Part of my goals for 2014 was to go on 12 "different" dates with my husband this year. Meaning, dates that aren't what we typically do on date night, which is dinner and a movie. I was surprised at how excited husband got about this and he even chose our first date (and he's already picked out next months, too) So, a few weekends back, we dropped C off at a babysitters and went to Mud Monkey. You probably figured out what we did by the pictures. I've driven by so many of these types of studios. It's like Mtown and DC county thrive on "paint a piece" studios. We've never even thought about stepping a foot inside one until now. And I'm so glad we did. You basically just pick out a piece of pottery and paint it. As soon as I saw the salt and pepper shakers, I knew that's what we would paint. Why? because we have the ugliest set of S&P shakers known to man, and we're in a serious need of an upgrade.
I painted pepper and husband painted salt. And it pains me to say, he did a way better job than me. Also, who knew painting together would be such a team building exercise. Seriously, my need to be a control freak was hit with a ton of bricks. Once I let loose and just let the man paint, we had so much fun, and he killed it. I googled "mid century s&p shakers" to get inspiration for our design. I picked them up last Friday and LOOOVEED how they turned out.
Here's to hoping these babies last a long long time, so I can explain to the kids when we made them and how (and because I'm so awesome at spacing ((read: lie)) I had just enough room to add the date). Maybe they will even turn into a little family heirloom one day. I love that! Seeing these on my table everyday remind me of man, how much fun he is, and how blessed I am to get to date him. It's not too late to make this resolution with your man & go on a date this month! or tuck the idea away and bring it out when you get married.
Married ladies, give me some ideas! What are some different things you've done on dates?