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Flashback Friday: March 2010

Flashback Friday featuring a bowling date night idea with a twist!

March is the perfect month for making memories.  It's that month where it's not quite warm enough to go play outside, and you are looking forward to the warm summer weather.  The perfect solution to this crisis??  ... go on a STAY-cation! Or renew those New Year's resolutions (again) together.  Planning fun green activities and getting stoked for basketball are just a few "musts" this month to add to your list.   Last year we had LOADS of great date ideas for...

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A “Hearty” Night in a Snap!

A "Hearty" Night in a Snap, a fun Valentine's Day Date idea!

A Hearty Valentine's Night in a Snap!
Are there any of you that are "last-minuters" (I know, not a real word) like me? Well, if you are then this is the PERFECT Valentine's date for you!  I really wanted to do something special, fun, and most importantly, FAST for those of you who might not have planned anything for Valentine's Day.  Even if you did, this will be fun to do later in the week, or add to your special night!
Ok, just to start, I want you all to know...

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Candy Heart Message

Create a Candy Heart Message for your Valentine!

What is better than a romantic love note made out of candy hearts? This year lets be creative and show our spouses how much we really love them.
First you will need to go to the store and pick out a few of your sweetie's favorite things. Make sure you remember candy hearts. I used the large ones and they are only $1.

Then you can come home and make your candy card. Start by going through all of the candy hearts picking out the ones that you could use to...

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How To Get Your Hubby “On Board”

How you can get your hubby on board with date night

Making Date Night Happen...
This is one question that we get a LOT! "How do you make date night happen when your spouse isn't totally on board?' For a LOT of couples, date nights were a lot easier and more romantic before marriage. But for some reason, after marriage they seem to take a back seat. There are a lot of reasons why that happens (jobs, kids, finances, and... well, just real life.) But the real question is- how do you make it better? How do you make your...

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Red Hot LOVE

Our Love is Red Hot. A Valentine's Day gift@

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner?
Today we have THREE quick and easy ideas that your spouse will love!
Something Free....

I thought I would make the day of my spouse by sneaking into his car before he left for work.  Once I was in his car, I cued one of our favorite Collective Soul CD's to a specific love song and lyric.  Then, when my husband started his car he was greeted with quite the love song!  My husband said the lyrics,...

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Choose Your Valentine Destiny

Choose Your Valentine Destiny date night idea

Woot! Woot! What else can I say but, "Ooh-my-sweet-sweet-timing!"  One of our sassy readers {Sarah!} who is in touch with her inner cupid side was sweet enough to share this darling idea that will strike the bullseye for your next Valentine's date this week! Whether making this date a one on one or grabbin your best couple friends...
{announcer's voice...}
Let's Play "Choose Your Valentine Destiny!"
Cupid's easy "prep": Print off some simple signs or pictures...

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“Tied” to You!

Tied to You! A Thai themed date night idea.

Start your Valentine's Date off-right with this note on the door.

My husband and I trade off planning Valentine's and our Anniversary every year. It helps to keep the stress and creativeness to only ONE love-y holiday per year. This year, I was in charge and I wanted to create a "Tied to You" theme since I'm lucky to have tied the knot to my wonderful husband.

After reading the note, he opened the door to this:

It is difficult to capture a picture of thin...

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Valentine Card

Valentine's Day card tutorial

Looking for a Valentine's Day card for your man? This card will show him how smokin' and sizzlin' you think he is!
Start by picking up some paint chips at your local hardware or paint store. They are FREE and the best part is they have fun names! I found ones that said 'Hot to Trot', 'Burning Love', 'Sultry', 'Fire & Ice', and more!

I had a card like this a while ago and thought it would be the perfect Valentine's Card for my husband. You just glue your...

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Daddy Daughter Date

Daddy Daughter date Valentine's Day idea

This is the month of L.O.V.E!! What better way to show the love than by dating!! Sure, we always think about taking that special someone out on a date for Valentines Day.....but for this post, I have a few special "someones" in mind.

Can I just tell you that I love my neighborhood! It is soo full of energy and life. Especially since there are many kids the same age of my own which means my older girls always have a friend close by to have a play date with. It's...

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