7 Spring Date Ideas

Since getting into a somewhat new relationship, I have realized how important dating your significant other truly is in order for a relationship to thrive. Dates (no matter who plans them) should be frequent and intentional. How frequent dates should happen is a needed conversation and should probably happen early on in the relationship to manage expectations.

Spring is a great season to date! Even though it is scorching hot during the day (I reside in the South), it is worth the tiny sweat beads so that you can connect with your guy or gal. Keep scrolling to get some ideas:

Romantic Picnic
Okay, before you scream at that the screen that it’s too hot, just think about it: you and your man or woman in a shaded, semi-secluded area of a park with ice cold refreshments, wine, fruit and good conversation. Ugh, yes please! Picnics are a great way to have good conversation and get to know your other half a little bit better. Don’t forget to take games, people watch and hold each other as you watch the sun set!

Minigolf
I am slightly obsessed with this… probably because it is the only game that I am somewhat good at playing. There are countless places to play minigolf and some even offer the game indoors. It’s a fun way to talk smack and poke fun at one another while having a good time.

Go Dancing
I have never had the opportunity to go on a dancing date but that doesn’t stop a girl from dreaming. This is something that I have ALWAYS wanted to do. I guess I’m showing my age here, but I have always fancied the idea of a man asking me to go dance and us “cutting up the rug” for a few hours.

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Star Gaze
I haven’t done this since college but I have to admit that it was fun to point out the different constellations and talk about what we wanted to be when we grew up. It’s something about being outside looking for shooting stars that is extra romantic. Two extra points if you bring a telescope and get to see the stars up close and personal.

Crafting Classes
Crafting classes have become all the rave within the last few years. I am sure there are a plethora of classes within a short distance from you. I have participated in at least a half dozen painting classes and recently made my own candles. I have yet to try pottery and jewelry making but they are on my list.

Bike Riding
I am becoming more and more of an outdoors girl. I am starting to enjoy walking trails, hiking and parks more within the last year. Bike riding is one of my favorite outdoor activities and I am hoping that I can do it this summer at least once.

New Dining Experiences
Experience new restaurants together! I know that eating for every date can get boring but since I work from home, nothing beats putting on real clothes, makeup and heels and experiencing a new restaurant with my boyfriend.

I hope these tips help. Please let me know if you have any spring date ideas to add in the comments below.

26 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is only 4 days away. Yes, 4 Days. If you’re like me, you are having a hard time believing it’s already May and hopefully not still scrambling to figure out what to get anyone in your life who you honor as a mother figure. By now, you should have a few ideas on what to get her AND Amazon Prime (because they may be the only company who can ship in time at this point and even they have been behind with their shipping). If you don’t have a least one gift, you should take a quick moment to feel ashamed of yourself (only kidding, life is crazy right now). If you need some help, I have you covered! Keep scrolling for 10 last minute mother’s day gifts:

*The following links are not affiliate sponsored. I do not make any specific recommendations and you purchase at your own will.

For the Wine Lover
Electric Wine Opener
Wine Glasses
Wine Stopper

For the Craftaholic
Anything Cricut
Artificial Flowers
Jewelry Making Kit

For the Candle Lover
Candle Making Kit
Candle Accessories
Bath and Body Works Gift Card

For the Health Enthusiast
Tennis Shoes
Tennis Racket
Basketball
Workout Clothes
Year subscription to Paid MyFitnessPal

For the Jewelry Enthusiast
Jewelry Sets

For the Tech Guru
Apple iPad
Apple Watch
Laptop
Tech Class/Certification

For the Homemaker
Cooking Aprons
Pot and Pan Set

For the Mom who Has it All
Fresh Flowers
Gift Cards
Car Wash
Brunch/Dinner
Chef to her home

Welcome to Makings of Malisa

Hello! Welcome to Makings of Malisa. I hope it’s not too obvious but my name is Malisa and I enjoy writing all things about life.

Even though I love to write, I pick up it and put it down more than I’d like to admit. Writing is my ‘Happy Place’ and I feel more balanced when I do it everyday. It gives me a fuzzy little feeling like wearing a warm blanket while drinking a hot cappuccino in the height of winter… it’s great!

Writing brings me joy!

About me – I am…
A Disciple of Christ
Far from Perfect
In Love with People
Not too Fond of Animals
Currently in a Relationship
Super Dope, yet humble
Goal Oriented
Kinda Sappy
Mostly Happy

Oh, and my name is pronounced Ma•Lisa, not to be confused with Melissa, Marlisa, Mylisa or any other name people sometimes call me.

This is enough about me for now. I am so thankful that you read this post! I hope that you come back weekly to engage and we can learn from each other. If you would like to know more, please subscribe below!

Now don’t be shy… tell me a little bit about yourself in the comments!