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The kids are in bed and it's still light out (thank you summer!) and I don't know about you, but my husband and I tend to sit on the couch at this point, scrolling through Netflix for hours on end, finally deciding on a movie to watch and then boom, I fall asleep within 5 minutes. Yeah...we typically spend far more time searching for something to watch than actually watching it.
And it's boring.
No sparks flyin' with that nightly routine. Night after night after Ava's asleep, we do that same routine over and over and over. But you know what? We could do far more with our time, have some fun, strengthen our marriage and do so many other things, even from the comfort of our home while Ava is fast asleep.
So I decided to come up with a list of all of the things parents can do from the comfort of our homes. Just because we have kids, doesn't mean we can't have some fun too ;)
Oh yeah, and did I mention that this entire list is better when paired with wine?
[you know me too well]
I'm the middle sister (well, one of two middle sisters in our family since there are four of us girls) so when I saw Middle Sister Wines, I had to try this out. I had to try every single one. They're delicious and their labels totally speak to me -- like so hilarious. [give them a read!]
They've got Middle Sister Sweet & Sassy “Magic” Moscato (temperature change label), Middle Sister Rebel Red Blend, Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio, Middle Sister Wild One Malbec, Middle Sister Goodie Two-Shoes Pinot Noir, and Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon. And I'm well on my way to trying them all!
And lucky you, Middle Sister Wines has got monthly giveaways (yay to free wine!) and you can click here to enter.
So click that link up there, enter to win or snag some from your local store and take a peek at my list of 16 things to do with your spouse from the comfort of your home:
1. Play a board game (with wine)
2. Invite over your favorite couple (and enjoy some wine together)
3. Just sit and chat (with wine) and leave the electronics aside for a while.
4. Plant a garden (do I need to continue mentioning wine or do you get the point by now?)
5. play a lawn game
6. Paint a room in your home
7. Picnic with wine and cheese in the backyard or in your living room
8. Do a puzzle
9. Read a book together
10. Choose all of your favorite photos and put together a photo album together.
11. Workout (yes, you can do this from the comfort of your home)
12. Make s'mores (fire pit or just in the microwave)
13. Re-decorate a room (choose everything together online and order for delivery or pick it all up the next day!)
14. Cook Together (sushi, sundaes, baking, etc)
15. Take a bubble bath
16. Learn a new language together
I know that turning on the TV is the easiest thing to do but let's make life fun and exciting and strengthen our marriages while we're at it. And don't forget your Middle Sister wine ;)
Click here to find Middle Sister Wine in a store near you!
Ten years ago, founder Terry Wheatley was fascinated by her best friend's middle daughter -- her free-spirit and outrageous personality that was larger than life -- and from that, Middle Sister Wines was born. Middle Sisters were now getting the attention they deserved. Standing by their product and the "crazy" stick figure wine label, they pushed through criticism and this delicious wine is now a national success, with now millions of passionate fans.
Middle Sister Wines' vibrant community, both online and at home, is full of "drops of wisdom" messages printed on their labels, laughter, and of course, delicious wine that supports causes, including the Sonoma Valley Wine Business Executive MBA scholarship for women in the wine industry, Angels Share and Heart of the Vine.
Celebrating 10 years of Middle Sister Wines this year, they're hosting giveaways every single month! Be sure to enter to win by clicking here and don't forget to bring your favorite Middle Sister along with you for every occasion and celebration -- date nights, BBQ's, birthdays and girl's nights. Middle Sister Wines are available in stores across the US and online.
The Middle Sister is never one to miss a great party ;)
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