5 Fun Florida Events (June 2018)

Florida is such a quintessential summer destination – they really have their June date night options covered. We’ve picked a few of our favorites below – celebrate blueberries, sea turtles, and even dinosaurs in Florida this June!

25th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival – Wellborn, Florida
June 2nd
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Blueberries are such a great summer snack – why not celebrate them at the 25th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival? It starts with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and only gets better from there!

4th Annual Coralpalooza – Key Largo & Key West, Florida
June 8th & 9th
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Okay, this is a little more of a commitment than a date night – it’s a weekend committed to helping to restore coral reefs. However, if you and your partner are certified divers or passionate about marine life and looking for a great cause to help, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Titusville Sea Turtle Festival – Titusville, Florida
June 8th & 9th
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You won’t want to miss this celebration of sea turtles if you’re an animal lover. It’ll feature lots of turtle themed activities, along with more typical festival-booths like vendors and food. Plus, the Animal Love exotic rescue farm will be there, with over 15 wild animals!

Mystery Fest – Key West, Florida
June 22nd-24th
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Addicted to mystery novels and true crime shows? Then you won’t want to miss Mystery Fest! This weekend features authors like Ace Atkins, Otto Penzler, and Heather Graham, as well as a variety of other true crime and mystery events.

Dinosauria, Jacksonville Zoo – Jacksonville, Florida
Through July 7th

You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo! Explore a prehistoric world filled with animatronic dinosaurs, and get some awesome photos to share on Instagram!

Nothing on this list striking your fancy? We’re here to help! Tell us what you like, and we’ll find you the perfect date night activity!

Book Club: Hold Me Tight, Third Conversation

Over the next few weeks, we will be reading the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson, the developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Want to go back to the beginning of the series? Just click here.

The topic of the third conversation tackled in Hold Me Tight is Revisiting a Rocky Moment. This is a great follow-up to last week, where we learned about how to identify particular raw spots that may exist between us and our partners. Revisiting a Rocky Moment is all about learning how to de-escalate bad conversational patterns and arguments in the moment.

You may notice the chapter specifies “revisiting.” This is because when we’re first developing our de-escalation skills, it’s best to work on them outside of a rocky moment. Dr. Sue Johnson even admits that sometimes, when her emotions are getting the better of her, she can have trouble with the de-escalation process.

The chapter goes in depth on all of the pieces necessary for de-escalation, but there’s a major theme: the best way to de-escalate is to take ownership of your emotions and how your words or actions may be making your partner feel. Once you and your partner are able to take ownership of your own actions and emotions, you’ll be able to discuss them more open and honestly with your partner. Once you get to the point where you can begin to have this discussion, you’ll likely find yourself in a much less heated argument, and can work on getting to the root causes of the argument.

The first few times you practice this, Dr. Sue Johnson recommends picking a “brief, unsettling (but not really difficult) incident from your relationship” that occurred recently. Then, work with your partner to break down what exactly happened during the incident. Dr. Sue Johnson encourages couples to be curious – ask follow up questions about why your partner said something or felt a certain way.

Once you feel like you’ve gotten the hang of this exercise with a minor incident, try it again with a larger incident in your relationship that has been unresolved. Be aware that this exercise may be difficult – especially if one partner is a bit embarrassed by how they behaved in the moment. Encourage one another to be honest, and do your best to withhold any judgement.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of this exercise, you can start to use the same tools to de-escalate in the moment. It’s obviously very incident-specific, but it may look something like: “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that you’re turning into your mother – but when you hover over me when I’m trying to do chores, I start to feel like I’m not pulling my weight and get defensive – even though I’m trying hard to help! Can you tell me why you feel like you need to look over my shoulder when I help around the house?”

If both partners can continue in a calm, rational manner, the discussion will be a lot more productive – maybe one partner will reveal that the other partner is constantly forgetting important steps of the chores but they don’t know how to communicate that in a healthy way. Or, perhaps it will turn out that the chores are getting done just fine, but the other partner feels a little self-conscious accepting help around the house and doesn’t know how to let go. You never know until you sit down and talk it out!

Next week, we’ll be digging into the fourth conversation Dr. Sue Johnson discusses: Hold Me Tight – Engaging and Connecting.

