Dating your Husband + GIVEAWAY

I hope you all enjoyed our first segment of posts in the  “Let’s Talk” series. It was a fun first post and to those of you who participated, thank you. Today, I want to talk about something totally different yet very dear to my heart and that’s “Dating you Husband”. If you read my Anniversaries Series, you’ll know how strongly I feel about taking time out of our busy lives and making an effort to keeping the love and romance alive in the marriage.

Dating our husband ideas.

I will not duplicate what I wrote, you can read it there if you haven’t, but I am excited to open this post almost like a forum style in the Let’s Talk series and get your input as well (and not just listen to me and what I have to say, cause that can be rather annoying ;)…). I love when you add your comments and we all learn something from each other. In THAT post I give a ton of tips and ideas you can do to date your husband. Ideas for going on, dating on a budget and just different things you can do.

     Today, I want to hear your idea:

      -How often do you go out? What keeps you from going out more?

      -What kinds of things do you do for date nights when you are out and about? How about when you stay home?

      -Tips on doing date nights on a budget, or if you are able to spoil yourself with something fancier? What do you do?

      -What do you do with your kids when you go out? Or if you stay at home.

      -What do you do with gifts for special occasions? What’s a good gift idea if someone is stuck. Leave a link with some ideas.

These are just some questions to get you started. I’d love to get inspired by some of your ideas and I bet others will love the input as well.

Finally, I am so passionate about this topic, I’d like to do a neat GIVEAWAY for two of you, my wonderful reader and friends. It will be a $75 gift card to your favorite restaurant. Go out, enjoy a nice dinner, and dessert, and an appetizer, and whatever else you want;). Also, the winners will receive a surprise gift for you to give to each other when you are on your date night (no cheating and opening it up earlier ;)..). I am not going to show pictures of the gift and will let you be surprised once I mail it to you! To make it clear, there will be two winners selected. Each couple will get the gift card and gifts (one for the hubby, one for the wifey).

Dating our husband ideas.

To enter the giveaway, comment below and share your thoughts on this topic. The giveaway will end November 19th @6:00 p.m. I will announce the winter on the blog November 20th and will e-mail the winners. You have 24 hours to reply to my e-mail with a mailing address. If you fail to reply within that time, another winner will be drawn. 🙂

Those of you that are in our Newsletter, you are automatically entered. If you are not yet receiving our e-mails, sign up below and you will be entered twice. Sharing the giveaway on Social Media is appreciated but not a must. If you are not yet married and don’t need this, enter for your parents or someone in your life that needs to get away for a fun evening!

Thanks friends for being a part of our online home! We so appreciate you. Looking forward to reading your feedback. XOXO

(p.s. This is NOT a sponsored post.)

WINNERS!!!!

Please check your e-mails for the giveaway. You have 24 hours to reply! A new winner will be drawn if I do not hear a response. THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful comments. I LOVED reading them all. 

n*******n@yahoo.com  Nata

r*********@gmail.com Tatyana 

Jennifer and Julie you are also winners of a smaller prize. Please respond to my e-mail. 🙂 🙂

Dating our husband ideas.

Fondly,

Valentina

Valentina's Corner

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  • L. 11/19/2017, 10:44 pm Link Reply

    Very interesting to read comments, and mine will be similar: I would love to go somewhere with my husband, but with 5 little kids its not easy?‍♀️

    • admin 11/20/2017, 11:16 pm Link Reply

      Hi, L.
      Yes, it’s difficult to get out with 5 little nuggets, but possible. It’s just a season of life and before you know it, they will be teenagers. 🙂

  • Alena 11/18/2017, 10:21 pm Link Reply

    Valentina, I love your blog! Not only do you have delicious recipes but wonderful and meaningful posts on life.
    My husband and I have been married for two and a half years and we have a son who is a little over a year. After a year of being married we moved across the country to settle down and build a home. Since neither of the grandmas live nearby we don’t have a baby sitter who will watch our little one if we do want to go out. We haven’t done anything without him. We try to spend date time together when he’s asleep. I believe a date doesn’t have to be fancy, we can have a cup of tea once the baby is asleep and just share our thoughts with each other and I would consider that a successful date night.

