For awhile now I have been thinking of a fun post on some ideas of date nights on a low to no budget (except paying my sister for babysitting). Since date nights are almost non-existent and money is tight, here is a list with a few photos of some things my hubby and I have done:
1). Go to local coffee shops and take a game of Scrabble- we get free refills on coffee sometimes.
2).Window shop/sometimes shop to buy and take random photos in dressing rooms, I believe this one was at Charlotte Russe and is an older photo (both of us had longer hair):
3).When we took a family vacation at Hilton Head beach we snatched some of his families rental bikes and rode the bikes across the streets and alleys to the beach during a massive thunder and lightening storm. It was pouring the rain but we were laughing and defying death haha! Yes we were crazy and scared to death of being hit by lightening butwatching the ocean on the beach during a storm is quite AMAZING and THRILLING!
4).Complete DIY craft projects in a coffee shop or over lunch- got pictures but I will let you view them on Etsy eventually.
5).Go for a walk on trails nearby or in neighborhood.
6).Rent a Red Box dvd and watch it while lounging back in the seats of our own minivan- Garay movie theater. 🙂
7).Write letters to children to give to them as they get older- while enjoying coffee and pastries.
8).Go to a donut shop in PJ’s.
Now for my blogging pet peeves:
I am obsessed with blogging and meeting new people as well as forming new friendships/inspirations; However, I also have some pet peeves and so I thought I would share with you five things that are a BIG turn off to me:
1). It is VERY inconsiderate or rude when I feature a post of someone whom I admire or have gathered inspiration from (with their knowledge and permission) and they don’t even thank me for featuring them.
2). When a blogger visits and leaves a comment along the lines of “I love your blog- you have a new follower, come follow me.” and leaves the exact same comment on all of your followers or friends pages word for word. Hmmm…copy and paste. At least they dropped by but do they give a hoot about your page- are they even still following/reading.
3). Getting spam comments back to back and having to report them over and over till the point is made. Or they want you to pay money just to enter their giveaways (which I don’t by the way).
4). Bloggers not releasing or announcing the winner(s) of giveaways-HELLO I am in suspense mode forever!
5). Bloggers that are not genuine but instead have to talk about nothing but their exotic trips/expensive belongings, etc.
6). When I link up to a blog hop it is often nice when the host/guest host leaves a thank you for linking up or a nice comment so thanks Whitney and Becky. Otherwise, it makes me feel like my linking up doesn’t matter. Just another number to the link up.
Well I hope you enjoyed my fun date night tips and rants!
What do you and your significant other do on a limited budget? when you have kids and a limited budget?
What are your blogging pet peeves?