Archive for June, 2013

New Year champagneIf you are looking for something romantic to do on 4th of July with your sweetheart then you have come to the right place. Gather up the items I have listed below and Wednesday I will tell you what to do.

• Blank 4th of July Card
• Sparklers
• 4th of July Hat
• Candles
• Something sparkly like, Champagne, beer, sparkling cider
• Red, white or blue lingerie

Check in on Wednesday and you will get the rest of the instructions on what to do on 4th of July for your sweetheart.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

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Elderly Couple HuggingDo you know what makes your marriage work, that sweet spot where you both are in the zone and feel the most comfortable with each other? What! You don’t think you have a sweet spot in your relationship!

You might be surprised after reading this to find out you do have a perfect moment where it all feels just right. Most couples don’t realize they have a sweet spot they can call their own. After questioning couples about what made them feel the most relaxed together, I found out most didn’t have a clue and it took a little probing before they figured it out.

Here are some of my findings:

• Your husband driving a ½ hour on the freeway to dinner while listening to jazz in the background and talking. (My favorite)
• Spending the night on their boat with no TV.
• Going to a coffee house and enjoying a drink while watching people walk by
• Hiking together
• Gardening together
• Walking in the park, by the lake or ocean
• Enjoying a glass of wine at your favorite restaurant in the evening
• Sitting outside during the summer after the kids are in bed
• Sitting by the fireplace in the winter after the kids are in bed
• Playing games together, i.e., scrabble, monopoly, checkers, chess, etc.

It is important to know your sweet spot as a couple. It makes you feel connected to each other. You feel safe and loved when you are in the zone and that is important to your relationship.

So figure out your sweet spot and cherish it. It is what separates your relationship from other couples.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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new $5 bill“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin

Saving $5 a week for a romantic getaway once a year is one way to make it successful.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

**My free eBook is coming soon! Be on the lookout for it and when it comes out you can be one of the first to get it. ***

“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWith summer finally here and the weather is warm, why not enjoy an old fashion date night with your sweetheart by going to see a movie at an old fashion drive-in.

Get on the internet to find a drive-in movie closest to your home and plan on bring some goodies with you to enjoy while watching the movie under the stars. Don’t have a drive-in movie near you? You might be surprise to find out there are parks that sometimes put a screen up and have movie night in the park.

A ½ hour away from us Solvang has free Friday night movies in the park.

Here is this summer’s schedule:

Pre-show begins at 7:30 PM. The movie begins when it is dark.

• June 21 – Remember the Titans
• July 5 – Madagascar 3
• July 19 – The Amazing Spider Man
• August 2 – Casablanca
• August 16 – The Avengers

Bring a blanket, sodas, popcorn and a light jacket (just in case it starts to get cool) and enjoy a visit to a drive-in theatre or a free movie in the park together under the stars.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Rootbeer Float for TwoDid you know on Thursday, June 20, is Ice Cream Soda Day, so tomorrow make adult ice sodas for your sweetheart while listening to 50’s & 60’s music.

With summer officially starting on Friday this is the perfect tradition to start the day before.

Here is the simple recipe:

• 1 Tall Glass
• 1 Long Spoon
• 2 Straws
• Root Beer
• Vanilla Ice Cream
• 1/2 shot of Bourbon Cream Liquor (or more, depending on your taste)

Put one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass and pour 1/2 of shot of bourbon cream liquor and the root beer over the top. It gets all foamy and yummy…..put the spoon (you can feed each other) and 2 straws inside and enjoy together. Delicious!!!

Celebrating quirky holidays with your sweetheart makes your relationship funny and interesting. No dull moments together will be had.

