November 28, 2011

My Choice, Your Choice!

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I sure do enjoy a night out on the town, but I also enjoy being at home! I decided my husband and I were in need of a date night at home that was simple, relaxing and electronic free!  We are both, let’s say rather addicted to our smart phones and have a tendency to be on them….A LOT!

I told my husband in the morning that once the kids were in bed, we were going to turn everything off and just be together.   I also told him we would each choose one treat and a game to play.

Choice #1: A Treat

I am currently obsessed with seven layer bars (Which hello…are so easy to make… I can’t believe I haven’t been making these weekly! ). If you want an easy recipe, check this one out here!

My husband is a big fan of hot chocolate, so that was his pick.  We love adding candy canes to make our hot chocolate to make it even sweeter!

Micah Folsom Photography

Choice #2: A Game

So with treats in hand, my husband was the first to go. He picked a board game.   However, we had to play it in candle light. First of all, it was SO nice to not have the distractions of our phones/computer. We just focused on the game at hand and of course each other.  There is something to be said about playing a game in candle light.

Micah Folsom Photography

After we enjoyed a game, (which he won by the way), it was my turn!

A year ago, I did a post called Hot Topics at Dinner. This was a fun family idea for dinner time. Each family member picked a “Hot Topic” and answered the question. Well, I thought why not create something like this, but for a relationship.  So, earlier in the day, I quickly made a jar and printed off a six page list full of all sorts of questions!

You can make your own jar in five minutes!

What You Need:

1. A jar

2. Print, “Let’s Talk” Question List here!

Optional: You can “spice” it up a little with some ribbon & scrapbooking paper to make it look a little more festive.

We had a great time taking turns and answering questions about ourselves.  Sometimes we would guess what each other would say and sometimes we would let it be a surprise.  I’ve known my husband for sixteen years and thought I knew everything about him.  However, this question list covers A LOT of information!  So….needless to say, I learned several new things!

Well, there it is…a quick and quiet night with your spouse at home.

I hope you enjoy the “Let’s Talk” question list as much as we did.

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22 Responses to “My Choice, Your Choice!”

  1. Tara says:

    LOVE this! Can’t wait to do this!

  2. Marah Steele says:

    I am unable to click on the link to download the questions. Suggestions? Or are others having problems as well! Love the idea and want to do it really soon!

  3. This is cool, thanks! And congrats on the nomination for the top-marriage-blogs contest.

  4. makana says:

    Just the kind of thing I am looking for tonight!
    I was able to download everything perfectly.

  5. Tara Tara says:

    Cute idea, Corie! :) YUMMY treat, BTW!

  6. Marah says:

    Worked for me this time and I didn’t change anything, so who knows? :) Thanks so much for this site! Within the past 3 weeks I have really started to grasp how much marriage requires being “intentional’. I have been doing my part and things are more AWESOME than ever in my marriage! Keep up the good work!

  7. I love this idea. I am such a fan of all your little dates. This christmas I really want to show my husband how much he means to me. I’ve been thinking about doing a 12 days of christmas for him. Do you have any ideas? I thought maybe the 12 days could add up to an ultimate date basket or each day has a full date idea… I’m not sure. Can you help?

  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    Turned out so cute! We love ours… Thanks Corie!

  9. Heather says:

    What a fun idea – and fits in my budget too!

  10. Lannah says:

    We did this. I intended it to be a one on one date with my husband once the kids went to bed. But the kids ended up answering the questions together with us. What fun!
    Thanks!

  11. Megan says:

    LOVE this idea!!! Love!

  12. Susan Hill says:

    Love the idea of the ‘talk’ jar. We’ve been married 13 years and I’m still learning stuff. But that’s okay because it just keeps it exciting and fresh! Thanks!

  13. Susan Hill says:

    I thought I would add an idea me and my husband started doing. A date lunch. Since he works close to home, when he goes to lunch, he simply comes home to eat. And since the kids are at school, we don’t have to pay for a babysitter. We eat lunch, talk uninterrupted {holla}, and/or watch our favorite shows we’ve recorded. It keeps the expense down yet gives us quality time. It’s free, uninterrupted, and super fun!

  14. Karla says:

    Hey there – Great Idea!!! I made 2 copies of the questions, so we would each answer every question!! I learned alot about my man!!! Great for newer AND longer relationships!

    Karla

  15. Laura says:

    LOOOVE!!! Thank you sooo much for this idea! This game & date night will be the perfect way to reconnect with my hubby when he gets home from deployment! I’m now hooked on your blog!! <3

  16. Sharlene says:

    Did the “Let’s Talk” jar with my hubby last night after the kids went to bed. Our twist was that we would massage the “responder” for as long as the answer was. This helped keep us motivated to keep talking! It was great- shoulders, hands, feet and more. It was a GREAT evening- just us and the coconut oil.

  17. Muna Kurt says:

    I was unable to download these printables!!!! Need them :(
    P.S: LOVE your website. Helps tremendously xxx

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey there! I just tested the link out & was able to download the printable. I am guessing the issue might be on your end? Do you have something that blocks downloads from the Internet? Maybe try disabling that. Good luck! XO

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