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3/22/15 8:37 A

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A few of these ideas have good promise!

1. Strip monopoly ha? We've done Poker, Uno, Scrabble, Connect Four, why not Monopoly as well. I'm game for it!

2. The SO and I have done this since we live in the best entertainment city in the states just about, SIN CITY! I prefer Wolfgang Puck, the SO prefers Bobby Flay lol! One Saturday we did all of WP, the next Saturday it was Bobby Flay, it was fabulous.

3. Sin City is a big little town, I think we know our city pretty back and forth by now but we always seem to find something new to do.

4. We actually did this once and it was pretty fun, we made up baskets for one another. We picked out appetizer ingredients, main dish and dessert but I was first in picking all the ingredients for the SO one weekend and the next weekend was his turn to do it. We were very kind to one another since we hate wasting foods. We picked themes for one another and that is what we cooked. The SO wanted a deli type menu and I wanted Greek Italian. We plan to do this again since it was successful on both our parts.

5. We have not done this yet since we read such different types of material. Maybe we could read something interesting together though, I'll have to think about this one.

6. Again, Sin City, I almost don't have to explain further. The Paris Hotel, New York New York, Treasure Island, The Venetian, Stratosphere! However, we are close enough to hop a plane to many cities in the States and Mexico, the Caribbean etc...

7. The SO is more of a wine lover than I am but I take an interest in his wines so I can converse with him. He appreciates the effort. He takes an interest in my tea lover self. He loves chocolates, I love vegetarian food etc...

Good ideas to expand upon for things to do~

kayah
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3/18/15 9:26 A

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3/17/15 12:00 A

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3/16/15 9:00 A

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Strip monopoly? Never played it....we have played strip darts. emoticon emoticon

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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3/13/15 3:04 P

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Fun ideas!

The 5-different restaurants suggestion reminded me of my parents' "progressive" dinners they did when I was a child. A group of friends from church would get together, and have appetizers at one house, soup at another, main course at another, and dessert at the last house. Such fun!

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7 Easy & Fun Date Ideas You Should Do This Weekend

Looking for something great to do this weekend? If you have kids, call the babysitter or drop them off at grandma’s house and enjoy one of these easy and fun date ideas.

1. Play a Game of Strip Monopoly
This is the one time when you won’t mind losing and neither will your spouse! When you land in jail, there’s no need to pay or roll to get out. And that pesky little “get out of jail free” card that never seems to come up until after you’ve paid to get out of jail no longer matters.

Just take off an article of clothing and that will provide you jail freedom. Land on your partner’s property with three hotels? Don’t claim bankruptcy, just remove an article of clothing per hotel. Make up the rules at the start of the game and just make sure they include taking off enough clothes that you’ll both be naked by the end of the game.

2. Go on a Restaurant Tour
Don’t settle for a dinner date at one restaurant, make a day of it. Map out five new restaurants you’ve been dying to try and then go to each one. Have an appetizer at the first restaurant and then walk or drive to the next one.

Have a second appetizer there before continuing on to another restaurant for your main course. At the fourth restaurant, enjoy dessert and then go to a final restaurant for some after dinner drinks. (If there’s a band playing at your last location, even better!)

3. Explore Your Own Town
How many times have you passed that museum as you drove around town and not stopped? You probably have fine art right in your backyard and don’t even know it. What about a Japanese garden nearby? Explore the sites of your own city and you just might be surprised to learn how cool it is to be right where you live.

4. Couples Chopped Challenge
Love the Food Network show, Chopped? Yeah, my husband and I do too. Look in your cabinets, fridge and freezer and create a mystery basket with four ingredients. Trade baskets and then get to cooking. Each is charged with creating the best tasting dish possible using all four of the ingredients in their basket. (Don’t have any baskets? Improvise.) Then judge each other’s dishes based on taste and presentation. And then enjoy a good laugh as you sit down to a meal of your own concoctions.

5. Create Your Own At-Home Book Club
How often do you and your spouse read a book together? Do you like fiction? Does he like nonfiction? Does he like sci-fi while you like romance? What about finding a book you both will love? GoodReads gives 18 great suggestions and you can see their reviews here. And another book I believe would have made their list had it been out when it was compiled :) is the Happy Wives Club. And don’t let the name fool you. Men are loving this book just as much as women.

6. Take a Weekend Trip to Another Country (no passport required)
Is there a place you’ve both been dying to visit? Don’t wait until you have the time or money to travel to the other side of the world, find your little piece of Italy, France or China right in your home town. This one will take a bit of research but you’ll be surprised to know how many restaurants and sites are right in your background that are replicates of landmarks from other countries – possibly even ones you want to visit. Looking to visit Florence, Italy, perhaps? Go on Yelp.com and look for the restaurant in your area that is the most authentic. Then call and talk to the owner and let them know you’re looking to recreate a Florence weekend in your own town. Go into the restaurant when you know they’ll be there and ask them to point you to every local site that reminds them of home.

7. Become a Connoisseur
Ever wonder what people are doing when they’re sniffing or swirling their wine around in the glass, looking to see if it’s got “legs”? Well, wonder no more. Go into your local wine bar and tell the sommelier you want to know everything there is to know about wine. (Be prepared to be there for some time because if you ask a sommelier that, they’ll be bringing you wine for hours!) Have no interest in wine? No problem. Think about something you both are interested in learning about and set out to become a connoisseur of that.

Looking for more ideas you don’t see here? Maybe some stay-at-home date night ideas?

Until tomorrow…make it a great day!

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