Monday, April 29, 2013

Date Ideas

On Saturday, my husband and I had part of the day off, so we spent it together. I still had some produce to buy, and he had a few business-things to take care of, and we did not have much money to spend, but we still had a blast! I thought I would share some of the things that we did to perhaps inspire you with ways that you can go on “dates” and still be productive as well.

The first thing that we did was get some of my husband’s sound equipment ready and loaded up in his truck for a dance he was DJing that evening. Granted, not everyone’s husband is a sound engineer, but the basic idea is tagging along when possible. I went over to his warehouse with him and helped him get things together. Even though it was not just “hanging out,” it was still fun to be together and get the chance to help him out.

After getting his sound equipment dropped off, my husband and I headed over to the farmer’s market. The farmer’s market is, in my opinion, one of the very best multitasking dates ever for a few different reasons. 1) You can buy stuff, and it is all budgeted for under “groceries” rather than “dates,” which means that you get to go on a date at the farmer’s market, and still have date money later in the week. 2) They have samples! 3) You get to buy fresh, local produce and spend time with your man at the same time. 4) If you have extra grocery money after buying everything, you can buy something frivolous and delicious (my husband and I had a bit of extra money, so we bought a loaf of asiago sourdough artisan bread. Yum!)

Eating lunch at home is always a nice, inexpensive thing to do together, and lucky for us, it was a nice day, so we were able to eat outside on the patio. Iced tea, warm sun, and great company made for a very enjoyable lunch, even if it was just bean and cheese nachos.

Our afternoon was off for the most part, so we started out by going to our city’s earth day celebration. Live music, free admission, lots of booths advertising random things, and more samples! City events are great options for free or inexpensive fun.

Great Harvest was not far, so we stopped there to check and see if they had any good day-old bread. (I buy their day old bread because it is fresh, healthy, and 50% off, less expensive than the bread we had been buying at the store.) They did not have any bread that I wanted to buy, however, they still gave us free slices of bread! (Can you tell that I like free food?) Sitting outside in the sun with a fresh slice of free bread, chatting with your husband, is a great way to spend an hour or two.

When we finally went back home, we felt like being productive. My husband is in the process of getting the garage organized so that he can work on projects there. I needed to clean the kitchen because it was a mess and was stressing me out. Therefore, he worked on the garage while I cleaned the kitchen. Because the kitchen has a door to the garage, we left it open, turned on some music and worked “together,” meaning, in the same vicinity. Even though we were not side-by-side or even in the same room, it was fun to be working at the same time, listening to the same music, and occasionally conversing.

There was a bit more to our day (such as work, and hanging out with my husband at the dance he was DJing after I got off work), but I think that is sufficient to be shared right now. I hope that you were inspired to come up with creative ways to spend time with your husband!

Do you and your husband have a creative, inexpensive, or multitasking date that you enjoy doing together? Please share in the comments!


  1. I love this! Caleb and I love going to the Farmer's Market together and I can wait to do that again :) I love your perspective on having a date with your husband not necessarily meaning you have to be next to each other doing the same thing! I need to learn that :)

    1. Yes, that is definitely something that I am still in the process of learning as well :) Thanks for stopping by, Kasey!

  2. Sounds like a great time. Paul and I enjoy doing most anything together and call it a date. Even going to the garbage dump with him can be fun. Why? Because it's time spent with my hubby. :)

    1. Exactly! It is so much fun to hang out together, even if it is just running errands. :)