Crescent News: The Summer of Dates

Tell Your Friends, Get Free Date Suggestions

Summer is here, and we want everyone to get the most out of it by going on unique date nights with their partner.

If you have an account and click here, you’ll find a coupon code for 50% off a date proposal fee. For every 5 people who use that coupon code when checking out, you’ll get a coupon for 100% off a Deluxe date proposal fee.

Don’t have an account? Click here to learn more about Crescent and sign up!

FAQ

How will I get my coupon code?

Every Saturday, you will receive an email stating how many users have used your coupon code. If a multiple of 5 has used your coupon code, that email will also contain a coupon code for 100% off any date proposal fee, including Deluxe. This coupon code cannot be shared between accounts. Referral coupon codes can only be used once per account, and you cannot use your own referral coupon code.

How long are the coupon codes valid?

Referral coupon codes will be valid through September 1st, 2018. Free date proposal codes will be valid through December 31st, 2018.

Other questions?

Please email support@datecrescent.com with any questions.

Manly Bands: Wedding Rings for the Modern Man

For many men, jewelry shopping is a difficult and mysterious experience – especially if they’re shopping for themselves! Manly Bands aims to make that experience easier. They offer a variety of reasonably priced wedding bands for men. You can even design a custom ring that fits your tastes perfectly!

Plus, they have a 30-day exchange or return policy, free shipping over $75 and a 1 year warranty. With perks like that, why not browse around?

We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite rings – take a look and see if anything strikes your fancy!

Note: This post contains affiliate links.

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The Blue Steel

Blue Steel isn’t just for Zoolander anymore. This classic ring is made of Tungsten Carbide, and has a gorgeous blue surprise on the inner side. Get it today!

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This ring is made of black zirconium… and meteorite! How cool is that? Whether your first date was gazing at the stars, or you just think it’d be cool to wear a piece of outer space on your hand everyday, you should check out this ring!

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This flashy yellow-gold ring is actually tungsten carbide with a 14K gold plating, making is especially durable. Take a look!

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The Journeyman

The combination 18K Rose Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide, Turquoise, Deer Antler and Koa wood makes this ring perfect for anyone who loves spending time outdoors. Is that you?

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The Cowboy

This ring is made of Tungsten Carbide and dark Koa wood, making it perfect for sipping whiskey or riding the trails. Take a look!

Anything here catch your eye? This is just a small sampling of the rings Manly Bands has to offer. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding band, make sure you bookmark them!

Manly Bands wants to honor our men and women who keep us safe – use offer code TROOP15 to get 15% off all rings (excludes custom rings).

5 Events in Colorado You Won’t Want To Miss (June 2018)

Welcome to June in Colorado – a month filled with balloon festivals, music festivals, food festivals… basically, any festival you can imagine! We’ve picked out some favorites – we hope you enjoy!

Telluride Balloon Festival – Telluride, Colorado
June 1-3
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It’s not the biggest balloon festival in the world, but it’s a ton of fun. Balloons launch at sunrise on Saturday and Sunday and bystanders often get to help with the launch! On Saturday night, balloons line main street and put on a show.

Creatures of Light Exhibit, Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Denver, Colorado
Through June 10th
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Experience a series of luminous environments, ranging from a nighttime meadow in eastern North America where fireflies glow, to an interactive Puerto Rican lagoon lit up by luminescent plankton. Who knew a science exhibit could be so romantic?

Country Jam Music Fest – Grand Junction, Colorado
June 14th-17th
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Experience country music in a beautiful setting at this music festival, featuring performers like Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, and Brett Eldredge.

8th Annual Bacon & Bourbon Festival – Keystone, Colorado
June 23rd & 24th
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Celebrate all things bacon & bourbon at this festival! This event has everything, ranging from bacon eating contests to bacon samples to educational lectures. They’ll even be crowning a bacon prince and princess!

Telluride Wine Festival – Telluride, Colorado
June 28th – July 1st
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Who doesn’t love a wine festival in the summertime? Attend wine seminars, learn how to mix unique cocktails, and try some wine and food pairings. One of our favorite aspects of this festival is that they’ll be having a non-alcoholic beer and unique soda tasting for designated drivers or those who don’t want to over imbibe.

Nothing on this list striking your fancy? We’re here to help! Tell us what you like, and we’ll find you the perfect date night activity!