Wednesday, September 25, 2013

birthday giveaway...day three


just for you...


What: A thank you GIVEAWAY for Simple Details' 2nd Birthday
When: Tuesday AND  Wednesday AND Thursday AND Friday!! 

If you missed day one go here to catch up.

The thank you...a $25 gift card of your choice to:
Pottery Barn, World Market, Ikea, Target, TJ Maxx/Homegoods, West Elm or
Anthropologie

One will be given away each day to randomly chosen winner.
Just leave a separate comment answering a fun question each day.

***If you're a friend or reader that has trouble leaving a comment***
please email me at pzundel22@gmail.com to be included in the giveaway

Today's question:  How often do you go out for dinner?
Me:
 We've had a tradition of going out every Friday night for as long as I can remember, 
and usually a couple other times a month in addition. 
And, it's NEVER a quick easy decision,
 as we pull out of the driveway we're still negotiating and debating!

I forgot to let you know, all winners to be announced on Sunday, September 29th! 

Good luck and thank you!
XOXO ~ Pam
  

94 comments:

BlessieNelson said...

Happy Birthday, Pam! You are so wonderful with this amazing giveaway! We don't have any fixed days to go for dinner - but it happens 2-3 times a month - usually when a craving strikes :)
blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie K. said...

We usually either eat out on Friday evening or bring something it. It's like a reward for making it to the weekend!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway ;)
debbiekarp12atgmaildotcom

beverly said...

Rarely go out to dinner these days.

Cathy Wall said...

No set day, but usually we go out or order in once a week. Sometimes it is just a matter of cooking motivation, but more often than not it is a date for the hubs and me!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i wish more often! but it's maybe once a month if i am lucky!

Julia Konya said...

Barely ever, not even once a month! What can I say we are cheapo! I'd love to go more often though and our kids love to go to great restaurants. We make up for it when we go to Europe though ;)

Debbie said...

We go out once a week as a treat, but more if our girls are playing soccer away from home during the weekend!

Rebecca said...

haha, well this goes with the question "what is your favorite junk food?" we eat out ALL weekend in the summer and one of the dinners is Old Chicago tavern pizza.

NN Bartley said...

In Texas we would eat out 4 or 5 times a week. Way too much but my husband prefers restaurant food. (Unfortunately we have raised kids that are the same...) Now in Colorado we go out on Sunday nights and maybe one other night during the week.

Linda Garcia said...

When I can't come up with anything else for dinner we may choose take-out. With 2 small children, we're not generally going out unless we have a sitter or are meeting friends. :)

Susan Jeffries said...

These gifts are wrapped so beautifully! I am going to have to work on my gift wrapping skills! It makes for such a beautiful present! I am not a huge fan of going out for dinner. I am more of a morning person, so I like to go for oatmeal at the Cracker Barrel or a nice brunch salad. My husband, however, could eat out for every meal! He loves it! Thanks for this fun contest! Susan

The enchanted home said...

What beautifully wrapped gifts, almost too pretty to open but think I could work that out:)

We got out about 2-3 times a week. Once or twice with friends and always a family dinner Sunday nights. Though in the winter, I tend to cook more 4-5 times a week.

Danielle said...

Maybe every other week with the kids.

Naomi Bjerk said...

We don't go out to dinner too often, several times a month ourselves, and more when we see friends!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I'd say my husband and I go out to dinner about twice a month. I love to lunch with girlfriends any time I can, though. Happy Birthday again dear friend!
xo Nancy

Patty Antle said...

We eat out way too much! Probably twice a week!

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Now that I am no longer working, we try not to eat out much. Maybe two or three times a month. Some weeks though...

Christy K said...

Usually on Sundays or about twice a month for a date night.

Dana Frieling said...

Not often enough! This is an area where we try to save money so I'm stuck in kitchen more than I'd like. Gotta do whatcha gotta do.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, not counting take out, we actually go out to dinner maybe once or twice a month.

Kathy Olson said...

Alot of times it is Monday afternoons as that is my husband's day off (he's a pastor). Thanks for the giveaway!

pendy said...

Take-out is about once a week. Actually going to a restaurant??? We live in a small town so any time you go out to eat, people are always stopping by the table to chat. This sort of defeats the goal of just the two of us going out, so we don't do it often.

Darla P. said...

We go out to eat about 3 times per month. We prefer homecooking, but convenience sometimes calls for a break!

mbricks said...

We go out to dinner at least once a week, but sometimes on the weekends we end up going out both Friday and Saturday night with friends.

Rachelle Falcon said...

2-3 times a month for us

Jennifer said...

We go out for dinner every Friday night and sometimes Saturdays.

slo said...

A few times a week, it depends on our schedule. Sometimes we actually eat home on the weekends
and eat out during the week.

johnandmarysouth said...

Normally we got about about twice a month but during the last few months of our kitchen remodel it has been two to three times a week!

Laura Hyde said...

Happy Birthday Blog!!!
To answer today's question I would say twice a month. We are in the throws of reno's so we end up making sandwiches and eating quickly to keep up the work at home, but the times we do go out, it's such a treat!

Barbara said...

We like to go out to places that serve food that I don't cook well such as Chinese. As a matter of fact, I've been having a hankering for Chinese lately.....

Thanks, Pam, and Happy Birthday to Simple Details.

KellyB said...

Way more than we should now that it is just me and the hubs home it's hard to cook for 2 when you're used to cooking for 5 + any friends who are usually around.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I go out to dinner probably once per week but i only eat 1/2 and then I bring the other 1/2 home so it feels like I get to eat out twice per week.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I am a horrible cook and hate and I mean hate the kitchen. I would love to have a huge kitchen with a huge island but just for looks. LOL. We go out to eat about 5 times a week. If not I get take out and have it ready for when my husband gets home from work. On the weekends we eat out for breakfast and late lunch or early dinner. I know bad. Thanks for a chance to win. ana

Vel Criste said...

We used to go 2-3x a week! But now with our new kitchen probably once every 2 weeks! I guess the renovation expense is starting to pay off! ;-)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

We usually eat out once a week but often times more because when I am working on a project it is so much easier to eat out than stop my project, cook, and clean up!

Donnamae said...

We go out to dinner maybe only a couple times a month...unless we have company, then maybe more often! ;)

Mary in SC said...

We went out to a restaurant last week for the first time in over a year. What we usually do for a treat is to get ice cream and sit in the car and talk, or pick up fast food when our schedules are really busy and take it home to eat. Busy, noisy restaurants just aren't restful to us.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This week of Birthday Give Aways has been so much fun!
I have to admit that MC prepares all our meals we eat at home. We live in a Del Webb "Active" Senior community with a great Golf Club with a wonderful restaurant. At least once a week there is a fun dinner event that we always attend. We also love having friends over for very light casual evenings of wine and food. These are the good parts of "retirement"!

Libby said...

We go out about twice a week.. usually spur of the moment. Sometimes "fancy" and sometimes simple!
Cooking, and planning, can get so tiresome!

Key Elements said...

Going out to dinner is a love hate relationship. Trying so very much NOT to go out... eating at home saves us money and is much more healthy. ---- PS I tried your Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread it was fabulous... brought it to a community gathering and it was a hit. Thanks!!

Angie Tyner said...

At least once a week

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hmmmm....this varies for us...depending on our schedules and if we are traveling...but on average I'd say twice a week. It ranges from a local bistro to Cheesecake Factory a few hours away to grabbing appetizers and a salad at a pub.

Blessings & Beauty to you!

Mels said...

Generally we get out once a week- either Friday or Saturday.

joanne said...

I'd say once every 2 weeks or so...my husband travels so he eats out a lot on the road on an expense account. I stay at home and eat PB&J! He comes home from a trip and I am dying for good food (I hate to cook) and he is dying for home cooking (he loves to cook)- so we negotiate often!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

We used to go Friday night when kids were still in the house but now several times a week since it is just the two of us. Often a late lunch in place of dinner when we are trying to watch our weight. We definitely stay slimmer the earlier we eat. Also love getting full on happy hour appetizers instead of a full meal.

the cape on the corner said...

happy birthday! we go out once a weekend.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! We usually go out to dinner 2-3 times a week.. I'm divorced, so on the week night that my ex has my little girl, I go to dinner with my boyfriend, and then at least once on the weekend..

Betty said...

We eat out often and since I don't like cooking that suits me just fine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I rarely go out for dinner. But I do go out for brunch every Sunday after church.

diane westbrook said...

We used to go out a couple of times a month, but lately it seems we just prefer staying in and order in...Live in a small town and there are not a lot of good choices for eating out...thanks for the wonderful give-a-way!! Love your blog!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

These days it's few and far between, but always a fun treat when we have the chance!

Leslie said...

I'd say we average going out once a week.. which is not nearly enough! I guess it's healthier to eat at home and it's a great way to save $$$$!!

Unknown said...

Those gifts are so pretty. A couple of times a month, not counting some takeout.

Lori

katieennay said...

We go out to dinner about once a week. It's a nice treat to have someone else cook and not worry about dishes! :)

Zolane said...

