5 Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Date night is my favorite time of every week! Whether we do a date night at home and cook a special meal and play a game together or we go out to have dinner at a restaurant, date night is a highlight of the week. My hubby and I believe that dating your spouse is so important in marriage and can often be lost, but making it a priority will help with that. So be intentional about your date night every week and set it on your calendar. I wanted to share some of our favorite date night ideas before Valentine’s Day roles around since we are all looking for some special things to do with our special someone.

Date night is my favorite time of every week! Whether we do a date night at home and cook a special meal and play a game together or we go out to have dinner at a restaurant, date night is a highlight of the week. My hubby and I believe that dating your spouse is so important in marriage and can often be lost, but making it a priority will help with that. So be intentional about your date night every week and set it on your calendar. I wanted to share some of our favorite date night ideas before Valentine’s Day roles around since we are all looking for some special things to do with our special someone.

 

1. Go on an adventure together

There is nothing better than going and visiting a new city or place with your spouse. We love traveling to close by cities like D.C., Baltimore, Frederick, MD, and Leesburg. We live in a small town so sometimes it’s nice to go to a bigger city and explore together. If you don’t want to travel far it could be even going to grab coffee, brunch, or lunch together at a new place you’ve never been before in your area. We recently went ice skating up at a skii resort near our town and we loved it! It was a fun date night together! Some of our favorite things to do in a new city is find a restaurant for dinner, go to a museum or aquarium in the area, go window shopping, and find a good dessert place. I love adventuring so this fills my cup as well.

 

2. Go to see a movie or concert together

We love going to see movies at our local movie theaters and at the Alamo Drafthouse which is only an hour drive from us. The Alamo Drafthouse is a theater where you can order food from your seat at the theater and it’s such a fun experience. We haven’t been to many concerts together, but that is on our list of something we want to do together. I have several friends who enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner before going to see a concert. My advice is pick someone romantic for a date night or someone you both have wanted to see together.

 

3. Get a massage together or go stay at a bed and breakfast

If you love relaxing then this would be the perfect date night for two busy people. We have done several couples massages together and have loved them. It’s definitely a splurge, but so worth it. We have also stayed at a bed and breakfast before and it is so nice to just have that time away from your house. We love booking them close enough to our house to come home that next evening, but far enough and close to a city to explore the next day. This is so refreshing to do as a couple.

 

4. Go bowling, to the arcade or to a drive in movie

This makes for a fun date night so you can have some friendly competition and alone time. Bowling is perfect for the winter time especially. We have a nice arcade in our mall that has a bunch of games you can play which is a fun way to interact as a couple. A drive in movie is perfect for the spring or summer. Grab your own snacks before heading to the movies for a perfect date night.

 

5. Make a night special at home with star gazing, candlelight dinner, or board games.

When we don’t want to spend money out, we come up with a fun date night at home. We cook up something for dinner and have a candlelight dinner. We’ve also made a nice cozy area in our living room and watched movies together with popcorn and desserts. We also love playing board games, so we bring out the board games after dinner and have some friendly competition. You could also order in take out. We don’t have as many options for that in our area, but in a big city, it’s a great thing to do.

 

No matter what type of date night we have, we feel that it’s so important to have date nights and invest time into one another on a weekly basis. Sometimes we will go grab coffee together or lunch together for a day date. So it can be anything simple to a fun weekend away with each other. Whatever you are doing just invest time into your spouse and spending time together. Hope you all found this valuable as we are nearing Valentine’s Day! Have a great week!

XOXO,

Autumn

2020 Goals for a new year!

I can’t believe it’s already 2020! It’s crazy how fast time flies by! I’m so thankful for an incredible past year. I’ve been blessed in so many ways and can’t wait to see what this new year has in store! I’m so thankful for all of you who continue to support me here on my blog and on instagram. I wouldn’t be where I am without all of your support and I’m so grateful for that! This year I’m focusing a lot on my health, relationships, and job. I am narrowing it down to a few smaller goals in the different areas of my life. I will share some of these with ya’ll below.

I can’t believe it’s already 2020! It’s crazy how fast time flies by! I’m so thankful for an incredible past year. I’ve been blessed in so many ways and can’t wait to see what this new year has in store! I’m so thankful for all of you who continue to support me here on my blog and on instagram. I wouldn’t be where I am without all of your support and I’m so grateful for that! This year I’m focusing a lot on my health, relationships, and job. I am narrowing it down to a few smaller goals in the different areas of my life. I will share some of these with ya’ll below.

Health Goals

I have some health goals this year just to be healthy overall. I’m going to get back to my consistent healthy eating with only one cheat meal per week on the regular basis and cutting back a lot on my sugar. I realized after this year, I really need to be more controlled about my sugar intake and would love to be more disciplined in this area. I’m also going to get back to working out 4-5 times each week and going to challenge my body a little bit this year, but also take some time to rest it when I can.

Relational Goals

I have several relational goals this year. I want to spend more time getting to know my husband better and going on more adventures together. I also want to focus more on my friendships and building those friendships with others. Investing time and energy into my relationships more this year.

Spiritual Goals

I am making it a goal this year to spend consistent time in God’s word every morning before I start my day. I also want to make a point to use a journal to write the things down that I’m thankful and grateful for. I want to grow in my relationship with Christ this year and be able to share that with others.

Work/Job Goals

My goals this year for my vocal lessons is to learn some new vocal techniques, review some of my vocal pedagogy, and also introduce new songs and warm ups for my students. I also plan on asking my students more about their practice time and asking them to do a practice log for each week. I also want to make some more connections with local schools in the area so I can have more teaching opportunities. I also have a goal with VIPkid to get some more certifications for different levels and be able to teach more kids on a daily basis.

Instagram/Blog Goals

I have goals this year for my blog to write more on here and share more real life stories and authentic content with you all. I want to be more vulnerable and open with you all about the reality of life and share with you all about important events in our life this year. I also have a goal for instagram to be vulnerable and authentic on that platform. I also would love to work with more companies this year, do more giveaways for you all, and also grow in my following as well this year. I also want to meet more bloggers and be able meet more of you all as well on instagram.

I have several goals this year and can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for me! My word this year is going to be persistence. I want to have persistence in everything I do and to follow through in everything. Most of all, I want to focus on others and loving others this year. I hope you all had a wonderful year and a happy new year!

XOXO,

Autumn

Holiday Outfit Ideas

Christmas is right around the corner and that means the Christmas parties have already started. Christmas is my favorite time of year because it means time with family and friends and lots of fun parties to go to as well. I wanted to share with you all some of my current favorite holiday outfits as well as some of my favorite Amazon Christmas Outfit favorites that you can order and get in time for Christmas and all your festivities. I am also sharing some Ugly Christmas Sweater ideas and New Years Eve outfits as well since that’s also right around the corner. A big theme this year for 2020 is going to be glitz and glam. Everything is either sparkly or velvet for a Gatsby themed New Years Eve party this year.

Christmas is right around the corner and that means the Christmas parties have already started. Christmas is my favorite time of year because it means time with family and friends and lots of fun parties to go to as well. I wanted to share with you all some of my current favorite holiday outfits as well as some of my favorite Amazon Christmas Outfit favorites that you can order and get in time for Christmas and all your festivities. I am also sharing some Ugly Christmas Sweater ideas and New Years Eve outfits as well since that’s also right around the corner. A big theme this year for 2020 is going to be glitz and glam. Everything is either sparkly or velvet for a Gatsby themed New Years Eve party this year.

 

This red dress is perfect for a holiday party. I love it cause it’s simple and comfortable, but looks classy as well. You can add your favorite OTK boots or short booties and a faux fur jacket for a winter look. This dress is under $40 too which is such a steal.

Pink Lily Red Dress Taupe Booties, Faux Fur Coat

 

 

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This sparkly sweater is perfect for a Christmas party or NYE as well. You can dress it up with a black skirt or wear it casual with some black jeans. I love that it’s so versatile.

Altar’d State Silver Sparkly SweaterBlack OTK Boots, AE Black PantsSilver Earrings, Star Bright Necklace

 

This red top from Francesca’s is so simple, but classy. You could also pair this one with a skirt or a pair of jeans for a more casual look for a Christmas party.

Altar’d State Leather SkirtPink Lily Leather Skirt, Express Leather Skirt,

Black OTK Boots,

 

You can always pair any long sweater with a pair of faux leather leggings or regular leggings for a cute holiday look. Altar’d State has so many eyelash sweaters in different colors to pair with a pair of leggings and OTK boots.

