Quarantine Date Ideas

During this weird time, we’re all trying to adjust. And that means adjusting how you normally do dates! If you’re quarantined with your significant other, setting aside the time to still have date night (or day) is important. It helps create a sense of normal and gives you something to look forward to.

So I thought I would share what me and my significant other are doing for date nights during quarantine.

  1. Cook a favorite meal together- pick something you both love to love to eat. This can be a fun evening making a meal together and great quality time too!
  2. Watch a favorite or new show together and make it the coziest spot in town. We started watching Hanninal (we both love the movie Silence of the Lambs) and we watch maybe 1 or 2 episodes on certain days of the week. It gives us something to look forward to and lets us spend some quality time together.
  3. Pick a movie series to watch and only watch it on certain nights. Get all the supplies you need like blankets, snacks, and drinks. Put down the phone and cuddle up on the couch to watch the movie. Pretend like you’re in your own private movie theater. Currently we are watching all the Marvel movies in chronological order and it has been something to look forward to during the week!
  4. Order from your favorite takeout spot– this is a great way to support your favorite local spots and also create a date night at home! We’ve done this a few times and it always is a nice date!
  5. Have brunch together! We have been taking advantage of this while we’re both at home. Normally we can’t do brunch together because of our work schedules, but now we can. We’ve been cooking brunch ourselves, but you can also order from your favorite breakfast spot. Dedicate and hour or two for this one morning and enjoy!

Some pics from our date ideas are below! We made butternut squash risotto with poached eggs (a favorite meal of ours) and my avocado toast I shared a weeks ago for brunch one day!

I hope these ideas give you some inspiration for date night! And let me know if you have any other ideas too!

International Women’s Day

Hello and happy Sunday. It also happens to be International Women’s Day! Yay women! I thought I would make today’s blog post a thank you to all the great women in my life. I have a lot of strong women in my life who have helped me get to where I am today and I am so grateful for that.

  1. My mom- who has been probably my greatest support throughout my life. She always has been there for me through it all and I am forever grateful for her.
  2. My grammy- she is where I get my feisty and spunky side from. She is a small woman, very petite, but she is strong and mighty when she needs to be. And she has taught me how to be as well.
  3. My group of girlfriends- these girls have been through some of my worst and some of my best times. They are my extended family and are always there when I need them. They make me laugh and cry. They are truly the best friends I could have.
  4. My aunts- I have quite a few and they are all like second mothers to me. They support me and love me like I am their own daughter. And I know I can always count on them for help.
  5. And finally, to all the other women out there, who may be leaders, entrepreneurs, fighters, caregivers, and anything in between. I appreciate all you have done for us other women and will do for us in the future.

Thank you and happy International Women’s Day!!!