5 of our top favorite date night ideas

We LOVE date night which comes every Friday for us! We both have off work that day and take full advantage of that. I wanted to share some our favorite date night ideas. It was hard to narrow it down, but here are my top 5.

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We LOVE date night which comes every Friday for us! We both have off work that day and take full advantage of that. I wanted to share some our favorite date night ideas. It was hard to narrow it down, but here are my top 5.

1. Adventure somewhere close by:

If you love adventure, then this is a great date idea! We normally have Friday off together, so we can plan a short day trip to somewhere near by. If you live outside of a bigger city area, then consider going into the city. There are always fun things to do together in big cities. Some of our favorite places around the D.C. area have been the free D.C. Zoo, historic Frederick, MD, and the Baltimore Aquarium There are lots of different places for us to visit in the D.C. area. It’s definitely worth the 2 hour trip to go on an adventure somewhere.

2. Candlelight Dinner Date

This one is great if you want a night in and don’t want to spend money on dinner out. We usually whip up something nice for dinner, get dressed up, light a couple of candles, and turn on romantic dinner music. Our first Valentine’s Day was spent doing this. It’s a nice way to connect with each other in a romantic setting. Just make sure to put the phones in another room and don’t turn the TV on either.

3. Game Night With Snacks

This date night is perfect for those who have that competitive side or enjoy some nerdy fun with one another. My husband and I love game night with some snacks. So grab your chocolate chip cookie dough, popcorn, or your favorite snack for this one. My favorite chocolate chip cookie dough for this date night is. I recommend grabbing a bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn for this date too. Some of our favorite board games for two players include Munchkin7 Wonders DuelForbidden Island, and Ticket to Ride. We always have fun playing games together. We hope you enjoy these games as much as we do.

4. Classic Movie and Dinner Date

If we aren’t up for cooking a meal that night, then this is our go to date night. We pick one of our favorite restaurants to go to and a new movie we would like to see. One of the most recent movies we enjoyed was the Greatest Showman and Han Solo. These are definitely two of my most recent favorite movies.

5. Overnight Weekend Getaway for two

We went to Frederick, MD recently and stayed in a hotel there with a pool and hot tub. One of our favorite restaurants, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is there so we made sure to visit and then enjoyed time at the hotel. It’s refreshing and great to getaway for a weekend with each other.

Dating your spouse or significant other is very important. When we have conversations and spend time with our spouse, we grow closer as a couple. Hope you all enjoy these date ideas as much as we do! Please feel free to leave your favorite date suggestions in the comments.

XOXO,
Autumn

D.C. Zoo Adventures

My review on the d.c. zoo and best attire to wear for a casual date.

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My hubby surprised me yesterday with a date to the D.C. zoo and one of my favorite restaurants in Frederick. It was the perfect day for the zoo. There were so many exhibits and animals to see there. Plus, it’s a free zoo so that’s amazing! I definitely recommend checking it out if you visit or live near the D.C. area.

My favorite part was the Panda exhibit, they had regular Panda’s and Red Panda’s which look like a mix between a panda and a fox. They also had lots of restaurants and things to do for kids there as well. I love animals, so it was definitely one of my favorite dates so far.

Definitely be prepared for lots of walking while you are there. I am thankful I wore my comfy flats from Target. They were perfect for walking around a lot and also how cute are these embroidered shorts from Target too?! You will want to wear something comfortable for all the walking you will do.

There was a neat frozen yogurt place across the street we went to after the zoo. They had tons of flavors and lots of sorbet which is my favorite. I got a watermelon sorbet, I definitely recommend that flavor.

We ended our Friday night at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Frederick. If you live on the East coast and haven’t tried BJ’s, it’s a must. They have great beer and food, plus the most amazing dessert called Pzcookie. It’s like a giant cookie in a small cast iron skillet, topped with ice cream.

Do you guys enjoy surprise dates from your spouse/significant other? or do you prefer to know ahead of time? Also, I’d love to hear from you all if you have any more small day trip date adventure ideas. I love adventures and visiting new places, so suggestions are appreciated!

Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Early Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there! Especially my amazing mom, who is the best mom in the world!

XOXO,

Autumn

Behind the scenes of my D.C. adventures

Our adventures in D.C. Sharing my favorite locations and style.

