Monday, January 09, 2012

A Year of “going out” by Staying in!

A few ideas on Pinterest led me to make Matt a little homemade Christmas gift. Due to our CRAZY schedules, I thought I needed to do something to make “date nights” I priority. But, getting a sitter AND spending money on a fun night out gets SUPER expensive, SUPER fast. So, take a look at what I made…mid December 2011 048
mid December 2011 044Each page has a sealed envelope that has a fun “date” for us. It includes things like…

January
: Movie Night (with candy and popcorn)
February: Wine & Cheese Tasting
March: Game Night
April: “One of the Guys” Night (video games, pizza & wings)
May: Make a Yummy Dessert Together
June: Picnic in the backyard
July: VIP Lounge
August: Ice Cream Sundaes in the Kiddie Pool
September: Jammies, Snacks and Shows in bed
October: Pumpkin Carving/Painting while sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes
November: Go through my Project Life and talk about the blessings of our year
December: Drink Peppermint Mochas while we make Peanut Butter Balls and listen to our favorite Christmas music

Most of the things are practically free and are fun things we can do once the boys go to bed. I can’t wait to “go out” with my hubby!!! And, it’s not too late to make your own. It would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Happy Dating! mid December 2011 046mid December 2011 047

22 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh, my goodness this is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

The Buchanan Family said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Janet McCarron said...

Could you possibly give some more of the dates that you set up??? I would love to do this but I'm having a hard time coming up with 12 different things!! Thanks

The Masons said...

Such a fun idea! I would also love your list of 12 things since I'm not as creative as you :) Thanks!

The Rowe Crew said...

So fun!! I love your "in" ideas! I did this same thing for Scott for Christmas (thanks pinterest!) but just did half in & half out....we did the first one last Friday ;). Y'all enjoy it!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I love this idea! It will be a perfect gift for Valentine's Day!

Christa said...

What a cute idea! I just love your blog! You are so creative! :)

Carrie Rogers said...
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Carrie Rogers said...

Brit - love it! Thanks for opening up your life (and ideas) to share!! I think I'll try this for Valentine's Day - minus all the "shmoopy" stuff. You know I can't handle anything to mushy ;)
Hugs!

ThePoeFam said...

Ok, I added a few of the details for those of you that requested it! :) Honestly, I forgot how I worded each because they're sealed in Matt's book...but, this is the basic idea! Hope it helps!!! So glad y'all like it!

Jenny said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Taylor Wise said...

Such a great idea!

Angie said...

What a great idea!

dran said...

That could not possibly be any cuter. Love!

Jennifer said...

Did you just use a scrapbook or was it something you made?

Kalliemack said...

thank you for sharing we are expecting our second little one and I think this will be a perfect vday gift

Valentine Clan Too said...

Such a cute idea! I found you on Pinterest and was wondering...what is "VIP Lounge" and "Project Life"?

Alli said...

Love this idea! Definitely going to have to get to working on one for the hubs for V day!

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ThePoeFam said...

Hi there...not sure what VIP lounge is going to look like....maybe candles, jazz music, chocolates?! ....and, project life is an amazing scrap booking system by Becky Higgins. This is my first year to do it and I live it. You can buy it on amazon...or google it to see lots of ideas!!! :)

ThePoeFam said...

Hi. I just used a little paper scrapbook I found at hobby lobby!

Lindsey said...

so fun! I love this idea. My friend sent me your link. I am thinking about getting my husband to plan 6 and I plan the other 6!

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Thanks for the fun ideas! I am working on making a list of date night ideas for me and my boyfriend.

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog