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March 22, 2018

Not many people know this, but my husband and I basically grew up going to concerts together.  When I met him in high school, he was a guitarist in a local band, which was actively playing shows.  Add to those to all of the other concerts we were attending and it seemed like we were always watching a band somewhere.  There was one week I remember we went to three concerts!  In honor of the countless nights we spent at concerts, I bring you: Concert Date Night.

February 15, 2018

When my husband and I were dating, we didn’t have a whole lot of money.  We were teenagers both working part time jobs making minimum wage after all.  So most of our dates ran on the cheap end of things.  We spent many nights just walking around the park together.  Didn’t cost a dime.  So another favorite date of our was going to the bookstore.  The cost was gas and maybe some coffee if we were splurging!  Our favorite bookstore was Boarders.  Sadly, they are no more, but we found ways to incorporate reading dates into our life without our favorite bookstore.  In honor of our love of reading, here are some ideas for various date nights involving reading!

August 24, 2017

I suppose the title of this weeks post would more accurately be called: Date Your Future Spouse!  Helping each other plan your wedding is a great way to spend time together during your engagement.  Bonus: if you are both involved throughout the process, you will be able to create the dream wedding you both want!  It’s a win all around!  Without further ado, here are my top tips for making planning your wedding together fun!

August 10, 2017

Do you love dogs as much as my husband and I do?!  Then why not include them in your date nights?!  Our dogs are truly a part of our family so we love including them in different things that we do.  And that includes the occasional date night.  Here are some ideas on how to include you favorite furry friends into your date!

July 27, 2017

You maybe thinking, why would I want to include my family on a date with my spouse?  I get it, I get it.  But the truth is, anytime you are spending quality time together is great for your relationship.  And, if you are married or soon to be, you are a part of each other’s families.  So, why not spend some quality time together with your families?!  Here are some tips for pulling off a great Family BBQ.

June 29, 2017

You may have noticed that I am a bit obsessed with Harry Potter!  If you have not, let me bring you up to speed: my wedding and honeymoon was Harry Potter themed, I got two hours of sleep to go to the midnight showing of Deathly Hallows Part II, I have 4 Harry Potter related tattoos, and my house has a cupboard under the stairs!  My husband and I watch the Harry Potter movies almost non-stop in the month of November.  But it has been a while since we sat down and watched them all in order (we tend to fall asleep on the couch if we watch anything in the evenings).  So, this weekend we are planning a Harry Potter movie marathon!

June 8, 2017

Yes, we are married adults.  Yes, we built a fort for our anniversary.  Yes, it was amazing!  This #DateYourSpouse is brought to you by your inner child.  They will thank you for remembering how amazing it is to build and hang out in a fort!

June 1, 2017

As the valley of the sun heats up, we continue to look for ways to escape the heat. A popular way to do this is with a day trip up to Flagstaff! If you are unfamiliar with Flagstaff, it is a cute little city in Northern Arizona. It is the home to NAU and growing fast! I have watched as trendy businesses have started opening up shop here, like Chipotle, Whole Foods, and Pita Jungle. But there are still plenty of little mom and pop places around to give it that small town feel. So here are my tips for making the most out of a day trip to the beautiful pines of Flagstaff.

May 18, 2017

As it is starting to get warmer here in the valley of Arizona, it is getting harder and harder to be active outside.  Hikes around the city are going to become limited to early mornings and just before dusk.  Walks around the neighborhood will start to happen after the sun goes down.  Around this time […]

May 4, 2017

This week’s #DateYourSpouse is not one I would suggest doing every date night.  (Or else you may end up being that crazy couple with ALL of the cats and/or dogs.)  But, I think it is a great date night, or nights depending on how you go about adopting you pet! Both my husband and my […]