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12 ways to spice up your marriage this fall

Posted September 17

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Leaves are changing, people are busting out their cardigans, it’s getting cooler and maybe you’ve listened to a Christmas carol or two (guilty). You know what that means … it’s fall! This is one of the most romantic seasons, so now is the perfect time to “pumpkin spice” up your marriage. Here’s how:

1. Make a new fall treat together

Pinterest is LOADED with fun fall recipes you can try. Baking and cooking something new with your sweetheart will be tons of fun, and maybe you’ll even find your official “secret family recipe” you’ll pass down to your kids and grandkids.

2. Go to something haunted

Haunted houses and corn mazes are the perfect options for more daring couples and the perfect place to cuddle up close.

3. Decorate your home

Last week my hubby and I took a little trip to Home Goods to get fall decor, and it was so much fun. Decorating is an awesome way to work together and grow closer as a couple.

4. Have a Halloween movie marathon

Is there really anything better than cozying up on the couch with blankets, a scary movie (or Disney), popcorn and the love of your life while it’s pouring rain outside? No. There’s not.

5. Go to a pumpkin patch

Bonus points if you can throw a hayride in there. Go pick some darling pumpkins for your front porch for a fun date and an adorable house.

6. Do a hot chocolate taste test (to prepare for winter)

Hot chocolate is no joke during the winter, so you need to know the best hot chocolate beforehand. Don’t waste your winter trying to find the perfect one -- start taste testing now!

7. Write love notes and read them by a fire

Campfires are so much fun in the fall. Take some blankets with you and a love note for your sweetheart, and have a romantic evening reading your notes, chatting about life, roasting marshmallows and being together. The date is basically free, and the quality time is priceless.

8. Go for a scenic drive or hike

Fall is beautiful, so take advantage of the sights and go for a drive or hike. Being in nature with your love will make for a super romantic day.

9. Go to your hometown’s homecoming football game

Who doesn’t love a good football game? Go cheer on your town’s team while you snuggle up in a blanket and drink the hot chocolate you’re taste testing that day.

10. Get going on your New Year’s resolutions

If you’ve let your New Year’s resolutions slip, it’s not too late to get going on them again. The year isn’t over until January 1 at midnight, so there’s still time to lose those five pounds or read that book like you promised yourself you would.

11. Start a workout routine together

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions … the holidays are full of delicious food, which means it’s super easy to let a few extra pounds sneak onto your body. This is totally fine, but you’ll feel better if you have a workout routine. Start one up with your spouse and work out together.

12. Snuggle a little extra

Fall should be the official cuddling season. Enjoy all the festivities, parties and celebrations, but don’t forget what’s most important -- your spouse. Spend a little extra time cuddling, kissing and giving quality time.

If you do any of these 12 things, you’re sure to have the most romantic fall ever.

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