At The Stroke of Midnight

I loved this poem. I hope you will, too.

Syl65's Blog

Even if the new year steps in quietly

Quiet as cat’s feet

I will peer back into this year

Recalling how everything became stronger

This sense of life, this sense of being

Every joy, every pain amplified

Through it all

We remained constant

Now we prepare to light a candle for the new year

Not just looking to keep things intact

But to further deepen our sense of life together


gif  credit: weheartit

View original post


Add A Little Scare To Your Romance

Halloween may be over, but romance is for every day.

Take a look at a post I posted on my other blog and see what books and movies will scare the romance into you 🙂 What would you add to the list?

Add A Little Scare To Your Romance

Romance & Marilyn Monroe

couple on the beach

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.”

Marilyn Monroe

Inspirational Quote # 749

A writer’s life…

Today, You Will Write

C_bxDdBUIAAuKxl.jpg Google Search Image

View original post

What Images Mean Romance To You?

Everyone has heard ‘A picture is worth a thousand words,’ well, what images say romance to you?





candles and bathtub

candles and a bath tub?

basket of flowers


What other images should we add to the list?

Johnny Depp

“Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic.”

Johnny Depp

I love Johnny Depp!

(Read more at:

Like A Little Fight In Your Romance?

There is romantic suspense, historical romance, paranormal romance, contemporary romance and don’t forget those too-hot-to-leave-out-in-public romances. Well, there’s a newer category (for me at least) to add to the list.

Fighter Romance

fighter romance

Rules of Entanglement: a Fighting for Love novel by New York Times Bestselling Author Gina L. Maxwell

This is the first fighter romance I’ve read and enjoyed.

Fighter Romance novels include at least one character who is an underground fighter, cage fighter, MMA, UFC, boxer or heavyweight champion.

You can find an extensive list of fighter romance books on Maryse’s Book Blog or

Have you ever read a fighter romance book? Would you consider reading one?

Valentine’s Day Quotes

If you are looking for just the right words to sweep your Valentine off their feet, maybe these will give you inspiration:

  • “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then, doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz  chocolate covered cherries
  • “A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” Rupert Brooke     ruby red lips
  • “We are most alive when we’re in love.” John Updike
  • “How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.” Victor Hugo
  • “You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.” John Keats   couple
  • “The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” George Edward Moore   couple on a bench

I found these quotes at To find more inspiration, check them out for additional quotes.

Wishing everyone a loving Valentine’s Day!


6 Ways To Make Your Bedroom Romantic

Life places so many demands on us; job duties, family responsibilities, activities, household chores. The list goes on and on. So squeezing out moments for romance can be difficult. Imagine, each day after dealing with your life, you walk into your romantic bedroom and immediately feel the outside world drifting away. All that matters is you and your partner.

Here are 6 ways to make your bedroom romantic:

  1. Colors – Red is not the only romantic color in the color wheel. Soft pastels such as pink, peach, yellow, mint or lavender are very feminine and alluring. Use these colors on your walls, drapes, bed linens and rugs. 6 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Romantic
  2. Pillows & fuzzy rugs – Just like the high-end hotel suites, plenty of pillows on the bed signifies pampering. Have double pillows for both sides of the bed and a handful of throw/accent pillows. Fabric and textures can make a difference in the room’s mood. Soft, silky, satin and fluffy is the way to go here. Don’t forget to add a fuzzy throw rug or two beside the bed.  pillows
  3. Photos – The only decorations in the bedroom should be love and romantic-enticing. A photo showing you as a couple enjoying an outing, wall art depicting loving couples or animals and only sentimental do-dads on the dresser or bedside table. The do-dads could be a sea shell from your walk on the beach, mementos from your honeymoon trip…I think you get the picture 🙂
  4. Scents & oils – The sense of smell is a very powerful tool. Sprinkle some drops of essential oils around the room or light some scented beeswax candles. Some scents to try are Jasmine (one of my favorites), rosewood or sandalwood. essential oils
  5. No TV – and this is a big one. There should be no distractions other than the distraction your partner creates. If you must have a TV in the room, put it in a cabinet with doors that can be closed.
  6. Soft lighting – Avoid the harsh overhead light, we all look our best in soft lighting. Instead, use only the bedside table lamps or be creative and put a mini-string of lights in a large glass jar. It’s almost like a jar of lightning bugs. strings of lights

This is only the tip of the iceberg of ways to make your bedroom romantic. What ways have you tried?

Here’s hoping for a very romantic 2017 for everyone! And don’t forget the romance novels 😉 Talk about creating a mood.

Sources: and


How ‘Empty Nesting’ Can Boost Romance

My husband and I are experiencing ’empty nesting’ with our younger son now off to college with his own apartment and roommates. Even though empty nesting comes with all the predicted emotions of grief and loneliness, you and your spouse can use this time to concentrate on being a couple and jack up the heat in your romance.

ruby red lips


Here’s just a few things you can do with the house to yourself:

  • Make dinner, candlelight affairs with no shop talk or complaining. See what new things you can discover about your partner. candlelight dinner
  • Take a long, leisurely bath with dual sponges to massage away the day’s troubles. candles and bathtub
  • Spend the day naked, or at least almost naked, whatever you’re comfortable in.
  • Find a hobby you can both share such as target shooting, hiking, painting or maybe even square dancing. Just spending time together doing something pleasurable will give you something to talk about, besides the kids. bullseye
  • Take a romantic getaway, even if it’s only overnight. Get a plush hotel room with a Jacuzzi tub. Go camping in the woods and snuggle together in sleeping bags. Marvel at the awesome Niagara Falls, one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations. It doesn’t matter where you go, just make every trip a mini-honeymoon. Niagara Falls, NY

I’m sure you get the idea and can come up with hundreds of your own ideas.

Read 6 Tips For a Year of Romance for more ideas.

Be sure to tell me what you have experienced with empty nesting and romance.

%d bloggers like this: