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    The Royal Wedding’s Got Me Like …

    The royal wedding’s got me like …. ahhhh …. amazing …. speechless …. emotional …. reminiscent …. happy. This past Saturday was the famous royal wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. I’ve watched Suits for years so I knew who Meghan was before she started dating bad boy charmer Prince Harry. I’m sorry, I don’t care who you are and what you say, their love story is a fairy tale! If you look at each of their lives separately, it’s like they were seriously made for one another. At 11 years old Meghan stood for equality for women, she’s done some amazing things in Africa being an ambassador…

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    Date Night In: ‘Fancy’ Movie Night

    With two little ones at home, going out is sometimes just not doable. It’s always nice when grandma and grandpa like to take them, but that’s not all the time! Our kiddos are pretty good at going to bed early, though (can I get an amen?!), and that makes it a bit easier to do! I thought I’d share one of our most recent date nights spent at home. While my hubby was doing part of the bedtime routine, I quickly set up the mood (unbeknownst to him!) You’ll never believe, but I used our girls’ tent building toys to set this up! It made it feel a bit more…

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    Day Dates and Cubbies

    Day dates are one of my favorite things to do in this stage of our lives. We have little ones, so it’s nice to be home to put them to bed. Plus it means that our old butts can be in bed at a decent hour to get up with our early risers the next day (the days of late nights are mostly past us!) 🙂 Last month we did a day date in town. It was a fun filled day of sharing hot fudge sundae shakes, couples massage, bookstore trip, and a movie with lots and lots of popcorn! We were able to get home right after the kiddos…

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    Take a Trip!

    My husband and I have always loved to travel together. When we got married we planned an anniversary trip each year, and did a few random mini trips in between. My husband is not a big fan a flying, so we’ve stuck to just the USA. But y’all there is so much to see and experience in the wonderful U.S. Of A! Our bigger trips have been to Disney World, Orange Beach, Las Vegas (twice!), San Francisco, Yosemite, Houston / San Antonio, and most recently Gatlinburg. Our smaller trips have included Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, Tunica, Quad Cities, and St. Louis (We live in the lovely Midwest!) We now have two…

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    10 Date Night Ideas

    Stuck in a rut with the same movie and dinner date? Struggling to think of new or different ideas for you and your sweetheart? Since I love planning and coming up with ideas to try, I thought I’d share ten of my favorite date night ideas to get you inspired! Get dolled up and go enjoy a fancy dinner together. Order different items and share… Or you can be like Lady and the Tramp and share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs! 😉 Attend a professional sports game if you’re lucky enough to live near a venue. If not, try a local college. There’s a baseball team about an hour…

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    Date Your Spouse

    “If you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on Earth, you need to treat it like it is the most amazing thing on Earth.” This .. all of this! Can I get an ‘Amen’?! While searching the internet, I came across this amazing quote, and boy oh boy are they words to live by! I have always felt it’s extremely important to cultivate your relationships. I come from a family of divorce, so I’ve seen first hand what happens when you don’t. One of the ways my hubby and I have treated our relationship like the most amazing thing on Earth is through spending…