Friday, October 21, 2011

Much Needed Date Night

Gavin has been super busy lately with work and school and studying.
Oh man, I hardly see him anymore.
But last night, we went on a much needed date night and it was a
 BLAST!
Have you ever heard of The Dating Diva's?
If you havent, go check them out because they are awesome.
Their website is FULL of fun and cheap ideas for date night.
Knowing we had a date coming up, I spent hours browsing through all their
date suggestions to find one for us to do that night.
It was difficult to choose just one.
I think its safe to say, we will be visiting that site often for new and fun ideas for dates,
gifts, recipes, articles on strengthening relationships.
They are AWESOME!

For our date, we decided to do the Bookstore Date


I gave him an invitation that can be downloaded here and I asked him to be my bookworm for the night.
Gav is not much of a reader, especially reading for FUN! Gasp!
BUT! That would change quickly.
We went to Barnes and Nobel and we found a cozy little spot and I whipped out the “Task Cards” provided on the website
The first task was to visit the COOKING section & chose a recipe that you would like to make for your spouse.

I choose a sweet recipe for Strawberry Bon Bons. Soooo Yummy.


Gav choose a pizza recipe that looks super delicious.

The next task was to visit the MAGAZINE section & find a quiz in a magazine that you and your spouse could do together.



It was super hard to find a quiz so we just read an article together. Trauma Rama is awesome.

The next task was to visit the CHILDREN’S section & find a book that was a favorite when you were a child or that holds a special memory for you…and read them to each other when you meet back up.

Gav wasnt too excited for this one because he couldnt remember what books he read, if any, growing up.
{Poor deprived child}
But he really liked the one I choose. :)





Next, we visited the TRAVEL section and fond a picture on a place we would like to visit someday.



I choose Italy of course.

Gav choose the Cayman Islands.
Ironically, he has always wanted to go there because of a BOOK he read!
{The Firm by  John Grisham}
Someday we will make it there... :)

It was so much fun and it was FREE!
Sometimes you get stuck in a rut of just watching movies as a couple
{not that movies are bad, we LOVE movies}
But sometimes you need some time to just talk and laugh together.
This was perfect!
We didnt even get through the tasks before it got late so we have ANOTHER date prepared.
So fun. I love him.
How did I get so luckily to be married so such a hunk of burnin love?
:)
Go check out The Dating Divia's now and tell me what you plan to do for your next date!


PS. Be sure to enter the giveaway!

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13 comments:

Gentri said...

So fun. :) I've seen a couple other bloggers do this. I need to do this.. One day. Haha!

Heiporo said...

How fun! Troy's favorite author is John Grisham. Our book shelves are lined with his novels.

Courtney B said...

I LOVE the Dating Diva's! What a fun night :)
You two are SO adorable!!

Elisabeth said...

I found that site when Ben and I were coming up with ideas for our date jar - LOVE that site and I remember being really excited about the bookstore one...its definitely on our list...glad you had so much fun!

_kArLy[*] said...

haha what a fun idea! :] i love this! There's these books called Post Secret that are at B&N and we could sit there for hours and read the different secrets people put in there! Good times! :]

Carlie said...

This is a cute idea! Looks like a fun date.

Autumn said...

I love book store dates...I will have to check out that site! That will be helpful- we have a hard time figuring stuff out sometimes (a lot haha).

Sarah Kate said...

This looks like so much fun!!!! I'm going to have to check out that website. We have seriously been lacking some alone time recently!

P.S. My dad just recently bought my daughter the same children's book you picked out. It is so sweet!!

Vivian said...

Never heard of the Dating Diva's. Thank you for the tip. It's great to get out of the ordinary and it sure looks you guys did.
p.s Italy is the perfect choice! Cayman Islands is on my wish list as well :)

Alexis Kaye said...

such an awesome idea! :) I need to do this!

Alyx said...

Came across your blog, and I love it! You guys are so cute, I'm definitely following.

I LOVE The Dating Divas. I have used a few of their date ideas, and they are always so fun.

Also, Italy is a must - one of my favorite places in the world! Cayman Islands is on my to-do list...

Siri Natalia said...

What a fun date night! :)

Connie said...

You guys are so cute! Love your scarf! (: