Saturday, May 30, 2009
All I have to say is look out world...Something old, Something new...Out with the old...in with the new!! Stay tuned!
In the mean time, I'll keep bringing it here and listening to what you have to say. After-all it's all about you in the name of love!
Hey check out the article that HITCHMEDIA did on CL!
I mentioned back on May 17th, that I was interviewed by a writer and I'd share the article once it was live. The article is featured as a Top Story today, about Romantic Interior Decorating for married couples written by Jessica Q. Chen. A bit different than our Romantic Decorating, but pretty much the same concept. Let them know what you think about the article and they'll pass your feedback back to me!
Let's just keep getting better together! I value you and your feedback, it's why we keep growing and changing!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Plan Romantic Dates and put them on the family calendar, if you don't have one start one. With your busy schedules, working, taking care of kids, and settling into a routine can lead to the lack of a romantic life with your partner. If you're not careful, the flame can blow out for good and lead to a total breakdown of the marriage. Things like children and work are with out a doubt aspects of the marriage, that are essential to take care of. It's also essential to take care of your relationship too. Making time for one another, setting date nights for just the two of you, a weekend to get away by yourselves, and even just taking the time to enjoy a romantic dinner at home, can provide the quality time you need to maintain a close bond. Being affectionate goes a long way to help keep the sparks kindled until you can get away alone. It's important to remember all the things that you loved to do during the early days of your relationship whatever you did that brought on the excitement!
Surprise Your Spouse With Romantic Gestures. It's easy to fall into a rut and let time go by without giving your relationship the attention that it deserves. Taking just a few minutes each day to let your partner know how much you care can make all the difference. Bringing home flowers for no reason, leaving love notes posted in obvious places, sending a sexy message via email, text or voicemail is a great way to leave a smile on your partner's face, and make the day seem lighter. Helping out around the house like doing the dishes, taking out the garbage, and making the bed -- especially when you decided early on in the marriage that it's not your responsibility to do so. Our actions are also a way to say I love you and can speak volumes over our words. Do say it as well, I-Love-you!!!
Care for and Nurture your selves separately. Keep your body in shape and don't let go of you! Going off to your favorite book club when your sweetie's out golfing isn't a sign you two are drifting apart. On the contrary, developing individual interests allows for a richer life as a couple. By taking little breaks of time away from each other, you'll gain a greater appreciation of the gifts your partner brings to your life and your marriage. You'll find it to be very sexy to be independent sometimes, and you'll feel better about yourself and less demanding of your partner when you're together. After all, taking some personal responsibility for your own well-being relieves the pressure on the other person to "provide" happiness. Nurturing solo adventures from time to time will keep give each of you plenty of adventures to talk about, along with the life memories that you create together which also keeps the bond between you strong.
Communicate for a Healthy Marriage By any measure the one thing to remember in your relationship is to communicate. If you feel like you're being neglected and ignored, let it be known. Do not try to hide your feelings and build up animosity whether you feel you're competing against work, or the kids, or anything else. Likewise, if you feel like the fire is dieing in what was once a passionate fierce love life, let your partner know how you feel. Avoid being accusatory or placing blame, instead focus on making things right again and the way you want them to be. If you approach it right, you may be surprised that your not alone in what you're feeling!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married only 12 years, but it's a union so strong that it seems longer. "I will throw my career away before I let it break up our marriage. I made it clear to Will," Jada has said. Will says no one can "handle" him the way she does. "Once you feel someone locked in on you, it's no contest. This is it. I can't imagine what anyone else would offer."
"He swept me off my feet," Michelle Obama told The Chicago Sun-Times recalling how on their first date he made her laugh and intrigued her with his "deep understanding" of art. Sitting on a curb, they shared their first kiss over ice cream. "I asked her if I could kiss her," Barack Obama has written. "It tasted of chocolate." After 16 years of marriage, how is it they still look at each other like newlyweds?
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year, eight months before his death. When we think of inspirational celebrity couples, Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman come immediately to mind. She called him "the most considerate, romantic man." He said he never cheated because "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?" On this Valentine's Day, we take a look at other celebrity couples who have survived, and thrived, despite the pressures.
George Burns said he was "nothing" until he met Gracie Allen. The couple performed on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen" show from 1950 to 1958. Their 38-year-marriage did have its rough spots, including what has been reported as one night of infidelity by George. Guilt-stricken, he bought her gifts. Somehow she learned the truth and years later joked: "I wish George would cheat again. I really need a new centerpiece." AJC File
See your story here! Tell us how long you've been married and what you think is the key to your staying power! If your story is selected, it will be published here.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
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I challenge you to try it and tell me what you think! You'll be surprised at how it will strengthen your marriage and bring you closer together. Trust me you will cherish those times and miss them when you realize that you haven't done it in a while.
You'll feel soooo good just by simply holding each other! Whether you're snuggling in bed or curled up on the couch, outside on the porch or out back on the deck. It's a simple tip but often ignored due to time constraints and busy work schedules. Even if you have small children it's healthy for them to see you be close to each other. If you really want to steam things up, try it on the weekends while they're napping or after they've gone to bed. It's so important to take time out and simply just BE!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
More often than not, wedding hairstyles are a good place to look when your thinking of a style, since the magic of a wedding is usually so romantic. Change up from your regular style for the date. Be creative and throw something new at him! You don't want to be boring with the same ole same ole. He'll appreciate the effort to impress him and you'll feel good too! Check out these sexy styles, all stemming from a pony tail.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Breakfast in Bed - Serving breakfast in bed is really romantic! It's nice to serve it up on the clean crisps color (or lack of color) white! It will make the fresh fruit, croissants, jam, and coffee pop and provide a touch of class! Your sweetie will be impressed!
Friday, May 15, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009
I was recently introduced to Rachelle Jones owner and CEO of So FabuLuxe!™ , a couture event design firm located in Los Angeles! Rachelle is a creative resourceful, ambitious and detailed-oriented individual. She has a natural passion for people and a strong desire to live a balanced yet fabulous lifestyle.
Today's savvy and chic hosts, look to have their invitations and events express their individual style and taste. A premier event design boutique, the company specializes in the art of creating beautiful, couture invitations and also working with their clients to design fabulous lifestyle events.
Fabulous event décor, the coordination of special events for charities and non-profits organization, producing educational seminars; trade shows and conferences. Every invitation created is a work of art using only top-quality hard to find papers, luxury designs, letterpress and embossed printing.
The detail "Couture Experience"...
The unique niche utilizes fabulous embellishments featuring; Swarvoski crystals, Austrian crystals, ostrich feathers, Dupioni silks, silk box invitations, fine metallic papers, gorgeous satin ribbons, dazzling brooches and rhinestone buckles. It's all about the "couture experience" which sets So FabuLuxe!™ apart from the competition.
CL and So FabuLuxe!™ ...
I am so excited about collaborating with Rachelle next year on a lifestyle event, that will showcase her fabulous work along with our romantic design elements!
Need invitations for your next event, call So FabuLuxe!™. They specialize in couture handmade invitations and will work with you to create a lifestyle design for your life celebration or fabulous event!
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Ok ladies and gents that visit often, you know how much I love flowers. For all of my first time visitors, "I love Flowers"!!! One of my favorite places online with the most innovative flower designs, 1800flowers of course! While browsing the site looking for an arrangement to send my out of state Aunt, who's 97 years old by the way, I found these adorable designs. They will surely bring a smile and warm a heart upon receipt and no crumbs or calories to clean up after! I'm sure you agree, all of these cuties are a great FIND for any occasion!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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Friday, May 1, 2009
- Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award for Best Hotel Design, 2008
- Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission Award for historic preservation, 2008 Convention South
- Readers named The Ellis "Best New Hotel for Small Meetings
The E Street grill has awesome food. I was able to sample it for myself, mmmm...love the butternut squash soup and the service is impeccable!
Memo to the Ellis Hotel: Thank you so much for adding CL to your preferred Vendor list! I'm very excited about working with the hotel!
Whether you're in the Atlanta area or out of town, you'll definitely want to be there for the events that are forthcoming right in the heart of the city! Plan on spending the night afterwards, for a relaxing cozy get-away where you'll sleep tight, on a pillow-top mattress and a choice of feather or foam pillows!
Stay tuned, more to come!
Photo Credits: The Ellis Hotel