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20 Cheap Things For Couples To Do

Here is our list of 20 cheap things for couples to do.

  1. Make a fire in your backyard. Pull out the marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate and devour some Smores while enjoying the warmth and glow of a cozy fire. Be sure to cuddle up and keep each other warm!
  2. Go out for coffee to your favorite coffee house, even better explore a coffee house that you have never visited before. Pick a place with comfortable chairs, a couch would be great, and settle in for some great coffee and conversation.
  3. Cook dinner together. Pick your favorite meal or browse through cookbooks and pick a meal that you have never created before. Turn up the music and let the good times roll!!
  4. Go bowling!  Pick out some of your favorite songs on the jukebox and challenge each other to a fun and friendly bowling competition.
  5. Go out for dessert. Instead of indulging in an entire meal go out just for dessert. Pick something large so you can share it together!
  6. Go for a drive to and watch the stars. Find a place in your area that is free of light pollution and spend some time under the night sky marveling in God’s creation!
  7. Play your favorite board game or card game. Preferably pick a game that will take a long time to finish, such as Monopoly, and make a night of it. Don’t forget to turn on some music and put out some snacks!
  8. Watch a movie together. Make sure it is just the two of you, kids not invited! Pick out the most romantic movie that you can think of, cuddle up and enjoy!
  9. Go hiking. Explore an area that you haven’t explored before, be adventurers. Make sure to let someone know where you are headed before you leave, safety first!
  10. Make a batch of cupcakes and decorate them. Don’t hold back, pull out all the stops and see who can come up with the most creative cupcake!!
  11. Go to the park and play. Get on the playground equipment and pretend that you are a kid again! Push each other on the swings, play tag, hang from the monkey bars. Let yourself be free just like when you were young. Before you know it you will be laughing till the tears start rolling!!
  12. Spend a morning at the farmer’s market. Get up early on a Saturday, grab a coffee and spend some time browsing the farmer’s market. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh bread for lunch and some cinnamon buns for breakfast!
  13. Browse your local thrift stores or flea markets and see who can find the most unique/ugly item. Be sure to proudly display this item at home to remember your wonderful day together!
  14. Go skating. Skating, especially at night, on an outdoor rink is very romantic. Hold hands and navigate the rink together.
  15. Play a round of mini golf. Our city has an outdoor and an indoor mini golf course so this can be a year round activity. Mini golf is relatively inexpensive, doesn’t require too much concentration and will certainly provide you with plenty of entertainment and laughter.
  16. Go to a thrift store and put together an outfit for each other. Be creative, don’t go for something “normal”. Be sure to try the outfits on and take a picture to capture the moment. If you are really adventurous, purchase the outfits and wear them out to dinner together!!!
  17. Go sledding in the winter. Grab your sleds or borrow some sleds and hit the most popular hill in your area. Be sure to enjoy a mug of hot chocolate together after you have conquered the hill!
  18. Play video games together. Pick a game that involves some interaction, “Just Dance” or “Mario Kart” are good choices, and prepare for the hilarity to begin!!
  19. Fly a kite. Don’t let a windy day get you down instead grab a couple of kites, head for an open field and prepare for some fantastic fun! Dollar stores usually carry inexpensive kites if you don’t have any of your own.
  20. Go to the museum. Our local museum has everything from live animals to dinosaur bones. Every museum has something interesting to offer so why not explore one together and perhaps learn something new!

Can you think of any other interesting activities to add?

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Active Date Night Ideas

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Biking the Heritage River Trails

Summer is the perfect time for an active date night with your partner. Check out this link for some great active date night ideas that will get your hearts racing! (Source: Date Ideas For Couples Who Want To Get Active Together) Dave and I love to spend time together hiking and biking but sometimes an active date night for us is taking the dog for a walk. Doing something active together can bring you closer as a couple and it can make you feel healthier as well. It can also be so much fun exploring new activities together! So, get out there and get active together!

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Hiking in the Ancient Forest

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15 Longest Celebrity Marriages

It seems that every day we are hearing about or reading about another celebrity couple who have decided to divorce. Last week Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert decided to call it quits on their 4 year union. Last month it was Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who sadly have 3 children together. We wanted to find some celebrity couples who disprove the old adage that all Hollywood marriages end in divorce. Here is a great article from grandparents.com that highlights 15 of the longest celebrity marriages, some of 50 years or more! If these couples can make it while living in the spotlight of Hollywood it gives hope to all us regular folks!!!

Who says Hollywood can’t do marriage? These famous couples have been happily wed for over 25 years. Keep clicking to see who’s made it to 60 (and counting)!

Source: 15 Longest Celebrity Marriages – Grandparents.com

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