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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Everyday Romance Tips and Lists

ROMANCE - To court or woo romantically; treat with ardor or chivalrousness; a strong fascination or enthusiasm for something. [Romance week starts here. Click for this week's Bliss Initiatives.]

Romance week is off with an inspired start! For the first time in a while, I actually talked about my blog in public. Thank you to Shannon for asking about it. SO there I was at the park having a talk about romance with all of my mommy friends and we shared some of the cute romantic things we have experienced. It was totally fun. For the most part we discovered that we pretty much leave romance up to our husbands. I think this is about to change!

My big romantic gesture last night was to put cozy new sheets on our bed. This may not seem like all that much but let me tell you freshly laundered, brand new out of the package sheets are a terrific backdrop for romance! This morning I greeted Rob with a heated towel as he got out of the shower. He loves the right out of the dryer feel so this was a little treat tailor made for him even though I was inspired to do so when I read it on the Romantic Lyrics website under their romantic ideas tab. When I said I was going to do something romantic everyday I did not mean I was going to produce a huge romantic extravaganza everyday (although I am working on one for the weekend!) The idea is to cultivate an environment of romance and simple little things like hot towels really do that.

Today I will share some quick links to help you get inspired to do something for your love.
submitted by: Regina Johnson
For the last year my fiance and I will send each other a "quickie" to let each other know we are thinking of them or need a hug, or an I love you!.
We page each other and punch in a code which for us is either 1227 ( the date we met 12/27), 214 (valentines), 426(the date we got engaged), or 2142004 (our wedding date).  Each is a way to say "I love you".

While your love is taking a shower, sneak in and write, "I love you!" on the steamed mirror.

Chill a bottle of white wine or uncork a bottle of red wine to let it breathe. Either cook dinner or order pizza in. When it's time to do the dishes, pull out a favorite new magazine or romantic book with instructions for your love to go hang out on the couch and read... (while you do the dishes!)

A couple shares their game of inventing cyber lovers complete with their own email accounts who carry on a steamy affair... pretending to be someone else provides a charming freedom for fantasy.

Look at this fun item! "This is one full year of 'romance with purpose & accountability'!"

  • And finally, only because we only have so much time in a day, these ideas from Loving You 
Romance 101

Romantic Flower Meanings
Let your love know how you feel with one of these flower-themed cards!
 Spring Romance Ideas
 Lucky In Love
 all romance 101
Date Night Ideas

Romance At The Zoo
Moneky around with your love on a fun date to the zoo!
 Plan Your Dream Home
 Date Night: Poetry Reading
 all date nights
Romantic Travel

Romance At Disneyland
Insider tips to make your vacation as romantic as possible!
 Best Country Drives
 Hotel Escapes V
Next Post: Getting in the mood for romance!

My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise

1 comment:

  1. Thanks from a newly engaged 45 year old! Now I have enough ideas to get through the years ahead!

    Here's my favorite romantic tip from all the How To books on marriage I've been browsing...

    First thing in the morning and last thing before sleep, think one loving romantic thought about your partner. Twice during the day think two more similar romantic or loving thoughts.

    Very simple. It's amazing what comes out of it!


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