Wednesday, March 13, 2013

family fort night

The Lucky One by Au Revoir Simone on Grooveshark

This was seriously the best family date night we have ever had!

We called and ordered food  (since i'm better at whipping up forts rather than delicious meals)
so while Ty went to grab dinner, green snacks, and us a movie, I prepped our living room to make a fun little fort and pallet for the night! When I was brainstorming on how I could make a fort I remembered we had our outdoor canopy still in the garage that would work perfect for it! It actually didn't take long at all to set up, I headed to the linens closet and grabbed an old down comforter, sheets, and some pillows then stole some lights from the playroom and strung them from the ceiling. And voilah!
I was pretty impressed with what Lex & I whipped up while Ty was out!
and of course my obvious question to myself was,
why have I not made one of these before now?!
pretty sure it might stay hanging all week long

Since it is St. Patrick's Day this week,
I searched for an Irish themed movie...
All I could come up with for our family movie was on Netflix and it's called The Last Leprechaun.
It was by no means a 5 star movie, but Lexi was sure enthralled in it & it did have a fun little leprechaun! If you are able to grab another movie for the family,
I'd recommend Darby O'Gill And the Little People.

After Lexi went to bed,
We put in Leap Year for us and it was such a good romantic comedy,
and Ireland is such a beautiful country!

Hope you put this little family date night on your bucket list, your kids or husband will love it!


  1. This is seriously THE best idea! I love this! Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Such a good idea. Love the photos. And eh a tad random but wheres the mirror from? it is gorgeous! x

    1. it's from Tuesday Mornings a couple of years ago :) i saw one almost identical on zgallerie for a lot more $$ a couple of months ago, but just looked and its not there anymore.. so not quite sure where to pick one up anymore?!

  3. What a great idea and I love the theming with St. Patty's day!

  4. That looks like so much fun, and it's sweet at the same time! When I have children I am definitely doing this! Thank you for sharing it!

    XO, Kelsey

  5. such a cute idea

  6. seriously this is the cutest, y'all are an adorable family

  7. This is the cutest idea I've ever seen! & it turned out fantastic. Your family is adorable.

  8. OH my gosh, this is the cutest thing EVER. Seriously! Love.

  9. You are such a fun mama. Didn't even think about St. Patricks Day themed movies -- I am alone with my littles on St. Patricks day this year and might have to replicate this idea.

  10. Best idea ever. I can't wait to have a front night with my little family. I love any excuse to build one

  11. I love this Lindsey! This room is so cute!!!

  12. Great shots of what looked like a fabulous night. P.S. That mirror is to DIE for <3

  13. Oh my fun!!! You are an awesome mom!!!

  14. I'm officially hooked on your blog. You inspire me to be cooler in the home! I don't have kids yet, but this ideas work for my husband too!

  15. This is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. These are totally the random times your little one will remember when she's older and think, my parents are so awesome. Great job!

  16. Lindsey you are SO creative!! That is such a FUN idea!! I wish I had some sort of canopy lying around in my garage ;) Def need to add this to my family's movie night! Love your daughter's green bow!


  17. Great idea. It brings back a lot of the great memories I had with building forts with my older brother. Which my son just tried building his own today, he's 3. I will have to try this with my boys and hubby. If your looking for a good movie for the hubby and yourself that's Irish themed. My personal fav is, "The Quietman" with John Wayne. Love that moive and Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

  18. This sounds and looks like so much fun! I hope one day when I'm grown and have a family I can think of super fun things like this to do together! :) Your little one is so precious!!


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