that spark

Tuesday, October 12

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 boots: famous footwear, dress: H&M, shirt: F21, leather jacket: H&M, scarf: Gap
So I'm really excited today. My house is a disaster. And I have projects piling up. But I got plans. Big plans. {well maybe not so big} But they're for husband, see. I got this list on Sunday from one of my classes at church. And it's a loooooong list of ideas to help keep the romance alive and burnin within a marriage. So! I thought I'd share a few. Some of them may be considered cheesy. But some are actually pretty cute. And everyone could use a couple fun ideas to romance your lover every once in a while:
  1. Give your guy a 10 second kiss every day this week when he comes home from work. See the difference it makes!
  2. Pamper your guy with a nice warm bath. Lots of bubbles too. Have the lights turned off and a candle or two lit. Bring in your iPod home or any other musical device and play some soft music. Take him by the hand and lead him into the bathroom. If you can both fit into the tub ... it's even better ;) If not, take turns ... then give him a soothing massage when you're done.
  3. Send him on a present hunt. Begin with note #1 on his pillow. The note should include something you like about him and instructions to find the next clue, and so on. End up at your mailbox and have a present in it. It doesn't have to be anything expensive. Your thoughtfulness will be enough to show him that you love him.
  4. This week for your Friday night date cook a meal together. You might try a new recipe you've never tried. Set the mood by already having the table nicely spread with tablecloth, napkins, dishes and silverware. Ahead of time buy your guy a new book by one of his favorite authors and present it to him after the meal is over. Then tell him to relax with his book on the couch while you clear away the dishes.
  5. Go for a drive with your honey along some scenic route you like. Bring along your favorite CDs and listen as you drive and catch up on the day or week's happenings
  6. Rent an old movie and watch it together with popcorn and your favorite soda on a mattress you've put on the floor. Cuddle under a warm blanket and have a sleepover in your living room when it's over.
  7. Begin each day with the words "I love you" whispered to your guy while you're still in bed. It will set the tone for your entire day. End each day this week with the words "Thank You" whispered to him before you drift off to sleep.
  8. Another bath idea! Arrange a profusion of candles in the bathroom. Prepare a bubble bath. Play some nice romantic music. Pour two glasses of sparkling cider to toast away the cares of the day. Get into the tub and then call your guy, "Honey, I forgot my towel. Could you please bring it to me?" You'll have no problem keeping his undivided attention after that! :)
  9. Dedicate a song to your guy by calling a radio station that takes dedications. Make sure he's listening when they play it!
  10. Declare your man "king for the day", probably on Saturday when he is home. Begin the day with breakfast in bed (you could even pick up a king crown at Burger King and have him wear it) Pamper him with foods and activities that you know he will enjoy throughout the remainder of the day.
  11. Spend the night at the library together. It's fun to be able to read all your favorite magazines and not have to subscribe to them each month. Check out your favorite books and DVD's. Fun and free!
  12. Pack a late night picnic on a night when there's a full moon. Bring a blanket and some yummy treats and have an evening under the stars.
I'm so excited to do some of these. Now let's get lovin' on those boys!

46 comments:

morgan. said...

oh, cute - you look like amelia earheart :)

Bridget said...

love these ideas!!! andddd what they all will probably lead to..... :)

Brandilyn said...

aaw, i love these! also, i have boots juuust like yours except lighter. and i wear them pretty much every day. fall wardrobe staple for sure.

Butterfly loves Snapdragons said...

I just got married two and half months ago and I love to read how much you love your hubby-just like I love mine!
I saved these so I can try them out too :)
ps: You're beautiful! :)

Tessa said...

I love every aspect of your outfit! so cute. I have very similar boots, but I got them at target.

Johanna said...

Righto...getting started on this list... all I need is a Bath...perhaps a large bucket will do...and the worlds perfect guy...doh I knew something important was missing hehe

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

not only is your outfit ridiculously cute, your man-friend ideas are insanely sweet. i dig your boots and bare legs, the bun, the denim and big scarf--laid back and effortlessly cool.
i think you may be my new blog crush (or at least, your new blog follower).

anna said...

super freaking awesome! i love your blog for a million reasons but this makes it 1,000,001. uh huh!

also, love this outfit. you have a way of pulling it all together. so chic!

Andrea said...

I'm so inspired by this outfit! You look adorable and so ready for fall. Love the houndstooth print, as well :)

Catherine said...

Hi! I just happened across your blog and I really like what you've got goin on here. I can't believe you got this list at church, lol. You should scan it in so we can see the whole thing, these are good ideas!

Ana Paula@ Get Craftin said...

Love these ideas! I'm all about keeping the sparks and pampering my hunny. Thanks for sharing! Love your killer outfit!! XOXO

this free bird said...

I absolutely love this outfit on you...the little leather jacket over top is unexpectedly perfect! YES!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so cute, Ill take note :)
And love your outfit!

Tara said...

Such cute ideas. I would love to see the rest of the list!

Awesome outifit too :) I still need to get myself a denim shirt and fast. This is my firt time stopping by your blog and now I love it already!

Marta said...

you look magnificent! love this outfit!

Sarah loves it all said...

