Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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fur coat + date night ideas

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If you haven’t read the book The Five Love Languages, you must purchase it asap. A friend of mine is currently reading  it, and it made me want to reevaluate myself and the relationships in my life. Am I seeking out to know their heart and to know their greatest needs?? Gosh, I know that I need to be more intentional. I think of my relationship with the hubby, the kids, family and friends…. am I sowing into them what they really need??

Did you know that we usually give others what we really want from them?!?  This is so true for Mike and I. You think that we would have learned by now since we have been married for almost 19 years. My love language is 75% quality time, and the runner up with a whopping 25% is gifts. Mike’s top two would be words of affirmation and of course, physical touch. Both of us are not too much on acts of service.

But, y’all, I was just complaining about our date night or the lack thereof. I NEED date night to unplug and to connect. All of our needs and wants seem to be communicated more freely when we take time away from the norm… cough, cough.. time away from the kids. In my opinion, it’s selfish to not want to take time to INVEST into your marriage. It’s hard to focus on each other when there is kids running around, food to clean up, chores to be done, and your favorite t.v. show is calling your name.

Seriously,  some people just don’t know how to date their wife/husband after being married for so many years. It doesn’t have to be the typical dinner and a movie.. although, food is never a bad idea. So, I wanted to share just a few simple ideas that we have attempted or want to attempt:

progressive dinner type of date (traveling to a different restaurant for each course)

“old school” game-board night (Scrabble, Life, Chess, Yahtzee)

cooking together or even a cooking class

going to the gym to workout together or exercising at the park

 pedicures or better yet a couple’s massage

art night at a local painting company like Painting with a Twist

or if you are not creative, check out this Date to Door box

Bottom line is the “spark” must be kept alive!! Who doesn’t want to continue to feel the butterflies that you felt when you first started dating? I WANT that!! Consistent date night will help you both fall in love with each other all over again week after week after week.. And, communication and conflict resolution will only strengthen. Okay, I’m ready right now to go on our date!! I can rock this dashing fur coat too.

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Comments

  • LOVE this coat so much! almost makes me wish that it got cold down here in South FL!

    xo Emily
    http://www.thehipsuburban.com

    January 9, 2017
  • The five love languages book is seriously life-changing. It makes you think about your relationships in an entirely different way – it’s so helpful! I love your date night ideas – especially the idea of going to a different place for each course! That’s so creative! You’re also rocking that gorgeous fur coat. Loving the glamour!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    January 9, 2017
  • Ah i love this coat! I always see the vests, but never the coats. Super cute!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

    January 9, 2017
  • Nina
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    This is such a classic and cozy look!

    xx Nina
    http://www.theHSSfeed.com

    January 9, 2017
  • You look gorgeous! I love this idea for a date night. The fur coat looks sexy paired with your shoes! Great look!

    January 9, 2017
  • I love this jacket! I want to wear fur all the time these days! and I love your date night ideas!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

    January 9, 2017
  • That book has been a game changer for our marriage and my children! Not saying I’m great about utilizing it all them time, but once you recognize how someone feels love, it makes all the difference! And let’s have a moment for that coat.. OMG. Everything you post, I’m like YES PLEASE. Love it all, Angelle!

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

    January 9, 2017
  • Love these date night ideas and I ADORE this coat! Happy Monday 🙂

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    January 9, 2017
  • Absolutely nothing beats a good fur coat! Adding a few of your datenight ideas to our list! Love them!

    xx. Michelle
    http://www.themichmix.com

    January 9, 2017
  • So pretty and classy! And I love the jewelry! Great tips!

    January 9, 2017
  • I love this outfit! Beautiful coat! 🙂 And you have such a beautiful smile!!

    January 9, 2017
  • Love love love this look! So simple yet classy.

    January 9, 2017
  • I think knowing your love languages is really important! All couples should read that book. Also, how do you get your hubby to get a pedicure with you?! I would love to do that!

    January 9, 2017
  • Always looking for new and exciting date ideas, I’ll keep these in mind.

    Dylan
    http://www.lifebydylan.com

    January 9, 2017
  • Cori
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    Wow, you look fantastic! This outfit is so sharp and that coat really is beautiful.

    January 10, 2017
  • Such A Beautiful post, I think my husband needs to read it! You are gorgeous in that coat and such beautiful eyes. First time to your blog, I love it!!

    Valerie
    Fashion and tRavel

    January 10, 2017
  • Your denim is perfection! I also love the matched fur and heels. Have a fantastic week love! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

    January 10, 2017
  • this fur coat is so fabulous and love the detailing on your blouse!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    January 10, 2017
  • Your hair is #goals — looks so pretty! I also love the fur coat, perfect way to dress up an outfit!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    January 10, 2017
  • Maggie
    REPLY

    Fur suits you so well!! I love this!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    January 10, 2017
  • The five love languages really changed my relationship around. I absolutely recommend it to anyone that asks. I’m loving your style! Very chic 🙂

    January 10, 2017
  • I have just been thinking about this topic of love languages so much lately!! It is no joke!!! Ben and I are both words of affirmation and physical touch but gifts are high up there for me too!! PS. These photos……… NO WORDS!!!! XOXO

    January 10, 2017
  • Ashley
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    Gorgeous, babe!! I am absolutely obsessed with your coat! I love how you styled it!

    xo Ashley

    January 10, 2017
  • Loving the way you’ve styled fur & denim! great style xx

    January 10, 2017
  • So gorgeous! That coat! I love the idea of an old school board game night. So fun!

    January 10, 2017
  • Love that fur coat! Perfect for a chilly winter date night! 🙂

    January 10, 2017
  • I love your outfit so much, and your hair is so gorgeous! Loving all the date ideas, my boyfriend and I do board game nights sometimes 🙂

    January 10, 2017
  • This jacket is so fun! You look great, that outfit is superb!

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

    January 10, 2017
  • you are gorgeous! These pictures are absolutely stunning. My love language is touch which surprised me when I read the book because I always thought of myself as a words of affirmation! Turns out thats my hubs. I think that book is such a great read for couples!

    January 10, 2017
  • Love, love, LOVE that coat, and you look gorgeous in that outfit!!

    January 10, 2017
  • BEST photos to date!!!!!!! *no pun intended* And yes, I’m obsessed with the 5 love languages…mine is gifts! I love both giving and receiving the perfect gift. It means so much to me! Love the date ideas too…I’ll have to incorporate these into my future 😉 Getting a mani/pedi on a regular basis with my man is seriously on my wishlist!!!

    January 11, 2017
  • Are you LA based? Looks like you’re at my favorite restaurant EVER Gracias Madre!! 🙂

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    January 11, 2017
  • Wow! You look absolutely beautiful! The fur coat, your eyes and lip color~! The restaurant I have never been to too! Need to check it out!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    January 12, 2017
  • Hola Sonia, desconec la soja dolça, és líquida? Crec que a llocs de productes naturistes la podré trobar, si no pot ser es pot endolcir?Molt bons tots els pans, el blog, les receptes totes, etc., encara que no ho sembli pels pocs comentaris, et segueixo de prop. L&eno17;#nh2rabo8a pel bon gust!Alícia

    May 15, 2017

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