Date Night – Are you creative? #EqualCanada and #CBias

Life as parents is busy, no matter how much you love your kids there are times when it’s draining on a marriage. When Hubby and I first got together our concerns were all about us, where to live, where to go out and eat, learning how to co-habitate. With the birth of our first daughter it all changed dramatically, our focus became almost entirely upon her. Add our second bundle of joy and I can honestly say that 90% of our free time has become consumed by them. That means that I have a mere 10% of my attention to focus upon myself and my husband.

With that 10% Hubby and I often have to be creative, we make time weekly to go out alone together and find ways to have FUN!

Theses evenings used to involve alcohol which made it quite simple to find a location and bring in the fun. Now we enjoy dinners, shopping of even just a coffee and a chat.

This week we headed over to Starbucks to spend time together. Normally we go to Tim Hortons for our daily coffee but this is “us time” and required somewhere special, Starbucks qualifies for that!

Hubby got a kick out of me ogling their lovely signage, I’m a sucker for fall colors and Starbucks is very creative with their decor.

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 I’ve been on the hunt for Equal sweetener recently and was quite jazzed to see that it’s offered at Starbucks! Starbucks offers 3 types of sweetener which is fantastic, I still cannot believe that other coffee houses and restaurants only offer 1 type of sweetener.

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Again, this provided amusement for Hubby because here I was on our date night squealing in excitement and pulling out my iPhone over sweetener?? Yup I can be a tad juvenile at times. I actually looked around for a comment card to tell them how happy I was but Hubby was losing patience with me. Doesn’t the look on his face say it all?

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Suck it up Hubby, your wife is loving Starbucks and their darling, efficient store design and doesn’t care if you’re embarrassed by her stating so loudly while taking photos apparently.

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There is one thing that will shut me up though, oh how I love this drink! I am a slave to the delicious flavor of a Caramel Macchiato with whipped cream!

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Drinks in hand we found a cozy spot to chat and reconnect without interruption after a long week.

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We had a wonderful time laughing and reminiscing about our lives before and after children. When we make time for each other like this it just seems to recharge our relationship for the challenges ahead!

How about you, do you make time for those important people in your life?

Have you come up with some creative ideas? I’d love to hear them.

**This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias, EqualCanada #EqualCanada, Equal Canada Facebook but ALL of the opinions are strictly my own.**

You can find Equal via these links: Equal website, @EqualCanada twitter page and Equal Canada on Facebook


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6 Responses

  1. I love getting special ‘treat drinks’ sometimes, which Starbucks has in abundance. I also like their seasonal signage, and how they have different drinks to look forward to depending on time of year. I like taking time out of my day to have a nice coffee and chat with my partner, too.

  2. It’s so nice to have quality time with hubby sometimes – we don’t get out often, but when you do, isn’t it a treat? Would you ever have thought before having kids that going out with hubby would be a “special treat”?! LOL Great post and oh! I love Starbucks.

  3. What a great way to have some time together, and I, like you, always fit ‘work’ into every outing too. Hey, why not right, taking a few pics only takes a bit of time!

    Your drink looks yummy, hope you had a fun time!!!

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