Category Archives: Date Night Ideas

Vintage Post – Rainy Date Ideas

Since we are having so much rain on the east coast this summer, I figured it’s a good time to inspire some creative date nights. The following was originally posted on May 28, 2009. The rainy season is upon us, … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Lovin’ Summer Dates

“Summer lovin’ had me a blast Summer lovin’ went by so fast.” These are paraphrased lyrics from a popular song in the musical, Grease. And it’s the inspiration for today’s Friday Favorites. The lazy days of Summer go by fast, … Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsay, Pebble Beach and Songland

We recently had a spontaneous date night. We picked a table where one TV was facing us. Low and behold the PGA tournament in Pebble Beach, CA was showing. We were thrilled. We opted out of paying for cable television … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Florida, The Sunshine State

I am a native Floridian and I love it here. Even with all the changes in traffic, population, congestion, and humidity, Florida is home. Tom and I have the privilege of traveling quite a bit. With him officially retired we … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – The Games People Play

Welcome to our weekly favorites post. I began this during the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and it was so much fun I’ve decided to make it a regular Friday post. Today I’m highlighting five fun games to play as a couple. … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – “O” Date Night Ideas

“O” Activities: Opera – if you’re a fan, why not plan a night out at a local theater.  We love Phantom of the Opera, and if you click the link…you’re in for a treat.  (Be sure to turn up your sound!) … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – At Home Meal and Movie Dates

Today for our five favorites we want to provide a fun way to enjoy a meal and a movie at home. The idea is to take a movie you want to watch and prepare a meal around something from the … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – The Origin Of Your Spouse Date Night

We all have one. It defines us from the moment we take our first breath, and it stays with us until we breathe our last. Yes, we all have a hometown. I was born in Orlando, and I still live … Continue reading

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Do You Know Alfred Mosher Butts?

I didn’t until now. But you most certainly know what he created 71 years ago. My favorite board game of all time–Scrabble. That’s right, Mr. Butts was an out-of-work architect who decided to combine his love of crossword puzzles with … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – 8 Cheap Dates On A Tight Budget

There was a time in my life when I would have taken offense at being called a “cheap date.” But once you’re married with small children, teenagers or without a job, a cheap date is a grateful option and becomes … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “Z”

You read that title right. Our daughter got married in January 2018. She was the last one to leave the nest, so we knew this would be an adjustment for us. Instead of giving in to the sadness of the … Continue reading

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Monday Tradition

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in February. And for most of those years we have kept a tradition–a favorite tradition. Every Monday is our weekly date night. You may ask, “Why Monday?” We had a very practical reason. Monday was … Continue reading

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Vintage Posts – Savoring The Old

With ten years of posts written and published, from time to time we enjoy sharing some of our favorites with you. We call these “Vintage Posts”, because like a vintage wine they are worth savoring and enjoying. They may even … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “Y”

I know it’s 2019, but life got really busy around the holidays and we had to put our last two letters on hold. That’s the thing with challenges, you can pick up where you left off. The important thing is … Continue reading

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Spring Has Arrived – Plan To Enjoy It Together

Today is the first official day of Spring! Yay! I love this time of year. In Florida we can still enjoy the outdoors before the suffocating heat of Summer arrives. I want to pass on some great date ideas to … Continue reading

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Doing This One Thing Helps Anniversaries Become A Lasting Memory

40 years! Today marks our 40th wedding anniversary. I started a tradition I didn’t know was a tradition until I had been doing it regularly each anniversary. It’s one of those things that has become precious to us as the … Continue reading

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6 Last Minute Valentines Ideas To The Rescue

There are couples who go all out for Valentines Day because they enjoy it. Whether you spend a ridiculous amount of money to dine out with the crowds (hardly romantic in my humble opinion), or maybe you buy stereotypical gifts … Continue reading

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A Dozen Valentine Ideas 4 U

Valentine’s Day. Many people roll their eyes just thinking of it. You may think it hokey. You may think it a gimmick instigated by the card and chocolate industries to get you to part with your money. But what if … Continue reading

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Date Night Challenge 2018 – The Letter “W”

What a better way to celebrate this date than WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND. Being at our cabin this was easier for us than when we’re in Orlando. Tom took me to Sugar Mountain Ski Resort to watch the skiers … Continue reading

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Date Night Challenge 2018 – The Letter “X” – Xtra Special Advent Calendar

I love it when November has an extra week after Thanksgiving. It makes it easier to transition from one big holiday to the next. If you’re like us, it’s easy for our marriage to take a back seat to all … Continue reading

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