Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and it’s one of those years where we all have to be creative with our date nights! I wanted to share our top 6 ideas for a unique Valentine’s Day Date night experience at home.

Themed Dinner and Movie Night at home

We love doing dinner and a movie at home and making it really special with dinner and also popcorn and cookies. I love the idea of a themed dinner though and I would go the extra mile to make it special. Last year for May the 4th, we watched Star Wars movies and made some green milk and cookies. It was so much fun to have a theme to it. So maybe you could do a Great Gatsby theme or 50’s style theme or arabian food while watching Aladdin. The possibilities are endless with this one.

Take a master class on how to make chocolate or any cooking class together

We have yet to do this one, but this date is definitely on our list. There are several places online including Airbnb that are offering special cooking course or chocolate making courses. How fun would it be to make your own chocolate.

Spa trip/create your own spa at home

If you can get out and go to a spa and do a couples massage I highly recommend it! Corbin and I have done several of these and we have not been disappointed. If you can’t go out, then create one at home with a bubble bath, lots of candles, calming music, order a special massage oil or lotion, and complete with chocolate strawberries with a glass of wine.

Board Game Night

If you are the competitive type this one can be fun! We love playing board games together. I added a couple of our favorite board games that we can play together just the two of us. Maybe think outside of the box with games you can play that make the night romantic. Make it complete with some snacks and your favorite dessert.

Order in your favorite meal

I love this idea, especially if you live in a big city near lots of restaurants. Order in your favorite meal and enjoy over a candlelight dinner together. Make it extra fun by blindfolding your spouse and seeing if they can figure out what flavors the food has in it.

Take a dance class online

We love going dancing and actually went to a dance studio last year who was giving free salsa dancing classes on Valentine’s Day. It was so much fun! This year is a bit different do why not sign up for one online or look up dance tutorials on youtube. I listed some ideas below.

Free Ballroom and Latin Lessons, Free couples dance lessons, At home couples dance lessons, Virtual Online Dance Lessons, Beginner Salsa Free Lesson

Create a Scavenger Hunt at home

I did a small scavenger hunt for my husband back in our first little apartment together for Valentine’s day with clues and everything. I think it would be fun to try it again at our bigger house. I also think it would be fun to maybe to have some of the clues take you to either a restaurant you both enjoy or a coffee shop. I did clues with different types of candy and the last clue led him to a dessert I had made. So whatever you come up with, just make it fun for the both of you.

Valentine’s Outfit Ideas For Home

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is only a month away! I wanted to give you all some different Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for home and going out if you are able to. I also put some ideas on here that you can recreate with some pieces that might already be in your closet.

This sweater is perfect for Valentine’s Day since it’s a neutral color. You can pair it with your favorite jeans and a pair of ankle boots.

I love a classy neutral look like this for Valentine’s Day. This bodysuit pairs well with any skirt or jeans for a more casual look. I love a classy faux leather skirt. Wearing a size small in the bodysuit and size medium in the skirt.

This cozy chenille sweater is perfect for a casual Valentine’s Day look. You can pair it with jeans or a pair of your favorite leggings. I am wearing a size small and it fits true to size.

I love a casual dress for Valentine’s Day. This burgundy dress is perfect for it! Wearing a size XS in the dress and it fits true to size.

This heart sweater is perfect for Valentine’s Day and pairs well with leggings for a comfy look. I love the neutral color, it also comes in pink and purple as well. Wearing a size XS and it fits true to size.

I love a pink dress for Valentine’s Day. This sweater dress is perfect for a special at home date night. Wearing a size small and fits true to size.

I absolutely love a cardigan for winter going into spring. This pink cardigan is great for Valentine’s Day and pairs well with a cream bodysuit and jeans. Wearing a size small and fits true to size.

I love a cozy sweater for Valentine’s Day and this pink heart one is my fav! The material is super soft and you can pair with either jeans or leggings. Wearing a size small and it fits true to size.

I love a classy sparkle skirt and this one is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It pairs well with a white sweater and is so fun! Wearing a size small and it fits true to size. I love that it has some stretch and room in it.

Goals for 2021 + How to set realistic goals

It’s hard to believe that it’s a new year. 2020 was a rough year for everyone and it certainly flew by fast. Even though 2020 was a tough year, I am still so incredibly thankful for the many ways God blessed us and so thankful for the many ways I grew during those tough seasons. I wanted to share with you all my word for this year and also just a little insight into how you can set realistic goals for yourself.

When I look back on the year 2020, I realized how hard it was to follow through on things. This year, 2021 I am going to do my best to follow through on all areas of my life. So my word is follow through. Whether it’s writing more blog posts on here, answering emails or texts I receive, or even finishing house work I start at home I want to be very intentional in every area of my life. I have all of my goals written down for the year and they all encompass these two words: Follow through.

