Counting down to the 5-year anniversary of this club, and the unveiling of our new site, makes me incredibly happy.
What else am I loving these days? Counting down to those two amazing events with our top 20 posts of all time.
Coming in at #13 is a post that began getting shared around the web almost the very moment I pushed “Post.”
Until tomorrow…make it a great day!
I bet when you saw that title you instantly thought this post was about sex. Nope! Well, maybe a little bit. But not very much.
I may be of the minority in saying this but I am one that doesn’t buy into the thought that a man is controlled by his…ahem…endowment.
Driving your man wild isn’t something that should be contained to the bedroom…or sex for that matter.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I know men love it. But let’s give them credit for being about more than just sex.
Just as you want to be treated like a queen, his heart’s desire is to be treated like a king. So let’s have fun with it!
Although there are so many things you can add to this list, here are 11 ways to drive your husband wild:
1. Make Him Hot and Bothered. I said this entire list wasn’t about sex, but I’m not crazy enough not to include at least one thing you can do to increase your hubby’s sex drive (and your own).
2. Fifteen Seconds a Day Keeps the Blues Away. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, fifteen seconds a day of this will keep the blues in your marriage far far away. And increase that to forty-five seconds to set off some fireworks!
3. Turn Your Home Into a Post-It Heaven. I’ll never forget seeing my mother write sweet notes to my father in red lipstick on mirrors all over their bathroom. Now, that can be a messy proposition and was contained to one area. Expand a little. Make it cute. Make it mushy. Make it flirty.
4. Sharpen Up Your Flirting Skills. There are SO many ways to flirt with your husband (think, sexy texts, playing footsie) and there is nothing like a man on a hunt. Don’t fight it; they were bred that way. Men love the chase! Let him know you want him, desire him, but he’ll have to catch you. *wink*
5. Call Your In-Laws Just to Say Hello. When was the last time you called your in-laws, and not at the prompting of your husband? Remember, these are the people who helped make your husband to be the wonderful man he is today. Reaching out to the ones who brought him into the world (or at least raised him) will do more for him than you can imagine (this, of course, is assuming he has a good relationship with them and they’re not absolutely crazy ).
6. Do Something Brag Worthy. Have you ever sat around listening to men talk about their wives? I have some experience with this, and let me tell you, it’s actually quite cool! Men love bragging about their wives so give them a reason! Begin a Husband Gratitude List and put it in his pants pocket so he’ll find it when he least expects. Wear a tee shirt in public that says, “I Love My Husband.” Whatever it is, make him blush!
7. Kid Swap + Stay-At Home Date = Happy Husband! Surprise him with an at-home date night. If you don’t have children, this is super easy. Turn the house into a fancy restaurant or spa and treat him to an awesome date at home. If you’ve got kiddos, make arrangements for the kids to be away while the two of you have some one-on-one time. When was the last time you did that?
8. The Fun Dare. This one takes some planning but it can be done! Choose between 12 dates over 12 consecutive nights or spread it out over 12 weeks. Either way, you and your husband will have a blast (and you can do this on a very tight budget). For parents, this is definitely the time to use the kid swap.
9. Turn Yourself Into a Piece of Eye Candy. Listen, I’m the first one to say lingerie is not my thing. I find most of it too tight, too short, too itchy, and too everything else. BUT, there is a time and a place for everything and that includes lingerie. It took many years (ahem…8 to be exact) but I finally found some lingerie that serve as both eye candy to him and feel comfortable to me.
10. Get On Board the 10-Minute Express. If you looked at no. 9 and thought, “There’s no way I’m putting all this into something little like that,” then this one is for you! Most of us have a little extra jelly we’d like to not have jiggling so much (hand up in the air), but if that’s keeping you from showing off your body to your husband, try this!
In just ten minutes a day, you can start toning those areas that need a little work. US Olympian, Annett Davis, created this express workout exclusively for the women of HWC so we should all feel quite special!
11. Look Into His Eyes…and Smile. This was so simple I had to leave it for last. Have you ever looked at your husband in the eyes and just allowed the love in your heart to rise to the top and curl the sides of your lips? Watch his smile expand as he looks into your eyes trying to figure out what you’re smiling about. And even if he doesn’t ask…he’ll know.
QUESTION: This list could be SO much longer! What are we missing here? (Add to the list by posting in the comments section.)
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