Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fort Bebe

Hello dear friends,

I have been meaning to write about our lovely retreat "Fort Bebe" for some time. On our anniversary we discovered we did not have the time or money to travel and do something fun and crazy (and by discovered, I mean we knew it from the get go). However, Toby and I are not big spenders, honestly it just doesn't appeal to us, so we already had a plan cooking...Fort Bebe! Basically what we do is we pull out the couch bed in the living room and camp out in there. I know, it really doesn't sound super exciting, but let me tell you, we were extremely excited at the thought of it because for us it's like a little vacation. It makes us feel like we're kids that get to stay up all night on new years or something.

While we were fixing up Fort Bebe we were giggling and running around putting up twinkle lights and getting our dinner to eat in bed (like big kids!) and having the best time. If you are married/seriously involved with someone, my experience has taught me that as long as you have each other and an open heart ANYTHING (even  a date to McDonald's) can be amazing. That's just what it was for us. In fact, we loved it so much, we have made it a weekend thing and not just an anniversary thing. It's something we really look forward to every weekend and it gives us really sweet time together. Here are some pics of the fort!

The fort!
Twinkle lights!
Starting the day out right!
So cool that "Autumn" from Vivaldi came on Pandora on our perfect Autumn day!
Our Autumny movie-fest.
The birds.
Toby and I both read (and loved) Dracula. One of the meals in that book that
Jonathan Harker eats is called Paprika Hendl (a Hungarian dish) in honor of
October and our love of literature, Toby made it and it was DELISH.
Hot apple cider.

Off to the fort right now!


P.S. a look at last year's first anniversary here!


  1. this is adorable! you two are probably one of my favourite couples. I now wish our sofa turned into a bed so we could do this too :)

    love the cups you had your hot apple cider in, and that dracula dish looks delicious xx

    1. Aw, Charlotte! Thanks so much! We are kind of nuts...don't be fooled, we're total nerds...but better that than normal right?

      The cups were a total find! I LOVE the kids book they're based on!

  2. Ahw I love this! We moved into our flat in September and since then each weekend move our mattress into the lounge and sleep in there. It's the joy of sleepovers, den building and watching films all night mixed together into a night of laughter and snuggling.
    I'm glad you guys know how great that is :)

    1. Awww! Yay I love it! It's the ultimate sleepover lol.

  3. That all looks absolutely amazing! Movie fest, blankets and hot apple cider are surely the perfect ingredients for a day or weekend! xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

    1. It absolutely is! Anything where I can be completely immobile always wins haha!

  4. This is such a sweet idea! My husband and I love thinking of creative at-home dates, too, and your retreat mentality is so inspired. A few weeks ago, we ate dinner in our room by candlelight, which felt like such a simple, but special, change from the ordinary.

    1. Aw, thanks so much! I think if you can't figure out fun and simple things its just not as fun you know? Candelight dinners NEVER disappoint!


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