Usually it's just for special occasions unless we order take out once a month or so. After a long week at work, we just want to stay home and relax :)

Glenna said...

We probably go out 3 or 4 times a year at most.

kallen1105 said...

About once/twice a week

Rusthawk said...

Twice a month, about.

Happy Birthday!

Pamela Bolton said...

Once, maybe twice a week. Nothing fancy because Mr. can't be bothered with long pants since the move to Az.

JC said...

Once or twice a month

mamazyd said...

We go out to a restaurant about 2x per month, but we also join friends for dinners about 2x per month.
Pot luck dinners with friends are the best!

mamazyd said...

We go out to a restaurant about 2x per month, but we also join friends for dinners about 2x per month.
Pot luck dinners with friends are the best!

LaurelE said...

Maybe once a week? sometimes it might be an easy bite at a neighborhood spot. I must get better about packing my lunch for work to make the budget a little easier. :)

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

We go out to dinner at least once a week. It is very hard to cook for two people who do not eat the same things, so some weeks dinner out is a compromise.

Sayrahk said...

Maybe once a week. We're dieting so its easier to cook at home but it's nice to splurge every now and then.

Jennifer Lippi said...

We have small children so we go out about 2 times a month, but order in quite a bit!

Jennifer Lippi said...

We have small children so we go out about 2 times a month, but order in quite a bit!

annie said...

With four kids five and under we often get take out than eating out... my husband and i make it a priority to get out on a date at least once or twice and try to get the kids practicing their public eating manners at least once a month and it is high fives all around when it is successful!

Bethany Wellman said...

My husband and I have just moved into a new area of our city, and we love exploring new places to eat! We limit ourselves to going out just once (maybe twice) a weekend. Never during the week. It's a special treat that helps us explore new foods, and have some quality time together :)

Doreen said...

We usually go out once a week!

rachel said...

Friday nights for us too! and Sunday lunches after church

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Only like once a month. It's much different with a baby. I think we are still getting the hang of things. I do feel extra special when we do go out now.

Haley said...

I go out to eat about twice a month, but I get carry out more often than I'd like to admit.

jenthorpe said...

once a week!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Does Taco Bueno count? :) Our family goes out about once a month, but my husband and I go out 3-4 times a month, on his day off while the kids are at school.

therelishedroost said...

About twice a week on the weekend, I love cooking and sitting down at night with family.. but on the weekend.. I love a break!

chedeb5353 said...

Usually three or four times a month. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Cristie Hooker said...

Not often enough!

kimt said...

...once maybe twice now that all kids are out of the house!

Leigh said...

No more than once or twice a month ! Maybe it will be more once the kids are older,

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I would say 3 times a month! and then we always go out for lunch on Sunday! I know about the debating and negotiating aprt!

Jill Jones said...

Good question! We go out to dinner every other week or so. It's always a treat when we do.

Christina Manduley said...

tend to go out on fridays and saturdays!

patty said...

Usually just on Saturday nights.

skii_gurl95 said...

A few Saturdays a month.

unmitigated me said...

The meds I take are real appetite killers, so I rarely eat after 3pm. Hubs eats dinner out probably 3 times per week, usually when he has a meeting, or choir practice, or some other obligation. Then I don't need to be concerned about timing a dinner for odd, late hours! Breakfast and lunch at home every day, though!

Brenda said...

We go out to dinner quite often but not on a regular schedule. I live in S FL and there is a promotion going on in Dade County called 'Miami Spice'. Since our area is such a tourist destination we have loads of restaurants. The months of August and September are slow months for tourists so someone came up with the great idea of 'Miami Spice'. Many restaurants participate and what they do is create a 3-course menu for $39.00. It gives us an opportunity to try some of the higher priced restaurants without the worry that will be presented with a $500 tab!

Lauren said...

I usually go out friday and saturday. Love your blog!

Lauren,
http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

Tabathia said...

It's very rare that we go out as a couple, maybe once a year around our anniversary

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icitea said...

On average, I'd say I go out for dinner once a weekend, unless it is during the holidays.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

At least one weekend night, the kitchen is officially closed and we go out for a family dinner. We also usually catch something casual (like Panera) once during the week. I LOVE eating out - cooking is not my favorite thing to do!

Crystal said...

Maybe a couple times each month. We try to save money and eat in, but it's nice to go out every once in awhile!
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Mrs. DeVore said...

We're the same way. We used to always go out on Friday nights, but since my daughter was born we only go out a few times a month to save money. It's a special treat!

KJK Design said...

We treat the family once a month to a fun dinner out. I think we all appreciate it a lot more since we don't do it that often.

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