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This weekend was one for the books and also enjoyable with our spring weather finally showing up. I have been to D.C. several times, but hadn’t never seen the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It was a neat museum with lots of cool sites, including the hope diamond. One of my favorite sites to see there. Also, got my picture with my husband in front of the famous T-Rex from Night at the Museum.

After spending a couple of hours in the museum, we went to the national mall where you can see the national monument on one side and the capitol building on the other side. It is so neat to see both of those and reflect on our country. I am so thankful to live in such a great and beautiful country.

Our D.C. adventure ended at a local restaurant called the Protein Bar which had lots of healthy food and delicious smoothies. I definitely recommend this place for a quick bite to eat if you are trying to eat healthier.

Friday evening we enjoyed some ice cream and for me that meant non dairy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (my new favorite is the peanut butter half baked) and watched The Greatest Showman (The Greatest Showman). One of my new favorite movies!  I love the singing and dancing in it and being a musical theatre fan makes it the perfect movie! I definitely recommend watching it, even if you aren’t into musicals. My husband loved it and is not a big musical fan.

Our weekend ended with some shopping at the outlets. I loved being able to shop and try on so many different styles. My favorite outlet stores are Loft, American Eagle, and JCrew. I posted links for all of my clothes in the pictures, including my fun gingham flats I wore in D.C. I normally wear a size XS in the tops and a size 2 in pants.

I hope you all had a fun weekend and enjoyed the outdoors some! Let me know in the comments if you all have any ideas for future blog posts and if you’d be interested in me sharing my hair tips and tricks.

XOXO,

Autumn

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Best places to find cheap flights

I wrote about some of my favorite places to find cheap flights online and also details about my outfit.

 

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Disclaimer: This is in no way an ad for any of these airlines, but personal opinion on which airlines I enjoy best. The links provided are public sites that take you to each airlines site if you choose to look.

 

I absolutely love traveling and love it when I find affordable flights. I just booked a flight to Florida at the end of September and I am literally counting down the days till I get to go. Florida is my second home and also where my family lives, so it has a special place in my heart. Plus, who doesn’t love the beach!

I wanted to share a couple of the sites I find cheap flights through and also a little about my travel experience. I will list them from my least favorite affordable airline to my favorite affordable airline.

#1 Frontier Airlines

My least favorite, but most affordable airline for flights to FL and east coast is Frontier Airlines. I recently booked through them, because I had received a travel voucher back in February. The pros for them, is if you belong to the discount den program you can get great deals like $20 one way. There non den member prices aren’t too bad either. The cons for them, some of their flight layovers and routes are strange. They sometimes route you to Denver to get you to your destination. Also, another con that I recently experienced is they can delay or cancel the flight due to the fact that their main hub is out west and temperatures etc. are not good during the winter. Back in February, my flight was canceled to FL, however they were really good at making sure I could get on another flight to get there later that day. If you live out west then this is definitely a great way to go for flights.

#2 Allegiant Airlines

Allegiant Airlines  is my second favorite for affordable airlines. They have decent prices on specific days of the week for their flights around $60-$100 one way ticket. They fly directly to FL from an airport that is only 30 minutes from us, however they only fly twice a week out of that airport so it makes scheduling difficult. They have several locations and destinations, especially in the east coast. Most of their flights are direct flights which I enjoy. The only complaint I have about their airline is they like to sometimes leave early which makes traveling stressful if you aren’t an early bird.

#3 Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is my #1 favorite, although the closest airport to us is baltimore which makes for a long drive. They are very affordable, especially if you belong to their $9 fare club. They have several destinations including Cancun, Cabo, Jamaica and a couple other islands and out of country destinations. I have maybe ran into a flight delay with them once or twice before, but they are mostly on time. I can usually find round trip flights to FL for $60 and flights to Mexico for $300 round trip. So if you want an affordable airline, this would be my top pick.

My favorite way to look up flights and find the cheapest price is through google flights (Google Flights). They list the cheapest way first and you can pick any time of the year to look at. This is typically how I find the cheapest flights when looking for travel during the holidays or in a specific time range.

I linked my fun floral top from Francesca’s, kimono, and jeans from Banana Republic for you all. I am loving this floral top! How cute would it be for vacay with some shorts or a mini skirt and some wedges! It just hasn’t warmed up quite yet, so I am patiently waiting to bring out the shorts.

Let me know if you all would like me to write any more specifics on this topic! I’d love to hear from you what you’ve found is the best and cheapest way to get to a destination.

XOXO,

Autumn

 

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