Kindness and Love with Valentine’s Day Cards (in just 2 simple steps)

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post. Is Valentine’s Day about candy or love? This Valentine’s day take the opportunity to stress the concept of love and kindness. Valentine’s day cards are a perfect way to tell someone you care and teach your children empathy. And YES, we can still express thoughtfulness with store made cards. Home-made cards are adorable and lovely but can be time-consuming, especially when you make them for an entire class of twenty plus children. There are many ways to add some extra thoughtfulness to a ready-made card and reinforce the importance of empathy and kindness. This year I’m going to buy my daughter’s classroom cards from I personally LOVE because they now have a … [Read more...]

15 Couples Photograhy Poses That Say Love

Couples photography for engagement photos, wedding pictures or anniversary shots can be tricky. When you're working with more than one person in a photography shoot you want to change it up and be creative. These couples photography posing techniques will help you keep it fresh, keep the couple you're working with at ease, and help communicate the most important aspect of the photo shoot - the LOVE. 1. Wrap it Up. Look how cozy this couple looks wrapped in a blanket. The warmth of their love shines through in these photos by Green Wedding Shoes. 2. Capture Natural Expressions. Place the couple close together and then capture that natural expression of love like the beautiful smile that makes this photo stand out. By Damian Lovegrove. 3. Lean In. Bring it up close and … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Decorations for Romantic Atmosphere

Romance = Love + Atmosphere . If you want to bump up the romantic quotient of your home?  It's an easy equation... You already have the love in your home, so all you need to do is add the right atmosphere. But how do you achieve this romantic atmosphere?   The following suggestions will get you on your way: Red roses, candles, candies.  They are the obvious, of course.  But don't avoid them just because they aren't original...decorating with these staples scattered around your home is a nod to tradition. Chalk it up.  Or flour it up.  Or sugar. Or...  Decorations don't need to be permanent objects...a rock garden adorned with hand-drawn hearts is a loving touch, as is a platter with sugar (or flour) hand-poured in the shape of a heart (or use a cookie cutter for … [Read more...]

Romantic and Humorous Love Quotes and Sayings

It's the time of year when flowers bloom, birds sing and love is in the air. And, all over Pinterest the beautiful pictures of happy couples and romantic quotes are being pinned and repinned. So, we've come up with a selection of our favorite love quotes for your pinning pleasure, scrapbooking, crafting or card-making. Enjoy! Romantic Love Quotes "Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear." -John Lennon Tweet "Where there is love there is life." -Mahatma Gandhi Tweet "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -Lao Tzu Tweet "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." -James Earl Jones Tweet "As we grow … [Read more...]

Twenty Summer Date Ideas

Want some ideas on what to do with your sweetie this summer? It can be hard thinking of things to do sometimes. Let these ideas help inspire you. Don’t limit yourself to them. Use them as a springboard for even more. #1. Go on a Picnic This is an obvious summer date idea that gets forgotten way too often. Honestly, when did you go on a real picnic? Pack up a basket or cooler of sandwiches, cold friend chicken, fresh fruit, and drinks. Smoked salmon and crackers are also good. Or you can grab something from a restaurant and take it with you. Depends on you entirely. Don’t forget the blanket. Find a shady place without a lot of people around and sit at a picnic table or on the ground. Make it really special with a bottle of wine. #2. Spend the Day at the Zoo The zoo isn’t … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Spoil Your Man

It could be for Father’s Day. It could be for a birthday or an anniversary. No matter what the reason, there are times that call for your man to be spoiled. It seems so much harder to do that for the men. But when you think about it, you’ll find many ways to spoil your man and have some fun. Adjust these suggestions for your husband, father, brother, or any other man in your life that you want to show how special he is. Get the kids involved. They can make him a crown and a robe for his kingly position. They can help make meals and go to events with him. It is all up to. Here is a list to get you started. Rub His Feet Tickets to Ballgame or Event Cook His Favorite Meal Make His Favorite Drink Make Homemade Bread Let Him Grill Give Him a Day to Himself King for the … [Read more...]