Board Game Date Night

Board Game Date Night

It’s already the middle of August and I feel like this month is going by too quickly! I’m not ready for summer to be over! The thought of snow still runs shivers down my spine. (Apologies to all you snow bunnies, but this Wisconsin girl still hasn’t fallen in love with the long Mid-Western winters!)

Board Game Date Night

Board Game Date Night

Ian and I have been trying to make the most of the warm weather by eating dinner outside, lounging by the pond reading, or taking our board games outside for  a sunset game night. I love that a simple change of scenery can make an ordinary activity feel fresh and exciting. Next outdoor activity? Movie night! I’m already excited about making our little den outside on the patio to get cozy and watch a movie on our iPad.

Board Game Date Night

Outdoor Game Night Essentials:

  • Board games
  • Snacks
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Citronella candle (if you live in an area with pesky mosquitos)

Winter Wine Walk


Winter Wine Walk | Beauty & Blooms

It’s always a challenge to find date night ideas in the winter since shivering all night is not my idea of a romantic evening.  Luckily, our town’s winter wine walk fell on a rather warm weekend. So Ian and I donned our winter gear and walked up and down the main streets stopping in little boutique stores and sampling wines. Our favorite stop was in a quaint antique store where we flipped through old issues of Time magazine, vintage books and long forgotten postcards. We enjoyed immersing ourselves in days past, but eventually we had to finish our wine samples and head home.

Winter Wine Walk | Beauty & Blooms

Winter Wine Walk | Beauty & Blooms

Winter Wine Walk | Beauty & Blooms

Winter Wine Walk | Beauty & Blooms

Nature Walk

Nature Walk | Beauty and Blooms

When we have a sunny day Ian and I love to get outdoors. The other day we decided to go on a hiking trail near our house and stumbled across a family of geese. I was surprised how close we were able to get and had a smile plastered on my face the rest of the day. Nothing beats a bit of sunshine and cute baby animals!

Nature Walk | Beauty and Blooms

Nature Walk | Beauty and Blooms

Nature Walk | Beauty and Blooms