Friday, March 30, 2012

what will we do this weekend?

I recently made a date jar for Mr.H and I.  I came across the brilliant idea on Pinterest (where else??).  Life in the Green House and Lovely Little Snippets both had great ideas for the date jar.  I decided to make my own for Mr.H and I and I'm so excited for us to have our first date from it this weekend!!

It was very easy to make.  I picked up a large mason jar, scrapbook paper and large popsicle sticks at my local craft store.  I painted the popsicle stick with acrylic paint I already had.  Each color represents a different date as seen below in my code.  

All I had to do is come up with was the dates Mr.H and I would go on.  I found some good ideas on Life in the Green House, but I also came up with a few of my own.

I will say that all dates were pre-approved by Mr.H.  I wanted to make sure he participated on all of them so ran all them by him.  I also left a few sticks blank in case we want to add a few more dates in the future.  

PINK=Home Dates
Home dates require little planning and usually cost no money or very little.
     -Homemade pizza and a movie
     -Play tennis together
     -Chick flick and popcorn
     -Cook a new meal together
     -Fondu over candle light
     -Order take out and play dominos
     -Make a dessert together (then eat it!)

PURPLE=$ Dates 
These are dates that require a little planning, but not very expensive.  Something you can do really any weekend.
     -Try a new restaurant
     -Miniature golf
     -Dinner and a movie (Mr.H's choice)
     -Dinner and a movie (my choice)
     -Dessert only date
     -Walk down Main St. and have lunch
     -Afternoon at the zoo
     -Go get yogurt
     -Dallas farmers market and lunch
     -Ice skating
     -Picnic at the Arboretum

BLUE=$$ Dates
These are dates that require planning in advance and are a little pricy.  Notice how few we have :)
     -Dinner at a fancy restaurant
     -Hotel stay for the night
     -Bed and breakfast
     -Couples massage

Where we live, we have so many fun activities around and don't ever take advantage of them.  Honestly, I think we are sometimes too lazy or simply forget about them.  This is a great way for us to spend some time together and do something fun and different.  

For the home and $ (less expensive) dates, I think it will be fun for us to draw one randomly.  It will make it exciting!  

I'm very pumped because this weekend Mr.H and I will pull a PURPLE ($) date.  We've been busy the last few weekends so we haven't had a date out in a while.  The weather is suppose to be beautiful so (fingers crossed) I hope we get an outdoor activity!  

Have a wonderful weekend FRIENDS!


  1. This is such a fun idea! My hubby and I sometimes run out of ideas for new things to do - this seems like an exciting way to plan the weekend :)

    1. You should totally make a date jar! It's exciting having new things to do as a couple. Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Cute idea i love it! I want to make one for me and my boy now! :D

    Jess @

  3. I'm so glad I found this! Looks like I have a new project this weekend.


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