This outfit is amazing Sydney. Your blog is like a present I give myself everyday- I can't wait to open it and see what's there. That jacket is to DIE FOR. Funny that you would write these ideas, since today's my anniversary. :)

littleshoes said...

aww these are so cute!
i just sent my boyfriend a surprise present in the mail just because i love him :) hope you're ok i found you on ifb! :)
cat x
www.bigcitylittleshoes.blogspot.com

Ashley J said...

I love your layering in this look!

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

Aw I love these ideas. They're so sweet! And your outfit is fabulous..I love the layering!

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Brunch at Saks said...

Love your blog girlie! You look gorgeous- love this look! Hugs xoxo

Sarah said...

Okay first of all, you look hot. Second of all, I can't tell you how happy it makes me to find other LDS style bloggers. Hoooray! ha ha I'm guessing this is a RS list. I love those! So excited to be your newest follower!

Wearing It On My Sleeves

Irene said...

Wow, people you got a super-cool blog!!! Love the pics and the unique idea!!!

Followin & lovin'
Irene xoxo
http://www.irenesstylenotes.blogspot.com

fashion_freak said...

you look amazing, and those tips - i'll totally use them :) the best is the "i love you"-"thank you" thing, it's so beautiful :) i love your hair by the way, my hair looks kinda like that too :D xo
fashion_freak, editor of http://myfashionlustlist.blogspot.com

Daniela said...

I love this list :) Super cute! It's my first time here and I LOVE your outfits (past ones too) and that you seem to be wearing stuff from places I can afford lol
Following you so I can come back more often :)

D,etc

Meaghan said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and love your style & great writing! Thanks for the "whoo-ing" tips - I can't wait to try them out!

Kayla said...

I am officially in love with your blog. This is my first visit and your tips are too great. It's the little things we do to make life special.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Natalie said...

lovley blog

peace

this-is-hooked.blogspot.com

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I stumbled on you from What Would A Nerd Wear and I'm a new fan of yours! Love your style and these sweet romantic tips! Some of these I'm going to have to try with the husband in our small town.

Have a great night!

JoAnn
Sidewalk Chalk

Curves ahead makeup said...

your log is sooo cute love it all these ideas I love the whispering before you go to bed !!!
new follower hope you an follow too ! !

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

I saw those boots and I didn't get them and now I totally regret it!! that's it, i'm conning my husband into getting them for me.
I love the "king for a day" idea, I'm going to use that for his birthday and father's day!
-i found your blog on wwanw.

teaandbiscuits said...

Oh my gosh - firstly, LOVE your outfit, you look fab!

Secondly, such great suggestions for keeping romance alive. Sad to say that my boyfriend and I are not married yet (only 17 and 18!) so some of the ideas aren't quite plausible *cough* bath tub *cough* haha! But I love the idea of cooking together and watching old movies! I may just have to make use of these this weekend!

Much love xxxx
http://misshannie.blogspot.com

SoFullSista said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog...followed you here fromo What Would a Nerd Wear. I love your style and your excerpts about you and your husband. It's wonderful to see a young couple that is in love and plans to be like that for life!

Peace & Love,
Monique
http://sofullsista.blogspot.com

Two For Tea said...

Love your outfit in this post!!! I'm your newest...and very happy...follower :)

<3 Cambria

http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

A.Co said...

Mawwwwwww :) Some good ideas in there!! Get busy!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Kristin said...

I'm all about a nice bubble bath! Especially when paired with a glass of bubbly. Those boots are too fab btw!

Anonymous said...

whoa, reads like a 50s housewife magazine. wish i was a husband!

erin m. said...

I love these tips. I am a single lady but once I am married you bet I will be busting out this list and pampering my hubby :)

Anika Sweetfaced Style - Self Worth Activist said...

Hi

I just found your blog and I love it! You are so funny! I love your fashion and your stories :) I am happily following you and putting you on my blogroll :)

welcome to enjoy and follow
http://sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com
<3 Anika

Alivia said...

Oh goodness, I love this list! Thank you so much for sharing. Love your blog, also! Can't wait to read more! :)

Melissa said...

OK, I JUST discovered your blog today and can I say that you are just way too cute! I love your style, everything about it! How in the world do you afford all those clothes?! I need shopping trip!!

jessica said...

i love the one about the sleepover on the living room floor! my hubby and i do this every so often, especially when it starts getting cold outside because we like to lay next to a lit fire to keep us nice and toasty... on the downside, we're usually too lazy to move the mattress back to our guest bedroom, so inevitably it stays on our living room floor for most of the week... but that's okay, my pups get a lot of use out of it :)
p.s. love your blog

Natalie said...

lovley blog

peace

this-is-hooked.blogspot.com

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

not only is your outfit ridiculously cute, your man-friend ideas are insanely sweet. i dig your boots and bare legs, the bun, the denim and big scarf--laid back and effortlessly cool.
i think you may be my new blog crush (or at least, your new blog follower).

Andrea said...

I'm so inspired by this outfit! You look adorable and so ready for fall. Love the houndstooth print, as well :)

Bridget said...

love these ideas!!! andddd what they all will probably lead to..... :)

leahhg said...

I totally got this leather jacket too - I got mine in the teen H&M section or whatever... and was so surprised it fit my size 0 frame! I am like the same size as you lol.

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