Christmas Lights Date Night!

Sorry for the late post- Monday was a bit of a crazy day! But I didn’t want to leave you hanging so I am coming to you with a great holiday date night idea! Going to see Holiday Lights!

I am sure many of you are in the same boat as me. December is a crazy month. Between shopping, holiday parties and the end of the year craziness at work there just isn’t enough time in a day. This time of year can be the time of year we forget to show our loved ones how much we care- and this is the time we need to try extra hard!

I am all about Christmas! I will hum, sing, dance to any Christmas song pretty much all month. I love the Christmas movies (even the lifetime ones) and I love any excuse to get in the Christmas spirit. That is why Christmas lights are one of my favorite ways to spend a date night.

Last year we had our first date at a shrine near my house seeing their lights. It was cold but the lights were gorgeous and it was a great time just talking and getting to know each other.

This year we went to a shrine near his house and his mother and sister tagged along. We had a lot of fun. We sang christmas tunes, snapped some great pictures and warmed up with a nice cup of hot cocoa.

Lights 1 Lights 2Warm up with cocoa!

Although he wasn’t the biggest fan of the Christmas tunes I still had one Christmas song stuck in my head all night which I will leave you all with.

What is your favorite holiday date night idea?


Last Minute Shopping

As we are creeping our way into November it is hard to ignore that the holiday season is approaching. Now most years I am jumping for joy and more than a little prepared. In fact many years I begin my shopping in June (oh yes I love Christmas that much). But this year, given my current job situation, I haven’t even begun shopping. Not only that but I am panicking that I won’t have the money to do it. This leads me to believe I will be on the last minute shopping train.

Now this is of course not the first time I have had to come up with a last minute gift. One year I was dating someone who I had been on and off with for a few years. We had hit a downward spiral and I did not think we would be together for the holidays. So I had not purchased a gift for his mother. However, I show up to their house to celebrate the holidays and there are not only many gifts laid out for me but also a stocking. Talk about a deer in headlights!

Lucky for me I had been way to prepared this holiday season and bought extra gifts for peopl

e I didn’t actually use. I ran out to my car, grabbed a left over gift, a fancy bag someone else gave me and ran back in the house pretending I just forgot it in the car. Phew h

oliday saved! Icing on the cake? She loved it!

I recently saw an episode of Jimmy Kimmel where the guest on the show was also on the last minute shopping train and gave him some clothing from an audience member. This made me giggle and also made me realize I cannot be the only one who does this. So I am looking to my blogging friends to make me not feel so alone. What is one of the worst last minute shopping scenarios you have been caught in? Did it work out?

Enjoy this clip from Jimmy Kimmel as well to start the weekend off right 🙂