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This year we challenged ourselves to treat our bodies better (and yes Peter, that includes our skin too). I started this journey out with a visit to Dermalogica Canada received some products that work well for skin. We now have a set #skincareroutine and take the time to give each other facials/peels. Our skin is definitely happy about this change.⠀ ⠀ Do you and your spouse have/share a skin care routine? Maybe it's something you can add to your #qualitytime activities :) Make Blog, Dermalogica, Facials, Our Body, Quality Time, Healthy Skin, Bodies, Routine, Journey

Healthy Skin is Sexy Skin

This year we challenged ourselves to treat our bodies better (and yes Peter, that includes our skin too). I started this journey out with a visit to Dermalogica Canada received some products that work well for skin. We now have a set #skincareroutine and take the time to give each other facials/peels. Our skin is definitely happy about this change.⠀ ⠀ Do you and your spouse have/share a skin care routine? Maybe it's something you can add to your #qualitytime activities :)

Since we can't really go anywhere, we decided to celebrate Peter's Birthday with a #Staycation at The Bisha Hotel in Toronto. We had an AMAZING time and definitely recommend it for anyone looking for quality customer service and beautiful suites :) Plus they have a great rooftop patio with a pool! Rooftop Patio, Make Blog, Anniversary Ideas, Staycation, Customer Service, Toronto, Celebrities, Birthday, Amazing

Birthday #TheBishaWay

Since we can't really go anywhere, we decided to celebrate Peter's Birthday with a #Staycation at The Bisha Hotel in Toronto. We had an AMAZING time and definitely recommend it for anyone looking for quality customer service and beautiful suites :) Plus they have a great rooftop patio with a pool!

A bit about the behind "The Love We Make". Click the link for our whole story :) Relationship Blogs, Relationships, Our Love, This Is Us, Make Blog, Toronto Canada, Couple Goals, Highlights, Couple Photos

The Love We Make - About Us

A bit about the #couple behind "The Love We Make". Click the link for our whole story :) #aboutus #thisisus #thelovewemake #highlights #travel #couplegoals #toronto #canada #relationships #relationshipblog #relationshipadvice #married #love #pinforlater #clickformore

Chantel LOVES sunflowers. She says they are the "most optimistic flower because they always point towards the light" - which is a very Chantel thing to say lol. She has been such a trooper lately, so I had this "just because" bouquet delivered for her. "Just because" she's amazing, "just because" she's supportive. "just because" she works so hard, "just because" I love her ❤ 🌻⠀#flowerphotography #FlowerOfMyHeart #justbecause  ⠀ - Peter a.k.a. husband of the year lol Shes Amazing, Make Blog, Sunflowers, Love Her, Bouquet, Husband, Bouquet Of Flowers, Bouquets, Floral Arrangements

She's a sunflower, she's my one flower, She's the flower of my heart

Chantel LOVES sunflowers. She says they are the "most optimistic flower because they always point towards the light" - which is a very Chantel thing to say lol. She has been such a trooper lately, so I had this "just because" bouquet delivered for her. "Just because" she's amazing, "just because" she's supportive. "just because" she works so hard, "just because" I love her ❤ 🌻⠀#flowerphotography #FlowerOfMyHeart #justbecause ⠀ - Peter a.k.a. husband of the year lol

As you start off your week, we invite you to channel some of these positive affirmations that we have found powerful and helpful during the tough times! Relationship Over, Invite, Invitations, Make Blog, Tough Times, We Need, Positive Affirmations, Channel, Marriage

Affirmations for a Happy and Fruitful Marriage

As you start off your week, we invite you to channel some of these positive affirmations that we have found powerful and helpful during the tough times!

"We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life" 😂 🤣 Bad Marriage, Make Blog, How To Make, Mens Tops, T Shirt, Life, Fashion, Supreme T Shirt, Moda

Life Long Entanglement

"We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life" 😂 🤣

So far 2020 has been just like this boat ride — rough, bumpy, and making us feel unsure if we'll make it to the other side 😂. But we'll keep holding on and keep smiling 😎⠀ ⠀ We hope you all are having a great week and we pray that the next six months will be better than the first 🙏🏾. ⠀ ⠀ Together we will make it through ❤️ #Corsica #MediterraneanSea #NextSixMonths #BestSixMonths Great Week, Make Blog, Keep Smiling, Mediterranean Sea, Corsica, Make It Through, The Other Side, Bikinis, Swimwear

So far 2020 has been just like this boat ride...