    • admin 01/09/2018, 4:48 pm Link Reply

      Date nights at home and just as wonderful as going out, Alena. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have and in the current season of life. Wishing you many blessings in this new place you’ve moved to!

  • Tanya 11/17/2017, 6:55 am Link Reply

    We been married for little over 6 years, and had 4 children, and I think since I had my 1st child we never went out on a date with hubby. We always take our Kids with us if we go anywhere. My husband never likes to leave them with babysitters. He always says, they are our kids, we have to take care if them. But I would love to win the giveaway, and to go on a date with hubby.

    • admin 11/19/2017, 10:35 am Link Reply

      Hi, Tanya. Bless your heart, your hands are full. Yes, kids are the biggest blessing and our responsibility but a couple hours away from them is such a blessing. The kids get a break and mom and dad get some much needed time together. 🙂 You’ll feel so rejuvenated once you come home.. =)
      Wishing God’s blessings upon your family..

  • Child of God 11/16/2017, 11:20 pm Link Reply

    Thank you, Valentina, for bringing up such an important topic in marriage!! Here I’m reading your blog and can’t even remember our last date with my husband
    :(((( actually going out of the house. Well, we do have small talks with a cup of tea after our toddler is asleep once in a while and those are quite nice times together. We are good friends with my husbands brother and his wife and we have watched their small kids while they took a date night and they have done the same for us. Our kids play very well together! We have not done it in a long time though, so it’s time to write it on my calendar and go do it. Many, many blessings to your family, Valentina!!!!!

    • admin 11/19/2017, 10:31 am Link Reply

      That’ wonderful that you have family and you can help each other with kids. What a blessing.
      I think it’s way past time to get out for a few days if you can’t remember the last time you went out. 🙂 It’s so good for the marriage and then reflects on the kids as well. 🙂

  • Nataliya 11/16/2017, 4:12 pm Link Reply

    For us a date night was very rare because we live far from anyone who could babysit. Then everything came to a screeching halt when our little one got sick plus severe food allergies. For now a date night is only a dream… but I’ll make it happen if we win.

    • admin 11/19/2017, 10:30 am Link Reply

      Awwww, Nataliya. I am sorry to hear about your the food allergies. I have several friends and their kids allergies and they had to completely change their lifestyles. Saying a prayer over your family.

  • Lina 11/16/2017, 1:00 pm Link Reply

    Thank you for bringing up such an important topic! We have 2 sweet boys under 3, so what we started doing is packing them in the car, buying coffee and just drive around and talk and hold hands while the boys sleep .. Also a good thing to do when it seems the agenda for the kids is to bring the house down.

    • admin 11/19/2017, 10:15 am Link Reply

      What a cute idea, Lina. That does sound wonderful. I remember when our oldest was little and he loved car rides. Sometimes we just could not get him to calm down so we’d drive around with him so he’d fall asleep. Good memories :).

  • Kristina 11/15/2017, 3:19 pm Link Reply

    We don’t go on dates often its hard to find time for it, but when we do its something on the fancier side. And leave the kids at grandmas,have some us time. We often Drink tea together, i love to bake do its perfect in evenings to catch up on our busy lives. Love
    To win the give away!

    • admin 11/19/2017, 9:25 am Link Reply

      Hi, Kristina.
      So nice to have grandmas to help with babysitting. 🙂 I love baking as well, it’s therapeutic. We often have date nights at home and I bake a nice cake for us to enjoy. So nice and relaxing. <3

  • Andra 11/15/2017, 1:41 am Link Reply

    Date nights ended for us after our first son was born 8 years ago. We haven’t been on one since. Finding a babysitter has been the only issue. We do many things together as a family yet you showed me how important it is to have that one on one time together apart from the children. God bless you for the time you take to encourage others. Your blog is a place where I find true inspiration to be the mother and wife God has called me to be.

    • admin 01/09/2018, 4:49 pm Link Reply

      Thank you so much for the beautiful comment, Andra. It tug on the strings of my heart. However, I am no different than you. 🙂 I too am trying to figure out life as a mom, wife and daughter of the King. 🙂

  • Nicole 11/14/2017, 11:22 am Link Reply

    What a lovely idea! I’m not in a position to need it for myself at the moment, but I’d love to enter for my aunt and uncle (and yes, I will babysit).

