Archive for December, 2010

Start the New Year right with the thought of having fun together…..

Get a piece of paper and hand one to your sweetheart. Write down a few things you would like to do next year together that seems feasible for you to attain.

For suggestions go to:

Cloud9living.com – They have unique and memorable experience gifts that range in price from $40 to $120,000 or more.

Then decide which one interest both of you. Determine how you are going to make it happen. Choose the month you will do it in and how much money you both need to put away to make it happen by that date. If you plan on doing it in 6 months then divide how much it will cost by 6 months and you will know how much to put aside so you can pay cash.

Open a saving account at your local bank and make arrangements to have a payroll deduction in the amount that needs to be taken out of each person’s paycheck every payday and before you know it the money needed for a very unique and memorable experience together will be saved!

Hang a picture of this special experience with the date you plan on doing it in your bedroom to remind both of you why you are saving your money. You could add a post-it-note to it with the number of weeks before it all happens and change it every week.

Every time you both look at it you will be reminded of a very special New Years Day when you made your decision.

Once the decision has been made have a glass of champagne, wine or sparkling cider at the stroke of mid-night and toast each other to the fun you will have together in 2011 and seal it with a kiss!

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Do you have a credit card you would like to pay off? Is your interest rate high? Then you will want to listen to what David Bach had to say on the Today Show. He tells you how to negotiate a lower interest rate.

How to Lower Your Credit Card Debit

Here are the companies David talked about to help you with your negotiations:

CreditCards.com

LowCards.com

CreditPing.com

Cardtrak.com

Be money smart and take control of your finances for 2011. Over the weekend is the perfect time to set your goals for money control. Your marriage will thank you for it. Think about it once you pay off your credit card you will have more money to spend on your romantic weekend away.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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On Tuesday I told you a little about our Christmas Day but what I didn’t mention is my husband’s brother sadly passed away a week before Christmas. So it was somewhat bittersweet. He is with the Lord now and no longer suffering. He will be missed very much by family and friends.

Today is his funeral. Since the family still has small children he didn’t want them to have it just before Christmas so they waited to do it in the middle of this week.

Instead of flowers the family has decided to make a donation to the American Cancer Society. I went on-line last night and made a donation. It was so easy to do.

This is a reminder to us all to tell our love ones we love them and how they are an important part of our lives.

May God Bless you and your family and keep you safe throughout the New Year.

I will be back blogging tomorrow.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas! We had a wonderfully full day with family. Our traditional Christmas breakfast was at our daughter’s home in the morning. Opening presents and eating a wonderful egg soufflé made by Great-grandma. I made my Bubble Coffee Cake (see my blog on Dec 22, Bake Something Good Together). Denise’s husband Tom made the fried potatoes. It was all delicious, then later in the day on to our house for Christmas dinner.

With Christmas done and the New Year only a few days ahead of us I thought I would have you watch a video that was on the Today Show yesterday with money expert and author, David Bach and psychiatrist, Gail Saltz. They talked about how some couples keep their spending a secret. Since money is one of the biggest reasons for couples to divorce I thought you would like to see their recommendations on how to resolve this issue.

Watch the video together and discuss how maybe you can start out the New Year better committed to being financially responsible together.

American Couples have a Dirty Little Secret

Look over your finances and determine how much you can both afford to give each other what is considered discretionary money per pay period. Then if your budget allows dole out $10, $20, $40 or more every payday to each other and consider that money yours to spend as you please or save. No questions asked on where you are spending your money. We all deserve to have the freedom to have some discretionary money and spend it as we please. 

When you have a stable financial history together it helps you to have a stable and loving marriage.

Hope you and your sweetheart had fun with my Christmas idea “Angel Baby”. My husband sure liked it!

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Make sure that you continue saving $5 a week for your anniversary at the top of your New Years Resolution.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Don’t forget to give your sweetheart the very funny, sexy and inexpensive Christmas gift idea I wrote in my blog “Angel Baby” on Dec 21st.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve with your friends, family and sweetheart! My sister-in-law sent me this article and You Tube Video. Read the article first and then watch the video.

“Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” Article

Here is the “Where the Line to See Jesus?” on the You Tub Video

Please share with your friends and family.

Don’t forget to have a little fun and romance with your sweetheart tonight. See the article I wrote on Dec 21st, Angel Baby.

Have a blessed evening.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Did you know there is a website where you and your children can track Santa Claus as he travels around the world to deliver his presents? NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) scientists track his where abouts on Dec 24th.

