Date Combo Ideas – Brunch & Hiking

This date combines your inner foodie and your love for the great outdoors! Wake up slowly this weekend and take your time choosing your top favorite local spot for a scrumptious brunch (great coffee is a must), then hit the trails for long, refreshing hike to walk off all those carbs from the gourmet entree you enjoyed. Don’t forget to pause and take in the view along the way, and appreciate the value of great company.

National Flower Day Date & Memories of Solo Cup Vases

Happy National Flower Day!

Celebrate this fun holiday with a flower-themed date, there are so many options! Visit a flower shop and work with a florist to create the perfect bouquet, go for a nature walk and stop to smell the roses and pick wildflowers, or search for local flower fields like tulips or lavender and meander through the rows of beauty.

 
Personal story

Growing up, I always loved watching my dad woo my mom. One of my favorite things that he did (and still does) was bring home flowers for my mom. Here’s the sweet part: my dad has always worked hard to earn and save money so that my mom could stay at home with me and my siblings. When it came to flowers, he knew it was the thought behind it that counted. Bringing my mom flowers conveyed to her “I’m thinking about you even when I’m away from you,” and “I value our relationship so I’m always looking for ways to show you I care about you.”

But remember my dad was always trying to save money, so his flowers to my mom didn’t usually resemble the ones arranged by a florist and displayed in a glass vase. Instead, his bouquets consisted of a plastic Solo cup full of wildflowers he lovingly picked from the side of the road, or gathered on a hike in the woods, or snuck from the neighbor’s yard.

To this day I love visiting home and finding the island counter in my mom’s kitchen decorated with a plastic cup stuffed with wildflowers that are only slightly wilted from the sunny drive home in the cup holder of my dad’s pickup truck. It brings a smile to my face that he’s still wooing her heart after 35 years of marriage.

This is an easy way to show love to your special someone too! Be sure to take advantage of this Spring weather and go pick some wildflowers that are blooming today for your sweetie!
– Jen, TDI Co-Founder

 

For more cute holiday ideas to celebrate with your loved ones, check out this awesome blog at JulieLavenderWrites.com.

Double Date This Weekend!

For your date this weekend, add to the company and make it a double date! Sharing your experience with another couple adds to the fun of the date and helps create even more opportunities for making memories.

We also believe it’s important for us to have other couples in our lives that encourage us in our relationship and help us grow. When we surround ourselves with positive influences and build life-giving friendships, we can thrive even more as a couple. Life is much better enjoyed together!

Date Planners – Help Us Review Your Local Antique Shops

Hey Date Planners! Have you ever been on a date to an antique shop before? We want your feedback!

We are working on adding to our site to better help you plan your dates, and we want to provide you with reviews on different Date Spots to help you make a decision about where to take your date.

If you’re a Chattanooga Date Planner, check out some of these Date Spots for a Chatt Antiquing Date and let us know what you think!

If you’re a Statesboro Date Planner, check out some of these Date Spots for an Antiquing Date in the ‘boro and let us know what you think!

If you would like to write a generic review on your antiquing date without reviewing a specific location, you can do so below!

Please rate the date experience on the attributes below.
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1. Would this be a good first date?
2. If it’s been a long day/week and a couple is tired but still wants to go out on a date, would this be a good date option?
3. If a couple wants to spice things up with something fun, new, or creative, would this be a good date?
4. Would you go on this date if you wanted to have a serious/private discussion?
5. If a couple is going out to get away from kids, work, etc. and be able to have quality conversation, would this be a good date option?
6. Which season(s) would this date be best enjoyed? SpringSummerFallWinter
7. Could this date be enjoyed as a group date?
8. Is this a Date you would choose again?
9. If you did not have a good experience in this date review, are there any outside factors that may have affected your review? (I.e., bad weather, personality conflicts/conflict of interest, dissonance between you and your date, etc.)
10. What could have made this date better?

Thank you for reviewing this Date!

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

For your date this weekend, act like tourists in your own city. No matter how long you’ve lived in your location, find something new (or old) to appreciate and enjoy as you’re sightseeing in your city, and have fun!

Valentine’s Day Vulnerability Post

Valentine’s Day Vulnerability Post – I am all about bragging on my hubby on social media and using it as another resource to speak encouragement into his life. I believe in positive reinforcement, and I believe that everyone has a little bit of drive for words of affirmation in their love language, because our words have power. I think the danger of socially obligatory holidays like V-Day is that we feel so much pressure to portray an unrealistic impression of what our relationships look like that we find ourselves forcing romance into ratings and intimacy into attention and we lose the raw, ingenuity of a real, authentic relationship.

 

My marriage is not perfect. We’re two selfish, imperfect human beings who forget to say thank you, miscommunicate, over analyze, lose our tempers and/or patience, and occasionally take all of the covers at night (okay maybe the last part is only me). The beauty of this marriage though is that we get to figure this thing out together. With Christ at the center and incredible leaders who model loving (and also imperfect) marriages, we have so much hope, expectancy, and excitement for the years ahead, and there is so much grace along the way. I hope this encourages someone, because relationships are so much more than the successes or failures on a given holiday, they are the marathons in between.

 

-Jen Sartain, TDI Co-Founder

National Pizza Day Date

This weekend, celebrate National Pizza Day with a pizza date! Bring a pizza home for a relaxing evening on the couch, grab a box on the way to the park for a romantic pizza picnic, or explore a night out on the town for gourmet dining at a local pizzeria.

 

~ #Repost from Julie Lavender; check out her blog at www.JulieLavenderWrites.com ~

 

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Hot Chocolate Date

Now that we’re getting the hang of 2018, we can start tackling those New Year’s Resolutions! This weekend, take your date on a hot chocolate run and find a cozy place to dream together about the possibilities of this year.

Enjoy a warm mug of cocoa while you talk about each other’s aspirations and plans for 2018 and how you can be a part of making those resolutions come true.

Be sure to check out your local options for this date idea!

Chattanooga Date Planners: Check out The Hot Chocolatier or Mean Mug Coffeehouse for some decadent hot cocoa! Visit their accounts/websites for pricing, hours/locations, and more info.

Statesboro Date Planners: Check out 3 Tree Coffee Roasters or Daily Grind for a warm mug of hot chocolate! Visit their accounts/websites for pricing, hours/locations, and more info.