My Purpose

As a recent college graduate preparing to be a teacher and a recent bride, I'm learning how to live in a limited budget. In the process, I've had to find money saving tips & ways to re-use common items, create cheap lesson plans, cook inexpensive meals, design DIY wedding projects, and more. With the economic situation that many of us are in, I think we can all use any ideas that people care to share, and that's exactly what I want to do-- share my own ideas and those that I've found in my searches. I hope you find this blog useful and share it with others.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Date Ideas

Living on a college budget and planning a wedding means that my fiance and I try to save money anywhere we can. Sadly, that means that sometimes we don't spend as much time "dating" as we should. I've recently started researching cheap date ideas and here are a few.

Tour a local winery-

Pack a picnic-

Explore local tourist sites- or find your state's tourist website

Watch a show at a local live theater or college

Take a walk and just talk
-not about your finances, children, wedding plans, stress caused by work or school, and so on...
*when you were falling in love, these things weren't discussed

Exercise together
- tennis, golf, weights, run, frisbee, bike ride, and so on

Spend an evening watching a whole season of a TV show on DVD

Decide all decisions based on the flip of a coin
-my parents do this when they don't know where to go and what to do
*at every intersection or choice to be made, my parents make a decision based on the flip of
a coin

Visit the zoo or local children's museum

Hopefully these ideas are something you can try in your area, or at least might inspire another idea!

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