Date Night in a Jar

I got this idea on Life in the Green House.

Start with big popsicle sticks in three different colors of your choice. I used red, pink and white. Each color will represent a different spending range of dates.
The first color have more expensive dates on them that require planning.

     Here are some ideas:
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Dinner at a fancy restaurant
  • Hotel stay for the night
  • Steelers game
  • Concert and dinner (his choice)
  • Concert and dinner (my choice)
  • Weekend away
  • Couples Massage 
  • Shopping Trip (we love shopping together)
The second color have at-home dates.

     Some ideas:
  • Chopped Challenge (like the television show on FoodNetwork)
  • Fondue and Almost Famous
  • Takeout and board games
  • 1,000 piece puzzle and pizza
  • Football game and nachos
  • Popcorn (or candy if you are sugar fans) and her choice movie
  • Crosswords and breakfast for dinner
  • Make a dessert together
  • Friends marathon
  • Homemade pizzas and and his choice movie
The third color has dates to do away from home but are less expensive and don’t require much planning.

     Some ideas:
  • Dinner and a movie (my choice dinner his choice movie or vice versa)
  • Laser tag and go carts
  • Mexican night
  • Drive-In date
  • Dessert only date
  • Window shopping for the house
  • Bowling
  • The Melting Pot
  • Coffee Date
Make a key so you know what you’re reaching for.

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Vanilla Olive Oil Scrub

I found this recipe for a vanilla brown sugar body scrub on Pinterest a while ago and it seemed to be one of the more popular recipes. I wanted to try it out to see if it was as good as it sounded.

The only ingredients you need are:
Brown Sugar
White Sugar
Olive Oil

First, find the jar you will use to store this scrub, then measure out equal parts brown sugar and white sugar so that it will fill the jar completely. While mason jars look the cutest if you are giving this mixture as a gift, they are not the most functional for reaching your hand in. I used this VersaGlass jar made by Ziploc (these are new and so functional! I love them!)

Mix the two sugars well in a large mixing bowl, and once you’re done, pour the mixture back into the jar. Next, you are ready for the olive oil. You want to pour it and let it bubble down to the bottom. You can mix it with a spoon if you’re impatient… You basically use enough so that the sugar is moist, but not drenched. Then, just add as much vanilla as you deem necessary for the desired scent. The smell of the olive oil will be extremely overpowering at this stage, but don’t fret! When you actually use it in the shower your skin will be left smelling only like vanilla, and will feel softer than ever before!

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Creative Valentine’s Day Note

Since I can remember, I have loved making cards, notes, etc. This year for Valentine’s Day I wrote my boyfriend a note, but decided to make it a little bit cuter, I would use an origami template to fold the note into a heart. You can find the template I used for the heart here. Here is the turnout…

I put this note in the container with the batch of heart shaped brownies I made for him. You can see the brownies I made by reading Valentine’s Day Treats.

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