Eyelash Sweaters,

 

For a more dressy look I paired this cozy chenille sweater from Altar’d State with skirt also from Altar’d State. It makes a perfect holiday look for a Christmas party.

Wine Chenille SweaterRed Chenille Sweater, Magnolia SkirtSimilar Tan Skirt ,

 

For a more casual holiday look I paired this cozy burgundy striped sweater with faux leather leggings. If you like to be cozy during the holiday’s this will be the perfect outfit for you.

Red Striped SweaterExpress Faux Leather Leggings, Ivory Beanie

 

 

This whole look is from Altar’d State and would be the perfect dress for either a fancy Christmas party or NYE. It’s a gorgeous velvet material and pairs so well with a fur jacket.

Burgundy Velvet Dress,

 

This red sweater is one of my favorites this holiday season. It is under $50 and is such a cute Christmas sweater to pair with leggings, jeans, or skirt.

Pink Lily Distressed Red SweaterFaux Leather Leggings, Plaid Scarf

 

This sweater is one of my favorites from last year. You can find a similar one on Goodnight Macaroon. It is unique with the chunky knit sleeves and I paired it with my favorite scarf.

Red Pom Pom SweaterPlaid Scarf

 

This casual sweater is so cozy and perfect for NYE or a casual holiday look. I paired it with my favorite faux leather leggings.

Eyelash SweaterSnakeskin BootiesGray BeanieWhite Beanie

 

 

This cozy burgundy turtleneck is a great holiday sweater to pair with your favorite leggings, jeans or skirt.

Burgundy Turtleneck Sweater,

 

Amazon Holiday Outfits

 

Amazon Holiday Outfits

I hope this helps you all this holiday season! Have a great week and a great Christmas season! Check out my Holiday tab for gift guides and more holiday content.

 

XOXO,

Autumn

Gift Guide for Him

It can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for that special man in your life. I know it is usually a challenge to find a gift for my hubby. He helped me this year to put together this list of some of the things he has received and liked and some things on his list this year.

It can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for that special man in your life. I know it is usually a challenge to find a gift for my hubby. He helped me this year to put together this list of some of the things he has received and liked and some things on his list this year.

J Crew Sweater

J Crew Zip Up

J Crew Flannels

Slippers

Plaid Scarves

Bluetooth earbuds

Apple Airpods

Star Wars Jedi Video Game

Outer Worlds Video Game

Watch

Audible Gift Card

Amazon Gift Card

Brown Wallet

Columbia Jacket

Joggers

Winter Boots

Leather Winter Boots

Hope this helps you all when shopping this season! Have a great weekend!

XOXO,

Autumn

Gift Guide For Her

When it comes to Christmas I love receiving anything to do with clothes/fashion. However, I know that not all of us like the same things, so I am going to include some of my favorite items to have on my Christmas list as well as some other ideas that might not be on my list. I know it can be a challenge to know what to get that special woman in your life whether it be your friend, a significant other, or a co worker I am here to help you with some gift ideas.

When it comes to Christmas I love receiving anything to do with clothes/fashion. However, I know that not all of us like the same things, so I am going to include some of my favorite items to have on my Christmas list as well as some other ideas that might not be on my list. I know it can be a challenge to know what to get that special woman in your life whether it be your friend, a significant other, or a co worker I am here to help you with some gift ideas.

 

Pink Lily White Beanie

Fur Hooded Sherpa Lined Jacket

Monogrammed Sherpa

Fleece Lined Leggings

Faux Leather Leggings

Pink Lily Mocha Longer Sweater

Pink Lily Tunic

Winter Boots

Snakeskin Skirt

Snakeskin Booties

Cozy Socks

Turtle neck sweater dress

Fuzzy Sweater Dress

Aerie High Waisted Leggings

Flannel PJ Joggers

T3 Curling Iron

Rose Gold Blu tooth speaker

Favorite Pocket Athletic Pants

Workout Tanks

Fuzzy Slippers

Faux Fur Blanket

Dry Bar Hair Essential Gift Set

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Tarte Shape Tape Gift Set

Dry Bar Hair Blow Out Kit

T3 Curling Iron Kit

Volumizer Hair Dryer

Nars Eyeshadow Palette

These are some of the gift ideas I have on my list that I know my friends or sisters would also enjoy receiving. Hope this helps you all with your gift shopping for the woman in your life. Check back tomorrow for some more gift guides!

 

XOXO,

Autumn