Friday, December 16, 2011

Night of Miracles: Guest Post


Hello everyone! Happy Friday!

I am guest posting today over at A Diamond in the Stuff

Head on over and check out our latest holiday date!


Happy Dating!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Caroling

'Tis the season to go caroling!
Caroling is such a great group date! And it's free! Oh yeah!



We had a lot of fun doing this together. It's great for kids too. All of us bundled up and strolled down the streets of town singing merrily. 


It's finals week for us, so not all of the couples could make it. Oh well, life happens right?


I love the look of surprise and happiness on peoples faces when they open their doors. It makes me feel all warm and squishy inside. 


This is what Christmas time is all about right? Giving to others, even if it's not a tangible gift. 


One sweet lady even gave us candy canes!


Why don't you go caroling too! There are other options besides walking down the street. Retirement homes and senior centers love for volunteers to come and sing. Sing in church or just sing at home! Get creative!


Welcome Christmas, bring your light...and lots of dates!

Happy dating!


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Parade


I think it's safe to say that just about every city had their own Christmas parade. Hubby and I decided to make a date out of our local one. And you should too!

We wanted to bring Sweet B along so she could experience a parade for the first time. This is a great family activity.


Even though its just a parade, I love seeing the community come together like this. 


I think it's part of the Christmas spirit. Togetherness and unity.


There were a lot of fun floats and misc. vehicles. 


Sweet B loved it! She didn't even seem to mind how freezing it was!


The holidays are full of excuses to go on dates. Use as many as you can! You can't have too many in my opinion. 


Oh! And this was free! Something I love to hear especially around Christmas. 


After the parade, we headed home; glad to be getting out of the cold and for a good time. 


What are some holiday dates you go on?

Happy Dating!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

LSAT Series: Pencil Messages

He's off!

The LSAT is TODAY! Hubby is taking his test as I write. 

I had no idea how strict the rules are concerning this thing. Test takers are only allowed to take a few things into the testing center and they must be in a zip lock bag. That means no notes from wives.

Lame.

However, I got creative and found a way to leave some words of encouragement anyway.


Say hello to my pencil messages! Clever right? I thought so.

I grabbed some of Hubby's trusty No. 2 pencils and wrote some good luck messages. 


Then I put them in his zip lock bag, all ready for the test. I may have to do this again. It was fun!

Good Luck Hubby! Just a few more hours and he is done!



Phew!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LSAT Series: Christmas Ornaments

Greetings from the most stressful week of my husbands life. 
The poor guy has so much on his plate. That's why I am doing all that I can to help him out in anyway. 

Including crafting for him. Seriously. 

In my family, we draw names for Christmas gifts and this year we are all exchanging ornaments. The point is to have them sent before Christmas though. But with Hubby's hectic schedule, it was just another task on a long to-do list for him. 

So, I generously decided to take over for him. 
OK, so this may be for me just as much as it is for him. But hey, I'm still being helpful right?

Since our budget as college students is non-existent very small, I was in the market for a low cost or free ornament. 

And I found it!


What do you think? Too cute right?

I found the idea on Turtles and Tails. Barb's pinecones look fantastic so I decided to give it a go. 

I didn't have all the exact materials, so I just used what I had on hand at home. The bases for mine are old tennis balls. 




Then, I just followed her step-by-step directions and had super cute pinecone map ornaments!

I printed out maps from Google of each persons favorite place or birth city. 


So easy, fun, and free!

I'm so glad I was able to "help" Hubby by taking this load off his shoulders. 

Keep going Hubby! Almost there!



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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LAST Series: Just Because

How do you and your spouse show appreciation for each other? Every once in awhile I like to do something like this for Hubby.




And I think he likes it...




We had some leftover candy from Halloween. Mostly Dum-Dums, which I am not a fan of. 




Hubby loves them on the other hand so I decided to leave little surprises for him in his coat pockets.




Who doesn't love finding an unexpected treat in their pocket?




Give it a try! Do something sweet for your spouse "Just Because"!!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

LSAT series: Post-it Notes

I wasn't kidding when I said that Hubby has been studying like a mad man. Most of the day he looks like this. Glued to his books or computer.  Poor guy.


I decided to use the power of suggestion and put little notes all around the house. I did the same thing to help me loose weight for our wedding. I swear it works!

Hubby's goal is to get a 180 on the test. A perfect score. So I put 180's on things like the calendar and his bathroom mirror. 
                                       


Also the front door and in his closet. 




And to be absolutely certain he sees them, I put one in a spot he definitely won't miss. 




Good luck on the LAST Hubby! Get that 180!


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Star Gazing

Hubby is applying to Law School soon which means he will be taking the LAST next week!

Yikes! 

That also means he has been studying like a mad man and doesn't have a lot of time to spare for date night. 

No problem! Instead of going somewhere, go star gazing on your porch!





In between study sessions we were able to go out and spend some time looking at the night sky together.




I put tea-lights all around our porch and in our flower boxes. 




 Viola! Instant romance!




We waited until Sweet B had gone to bed so it was just us. 




 It was plenty cold too. Perfect excuse to cuddle while gazing. Hubby was thankful for the opportunity to take a break from studying. And me too!

Make sure to stop by next week. I have lots of little surprises cooked up for Hubby as he prepares for the LAST on Saturday!

Good Luck Mein Schatz!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pie Party

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a Pie Party?

This was a great group date!



Each couple brought a different pie or cheesecake and then we ate them! Simple as that. 


Hubby was too cute and made me a little message with leftover pie crust dough. 




This date is family friendly and could work with any number of people. 




I think we may have to do this every year from now on. The kids had a blast too!




Such a simple and easy group date. Enjoying each others company AND some scrumptious pies. 
Yes Please!




How do you kick off the holiday season? 


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