Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Romance Spotlight: Amanda

Hello everyone and welcome to my ROMANCE SPOTLIGHT! Amanda from The small-time Adventures is here to share an awesome date that she and her hubby had at home! I hope you take a minute to read all about it and be sure to stop by her blog and say hi!
Take it away Amanda!

 Hello "Friday Night Date Night"-ers! I found Mackenzie's blog a short time ago & loved it! It's so fun & fits so well with my life & what my husband & I try to do - date & keep falling in love without breaking the bank. ;)

One of our own favorite dates started like this - our honeymoon was not very long, but very eventful. We were supposed to spend a couple of days alone in a family member's cabin before having to U-haul it up to San Francisco, but a snowstorm closed down the road right before we got there. Blocking both the road in AND out of a small nearby town, we ended up holed up inside a Best Western Motel which had a mysterious wet spot on the carpet which never dried or shrank in size. We still managed to have a great time though, because hey, being snowed-in on your honeymoon is pretty romantic... even if their is a large spot on the floor you have to avoid. ;)  We did, however, decide we could take a slightly longer & more thrilling honeymoon during my husband's spring break in March.  Knowing we couldn't go somewhere extravagant we thought that hiking & staying around Yosemite would be wonderful.

Beautiful, isn't it?
But by the time March came around, with no car & a small budget we decided to nix Yosemite.

Welcome: Apartment.
view from our front door is another plain apartment, but if you look to the left - ALMOST like Yosemite?
We switched off planning dates that week to make up for it, & on my turn I decided we would go camping as much as possible. So I told Derek to wait in our room & I'd pick him up, while I made dinner, packed our backpack full of the essentials, grabbed all the sheets and pillowcases we owned put on my hat and told him we were going camping.

We used part of our laundry line for the top of our tent, and used chairs and such for the frame. We were pretty excited with how it turned out. :)

That's my husband sitting inside the doorway.
 After that was done I brought out our meal trying to make it look "campy." The dark jar is full of homemade salad dressing if you're puzzled. ;)

 Our fire
Our dessert-ish snack. Derek LOVES Ritz crackers, so I "splurged" on some to wrap up the night. He was so into them he missed the picture. ;)

After placing all our blankets down for padding (hard floor) we played games and spent the night in our makeshift tent palace. It was awesome. Take that Yosemite. ;) 

Thanks so much Amanda! Loved it!
Hope you stop by next week for another ROMANCE SPOTLIGHT!


  1. Awww...so cute, creative and fun! I love that you picked him up with a backpack and hat on and didnt even leave the apartment. Love!

  2. Now, THAT'S a sheet-tent! Very impressive, and SOOO sweet.


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