Make up tips for the first date

You’ve been finally asked to go out on a date with the boy of your dreams! You want to leave the best possible impression on him? You can achieve it effortlessly by following our tips below....more

I LOVE Weddings

 I would love to get married over and over again, to Mr. C of course, just to plan a different wedding each time. I am perfectly satisfied with the wedding we did have. I’m just saying wouldn’t it be cool to have a beach wedding, get married in the snow, have a themed wedding and get married in a baseball stadium? No? Just me? Well then…...more

mtn mama: fall back

We probably won't win parents of the month, but James and I went on a date in the big city last night (yes, the night after daylight savings) for a ski movie.  Snow had been swirling and lowering in the Bitterroots through the weekend only to see a couple flakes fly at our house.  It felt perfect, driving through fluffy flakes to Zootown!  Falling back into winter again, James' favorite season. ...more

Surprise Date Night: Rihanna's Concert In Chicago

We were driving to the city for our date night and I had no idea where we were going. Hubby knows how much I love surprises, so many date nights are like this.Though I knew this date was different since I asked him earlier in the day whether I should wear heels. He advised against it. Hmmmm. That usually means I’ll be dancing....more

"Get Jack Reacher"

Date Night...the phrase strikes excitement in the hearts of parents everywhere.  Spontaneous date night...better yet!  After a long day of working, making dinner, and a late appointment, my husband posed the idea of going to a movie, a late movie.  Gasp!  I jumped at the idea of getting out of the house for a few hours as a couple.  As people who usually fall into a sleep coma by 10:30 p.m., the prospect of going to a movie that wouldn't conclude until post midnight was an adventure.  We agreed we could do this.  ...more

Antipasti Plate

So this technically isn't a recipe, but it was too tasty, too pretty and too easy to keep from you all....more

Serene Sunday - Quick Date Night

Serene Sunday - for me, serenity can be found in Quick Date Night with my husband. Each Sunday throughout the month of September I will be exploring ways to find serenity in one hour or less. This week, I am finding serenity in Quick Date Night with my husband. ...more

Date Night "Rule" I Refuse To Follow....

I always hear and read a rule that if you are ever on a date night with your husband that you should not talk about your kids?  I have to whole heartedly disagree with that. There is not one moment that I do not think about my children, as I am sure all of us feel that way. I am not me without them. Just like I am not me with my husband. We all go hand in hand. That is why I get so annoyed when people say "never talk about kids on date nights!". I just do not get it....more

The Ginger Who Got Away: I Will Always Wonder About You

A while back I had a night out in Chicago that was weird enough to write about. It started out as a date night with Capricorn. Now, I just remember it as the night we ran into the Ginger Kid whom I will always wonder about.I hope you stayed in the cab and went home that night....more
 @FatCat  Indeed. I am always going to wonder about that girl, too. Fact is stranger than fiction.more

Just Plain Rude - a Night at the Movies

My husband and I went to the movies last weekend with some very good friends, who brought along their 22 year old daughter. These friends have been part of our lives since our children were in pre-school, and since their daughter lives out of town I hadn’t seen her in quite some time. Naturally I was very excited when she and her mother walked in to the theater, and we all sat down and got busy chatting.At that moment it was 10 minutes before the movie was supposed to start, and on the screen was the dancing Coca-Cola bear, along with assorted other commercials....more
 @HomeRearedChef I have no words for what you experienced! How utterly rude! And disgusting. ...more