Friday, March 1, 2013

Date Night In

Today, I'm joining Lynette and Jenna for the Once Upon a Date Night Link-Up! 

Lately, Marc and I have had a lot of date nights at home. There is no real explanation for this, except that we're always exhausted, love hanging with our puppies, and we're actually 84. We just look good for our age. 

Don't get me wrong! We love going out to eat and we go see a lot of movies, but this month, we've been opting for a lot of nights at home.

So how do we have fun on a date night at home? Like this! 

First on the night's 'agenda,' make a yummy dinner. We have been making quite a bit of homemade pizza lately. I'd give you the recipe, but we kind of just make it up. The pizza below is piled with soy cheese, homemade pesto, and whatever veggies we had in the fridge. The dough is premade from Trader Joe's, and it's seriously amazing. 

Next up, pick a movie! We have an embarrassing number of movies. Like, well over 200 DVDs. Which is probably why we have a lot of movie nights at home. And it usually takes us about 20 minutes to choose one.

If you have trouble choosing a movie you and your significant other will both like, here are a few of my favorite date night picks:
  • Princess Bride (obviously)
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Date Night 
  • Love Actually (love this one around Christmas)
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Singin' in the Rain (couldn't resist)
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Some Like It Hot
Okay, I'll stop there. I had to refrain from sticking Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings on this list. Because they are amazing always

Also, don't drop your stack of movies you're choosing from on the floor. 

Once you've completed the most difficult task of the night (picking a movie), make yourself some hot chocolate and popcorn! And you should probably make some for your significant other, too. After all, sharing is caring. 

Cozy up on the couch with your furry friends (who might try to play with you), and watch away! 

And that's it. Easiest date night ever. And you can even wear your pajamas, which is the best part. I resisted the urge to take picture in my footie pajamas. You're welcome.

Time for you to link-up your date nights! Whether it's an outfit, a recipe, or an outing, we'd love to see how you spend time with your loved ones.


  1. Omg Emily, too funny! We had a similar idea, love it! Welcome to the link up, I'm so glad you joined in :)))

    XO Jenna

  2. Crazy Stupid Love is my favorite date night movie–it's totally the best of both worlds! The guy gets to gawk at Emma Stone, and the gal can have her fill of Ryan Gosling. Perfect.

  3. You guys are too cute! We have date nights all the time at home too! You have an awesome movie selection luring you to stay home and we have a babysitter we don't want to pay for. haha! Love this link up idea too!

    Everything but Ordinary

  4. Haha I think my husband and I are 84 too. We usually order takeout and watch movies at home. : )

  5. Too cute! I love that blazer. And hey, home made pizza and a movie at home is always better than crappy pizza and a movie theater filled with obnoxious teenagers, right?

    XO, Rachel

    With Love, Rachel

  6. Me and Katie do this a lot as well! Sometimes on netflix it takes us waaaay to long to decide on a movie and we never do. I get a lot of new rentals from the library so that gives us another option. This is a cute post, nights in can be the best and cheaper and more relaxing!

  7. We had a date night at home just last night!


    The Hartungs Blog

  8. your date night ins would be so fun!

  9. What a good link up idea! I'm a new follower from the blog hop - can't wait to come read more of your blog!

  10. fun date night! we made pizza and attempted to watch a movie on friday night too! oh and i think i have the same 2 tone boots i see on your instagram feed over there - cute! new follower from the gfc hop :)

  11. Amberly LambertsenMarch 4, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    This pretty much sums up a date night with my husband and I. We are just too busy and tired to do anything fun, not to mention, by the time husband gets home from work it's almost eight and there isn't a whole lot that we can do!
    I've heard great things about Trader Joe's pizza crust, I'll have to try some!
    New follower from the GFC hop by the way!

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