Heating Up A Summer Romance!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good morning lovelies! Thank y'all so much for giving my guest posters so much lovin' this week! I appreciate their help so much. A little update from me; I have no internet or cable (Big Sad Face). ATT Uverse messed up and now...oh right, the customer suffers. Anyway, plan is that they are coming out today so I'll be in full swing by tonight (hopefully)! The house is looking great, I am really excited about all this place has to offer.

Have you entered the Giveaway from Nicholl Vincent, yet? You could win a gorgeous LOVE necklace! 

Now.. Over to Elisabeth ! She put together a really neat post and I just adore all the fun things incorporated into this post, and I think you will too! Thank you Elisabeth for guest posting today =D 


I’m Elisabeth from La Vita e Bella. I blog about love and life, which to me are pretty much one and the same. I'm so excited to be taking over Britt's blog today. I've had a slight crush on the Magnolia Pair for awhile now so this is kind of a big deal :) Today I wanted to share some tips to heat up a summer romance: 

Everyone loves a summer romance right? Or, if you already have a man, here are some ways to strengthen that relationship. I know I have great plans for me and Ben after doing a little bit of this research!

Love and attraction may be something that we romanticize over in movies, literature, and daydreams, but science is actually starting to explain a lot of it. The chemistry behind relationships focuses around hormones. They key to successful relationships, is the release of bonding hormones. So, looking for a summer romance? Here are some activities that release oxytocin and vasopressin, chemicals that cause bonding between a couple. 
Do something new:
-find a new recipe and cook together
-visit a new museum/local spot
-learn a new sport (tennis, golf, frisbee, volleyball), take up knitting, or enroll in a ballroom class together

-go camping (even if its only in a backyard)

-build a fort

Do something scary/exhilarating:
-go skydiving
-go on a roller coaster or to a water park

-raft down some rapids

-test drive a sports car 
-watch a scary movie

-go on night hike (maybe I'm a wimp that I think these are spooky)

-take up rock climbing!

(yes, this is a shameless plug for our favorite thing to do together - but given that its probably something new and definitely something exhilarating when you're 20 feet up that wall, I think its a fabulous idea! Plus, it really focuses on trust and support - be sure to let me know if you try it!)
These are pictures from our last few months of dating and first few months of marriage :) 

We were given: Two hands to hold. To legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else. For us to find.”

Do you have other ideas for strengthening relationships? I'd love to hear them!
Have a romantic and fun summer all! 

P.S. For more of our fun dates and relationship ideas, come check out La Vita e Bella


  1. What a fun post, and I love those rock climbing photos! WOW! Go Elisabeth!

  2. What fun ideas. And rock climbing sounds so fun and so scary.

  3. Hello? Rock climbing? You are amazing!


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