A Sweet Pairing Date Night at Home & Giveaway!

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Fellow Moms, if you enjoy a glass of wine and some chocolate, this one’s for you!!  Daily Momtivity has received a fun opportunity from Josh Cellar’s wine and Ghirardelli chocolates, and it all ends with an AWESOME giveaway that you don’t want to miss!

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What do you and your Love like to do for Valentine’s Day?  Some friends of mine like to make a reservation somewhere really special, and they definitely expect to receive a delivery of a dozen long-stemmed roses, complete with heart-shaped box of chocolates and a teddy bear.

Here at Daily Momtivity, our husbands are lucky.  We’re very easy-going gals.  We love a nice, relaxing HOME DATE any time of year.  There’s no pressure about where to go, how much to spend, or what to wear.  Get the kids to bed (or out of the house), and then change the typical evening routine so that it’s focused simply on spending quality time together.  Make a nice dinner, grab a glass of wine and turn down the lights.  Watch a movie, play a board game, read to each other or simply talk.  (Imagine that…really talking to one another at the end of a long day?  Doesn’t always happen in our homes!)

I might advise steering away from the usual yoga pants and messy bun, at least… It’s date night, after all.

A date night at home is exactly what I did with my sweet hubby this past weekend. We fed our kids, put them to bed, and then had a fun evening, just the two of us!

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Thanks to Josh Cellar’s wine and yummy Ghirardelli Chocolates, a date night at home can be a delicious treat!


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We know life can get pretty busy when you have young children. Having a date night can be hard to manage. If you can’t seem to do a full date night, have a date happy hour! After a long week of work and kids, I treated my husband and myself to some nice wine and chocolates for a happy hour. The kids were busy watching a show and we had a chance to catch up and unwind (and prepare for the weekend!).  Time with your husband or loved one doesn’t have to be a big to-do.  It’s quality over quantity in my book 🙂

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Now for the deets about our GIVEAWAY!  We are giving away 2 pre-paid $75 American Express Gift Cards!!  What a fun Valentine treat!  2 lucky winners will be chosen on February 13th. Enter below and Good Luck!

February 4, 2016
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  • Reply Aileen (Aileen Cooks

    I need this in my life! With two toddlers, at-home date nights are our life!

    February 4, 2016 at 7:49 am
    • Reply Nicole

      I know, right?? Tis but a season….

      February 4, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Mrs. G

    We haven’t decided how we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. More than likely, it will either be a nice dinner at home or at one of our favorite restaurants.

    February 4, 2016 at 7:56 am
    • Reply Nicole

      It can be tricky to find a table on V-Day. Some people are really good about making a reservation weeks in advance, but I never think about it until it’s too late! Whatever you choose to do, we hope you enjoy it!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Jebbica

    Awesome! Great giveaway! I plan on spending Valentine’s Day at home with my bestie! We may try to cook something romantic, and I think we decided to do something homemade for each other. We’ve been celebrating all month. 😉

    February 4, 2016 at 8:13 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Aww, that sounds like so much fun! I love the idea of cooking for each other. Have fun!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Jamie @ Medium Sized Family

    My family is going to celebrate Valentine’s Day by going to church, basketball, and a 4-H meeting. :/ But I plan to find some ways to sneak in the entire weekend to make it special!

    February 4, 2016 at 8:59 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Oh goodness… Yes, once you have kids, life doesn’t stop for Valentine’s Day, does it? But cheer up, because I believe the next day is Presidents Day and it might be a work/school holiday (it’s a school holiday where I live). So stay up a little later Sunday for some quality Mommmy and Daddy time!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Brittany

    My husband and I started a tradition of a homemade spaghetti dinner date at home on Valentines Day when we were dating. This year I’ll be visiting my parents on the 14thbso we’ll have a Skype spaghetti dinner date just like we did for the first time 6 years ago.

    February 4, 2016 at 10:34 am
  • Reply steve weber

    We usually order in – Thai food, have some drinks, watch a movie and cuddle by the fire..

    February 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Sounds great!! Have fun 🙂

      February 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Julie Wood

    I will be going out to dinner with my husband and seeing a good movie. It will be a fun night!!

    February 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Fun! I love going to the movies. What are you going to see?

      February 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Elena

    I will go out to dinner with my husband

    February 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      That’s nice! Do you have a special place?

      February 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Bridgett Wilbur

    We always get a sitter for the kids and go spend a nice night out together.

    February 4, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Sounds very sweet! Have fun!!

      February 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Laura

    We have stay dates once a week!

    February 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      I’m impressed!! Way to make your relationship a priority!! That’s wonderful.

      February 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Adrienne

    Wine and chocolate – my favorite!!!

    February 4, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      What’s not to like, right?? Go get yourself some!

      February 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply shelly peterson

    I usually have lunch or dinner with my single friends.

    February 4, 2016 at 6:52 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      That’s a great idea!

      February 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply latanya

    going out to dinner with my husband and our son

    February 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      I love that you include your son. He is the perfect product of your love for one another!

      February 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Elle

    Out to dinner!

    February 5, 2016 at 9:39 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Do you make a reservation, or do you just wing it? Enjoy!

      February 5, 2016 at 9:47 am
  • Reply David

    It is hard to do anything special because we have kids, but we will try to have a semi-romantic night in.

    February 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      It doesn’t have to be major to be special. My husband offered to play a board game with me (something I love, but he hates) and to give me a shoulder massage (also not his fave thing). I consider that to be romantic! Have a nice time!

      February 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Mami2jcn

    We’ll stay home and watch a movie.

    February 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Sounds fun! My husband and I just watched The War Room (about marriage). It was good! Whatever you watch, have fun!

      February 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Dawn Monroe

    We are babysitting and having a movie night with our grandkids.

    February 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      You are a godsend!! What a blessing you are to watch them so their parents can go out.

      February 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply natasha lamoreux

    I will celebrating with my husband and 3 kids. We usually go out for a nice dinner together.

    February 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      That’s great! I’ve always thought a fondue restaurant would be fun on a family date. Or one if those hibachi grills where they cook in front if you.

      February 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I am planning on spending Valentine’s day cross country skiing with my mom!

    February 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Aww, how sweet! Memories that will last a lifetime!

      February 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      HOw FUN!!!!! That sounds like a great plan!

      February 6, 2016 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Kristen

    We’re hoping the weather will be nice enough for a picnic.

    February 5, 2016 at 11:00 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Oh how cute! Fingers crossed for ya!

      February 6, 2016 at 7:20 am
  • Reply Sara Schwab

    I’m going out to dinner and movies

    February 6, 2016 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Terri Irvin

    We always go to the Italian Restaurant where my husband asked me to marry him. Nothing fancy, Just a Mom and Pop place but we love it. Oh and we share a bottle of Chianti wine!

    February 6, 2016 at 11:53 am
    • Reply Shannon

      How sweet!!

      February 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Betsy Rubendall Barnes

    We have yet to make plan’s for Valentine’s Day. We are discussing a plan to make a gourmet dinner together, with music and wine. We have done this before on one of our date nights and it was fun 🙂

    February 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      That sounds wonderful!! A Date night at home can be just as fun!

      February 6, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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  • Reply Vicki

    After 27 years of marriage, we try to switch it up every year to keep it fresh! 🙂 One year we will dine out and go somewhere special, other years we have a candlelit dinner and dancing in. 🙂

    February 7, 2016 at 6:38 am
    • Reply Nicole

      I love that you dance together! And that you make an effort to make special moments together. Happy Valentine’s to you!

      February 7, 2016 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I’m going out to dinner with my husband.

    February 7, 2016 at 8:25 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Do you have a special place? Have a great time!

      February 7, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    You had me at Wine & Chocolate! I’ll just have a quiet night with my girls because hubby will be working. (We celebrate our anniversary and Valentine’s Day together).

    February 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      That sounds really great! Mommy/daughter time is sweet. You can have a make up date with Hubby.

      February 8, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Reply janetfaye

    I will celebrate by going out to dinner with my hubby.

    February 8, 2016 at 8:00 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Enjoy each other! Have fun!

      February 8, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Jill McHale

    We will probably have a nice dinner at home.

    February 8, 2016 at 8:44 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Enjoy your relaxing special night!

      February 8, 2016 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Keri justice

    We have 3 kids. We’ll be making dinner at home and celebrating with the kids. We’ll have a family game night!

    February 8, 2016 at 11:50 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Oh great idea! I love family game night!! Have fun. 🙂

      February 8, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Dan D

    A quiet meal with some good red wine and Ghirardelli Chocolates would rock. Of course I would make the meal too.

    February 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Sounds perfect!!

      February 8, 2016 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Leigh Anne Miller Borders

    If the weather is nice we will go to a local state park for a picnic and a walk.

    February 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      I love that plan! Hope the weather works in your favor!

      February 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Jeffrey

    Unfortunately my wife has to work so it will be me and the kids, a boys only day. We will go to the movies after lunch and out to eat for dinner at their favorite place…Qdoba!

    February 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Sounds fun! Enjoy your day!

      February 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Laura J

    Oh I will be watching my precious little grandson and let the kids go out! We are going to make Valentines day treats and play some games!

    February 9, 2016 at 11:38 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Oh you are such a blessing to watch your grandson while his parents go out!!!!! Your support is a gift straight from the Lord!!

      February 10, 2016 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Lisa Brown

    I will be cooking for my husband and myself, just a relaxing evening.

    February 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Sounds really nice. Relaxing evenings are the BEST! Happy Valentine’s Day!

      February 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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    February 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Gina M

    I will be spending it at home with my hubby – I’m thinking takeout and a movie will be in order.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    February 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Takeout…sounds awesome! No cooking! Yay! Enjoy your night!

      February 10, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply HS kraftmaking

    I would celebrate with movie and dinner at home with my family.

    February 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Family date night…so sweet! Have fun!

      February 10, 2016 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Tabathia B

    It’s actually our anniversary of when we first met and started dating 18 years ago. So we will be getting massages together, dinner and a movie

    February 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm
    • Reply Nicole

      Ooh…massages! You’re the first person to respond with that idea! Love!

      February 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    We’ll make a simple dinner at home and enjoy relaxing in front of the fire

    February 11, 2016 at 9:01 am
    • Reply Nicole

      Love sitting by a cozy fire! Romantic. Have a nice time!

      February 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

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