Something Romantic I Would Do (Under $20) – If I Had a Man!

I am the most romantic person in the world – IN MY HEAD. So, since I do not have a man at the moment (I am open to blind dates), I just keep a list of romantic things I would do IF I HAD A MAN.

Bubble Bath and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Cho StrawThis night is brought to you from my imagination and from Wally World all for under $20. To create this romantic night you will need the following inexpensive items from Wally World:

Strawberries – $3.00

Baker’s Dipping Chocolate in a Microwavable Tub – $2.48  Bakers Dipping




Dr. Teal’s Bubble Bath – $4.87



In my head, my man comes home to find a bubble bath, chocolate dipped strawberries, and candles in the bathroom. Of course, Sade is playing in the background.


Tip: Don’t take the stems off the strawberries and make sure to pat them dry with a piece of paper towel. 

Free Magic Show Saturday at the Galleria

Kendall Improv

I recently went to my first magic show at the Improv in Addison about a month ago. I took the girls (Madison and Kendall) and a friend of their’s from church. It was beyond cool. Really, the guy managed to get a signed 20 dollar bill inside an orange! (I’m still trying to figure out how he did that.) Kendall even got the chance to go onstage.

Improv Girls






The cost was a little pricey at the Improv since there was a two item minimum for each kid. My bill came out to be over $50. So, imagine my excitement when I discovered that the Galleria (13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240) has a FREE magic show by Jeff Lee the Magician every Saturday at 11:30 AM located near the Children’s Play Place and Nordstrom on Level 3.

Jeff-Lee-300x202.jpg.280x280_q85_crop-smartAfterwards, I am going to treat myself to a few treats from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Can you say chocolate covered potato chips and Cheesecake Apple? Yummy!










Tropical Moscato Sangria from Real Housemoms

Tropical-Moscato-Sangria_PostTropical Moscato Sangria by Real Housemoms is the perfect summer party cocktail for your Labor Day BBQ. (I made a few changes because who has time to chop a ton of fruit?)

Really, what could be better than sipping on a glass of Tropical Moscato Sangria on Labor Day with friends and family?

1 bottle of Moscato
11.3 oz. Pineapple Nectar
1 cup Peach Mango Juice 
1 cup of frozen mango chunks
2 cups strawberries, sliced
3 cups frozen pineapple chunks
2 kiwi, sliced

Combine everything in a pitcher and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Fun Outside the Box and on a Budget