. . . for Lauren and Lauren: To my husband

January 9, 2013

To my husband


Let's just start out by saying that it's time I give my husband some major credit.  

December was a rougher month in the Vale household and he definitely stepped it up.  I was pretty much on bed rest for four weeks and was incapable of cleaning, cooking, getting food, all of it.  And then I'm going to add the next two weeks in there too, which weren't doctor ordered but still happened due to nauseousness and tiredness.

He even told me that he had no idea how much work I did around the house, which let's just hope he doesn't forget that now that I can do things.  Let's be honest, if he does - I will remind him.

I thought I would save this gift until Valentine's Day but decided it needed to be a "thank you for everything you've done the last month and a half" gift instead.

Enter Datevitation.


This company allows you to create custom made coupon books with over 200 date ideas to choose from.  While it would be a perfect Valentine's Day gift, you could give it for any occasion.  I loved this company even more after I watched the video of the owner proposing to his girlfriend.

Being very indecisive it took me forever to choose what 5 coupons I'd make for Chris.  I may have looked through all 200 of them.  I'll tell you ones that I didn't choose, although Chris probably wishes I did:

Skydiving
A coupon for skydiving together. 

Flight Lesson
Flight lessons.  

Being the cheaper and less adventurous type, I went with some of the safer versions like, 


I even offered to play chess.  See? I really really love him.


I'm glad I could add the "within reason" to that one. 

But if you are the adventurous type, there are quite a few exciting options, as well as some more "adult" ones too.  Just don't tell me you picked them because Chris would probably be jealous I didn't. 

Today you have the chance to win one of your own coupon books to customize and give to someone you love!  Enter below:



AND I get to share with you a code to take $5 off any order, which means your coupon book would be only $15!  Just use code: lauren

29 comments:

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm not going to lie some of the adult content was pretty great... But my favorite was probably the love texts. You send love texts every day for a week- how sweet!

I've actually been looking at this company and was thinking about doing one for V-day so I'd love to win!!!

aryan tan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I would love to have one of those too:) I think I have seen some at a store in china not exactly the same but with in the same content. it's called winners wishleaf no idea where they got the name but I'm pretty sure that's what was written on the cover :)

Samantha Horseman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

They are all cute but I really like the win argument and remote control one ;) The spa and cruise would be nice too!!

Genna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm a hopeless romantic, so all of those in that section were great :)

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Way to step it up hubby Chris, bravo! :)

black tag diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this gift idea! too cute! and PS... i just did some MAJOR CATCHING UP on your blog... and a giant CONGRATULATIONS is in order!!! so excited for you guys!! will keep you in my prayers as you start this journey!!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute idea :) && I love that picture :) SO cute!!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is so sweet. you're a lucky girl!! and Datevitation looks so cool!

Sofies closet said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw, that's so cute :D

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so cute! What a great idea! :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay Chris!!! :)

Casey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So many cute ones! The G rated person in my loves the camping one, but the adult person in me also thought some of the "adult only" stuff was fun too. Ooh la la!

ChatterBlossom said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is adorable! Good for him for stepping up and helping out. How nice! The book of coupons is such a great idea. Personal, fun, and inexpensive too! Glad you decided to give it as a thank you! Now for Valentine's.... ;-)
Jamie
http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I would give Scott the camping one. (Which he pretty much cashed in in July anyway when I agreed to go camping for ONE night.) I suppose I could do that again. He could give the me undivided attention one. I'm one of those who "needs" attention all the time :)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You have such a good husband!!! I made one of those books for Robert too and it was so fun!

xo,
Angela

Chelsea Dawn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great idea! I'm definitely going to do this for my husband. I like the 'win argument' and bungeejumping illustrations.

Katie Cook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

sooo adorable:) and LOVE how amazing your husband is in your life. isn't marriage just the sweetest?

Brooke Houston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love these little books so much! I can't choose which illustration to pick! They're all very cute

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am just dying at the striptease one, hahaha, so funny!

Isn't it great when our husbands FINALLY realize how much we do!? :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lauryn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've seen this coupon book idea once before, and it's just the cutest thing! I'm not sure that I could ever offer my husband a sky diving coupon, but the rest seem like a lot of fun :)

Kym said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite has got to be the "win argument" coupon...it's so clever. I'm considering to give my boyfriend a couple of those whether I win this giveaway or not...because I'm just that nice :)

xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute idea. Hope you're feeling better!
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Breenah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love all the illustrations, just how happy all the stick figures look!

Jessah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awe. You and hubby are cute.

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sweet post.

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Okay so I just went to the site and Jacob would love the strip poker. Haha we played strip speed the other night and I totally dominated. Sorry if that gives you a terrible image of your brother. Haha Love you!

Karrie S said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love all of them! I think I like the aquarium one the best. Thanks!

Bech and Marley Evans said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the Farmer's Market coupon (under dining in)!