So far 2020 has been just like this boat ride — rough, bumpy, and making us feel unsure if we'll make it to the other side 😂. But we'll keep holding on and keep smiling 😎⠀ ⠀ We hope you all are having a great week and we pray that the next six months will be better than the first 🙏🏾. ⠀ ⠀ Together we will make it through ❤️ #Corsica #MediterraneanSea #NextSixMonths #BestSixMonths

I almost didn’t post these photos because of how exhausted I look, but it’s pretty reflective of real life so I went ahead with it anyways... It’s #CanadaDay 🇨🇦 . Unlike the past 4 months, we actually went out and did something other than grocery shopping! Even though it was just to the zoo, I originally wanted to glam up (as it’s been a long time), but I was too tired (as shown by the bags under my eyes). Still 𝔽𝔼𝔼𝕃𝕀ℕ𝔾  𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕋𝔼𝔽𝕌𝕃 that things are slowly but surely getting… Make Blog, Canada Day, 4 Months, Exhausted, My Eyes, Grateful, Tired, Something To Do, Real Life

Content Canada Day

I almost didn’t post these photos because of how exhausted I look, but it’s pretty reflective of real life so I went ahead with it anyways... It’s #CanadaDay 🇨🇦 . Unlike the past 4 months, we actually went out and did something other than grocery shopping! Even though it was just to the zoo, I originally wanted to glam up (as it’s been a long time), but I was too tired (as shown by the bags under my eyes). Still 𝔽𝔼𝔼𝕃𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕋𝔼𝔽𝕌𝕃 that things are slowly but surely getting…

Click through for a personal story about #race and #ignorance⠀ ⠀ #SpoilerAlert: it doesn’t involve law enforcement (I know, shocking, as if there could be stories about racism that don’t involve police 😮).  #KeepTheConversationGoing #CantStopWontStop #TiredofRacismTalk? #ImTiredofIgnorance #ignoranceisnotbliss #blacklivesSTILLmatter #blackstorieshavepower #BlackPeopleTravel #LEARNandUNLEARN Im Tired, Make Blog, Black People, Law Enforcement, Police, Racing, Travel, I'm Tired, Running

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧'𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭...⠀

Click through for a personal story about #race and #ignorance⠀ ⠀ #SpoilerAlert: it doesn’t involve law enforcement (I know, shocking, as if there could be stories about racism that don’t involve police 😮). #KeepTheConversationGoing #CantStopWontStop #TiredofRacismTalk? #ImTiredofIgnorance #ignoranceisnotbliss #blacklivesSTILLmatter #blackstorieshavepower #BlackPeopleTravel #LEARNandUNLEARN

We’ll admit it, like many of you we were so used to planning outings, taking vacations, and spending quality time with family and friends that we had never explored what our relationship looked like when we were confined to just what we have in our small apartment - until now that is.  As we navigate this #NewNormal we figured we would share the experience with you as a way to say “you are not alone” and hopefully also as a way to connect/get #advice from others going through the same thing. Make Blog, Small Apartments, Quality Time, When Us, Vacations, Going Out, Connect, This Is Us, To Go

Remember when we used to go out?

We’ll admit it, like many of you we were so used to planning outings, taking vacations, and spending quality time with family and friends that we had never explored what our relationship looked like when we were confined to just what we have in our small apartment - until now that is. As we navigate this #NewNormal we figured we would share the experience with you as a way to say “you are not alone” and hopefully also as a way to connect/get #advice from others going through the same thing.

When you cast the anger and heartbreak unto God it allows you to transform that pent up energy into fuel for 𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 & 𝐄𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 change:⠀ You have a 𝐕𝐎𝐈𝐂𝐄 - don’t stay silent⠀ You have a 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃 - spread wisdom⠀ You have your 𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 - become aware of aspects of privilege and non-privilege in your life and speak from that place for change⠀ You have 𝐆𝐎𝐃 - let Him carry the weight and darkness so that you may be a light in this world  #blacklivesmatter Dessert Recipes, Keto Recipes, Easy Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Delicious Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Vegan Vegetarian
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The Time Is Now For All To Rise

