Life as a Wife: Valentine’s Date Crawl

Since it’s Valentine’s weekend, it seemed appropriate to go all sappy on you today. I’m passed the stage when I thought dudes had cooties, so I embrace my hubby’s date night ideas. The best one? A dinner crawl. I’ve written about this before — when Jake surprised me with drinks, appetizers, dinner + dessert — all at different spots. It was the perfect way to see our city in a…. Read more

Turn Date Night into Couples Yoga

Here’s a hump day challenge for you: convince your significant other to turn date night into a couples yoga session… [you can place the blame me]. C’mon, guys. Take one for the team. It took a liiiittle convincing to get my Indiana-bred-non-yoga-husband to get zen with me. But now, I’d like to think he’s hooked. What started off as a silly date idea turned into something more mindful and challenging. It…. Read more

Drinks, Burgers + BBQ for Two

Maybe I’m biased, but I think my hubby and I kill it in the BBQ department. I make the cocktails. He grills the burgers. Everyone leaves happy.  Typically, summer BBQ’s are reserved for friends. But, Jake + I also like to make a date out of it. He gets to show off his mad grilling skills, while I get to sip on mixed drinks. It’s pretty epic. For those of you…. Read more

A Valentine’s Date from Home

Valentine’s Day steals my heart year after year. Hallmark makes a lot of money on people like me. A few years ago, Jake and I tried celebrating from home. We loved it so much, I asked him to do it again this year (except for about three weeks early and with a photographer there). How else would I share the idea with you?! Staying in sounds simple, but you can…. Read more

Date Night Idea: Dinner Crawl

Date nights are my favorite. My husband knows it. He uses it to his advantage sometimes all the time. We typically keep it simple and rotate between our favorite spots. But he stepped up his dinner game for my birthday last week with an idea so good I had to share (it’s easy to replicate)… He made a dinner reservation at a spot we’d never been to. We settled in…. Read more