So go ahead and enjoy Ice Cream Soda Day with your sweetie pie.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

***My free eBook is coming soon! Be on the lookout for it and when it comes out you can be one of the first to get it. ***

“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

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new $5 billSaving $5 a week for a year to go away on a romantic weekend with your sweetheart shows how much you care about your relationship.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

***My free eBook is coming soon! Be on the lookout for it and when it comes out you can be one of the first to get it. ***

“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

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Redhead girl in victorian maid outfitOk ladies I have another romantic idea for you and your sweetheart for this “Father’s Day Weekend”. I suggest you make arrangements on Saturday to have the children farmed out to friends or family for a couple of hours during the day so you can celebrate alone with your husband.

Recently I was listening to the radio and an old song by Garth Brooks called “Somewhere Other Than the Night” started to play and the lyrics “Standing in the kitchen with nothing but my apron on” gave me the idea for this.

Here is what you will need:

• Apron
• Romantic Music
• Wine, Beer or Sparkling Cider
• Blank Card Father’s Day Card

Give the card on Saturday morning with a note that says:

“Happy Father’s Day sweetheart! I’d like to warm you up until your body comes to a full boil.”

Once the kids are out of the house take off your clothes and put on the apron and nothing else. Pour something bubbly and call your sweetheart into the kitchen.

This should be the best dinner he could ever want for “Father’s Day”.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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kiss_lipsI wrote this blog in June of 2011 and thought we could all use a reminder on how it is so important to kiss each other to keep those sparks flying!

Are you still trying to figure out how to have the relationship you thought you would have before you were married? Life does get in the way of being married and with kids. How do you sneak the passion back in when you have forgotten how to do it?

I just finished reading a book by Ellen Kreidman, P.H.D. called “The 10 Second Kiss” and it is a must for couples to read. She brings out the fun in romance. The first chapter is about the 10 second kiss but there is so much more than that in the book.

Per Ellen’s suggestion, I decided I was going to give Larry a 10 second kiss everyday. As you know, I already give Larry a kiss when he gets home and when he leaves but never has there been a 10 second kiss. With my heart wide open I asked Larry to give me a 10 second kiss. Of course, his reaction was “What?” but he laughingly obliged and bent down and gave me the kiss I requested.

Now it is our little connection at noontime before he goes back to work. Typically we both are laughing during the 10 second kiss but there are times when his kisses are very good and there is a passion we have to wait for until he gets home from work. Ah, the anticipation! What fun!

This book is for couples who are looking for ways to connect but don’t feel they have time. Ellen has some great suggestions and they are easy to do. Looking to keep the spark in your marriage alive, then read Ellen Kreidman’s book, “The 10 Second Kiss”

Ellen has written other books I have read. Take the time to read these too. You will learn so much about how to have a great marriage:

Light Her Fire: How to Ignite Passion, Joy, and Excitement in the Woman You

Light His Fire: How to Keep Your Man Passionately and Hopelessly in Love With You

These books are probably out of print but I still highly recommend them. Check your local library and/or Amazon to find a copy.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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new $5 billSaving $5 a week for a romantic weekend away recognizes the value of your marriage.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

***My free eBook is coming soon! Be on the lookout for it and when it comes out you can be one of the first to get it. ***

“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

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Do you have a sexless marriage? With all the stress of life today, companies expecting you to do the work of 2 people in 8 hours, people losing their jobs and/or their homes and then making sure the kids are being taken care of would exhaust any couple. How can you be in the mood to make love?

NBC’s Maria Schiavocampo reports on one couple’s struggle with one partner not being interested in being intimate.

Sexless Marriage

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Therapists Argie Allen and Ian Kerner give advice on how to get your sparks flying again.

The book Kris and Astan were reading is: “Passionate Marriage” by David Schnarch, PHD.

So if you are having trouble “getting in the mood” then try to make time for each other and try some of my funny ideas to bring the passion back into your relationship.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

***My free eBook is coming soon! Be on the lookout for it and when it comes out you can be one of the first to get it. ***

“Your marriage is a gift from God; how you treat it is a gift to him.”

© 2013, Surprise Kiss. All rights reserved.

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