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15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it’s easy to let romance fall by the wayside, because really…who has the time? Well, I truly believe that it’s the little things, small romantic gestures, that truly matter. It can seem daunting to find the extra time to fit in romance, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking a few extra minutes here and there will be enough to inject new life and romance into your relationship if you know how. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started!

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    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Life gets busy, but that doesn't mean that the effort we put into our relationships has to fall by the wayside. Here are 15 simple, everyday ways you can create a little romance between you and the one you love.

  • Remember to touch 2 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    It can seem totally obvious, but you would be surprised how easy it is to forget to take the time to touch. Holding hands, hugging and little forehead kisses take very little time out of your day, but can have a big impact on intimacy in your relationship.

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  • Brown bag it 3 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Taking the time to make a lunch for the one you love is a great way to say "I love you." Not only does it show that you devoted a little extra time in your day to think of them, but it's also a great way to help them care for themselves by providing them with good nutrition to fuel their day.

    Photo via iStockphoto

  • Leave a note 4 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Taking a few extra seconds in the hustle and bustle of your daily activities to write a little love note is a great way to incorporate a dash of romance. Bonus points if you hide the note somewhere fun for your significant other to find!

  • Sexy underpinnings 5 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    I will be the first to admit that after the first year of marriage, and especially after being pregnant, sexy underwear went the way of the dodo. Gone are the days of sexy black lace and in its place is practical cotton, beige comfort. My poor husband. But, a quick way to add a bit of romance into the mix is to surprise him by breaking out the sexy underpinnings once again. Not only is it way more attractive, but it will probably make you feel a little more feisty too. Oh...and the same goes for the guys. Ratty old underwear? Not sexy. Make sure to upgrade from time to time - you're woman will appreciate it!

    Purchase for $140.00 from Lille Boutique

  • Take time to unplug 6 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    In a world where we are constantly bombarded by technology and social media, taking a minute to unplug and reconnect with your partner is a seemingly simple way that you can create a bit of romance in your day. It doesn't have to be for the entire evening or anything, but even 20 minutes of focused talk time together can make such a difference in your relationship.

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  • Start the day off right 7 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Set the alarm a little earlier and start your day off with a little morning romp. It will leave you thinking about your partner all day — a great way to start your day even if it means getting a little less sleep!

    Photo via iStockphoto

  • Impromptu lunch date 8 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    If you both work outside the home, then this can be a great way to squeeze in a date without even having to hire a babysitter. You both need to have lunch, so why not have it together?

    Photo via iStockphoto

  • Brag about it 9 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    I don't know about you, but I love when I overhear my husband bragging about me to someone when we're out somewhere in a group. In a weird way it almost means more than when he compliments me to my face. So next time you're in a group and mentioning your man's new promotion at work or that fantastic dinner he made, maybe just say it a little louder so your partner just so "happens" to overhear. It's always romantic to have your partner say good things about you.

    Photo via iStockphoto

  • Multitask with a shared shower 10 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    If you're a parent (and if you're not!) life can get incredibly busy and sometimes you have to choose your priorities. Some days the question of sexy time vs. just getting a shower is one of life's biggest quandaries. So, why not kill two birds with one stone and share that shower? Added bonus: you're saving the planet...one shower at a time.

    Photo via iStockphoto

  • Have happy hour in 11 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Now that we have a child, nights out on the town are few and far between, but that doesn't mean all the fun is gone. We love whipping up our own cocktails at home after our daughter is in bed and having our own at-home happy hour. Totally simple and totally romantic.

  • Declare it "PJ day" 12 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Every once in a blue moon we declare it all-day PJ day in our house. Even though we're spending our PJ days with a little one around now it still brings back memories of those newlywed days when we would stay in and lounge the day away in our pajamas... completely and blissfully in love and reminiscing about the happy times can be a great way to boost romance.

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  • Drop a compliment 13 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Overly simplistic as it may seem, just taking a moment in your day to acknowledge your partner and appreciate them for something they have done well or just something you appreciate about them in general. It won't cost you a ton of effort, but will definitely be a great way to romance your love.

     

  • Break out the candles 14 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    If you can't remember the last time you lit a candle to create a bit of romance, you're probably due. Light a candle during dinner or to initiate an evening roll in the hay. It may seem a little cheesy, but the novelty will definitely breed romance and could even double as a secret code for letting your lover know you're hoping to get lucky.

    Purchase for $58.00 from Pendleton

  • Postpone dinner 15 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Family dinners are great, but sometimes they can be a little chaotic. Maybe try to postpone dinner for you and your love one night 'til after the kids go to bed. You'll get a lot more adult conversation in which is always romantic.

    Photo via iStockphoto

  • Surprise them with a favorite 16 of 16
    15 Simple Ways To Squeeze In Some Everyday Romance

    Simple surprises are always the best kind. Buying his favorite beer while you're out grocery shopping or grabbing her favorite lotion while you're picking up a prescription. It's a small but meaningful and romantic gesture that your love will appreciate.

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:

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