Monday, March 28, 2011

Saturday Afternoon flower making & Date Night

We are sooo stuffed from
dinner, tired,and yes,
I forgot to wear makeup...
Yes, you heard right, We had a Date Night!  Woohoo!  We haven't had a date night since....our Anniversary...which is in September...

A sad acknowledgement, but true nevertheless.  It's pathetic, but will you believe that several other friends are in the same boat?  So, we joined forces to do something about it.  Once a month, one of us will tackle kid night, meaning, watch all of the crazy kids and have one night of chaos so that the other 2 couples can have a night to themselves, kid free, and without having to pay someone to watch them.  They can go out or stay in or as one friend said, "sleep 5 hours!". (It's a 5 hour time slot by the way).  It will work out so that in a 3 month period, we will have each had 2 date nights!  Beats once every 6 months any day!!

Our joined forces hasn't officially begun.  When we went out Saturday night, I was finally cashing in on something Amy offered in April 2010.  Yeah...I'm kinda slow about cashing in on gift cards and offer away, because who knows how long it will take me to cash in on your offer, hee hee!  We went to an early movie (cashed in on a movie gift card that Nani gave us in 2009) and used the gift card to a Restaurant that Amy gave us last April.  We had a very nice time, though I must admit that we were so tired, it was a nice quiet evening.  I read on another blog how this couple each wrote down 10 things they like to do individually, hobbies, activities, etc or things they wanted to try and then each date night, they draw an idea out of the hat and do it together (even though they aren't both good at it).  So I think I just may try to incorporate that into our newly established date night routine.  I think it will be fun.

Rockin the newly vamped
shirt on date night!
 After service on Saturday, I got into craft mode and started making tons of fabric flowers.  I have a lot of plain t-shirts that need jazzin' up.  I've had this plan for a long time, and finally decided to get busy.  Once I learn how to use my sewing machine, my t-shirts will get much more love and funkiness but for now, this is what I'm doing.  I enjoyed making them so much that I made a few hair accessories for KennaKat and a few for our girly friends.  I can't wait to pass them out tomorrow!

Shirt #1
Shirt #2

Barrettes for KennaKat

The best part about making things for myself is it's cheap and I can do what I want.  All items were from my stash so this project was free!  If you'd like to learn how to make these, bring over a bottle of wine, wait, scratch that, Sour Apple Martini mix and we'll make a night of it.


Candi said...

I wish we lived closer!!! I've been wanting to make those forever and I would totally come over and make things while the kids played!!! Glad you enjoyed your date night, we're hoping to get one in May, but we'll see. :)

Jane said...

I would love to learn how to make them - just tell me what would be a good time and I'm there. And I'll bring wine if you don't mind.. :)

Marlan said...

so cute my talented girl. set up a sewing machine time. Also I will sit for you for a date night.

Speckled Kat said...

Surely you could make a day of it and come up from GA Candi :)
Ok Marlan I look forward to it, I can't wait to learn how to use my machine :D
Tricia, I don't drink wine so how about you bring over a tiny bottle of sour apple mix for me while you sip on your wine :)
I'm thinking of having a girls crafting night one day soon. I'll let you know when I do!