Romantic gift ideas for him

Romance for Him 2015

I can't be the only one who struggles with what to get for my sweetheart when Christmas, Valentine's Day, our anniversary, his birthday and other gift-giving times roll around. I find that guys are just a lot harder to buy for than us women. I have so many interests, so many little obsessions - heck I even have an Amazon wish list and a Pinterest "I want" board. I couldn't be easier to buy for. But my beloved? Not so much. So I have to really rack my brain and get creative. Since Valentine's … [Read more...]

A glowing date night review

Bruce Munro Light at FPC

If you're looking for a romantic, unique date night this winter, I give my highest recommendation to the Bruce Munro: Light experience at Franklin Park Conservatory through February 8, 2014. These glowing images were taken there, but please know that photos and even video cannot do this installation justice. It truly has to be experienced in person for all its enchanting, magical splendor. "You need a medium to find yourself and to explain things to other people, and light happens to be mine." … [Read more...]

25 random things – true love edition

Sweethearts forever.

I've noticed a trend recently - many bloggers are posting more personal "get to know me" posts as a way to further connect with readers. Well, this one you're about to read is a doozy - kudos to anyone who gets through the whole thing. You'll certainly end up knowing quite a bit about my honey and I! The story below was originally published as a Facebook Note on my personal page in February 2009 when E and I were celebrating our six year anniversary together. I decided to re-post it … [Read more...]

Date day: my best invention ever

My beloved scrapping nook

Yesterday, for the first time in almost two years, my husband and I spent an entire day alone together. That’s crazy, right? How could we have gone that long without a day to ourselves? But we’re so in love with our daughter that we never really even considered it before. Anytime we had a day off from work, we wanted to spend it with her.  And we love our time together as a family – it’s the best! (Funny side note: before we had Zoe, I used to hear parents talk about going a year or … [Read more...]