lost family members, and dealt with some obstacles along the way. We have had countless adventures and have gotten to experience life together. We were babies starting our relationship … and in the years we’ve grown together. Our vows we said…

  • Love Your Spouse

    My Honest Review of July’s Date Night In Box: Aloha themed

    First of all let me just say y’all, if you’ve never heard of Date Night In Box … it’s about to change your life! Lol .. but seriously! You all know how much I love date nights and how important it is to be connected to your significant other. Life can sometimes get crazy with kids and work. This company makes it seriously so easy and FUN! We were so excited to receive the first box. The box itself is decorated to give you an idea of what the theme of the date night is; this one had β€œAloha” written on it with pineapples and flowers. Obviously I thought something…

  • Love Your Spouse

    Slow Dancing… Swaying to the Music…

    I was recently talking with my sister in law who gave me a great suggestion for a post. It’s actually a favorite thing of mine. (It’s the romantic in me!) So, I thought I’d share this wonderful idea to help you connect with your loved one.Β Y’all, if you ever want to surprise your sweetheart with something simple and sweet hit the play button on your Ipod and slow dance in the kitchen.Β  Think of the scene from The Notebook when Noah and Allie dance in the street. Or on a more grander level think of the scene with Johnny and Baby in Dirty Dancing. Everybody loves “I’ve Had the Time…

  • Love Your Spouse,  Love Your Travel

    Chicago Couples Getaway

    My husband and I love to go on getaways! We don’t live too far from Chicago, so we often do day trips or an overnight trip. I thought I’d put my planning skills to use and write up a getaway itinerary for couples! I’ve researched the best places to eat and fun things to do in Chi town.Β  At the end I also added some extra places worth mentioning in case you don’t like some of the ideas listed. Start by dropping your bags off at the front desk of the Sheraton Grand. You can check in later in the day. Enjoy a walk to Farmhouse Chicago. This restaurant has…

  • Love Your Spouse

    Date Nights for Any Budget!

    Because I love planning (and sharing! I swear in another life I was a travel agent or an event planner!) I decided to compile a fun list of dates to get you inspired to have a good time with your sweetheart! I gave a variety; it doesn’t have to be super extravagant. You could write them down and put them in jar, pull one out randomly to decide the week of, or you could pre plan them. I’ve also picked three ideas and had my hubby pick the one he wanted to do; that way he’s kinda sorta included in the planning process. πŸ™‚ Pricey dates: -Get dolled up and…

  • Love Your Spouse

    Love Language

    My husband and I were 17 years old when we started dating and got married at 22! We were mere babies. We met in high school two young, happy kids. We went through a rough patch in college as most young kids trying to find their way in this world do. Looking back now it was a way for us to grow and understand what we needed and wanted from each other. In the beginning my husband and I struggled with understanding each other. We used to have so many fights about the stupidest things, but it was because we weren’t communicating well. It wasn’t until I came across the…

  • Love Your Friends,  Love Your Spouse,  Love Yourself

    Sometimes You Just Need to Let Loose…

    This past weekend Cody and I had a date night planned that turned into a game night with friends … that turned into wayyyyy more fun then I was expecting. Sometimes you just need to let loose. Be crazy. Drink a little more than you thought you would. Dance crazy. Try and make movements like a turkey and turn out to be more like a head bobbing pigeon. Laugh crazy hard. … and yes, you read that last part right. Have you ever made plans, and then just been so tired that you’d rather cancel them, stay home in your pjs, and park yourself in front of the tv all…