    • admin 01/09/2018, 4:50 pm Link Reply

      What a blessing you are, Nicole. That’s so sweet of you and your aunt and uncle must be so proud of your big heart.

  • Carolsue 11/14/2017, 3:31 am Link Reply

    Being married as long as we have, we’ve gotten into kind of a rut. Seems like dinner and a movie consists of takeout food and Netflix nowadays. A real date sounds wonderful! Thank you.

    • admin 01/09/2018, 4:51 pm Link Reply

      Yes, Carolsue, I think it is time for a real date. THough takeout and Netflix doesn’t sound too bad. <3

  • Inna 11/14/2017, 12:02 am Link Reply

    Love , love this subject. We are blessed with 5 children and for our 10th Anniversary my husband found a babysitter and we told the kids that this time they are staying home Only mommy and daddy are going to celebrate our Anniversary. The older boy said “ wait we want to celebrate too, can’ t we all go like we always do ???? So we felt bad and all came with us ?

    My husband is self employed so most of our dates are at lunch time when the kids are at school , we either go somewhere or he comes home for lunch. Communication and spending time with each other are very important, but most importantly we pray and try to fast every Friday of the week for our marriage and for the family.

    May God Bless all the marriages !!!!

    Valentina your blog has been a blessing for me ,you are such a wise Godly woman love all of your posts ??keep them coming !!!

    • admin 01/09/2018, 4:53 pm Link Reply

      My hubby is self-employed as well and we have 5 kiddos as well. 🙂
      I love the idea of you guys fasting/praying together on a weekly basis. That is SOO inspiriting. I love it. Keep up the good work! Your children are so blessed to have you as parents. 🙂

  • Valentina 11/13/2017, 7:13 pm Link Reply

    Love reading these kinds of posts and comments! We have been married for 6 years and have 4 kiddos. We love going on dates but it happens very rarely.. birthdays and anniversary usually because like most of the comments above finding a babysitter is not so easy. Every year for christmas our family does Secret Santa and last year my husband and I recieved a getaway voucher and a “babysitting” coupon for while were gone from our brother and sister in law. It was so nice!

    • admin 11/21/2017, 12:29 am Link Reply

      I loved reading your comment, Valentina (oh and beautiful name, wink wink). I loved the family Secret Santa. What a cute idea.
      I love posts like these, they help connect so many moms and makes us feel like we aren’t in our season of life. Just feels a bit encouraging. Thanks so much for visiting our online home. 🙂

  • Julie 11/13/2017, 11:48 am Link Reply

    Going out on dates is so important, but unfortunately for us it does not happen very often. With our 4th baby on the way and our oldest being 4 (almost 5), it’s hard to find the time and someone to leave the kiddos with… besides that, being on a super tight budget doesn’t help either.
    I’m a long time waiting for our next romantic night out with my wonderful husband! Hopefully sometime soon… ♡

    • admin 11/21/2017, 12:11 am Link Reply

      Children are such a blessing, Julie. Congrats. It really is hard to get our when kiddos are so young in age, been there. This season passes and before you know it, the kiddos are teenagers and you’re in a totally different season in life.
      Wishing you and your growing family many blessing!

  • Nicole 11/12/2017, 10:51 pm Link Reply

    My husband and I try to do things together on the weekends when I’m home. They typically involve going for a drive or exploring a new place. We don’t do dinner much, so winning this gift card would be a special treat. I think it’s important to continue to put effort into your marriage and romance.

    • admin 11/21/2017, 12:09 am Link Reply

      Nicole,
      A drive exploring new things sounds lovely. With a cup of hot coffee of course. 😉

  • Jennifer Hayden 11/11/2017, 1:48 pm Link Reply

    My husband and I have two children with Autism. Sometimes getting out on a date night requires some pretty intense planning but it is so important.

    • admin 11/12/2017, 1:57 pm Link Reply

      Aww, Jennifer. My heart reaches out to you. Bet it does take some planning but it is probably SUCH a blessing to both of you to get out for a few hours to just relax.
      Wishing God’s blessings, good health and protection over your family.

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