The Inner Ramblings of a Woman Getting Ready For Date Night

Have you ever had a little personal drama happen while trying to figure out what to wear on a date night with the hubby? If so you will probably be able to relate to my funny inner- monologue on getting ready for a recent date night! Plus read all about how my sponsors at Best Buy have an awesome product that could “save the date” next time!

Leanne and Dave date night

Last Saturday night my hubby and I were invited by one of his colleagues to attend a local benefit dinner. Now, to some of you this may sound fairly boring, but life has been fairly hectic around my house for the past few weeks and “date nights” have been few and far between! So this chance to get out and spend the night with my hubby had me fairly excited! I wanted to dress up a little and make a special effort for the night. Here is a funny “behind the scenes” look at me getting ready for our night out!

5:30 pm- House cleaned? Check! Pizzas ready for the kids? Check! PJs laid out for my 3 yr old? Check! Bribing the kids with popcorn to be good for the babysitter? Check and double check! All that’s left to be done is for me to get myself ready and surprise my hubby that I am actually ready to walk out of the house by 6 pm (as promised).

5:35 pm- Pulled my favorite dress out of the dryer. I was so prepared getting it washed and dried ready to go tonight… That was an all day project! GO ME! Now just giving it a quick once over with the iron, and I am good to go!…

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