Monday, December 19, 2011

lets go on a date... 12 of them :)

The holidays are here, and my husband lost his job... rather than bah humbug-ing the entire holiday season (there might have been a brief week of scrooge like behavior) I decided to take my energy out on a holiday gift.  The idea unfortunately is not mine, I found it on pinterest via Shannon Brown (
credit must be given where credit is due, thank you Shannon for the brilliant idea!

Let's go on a date: 2012

My lucky hubby will get to open up one date a month for the next year!  
On Christmas he will receive this basket filled with 12 unique "date packs..."  
At the beginning of each month he will get to open the "date pack" and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Here are pictures of each months "date pack" with a brief little description of what the date entails...


Let's get things started with a little rock climbing at Austin Rock Gym ( followed by margaritas at Z' Tejas ( in Austin, TX!


Let's Rodeo San Antonio!  Put your cowboy boots on and let's honkey tonk at the 63rd Annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo (!  I thought we could start the evening at the fair then make our way into see some bull riding and The Band Perry!


Let's get out of town and head to Boerne for the 2nd Saturday Art & Wine Experience (!  Five local art galleries and two "wineries" are included in the open air bus tour!


Let's go back to where it all began and celebrate our first year of marriage!  Let's start out the evening with dinner at Francesca's at Sunset and then see if we can re-book the honeymoon suite for a romantic evening at the Westin La Cantera!


Let's go on a "cheap date!"  Pick one coupon from one of each of the following categories:

  • affordable appetites
  • fantastic finds
  • cheap cravings

and let's make a date of it!  Thank you to Kristen at The Dating Divas for this thrifty idea! (


Let's have a slumber party!  Slip into your pj's and think back to when you were a kid... lot's of pillows, blankets, movies and junk food!  Let's make a pallet, play some games (Do you know your wife?) and snuggle up to Love Actually!


Let's go on a picnic!  A quick thirty minute drive north out of town and we can relax under the sun at Guadalupe River State Park!  I picked the spot, so you pick the picnic goodies!


Church + Chinese food 

Sounds like a date to me!  


That's Amore!  Let's finally put that pasta maker we got as a wedding gift to use and enjoy some good Italian home cooking!  


The Walker Home Spa is open for business!  Pick from an array of in home spa services, including an anti-stress face mask or a full body massage!


"Fangs" for being mine... Let's go on a date to see the final movie in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part II!


Let's go on our final date!  Let's start with dinner and margaritas at your favorite spot on the river, Mexican Manhattan (  Then let's hop on a river barge and check out the Christmas lights along the river!

Let me know what you think, and maybe I'll let you know what he thinks, ha ha!


  1. So cute! Such a great idea :) I think I might plan a date as a Valentines gift. Thanks :)

  2. thanks! It was so much fun planning all of the dates and it's even more fun going on them! So far we have just been on the January date (rock climbing & ritas) but my hubby absolutely loved it! Good luck!