Saturday, July 31, 2010

Frugal Fun #11

Here is a shot of my happy hubby during our last back yard fire. The picture doesn't do him justice. He is sooooo cute. You'd think after 12 years (high school sweeties) I'd cool off a little, but I love him more than ever and find him more attractive too.

My hubby and I are going on a date!!!!!! I am so excited. We hardly ever get out alone. It isn't that we don't want to either. It is hard during the school year because I hate being away from the kids. I wanted to be a stay at home mom, but it hasn't worked out yet. My hubby keeps telling me I might be able to stay home a while with future babies. And during the summer it is hard because we are usually short on cash.

So anyways, we are keeping the evening very cheap. My hubby is working, so I won't get a start on our date until late. We plan to eat at Olive Garden. I know it sounds strange, but we love going there.... breadsticks, salad, leftovers... I have been saving points at MyPoints and trading them in for Olive Garden gift cards. Then we are going to listen to free music at the local arts festival taking place this weekend. If we still are awake, which for me will be easy but not so much for him, we are making a fire in our back yard where we can sit and chat uninterrupted.

I am so excited!

If you are interested in My Points you can check it out here or I can send you a personalized email invitation. I take surveys through the site and also click though emails. I never actually do the offers they send. I just click on the 5 points for going to the offer's website, but I don't actually sign up for anything. Some days I'll get over 10 emails from them, so it is easy to get points.

How do you keep your dates affordable? I'd love to get some new ideas...


  1. Have you ever bought gift certificates at I am thinking of buying some, but not sure if it's legit. Today is the last day of the $2 for a $25 gift certificate deal. I hate to waste the money if it turns out to not be real you know?

  2. It is legit, but they don't offer very many good places to go in my area. There are often catches too, like you have to go certain times or days and spend a certain amount at the restaurants around here...

  3. I use mypoints too! I like to save mine up for getting movies we want to own from Barnes and Noble. Wish we lived outside of city limits so we could do a bonfire. My husband would be in heaven!
    Following you from friendly friday,

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  5. Hi! I'm your newest follower from FF!!! :) A little late, but being the mom that I didn't want to leave anyone out. :) Congrats on being in the Spotlight! I loved reading what you said about your husband. Hope you guys had an awesome date! I'm looking forward to reading more on your blog.

    Hope you'll come visit me & I'd love it if you'd follow back.
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders

  6. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!!