August 10-16 is Resurrect Romance Week. This week is 6 months from Valentine's Day and the point isn't to give gifts and things, but to spend time with and actually pay attention to each other.

Sounds awesome to me!

So. If you're looking to pamper your significant other this week, may I suggest a week of fun activities sans spending tons of money?

You can have your shit together like these two if you play your cards right!

You can have your shit together like these two if you play your cards right!

  • Massages. Feet hurt? Back hurt? Get some body oil or lotion and help each other out with your problem spots.
  • Write a love letter. Get sentimental and write down some stuff for your S/O. No one else will see it, so get personal!
  • Pay them many compliments. I once read that the ideal positive to negative comment ratio is 6 to 1. Meaning for people to feel good you need to say 6 nice things to every 1 negative thing. The negative things stick in the brain. So lay it on em! (Negative comments not required.)
  • Surprise meal! Maybe it's breakfast in bed, or maybe it's having dinner ready and on the table when they get home from work. Whatever will float their boat. Candles won't hurt either. Maybe you can steal some flowers from your garden, too.
Bad coordinating tattoos not recommended. Also, very costly.

Bad coordinating tattoos not recommended. Also, very costly.

  • Draw a bath for them. You could do this just for them or you could enjoy together if your tub will allow it. Baths are relaxing and warm and bubbly and a good time for relaxing. Did I mention they're relaxing?
  • Movie night! Pick something you'll both like, pop some popcorn, and snuggle up.
  • Reminisce. You know those photo albums you have lying around but never look at? Now would be a good time to flip through them together and re-live all of those memories. Ahh, memories.
  • Bake together. Brownies, chocolate chip cookies, cake... Whatever you two want.
  • Take a walk together. To nowhere. For nothing. Just be!
  • Welcome them home with sidewalk chalk. Cute messages recommended.
Roaming around a corn field is free (if not trespassing). Bugs likely included.

Roaming around a corn field is free (if not trespassing). Bugs likely included.

So, what do you think?