When you cast the anger and heartbreak unto God it allows you to transform that pent up energy into fuel for 𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 & 𝐄𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 change:⠀ You have a 𝐕𝐎𝐈𝐂𝐄 - don’t stay silent⠀ You have a 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃 - spread wisdom⠀ You have your 𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 - become aware of aspects of privilege and non-privilege in your life and speak from that place for change⠀ You have 𝐆𝐎𝐃 - let Him carry the weight and darkness so that you may be a light in this world #blacklivesmatter

We stopped and kissed for six-seconds, creating a moment to signify “work”ending and “downtime” beginning - a moment of appreciation for the other person. We came to appreciate having this moment, as a way to say “thank you for the work you’ve done today to provide for our family. I see you and I appreciate you.”   Research shows that kissing can help reduce stress and boost feelings of happiness and trust/security - which are things we all need right now <3 :)  #TGIF #SpouseAppreciation I Appreciate You, Make Blog, Reduce Stress, Tgif, Kissing, You And I, Appreciation, Trust, Happiness

Six-Second Kiss

We stopped and kissed for six-seconds, creating a moment to signify “work”ending and “downtime” beginning - a moment of appreciation for the other person. We came to appreciate having this moment, as a way to say “thank you for the work you’ve done today to provide for our family. I see you and I appreciate you.” Research shows that kissing can help reduce stress and boost feelings of happiness and trust/security - which are things we all need right now <3 :) #TGIF #SpouseAppreciation

Peter always says love is a verb, not a noun (which is a saying I’m pretty sure he stole from his uncle…). To sum it up, it’s not just a feeling, it’s all about your actions; you have to put time and effort, sweat, blood and sometimes tears into it. #Love is really what you make it. This is the motto we’ve tried to follow from the beginning of our relationship, but of course that was before we were forced into isolation for an indefinite amount of time (for our safety of course #stayhome) Love Is A Verb, Sum Up, Make Blog, Our Love, Motto, Effort, Blood, Safety, Relationship

#Love is a verb, not a noun

Peter always says love is a verb, not a noun (which is a saying I’m pretty sure he stole from his uncle…). To sum it up, it’s not just a feeling, it’s all about your actions; you have to put time and effort, sweat, blood and sometimes tears into it. #Love is really what you make it. This is the motto we’ve tried to follow from the beginning of our relationship, but of course that was before we were forced into isolation for an indefinite amount of time (for our safety of course #stayhome)

Our current read - "Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex" by Pastor Michael Todd (Transformation Church) Transformation Church, Make Blog, Relationship Goals, Marriage, Dating, Fictional Characters, Pastor, Valentines Day Weddings, Quotes

#RelationshipGoals

Our current read - "Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex" by Pastor Michael Todd (Transformation Church)

When asked how we’re doing, we tend to respond using the lyrics of one of our favs, Khadijah Lopez, “We Coping." Some days we feel energized and productive, other days we feel out of sorts and overwhelmed to the point where we don’t even want to leave bed.   This #QuarantineLife is something that is new for most, so just try to remember that it’s okay to “take a minute” to breathe. Don’t pressure yourself to figure out everything at once, just take things day by day and be kind to yourself. Make Blog, Try To Remember, Be Kind To Yourself, When Us, Our Love, Sorting, Lyrics, Take That, Feelings

#WeCoping

When asked how we’re doing, we tend to respond using the lyrics of one of our favs, Khadijah Lopez, “We Coping." Some days we feel energized and productive, other days we feel out of sorts and overwhelmed to the point where we don’t even want to leave bed. This #QuarantineLife is something that is new for most, so just try to remember that it’s okay to “take a minute” to breathe. Don’t pressure yourself to figure out everything at once, just take things day by day and be kind to yourself.

As we navigate this new normal of #QuarantineLife, we know there will be ups and downs. The goal isn’t to be happy all the time; it’s to keep our foundation strong and our relationships healthy and alive.  Even at a distance, we are all in this together and God will see us through. So feel free to follow along as we figure out this new chapter see #Together 💜 Make Blog, Ups And Downs, New Chapter, Healthy Relationships, Distance, Goal, This Is Us, Foundation, Strong

As we navigate this new normal of #QuarantineLife, we know there will be ups and downs. The goal isn’t to be happy all the time; it’s to keep our foundation strong and our relationships healthy and alive. Even at a distance, we are all in this together and God will see us through. So feel free to follow along as we figure out this new chapter see #Together 💜