An Inexpensive Date Night

Posted by Casey // dreams and bones. on Friday, December 23, 2011. Filed under:

I'm really excited to finally start this little 'series'. The boy and I are on a tight budget, so we don't really go out for fancy dates. In fact, the one time we planned a fancy date, we were unhappy most of the time! We had placed such high expectations on the evening that we decided the best thing for us was spontaneous, inexpensive, in the moment dates. We are so high spirited during those times, and we have the most fun memories.

Last night, we went out on a Christmas themed date. 

We started with a $5 meal at Halsted Bar & Grill. GO THERE. Their meals are delicious. We had a Groupon that cost $5 for $20 worth of food. But .. I didn't take any pictures. So instead, I'm showing you what happened last week when we went to a delicious sushi restaurant during their $3 happy hour.. you read it right.. $3 a roll. Oh Yes.

My biggest piece of advice is if you have not already, sign up for Groupon, LivingSocial, and Scoutmob. Those 3 have provided us with many free and inexpensive meals. In addition, keep your eyes peeled for  the specials that local restaurants run. That's why we love $3 sushi happy hour!

Next, we went downtown to the Magnificent Mile. Part of my Christmas present was to go shopping, so we visited H&M. We planned to visit other shops but ended up at the Hershey Store for hot chocolate.

{hmm... I will get better at this taking picture thing!}

The Mag Mile is decorated so beautifully in Christmas lights.. it really puts you in the festive spirit!

 Find yourself a warm bear equipped with hot chocolate and walk around a cold city. It will be fun!

 We found 3 story tall Christmas tree by the John Hancock building and attempted to get a picture with it..

 And then we found a big lit structure.. 

The experience was great! Who needs to spend money when you can walk around enjoying your environment? 

See you next time!

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