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!

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!

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.

Christmas Shopping Date

This weekend as you’re out and about marking off items from Christmas lists, why not make it a date? You can enjoy a gift shopping date with your favorite and make the experience much more delightful as you navigate the crowds and the checkout lines together. Remember to explore your local gift shop options for the most unique gifts for your loved ones!

Thanksgiving Recovery Date

Still feeling that food coma? What about a Thanksgiving recovery date with your sweetheart? Try a meal replacement like smoothies or a juice bar, then enjoy a refreshing bike ride around town or on a trail.

Be sure to check out your local options for this date idea!
Chattanooga Date Planners: Check out @juicebarcha, @localjuice, @southernsqweeze, or @fitpluschatt! Visit their accounts/websites for pricing, hours, and more info!
Statesboro Date Planners: Check out @juice_cafe_statesboro or @borosmoothieking! Visit their accounts/websites for pricing, hours, and more info!

New Date Added – Candlelit Dinner

**New Date Idea added to our site!!***
Candlelit Dinner – This formal date is perfect for the evening that you want to make a special, romantic occasion. Surprise your date with a candlelit dinner at home for a romantic, private occasion, or enjoy a fancy night out on the town for a classy candlelit dinner out. Any chance to come together for romantic conversation and quality time over food is always a good time!