relationships Archives - Chef Charley
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    Date Night In Faith Option October Box Review

    Date Night In Boxes When our box arrived on our porchΒ our oldest daughter who is 4 exclaimed, “Mom, it’s another date night box! I wonder what you and daddy are going to be doing for your date!” Y’all, as if I need another amazing reason to continue date night in boxes because they’re are seriously amazing just because, but our daughter notices! It’s so important to set an example for our kids to see that we spend quality time together just mommy and daddy. It shows them we love each other, and it sets expectations for their future relationships! I LOVE that she sees it and gets just as excited…

  • Love Your Spouse

    It’s the Little Things

    The other day my husband came home and surprised me. It wasn’t anything crazy or big, and it literally was free. BUT HE THOUGHT OF ME … and it was very evident that he had. You see he brought home a book from me. He had gone to the local radio station to do an ad for work that day. They had a table of books they were giving away for free. He knows I love reading, and took the time to look for one he thought I might like. My sweet hubby came home and I quote said, “So, I got you something, but I don’t know if you’ll…

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    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…

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    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 Yourself

    Radiate Positivity

    Radiate positivity … emit optimism… be kind. I LOVE this y’all! I’m a pretty positive person … seriously you can ask anyone that knows me. I generally have a smile on my face, always say hi to people (even those I don’t know), and try to see the good in all situations. I’m the kind of person who likes to hold the door for strangers, who allows traffic to move into my lane even when it’s crazy, and who has bought items for people in need because it breaks my heart. I like to make others smile; I guess I have quite a bit of empathy for others around me.…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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 Family

    Library Visits with My Oldest

    This summer has been a fun one so far in the sense that my oldest is now 4 and a half and loves to do ‘big kid’ things. (Her words lol) I’ve recently started taking her to the library in town just the two of us. She gets so excited to go on Saturday mornings when Daddy stays home with her baby sister. It means that she gets quality time with just her momma, AND she gets to pick out her own books. Her love for books is one thing I passed on to her, and I’m so thankful for that. I take her with me, and she gets to…