Monday, September 26, 2011

Relationships - Keeping the spice in your marriage

Nights in are golden.

I know we aren't ones to spend a lot of money these days, and my hubby and I enjoy each others company, it doesn't always mean it needs to be a night out.

The way we keep our spice in tact is through a night in. It's the most intimate setting because it's your space.

The week before we plan our menu. On date nights we try something fresh and new. We'll pick up some fun ingredients and the evening of the date we cook together. It allows us time to connect again, laugh, and make something together.

We pick out a new movie and spend time cuddling with one another. The connection bringing us both closer together.

Dessert. This is where I love to make something that allows the whole house to smell delicious. Homemade cookies, the smell of warm apple pie. It's really up to you on what you make but the sweeter the house smells, the sweeter the evening.

Now for those of you who have children I suggest picking a few items from the store: fresh fruit, champage, whipped cream, chocolate, popcorn and some popcorn seasonings. While the children are tucked in for the night pop up a bowl of fresh popcorn and lay the spread out on your coffee table. Lay a blanket down with some fluffy pillows and pop in a favorite movie of yours. It allows you time to chat with one another while the movie plays in the background. It gives you the connection you both need, without technology sitting in front of you.

Question: How do you keep the spice in your life?

Wednesday: Decorating your front entrances according to the season!


  1. What a cute date night! Great idea.

  2. We LOVE cooking toghether! It's as you say... it connects and it's so much fun!!


  3. I love cooking together :) It's a lot more fun and personal than going out to eat. And the movie after makes for a perfect date night!

  4. One on one time is key...dinners in and movie nights are the best! :)

  5. We have four little children, and I LOVE dates in our house. I love going out too but as that's not always possible we often go into the garden for a cup of tea and something nice to eat.

    I love your suggestion....and I can't wait to see your autumn decorating. I've signed up to follow you!


  6. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my site and leaving such sweet compliments. I just HAD to come over and visit you, too! I so LOVE your site!! Beautifully done! I am now following you, too! Many blessings to you !!!

  7. I love the way you think!!!! LOVING your adorable blog!!!! I am your newest follower!
    This is a perfect date night for me and my hubby and we have been married for 23 years!
    Have a pretty day!

  8. I think your staying in date nite idea is great.. whatever makes ya happy is always the right thing.
    Thanks so much for visiting me and welcome to blogland.. So happy to have you with us.

    see ya soon
    Sonny~155 dream lane

  9. After 36v years married we love to cook together on weekends! I love your yummy food and your blog too. I'm your newest follower, love your blog, this way we'll get to visit more often.
    Nice meeting you and have a nice evening.

  10. I love to cook with my husband but we rarely do much any more. Now that we have our deck by the creek far from the house, that is going to be my "go to" date place. I think I see the post now... Love the blog. It's so pretty and fun. I am so delighted to be following back. As least I think I am, but can't see your followers. Let me know if I don't show up.

  11. Hi BHW,
    sorry to cut it short, is this the name you use or do you go by your first name?
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog, I always like to meet new people! I lived in Houston to for 2 years, montrose area, loved it, now we are already four years here in switzerland, will stop by again, see you soon, Maureen

  12. What romantic an FUN suggestions. It's so nice to hear that people enjoy their homes, not always running out for that special date night.

    I LOVE date night at home. This summer I made a point to pack a terrific picnic and strolled down to the zoo. After setting everything up we talked, took out the kindles and read cuddling while cuddling.

    Creating your own meals is also a super healthy and DELICIOUS way to really enjoy eating. Not having to worry about chemicals, too much salt and preservatives allows you to enjoy the REAL taste of food.

    These are such fun tips, Jen. Congrats on your new blog!