NORADSanta.org

If you go on the website before Dec 24th your children can listen to videos, play games and down load things to do. NORAD has been doing this for over 50 years.

Have fun on Dec 24th with your kids and see where Santa is delivering his presents  in the world together.

If you missed the big reveal for a very funny and romantic Christmas evening with your sweetheart then you will want to read what I wrote yesterday, Dec 21st, Angel Baby.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Looking for something that is easy to serve on Christmas morning? And you want it to look like it took hours to make but it only took a few minutes to put together. Then you will want to make this coffee cake.

Bubble Coffee Cake

1 27 oz package frozen dough rolls

1 3.5 oz package butterscotch pudding (not instant)

¾  cup brown sugar

¼  cup sugar

½ cup chopped walnuts

½  cup melted butter

Spray 10” solid tube or Bundt pan with Pam. Place rolls in pan covering bottom.

Combine the next 4 ingredients and pour evenly over rolls and then pour melted butter over.

Cover with a tent of aluminum foil sprayed with Pam; let set overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°

Bake 30 minutes; turn onto a plate to serve. Serves 12

This recipe is so easy you can have the kids help you and your husband make this. It will become your family favorite. Enjoy!

If you missed the big reveal for a very funny and romantic Christmas evening with your sweetheart then you will want to read what I wrote yesterday, Dec 21st, Angel Baby.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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On Dec 2, 2010, I wrote about the things you would need for a very Romantic Christmas gift you can give to your sweetheart. Well today is the big reveal. You will notice there are a lot of items marked (Optional). You really don’t need them but it could add to your fun.

Incase you didn’t read the blog and haven’t gotten anything here is the list of items you will need to make it special:

Angel Wings –  [amazon_link id=”B000HYL49U” target=”_blank” ]Adult Feather Angel Wings[/amazon_link] (Optional)

Angel Wings Necklace – [amazon_link id=”B00275QQP4″ target=”_blank” ]FOJO’s Angel Wings Heart Necklace[/amazon_link](Optional)

Cologne – [amazon_link id=”B000UICSWA” target=”_blank” ]Dream Angels Heavenly for Women by Victoria’s Secret, Eau De Parfum Spray 4.2 Ounces[/amazon_link]

Candles – [amazon_link id=”B002ZCXY7M” target=”_blank” ]Xela Aroma Holiday Soy Candles – Christmas Tree, Candy Cane and Sugar Plum, 3 Pack, 11-Ounce Candles[/amazon_link]

Lingerie – White would be nice.

Christmas Boxer Shorts – [amazon_link id=”B0002OQ9P4″ target=”_blank” ]Intimo Men’s Classic Silk Boxers, Black, Large[/amazon_link] For men

Romantic Christmas Music – [amazon_link id=”B00000162L” target=”_blank” ]Romantic Christmas[/amazon_link]

Blank Christmas Card

Champagne or Sparkling Cider

As I said you don’t really need most of these items but it does add to the fun.

Ladies:

Put on your favorite lingerie (or maybe nothing at all), light the candles and turn on the Christmas music. If you purchased the Angel Wings Necklace and/or the Angel Wings put that on and spray on Victoria Secret’s Dream Angel Heavenly or your favorite scent. Have the Champagne or Sparkling Cider poured. Wrap a ribbon around your neck with the card attached to the ribbon and your handwritten note inside saying:

“Merry Christmas sweetheart I’d like to be the angel on top of your tree!”

Guys:

Maybe in the morning you could wrap the Angel Wings and/or the Angel Wings Necklace with the note attached to the gift. If you don’t have either that’s OK, write a little note inside your Christmas card saying:

“Merry Christmas sweetheart I’d like for you to be the angel on top of my tree!”

In the evening put on your Christmas boxers shorts, light the candles, turn on the Christmas music and pour the Champagne or Sparkling Cider and invite your sweetheart to join you in a very memorable and romantic Christmas.

If you did purchase the Angel Wings Necklace for yourself or your sweetheart you may want to consider this necklace as your secret code when you want to make love. Guys you could lay it out in the morning or put it on your lady before you go out for the evening. Or ladies put on your special angel wings necklace. No one will be the wiser but you and your sweetheart. If you wear it in the morning or when you go out can you imagine the anticipation it could create!

Hope you have all the romance, fun and laughter you both could imagine this Christmas!

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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