Category Archives: D.R.A.B.

2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “L”

Our date began with a delicious LOBSTER dinner that Tom grilled for us. I normally prefer crab legs to lobster, but this 1.5 lb. lobster tail was cooked to perfection. Next, we set up our LIVING room for a night … Continue reading

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Ten 30-Minute Dates To Help You Connect And Unwind

Life is busy, and it’s hard to find the time to connect together much-less unwind. This is why we’ve come up with ten ideas for you to try when you have 30 minutes to spare. Rules for 30-Minute Dates No … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 14 – Flashlight Tag Date

This is our last date idea in our Get Your Romance On series. We hope you’ve enjoyed realizing how fun it can be to stay home and date your spouse. No babysitter, no restaurant bills to pay, just the two … 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 10 – No Electricity Night

We are in North Carolina this week and had the opportunity to be on the Blue Ridge Parkway late one night. We stopped at an overlook point and turned off the car so we could gaze at the stars. It … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 4 – Passport Date

We love to travel, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to go away to a place of your dreams. That’s the idea behind this week’s theme. Pick a country you’ve always wanted to go to and plan a night around … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 2 – Coffee Shop

Welcome to week two 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 all … 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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Cheap Date Ideas

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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Pick-A-Year Date Night

Today I was in the grocery store when I paused to talk for awhile to an elderly man who has worked there for as long as I can remember. I mentioned to me his age, and I honestly had to … Continue reading

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The Origin Of A 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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The Romantic Gourmet Date Night Idea

I’ve always loved cooking, even before I knew how to cook. As a kid I remember watching a show called “The Galloping Gourmet.” His name was Graham Kerr and was from England. He made cooking look like fun – he must … Continue reading

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Casablanca Date Night

Here’s looking at you, kid! Give your spouse a Hershey kiss when they wake up and say, “You know a kiss isn’t just a kiss. Tonight I’ll show you what I mean.”  And leave it at that!  They’ll be wondering … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We are home!  I slept so sound last night I didn’t even dream.  For those of you who know me this is a big deal!  I dream every night and in full color.  Sometimes my dreams are so real that … Continue reading

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Rainbow’s End Date Night

We’ve all heard of it – the ‘pot o’ gold’ waiting to be claimed at the end of the rainbow.  Wouldn’t it be nice if it were possible to travel to such a place to find our heart’s desire?  With … Continue reading

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