1st Week Recap

Day 6 is all about reenacting a favorite date. While we didn't reenact it, I shared my favorites. For the past 7 days we've done a Relationship Challenge. Today I thought it would be a good time to check in and see how it's going. I'd love to hear your thoughts on your favorite post so far!!

Challenge Details

Day 1 - Stare into each other's eyes for at least three minutes.
Day 2 - Go for a walk in an unexplored street in your neighborhood
Day 3 - Have a picnic for dinner. Bad Weather? Set up your blanket indoors!
Day 4 - Leave a special note in their lunch, purse or wallet that they find on the way to work.
Day 5 - Pick a small home improvement project, like updating your framed photos or reorganizing the bookshelf.
Day 6 - Reenact a favorite date night from your relationship.
Day 7 - Send a funny internet meme to make them laugh during the day.
Day 8 - Dance at home to your wedding song or favorite tune.
Day 9 - Go on a beer, wine or dessert tasting - or purchase new treats to enjoy at home.
Day 10 - Surprise each other with a simple gift like a bouquet of roses for her and a bottle of his favorite drink for him.
Day 11 - Hold hands while walking around town together or at home on the couch.
Day 12 - Send 10 compliments throughout the day.
Day 13 - Light candles at night while you're together to add instant romance around the house.
Day 14 - Catch a sunrise or sunset.
Day 15 - Do something for each other's health, like trying a new dish or workout.
Day 16 - Go on a lunch date during the week together.
Day 17 - Revisit memories in old photos from when you first started dating.
Day 18 - Play a favorite board game from your childhood.
Day 19 - Wander the local bookstore or library for new favorite reads.
Day 20 - Challenge each other in the kitchen by whipping up a meal with what you can find already in the pantry.
Day 21 - Discover a new podcast that you can listen together.
Day 22 - Kiss in the morning and at night.
Day 23 - Drive 30 minutes away from your home and explore a new side of town.
Day 24 - Make a list of your favorite traits of your partner, then share it with them.
Day 25 - Find a local non-profit at which to volunteer for the day.
Day 26 - Find an interesting documentary on Netflix that neither of you have seen.
Day 27 - Celebrate an accomplishment from the week - no matter how big or small.
Day 28 - Make a time capsule of your relationship to open at a later date.
Day 29 - Challenge each other with a new puzzle like crossword or Sudoku.
Day 30 - Go out - without your partner.


The Challenge started with staring into each other's eyes for 3 minutes! Which when talking turned out to be pretty easy!!

Day 2 I shared about a different type of walk Kevin and I are on.

Day 3 was a picnic, minimal words just each other. It was perfect, if not a little blurry.

Then it was love notes! I am a writer, Kevin is not. What I didn't share on that post was the card he got my for my birthday this past year!

You can't really see it, and I can't take a better picture because it's packed right now, but you get the jist. He doesn't write much but he does manage to find the best cards!

Home Improvement is my favorite thing to do and if we had, had our own place there would have been a lot of pictures instead, you got this.

Day 6 is all about reenacting a favorite date. While we didn't reenact it, I shared my favorites.

Today is day 7

Send a funny internet meme to make them laugh during the day.

We don't usually send each other funny memes. But I did find this one for his birthday!

compliments of a google search.

What do you think of the week so far? Do you have any favorites? Also favorite Instagram of the week!

On the blog today - reenacting old dates! Maybe me remember this photo shoot a friend did for us 9 years ago according to Google photos. Old glasses and yellow blonde hair! #mrandme #30dayrelationshipchallenge #relationship #ontheblog #blogging #newpost

A photo posted by Angela Tolsma (@clutterboxblog) on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:51pm PDT

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