An easy way to set realistic goals for the year is just to first of all note that they are goals so if they don’t happen, to remind yourself you’re not a failure just because you didn’t accomplish a goal. Second, only giving yourself around three big goals for the whole year that way you don’t get overwhelmed. I reminded myself after writing all of my goals for the year too, that above all of the other goals my spiritual goal is most important to me. If I’m not spending time with God, I can’t possibly accomplish any of the other goals. Lastly, categorize your goals into groups. My husband and I got these 2021 planners that set out goals into categories. For example: Business Goals, Fitness/Physical Goals, Spiritual Goals, Relational Goals, etc. This really helps to be able to process your goals on a much easier level.

Thank you all so much for your continuous support in 2020 and I look forward to another year of building more community on here! Hope you all have a great start to the new year and enjoy setting those goals!

Date night ideas for home

Since we are all spending more time at home now and I’ve had several questions regarding date night ideas at home. I compiled some of our favorites along with some ideas we are planning on trying this year.

Since we are all spending more time at home now and I’ve had several questions regarding date night ideas at home. I compiled some of our favorites along with some ideas we are planning on trying this year.

Spa Night

Back in April we decided to do a spa night. So we got a bubble bath ready, put on some relaxing music and put candles in our bathroom. We also gave each other a back massage. It was a great way to relax during a crazy season and a great way to spend time together since we weren’t able to go to a real spa.

Dinner and a movie in

Since we can’t really go to the movies right now, this one is a favorite of ours. We pick out a movie we want to watch and make a special dinner. Pop some popcorn and maybe bake some cookies and enjoy a movie night. To add some extra fun, try building a blanket fort around your TV. We did this during quarantine and it was great!

Car Picnic/Picnic in your backyard

This one is great for spring/summer nights. Several times in April and May we went to Chick Fil A and even our favorite pizza place in Frederick, MD and ordered to go food. We set up a blanket in the trunk of our car and ate our food together. You can also do this in your backyard during the nice warm days and make your own food for it.

Board Game Night

We love this one even when we aren’t in quarantine. We pick out a couple different board games, grab some snacks and play. It makes for some fun healthy competition. We even did this via zoom with my family too. Check out my other post on board games here.

Blind folded baker/ Bake off

We love baking in our house, but haven’t done this one yet. We plan on trying this one ASAP. You can blind fold your significant other and then bake something together, helping them with the baking.

Bowling in your hallway/mini golf at home

These two ideas are next on our lists to try. There are actual home bowling sets/mini golf sets you can find on amazon or you can make it fun and come up with stuff yourself. For bowling you can use plastic cups as the pins and a rubber ball for the bowling ball.

Star Gaze/ Bonfire with Smore’s

We love being outdoors in the evening during spring and fall. Grab yourself a blanket and some snacks and star gaze together. During the fall, we love using our bonfire outside and enjoying some Smore’s.

Coffee Tasting Night

If you love coffee this one will be fun! Grab some different samples of coffee and blind fold each other and try to guess the flavoring. Enjoy some biscotti or cookies during the process.

I hope that these date night ideas help you all during this time we are at home. Let me know in the comments if you all come up with some other fun ideas.

Gift Guide for Her

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to start getting gifts for our loved ones. I wanted to provide some really affordable options for you all.

Gifts Under $25

One of my favorite gifts to receive and to give to other women in my family is jewelry. There are so many different options when it comes to jewelry. Here are some of my favorite jewelry pieces under $25

Link Chain Necklace , Half Moon Necklace, Silver Bangle Bracelet, Silver Hoop Earrings , Infinity Bracelet Set , Crystal Gold Bangle Bracelet, Snowflake Earrings, Brushed Initial Necklace, Love Stone Pendant Bracelet, Coin Necklace, Ring Set

Another great gift that’s under $25 are gift cards to their favorite store or restaurant. I love receiving a gift card to Pink Lily, Red Dress, Grace and Lace, or one of my favorite boutiques. I’ve also received Chick Fil A Gift Cards or Gift Cards to the Alamo Movie Theatre and those also make great and simple gifts.

Other items that make great gifts that are under $25:

Cozy Socks, Faux Fur Beanie, Live in Black Leggings,

Gifts for under $50:

My all time favorite bracelets are from Victoria Emerson and they make great gifts under $50. There are so many different options to choose from on their site and they always run a BOGO Free event before Christmas. I also think simple gifts like a cozy robe, blanket, or slippers are perfect. I also always love receiving sets of Gloves and Scarves together or fuzzy socks and blanket sets. I also included some jackets and sweaters that are under $50 that always make a nice gift too.

Jewelry

Favorite Victoria Emerson Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings from Francescas,

Comfy/Cozy

Socks, Robes, PJ Sets, Sweaters, Bath Bombs

Self Care Gifts, Cozy Sweaters under $50, Cozy Pink Lily Gift Guide, Cozy PJ Sets, Cozy Sweaters and Winter Jackets, Grace and Lace Cozy Gifts

Home

Candles, Mugs, Succulents, Bath Stuff

Candles and Mugs,