Can O’ Dates by The Dating Divas

I bet you’ve heard of the Dating Divas, right? A group of gorgeous gals with a fabulously fun blog meant to help keep us focused on that special man in our lives. Tomorrow BSB and I will be celebrating 12 years of marriage, so this is perfect timing to remind us to reinvest in our relationship. And you know I love unique gift ideas! Check out this amazing one! 

I am SUPER excited to be guest posting here at My Insanity! Kendra is SUCH a doll…..but you already knew that, huh! ๐Ÿ™‚ My name is Tara and I am married to one SMOKIN’ hot man named Jamie!!

I told ya he was HOT!! {WINK} He is my perfect match as well as the inspiration behind my blogging!!

I am part of a blogging team over at The Dating Divas.

I will spill the beans about OUR website at the end….let’s jump right into the craft, shall we???

Today I am going to share a FABULOUS present I came up with this past July as a wedding present. I wanted to make sure it was an extremely memorable one….so, of course, I had to come up with an amazing present, right!?! Now, this idea is not only perfect for newlyweds…..and bridal showers….BUT…it’s also perfect for Christmas Presents & “Just Because”! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know about you…but for me – presents that come from the heart mean SOOO much more than anything you can buy from a store!

My adorable little sister JUST got married….last month! I am SO excited for her to start this new chapter in her life and I am guessing she is not the ONLY one who planned on getting married this summer. I would bet that the majority of you have a wedding to go to sometime this coming year!! We get emails all the time asking us for ideas for wedding gifts. There are all sorts of things a bride and groom would love…..but since we tend to focus on KEEPING that spark going after the wedding bells are done ringing…..our gift idea is geared in that direction! Dating your spouse! ๐Ÿ™‚

Can ‘O Dates

A HUGE thanks to the FAB-U-LOUS and ever so talented Aileen with Lil’ Buckaroo Designs for helping me to put this together. LOVE YOU, girl! {If you ever need someone to design some FABULOUS invitations for you….SHE is your gal! Check out her shop!!} With her expertise….we were able to combine her design and my logo images to come up with the PERFECT gift.

This can easily be put together in a hurry! It seriously took me less than 20 minutes….once my supplies were all out. {WINK!} I purchased the bucket from Michael’s for $4.99. I then printed the four printables on white cardstock & cut everything apart. The only other materials you would need would be a cutting board or scissors, ink {optional}, coordinating ribbon, strong scrapbooking adhesive, & paper to print the actual date ideas out on.

We have TWO different color schemes you can download. The first one matches our site! Woot, WOOT! Brown & pink…..what do ya think??

Click HERE to download the Pink & Brown “Can ‘O Dates” PDF file.

Click HERE to download the Pink & Brown “Can ‘O Dates” zipped file.

Then we decided to go a more traditional route….and create a color scheme that would appeal to most couples. I present….the red, black, & white version!!

Click HERE to download the Red, Black, & White “Can ‘O Dates” PDF file.

Click HERE to download the Red, Black, & White “Can ‘O Dates” zipped file.

Super cute, huh!! OHhhhh……you are gonna need ONE more thing…..

Click HERE for actual date ideas that go in your “Can ‘O Dates”. Yeah….we didn’t want to leave you hanging there! ๐Ÿ™‚ When you print off the date ideas, cut them apart, fold each in half, & put them inside the bucket.

We came up with some date ideas of our own….and combined them with ideas from Creative Stirrings, with her blessing. {Thank you!!} When I put together my own “Can ‘O Dates”…..I inked the edges a little bit, used strong scrapbooking adhesive to attach the design to the can, and placed the date strips inside. It’s cute enough that you don’t even have to wrap it….just set it on the Gift Table with a card! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a PERFECT wedding present, huh!?!

NOW – like I mentioned earlier….this doesn’t JUST have to be for weddings! This would also be a fun gift for other couples in your family for Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚ AND……who says others have to have all the fun?? You can put this together for you and your OWN spouse tonight!

Ok….as promised….I will “spill the beans” about The Dating Divas! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, what is OUR blog about?? Well, I am LUCKY enough to have wonderful friends who all adore their husbands as much as I do!! My friends and I decided that we were letting LIFE get in the way…and we weren’t spending as much time focusing on our amazing spouses as we would like! We were forgetting to slow down and continue to date the person we were going to spend the rest of our lives with.

Our solution?!? To collaborate on amazing & creative date ideas, fun gift ideas for our spouses, family activities to help strengthen the love in our homes, great fashion tips….to get you ready for DATE night, quick & easy romance ideas, and MUCH, much more!! ANYTHING that would help enhance our already ROCKIN’ marriages!! We even decided to share ideas on how to keep things HOT in a certain room…..

…but you are gonna have to visit our blog for THAT! {lol} Thanks again, Kendra for inviting us on over!
Thanks, Tara! And thanks for keeping it G-rated over here!  I think I’ll go peruse the non-G-rated stuff now, for some anniversary ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for all of the inspiration, ladies!
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  1. Kendra Smith says

    What a fun idea for a website! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gonna go check it out right now!

  2. Kimbra Taylor says

    I LOOOOOOOVE the Dating Divas! I check their site almost daily! So glad you had them on here to Guest Post! My marriage has improved SO much since I started using their ideas.

  3. This is perfect for a bridal shower I am going to this weekend! I guess I know what I am going to be doing this afternoon….

  4. This is perfect for a bridal shower I am going to this weekend! I guess I know what I am going to be doing this afternoon….

  5. Kendra,
    It is so fun to see how far the Can-O-Dates idea has gone! I am the original creator of both the Can of Dates and Sweetheart journal ideas ( which the Dating Divas so kindly featured. I love their great tutorial and how much people love these little ideas of mine! Stop by and say hello!


  6. Emily Graeve says

    I love this can-o-dates idea!! I would like to put one together for my sister-in-law’s wedding. However, her colors are a “Tiffany” color turquoise and silver. Would it be at all possible to recreate these labels in those colors? I would be happy to pay you as well if this is possible. Thank you for your time and creative ideas!

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