Friday, September 14, 2012

a renewed love affair...

I have fallen in love again with... Pinterest.

It had been months. months- since I had opened my pinterest account and scrolled through the pins of DIY and recipes.

So there I am sitting in my PSYCH 301 class. Statistics for Psychology. The class they wouldn't let me waive because it was specific for psychology, and even though I had already taken general stats and stats for marriage and family, it was a no go. Bored as can be. (we were learning about the mean, median, and mode... i learned that in 3RD GRADE!!! 2 hours of which number is there the most of.... i was going crazy) So i pulled out my new smartphone. yes, i have a smart phone. and started looking at apps. free apps. in a spur of the moment I downloaded the pinterest app. Life changed.

One class period later. and 75,000 pins later. I had my future house planned, and enough craft ideas to last me a life time.

Now and honest moment. I have never done anything with any of the things i have pinned- they are always a "one day I will" type thing. until tonight.

I came across the idea while trying to stay awake in class. A date jar. for the night you cant think of what to do you choose something from the jar. it just so happened that a friend's wedding is tomorrow and I was sans gift. this was it.

so one quick run to hobby lobby later. i had a mason jar. paint. craft sticks. and ribbon. ALL SET.

then it was off to my night class. 2.5 hours of marriage therapyness. the only reason i dont go crazy in that class is because our teacher is literally crazy- and so funny. the time somehow goes quickly even though we dont learn very much. so I multitasked. while he repeated himself for the 13th time, i created a list of date ideas.

After class my visiting teacher's came over. having been home for only 10 minutes the whole day and being on a time crunch, they helped me paint the sticks while we talked about life and got to know each other. it was perfect.

I love crafts. truth.

here is the finished product. simple. easy. thoughtful.

the woman who i got the idea from used the different colors of popsicle sticks as different categories. (one's that cost money, that take planning, etc) I didn't want to- so it is just to make it look prettier.

Making the list of date ideas was fun. It was fun to relive dates as I wrote the idea down, or remember times sitting on the couch brainstorming with the boy I was dating a "bucket list" of dates we wanted to go on.

Here is the list I came up with.

  1. go ice skating
  2. go to the library and read your favorite children's books
  3. visit temple square
  4. watercolor the sunset
  5. invite a couple over for games
  6. invite a couple over for dessert
  7. get dressed up and go out for a "classy" dinner
  8. go for a hike/snowshoeing and carve your initials in a tree
  9. look up what is going on in the community and go
  10. go to a movie- his choice
  11. go to a movie- her choice
  12. make italian food and watch the movie "Life is Beautiful"
  13. go rock climbing
  14. go to a local arcade
  15. play catch at the park
  16. go star gazing
  17. go window shopping for things for your home
  18. build a fort and tell ghost stories
  19. feed the ducks at the pond
  20. make something for your house off pinterest
  21. go roller blading
  22. play at a park
  23. go on a picnic
  24. look through old pictures and tell stories
  25. go geo cashing
  26. go camping
  27. go to the mall and pick out outfits for each other
  28. go bowling
  29. go mini golfing
  30. make crayon art
  31. finger paint
  32. go for a bike ride
  33. watch a disney movie while coloring in a coloring book
  34. stay home and watch a movie- his choice
  35. stay home and watch a movie- her choice
  36. play hopscotch, color with sidewalk chalk, and hoola hoop
  37. visit a retirement home and talk with the residents
  38. go to the food bank and volunteer
  39. go see a show/play
  40. spend the night in the city (hotel)
  41. go to a bed and breakfast
  42. go canoeing/paddle boating
  43. visit "your" spots
  44. relive your first date
  45. do facials
  46. grab a friend and have a photo shoot
  47. go shooting
  48. plan your dream vacation
  49. go to a museum
  50. go to a concert
  51. invite people over for minute to win it games
  52. cuddle up on a couch and read a novel out loud
  53. drive up a canyon and soak in the beauty
  54. build a fire and make s'mores
  55. make cookies and deliver them to friends
  56. go to a sporting event
  57. write "your story" together
  58. look at wedding pictures and talk about the day
  59. go out to dinner on "main street" and walk around
  60. go out for ice cream
  61. make homemade ice cream
  62. put a puzzle together and drink hot chocolate
  63. create a couple bucket list
  64. go to the temple
  65. project an old western on the wall and "shoot" the bad guys with nerf guns
  66. have a nerf gun fight
  67. carve soap
  68. make sailboats with stuff around the house and race them
  69. invite friends over and have a murder mystery party
  70. find someone to serve
  71. go for a run with your cameras and photography the world
  72. make a volcano with baking soda and vinegar
  73. test the mentos and soda myth
  74. invite friends over for a murder mystery party
  75. go to a fair
  76. plan a road trip and actually go
  77. go to cascade springs (in utah)
  78. go out to dinner- her choice
  79. go out to dinner- his choice
  80. go golfing
  81. go go-carting
  82. go to the DI and get ridiculous outfits
  83. go to the dollar store. spend $5 and just play with what you got
  84. go dancing in the moonlight
Its the holiday season.
  1. carve pumpkins and roast the seeds
  2. go to a haunted house
  3. go to a corn maze
  4. write letters to santa
  5. make "thankful' turkeys
  6. write thank you notes to your parents (thanksgiving)
  7. dye eggs
  8. make a snowman
  9. go sledding/ snowboarding/ skiing
  10. cut out paper snowflakes while watching a christmas movie
If you have any ideas to add to this not comprehensive list...comment. share the knowledge.

also i have a renewed love affair for this song...

1 comment:

  1. lol! you popped up a lot on my pinterest the other day! :) i'm glad. your pins are awesome! nice job with the date night on a painted popsicle stick in a mason jar tie a ribbon around it.