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Thursday, March 28, 2013

A(n) Alphabet Date

Hey yall, here's my annyoing daily Vote for Me plea, but I really do appreciate it!  = )  You can vote every 24 hours through April 9.  I need to be in the Top 5.  Please and thank you so much!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a Brady Bands Headband here, a $200 Piperlime Gift Card here, a $20 Target Gift Card and an 8 x 10 Brittany Fuson Print of your choice here and an Evie J Bow Necklace here
 

 Today I am linking up with Kaitlyn and Sharlee for Alphabet Dating!  They had the cool idea to create a date based around a letter of the alphabet.  The Linkup kicks off today, and Shane and I got the letter "A!"  And let me tell you it is actually pretty hard to come up with date ideas with the letter A.  I kept coming up with tons of ideas for the letter B, but I ended up thinking of a couple for A, and we had a great time along the way.  = ) 
 
A is for...
Aldo's Pizza Pies
Abita Beer - His and Hers  
 
Urban Outfitters Top.  Old, but similar one here on sale for $29.99.
Banana Republic Black Denim Legging.  $89.50.  Got them for 40% off.
Prabal Gurung for Target Heels.  $39.99.  I had a $5 coupon for Target.
Michael Kors Ritz Two Tone Watch.  $250, but I got mine for under $50! on eBay.
J. Crew Necklace.  Old, but I love this one here for $89.99.
 
When I first told Shane I had signed us up for an Alphabet Date, he said okay.  Better answer than I could have expected.  It's possible that I may have a habit of signing him up for things a lot, so you can understand his hesitation.  At first I just thought it would be fun, but once we actually got ready to go out that night, I was really excited about it.  It was fun getting dressed up and going out.  We've been married for 6.5 years so we're pretty used to not seeing each other much and doing our own thing a lot of the time.  It didn't used to be this way, but with him owning a business and me in grad school, that is what it has become.  It seems like we are always in such a hurry these days, so it was nice to just take our time getting ready and then have a certain time to leave (like we were just dating again.)  Normally we rush around straight from work if we're going out and then just wear whatever we already had on.  One picture was all I could get him to agree to though at the beginning of the night, and I'm sure I drove him crazy with all the picture taking all night.  He'll get used to it though.  = )
 
Shane and I had been to Aldo's once before, and we had a great time and loved the food, so we couldn't wait to go back!  The first time we went, it was fall so we rode our bikes there.  This past weekend it was in the 40's so no bike ride there this time.  It was just a quick drive there, but they even have an electric golf cart to make deliveries.  Isn't that cool?!  We are just barely out of the delivery area, but they said they hope to expand.  Pizza delivered to my door on a golf cart, yes please!
 


I had been hearing lots of good things lately about Abita Strawberry and was really looking forward to trying it. I felt like I was the only female who had never tried it.  And now I know why everyone loves it.  It tasted like beer with a hint of strawberry, but not too sweet.  It tasted just right and was pretty dang refreshing.  I could see myself drinking it on a nice summer day.  Come on summer, will ya?!
 
Shane drank the Amita Amber.  I don't think he had ever had it before, but my friend (and our waitress) Stella, recommended it.  He said it was pretty good.  I tasted a sip too.  It was more of a "guy's" beer in my opinion, but still good.
 
We started with the Greek Sald.  I love Kalamata olives, and was happy it had boiled eggs on it too.  The Citrus Vinaigrette was amazing!
 
Yep, there went that paleo diet for the night (and others ones, but who's counting?)  I have only had pizza 3 times in the last year, so you better believe I had some that night (and possibly another night.)  I ordered the supreme with sausage and it was so good.  It has lots of veggies on it just like I like it.
 
 
Yep, we got our own pizzas!  We've never done that before, but Shane had been hearing a lot about BBQ pizzas and really wanted to try one.  Stella said it was really good, so we went with it.  I thought it would be okay.  Usually nothing compares to my supreme in my opinion.  I actually ended up eating more of Shane's BBQ pizza than my own.  It was THAT good!  Wow, I can't believe we had lived without trying it for so long.  I definitely recommend trying it.  It had barbecue, onions, sauce and then coleslaw in the middle.
 
