Category Archives: Fun Dates

Great Valentine’s Idea for Less than $12

You know I love Valentine’s Day. You know I love to surprise my husband. You know I love creative date ideas. I happened upon this blog at the recommendation of a friend, and I can’t tell you how much I love … Continue reading

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Romantic Jenga

Our daughter and son-in-love made us a very creative gift for our birthdays this year. They made us a life-sized Jenga game to keep at our cabin, and it is an absolute blast to play, albeit dangerous if you happen … Continue reading

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It’s About TIME!

You’re most likely familiar with Jim Croce’s #1 single from the 70’s, Time In A Bottle. If you’re not, you need to be! It’s one of those songs that communicates the value of lasting love. This man shares his desire … Continue reading

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Laughing Place Challenge

One of my favorite Disney movies is Song Of The South about the tales of Uncle Remus and his crafty friend, Brer Rabbit. He is always outsmarting Brer Fox and Brer Bear, and I love the scene when Brer Fox had … Continue reading

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Romantic Friday – Apple Of My Pie

Did you know that tomorrow is a holiday? It’s National Pie Day, the day when we celebrate this all-American creation. What’s your favorite pie? What’s your spouse’s favorite? Pies have always been a special part of our family’s traditions. When … Continue reading

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Intentional Tourist – Finding Romance In Your Own Backyard

Tourist. Most of us have been one from time to time. The definition of a tourist is: a person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure. Have you ever considered becoming a tourist in your own city? Looking … Continue reading

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A Fall Bucket List For Two – Engaged Marriage

Engaged Marriage – Dustin has been hosting this marriage blog for years, and he has quite the tools to help your marriage grow stronger. I am grateful for the opportunity he’s given me to be a regular guest blogger on … Continue reading

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Romantic Tailgating Date Idea – Oh Yeah!

If you love sports, you are most certainly aware of the tradition of tailgating. But many may have never had the chance to actually experience this in the parking lot on game/race day. So, we thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Creative Dates Inspired By Song of Solomon – Part 3

Date #5 – Tour A Garden The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Lasagna Day

If you’re Italian you don’t need a day like this on the calendar. But if you aren’t–this is the perfect time to celebrate a classic dish. Today is  …and several restaurants in the Orlando area are offering the dish at … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 13 – Get Lucky Date Night

Everyone knows the number 13 is thought to be bad luck. Hotels skip  numbering a floor with it which has never made sense to me. Just because you choose to go from floor #12 to floor #14 doesn’t mean the … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 12 – Cinco de Mayo es Romantico

Here’s our GYRO Date night idea reposted from May, 5, 2010.  We’re a couple days late – sorry. Hopefully you can still make time to celebrate this Mexican National holiday! Ole! Since today is Cinco de Mayo – the Mexican … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 11 – Drive-In Movie Night

I know we don’t normally encourage a movie night for a date, even at home, but this one is different. The idea is to pick a really bad, B-rated movie. Believe me, they’re out there. I found one site that … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 7 – Blind Spouse Bluff

With April Fool’s Day on Monday, we thought it would be fun to have a date with a bit of “foolery” involved. Here’s how to plan a Blind Spouse Bluff Date: First – Gather a good blind fold or large … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 5 – Interlocking Pieces Date Night

Of course we could have called it a Jigsaw Puzzle Date Night, but that doesn’t sound nearly as much fun, now does it? 🙂 Here’s the idea: Purchase a puzzle the size you could complete in one evening. This is … Continue reading

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4 Myths Of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 4

Myth #4 – I’m not creative! Oh how many times we’ve heard this one. The best part of planning a themed date is it makes it easier for those who are not so creative. Having the parameters of a theme … Continue reading

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4 Myths Of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 3

First of all we want to share that The Romantic Vineyard was voted a Top 12 Marriage Blog for 2012 on a Twitter contest sponsored by Square 1 Ministries. We don’t take such honors lightly, but recognize God is at work … Continue reading

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4 Myths of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 2

Myth #2 – Themed at-home dates are expensive. This couldn’t be further from the truth! It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to pull off a great themed date night. Especially if you plan your date around one … Continue reading

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4 Myths Of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 1

With the GYRO Challenge in full swing, we had an interesting conversation with our grown kids about planning themed date nights at home. Both of our married daughters said their husbands would roll their eyes at the thought of such … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 1 – Game Night

Welcome to week one of our Get Your Romance On Challenge. We have several signed up for the entire 14 week date night challenge. However, we invite you to try one or more even if you’re not up to doing … Continue reading

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