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When you save $5 a week for a romantic weekend away you make your marriage wonderful.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Last year I wrote this post and thought you might like to have a picnic like this again.

It is hot outside and you want to go on a date with your sweetheart. You want your date to be outdoors but you want to stay cool. Are you tired of being stuck inside your air-conditioned home? Then plan a “Down by the River Date”.

Pack a picnic lunch, grab a blanket and head toward the cool running water of a river near by. Find a special spot that is very quite, private and with lots of shade trees.

Romantic River Picnic for 2

  • Ice Cold Lemonade or Wine – A bottle of iced Chardonnay would be nice
  • Feta & Grilled Chicken Sandwich – See recipe below
  • Pasta Salad – Your favorite
  • Brownies – Homemade or purchased

Lay out your picnic under a tree near the river and sit back and enjoy your feast listening to the water rushing by. After lunch, kick off your sandals and play in the water until you are soaked. Better yet, if you are in a very private area, take off your clothes and enjoy the feeling of the cool water against your nude bodies and each other.

Feta & Grilled Chicken

  • Grill a piece of Chicken
  • Feta Cheese
  • 2 Slice Tomato
  • 2 Slices Red Onion
  • Italian Dressing
  • 2 Focaccia Bread Sliced in Half

Thinly slice the grilled chicken. Sprinkle Italian dressing on the bottom and top half of the Focaccia bread, layer the sliced chicken, sprinkle feta cheese, add the sliced tomato and sliced red onion all on the bottom of half of your bread and then cover with the top slice. YUM!

Enjoy your private time together, eating, drinking and playing in the river together. This should bring out the kid in each of you. Just one more romantic memory to add to your list….this is what a good marriage is made of.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Your marriage has many good qualities to count. Saving $5 a week for a year to go away for a romantic weekend with your sweetheart is one of them.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Are you finding you and your sweetheart arguing about money more than you used to? With the sagging economy couples are finding it is adding to the stress in their marriage.

Sound familiar? Then listen to the short video from the Today Show with Financial Editor, Jean Chalzky and Psychologist, Betsy Schur. They have good suggestions on how to bring your money woes into perspective.

 

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The only thing I didn’t agree with in the video was to go out on a money date to discuss your financial situation. As we all know couples don’t always agree on how to save and spend money. It is so easy to point a finger at the other person and blame them. Now that doesn’t even sound like a relaxing night out!

My recommendation is to get together at least once a month to talk about your financial goals but do it at home when the kids aren’t running under foot trying to get your attention. Wait until they are at friend’s house or they are asleep. Then sit down and go over the bills and determine where you can cut back and how you can pay off your bills even faster.

What do you think about the video?

Have you and your sweetheart figured out a way to live within your means?

What are you doing to pay off all those bills?

Your recommendations could help other couples.

Don’t let this be the number one problem with your marriage. Sit down and decide together how you are going to handle the bills and then stick to the plan.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Each new day comes with small joys in your marriage just waiting to be noticed. Keep saving your $5 a week for a romantic weekend away.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Here is something fun and a little different to do while you are out with your sweetheart. The cost is minimal and you will be capturing a moment in time.

Grab your sweetheart and your camera as you walk out the door and head to a picturesque place in your area. It could be downtown, a park, lake, beach or maybe all of the areas. Ask people to take your picture together and when the camera clicks give each other a kiss.

Not only will you make each other laugh but I am sure you will have people laughing and smiling too. Tell them you wanted the pictures for your wedding/anniversary album. You will both feel giddy and silly which maybe is just what the doctor order to bring back the spark in your relationship.

When you are almost done stop at your local coffee house and have a special coffee drink together and scan all the pictures that were taken for the day. Don’t forget to have someone take a picture of you sitting with your coffee and stealing another kiss.

All the smoothing and laughing together should get you both in the mood for more kisses when you get home.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Did you know if you are having sex 10 times a year you are consider to be in a sexless marriage? Elizabeth Bernstein who writes about relationships for the Wall Street Journal and psychologist, Tiger Devores talk about how to add more spark to your relationship.

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So are you in a sexless marriage? If you are, use some of the suggestions both Elizabeth and Tiger suggested. Take the time to talk to each other, kiss and hug. You will feel closer and more loving just doing these simple things. It might just help to reeve up your marriage to have sex more than 10 times a year.

Also, keep reading SurpriseKiss.com on a regular basis and doing some of the suggestions on this site will help to ignite your relationship in ways you may not have thought of.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Saving $5 a week for a romantic weekend away each year makes your marriage feel wonderful!

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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I published this in April of 2011 and thought it was something you might waant to revisit again since this has been a very busy week with 4th of July being on Wednesday. I don’t know about you but I am tired and just want to stay home and be with my hubby.

So bring out the drinks and dust off thoe dice and have a little fun with your sweetie pie.

This weekend you and your sweetheart just want to stay home and jell out. You don’t want to get all dressed up. You both feel like you have been running around and doing too many things all week. So how do you get in the mood for love when you are so tired?

I’m going to teach you how to play Dicey Love Game. It won’t cost you a lot of money to play and it will get you both in the mood for love.

Here is what you will need for your Dicey Love Game:

  • 2 Dice (each a different color)
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Candles
  • Soft Music in the background

Earlier in the day you wrote on a piece of paper the numbers 1 through 6 for each dice. Write the actions for one of the dice and body parts for the other.

Here is an example:

White Dice Red Dice
1 – Wrist 1 – Lick
2 – Neck 2 – Suck
3 – Stomach 3 – Massage
4 – Thigh 4 – Blow
5 – Lip 5 – Caress
6 – Chest 6 – Lightly Bite

Head to your bedroom together and put on a clean rob (no holes please) with nothing on underneath. Light the candles; turn on the music and enjoy a drink of your choice while playing your game. Relax and have fun together!

One of you rolls the dice and must follow what you rolled. For example: if you rolled the number 6 on the white dice (chest) and number 1 on the red dice (lick) then you get to lick your partner’s chest. If your partner rolled the number 4 on the white dice and 4 on the red dice they would need to squeeze your thighs. Take turns rolling the dice. This is a win/win game of Dicey Love. Set a time limit on how long the person needs to do this, 1 minute, 2 minutes, etc.

You can change out the actions and body parts to your likings or when you play again.

Have fun playing your “Dicey Love Game” over the weekend it will help to keep your love life exciting!

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Saving $5 a week for a whole year will give you what it takes for a romantic weekend away with your sweetheart.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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