Sunday, October 21, 2012

Back To Basics...Date Night

So I know that this blog was originally about making myself plan out more creative dates with my Christopher. But between work and school our date nights have consisted of catching up on TV shows and preparing for my programs (I know...romantic). So I was so glad that last Friday we decided that we were going to go and hit up the Dixon Corn Maze! So in case you are not from the Sacramento Area the Dixon Corn maze is a 2007 Guinness Book of World Records award winning corn maze. It is the largest corn maze in the world. This was my third time completing the maze (first time with Chris) and it is really awesome because you get to go through the maze at night by flashlight!! Of course if that scares you there is a day-time option too! But I love this corn maze because it is a wonderful fall-themed activity that is relatively inexpensive ($10). It took Chris and I roughly two hours to make our way through. The way I like to put it is you can spend ten bucks and go to the movies any Friday night but this type of activity is exclusive to fall and it takes about as long as watching a movie would be! And it's great exercise! I was definitely wiped after we finished and on our way back to Sacramento we stopped and ate some dinner.

Here is a photo of us in front of the Cool Patch Pumpkin before we started the maze!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sooo...I Redid the Anniversary Present

Remember way back in March when I made Chris the shadow box for our anniversary? A place to display the Playbill, tickets, and pictures we took when we saw Les Mis? Well we did end up seeing it in August (it was amazing!) but I wanted to re-do the shadow box to make it look something like this, an "Admit One" box where we could put all of our ticket stubs because I keep all of that stuff for sentimental value. So last night while I was on duty (RA terminology meaning I was the "on call" resident advisor for the night) I re-did the box! This is how I did it!

-12x12 Shadow Box (I chose black)
-12x12 Piece of Scrapbook Paper (or whatever size your shadow box is)
-Letter Stickers (mine were silver)
-Ticket Stubs, Playbills, or whatever else you want to put in the box!

1) Place the stickers to say "Admit One" on the scrapbooking paper
2) Place all of your stubs and whatnot in the box
3) Close the box back up
4) Optional: Cut a slit at the top of the shadow box to easily put new ticket stubs inside!

I didn't do the optional part because I didn't want to cut a slit large enough for Playbills in case we go to other plays/musicals. It's up to you but this is a really cheap gift if you are a scrapbooker like I am, I found the shadow box only for $10 and that was my total cost.

Finished Product