 


That is there delivery golf cart.  Isn't it cool?!  What do you think about the Alphabet Date idea?  Have you heard of it before?  Would you go on an Alphabet Date with your man or woman?
 
I'm linking up with Agnes and Sharon.
 
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56 comments:

  1. What a cute idea, love it! And I need to try that beer as well!!

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  2. New follower! This is a great idea.

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  3. I think the Alphabet Date is such a cute idea! Tim and I need to get out more! Just voted and shared it out on FB!

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  4. Super cute idea for dates! And Aldo's Pizza is SO yummy! I like the Willie Cheech and Bob...the name makes me laugh and the actual pizza is SO good!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun date!!! My husband introduced me to BBQ chicken pizza a few years ago (and I was SO reluctant to try it) and now it's my favorite. I order it everywhere we go, ha!

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  6. Stopping by from Kaitlyn's post. I've got letter R :) looks like a fun date night! My hubs and I always get our own pizza haha. We feel like little piggy's but I'm a super picky pizza eater...but I also love pizza leftovers!

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  7. Looks like fun!! We LOVE Aldo's too, but have never tried that BBQ pizza. It looks so good!

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  8. I love it! I'm glad you got some time with just the hubs...I know how busy life gets (:

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  9. SOOO cute - I LOVE Aldo's and get like 4 of the citrus vinaigrettes on the side to dip my pizza in. Yum yum! :)

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  10. Such a cute date idea! I haven't tried the Abita Strawberry either - I keep thinking about it but usually end up with getting Bud light and calling it a day! Following from the collective!

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  11. I think this is the coolest idea. I can't wait to check out some other dates. If this isn't a local deal, we should get one together for the Memphis area.

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  12. Love that idea- def need to try it.

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  13. Totally commented about this on Instagram but had to come say how cute this post was!
    I was definitely thinking of alphabet ideas while I was reading :)
    Denise
    postgreekgrad.wordpress.com

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  14. This looks like such a cute idea!

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  15. What a great date night! My hubby and I have "Y" so I'm busy planning our date out. :-)

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  16. Now I want some pizza, lol. I've never been to Aldo's though. Maybe we will try it out soon :)

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  17. Hi! I'm a new follower. love your description on Bloglovin. I also try to dress work appropriate while maintaining my 20 something age! it's a fine line for sure.

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  18. So fun! I love the alphabet idea. We love Aldo's, but Garibaldi's will always be my favorite :) I LOVE Aldo's salads the most! And they don't deliver to mud island?! I can't believe that!!

    www.thesequinedspaniel.com

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  19. It's a good thing it is almost lunchtime because those pizza photos are making me hungry! Glad you had a fun date!

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  20. How fun! Clicked on you from Wifesessionals and am a new follower. Memphis will always have a key to my heart, that is where we went on our mini honeymoon and we try to go back every so often now. I will have to keep this place in mind the next time we are down there, where exactly on the trolley line is it located - we usually stay at the Courtyard by Marriott right on the line so I'm trying to visually picture it :)

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  21. Loving all the food pictures. Thank you for linking up today.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  22. Great idea! My hubby and I always go through the "where should we go?" and "what should we do?" when we go out. This sounds like fun!
    Cheers!
    Teri @ A Beautiful Little Life
    http://www.ablittlelife.blogspot.com

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  23. yummy. never been to Memphis but it looks pretty cool! will have to visit sometime.

    xo Andrea
    www.sophisticatedsass.com

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  24. Hey there! I'm glad I could get to know you through this Alphabet Dating series! Your date looks fun...and that pizza looks delicious. I look forward to getting to know you even better through your blog!

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  25. What a fun date! Yummy Pizza!

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  26. Wow, this is such a cute idea! How did you sign up for this? Or did you come up with the idea on your own!? I really want to do this with my boyfriend now!

    www.corporategirlstyle.blogspot.com

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  27. What a fun date night idea.

    Aldo's is the best! The Vodka pie is so good. Plus I love that it's a quick and easy downtown option.

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  28. I have to wait to vote again cos now is not considered 24 hours from when I voted last night. I'm putting a reminder in my phone to go off every night so I remember to vote for you!!
    And girlfriend, I have not had the strawberry Abita yet and am dying to try!!! My favorite beer is their Raspberry Wheat beer so I'm sure I'll love the strawberry!!
    And that BBQ pizza looks amazing!!!!!!!

