35 Winter Date Ideas

Living in Wisconsin, we spend most of our time trapped inside. The weather in the Midwest usually determines our plans.

My husband and I said that 2020 we were going to make more of an effort to spend quality time together. But planning anything with an unpredictable Mother Nature is hard. To help out I made a list of my top 35 Winter Date Ideas.

I tried to find things that were a mix of outside/inside and free/inexpensive. Pick out a few that you’d want to do and add them to your calendar. Do not cancel on yourself, make it a priority. You will not be disappointed, and will love making these memories.

35 Winter Date Ideas:

  1. Go ice skating.
  2. Cozy up for a Netflix & chill night.
  3. Visit the Ice Bars in Milwaukee.
  4. Go see a movie, we usually go on Tuesdays because the movies are $5 and you get free popcorn.
  5. Go sledding or tubing.
  6. Play board or cards games.
  7. Attend a local Winter Festival.
  8. Take a cooking class.
  9. Go indoor skydiving.
  10. Have a living room picnic.
  11. Go indoor rock climbing.
  12. Take a yoga class together.
  13. Enjoy a spa day.
  14. Make a romantic candlelight dinner.
  15. Plan your next trip or vacation.
  16. Visit the Ice Castles in Lake Geneva, WI.
  17. Go check out the Mitchell Park Domes.
  18. Go to a sports event, like a Bucks or Admirals game.
  19. Go out and sing Karaoke.
  20. Book a Brewery tour.
  21. Book a local Winery tour.
  22. Do an outdoor photoshoot.
  23. Give each other massages.
  24. Take a dance class.
  25. Sit under the stars with an outdoor fire, cozy up with blankets. Sip on hot cocoa and make s’mores.
  26. Take a bubble bath together.
  27. Go on a carriage ride.
  28. Rent a cabin up north and enjoy a winter getaway.
  29. Visit an indoor trampoline park.
  30. Explore your own city, make it a staycation. Check out all the little stores and stop in local bars and restaurants.
  31. Get dolled up and go out to a brand new restaurant that neither of you have been yet.
  32. Check out an indoor go cart track.
  33. Rent a lux dome and enjoy appetizers and craft cocktails.
  34. Hit the snowmobile trails.
  35. Here is something unique, board a Snow Train. Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad will take you through a winter wonderland and feed you dinner too.

Although not all on the list above will interest you, but you will find a couple ideas. Try them out and you’d be surprised. Enjoy laughing and making memories with one another. Really go out of your way to make an effort to put your relationship first, even in the bluest of times and weather.

*Play a little game, have your significant other pick a number 1-35, and that’s the date idea for the day.

If you think of anything else that would be fun to do for a Winter date idea, comment below. I’d love to know.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Comfy & Chill Valentine’s Day

I love this comfy winter white Valentine’s Day look. This lounge outfit has been on repeat since I bought it.

I took inspiration from Kim Kardashian’s Skims Cozy Knit sets. So when I saw this, I had to have it.

I think it’s perfect for a Netflix & chill kinda date night. Add some chocolates and wine and it sounds like a perfect night to me.

Shop my look here.

For this shoot, it was my first time working with a new photographer Alaxandra from (@TheWildAuthentic on Instagram). I’ll add her website below. She was absolutely amazing to work with. She made me feel super pretty. I let her know my insecurities right away and she went out of her way to make sure I loved all the pictures. I highly recommend calling her and setting up a shoot!!

The Wild Authentic - Photographer 

What’s your idea of the perfect date? Are you a let’s get dolled up and go out kinda of gal or a comfies and chill lady?

I can go in either direction. Stay tuned to my blog, I’ll be posting some dressy and casual Valentine’s outfits for you.

Xoxo,

Ambur

‘Tis the season to get Cozy

Wisconsin gave us 2.4 seconds of Fall this year, so now we have to dress for the brutal cold here in the Midwest.

This Winter you will see buffalo plaid e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e! So, I found the perfect top that is best of both worlds Sherpa & sweatshirt topped with buffalo plaid.

I paired this half zip Sherpa with Spanx leggings. To dress it up a little I paired it with black OTK boots.

This outfit can be worn casual too, throw on a baseball cap and tennis shoes and run errands.

Shop my look here.

While shooting, I had the pleasure of seeing the 35th floor Sky Deck and Social Lounge at 7Seventy7, the amenities here are incredible just like the view!! The lounge is available to rent for any of your social events.

This outfit worked well with this lounge, snuggling up to the fireplace or entertaining for the holidays. Check out 7Seventy7 on Instagram here.

What are your Holiday plans? Mine; most importantly, is to hang out with my family. Oh and eat!! I love Holiday food.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Body Blur Review

As a beauty blogger, I’ve seen a lot of different products that I want. However; some of them are pretty pricey so in order for me to share them with you, they need to work and be worth the money.

Here in Wisconsin Winter started early for us. Which means hello pale skin.

Body Blur is a wash off skin finishing body makeup lotion that perfects skin, gives a natural looking tint for the body, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish. This product typically lasts only 24 hrs unlike self tanners.

It’s great for softening the appearance of veins and small scars for a flawless skin finish, while adding a hint of color.

Body Blur costs any where from $38-$45 per bottle and comes in 5 different shades. I bought mine in the shade latte.

Before – After

I have two pro-tips for you when using this product:

  1. Buy or use a brush to blend into your skin. Not only will you get a more even application, but it won’t stain your hands.
  2. Add your favorite body lotion to it, Body Blur does seem to dry fast so adding extra moisture will make for a more even blend.

I’ve linked the body brush I bought for application and the Body Blur HD Skin Finish here. This brush is small enough to use on your face and dense enough to rub it on your legs. You can clean it using the same cleanser and cleaning pad you use to clean your makeup brushes. Products I use are linked here.

Left leg no Body Blur
Right leg Body Blur applied

If you apply Body Blur using my pro-tips I truly don’t think you’ll be disappointed. This product works well just for instant color or when your in between spray tans.

P.s. The pictures and video above, I applied the night before I did a holiday photoshoot. Since I was going to be wearing a dress, I didn’t want my legs to be as white as snow. I’ll post a picture below so you can see. *Bonus sneak peek 😉

It’s adds a subtle shine, it also made them look more toned which is a win for me.

Give a girl the right tan and she can conquer the world!

Xoxo,

Ambur