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  29. Hi! I found your blog through Agi's linkup today. I really like this alphabet date idea, and will have to try it too! =) I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin now, and would really appreciate if you can check out my blog too plus follow me if you like it:

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com

    http://www.bloglovin.com/feed/blog/4006771

    Thanks so much!

    Amber

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  30. GAHHHHHH thats the cutest idea ever. I love this!!!

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  31. We do this for our anniversaries! A was Airplane ride! This year is E and we're stumped, better think of something by October! Haha

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  32. I love the Alphabet Date night idea!! Might have to try it out, thanks for being such a versatile blogger...I just love everything about this post, fashion, food and some romance :) Have a great weekend!

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  33. I have never heard of this before. So fun and I would love to have an alphabet date....you guys did fun stuff with it. And good luck in the contest!!! Such a crazy opportunity, right??? EEEEEK!

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  34. Love love love this idea! :-)

    and I voted! MUAH!

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  35. Thank you for linking up today. I voted.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  36. Looks like a great date and I love your ring!

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  37. Such a cute date idea. Are you planning on continuing through the alphabet?

    Krista
    kristiesbluejeans.blogspot.com

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  38. BBQ pizza is one of my absolute faves! This is a great idea -- now I just need to find the man to do it with. LOL.

    Can I just say your ring is gorgeous?!? :)

    AND voted today!!

    What are you in grad school for?

    -Emmy
    http://www.countrygirlinhighheels.com

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  39. OMG. I love this alphabet date idea. I'm totally going to do this. You guys are too cute by the way and your ring... OMG. AMAZING! :)

    I'd love for you to stop by and enter my latest shopping spree giveaway!
    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  40. What a fun idea! My husband and I are always looking for fun, local things to do.

    Your ring is fantabulous!

    I'm a new follower through your great blog hop!

    Jordan

    http://www.bloglovin.com/jbodnar

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  41. So glad I found your blog. I love the title! Following via bloglovin

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  42. What a cute idea! Love the date night theme. Mike and I have such crazy schedules we only see each other maybe 1 night a week, other than a couple of hours in passing, or we are sleeping!

    I like veggie pizzas, mellow mushroom still holds winner for best veggie pizza for me! I've had bbq chicken pizza, but not pork. Sounds good :)

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  43. This alphabet date idea is awesome!

    LOVE your ring :)

    I also have those Target shoes...bought them after seeing them on your blog a week or two ago :)

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  44. looks like a sweet date! and oh my god i want pizza noww these look so delicious! <3
    would you like to follow each other on FB?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  45. What a cute idea! I looove me some Abita Strawberry!

    xo, -Elizabeth
    http://bookofleisure.blogspot.com

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  46. Super cute idea! Your pic is adorable! And that ring is tooooo ddiiieeee fffooorrr!! Hope you have a good weekend!
    Adrienne
    http://myblackwhitecolor.blogspot.com

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  47. Great blog. You look beautiful in all your pictures. Love your ring and the food looks amazing! If you get a sec, check out my latest post. Happy Easter!

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  48. Great post!

    Please check out my blog, I would love to hear what you think of my latest post!

    xo
    Deanne

    MyFashAvenue.com

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  49. Perfect timing!! My husband and I saw an early movie last night and then we were bored for the rest of the evening. I will let him know to start planning our "A" date!

    Glad you all had a sweet time!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  50. What a cute idea!

    Jenn

    http://cupcakescashmerecocktails.blogspot.com/

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  51. This is such a great idea! :)

    My boyfriend and I have been doing long-distance for this semester, and when we are reunited this summer, this will be such a fun way to keep dinner dates from getting old. Ps. All your food pics look DELISH.

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  52. Such a cute idea! I haven't been to Aldos, but I've heard really good things. Your pictures of the pizzas make me HUNGRY! Haha!

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  53. LOVE your alphabet date!!
    And girl...your ring is GORGEOUS! I couldn't stop staring at it :D

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  54. New follower from the link up! Absolutely love this idea! How fun! This place looks amazing!

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